Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days:
Nine Styling & Finishing Products that Save the Day

The days of sticky hairspray, flaky, crunchy gel, and blow dryers that take forever to work are over. Whatever your hair concern or need, there’s likely a product designed to address it. Here are some of the best bad-hair-preventing and hair-saving products available at a SmartStyle salon near you.


1. Dry Shampoo

You may have heard that it’s not ideal to wash your hair every day. But some people struggle with an oily scalp. Dry shampoos soak up that oil, leaving your hair looking and feeling clean. Dry shampoo also is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to shower before work or while traveling. Try Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Shampoo.

2. Volumizing/Root Spray

Volumizing and root sprays allow you to create more volume without added weight. Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus will give your locks a boost and help them to look fuller.


3. Flexible Hold Hairspray

There are some wonderful flexible hold hairsprays that move with your hair, so you can use it as a styling tool and finishing agent without your hair becoming stiff. We recommend DESIGNLINE Hold Everything Spray.


4. Heat Styling Protectants

Hot tools like curling and flat irons and blowdryers can damage hair and dry it out. Several new heat protectants can help mitigate the damage by coating the outer layer of your hair. A product we suggest is Sexy Hair 450 Degree Heat Defense Blow Out Spray.

5. Color-Treated Hair Protectors

Keep your color looking vibrant, longer with shampoos, conditioners, and styling products made for color-treated hair. We recommend Biolage Colorlast Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner, along with Redken Satin Wear 02 Lotion.


6. Frizz Fighters

Bad hair days are a thing of the past with products designed to combat humidity and frizz. DESIGNLINE Texture Balance Frizz Primer tames and controls multi-textured, dry, and curly hair with anti-humidity, frizz-fighting ingredients.


7. Split End Menders

While it’s impossible to completely fix a split end, it’s now possible to control the damage. We love DESIGNLINE Mend the Ends end sealer—it makes split ends more manageable. Hair feels amazing, and it's weightless, so hair will still be full and bouncy.

8. Styling Sprays

Not a fan of heavy gels or creams? Lightweight styling sprays, like Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal, provide control without feeling sticky, tacky, or crunchy.


9. Ionic Blow Dryers

Traditional blow dryers just blow hot air, which dries out hair. Ionic blowdryers dry hair by breaking down water molecules and evaporating them, cutting down drying time and damage. They also flatten and tighten hair cuticles, so your hair looks shinier and feels softer. All those negatively charged ions also help reduce frizz and static.

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