Hair products probably seem a little basic to you. After all, shampoo is shampoo and a hairspray is a hairspray -- but are they really all created equally? With so many hair care and styling products saturating the market, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are the cream of the crop -- and which ones are just 'meh.' And if you spend $20 on a dry shampoo and it doesn't blow your mind? Well, then you just blew a good chunk of money on nothing.
That's why we asked five of the top hairstylists in the beauty industry to share how they'd spend $100 on hair products at Sephora (aka THE beauty mecca). After all, these pros spend their days in the weeds -- meaning cutting, coloring, and styling hair -- so their product picks are legit. The next time you hit up your local Sephora, take their advice and confidently buy new wave sprays, leave-in conditioners and root volumizers.
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California native Danai Schulte is the founder and owner of the oh-so-chic salon, Maven Beverly Hills. She's a true beauty triple threat, as she specializes in hairstyling, color and makeup.
"This is the holy grail of reparative shampoos. After bleaching my dark hair to dye it bright pink, I had to go to hair rehab. This shampoo brought my hair back to life, mending the ends and making it manageable as I transitioned back to my natural color. It is great for all types of processed hair, especially for people who are constantly trying out new colors."
"When paired with the reparative shampoo, this conditioner leaves hair feeling soft, shiny and manageable. It contains marine algae extract in what the brand calls Ocean Silk Technology to repair hair from the inside-out. It also provides UVA/UVB protection, which helps prevent color from fading, and it smells like luxury."
This is the multitasker of styling products and is in a league of its own when it comes to texturizing sprays. It's made with salt and sugar, and it doesn't dry the hair out, feel sticky to touch or turn matte. I spray it on dry hair in the morning as my working spray, texturizer, light-hold finishing spray, and root lifter. It brushes out beautifully and smells divine."