While nothing can entirely take the place of the bliss-inducing therapy-slash-scalp-massage session you get during an appointment with your hairstylist, certain products can at least make your hair look just as good in your own bathroom—no trip to the salon required.
“If you have the right tools and the right products, anything is doable at home,” says Courtney Resch, hairstylist and founder of Ashen Salon in La Jolla, CA. “Yes, it’s amazing to get in to see your stylist, but if for some reason you can’t, don’t be intimidated by the process!”
To help make said process as easy (and unintimidating!) as possible, Resch is revealing her go-to products, and sharing tips on how to use them to achieve a glossy, voluminous look at home. Though some of her picks are on the pricier side, “it’s worth the money,” she says. “And you’ll save the money from going out and getting your hair done over time.” Keep scrolling to shop her faves.
This holy grail, must-have styling tool is atop Resch’s list of favorites. “If you’re going to invest in any hair tool or product, it has to be the Air Wrap,” says Resch. “It’s a blow dryer, round brush, and curling iron in one. It’s the closest you can come to getting a salon-style at home, and the only true all-in-one hair tool.”
For a more budget-friendly dryer brush, Resch says this one is excellent. “It’s a go-to for those who want to do a wet-to-dry round brush blowout; you actually can’t do this with the Air Wrap,” says Resch, adding that you have to first dry your hair, then use a round brush with the Dyson tool. “The Drybar tool helps you skip that extra step. It’s super user-friendly, really good quality, and worth every penny.”
“I love this because it’s another all-in-one product,” says Resch. “It’s a dry shampoo meets aerosol air wax, and it creates texture and volume for your style. It can be used on clean or dirty hair, dry or wet!”
This fan-favorite light oil is nourishing and adds shine, and makes a great finisher for your fresh at-home blowout. And to boot, “it also smells really good,” says Resch.
“This cream is an excellent choice for adding shine and sealing the cuticle without weighing down the hair,” says Resch, which means you get the best of a cream without the weighty downside many come with. “It’s great for taming flyaways and creating sleek styles, or piecing out the front; it’s also great for ends, for extensions, and it’s not greasy!”
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