Forget scrolling the internet, comparing your face shape to someone else’s, and trying to choose the haircut that will suit you best. Read on to learn about haircuts for square faces from the best of the best (AKA celebrity hairstylists) so you know what to ask for the next time your bum is in the salon chair, here!
Whether in person or online, shopping for hair care products can be overwhelming. Often what works for one person won’t work for another. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, during the hot and sweaty months of summer most of us want to keep it light and fresh by cutting down on products as much as possible. That still begs the question: Which ones are worth adding to our carts?
Turns out, if you choose wisely, summer hair care essentials will work well across the board. Keep reading for a look at the conditioning, frizz-fighting and color-protecting products top hairstylists swear will work for everyone.
Leave-in conditioners are much like that daily espresso pick-me-up, but for your hair—it can add a boost of hydration, heat protection, and volumizing benefits to hair—bringing it back to life. However, a simple internet search on leave-in products can lead you to thousands of different choices with different benefits and ingredients to boot, making it hard to find the one that is just right!
To help uncomplicate the selection process, we found hairstylist-approved leave-in conditioners for all hair types, plus tips on how to use a leave-in conditioner, if it’s your first time. Here are the 13 best leave-in conditioners for every hair type, texture, or formula preference.
Curl creams are like the love child of a leave-in conditioner and a curl styling product. These are the best curl creams you can buy for all curl types, from 2A to 4C curls, natural hair, and more, according to editors and reviewers, vetted by the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab experts–read the full list here!
Perhaps you’re the type to repurchase the same plastic brush once enough of the beaded end caps have fallen or the color of the plastic has faded. Maybe you’re one who reaches for whatever brush or comb is on-hand when you need one. Or, maybe you’ve tried everything from paddle to round brushes and still don’t know what’s actually working for your hair texture. We’re here to tell you: Boar bristles are superior. There’s a reason why they’re a time-tested classic in pro kits for decades.
“They tend to move through the hair easier than most synthetic brushes, meaning that there is less pulling and breakage,” celebrity hairstylist and Phenix Salon Suites founder Gina Rivera explains. “Boar bristle brushes also distribute the natural oils found in the hair throughout it easily. Boar bristles are similar to human hair and contain the same proteins, namely keratin.”
Most hair types can use these brushes, but for coarse, thick, or curly hair, boar bristles are especially game-changing. “They glide through [this hair type] easier than many other types of brushes,” says Rivera. “The texture of the bristles also contributes to curls keeping their best shape without appearing frizzy.”
Better late than never is our motto, so if you haven’t yet found the right brush yet, these are the best boar bristle hairbrushes worth investing in. Trust us: They’re worth it.
Managing frizzy hair and pesky flyaways is no easy feat. Fortunately, the right shampoo or cleanser can make a world of difference. Just take it from San Diego-based hairstylist and Phenix Salon Suites founder Gina Rivera, who tells Allure, “Shampoo is definitely the first item needed to combat the frizzies.” However, finding the best products for your frizzy hair can feel overwhelming — especially if you’re unsure where to start.
According to Shelly Aguirre, a hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, frizzy hair is often dry, which is why it’s essential to keep your hair moisturized. With this in mind, New York City-based hairstylist, colorist, and salon owner Paul Labrecque of Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa tells Allure that the best shampoos for frizzy hair are those that target dryness and contain “naturally moisturizing ingredients that will smooth the hair shaft but not overly weigh the hair down.”
More specifically, you’ll want to look for hair products that contain natural oils (such as argan and coconut, for example), shea butter, and aloe vera, all of which, per Labrecque, “help to smooth and tame frizz while gently hydrating and cleansing the hair.” Conversely, every hair pro we spoke to advised steering clear of shampoos with sulfates, which can strip your strands of essential oils and dry ’em out (which, spoiler alert, is a big no-no when it comes to wrangling frizz.)
To help you find the best shampoo for your frizzy hair, we’ve narrowed down the best options you can buy online. From beloved drugstore staples to splurge-worthy finds, here are some of our favorites (including expert picks) for glossy, healthy hair.