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All Of The Products The Hair.com Team Used In 2020

Hair.com editors select their favorite hair products for 2020

Here at Hair.com, it goes without saying that we’re obsessed with all-things mane-related. When it comes to our hair care routines, we put a lot of thoughts into which shampoos, hair masks, and hairsprays we use on our strands. Well, in 2020, we had a lot of time on hair hands, and we dedicated plenty of it to putting new hair products to the test. 

Keep scrolling to find out which products the Hair.com team used (and loved) this year, from color-protecting shampoo and conditioner to hydrating hair treatments

Jackie Burns Brisman
Assistant Vice President, Content

Hair Type: Dry, color-treated, naturally curly

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo: “I used to steal this shampoo from my mom when I lived at home. It’s amazing for color-treated hair that lacks moisture like mine. It lathers up nicely and leaves my hair feeling soft even before moving to conditioner.”

Redken Extreme Bleach Recovery Lamellar Water Treatment: “This product is liquid gold. It helps to seal my strands and leave them weightlessly hydrated and outrageously shiny when dry.”

Matrix Total Results Dark Envy Neutralization Hair Mask: “I color my dark brown hair… dark brown…because, grays. But, between salon visits, I tend to pull a little red. This formula stops that brassiness in its tracks, cooling down the tone of my hair and also leaving it smelling incredible and very shiny.”

L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Instant Resurfacing Masque: “It’s a resurfacing treatment that helps to—you guessed it—add shine and hydration. It also leaves my hair outrageously soft, and I love how a little goes a long way.”

Jillian Sorgini
Digital Content Senior Manager

Hair Type: Color-treated, fine, slightly wavy

Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray: “Not only does this make sure my color lasts, but it also adds major shine. It’s also a great detangler and heat primer.”

L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Touch Up Root Concealer: “My gray roots are no joke, and when salons closed, I was desperate. Since I couldn’t wear my ‘Still Good’ hat for team meetings, the Hair Touch Up Root Concealer was the perfect solution. I have stocked up!”

Kerastase Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo: “I got VERY lazy in the middle of COVID and really wanted to see how long I could extend my (at home) blow outs. This gave my hair the much-needed boost it needed, plus it smells amazing!”

L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Pro Longer Ends Filler Concentrate: “I decided to grow my hair out during quarantine, and this new product couldn’t have come at a better time. It helps to prevent split ends and is essentially filler for your hair.”

The Hair.com Team’s Favorite Hair Products Of 2020

Jelani Addams Rosa
Senior Editor

Hair Type: Fine, low density, color-treated, type 5 curls

Mizani Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo: “Shampoo has a bit of a bad rep in the natural hair world, but shampoo isn't your enemy! You need shampoo to ensure your scalp stays clean and your strands remain build-up free. The key is to find a shampoo that cleanses your strands without making them look or feel dry—that's where Mizani Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo comes in. It's one of my favorite shampoos because it's so insanely moisturizing. So moisturizing, in fact, that I can begin my detangling process while I shampoo my strands!”

Mizani Moisture Fusion Clarifying Shampoo: “Every once in a while, my strands need a deeper clean, but I still want to avoid them looking and feeling dry at all costs. Mizani Moisture Fusion Clarifying Shampoo does just that. With charcoal and coconut oil, it leaves my strands feeling squeaky clean—without feeling squeaky.”

Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisture Mask: “I only wash my hair about once a week, so I skip traditional conditioners in favor of a weekly deep conditioning mask, and I can't get enough of Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisture Mask. This mask makes my fine curls look and feel soft without weighing them down.”

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk: “I love the way leave-in conditioner creams make my hair feel, but I don't always love the way they weigh down my fine curls. This year, I swapped out my leave-in creams for Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, and I haven't looked back! This moisturizing hair milk leaves my curls supple, frizz-free, and makes them smell amazing.”

Mizani Perfect Coil Oil Gel: “I may be a beauty editor, but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to styling my hair. Since I don't rely on intricate updos to make my curls stand out, I need the curl definition in my wash-and-go's to be out of this world. Mizani Perfect Coil Oil Gel gives me the perfect amount of curl definition without any of the dreaded crunch of traditional gels.”

Mizani 25 Miracle Nourishing Oil: “Once my curls hit day three, they can begin to look a bit dull. A few pumps of Mizani 25 Miracle Nourishing Oil helps my curls shine in no time.”

Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray: “As you can see, I'm pretty loyal to one brand, but when I'm looking for volume, Redken Tripe Dry Texture Finishing Spray never lets me down. I simply spray at my roots and throughout my curls and watch my hair expand in the chicest way.”

The Hair.com Team’s Favorite Hair Products Of 2020

Jessica Amato
Associate Editor

Hair type: Color treated, fine, flat

Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo and Conditioner: “I’ve been a salon blonde for over 10 years, and no shampoo and conditioner system keeps my color fresh between appointments like Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo and Conditioner. Two months post-appointment, my dark, ash blonde hue looks just as good as it did the day I left the salon. Plus, these products help to strengthen and hydrate my fine, bleached strands.”

Redken Color Extend Blondage Anti-Brass Purple Hair Mask: “This product was my go-to when salons were closed. While I’ll always have a spot in my routine for purple shampoo, this anti-brass hair mask helps to tone my blonde in minutes while leaving it deeply nourished.”

Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray: “I discovered this product in 2020, and I don’t think I’ll ever takt this leave-in out of my routine. It keeps my color looking vibrant, helps detangle, and adds shine.”

Biolage Colorlast Deep Treatment Multi-Use Hair Mask: “When my strands need lightweight nourishment, I always reach for the Biolage Colorlast Deep Treatment Multi-Use Hair Mask. Not only does it provide instant hydration, but also my salon color always looks extra shiny after I use it.”

Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Hairspray: “I don’t go anywhere without applying a few spritzes of this volumizing hairspray throughout my mane. It helps keep my natural waves defined while adding volume and body to my fine, flat hair that lasts throughout the day.”

Pureology Style + Protect Beach Waves Sugar Spray: “After I swore off sea salt sprays, I thought I’d never find another texturizing formula that could give me that effortlessly beachy look without heat while keeping my strands hydrated. That is—until I discovered Pureology Style + Protect Beach Waves Sugar Spray. This non-drying, sugar-infused formula gives me instant texture while keeping my color shiny and vibrant.”

Marissa Louie
Social Media Manager

Hair Type: Straight, thick, hair, bleach damaged, and dehydrated

Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Repairing Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner: “I love this spray! I use it before heat styling to protect my hair and keep it sleek and frizz-free. It helps my hair feel softer and prevents breakage.”

Biolage Colorlast Shampoo and Conditioner: “These products smell so good! And they leave my hair feeling so soft post-shower. Plus, there's a noticeable difference in the fading of my hair color. It stays so much more vibrant for longer periods of time.”

Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Blow Dry Primer: “This heat protectant is SO good. My roommate stole this from me after two uses, and we both can't get enough.”

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