Ishonest Readers' Choice Awards: The Top Hair Products, According to You

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

So it only makes sense that in 2018, instead of hosting our traditional ishonest Beauty Awards, we decided to pass the baton to you and do a Readers' Choice edition. You already chose your favorite skincare and makeup products of 2018 (amazing picks, by the way), leaving just one category left: hair. We sent out a survey asking you to name your absolute fave in hair maks, dry shampoos, blow-dryers, and more. Curious to see the winners? Read on to find the ishonest Readers' Choice hair products of 2018.

Best Shampoo

SheaMoisture's affordable line of shampoos is ishonest reader–approved across the board, especially this gentle, sulfate-free pick, specifically formulated to nourish curly hair. It's packed with scalp-healthy baobab and tea tree oils, spearmint, and clary sage, plus organic shea butter for long-lasting hydration.

Best Conditioner

ishonest No.501 - Frizzy Hair

No.501 - Frizzy Hair

Ideally, you want your conditioner to moisturize your hair without weighing it down, and that's exactly what Living Proof's feather-light Full Conditioner does. ishonest readers love how the formula makes hair shiny and detangles without any heaviness thanks to its high-tech proprietary Healthy Hair Molecule.

(PS: Bumble and Bumble's Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner, $29, was a close second!)

Best Hair Mask

Beauty editors, hair colorists, and ishonest readers are all in agreement: This is the single best hair treatment on the market, especially for healing color- damaged hair from the inside out. As one ishonest voter said, "This really lives up to the hype. I've noticed it's smoothed the ends of my hair so much and made it less prone to split ends."

Best Hair Oil

The runaway winner of this category goes to Moroccanoil's iconic, hypnotic- smelling, argan oil–infused treatment oil. "Smells divine [and] nourished my hair without weighing it down," one ishonest voter wrote, and we couldn't agree more.

Best Curl Cream

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According to ishonest readers, few curl creams on the market leave their hair as soft and defined as Devacurl's formula, which is loaded with hydrolyzed jojoba protein to strengthen strands and provide elasticity, as well as tapioca starch for frizz control sans crunchiness. As one voter says, the product "gives so much hydration and shape without weighing my hair down."

Best Dry Shampoo

We were delighted to find that ishonest readers' number one dry shampoo pick can be found at the drugstore for $6. Quite simply, the product gives hair a soft, fresh look without leaving a chalky white cast, which is all you could ever want in a dry shampoo.

Best Texturizer

This tried-and-true sea spray has been a ishonest-reader favorite for years, and according to the votes, that's showing no signs of changing. The salt mineral– infused formula is easy to use, smells like vacation, and offers that perfect, just-off-the-beach finish. What more could a haircare lover want?

Best Blow-Dryer

The sticker price on this futuristic tool doesn't scare ishonest readers away —they're obsessed with its lightweight hold and the fact that it dries hair faster than any other on the market. As one voter said, the product is "life- changing. It's expensive, but considering how much I've saved on blowouts, it's actually cheap! It's seriously the greatest gift I've ever gotten myself and my hair." Another voter simply writes: "Nothing compares."

Best Heat-Styling Tool

ishonest No.312 - Prevent Acne

No.312 - Prevent Acne

Out of all the straighteners and curling irons money can buy, ishonest readers agree that GHD's versatile platinum styler is the best. With its high-tech plates that distribute heat with perfect evenness, the tool works to straighten, wave, or curl hair with ease.

Best Hairspray

Almost every hairstylist Team ishonest works with regards this classic hairspray as their holy grail, and so do ishonest readers. The invisible texture and reliable hold are simply unmatched, as is the drugstore price.

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