The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect. From romantic relationships and your career to financial goals and vacation plans, taking time to think about the past, present, and future just feels
right as we approach 2020. Often, this contemplation ends in a new approach to saving and spending for the future — but financial resolutions need not compete with a seasonal beauty overhaul, because we've rounded up the best drugstore hair products that only feel luxurious. Translation: There are loads of affordable hair products — which include some of our 2019 Beauty Innovator Award winners, too — in the slides ahead. The best part? Not one is over $25. 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. Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler
Garnier's been keeping our blowouts sleek since middle school — so why stop now? This in-shower shot relies on argan oil to smooth dry, frizzy roots, and promises to cut your styling time in half.
Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, $, available at
Walmart More Pantene Intense Rescue Shot
This heavy-duty strengthening shot was made for hair that feels parched, but it won't weigh hair down.
Intense Rescue Shot Hair Ampoules, $, available at
Amazon More Herbal Essences Birch Bark Extract Sulfate-Free Shampoo
We don't just love this conditioner because it smells like a fresh bouquet of flowers — we love it because it's sulfate-, paraben-, and gluten-free.
Birch Bark Extract Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $, available at
Walmart More Garnier Whole Blends Miracle Nectar Repairing Leave-in
While honey sounds delightful in our tea, it's also great for our hair. That's why it's the star of this replenishing leave-in that will revive your strands with every use.
Whole Blends Miracle Nectar Repairing Leave-in, $, available at
Walmart More Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir
This treatment soothes your scalp with menthol and peppermint oils, which, for the record, also help maintain moisture.
Head & Shoulders
Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir, $, available at
Amazon More Chi Aloe Vera Oil
Have your curls lost their bounce? Massage a few drops of this aloe vera oil from mid-shaft to ends to replenish, soften, and smooth.
Chi Aloe Vera Oil, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More Dove Concentrated Repair Crème Conditioner
If you have thick hair that's drier than Coachella at 2 p.m., then this Dove formula was made for you. This conditioner repairs, nourishes, and leaves your hair feeling brand new after just one wash.
Concentrated Repair Crème Conditioner, $, available at
Walmart More Suave Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner
Created for textured hair, this leave-in tempers breakage while delivering intense moisture.
Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner, $, available at
Walmart More Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Temporary Hair Color
Vibrant shine is just one treatment away, thanks to this in-shower toning gloss.
Signature Gloss Temporary Hair Color, $, available at
Target More Seed Phytonutrients Moisture Shampoo
Recycled packaging may not look as chic as the fancy stuff, but when it uses 60% less plastic than traditional shampoo bottles, it's easy to love. Not only is the recyclable packaging is a big selling point — especially if you're trying that #nowaste life this year — but the cold-pressed, organic meadowfoam seed oil-infused formula inside is definitely an added bonus for your dehydrated hair.
Moisture Shampoo, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More Maui Moisture Passion Fruit Conditioner
If you can't go a day without ordering a grande hibiscus tea from Starbucks, then you'll be pleased to know that your favorite beverage just got its own hair-care line — sort of. Maui Moisture's Hibiscus Water collection is your answer to lightweight hair care that can go the extra mile when you really need it to. Not only does the delicious scent last
, but in the long run, it prepares hair to stay hydrated, soft, and refreshed even when you skip a few shampoos.
Lightweight Hydration Hibiscus Water Conditioner, $, available at
Target More Shea Moisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Miracle Masque
Shea Moisture extended its sugarcane line with this silicone-free hair mask — which, frankly, our brittle split ends have been begging for.
Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Miracle Masque, $, available at
Shea Moisture More L'Oréal Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Hair Color
Celebrities make temporary
work with pricey
, but us regular people need something a bit cheaper — like L'Oréal's new wash-out hair color. Featuring an array of shades, including purple, blue, pink, and red, this low-commitment hair dye is the the easiest way to try a new trend at home in a pinch. And if you hate it, relish in the fact that the color will only last until your next wash.
Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Hair Color, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More OGX Green Tea Fitness Dry Shampoo Foam
We dare you to take this quick-drying dry shampoo foam to your next hot-yoga class. Your hair will be revived, shiny, and sweat-free in seconds.
Green Tea Fitness Dry Shampoo Foam, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More L'Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner
Calling all bleached, over-processed, heat-damaged heads of hair: This protein-building deep treatment will be your new shower staple.
Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, $, available at
Target More OGX Green Tea Fitness Air Dry Cream
Practically made for post-gym drinks, this air-dry cream makes maintaining a social life on a weeknight
Green Tea Fitness Air Dry Cream, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More Hair Food Avocado & Argan Oil Shampoo
Save your bundle of avocados for toast and use this nourishing shampoo on your dehydrated ends instead.
Avocado & Argan Oil Shampoo, $, available at
Hair Food More L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Fix dull, lifeless red hair with this color-reviving, shine-enhancing conditioner. Bonus: It's under $6.
Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, $, available at
Target More John Frieda Sheer Blonde Lemon Miracle Masque
A foolproof hair mask that keeps your (very expensive) blonde highlights from fading, your ends from splitting, and roots from breaking thanks to a
complex. In other words, a $10 Olaplex stand-in? Sold.
Sheer Blonde Lemon Miracle Masque, $, available at
Walmart More Garnier Style Curl Treat Butter Hydrating Leave-in Styler
Nearly 98% of this formula is pure coconut oil, which means your limp curls are about to be
Style Curl Treat Butter Hydrating Leave-in Styler, $, available at
Target More John Frieda Damage Repairing Wonder Drops Hair Mask
Never neglect your hair while traveling again thanks to these two-use hair masks packed with different oils to target your biggest woes, from frizz to dull texture.
Damage Repairing Wonder Drops Hair Mask, $, available at
Walmart More Dove Between Washes Restyler Re-Hydrating Mist
Typically, a wet spray on dry hair is the perfect storm for a complete disaster, but this hydrating (or
hydrating) mist is made for dirty second-day hair.
Between Washes Restyler Re-Hydrating Mist, $, available at
Walmart More Herbal Essences Sulphate Free Argan Oil with Morocco Hair Mask
sulfate-free hair mask — but this time it's all about tackling fuzz, frizz, and heat-induced damage. Even if you already have a full cabinet of treatments at home, we suggest buying this solely for the juicy scent.
Sulphate Free Argan Oil with Morocco Hair Mask, $, available at
Target More Dove Care Between Washes Dry Shampoo Volume & Fullness
Haven't you heard? Skipping washes is
for overworked hair.
Dakota Johnson's hairstylist
loves this volumizing formula for in-between styles for a reason: Not only does it add lift and
thickness to roots, but it might just fool everyone into thinking you just left Drybar.
Care Between Washes Dry Shampoo Volume & Fullness, $, available at
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