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TotalBeauty Awards 2018: Best Hair Products

We uncovered the best shampoo, styling products, one heck of a blow-dryer and so much more during this year's beauty awards
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Whether you keep your hair as shiny and pin straight as Gwyneth or rock sculptural natural hairstyles a la Solange (or are even just trying to scrape by with unruly frizzy waves, like some beauty editors we know, ahem), good hair products and tools are key.

Need the coolest high-tech hair dryer in town? A hair mask that soothes the most parched of strands? A dry shampoo that allows you to add several days between washes with nobody any the wiser? The hair care winners from the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards have totally got you covered.

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Best Blow Dryer
Editors' Pick Winner: T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer
Why: This lightweight dryer has all of the bells and whistles you never knew you needed: Five heat and two speed settings, a volume booster switch and an auto pause sensor when you release the handle, to name a few. You'll be able to dry your hair in less time and your ears will thank you as it's much quieter than most dryers.

Honorable Mention: Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer

Readers' Choice Winner: Dyson Supersonic
Why: This dryer was everything I expected. AMAZING power behind it, dries hair incredibly fast and leaves my hair nice and smooth.

Honorable Mention: BabylissPro Rapido Professional Dryer

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Best Blowout Cream
Editors' Pick Winner: Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Serum
Why: This lightweight serum gives the perfect blowout. It imparts shine and smoothness to hair while protecting it from heat damage and humidity. And it smells amazing.

Honorable Mention: Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream

Readers' Choice Winner: Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream
Why: 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!

Honorable Mention: Joico K-Pak Smoothing Balm

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Best Conditioner
Editors' Pick Winner: Pureology Hydrate Sheer Condition
Why: Looking to add serious moisture to strands without any weight? This conditioner has an amazing herbal scent and adds weightless moisture so hair is soft, smooth and voluminous.

Honorable Mention: OGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Conditioner

Readers' Choice Winner: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner
Why: 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!

Honorable Mention: Aussie Mega Moist Conditioner

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Best Heat Styling Tool
Editors' Pick Winner: Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand
Why: This reverse-tapered wand gives the perfect beach waves. The ceramic barrel heats up to the temperature of your choice to really make your style last. The iron itself fits comfortably in your hand and gets the job done quickly.

Honorable Mention: Hot Tools Wide Plate 1 1/4 Inch Digital Salon Flat Iron

Readers' Choice Winner: GHD Gold Professional 1" Styler
Why: It's amazing how fast it heats up and also how lightweight it is. I have medium hair and with this flat iron my hair was done sooo fast.

Honorable Mention: Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Iron 1 1/4"

Why have a good hair day, when you can have a great hair day? That was our philosophy when testing these hair products for the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards. When it comes to your hair, you should never have to settle. From hair products that simplify your life to devices that make it look like you just walked out of the salon, these are the hair innovations you need to make room for in your bathroom.

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APR 25, 2018 | SHARES
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