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  • The Best Color-Safe Shampoo Is Only $5, According to Haircare Experts

    The right formula can keep your shade stunning and shiny. From Good Housekeeping

  • 24 Leave-In Conditioners To Keep Your Hair On Point This Summer

    No matter the season, your natural texture, or your affinity for trying new colors, hot tools can do a number on your hair. That's why leave-in conditioners are a godsend, particularly for natural, curly, and color-treated strands, because they can help save you from a world of damage. While liquid formulations typically get a bad rap during colder months because they can harden (making hair brittle and prone to breakage), they're perfect for the more hospitable seasons — so, whenever it's not freezing cold outside. The handy product won't make your overall routine any less time-consuming, but by making your hair more manageable, it will making getting out the door in the morning (even if you're just going to the grocery store) that much easier. Keep reading to see pro and staff picks for the leave-in conditioners and treatments that leave our hair soft as can be. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Products To Keep Your Hair Shiny In The Summer13 Sulfate-Free Shampoos Top Hairstylists LoveThese Hair Products Consider Your Texture, Too

  • 16 Dry Shampoos So Good You'll Never Want To Wash Your Hair

    Because who has time to actually wash their hair every single day?From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Can You Pull Off Going from Brunette to Blonde?

    Khloé Kardashian's colorist Tracey Cunningham breaks it down.

  • Why Black TV reporters are now embracing their natural hair on-air: 'It's more important than ever to be seen and heard'

    Black women in television news are wearing their natural hair as conversations around representation heighten.

  • 40+ Cool Braids to Steal the Show With This Summer

    Take inspo from these celebs. From Marie Claire

  • A popular hair-straightening treatment forced this stylist to 'make the difficult decision' between her health and career

    “I found myself sobbing at the doctor's office and that's the day she told me what I didn't want to hear," says hairstylist Jennifer Arce.

  • An easy graduation hairstyle for your virtual at-home ceremony

    Sebastian Professional International Artist Anthony Cole shows us 7 steps to to rock the best hairstyle for a virtual graduation.

  • Eva Longoria is using a root spray to cover her grays during quarantine — and it's on sale for $8

    No colorist? No problem, according to Eva Longoria.

  • 2 easy Zoom hairstyles to look great on your next video call

    Janelle Monáe's hairstylist Nikki Nelms shows us Zoom hairdos that anyone can do using simple accessories.

  • Quarantine hair? Sephora has the solution, with de-frizzers, texturizers, and more up to 50 percent off

    Through May 20, find brand-new deals every two days.

  • Go Ahead and Color Your Hair at Home. Here's How to Do It Right.

    There's never been a better time to add some edge to your look.

  • Goodbye, gray roots: This at-home hair color powder adds extra bounce, too—and it’s almost 20 percent off

    Hide your silver strands and have a fuller head of hair in the process with HSN's limited-time deal on TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott Color & Lift Thickening Fibers.

  • The 25 Best Met Gala Beauty Looks of All Time

    From Rihanna’s transformative brows to Lady Gaga’s platinum bob, the Met Gala has long been the site of iconic beauty moments.

  • 11 Hair-Growth Shampoos That Actually Do Something

    When the amount of hair swirling around the shower drain becomes noticeably more robust, panic inevitably follows — which never helps the issue, considering surging stress levels can be a key factor in hair loss. (Joy.) But there are plenty of things you can do to help stop the shedding before you even step out of the shower — as long as you know what's causing it in the first place. According to Anabel Kingsley, trichologist and president of Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinics, there are typically a few factors contributing to thinning hair, including stress, poor diet, and physiological changes. For women, that includes a weakening of the connective tissue on the scalp (the stuff responsible for anchoring new hair growth), which happens naturally with age. Hormonal changes also come into play: Temporary hair loss is common after childbirth, for example, while perimenopause and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can mean an increase in androgens, like testosterone, which our bodies naturally convert to dihydrotestoserone (DHT). The hangup? DHT can damage and shrink hair follicles, resulting in the growth of finer and shorter hair, says Kerry E. Yates, trichologist and founder of Colour Collective. While tackling an ongoing issue with a doctor is the best way to fix whichever root cause it might be, there are things you can do immediately and from home to help. For one, shampoos stocked with circulation boosters and DHT blockers can optimize scalp health, protect weakening hair follicles, and build the illusion of having grown more hair while you work out the issue. “'Hair growth' shampoos that contain bodybuilding ingredients like protein can help to add immediate thickness and volume to strands,” Kingsley says. “However, they simply give the illusion of fuller hair and do not trigger new growth or stop hair loss.” Ahead, the best shampoos for supporting hair growth, plus expert tips for maintaining thick and healthy strands, ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Kate Middleton's Hair Color Is Surprisingly SimpleThese Hair Perfumes Will Replace Your Dry ShampooThese Are The Best Haircuts For Thin Hair

  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston's hairstylist shares his top tips for keeping your color salon-fresh while at home

    Celebrity hairstylist Justin Anderson reveals his tricks for maintaining your color without a salon.

  • Behold: The Trendiest Hairstyle the Year You Were Born

    Cue the nostalgia. From Cosmopolitan

  • Salon closed? Here's how to touch up your roots at home without making your hairstylist cringe

    If you had to cancel your hair appointment but can't stand to wait to cover your roots, this one's for you.

  • 30 Instagram-Worthy Hairstyles To Try In April

    Remember in January, when your optimism was at an all-time high? You were actually excited about going to the gym. You were downloading meditation apps and making a list of all the books you wanted to read. And when you were scrolling through Instagram and saw a hairstyle you loved, the reaction was, "I can totally do this." We're just four months into the year and, thanks to the global novel coronavirus pandemic, this all feels like a distant memory. It's easy to fall into a rut while being quarantined at home — and there is no right or wrong way to cope with isolation — but if you want to stretch your creative muscles with a fresh new hairstyle for your next family FaceTime or work Zoom call, we're here with the assist. We've been putting the Instagram "save" feature to use to compile a month's worth of hair inspiration. From accessorized styles to braided looks, there's something for everyone to try. Ahead, find 30 gorgeous looks to keep the feel-good vibes coming through April. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Go to the CDC website for the latest information on symptoms, prevention, and other resources.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Chris Appleton's Best Tips For Celeb-Worthy HairHow To Master Beachy Waves, <em>Sans</em> The Beach9 Celebrities That Prove Short Hair Still Slays