When it comes to hair, our main priorities are safety and versatility. We want the option to play with our strands without compromising strength, shine, and ease. Thankfully, we’ve tried a slew of easy and effective products that made happy hair days a regular part of our reality. Ahead, find our 2022 Beauty Awards winners in the hair category.
Herbal Essences’ products, made with coconut extract and aloe, boasted the highest level of conditioning in the GH Beauty Lab’s test of hydrating shampoos and conditioners for dry hair, with this pair performing best in a test with the Lab’s Instron machine which gauges combing force through wet hair, proving strong conditioning benefits. Consumer testers loved these infusions, too: “My dry hair was much more moisturized,” one tester marveled.
The Tresemmé duo tops the Beauty Lab’s test of hair color-preserving shampoos and conditioners. Post-use, hair sample color faded least after 20 washes and 10 hours of UV exposure in Lab testing. One tester marveled that they were “like expensive salon products.”