While blood may be thicker than water, sometimes our friends are the best chosen families we could ask for. They have our backs through our ups and downs, and we can always count on them to tell it like it is, even if the truth hurts. We couldn’t get by without a little help from our friends, so what better way to show them our appreciation than with a little gift that’ll make their hair as fabulous as they are?
Just in time for the national holiday, Hair.com is running a BOGO deal from June 6 through 12, so you and your BFF’s hair can also be two peas in a pod. Just enter the code JUNBOGO at checkout to score this deal (exclusions apply).
So whether you have one soul sister with straight hair or a tight-knit circle with various curl patterns, we’ve rounded up some great ideas to celebrate all the different types of pals in your life.
When is BFF Day?
National BFF Day falls on Wednesday, June 8.
For Your “Bonded for Life” Bestie
Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment
Sneaking out, heart to hearts, making bad decisions—this is the friend that has been there through thick and thin, good and bad. So much so, that you can basically say you two are bonded for life.
If you want your hair’s bonds to mirror those of your friendship (rock solid), pick up Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment. This highly reparative rinse-off formula works within your hair to strengthen hair bonds weakened by stressors like hair color, lightening, aggressive brushing, daily heat-styling, and more while also smoothing and conditioning your hair’s cuticle for a silkier, healthier appearance.
For the One Attached to Your Hip
Biolage Professional Hydra Source Shampoo + Conditioner Duo
Going anywhere without this BFF would be like walking around with just one shoe. You might as well alert the authorities if either of you steps out alone because this power couple is better together.
Another duo with a symbiotic relationship? Your shampoo and conditioner! Haircare systems are designed to work together to provide a multi-targeted solution to a specific concern, whether that’s frizz, volume, or curl control. One of our favorite value sets is Biolage Professional Hydra Source, which offers gentle cleansing and hydration and is suitable for all hair types.
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For the Jetsetter On the Go
Pureology Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner and Redken Color Addict 28 Strong Hold Hairspray
Even if it’s an obscure island with a population of 10, you can bet that this world traveler has already hit it. You commend them for their ability to pack a month’s worth of their life into a tiny backpack, but you often wonder how they keep their color-treated tresses healthy on the go.
Save their locks from harsh, dye-stripping hotel minis by gifting them some travel-size products to toss into their bag before the next big adventure. A few of our must-haves for fresh color on the fly are Pureology Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner to protect vibrancy and Redken Control Addict 28 Strong Hold Hairspray to keep strands in place, whether they’re mountain climbing or touring historic buildings.
For Your Low-Maintenance Pal
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ashita Supreme Intense Revitalization Hair Serum
We all have at least one low-key friend who’d rather throw their air-dried hair into a ponytail for three days than spend hours perfecting the art of a blowout. If that description reminds you of someone, pick them up a bottle of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ashita Supreme Intense Revitalization Hair Serum. When applied to dry hair, this product revives second- or third-day hair and is an easy on-the-go style enhancer that won’t weigh down hair or need rinsing out. Safe to say, it’s a perfect pick-me-up for the friend who can’t be bothered re-styling.
For the Friend Who Deserves a Pick-Me-Up
Matrix Instacure Anti-Breakage System
Have you ever had to sit your BFF down and tell them to take a breather? This friend can get so caught up juggling the needs of others that they sometimes forget to give that same TLC to themselves, including a pampering trip to the salon.
Show your friend’s hair some love with the Matrix Instacure Anti-Breakage system. The line, infused with liquid proteins, includes a shampoo, conditioner, spray, and serum that all work together to strengthen hair and reduce breakage when a routine trim isn’t in the cards.
For the One Who Is a Homebody
L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Mask
Does a cozy night in with a glass of wine and a good binge-watch sound like this bestie’s Friday night dream? Consider gifting them a hair mask to put the cherry on top of their at-home wind-down time.
A hair detox mask may be just what they need as they recharge from a long day or week. L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Mask detoxifies the hair from metals to bring life back to hair and protects the fiber from particle deposits. Not to mention, it’ll make your pal’s hair smoother, softer, and brighter.
For the Friend Embracing Their Natural Coils
Mizani True Textures Curl Define Pudding
There’s nothing more liberating than seeing your BFF lean into their gorgeous natural texture (I mean, you’ve been begging them for years). But learning how to flaunt and define the details of their coils can be a work in progress. Give them a helping hand with Mizani True Textures Curl Define Pudding, a luxurious curl activator that elongates coily to extremely tight texture types.
For the Buddy Who Never Skips a Workout
Kérastase Fresh Affair Refreshing Dry Shampoo
How often have you tried to lure this friend with visions of pancakes and bottomless mimosas, only to be told you have to wait until their morning cycling session is over? To help hurry along their post-workout sprucing up, do yourself a favor and turn them onto Kérastase Fresh Affair Refreshing Dry Shampoo. This ultra-lightweight root and hair refreshing dry shampoo instantly absorbs excess oils at the root without build-up or texture between shampoos. Translation: Less time getting ready means less time for either of you to get hangry.
For the Bombshell Blonde
Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo + Conditioner Duo
So long as the sky is blue, this fashionista will be committed to a blonde mane. The bright hue can be hard to maintain, but they’ll be forever indebted to you when they discover the powers of the Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo + Conditioner Duo. The dynamic duo contains pure violet pigments to tone hair and remove unwanted brassiness and citric acid to strengthen and repair blonde hair from the core.
For the Put-Together Morning Person
Biolage Professional Thermal Active Heat Protectant Spray
You know the friend we’re talking about: Dressed to the nines and bright-eyed before the sun rises, complete with voluminous curls or a bouncy blowout. Help this early bird get their most perfect heat-styled hair with the help of a great thermal protector.
One of our go-tos is Biolage Professional Thermal Active Heat Protectant Spray. Not only will it help prevent hair from burning and getting damaged, but it also does your strands a solid by strengthening and conditioning hair in the process and offering medium hold. It doesn’t just help the situation, it makes everything better.
For the Sleeping Beauty
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Overnight Serum
We all love our beauty sleep, but some require a handful of hours while others can hit snooze until midday. If you have a sleeping beauty in your inner circle, they’ll be delighted to try a product that works in tandem with their favorite activity. Enter: an overnight hair serum.
The lightweight Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Overnight Serum works its magic while your friend sleeps, repairing dry strands and taming frizz for 24 hours under the most humid conditions, so hair is more manageable come morning.
For the Friend Who Can’t Resist a Dye Trend
Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Color Lamination Spray
From rainbow hair to half-and-half color and skunk stripes, this particular person has never met a wild dye trend they didn’t like. While all dyed hair needs special formulas to maintain its vibrancy, it’s even more so with fantasy shades.
When used as part of the Keep Me Vivid system, Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Color Lamination Spray will help seal hair color, ensuring it'll stay vibrant for 65 days or 21 washes after a salon hair color service.
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