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Multifunctional Hair Products: Meet Your New Dorm Room Must-Haves

Dorm life often means sacrifice. Deciding what is important enough to pack up and bring to college can be incredibly stressful. The good news is that your beauty routine does not have to suffer. Just because you don’t have a vanity, or your own bathroom to store all your essentials, doesn’t mean you have to be without. These must-have dorm room hair products need to be on your packing list.

White college students holding dorm room hair products in their bathroom | Mane Addicts
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Must-Have Dorm Room Hair Products

1. A Good Hair Towel

Hair towels are all the rage these days, and if you don’t have one yet, you should definitely grab one. A high quality hair towel will not only reduce drying time as well as frizzy locks, but they’re also much smaller than your standard bath towel, which is a huge space saver in the dorm. Our favorite is the Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap from Aquis. Aquis also makes a copper-infused hair towel which eliminates odor and keeps your towel cleaner, longer—an absolute dorm room hair product essential when laundry day is further away.

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2. A “Do-It-All” Multifunctional Hair Product

A “do-it-all” hair product, or “10-in-1” as they are often called, will make day-to-day styling much easier. Multifunctional products are a dorm room hair essential as they can help smooth, add moisture and shine, speed up drying time, and help to keep your hair healthy from the inside out. Whether you’re a curly girl or you prefer a smooth and straight style, Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream is a one-stop shop. This CC cream also offers a light hold as well, so even if you “wash-n-go” your mane will hold it’s shape.

Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream by Alterna
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3. A Blow Dry Brush

Gone are the days of juggling a hot hair dryer and round brush. Another great space (and time) saver, the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Original 1.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush is a dorm room must-have. Its ability to smooth and straighten and create big, bouncy blowouts in half the time will have your arms thanking you.

Revlon's One-Step Volulmizer Original Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush
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4. A High Quality Flat Iron

A good, high quality hair straightener can accomplish so much. From the obvious sleeker styles to beach waves, flat iron curls, bends, flips and more—a flat iron is a major box on your dorm room checklist. The CHI Original Digital Ceramic Hairstyling Iron is one of our faves. The digital temperature gage, swiveling cord, and 60-second heat up time make this flat iron incredibly easy to use to create any hairstyle you desire. An added bonus? The CHI iron is equipped with a one-hour automatic shut off so you never have that “uh-oh” moment of panic again.

CHI Original Digital Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
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5. Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo is a god send, and while everyone has their favorite, Batiste’s line of dry shampoos top our list. These little miracles in a can are great for removing excess oil and reviving the previous day’s style. Batiste offers a variety of scents, colors, and an unscented option. This means you can also mask odor and avoid that harsh white caste that dry shampoos can sometimes leave behind. Use this for a quick hair pick-me-up on your way to class or before heading out to an off campus party.

Batiste Dry Shampoo
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6. Silk Scrunchies

Who doesn’t love a good scrunchie? A big, soft, eye catching scrunchie can add to your style, keep your hair back while you sleep, and be tossed in your bookbag for an on the go mane change. Silk scrunchies are always the best option. They are healthier for your hair and do not pull and tug like standard hair elastics. One of our favorite brands, Slip, makes pure silk scrunchies in all sizes and colors—like this Mixed Leopard Large Scrunchie Pack.

Slip's Mixed Leopard Large Scrunchie Pack
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7. A Shower Caddy

While this may not be the most exciting dorm room must-have, it truly is essential. A cute shower caddy is perfect for toting all your hairstyling and washing needs to the bathroom. A shower caddy can also keep things organized back in your dorm. The Jenny Shower Caddy from Urban Outfitters comes in two super cute designs and boasts enough space for all your dorm room hair products.

Jenny Shower Caddy from Urban Outfitters
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Need more products to pack that won’t break the bank? HERE are our fave afordable hair products to shop at Target!



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