My Hairstylist Sister and I Credit Our Silky-Smooth Locks to These Three Products, and They’re on Sale

Every time I receive a compliment on my hair, my reply is always the same—thank you, my sister does it! With more than seven years of professional experience, not only does she cut and color my hair at the salon, but she also gives me expert tips and recommendations on which products to use. And right now, not one but three of our favorite hair products are discounted during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.

The Moroccanoil Hydrating Treasures Set includes our favorite shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask, which considering the myriad of top-of-the-line products we’ve tried, is a testimony to the fact that they truly make an impact on your hair. I try new items every now and then but consistently go back to this trio because of how silky-smooth, hydrated, and healthy it keeps my locks. Luckily, you can save $39 when you buy this editor- and hairstylist-approved bundle before the sale ends on Sunday, August 6.

Each product in the on-sale set has its own purpose, but there are a few noteworthy things they all have in common. The heavenly scent constantly gets my hair compliments (even after a few non-wash days), and the hero ingredients promote long-lasting hydration, with one of them being argan oil to protect and repair color-treated hair, soothe dry scalp, and stimulate hair growth. Plus, they are paraben-, phthalate-, and sulfate-free.

In addition to argan oil, both the shampoo and the conditioner contain red algae to strengthen strands and repair split ends as well as vitamins A and E for a healthy mane. The shampoo lathers really well for a deep scalp cleanse, while the conditioner instantly absorbs into strands for silky-smooth, tangle-free results. One reviewer said they “can’t believe how amazing these products work,” and many claimed they noticed a “huge difference” in their hair’s texture, such as moisturizing curls and eliminating frizz.

As for the hair mask, it’s packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, including glycerin to repair dry and damaged hair and linseed extract with fatty acids to boost shine. For best results, use the mask after shampooing, rinsing, and towel drying your hair. Scoop a generous amount in your fingers, focusing on the middle section and ends, and comb it through to evenly distribute. I twist it up into a claw clip and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before hopping back in the shower, but you can rinse it out after five to seven minutes as the brand suggests. You can incorporate the mask into your haircare routine one to two times a week, and trust me, you won’t regret it.

Several curly-haired reviewers rave about the Moroccanoil hair mask. One person called it a “magic mask,” saying that their “thirsty, curly hair drinks this up,” and another shopper with “super long curly hair” said it “makes such a difference” and brings their hair “back to life.”

It’s never too late to repair your hair: Add the Moroccanoil Hydrating Treasures Set my hairstylist sister and I swear by for smooth, healthy locks while it’s on sale.

The 9 Best Dandruff Shampoos of 2023

If you’ve been dealing with dandruff for a long time or just recently noticed your scalp starting to flake or itch, don’t panic. Approximately 50 percent of the general population deals with dandruff, and you can manage symptoms with the right shampoo.

“Often what people mistake as ‘dryness’ is the flakiness of the scalp—what we call dandruff. This dandruff is in reality an inflammation of the scalp typically caused by yeast, known as seborrheic dermatitis. You can tell you have this in several ways: itch, redness, flaking,” says dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian.

We compared formulas to find the best dandruff shampoos while considering factors such as formula, hair type, and scalp sensitivity. In addition to Dr. Nazarian, we also consulted dermatologist Dr. Aanchal Panth for tips on what to keep top of mind when shopping. Our top picks battle the main symptoms of dandruff, while also leaving hair healthy

This shampoo from Nizoral is made with ketoconazole, an antifungal often in prescription-strength treatments you can get from the dermatologist. In fact, it’s the only over-the-counter shampoo that contains this powerful ingredient, so yeast and fungal-based dandruff stand zero chance against this gentle and effective shampoo. “The ketoconazole in this product decreases the yeast associated with seborrheic dermatitis and can be used long-term to prevent the return of flaking and scaling,” says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group.

It lathers well and leaves behind a fresh scent, but it can be a bit drying, so definitely plan to use a conditioner with it. Not only does this shampoo help reduce dandruff, but its formula is gentle and strengthening so your tresses get the TLC they need, not just your scalp. Plus, you only need to use it 3-4 times a week for up to eight weeks, and then as needed, so it’ll last a while.

Price at time of publish: $16

Size: 7 ounces | Hair Types: All | Key Ingredients: Ketoconazole

and shiny, regardless of your budget or hair type.

This wallet-friendly shampoo from Head & Shoulders is a classic for a reason—it treats dandruff and helps ease itching and irritation. The brand offers a handful of formulations, including Itchy Scalp Care, Supreme Nourish & Smooth, Tea Tree Oil, and Clinical Strength, which all suit various hair types and scalp needs. If you prefer to shampoo your hair daily, the Classic Clean formulation is a great choice since its gentle formula is safe for everyday use, plus it’s sulfate-free. If you have severe dandruff, you may need the clinical strength formulation (which does cost a bit more) to tackle your problems.

Price at time of publish: $6

Size: 8.45, 13.5, 14.2, 33.8 ounces | Hair Types: All | Key Ingredients: Pyrithione zinc

 

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