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This Is the Only Heat Protection Spray You Need to Use

As part of our series, Hair-apy Sesh, we’re asking the hair industry’s most-trusted mavens to divulge their secrets about what products get lifted from their kit, their idea of the most overrated and underrated hair tricks, plus their favorite high-price-tag and drugstore buys that confidently carry them through their bustling careers.

Below: Ray Christopher @hair4kicks

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What’s the most stolen product from your kit?

The little black hair tie is my most stolen item, like for real.

What’s the most underrated hair hack or trick?

My most underrated hair trick…hmmm, I would have to say “day old hair.” Styling day old hair is everything, as it holds any style much better than just washed hair!

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What’s the most overrated hair hack or trick?

My most overrated hair trick is definitely the roller set. We no longer need them to create volume. There are so many other more modern and simple ways to create that amazing volume.

What’s one expensive product that’s worth every penny?

One of my absolute favorite products that is (just) a tad on the expensive side is Velvet Oil by Kadus Professional. Why? It pulls together any loose ends and it creates an amazing shine.

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What’s the most underrated drugstore product?

Definitely would have to be L’Oreal’s Magic Root Cover Up. It’s a life saver for those styling moments when there is absolutely no time for a coloring. It’s actually a life saver always!

If you only had time to use one product on a client, what would it be?

Hands down, I would say Shield It Heat Protection Spray by Kadus Professional (yes, I love their products). It totally keeps hair from giving up on you after styling and maintains the style well after.

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