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Banish bad hair days with these tamers, controllers and hair disciplinarians that will keep any style toeing the line.
Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk
High humidity can be murder on your hair. The fruit micro waxes in this smoother bind to hair cuticles to protect against frizz-creating moisture. ($3.99; mass retailers)
L’Oréal Paris Studio Shine Seeker Glass Shine Spray
A sleek new design for this polymer-based shine-enhancer means that the bottle looks almost as glossy as your hair will. ($4.99; mass retailers)
Göt2B Styl-tini After Hours 24 Hour Laminating Shine Hairspray
Big hair lovers take note: Special resins ensure that this high-shine hair spray lasts well into the wee hours, no matter how much club-hopping you do. ($5.99; mass retailers)
EasyStraight Frizz Block DeFrizz & Repair Serum
Detangle and fight frizz with a flaxseed and coconut oil serum that also contains sunscreen to protect your hair on balmy days.
($8; Duane Reade, Ulta)
Graham Webb Brit Style Whipped Wax
Sticky, gunked-up styles make you feel more like a greaser than a goddess. This has beeswax and palm for hold, but in a cream formula so no gooey residue.
Pantene Pro-V Texturize! Sculpting Wax
Texture galore! Fixative polymers make pliable bonds in hair, so your style has hold, but can also be remolded and doesn’t look frozen in place. ($3.99; mass retailers)
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection
The master of frizz control delivers every flat iron owner’s dream come true: A serum that protects during heat styling, stops frizz and leaves hair insanely shiny and soft.
($9.99; mass retailers)
Arrojo Volume Foam
From What Not to Wear stylist Nick Arrojo’s minimalistic and vitamin-derived product line, this volumizing foam lifts and thickens limp hair with fatty amino acids (and smells deliciously of lavender and pear.) ($14; arrojoproduct.com)
Sexy Hair Strong Sexy Hair Strong Hold Hairspray
Featuring a strengthening complex called Tritanium and a champagne scent, this quick-drying spray also boasts American Idol’s Katharine McPhee as its spokesperson. ($16.95; J.C. Penney)
Marc Anthony True Professional Moisture Gloss Diamond Shine Finishing Cream
This light-hold cream holds your style, smooths flyaways and features mica particles to add shimmer and shine. ($7.99; Ulta)
KMS California SolPerfection All Day Defense
After a day in the sun, hair looks fried. This leave-in spray rehydrates and unsnags snarls with grapefruit, thyme and pathenol.
Suave Professionals Volumizing Finishing Hairspray, Sleek Finishing Hairspray
Panthenol, wheat proteins, and silk amino acids add volume and smooth out-of-control hair—at a great price to boot. ($2.49; mass retailers)
Redken Urban Experiment 7 Velvet Gelatine
Inspired by the plush fabric, this thick, Jell-O like texturizer creates tons of body and leaves hair feeling, well, velvety soft. ($22; 800-REDKEN8)
Oscar Blandi Seta Silk Polishing Cream
Formulated for all types of hair, this olive oil, aloe vera and green tea cream polishes and shines, all while protecting hair from heat appliances. ($19; Jeffrey New York, Nordstrom, sephora.com)
TRESemmé Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray
Contains unique polymers that melt into hair when heated up and re-form when cool, resulting in beautifully defined curls and hold, all in one nonsticky spray. ($3.99; mass retailers)