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Top 10 must-have drugstore hair care products

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Best beauty buys

You don't have to spend a bundle to get beautiful hair. Check out our picks for must-have hair care products that you can find at your local drugstore.

Best beauty buys

Daily shampoo

For a daily shampoo, you can't go wrong with a tried and true product like Pantene Pro-V ($7). The vitamin-infused formula delivers clean, shiny hair every day.

Best beauty buys

Dry shampoo

For those days between washes, freshen up your hair with a dry shampoo like Dove STYLE+care Invigorating Dry Shampoo ($5). In a pinch, baby powder does the job too.


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Daily conditioner

If you are looking for a conditioner that is light enough to use every day and won't weigh your hair down, Tresemmé Silk Protein Healthy Volume Conditioner ($5) is the answer.

Best beauty buys

Leave-in conditioner

For dry, damaged hair, you can't beat Infusium 23 Leave In Treatment ($7). Its light, protein- and vitamin-rich formula restores and restructures your hair.


Best beauty buys

Hair gel

For big, voluminous hairstyles, we love Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel ($9). It delivers amazing volume and natural hold.

Best beauty buys

Hair serum

Get the frizzies under control and protect your hair from heated styling tools with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum ($8) in the thermal protection formula.


Best beauty buys


For flexible hold and natural movement, we recommend this line of Dove hairspray ($5). Formulated with weightless moisturizers, your hair looks soft and natural, never stiff and sticky. For maximum hold for those impossible hairstyles, stick with an old favorite -- Aqua Net ($3).

Best beauty buys

Hair color

For rich, vibrant hair color at a small price, Revlon ColorSilk Luminista ($4) is a favorite. If you want to go lighter without getting brassy, try L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Hair Color ($9).


Best beauty buys


Yes, you can get beautiful highlights from a box. Revlon Frost & Glow ($9) delivers amazing body, color and shine, and you control how light you want to go.

Best beauty buys

Hair dryer

For power and performance, check out the Conair Ion Shine Ceramic 1875W Cord-Keeper Hair Dryer ($17). The blow dryer calms static and leaves your hair shiny and frizz-free.

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