23 Hair Products To Help You Out Until You Can Go To The Salon Again

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Keep your hair healthy *and* strong with shampoos, masks, and more.

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OUAI Hair Oil prevents colored hair from fading and acts as a shield against heat/UV damage. Frizz-free and glossy strands are coming your way.


Promising review: «This hair oil is the real deal. I recently dyed my hair blonde and picked it up because my ends are a mess. I use this oil daily and don’t wash my hair often. It doesn’t cause buildup or give my hair a greasy look. However, it is super powerful! My hair is noticeably softer and shinier.» —Sephora Customer

Get it from Sephora for $28.


Purezero Coconut Moisturizing Milk Shampoo hydrates your hair with coconut oil, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Blow-dryers, flat irons, and highlighting processes can make your hair dry, so keep your ‘do nice and moisturized with this soothing formula.


You can also use this Purezero moisturizing conditioner for your hair care routine.

Promising review: «Purezero’s Coconut Milk shampoo is a total game-changer. Not only does it lather incredibly well, it leaves my hair feeling practically velvety soft and smooth. I have naturally dry hair and my excessive heat styling doesn’t help. After just one use of this shampoo, my hair felt and looked more healthy!» —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $5.99.


Act+Acre Cold Processed Scalp Detox gently removes oil and flakes from your scalp. Its powerhouse formula of moringa oil, amaranth oil, baobab oil, and basil leaf will leave your hair buildup-free until your next appointment.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: «My hair is very thick and this scalp detox and has left my hair with the same results as leaving a hair salon, light and silky. Delighted to have found a product that finally works with my hair type. I can’t recommend this enough.» —Urban Outfitters Customer

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $42.


Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask deeply conditions thirsty strands and gives your hair a much-needed moisture boost. Yes, you *can* get a silky, soft mane, even if you’re not going to the salon for a while.


Promising review: «Literally the most amazing hair mask I have ever used! I’ve done so many damaging things to my hair (perm, bleach, sun damage, and color) and this product truly brought my hair back to life!» —Sephora Customer

Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).


Ion Color Brilliance Intensive Shine Demi Permanent Creme Hair Color gives you the hair shade of your dreams with a super conditioning formula. You can say goodbye to straw-like strands while you do DIY touch-ups or dye jobs.

Sally Beauty

Reviewers say it’s easy to use, especially if you’re new to coloring your hair at home!

Promising review: «I’m a newbie at coloring my hair at home and wanted something very easy to use and this is it. My hair is just as soft as it was before coloring, unlike when I tried a drug store box brand and it felt like straw after. I’m very happy with the color and will use the permanent type next.» —Sally Beauty Customer

Get it from Sally Beauty for $6.39+ (available in 30 shades).


And ion Color Defense After Color Sealer locks in your dyed ‘do and leaves strands moisturized, so you don’t have to spend so much time recoloring your hair at home.

Sally Beauty

Promising review: «I’ve been using this every time I’ve colored my hair for about a year now. It really does seem to help the color hang in there longer, but that’s only half of why I love it so much. After using it, it leaves my hair just feeling ridiculously silky and soft, to the point I can’t help running my fingers through my hair in the shower. I use it two to three times weekly, and I actually look forward to the days I’m using it!» —Sally Beauty Customer

Get it from Sally Beauty for $6.39+ (available in two sizes).


Promising review: «I was as shocked as everyone else how well this product worked at such a bargain price. It adds crazy shine and I have a color treated blonde hair that’s very dull and lifeless. I have tons of hair serums and this is the one I reach for a regular basis.» —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $6.99.


Verb Sea Spray adds a lil’ bit of texture and moisture to shapeless strands. If you’re looking to get beach-ready waves without a trip to your stylist, this sea salt formula can be a big help for your home haircare routine.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: «I absolutely love this sea spray! It gives my hair such great texture and volume and intensifies my waves when I braid my hair! It also smells really good!» —Urban Outfitters Customer

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.


This set includes The Tress Press Straightening Iron, The Lemon Bar Paddle Brush, Detox Dry Shampoo Coconut Colada, Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist, Liquid Glass Smoothing Shampoo Packet, and the Liquid Glass Smoothing Conditioner Packet.

Get it from Sephora for $165.


Living Proof Phd Dry Shampoo extends styled hair and removes excess oil, odor, and sweat from strands. Your mane will look (and feel) so good again, especially in between washes.


Promising review: «I have fine, medium length hair and I am always looking for ways to extend my styles between washes. This product does the trick and really does soak up oil and adds volume.» —Bluemercury Customer

Get it from Bluemercury for $14+ (available in three sizes).


Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask nourishes color-treated hair with an argan oil formula. If you’re experiencing split ends or dryness, this treatment can give your hair a major hydration boost.


Promising review: «My hair feels so smooth and smells amazing after using this stuff! I use it once a week in the shower and rinse out at the end, and it has helped my dry, damaged hair feel healthy!» —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $14.


Function of Beauty Custom Shampoo and Conditioner can be personalized for your hair care routine. You can customize your formula based on specific needs (hydration, volume, color, protection, and more), so you can still have healthy locks in between appointments.

Function of Beauty

Promising review: «I am loving this shampoo and conditioner. It smells amazing and my curls have never looked better. My hair was extremely damaged and dry, but now it’s on the path to recovery.» —Function of Beauty Customer

Get the set from Function of Beauty for 39+.


Virtue Labs Recovery Discovery Kit helps replenish damaged hair that’s brittle, dry, and dull from frequent coloring or blow drying. You’ll get to sample three products (a shampoo, conditioner, and treatment mask), that’ll be perf for your DIY salon day.


Get it from Anthropologie for $36.


Promising review: «I had to buy this after a salon used it on my hair. It provided shine and my hair didn’t frizz , which it does with any humidity. My hair was easy to style and soft.» —Dermstore Customer

Get it from Dermstore for $28.


Together Beauty Whatever Wherever Leave-In Conditioner boosts shine and minimizes frizz on wet or dry hair. Yes, you *can* achieve a beautiful ‘do while you’re taking care of your hair indoors.


Promising review: «I love this leave-in conditioner. It leaves my hair so soft and stays that way until I wash my hair and need to use it again. When I use this leave-in conditioner, it immediately smooths out my hair for it to be easily brushed out (with no pain or discomfort).» —Sephora Customer

Get it from Sephora for $27.


Foxybae Blomance Rose Gold Hair Dryer gets your mane dry in no time by breaking down H20 molecules. Three speeds and temperatures will help you get the smooth look you want without heading to a stylist.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89.


OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum protects your hair from split ends and heat damage. This formula smells heavenly and works great as a pre-drying treat.


Promising review: «I bought this because my hair seemed to be damaged from heat styling. It works well and smells amazing. It seems to work best with wet hair on the ends before drying and right away I noticed a difference. My hair was shiny and felt less damaged.» —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $6.79.


Kérastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum gets to work on your strands while you sleep. It detangles and helps minimize breakage overnight, saving you a lot of time when you have to do your hair in the morning.


Promising review: «I feel this product has improved my overall hair health. I use this serum after showers to help detangle and it has a pleasant scent. It is not a heavy product and I can still style my hair in the morning after using it at night without needing to wash it out.» —Sephora Customer

Get it from Sephora for $55.


Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer preps curly and wavy hair for styling. It helps shape curls and waves with organic aloe and wheat protein, so you’ll have soft, shiny, and defined strands post-drying.


Promising review: «I love this product for curly hair! I’ve struggled to find something that is healthy for my hair without all the chemicals that other products have. This gives my curls life!» —Aveda Customer

Get it from Aveda for $26.


Fable & Mane HoliRoots Hair Treatment Oil helps strengthen your hair and nourish your scalp before you hop in the shower. Massage this oil into your roots, leave it in for a couple of minutes, and rinse for a quick pick-me-up.


Get it from Sephora for $34.


Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Color Protect Shampoo keeps your dyed hair vibrant in between salon visits. Mushroom extract, bamboo, and radish root ferment will leave your hair squeaky clean and help prevent fading.


Get the matching conditioner too for your hair care routine!

Promising review: «I love this product! I use both the shampoo and conditioner and it keeps the color in my hair so well! I dye my hair myself and don’t like doing a lot of upkeep, so I thought I’d give this product a try and got some really awesome results.» —Sephora Customer

Get it from Sephora for $28.


Wet Brush Original Detangler Brush gently works through knots in your hair without causing breakage. Tangles can *hurt,* but this lil’ tool will neatly go through strands sans pain.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: «I have curly/frizzy hair that is constantly getting tangled in knots. This brush helped detangle my hair without any pain! It also left my hair feeling super soft, I’m in love with this brush.» —Urban Outfitters Customer

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.


The Sephora Must Have Minis Kit lets you sample a bunch of hair care savers, including a volume texture spray, a dry shampoo, and a pre-styling primer for salon-worthy locks.


It also comes with makeup and skincare goods for your DIY beauty/spa time at home!

Get it from Sephora for $29.

You, after giving yourself the best DIY hair treatment:


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