Great hair—it's the stuff that women's dreams are made. Here are five new lovelies that have transformed the way I do my hair and put that storied "good hair day" I've always pined for within reach.
Haute Air: Conair Infiniti Pro Styling Tool (see above)
Expensive salon dryers can leave strands feeling smoother than just your garden variety, but the drugstore is upping the ante with Infinity Pro by Conair, available now in new ombré shades. The draw is the AC motor technology, which rivals salon brands in lasting three times longer than the standard. And with ionic ceramic technology and 1875 watts, all the bells and whistles are there, too.
Powder Trip:L'Oréal Professionnel Fresh DustI'm convinced hair powder is a girl's best friend. Just a sprinkle will absorb scalp oils, lengthening the days by which you can cheat a blowout, and plumping roots with delicious volume and texture. Set to launch in April, this micro-fine powder version from L'Oréal Professionnel excels by leaving behind no white residue, and a soft fragrant scent that trumps the Pledge-like lemon of several other competitors.
Clean Sweep: It Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo & ConditionerWhen I heard that this new line promised 50 percent less blow dry time, I was beyond skeptical. But fast-forward to a wash, lather and style later, and my strands truly did dry faster. The secret lies in a chemistry bond that turns the water in damp hair into vapor once heat hits it. I may not be a scientist, but can sure appreciate how this one works.
Curl Friend: Sarah Potempa Beachwaver
Perfect curls can seemingly depend on the random alignment of stars, but this new rotating curling iron transforms waves into something you can consistently produce. After selecting "L" or "R" based on the side you're curling (left or right), place a section of hair into the clamp, and press the "GO" button. Talk about a powerful weapon to have in your beauty arsenal!
Bright Lights: Alterna One Night Highlights
I admit it; I'm a commitment-phobe. One Night Highlights speaks to me with its temporary mousse color that is chemical-free and totally natural-looking, yet only lasts until you wash it out. Simply push the button and brush the marshmallow puff of color through strands for evenly placed highlights. It's ammonia, synthetics and peroxide-free; and it comes in three shades: sweet caramel, ravishing red and shimmering blonde.