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Add To Cart: Pro Stylist Nick Stenson's Favorite Hair Products

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While we at Hair.com celebrate our love for hair all 365 days of the year, there’s one special day when we reflect on the cuts, hair colors, salon-quality products, and trend-setting stylists that make it all happen. 

October 1 is National Hair Day, and if you’re looking to ring in this mane-spirational day with a new hair product purchase (or maybe even a few), we’ve got you covered! We talked to Nick Stenson, Matrix artistic director, who shared some of his go-to hair proucts and exactly how to use them. Whether your goal is to manage your dark brown hair or conceal oily roots, keep scrolling for Nick Stenson’s favorite hair products, top tips, and tricks. 

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nick stenson curl elixer

If You Want To Revive Your Curls: Biolage Styling Curl Defining Elixir

If you wake up to limp, unruly ringlets  day two post-shampoo, Stenson recommends the Biolage Styling Curl Defining Elixir. 

“To reactivate your curls, apply a generous amount of Biolage Styling Curl Defining Elixir to the mid-lengths and end and diffuse into the hair,” Stenson says. ”This will give your curls extra support and lasting wearability.” 

matrix miracle creator

If You Want To Fake A Blowout: Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Treatment

If your hair is fragile and you’re worried about daily blow-drying, pick up the Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Treatment. 

“Apply a generous amount of Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Treatment onto your day two hair and blow-dry,” Stenson says. “This will give your hair added vitamins and protection while leaving your hair feeling fresh all day.” 

biolage dry shampoo

If Your Hair Is Oily By Day Two: Biolage Waterless Clean & Recharge Dry Shampoo

No one should have to deal with limp, greasy strands—especially when you’re too busy to hop in the shower.  That’s why Stenson recommends the Biolage Waterless Clean & Recharge Dry Shampoo to help absorb oil and give your mane second-day texture. 

“On day two hair, apply a few spritzes of the Biolage Waterless Clean & Recharge Dry Shampoo evenly to your roots. Use a round brush and blow dryer to activate product into your hair...This will give texture, and at the same time, dry up any unwanted oil in your hair, leaving your strands feeling fresh and clean,” Stenson says. 

wonder boost

If You Need A Volume Boost: Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost

Looking to give your mane a day two volume boost? Stenson recommends the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost. 

“Simply spray Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter to your roots and blow-dry using your favorite brush...This will recharge your style and give you the volume you desire,” Stenson says. 

complete control hairspray

If You Want Long-Lasting Curls: Biolage Styling Complete Control Fast-Drying Hairspray

There’s nothing worse than styling bouncy curls, only to watch them fall flat within hours. To keep curls intact all day long, Stenson swears by Biolage Complete Control Hairspray

“Using a curling wand or iron, take large sections of hair and wrap around the barrel of the iron,” Stenson explains. “Before you wrap the hair, spray each section with a few spritzes of the Biolage Complete Control Hairspray.”

Drop the sections into your hand to cool. Then, use a wide-tooth comb or cushion brush to break up the curls. 

foam volumizer

If You Want Voluminous Beach Waves: Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer

You can achieve the perfect gorgeous beach waves in minutes—whether you’re at the beach or not! Stenson recommends applying a golf ball-sized amount of the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer throughout the mid-lengths and ends of second-day hair. 

“Finish by gently blow-drying the product in while twisting your hair with your fingers like a rope...Once dry, shake out for lasting beachy waves,” Stenson explains. 

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