11 Hair Products Every Woman Needs
Is your bathroom a black hole of pastes, pomades, and shine sprays? Here are the only essentials you really need for fabulous hair
No. 4: A salon-quality blow dryerAll our experts agreed that a quality blow dryer is worth the investment. "Your hair won't look like you just got a professional blowout without a salon blow dryer," says Jennifer J. And Babaii adds, "A well-made, powerful dryer cuts drying time in half." Here are a few of our experts' favorites:
Potempa: H2PRO Ultra Light Nano Hi-Tech 2500, $109.99. "This is the quietest, lightest blow dryer I have ever used. I love that it dries my hair fast and has a cool button that locks in place." A blast of cool air at the end of a drying session sets the hair, closes the cuticle, and leaves hair feeling healthy, she says.
Jennifer J.: Barbar Ceramic ECO 8000 Blow Dryer, $99.99. "[It] is the grand daddy of all blow dryers. It is strong, silent, and eco-friendly."
Jones: Paul Mitchell Express Ion Blow Dryer, $150. "Get [dryers] that have baked-in ions and ceramic -- not plated. A girl's got to have the real thing!"
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