While many professional hair stylists wouldn’t be caught using a non-salon level hair care product, there are plenty that are just like me! They can’t resist a great deal. So they’ll grab a product from an end cap if it looks like it could add shine, cut frizz or replace their more expensive sulfate free shampoo and conditioner.
I asked professional hair stylists for their favorite drugstore hair products, and it surprised me how many answers they sent back! It turns out there are entire lines that are worth trying out. You might want to think about some of these lines the next time you’re about to shell out for a salon hair care product.
The Best Drugstore Hair Products 1 of 8
Have you ever wandered the aisles at your local drugstore or big box store and wondered if the shampoos and conditioners were any better than your much more expensive salon hair care products? What would your stylist think if you grabbed an intensive treatment mask from the drugstore instead of the salon? It turns out that even professional hair stylists have their favorite drugstore hair products!
Cult Favorite Hairspray 2 of 8
"L'Oreal Elnett hairspray, has been industry standard for many years and was only available in Europe. Now L'Oreal has gifted us with making it available in the US. The mist is super fine with very strong hold. One of the best functions of this hairspray is you can spray an entire can on your hair then brush out without seeing any flaking. You can buy everywhere now!"
- Arturo Swayze from the Arturo Salon
Hydrating Masque 3 of 8
"There are only two brands that I recommend. Shea Moisture, and the Sally Hershberger Signature Line."
- Regina Ventimiglia
Sulfate Free 4 of 8
L’Oreal’s Entire Line 5 of 8
"I'm a big fan of all L'oreal Products. The in-salon professional products are superior because of the premium ingredients they use in the products, but you can still find good drugstore products by L'Oreal as well for the budget savvy clients."
- Vernelle Murphy, Salon V
"I was the key hairstylist with L'Oreal Paris for three seasons of Fashion Week and two seasons of Canadian Idol obviously using L'Oreal Paris exclusively and I truly fell in love with many of their products."
- Andrea Claire
Best for Blondes 6 of 8
"John Frieda has great products. I love Frizz-Ease. He comes out with some wonderful shampoos for blondes."
- Patrice Vinci
Keep Your Hair Healthy 7 of 8
Blow Dry Secret 8 of 8