Women wear so many different hats these days, it’s sometimes hard to keep control of what’s under them. For all the jet-setters and multitaskers out there who are rocking an oil-disguising topknot six days a week, or whose roots are masquerading as ombré, listen up: I’ve discovered some gems for your hair that will make your life easier and your tresses more gorgeous.
Problem: A dry and flaking (dandruff-impersonating) scalp.
Product Fix: Philip Kingsley Take Comfort Jet Set (pictured, above)
Treat your scalp with this travel-size trio—shampoo, conditioner, and a flaky/itchy scalp toner—that also brings processed hair back into balance.
Find It: $35, philipkingsley.com
Problem: The dreaded oil slick.
Product Fix: Klorane Dry Shampoo with oat milk
When you need to make that blow out last another day or two, this dry shampoo will clean your hair in no time.
Find It: $7.50 (travel size), dermstore.com
Problem: TSA agents confiscated all of the full-size hair products stashed in your carry-on.
Product Fix: Phyto Express Rx Ultra Nourishing Kit
The travel-size pouch holds two powerful products (shampoo and a mask) that restore stressed-out, brittle locks.
Find It: $20, 3floz.com or your closest major airport
Problem: You just finished working out and have five minutes for a shower.
Product Fix: Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme
This 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner is non-detergent-based, making it remarkably gentle and non-drying for even the most processed hair. Bonus: The 100 percent recycled packaging and earth-friendly ingredients make this brand a must for the eco-conscious.
Find It: $40, El Salon, 777 E. Virginia Ave., 303-399-7175, elsalondenver.com (after August 19)
Problem: Uncontrollable frizz.
Product Fix: Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy 3-Piece Starter Kit
The antioxidant-rich blend of coconut, avocado, and cocoa butter oils smooth, straighten, and add a healthy sheen to thirsty hair.
Find It: $9.99, ulta.com
Problem: Gray roots.
Product Fix: TouchBack Marker
You need something foolproof, and this delivers. The pocket-size marker deposits real hair color onto those pesky roots and even comes with a tiny comb so you can get thisclose to your hairline. Bonus: Colors range from Ash Blonde to Rich Black, so you can actually find a shade that matches your tresses.
Find It: $29.95, ulta.com