6 Easy Swaps That Let You Skip the Salon

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Although some experts say you hair can’t actually “get used to” the products you use on it day in and day out, we sometimes think otherwise. If your hair routine needs a little freshening up, swap out your standards for these six products that we can’t get enough of.

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Instead of hairspray, try a finishing spray.

it’s a 10 Miracle Whipped Finishing Spray ($25)

Finishing sprays (we call them “magic in a can”) act like hairspray but have the added power of a styling tool. This one gives do-nothing hair salon-worthy style without a crunchy or heavy feel and keeps it locked in place all day.

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Instead of regular conditioner, try dry conditioner.

amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner ($24)

Some traditional conditioners can make your hair look greasy or flat. Dry versions, which you spray on from the midlengths of your hair to your ends, are great for smoothing frizz. This one smells so good and leaves hair feeling silky-soft between washes.

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Instead of regular shampoo, try an oil-based shampoo.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo ($57)

Oil-based shampoos contain nourishing oils that repair your hair while cleansing it. But don’t expect this heavenly neroli-scented shampoo to leave your locks limp—we wash with it twice for strands
that feel light as air.

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Instead of volumizing spray, try an in-shower treatment.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7-Day Treatment ($10)

For noticeable volume that lasts longer than what you’d get with a spray, try this in-shower treatment. Massage it all over wet hair (roots, too!) after you shampoo and condition for hair that instantly feels
thicker and heavier. 

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Instead of getting a root touch-up at a salon, try a root concealer.

Style Edit Root Concealer ($20)

When gray hairs crop up and you need a quick fix, use a root concealer. This one goes on like dry shampoo, but has a smaller nozzle so you can hit just the hairs that need coverage. Plus, hair isn’t left matte or flaky, so no one will know you’re wearing it.

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Instead of clarifying shampoo, try a vinegar rinse.

ACV by dpHUE ($32)

Clarifying shampoos deep-clean your hair, but some can leave it feeling dry. Instead, try a vinegar rinse—this one gets rid of buildup while making your hair feel supersoft and not the least bit dry (you have to bear the vinegar smell for a couple minutes, but it washes out).

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