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2016 Shape Beauty Awards: The Best Hair Products On the Market

The Best Hair Products

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To see the latest and greatest, check out the best hair product picks in the 2017 Shape Beauty Awards.

Ever buy a bottle of shampoo that swore to give you locks as fabulous as Blake Lively's only to end up with flat, greasy hair that made it seem like you were way overdue for a shower? Well, we have. Good news: With this list in tow, you never have to play the frustrating game of guess and check again. Our beauty editors tested virtually every type of hair product on the market (and enlisted the help of New York City hairstylist Paul Labrecque) to bring you their ultimate list of hair care must-haves. Say goodbye to bad hair days for good!

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Best Hair Serum: Dove

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It has the spreadability of a serum with the repair power of an oil, which means healthier hair from root to tip. Apply it to damp strands or on a dry style for a quick infusion of shine.

Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in- Oil ($6; drugstores)

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Best Hair Spray: Big Sexy Hair

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This spray has synergy: It makes the whole of your hair greater than the sum of its strands. Style your hair as big as you like, then spritz this on for volume that will stay all day.

Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray ($18; sexyhair.com)

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Best 2-In-1: Head & Shoulders

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When one bottle can give you hair that's clean, soft, manageable, fresh smelling, and dandruff-free, you buy two. Or three.

Head & Shoulders Nourishing Hair & Scalp Care 2 in 1 ($5; drugstores)

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Best Color Care: StriVectin

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This protective cream boasts the same ingredients as top skin-care serums: Niacin, tamarind-seed extract, and a green tea derivative shield hair from UV damage and keep your color intact.

StriVectin Color Care Instant Vibrancy Booster ($27; strivectin.com)

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Best Dry Shampoo: IGK Jet Lag

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Perfect post-workout, this refreshing cool mist delivers sweat-absorbing and root-boosting volcanic ash, a fruity-floral scent, and no trace of white residue.

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo ($29; sephora.com)

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Best Anti-Frizz: Living Proof

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The most coarse, wiry heads of hair felt soft and manageable after a few pumps of this five-oil blend. But the coolest part: While some oils tend to attract dirt, forcing you to shampoo sooner, this one has a molecule that repels it.

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil ($38; livingproof.com)

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Best Curl Product: OGX

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We're pretty high maintenance when it comes to our curls, insisting on voluminous but defined spirals without a hint of crunch. This mousse met all our demands and chilled us out with its tropical scent.

OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz-Defying Moisture Mousse ($8; drugstores)

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Best Conditioner: Pantene

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A special silicone in this formula binds to damaged areas to make your strands feel softer and healthier after just one use.

Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Conditioner ($5; drugstores)

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Best Home Color: John Frieda

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Jump in the shower, twist off the cap of this dual-chamber tube, and mix both solutions in your palm. Then smooth all over. Five minutes later, your roots are one shade lighter and, thanks to a built-in toner, all of your hair is gorgeously bright.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder In-Shower Lightening Treatment ($10; drugstores)

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Best Shampoo: Herbal Essences

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This gentle, low-suds formula scored points for its ability to cleanse without stripping hair and its sweet and minty scent.

Herbal Essences Naked Clean & Refresh Shampoo ($5; drugstores)

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Best Hair Mask: Goldwell

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Like bench presses for your hair, this mask builds strength. Keratin and silk proteins help strands resist future damage.

Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask ($45; goldwell.us)

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