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You voted for your favorite hair products in March -- and here are your Readers' Choice winners. While your votes were coming in, Total Beauty editors were testing hundreds of new products for the "Rising Star Editors' Pick" awards, which you'll also find below. And now, on to the winners...

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Readers' Choice

Conair Cord-Keeper Compact Styler

I love this because it is so light, portable, and convenient. It is just the perfect size. I couldn't ask for a better hair dryer.

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CHI Turbo Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

Worth the price. Women want their hair to look good and this delivers! Shiny, soft hair. What more can you ask for?

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T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer

Somehow T3 managed to put two hairdriers in one machine. It dries my hair in half the time, and it's not any heavier than my old Featherweight.

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Sultra's The Temptress Power Dryer

This dryer is fantastic! I have thick curly hair and it smoothed all my crazy ringlets in seconds. The comb has really sturdy teeth so they won't break when it hits a tangle or two.

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Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

I have been buying a much more expensive salon version of oil for years, but when I saw this advertised, I thought I would try it. And I have found that it works just as well. Love this!

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Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo

Amazing. I love the clean, light smell and my hair has never been so soft or looked so healthy.

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Sultra The Bombshell Cone Rod Curling Iron

OK, this curling rod is truly outstanding. It has little grips all along the rod, which means your hair won't slip and slide while you're trying to get a curl. I tested this on my sister's hair, which is baby fine, and her curls looked amazing. Genius invention.

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Living Proof Prime Style Extender

Just a dab of this makes any blowout quicker and last longer. The scent is heavenly too!

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Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush

This is the best. I have had this brush for five years now, and it always leaves my hair soft and silky smooth. Love it.

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Sonia Kashuk Hair Brush

My only regret is that I didn't buy this sooner! In one week of owning the brush, I've had three people ask me if I've gotten my highlights re-done because my hair is so shiny.

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Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush

This is genius. It's basically two steps -- towel drying and combing out kinks -- in one. It's great when you're in a rush and don't have time to deal with sopping wet hair.

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Moroccanoil Paddle Brush XLPRO

Moroccanoil brushses glide through hair so easily. If you're tangle-prone, this will change your life.

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Redken All Soft Conditioner

I have fine hair, and I love this conditioner! I actually look forward to getting in the shower, knowing my hair will come out great.

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Pantene Pro-V Smooth Conditioner

I have very thick, frizzy, damaged, unmanageable hair and this works so well, even on my hair. I won't be using any other conditioner.

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Pureology Precious Oil Softening Condition

This is the perfect daily conditioner. It's super hydrating and has a lovely scent that stays around long after I blow dryed and flat ironed my hair.

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Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Conditioner

I'm so glad Herbal Essences brought this back! It smells amazing and leaves my hair incredibly soft and shiny. Love it.

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Infiniti by Conair Professional Nano Tourmaline Ceramic 1 1/4" Curling Iron

I'm in love with this curler. I works so well, and I only have to hold it in my hair for about 4 seconds, and then let it out. Best curler I've had in years!

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Remington T Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand

A curling iron has never, ever curled my hair ... but then a friend tried this on a piece of my hair, and it worked! So I instantly went out and bought it. My curls last forever, and I dont even have to use hairspray.

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Remington T|Studio SILK Ceramic Elliptical Styling Wand

This is such a great curling rod invention. The barrel is rectangular rather than round, which gives a looser, beachier wave than the ringlets you usually get with curling wands.

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Amika 4P Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set

You get four different barrel shapes and sizes that attach to one iron. They're easy to switch out, and they work really well. Love!

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Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner

It made my hair very silky and feel hydrated. Very nice product for the low price. It works wonders on my hair after all the heat abuse I give it.

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Biolage Hydrathérapie Conditioning Balm

This smells fantastic and makes your hair feel so silky smooth. It's quality, so it's worth the money. You don't have to use a whole lot; a little goes a long way.

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L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque

This is one of the best hair masks I've ever tried! My hair has never felt so soft or cooperated better during styling. Plus, it's insanely hydrating and smells oh-so-yummy. They should bottle the scent up and sell it as a perfume.

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Tigi Hair Reborn Deep Restoration Conditioner

This treatment makes my hair silky soft, and it smells absolutely amazing -- like perfume for your hair.

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Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Weightless Body Building Gel

I love this product because it adds volume and hold without weighing my hair down. This does a better job than many of the more expensive products I've tried.

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Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel

This gel gives me amazing hold and makes my hair soft, instead of making it hard or flaky. I absolutely love using this product.

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Aveda Be Curly Curl Controller

This product is lighter than a traditional gel, and instead of tightening curls, it actually makes them more relaxed -- exactly what I'm looking for!

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Got2b Rockin' It 4Ever StyleStay Encore Hold Gel

This gel is super strong, but it's not hard or laquered-looking.

