Organic ingredients, luscious scents, dry shampoos and healthy-hair stylers are just a few of the inventive offerings this season.
Shampoos & Conditioners
All Soft Conditioner
Enriched with avocado and olive oil to add shine and silkiness, plus silk amino acid to replace lost protein, this conditioner will revive end-of-summer straw-like tresses.
Rub-Out Dry Cleanser
Dry shampoos are nothing new, but some can leave a drying, dulling residue. Not this version, which gets rid of dirt and oil and restores shine in one simple step. Plus it features the exclusive Ojon oil, proven to strengthen and moisturize hair.
($24; Sephora, QVC)
03 Red Flower
Icelandic Moonflower Cleansing Hair Wash
Free of dyes and preservatives, this gentle shampoo has soy protein and vitamin E for softness and strength, and leaves behind a fresh waft of freesia.
($28; Red Flower, redflower.com)
04 Garnier Fructis
Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo
A great basic, with vitamin B to prevent breakage and fructose and glucose to ferry healthy ingredients deep within hair.
($3.99; mass retailers)
05 Bain de Terre
Jasmine Moisturizing Shampoo
Jasmine extract leaves hair smelling fragrantly feminine and boosts moisture levels to help increase shine and prevent breakage and frizz.
($10; Trade Secret, Ulta)
06 Nature’s Gate
Organics Fruit Blend Grapefruit & Wild Ginger Conditioner
Formulated with certified organic fruits and herbs that soften and prevent breakage; zesty grapefruit and spicy ginger also encourage microcirculation in the scalp to stimulate new hair growth.
($7.99; 800-327-2012, natures-gate.com)
07 Graham Webb
Velvet Soft Softening Conditioner
It’s a classic dilemma: Styles tend to look best when created with the help of blow dryers and straightening irons, but they can leave hair fried. Applied first, though, this conditioner’s heat-activated technology and natural extracts claim to make hair healthier with the use of hot tools.
Pro-V Moisturizing Hydrater Essential Hydrating Rinse
This daily treatment delivers hydration, smoothes cuticles and protects against breakage. Who knows—it just might give you the kind of outrageously gorgeous hair featured in Pantene’s legendary commercials.
($3.99; mass retailers)
Life Solutions Volume Restore Shampoo
Fantasies of a Gisele-like mane don’t quite match up with the reality in your mirror? This is enriched with ingredients that strengthen strands and help prevent loss.
($26; Ulta, 4alterna.com, beauty.com)
10 Shu Uemura
Art of Hair Sheer Gloss Enlightening Conditioner for Colored Hair
Infused with key ingredient rose musk oil to prevent color fading, this luxurious potion pumps up radiance and shine.
($50; select salons, Shu Uemura, 866-914-8750)
Defining Protein Sculpting Lotion
This little bottle of oil manages to make hair softer, stronger and healthier while lightly keeping styles in place. Smooth through wet strands to prevent split ends and tame frizz.
Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution
Since dandruff is actually caused by oily, not dry, skin, this potion is enriched with lippia oil to clarify the scalp and quell inflammation, and salicylic acid to exfoliate. A welcome bonus: It smells like yummy orange, spearmint and tea tree oil.
($24; Aveda salons, spas & stores)
13 Victoria’s Secret
So Sexy Wave-Enhancing Spray
Is it possible to bottle that insanely hot, infinitely coveted, perfectly tousled bed-head look that Victoria’s Secret perfected? This styling spray comes pretty close. It defines waves, adds shine, protects against humidity and leaves hair soft and touchable.
($12.50; Victoria’s Secret)
14 Marc Anthony Pro Sproose
Why waste time with two steps when this works in one? Anyone looking for volume will fall in love with how just a spritz will lift roots like a mousse and keep styles in place like a holding spray.
($7.99; mass retailers)
15 Hamadi beauty
This ylang-ylang, vanilla and bergamot-scented spray can be used in myriad ways. A few spritzes add moisture to parched ends, it gives light hold when applied to wet hair and provides an intense hydration treat when left in to penetrate deeply.
($24; Apothia at Fred Segal, hamadibeauty.com)
16 John Barrett
Be Healed Styling Masque
This mask/leave-in-conditioner hybrid is a multitasking powerhouse packed with keratin, a protein found in hair, known to strengthen and reverse damage. Use weekly to protect against heat styling, chemical treatments, harsh cleansers, UV rays and pollution.
($38; Bergdorf Goodman, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, Clyde’s Chemist)
17 DStat Static Relief Hair Spritz
Heading into fall and winter, hair complaints switch from heat-induced frizz to static caused by cool and dry air. Use this silicone-free spray on wet or dry hair to seal the cuticle and prevent static charge buildup without adding weight or greasiness.
18 Goldwell Profiler
It seems like an oxymoron: a styler that won’t add weight but gives piecey texture. This versatile product makes hair moldable yet shiny, and can be used to define and tame fine or coarse strands with ease.