1. Best Curl Enhancer
Aveda Be Curly Style-Prep ($24, aveda.com). The babassu oil in this gel cream gives curls all-day moisture they crave, keeping them "voluminous and touchable."
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroCream Whip ($21, paulmitchell.com for salons)
Wella Professionals Curl Craft Wax Mousse ($15, wella.com for salons)
2. Best Heat Protectant
Carol's Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum ($18, carolsdaughter.com). Keep strands from getting scorched by tools with this nonsticky liquid. "My hair had a glossy, smooth finish," one user reported.
Nexxus ProMend Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray ($12, drugstores)
Pureology Colour Stylist Fortifying Heat Spray ($22, pureology.com for salons)
3. Best Conditioner
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Conditioner ($24, Nordstrom stores). Laced with honey, shea butter, and avocado oil, this scored points for a luxurious scent and thick texture.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner ($3, drugstores)
John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Conditioner ($7, drugstores)
4. Best Shampoo
Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes Ressurection Shampoo ($13, tigihaircare.com). Other shampoos left our readers' hair dry, but this superhydrating wash makes strands "soft, shiny, and less frizzy," one told us.
Aveeno Living Color Shampoo for Fine Hair ($8, drugstores)
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Shampoo ($24, Nordstrom stores)
$ 5. Best Deep Treatment
Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment ($8, drugstores). Fans of this mask touted its ability to be quickly absorbed and rinsed out, leaving hair hydrated, not flat. Runners up:
L'Oreal Paris EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner ($9, drugstores)
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask ($33, Nordstrom stores)
$ 6. Best Leave-In Conditioner
Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Targeted Leave-In Treatment Creme ($10, drugstores). Keratin fortifies weak strands. "While other creams sit on the surface, this one penetrates my hair, making it supersilky," a reviewer said.
Matrix Biolage Smooththerapie Deep Smoothing Leave-In Cream ($14, biolage.com for salons)
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment ($16, redken.com for salons)
$ 7. Best Frizz Fighter
Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Smoothing Cream ($5, drugstores). Offering "the best balance of sleeker hair minus weigh-down," as one convert said, this keeps flyaways under control with ingredients like beeswax and glycerin.
Aussie Anti-Frizz Cream ($5, drugstores)
L'Oreal Paris EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum ($9, drugstores)
8. Best Volumizer
Pureology ColourStylist SilkBodifier ($24, pureology.com for salons). This mousse adds lift while softening strands thanks to a blend of natural oils. "I notice a difference in my style's bounce after using it," a tester said.
Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse ($26, livingproof.com)
Redken Intra Force Hair Densifier ($15, redken.com for salons)
$ 9. Best Hair Spray
Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray ($5, drugstores). Readers praised this spritz, which contains color-protecting UV filters, for holding hair in place through rainy days.
Ojon Color Sustain Gloss Finishing Hair Spray ($24, Sephora stores)
Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray ($17, redken.com for salons)
$ 10. Best Shine Booster
Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze ($8, drugstores). Designed to be applied post-shampoo and rinsed out, this gloss "makes my hair feel like I got a professional salon treatment -- smooth and lustrous, but not greasy," a reader said.
Alterna Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Mist ($22, Sephora stores)
Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum ($16, wella.com for salons)
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