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4 Brand New Drugstore Hair Care Products to Try


New drugstore hair care products

Although we’re only about five weeks into 2014, this has been an amazing year for new beauty products. During January and February, drugstore hair and makeup brands always launch a bunch of new items, so now is the perfect time to try out some new budget-conscious beauty buys.

In fact, I’ve found four brand new hair care products that are on my must-have list. Read on to learn more about each one:

John Frieda Frizz Ease Go Curlier Heat-Activated Spray

John Frieda frizz ease heat activated spray
$8.99 at Target

This spray, by John Frieda, is meant to enhance your curls, not relax them or minimize them like a lot of “curly” hair products do. This one makes your curls larger-than-life and helps them keep their beautiful, natural shape. Finally, a major hair care brand is focusing on curly hair, rather than the stick-straight hair other brands seem to gravitate toward. I love John Frieda for that!

To use this, I suggest running it through your hair, then using a diffuser to dry your curls, since using your hands to dry them can make them frizzy. A diffuser makes them look polished!

Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Creme

Pantene Pro V weekly rehab creme
$7.99 at

This product is part of Pantene’s new Detox line. This hair care line is meant to “refresh” and help repair hair from oxidative damage from chemicals or minerals, which can come from the water in your shower.

This Rehab Creme is similar to a hair mask – you apply it once a week and, depending on your hair type, rinse it out after 5-10 minutes. It claims to seal damaged cuticles, which is always great for us girls with damaged tresses!

L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Conditioner and Shampoo

L’Oreal oleo therapy oil infused conditioner and shampoo
$6.99 each at Ulta

love L’Oreal’s “therapy” lines. I remember using their first line like this, which was for colored hair. It was sulfate-free and so amazing that I used that shampoo and conditioner for almost two years!

When I came across the OleoTherapy collection, I knew I needed them. Not only are they sulfate-free, but they use oil to condition your hair and repair any damage. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, putting oil on your hair actually helps it in so many ways.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Herbal essences naked dry shampoo
$6.99 at Walgreens

This dry shampoo, from Herbal Essences’ new Naked line, is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and 100% all-natural. The product is made with a tapioca formula, so it absorbs oil naturally.

Because it contains no chemicals, it’s better for your scalp than traditional dry shampoos. The scent is also heavenly. It’s peppermint-scented, so this dry shampoo definitely makes your hair and scalp feel (and smell!) so fresh. 

What do you think?

What do you think of these new hair products? Have you tried any of these yet? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Posted on on February 4, 2014 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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8 Responses to “4 Brand New Drugstore Hair Care Products to Try”

  1. 1
    February 4th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Sulfate free AND smells like peppermint?!? I think I’ll be trying that dry shampoo ASAP.

  2. 2
    February 4th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I so badly want to try that dry shampoo… but I’ve tried sooo many that didn’t work! I use bastiste at the moment which works wonders, but I’m allergic to it :( Maybe I’ll give this one a shot, peppermint dos sound lovely.

  3. 3
    February 4th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t know how Herbal Essences is defining “natural” and “chemical,” but that dry shampoo’s first ingredient is isobutane, and the third is propane. Not really stuff I want on my head.

  4. 4
    February 4th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I got the John Frieda Go Curlier and the Herbal Essences dry shampoo, plus the Herbal Essences cleansing conditioner at Target today. Thanks for letting us know about these products! I usually don’t look at the beauty sections of stores for fear that I’ll linger and buy unnecessary products, but I love when CF highlights new items to try :)

  5. 5
    February 4th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    @Meriel: “Natural” and “chemical” are very misleading terms. As an example, lemon is “natural”, so many people think it’s ok to put lemon juice on their face, when in reality this will harm the skin due to an imbalance in ph.
    Propane is used as a substitute for an organic compound called Chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) which is often used in aerosol cans as a propellant. Propane is nontoxic, and is a much better alternative to CFCs which contribute to ozone depletion. Isobutane is also used as a propellant and is another CFC alternative. It’s often used in refrigerators, etc, because it doesn’t harm the environment.
    Any aerosol will have the same or similar ingredients.

  6. 6
    February 5th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Love that the writer didn’t do their research and just regurgitated whatever description they found on the product. No chemicals in the dry shampoo, really? Did you check the ingredient list at all? Furthermore, “no chemicals” doesn’t even imply that the product is good for you or bad for you.

    I love this site for fashion advice, but I absolutely do not trust it at all for beauty product recommendations or reviews because writers don’t do their due diligence.

  7. 7
    February 5th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Kristina – As I’ve mentioned in my other posts, I actually go and buy every single product that I write about on College Fashion. I don’t look online at descriptions for products; I head down to my local Target or Ulta and pick out new products to try myself. Yes, this can get expensive, but I only will write about products that I think are actually good enough to write about.

    You are right, there are chemicals in the dry shampoo. However, it is branded as being “all natural” and free of dyes and other chemicals that Herbal Essences non-“Naked” products can have. That doesn’t mean that it’s chemical free and I will edit the article to make that change.

    Please feel free to send me suggestions on what you would like to see more of in the Beauty column, and I thank you for reading!

  8. 8
    February 19th, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I love keeping up to date when it comes to hair care products. Will sure check out your site every now and then! But first, I’ll be heading out to the store to grab these – L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Conditioner and Shampoo!!!!! :)

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