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eSalon Custom Formulated Hair Color

I have been coloring my hair at home for over 10 years, and this is the first time I felt pampered at home! The whole experience was great from start to finish, and I got the exact color I wanted.

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John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

I found this process to be simple, easy to use, and foolproof. The color was beautiful, and it covered my few grays perfectly.

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Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Color

I have dry, brittle hair and would never color it at home because I'm afraid it would start breaking off. This hair color completely changed my way of thinking: The brand new technology uses oil to infuse each hair strand with color and hydrate at the same time. In short, it's genius.

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L'Oréal Paris Féria Ombré

Ombre was always an in-salon-only sort of endeavor -- until now. For subtle highlights (one to two shades), this kit is foolproof.

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Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

I have three or four sets of these and they are fantastic. I love being able to put my hair up without it pulling or tugging in a clip. These are especially great if you've got super fine hair and a lot of it, they'll hold well.

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Revlon Perfect Heat Hot Air Styler and Dryer Brush with Tourmaline Ceramic

I love this! My hair is medium length and it's really a time saver to use one styling tool instead of having to use a curling iron too. Great price.

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Coolway AutoSense Styler

This tool uses low heat and a special spray to smooth and straigthen hair. The results are just as sleek as with my regular flat iron, but my hair feels so much softer.

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Goody DoubleWear Elastic Bracelet

It's a bracelet. It's a hair tie. It's so cool!

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Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil is holy grail worthy in the hair care department and I see why. It quickly absorbs into the hair and doesn't hang out and make my hair lifeless and weighed down. It's a perfect weapon against the battles I wage with my flat iron.

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Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil

My hair felt smoother and softer. Did not weigh my hair down or make it look greasy. You don't need to use a lot to get results.

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L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Colour Glow Oil

This is one of those products where a dab will do ya, so you get plenty of use out of it. It left my hair looking so incredibly smooth.

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Kérastase Elixir Ultime

I've tested dozens of hair oils, and this one is my favorite. It's light as nothing, yet it makes my hair silky.

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L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

This hairspray is a classic for a reason -- it works! It doesn't leave hair feeling sticky and is also easy to brush through while still giving hold.

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Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

It helps to protect my hair. It sprays like a cloudy mist which I love. And it's very light and non-oily so I can be generous with it and not worry about my hair looking greasy. Two thumbs up!

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Joico Power Spray Fast Dry Finishing Spray

I absolutely love this hairspray because it gives all-day hold without even the slightest touch of icky stickiness. Plus, it smells awesome.

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Sebastian Shine Define Shine And Flexible Hold Spray

This hairspray is so soft you can brush through it and layer on more -- plus, it held my waves in place on a seriously stormy day.

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It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

This stuff is really, really amazingly good for your hair. I used it when I started growing my hair from a really short cut, and it kept my hair in really good condition so I wouldn't need a cut too frequently.

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Biosilk Silk Therapy

I borrowed this from a friend and almost refused to give it back. All that's needed is a tiny bit to make your hair look beautiful and shiny.

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Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir

I've been using this leave-in treatment for a few months, and my hair feels fuller and softer. I apply it to damp hair, but I'll also add a few drops here and there throughtout the day to help revive my style.

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Rene Furterer Okara Active Light Light Activating Leave-In Fluid

I love using this product in the summer because it has UV protectants so my color doesn't fade. Plus, it doesn't weigh down my hair, and it smells amazing.

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Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Mousse

Not only does it smell heavenly (like the rest of the products in the Herbal Essence line) but it actually did what was promised, it volumized my hair and gave it nice body!

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Pantene Pro-V Curly Mousse

Works great if you have curly hair that needs a little help. It keeps the frizz down without weighing down your curls. I love this whole line!

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Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse

Makes hair full but still soft and shiny. It's great that Moroccanoil is doing something for those of us with fine hair too.

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Vidal Sassoon Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse

Great everyday product. Adds volume to hair without any sticky feeling and smells wonderful.

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Tigi Bed Head Manipulator

Tigi's Bed Head Manipulator is the only product that really keeps my thick wavy hair in place. Rub it into your hands well and then rub it into your hair you can do anything with it. It can be used on either wet or dry hair and it smells delicious.

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Aveda Control Paste

This is a really great product that gives excellent texture for styling without any greasy look. You don't really need very much but if you overuse it, it won't make your hair look dirty or gross.

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TIGI Hair Reborn Rebuilding Wax

Perfect for a short hair. It holds the style nicely without leaving the hair crunchy. It also has a nice scent.

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Sebastian Shine Crafter Moldable Shine Wax

Great texturizer when used on dry hair and used sparingly on wet hair it makes the hair really soft and easy to comb through.

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Origins Rich Rewards

I really like this product for dry, unruly hair. You don't need to use much so it will last a very long time. It's like a milkbath for your hair. I love this stuff!

