Find yourself struggling to manage and upkeep your hair at home? These three simple techniques offer salon-quality looks without the hefty price tag.
Boost hair color with this gloss.
When color starts to fade, salons offer a costly pigment-depositing glaze to restore its vibrancy. But you can reap similar results with a drugstore-bought clear gloss! It coats any hue with sheer, shine-inducing molecules for long-lasting, luminous color.
One to try: John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Clear Shine (Buy on Amazon, $8.49)
Hydrate dry strands with a ‘thermal cap.’
In-salon conditioning treatments include 30 minutes under a dryer so ingredients can absorb. For hydrated hair at home in half the time, try a shea butter–infused self-heating cap. Massaging the cap onto the head deposits conditioner onto hair and activates its warming effect.
One to try: Ofanyia Automatic Steaming Hair Mask (Buy on Amazon, $8.99)
Tame frizz with an in-shower treatment.
Pricey keratin treatments are a salon go-to — they seal hair’s cuticles so frizzy strands lay flat. The cheaper fix? Add an argan oil “booster” to your shampoo. Its fatty acids weigh down hair to nix frizz.
One to try: Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler (Buy at Walgreens, $6.99)
This article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.