Best Blow Dryer
Why: This chic mint-green dryer might be pricey, but it packs a wallop of drying power in a super light, super compact package.
Honorable Mention: Panasonic Nanoe Dryer
Readers' Choice Winner: T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer
Why: "I am SO thrilled that I bit the bullet and purchased this hair dryer. I was hesitant because of the price tag, but I have battled with LONG drying time my whole life. The first time I used it I set the timer on my phone. My whole head was dry in LESS than five minutes! I also noticed that my hair is shinier. So happy with this purchase!"
Honorable Mention: Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000
Best Breakthrough Product
Why: Part lightweight shine spray, part conditioner, part heat-protectant spray, this is the ultimate multitasker, smoothing even the most fried strands with a light, pleasing scent.
Honorable Mention: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Styling + Treatment
Readers' Choice Winner: Tangle Teezer The Original
Why: "I love this brush. I have long, fine, straight hair that tangles. I also have a very tender scalp, and this brushes through easily and doesn't hurt! Love it!"
Honorable Mention: BaByliss PRO MiraCurl Professional Curl Machine
Why: This cult shower detangling brush works through the most gnarled strands -- and even hair extensions -- with minimal shedding.
Honorable Mention: EcoTools Quick Volume Styler
Readers' Choice Winner: The Wet Brush
Why: "I love, love, LOVE this hair brush. It comes in a bunch of fun colors, and is very durable for having such flexible and thin bristles. This Wet Brush makes brushing my hair much more pleasant. I have tried round brushes, combs, as well as every detangler under the sun, but nothing has helped tame my mane except for the Wet Brush! It takes about three strokes to get some of the biggest knots out. It is amazing and I highly recommend this brush to everyone I talk to! I can't go without this brush!"
Honorable Mention: Mason Pearson 'Popular' Boar Bristle and Nylon Mixture Brush
Why: Neutrogena's affordable conditioner leaves hair soft, strong and less prone to breakage.
Honorable Mention: Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Conditioner
Readers' Choice Winner: Biolage SmoothProof Conditioner
Why: "I'm one of those people who just have to have conditioner. Without it, my hair is noticeably more frizzy and tangled. This makes my hair super manageable, soft and smooth. Plus, it has a pleasant scent that isn't too in your face."
Honorable Mention: Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner
Best Curling Tool
Why: Bombshell, indeed: This substantial rod leaves hair looking like you just got a pricey salon blowout.
Honorable Mention: T3 Bodywaver
Readers' Choice Winner: Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron
Why: "These gold curling irons really are the best. They heat up so fast, create great curls and last forever. I have the 1" and 1 1/2" barrel curling irons and I've had them for over 5 years. I have not regretted my purchase, and should they ever die, I would totally repurchase. In addition to being hardworking, great curling irons, the springs are stiff (in a good way) and the smooth barrels don't pull hair. I love them. "
Honorable Mention: Remington T|Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand
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