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College Beauty Awards: Haircare

Everybody’s hair responds differently to different products, and we know that. Finding hair products for college students isn’t easy when there’s so many out there. That’s why we’re giving you the tools you need to not only clean, style, and maintain your hair, but we’re making sure to differentiate where necessary to help you take care of your curls and your roommate take care of their dry scalp. Here are the 2021 College Beauty Awards picks for haircare.

styling tools

Chi spin N curl 1″ Ceramic Rotating Curler, $98
Conair 3-in-1 ionic dryer, $35


Sun Bum dry texture spray, $15
ODele texturizing sea salt spray, $12
Cuvée Beauty champagne infused spray, $35

heat protectant

Sun Bum heat protector, $15
Afro sheen ‘fro out blow-out spray, $11
chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, $7

dry shampoo

Moroccanoil dry shampoo, $12
Living Proof Perfect hair Day™ dry shampoo, $26
Garnier Texturizing Invisible Dry Shampoo, $6

taking care of *your* hair

for curls:

Bread hair-mask & hair-wash, $28 and $20
Afro Sheen 3-in-1 nourishing oil, $10
Maui Moisture curl foam mousse, $7

for dry/damaged hair:

Oyin Handmade hair dew, $14
Wellphoria Intensive Treatment Masque, $24
Naturall Club Ice Cream Treatment, $14

for thin hair:

Garnier Plumping Treat 3-in-1 Hair Mask, $6
Pura D’Or Anti-thinning shampoo, $30
Verb ghost oil, $18

for frizz:

​​In Common static silk smoothing enhancer, $30
BREAD macadamia oil, $28
Monday SMOOTH Shampoo + Conditioner, $8 Each

for dry scalp:

Wellphoria cbd-infused Shampoo & conditioner, $24 each
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp™ Scrub, $36

Afro Sheen lush fro butter, $7

for oily hair/buildup:

NeutrogenA Scalp Scrub with Pink Grapefruit, $9
Shambar Awaken shampoo bar, $20


Sun Bum Revitalizing 3 in 1 leave in treatment, $15
Daily Dose miracle moisture, $15
Unite 7seconds detangler, $31

The Her Campus National Editors write about products we love and think you’ll love too. Her Campus has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. All products are in stock and all prices are accurate as of publication.

Erica Kam

Columbia Barnard '21

Erica is the Contributing Editor at Her Campus. She was formerly the Wellness Editor (2019-20), the High School Editor (2018-19), and an Editorial Intern (2018). She graduated from Barnard College in 2021 with a degree in English and creative writing, and was the Senior Editor of Her Campus Columbia Barnard (2018-20). When she's not writing or editing (which is rare), she's probably looking at food pictures on Instagram.
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