Every good hair day starts in the shower. The right hair care products can prevent your hair from looking too dry, frizzy, or oily, so it’s important to take time to get the layering process right.
Ahead, find all the best haircare products for a good hair day, including a leave-in conditioner that doubles as a heat protectant, a clarifying shampoo bar that eliminates product buildup, plus a rice water fermented scalp mask that leaves hair feeling silky and smooth.
BEST HAIR PRODUCTS TO USE BEFORE YOUR SHOWER
Flexible Brush: That adage about brushing your hair 100 times a day made popular by Marsha Brady? She wasn’t all wrong — using a flexible brush like this one from root to tip helps distribute hair oils.
Scalp and Hair Mask: Don’t make the mistake of thinking your hair care routine starts with shampoo. Before you even get in the shower, reach for a silicone-free mask like this one once a week for a healthy scalp. We like to use it overnight, too.
BEST SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, AND HAIR TOOLS
Moisturizing Shampoo: A simple 100% natural and organic shampoo like this one from Rahua is great for cleansing hair without stripping it, as it’s free of sulfates, silicones, or synthetic fragrances.
Clarifying Shampoo: Once a week, replace your usual shampoo with this clarifying bar, which eliminates product build-up on your scalp that could impede growth.
Moisturizing Conditioner: A classic conditioner, like this 100% natural and organic one from Rahua, helps quench thirst, dry hair.
Wide-Tooth Comb: While your conditioner settles in, use a wide-tooth comb like this one from Mason Pearson to gently break up any knots while distributing product from mid-lengths to tips.
Best Hair Products To Use After You Shower
Leave-in Treatment: Not only will this leave-in treatment tame frizz and increase shine, but it protects against heat tools like your blow-dryer.
Blow-Out Cream: Use this blow-out cream on your roots to help seal them between trims.
Hair Powder: If your hair is limp or thin, David Mallett’s Hair Powder will give it a boost. Once your hair is dry, pump a conservative amount at the crown of your head for an instant lift.
Paddle Brush: Help distribute oils from root to tip between washes by giving it a few long strokes.