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Nioxin Diamax

The product has a nice, clean scent, almost minty, and I love the cool tingle it leaves on my scalp. This product gives me an immediate root boost that lasts all day.

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Pantene AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment

I noticed a difference in my hair's fullness and body after just one use. I massage it into my scalp when my hair is damp, and layer my other styling products over it.

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Shu Uemura Essential Drops Purifying Blend

This scalp treatment meant the end of Head & Shoulders for me! It has a nice peppermint smell and tingles a bit but in a sootheing way. Plus, my hair seemed shinier and my scalp doesn't feel dry or flakey at all anymore.

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Pantene Pro-V Normal-Thick Hair Solutions Smooth Shampoo

This is an amazing product. This product lathers up like a dream, smells delicious, and it makes my hair so soft and so SHINY!

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Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo

This product makes my dry, damaged, frizzy hair look incredible, even in the winter when it gets even dryer. It is reasonably priced and works just as well as many of the more expensive brands out there.

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Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo

I never really thought about the importance of scalp care until I tried this shampoo, and I love it. It smells great, and leaves my hair looking so much shinier and healthier. And the price point is awesome.

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Herbal Essences Smooth Shampoo

I am in love with this shampoo. It smells amazing, works so well, and leaves my hair smooth and shiny. An amazing drugstore buy.

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Redken Color Extend Shampoo

I have found that my color, as well as the color of my clients, remains rich and fresh looking far longer and it improves the health of the hair with continued use. It changes dull muddy looking color into a far shinier and more vibrant color with depth and dimension.

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Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Color Safe Shampoo

I love this formula for my hair because it is great at keeping your highlights bright as well as preserving your overall hair color. This keeps my hair clean and shiny and works great.

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L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo

This shampoo made my hair so unbelievably shiny and I love that it protects my color too.

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Schwarzkopf Professional Blondme Illumi Lights Shampoo

I thought this was a great shampoo. Had a nice lather, cleaned my hair well, and made my blonde color look bright.

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Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

This product is my must have for blow drying my hair. It reduces the time it takes to dry, the frizziness, and makes it shiny and soft and doesn't weigh it down, and you only need a dollop. It's great!

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Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

I have fine, damaged hair, and the sleek and sheer line helps to make it shiny and look healthier without too much weight.

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution Lightweight Frizz Control

I always wanted to love the original Frizz Ease, but my hair is just too fine. I nearly jumped out of my chair when I found out they were launching a lightweight version, and it's just as good as I'd hoped.

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Dove Style + Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream Serum

Lightweight but effective, my curls felt natural and product free all day but looked tame and de-frizzed. So happy I found this.

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CHI Turbo Digital Microchip Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

I love my straightener! Being in Florida I need something that is going to resist the humidity! This leaves my hair looking mega straight and extra smooth and shiny!

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Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium-Plated Straightening Iron

It doesn't pull my hair, burn my hair, dry it out, make it frizzy, or anything like that. When I finish using it my hair looks like it come out of a magazine!

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Sultra The Diva Pressing Iron

This iron heats up in about three seconds, and it makes my hair straight and soft in just one pass. Great hair with minimal heat damage: win win.

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Corioliss C1 Iron

I used this once and fell in love. It heats up in seconds and goes well above 400 degrees. But what really makes it amazing is it's the perfect size for travel, yet big enough to flat iron large sections.

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme

Love this cream, it smoothes away the frizzy flyaways that resist my blowdryer, and after a day out in the San Francisco fog, a little bit touches up my hair and I'm ready for an evening out without spending a lot of time restyling.

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Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

Just a little of this applied before blow-drying makes an enormous difference in the look and feel of my long, color-treated hair. It's silky smooth for the first time in many years!

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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-in-Cream

This is my favorite hair product of the past year! It's much lighter than the Essence oil and thus makes the perfect daily moisture treatment for my hair without weighing it down or making it greesy. Plus the smell is downright intoxicating!

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Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl

One of the better curling creams I have used. It not only smells great, but gave a lot of definition to my curls without any frizz.

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Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Flip It Over Texture Spray

This hairspray gives a great hold to your style, and gives good texture and volume. It doesn't crunch up my hair or leave it sticky. Overall amazing and worth every penny.

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Perfect packaging, perfect fresh from the beach smell, and gives the perfect beachy salty dried out texture. My hair is naturally wavy and whenever I use this my natural wave is brought out minus frizz.

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UNITE Beach Day Texturizing Spray

This spray does exactly what it says -- it makes your hair look just like it does after a day at the beach. What I love most is that you can use just a little on dry hair to get a bit of texture, or use a lot on wet hair to get a ton of waves and curls.

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AG Hair Cosmetics Beach Bomb Tousled Texture

Love this. Defines curls and adds a little bit of weight to keep them from getting poofy. I love that I can use this as a stand alone product, without a leave-in conditioner or shine spray on top of it.

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