It’s officially July, and normally, we’d be getting our red, white, and blue gear ready and preparing to cheer on our favorite sport in the Summer Olympics. While the 2020 Olympics is postponed, that’s not stopping us from going for the gold this summer! Here at Hair.com, we love getting into the competitive spirit.
From July 14 to July 15, we held our very first Mane Games competition, pitting our favorite hair products against each other to see which will reign supreme as the best products of all time. You, the Hair.com readers, voted—and we’re breaking down which products took the top spot in each category. Did your favorites win? Keep scrolling to find out.
Round 1: Hydrating Shampoo Vs. Clarifying Shampoo
Winner: Hydrating Shampoo
If you’re dealing with dry strands, hydrating shampoo is a must-have in your routine. Click here to find out which hydrating shampoo is right for you and shop our best selling hydrating shampoos above.
Round 2: Conditioner Vs. Deep Conditioner
Winner: Deep Conditioner
When it comes to hydrating and softening extra parched strands, deep conditioner takes the win. Click here to find out if a deep conditioner is right for your mane.
Round 3: Leave-In Conditioner Vs. Hair Primer
Winner: Leave-In Conditioner
Whether you have thick hair or a color-treated mane that’s prone to dryness, you’ll likely need more than a regular conditioner to hydrate your locks. That’s why we love leave-in conditioners for providing that extra dose of nourishment. Read on for our ultimate guide to leave-in conditioners.
Round 4: Dry Shampoo Spray Vs. Dry Shampoo Powder
Winner: Dry Shampoo Spray
Selecting a dry shampoo is like picking your favorite cocktail—there’s so many to choose from, and everyone has different tastes. If you like to stick to the basics, opt for a dry shampoo spray.
Round 5: Texturizing Spray Vs. Volumizing Spray
Winner: Texturizing Spray
Round 6: Light-Hold Hairspray Vs. High-Hold Hairspray
Winner: Light-Hold Hairspray
Do you like your hairspray with a long-lasting, indestructible hold or a soft-to-the-touch finish? Hair.com readers crowned light-hold hairspray the winner. For everything you need to know about light-hold hairspray, click here.
Round 7: Hair Oil Vs. Hair Serum
Winner: Hair Serum
Hair serums and hair oils are often confused, but the two serve very different hair beautifying purposes. While hair oils typically moisturize and soften your mane, hair serums are stylers that create shine, tame frizz, and add smoothness. Between the two, hair serums took the win. Check out our full breakdown of hair serums.
Round 8: Scalp Scrub Vs. Pre-Shampoo Treatment
Winner: Scalp Scrub
Shampoo and conditioner shouldn’t always be the first step in your shower routine. If your scalp needs a major detox, a scalp scrub is a must-have. Wondering how to exfoliate your scalp the right way? Click here for our full guide.
Round 9: Protein Mask Vs. Moisturizing Mask
Winner: Moisturizing Mask
Hair masks are a go-to when you’re treating yourself to some me-time (at-home spa day, anyone?). If your mane is lacking much-needed hydration, a moisturizing mask is the clear choice. Read on for a round-up of our best hair masks.
Round 10: Rinse Out Treatment Vs. Leave-In Treatment
Winner: Leave-In Treatment
Whether in the salon or at home, every hair type can benefit from a hair treatment from time to time—and Hair.com readers favor leave-in formulas! Click here for our guide to at-home and salon hair treatments.
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