Hair Stylists Agree: These Are the Only Drugstore Products Worth Buying
It's easy to believe that all good blow dries are the result of a skillful professional and a slew of luxe, expensive products. While the former might be true (if you're struggling, read our foolproof tips), the idea that pricey styling products are always the best is pretty much completely false.
To prove this theory true, we asked two of Sydney's most renowned hairstylists to share the drugstore buys that they constantly purchase, know to work, and actually use themselves. Both Renya Xydis of Valonz and Anthony Nader of Raw know the secrets to seriously amazing strands, and were brimming with answers when it came to the cheap buys that they swear by.
Keep reading to shop these drugstore gems for yourself, and let the good hair days roll.
L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray ($11)
"If you can't get to the salon to pick up your favourite hairspray, my go-to is hitting up your local chemist for this gold can that hairstylists swear by. I practically love that you can spray as much as you want in the hair and you'll get no product build-up (no flakes or shedding), and the hair won't look like a piece of Lego that's rock solid."
Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo ( $10 ) ($6)
"Don't get too over whelmed with the vast selection here, as it can be confusing. Choose one that you like the fragrance of for starters, as you want your tired ol' locks to smell new. Also look out for the coloured dry shampoos if you're dark or red. The right colour will match up to your existing hair, soaking up oily roots at the same time."
Lady Jayne Super Hold Bobby Pins ($8)
"You never know when you're going to have a hair emergency, and one needs to be always prepared. These little gems are the perfect size to keep a few in your handbag. Use when you want to change up your office hairstyle to a drinks with the girls kind of vibe. Give yourself a fun loose braid and fasten with some pins and you're good to go."
Wella Professional Brilliance Balm ($28)
"You know in-between washes when you wish you could get that fresh-hair feeling? Well this product will give you exactly that. It's a light-weight, leave-in balm that conditions the hair, leaving it feeling silky and smooth. It also protects colour and vibrancy, which I am so thankful for as coloured hair can be incredibly hard to maintain."
Wella Professional Enrich Bouncy Foam ($28)
"It can be really hard to make lifeless, damaged hair look nice. It doesn't hold styles and the hair just doesn't move nicely. This foam (best for those who have curly/wavy hair) gives your hair shine, makes it soft to touch and tackles split ends. Your hair will look lush and bouncy in seriously no time if you use it often. I always recommend applying on wet hair, as all products soak into wet hair best."