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WHAT TO BUY: Over the Counter Must-Haves and Budget Friendly Hair Hacks

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07 . 21 . 15
Ashley Rubell
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Ashley Rubell

Ashley Rubell is a New York based hair stylist and contributing writer to Mane Addicts. Originally from Los Angeles, Ashley was trained at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills before making the move to NYC. She has assisted some of the leading names in our industry including Giannandrea, James Pecis, Eugene Souleiman, Guido Paulo and MA founder Jen Atkin. Her clients include Nike, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29. As a freelance hairstylist with a professional background in fashion PR and Marketing, Ashley loves the opportunity to learn about new products and brands, and share the unique stories of her peers, mentors, and clients that inspire her every day.When off set, she spends her time camping, traveling, and writing for mane addicts around the world.
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OVER THE COUNTER MUST HAVE PRODUCTS

We’ve all been told which quality mascaras and beauty finds to pick up from our local CVS or Duane Reade, but there isn’t a lot of advice when it comes to saving a pretty penny on our manes. We talked to the experts and put together a list of our favorite hair products, as well as a couple of hair hacks, for your next over-the-counter purchase. 

head and shoulders co wash

HEAD AND SHOULDERS SHAMPOO

“To avoid buying a shampoo that will strip your hair, make sure it has a creamy consistency. Clear shampoos are more cleansing.” 

– Editorial Hairstylist, Nikki Providence

“When it comes to daily hair care, Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Co Wash has all the essential ingredients you need.

– Celebrity Hairstylist, Lacy Redway

HAIR HACK  

“If you have flaky dry scalp, use Jojoba oil as an overnight treatment. Jojoba is the closest oil to your own natural sebum which makes it both cleansing and conditioning, and not likely to clog your pores or make you sensitive. It helps to loosen up dirt and flakes, that your shampoo will wash away.”

– Editorial Hairstylist, Nikki Providence

l'oreal eversleek

L’OREAL EVERSLEEK SMOOTHING DEEP CONDITIONING MASQUE

“I recommend it to everyone – It’s only $8.99 and it works great!!”

– Editorial Hairstylist, Anna Lyles

HAIR HACK 

“Dilute your conditioner with some water and keep it in a spray bottle. This makes a great detangled and leave-in conditioning spray, which works especially well for fine hair that tangles easily.”

–  Celebrity Hairstylist, Lacy Redway

tresemme dry shampoo

TRESEMME DRY SHAMPOO

“It’s not too powdery so it’s a great option for darker hair too.”

– Editorial Hairstylist, Nikki Providence

burt's bees baby powder

HAIR HACK 

Regular baby powder is a great substitute for dry shampoo. Be careful not to over-pour, and just rub at the root with your fingers.”

– Celebrity Hairstylist, Lacy Redway

scunci

SCRUNCI NO-SLIP GRIP HEADBANDS

“You can find these in different colors for different occasions. It’s stretchy elastic band makes it easy to put on and will keep hair secured off your face.”

HAIR HACK 

“For very thick hair, you can cut the legs of tights into hair bands. They’re big and stretchy enough to hold a lot of hair at once.”

– Editorial Hairstylist, Nikki Providence

 


 

Do you have a favorite drugstore buy? Let us know in the comments!