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Happy 2nd Birthday 8 Of Our Best Tips We’ve Shared Over The Years

Happy second birthday! Celebrate with us by looking back at some of the best hair advice we’ve shared over the years.

Here at, we love celebrating milestones. Last year, we celebrated the one year anniversary of launching the e-commerce portion of our site, allowing you to shop the best of salon-quality hair care and styling. Since then, we’ve launched even more exciting new products and shared the best expert-backed tips, tricks, TikTok hair hacks, and inspiration with our readers. 

Now, we’re officially gearing up for our second birthday—and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of the best advice we’ve shared with our readers over the years. Keep scrolling to discover eight must-know hair tips and tricks and the products you need to try them out. And we’re not done! From September 20 to October 3, you can receive minis of every product we mention with any $70 purchase. Sound exciting? Keep scrolling to learn more. 

Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Foam

Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Foam

Volumizing hairspray for added bold fullness and added thickness.

Use a volumizing hairspray for extra body and hold. 

Want full, voluminous hair? Volumizing hairspray is the key. We love Redken Guts 10 Root-Volumizing Spray, a brushable, foam hairspray can provide all-over lift with frizz control (and without stiffness). 

A Curl Can Dream Co-wash for Curly and Coily Hair
Silicone Free Paraben Free Sulfate Free

A Curl Can Dream Co-wash for Curly and Coily Hair

Sulfate- and silicone-free co-wash for curly and coily hair infused with Manuka honey extract.

One size available
10.1 fl oz

If you have natural curls, swap your shampoo for a co-wash once every other week.

As so many curly girls know, keeping your hair moisturized can be a struggle. While traditional shampoos can sometimes be too stripping for curls and coils, a co-wash (or cleansing conditioner) is a great alternative. These products, like Matrix’s A Curl Can Dream Co-Wash, gently cleanse to help revive your curls without drying them out. The A Curl Can Dream formula is made with Manuka Honey extract, a natural humectant which is known to help moisturize hair. 

All-In-One Shampoo Scrub with Oat
Biolage Professional

All-In-One Shampoo Scrub with Oat

Multi-benefit shampoo scrub made with oatmeal gently exfoliates, detoxifies and cleanses.

One size available
8.5 fl oz

Exfoliate your scalp

Fact: Scalp care is skin care. That’s why we’re always emphasizing the importance of paying just as much attention to the skin on your scalp as you do the rest of your body. Step one is adding scalp exfoliation to your hair routine. A product like Biolage All-In-One Shampoo Scrub With Oat can gently cleanse all hair types and textures while exfoliating, detoxifying, and moisturizing. 

Pro tip: Want to take your scalp exfoliation game a step further? Pick up a scalp massager. These products help remove product build up and dry patches and help stimulate the scalp. 

25 Miracle Leave-In Cream

25 Miracle Leave-In Cream

A Multi-Benefit Leave-In Conditioner For All Texture Types

One size available
8.5 fl oz

Make leave-in conditioner a priority in your hair routine. 

We love products that address many hair concerns at once, which is why when you’re creating your hair routine, we always recommend adding a leave-in conditioner. These multi-taskers can address dryness, frizz, detangling, and more. Searching for one to add to your routine? Check out Mizani’s 25 Miracle Leave-In Cream. 

Blondifier Illuminating Shampoo
L'Oréal Professionnel

Blondifier Illuminating Shampoo

A nourishing shampoo to illuminate and restore blonde hair.

One size available
16.9 fl oz

Use formulas specifically made for blondes. 

While being a blonde is notoriously fun, there’s no denying that it takes some work to keep your hue looking its best between touch-up appointments. You should always choose products made specifically for blonde hair care, such as L'Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Blondifier Illuminating Shampoo. This nourishing shampoo gently cleanses and smooths hair while enhancing the multidimensional shine of your color. 

Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo for Dry Hair
Stylist Pick
Shu Uemura

Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo for Dry Hair

An intensely moisturizing shampoo for dry hair.

One size available
10 fl oz

Focus on hydration. 

Dealing with dryness? Your first step should be swapping your shampoo for a hydrating formula like Shu Uemura Art Of Hair’s Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo. This shampoo nourishes and rebalances the moisture levels in your hair. Using ingredients like moringa extract, hair is cleansed, purified, and protected from pollutants and against future dryness. 

If you have fine hair, use lightweight hydrating products that won’t weigh your hair down. 

Hydration is important for every hair type, but heavier moisturizing formulas can sometimes weigh fine hair down. That’s why we recommend choosing lightweight hydrating products like Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo and Conditioner. This sulfate-free system is formulated to infuse fine hair with the perfect amount of moisture to keep it from falling flat. It also helps protect color-treated hair from fading. 

Resistance Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer

Résistance Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer

A strengthening thermal heat protectant.

One size available
5.1 fl oz

Never skip heat protection.

It’s no secret that hot tools can wreak havoc on the look and feel of your mane, and throughout the years, we’ve always emphasized the importance of using heat protectant before you start styling. We love formulas like Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer, which helps strengthen over processed, weakened, or damaged hair while sealing split ends and providing heat protection up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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