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College Beauty Awards: Hair

Whether you use a hair mask every week or you can’t be bothered to pick up the blow dryer, the Her Campus College Beauty Awards testers tracked down the best hair products for every kind of hair care routine. After trying over 60 different formulas from a range of brands, this list details HC’s top ten favorite hair products of 2022. 

We mean it when we say we included a high-quality product for every hair texture. If you have curly locks, give the Bomba Curls Forbidden Hair Mask, Flawless by Gabrielle Union Restoring Exotic Oil Treatment, or the Mielle Organics Mango & Tulsi Nourishing Styling Gel a try. For waves, we recommend the Naturalicious Grapeseed Mist or the Odele Air Dry Styler. Dealing with dry, split ends? The Korres Pure Greek Olive 3-in-1 Nourishing Oil will do just the trick. For an oily scalp, add the CHI Vibes Wake + Fake Soothing Dry Shampoo into your routine.

Get the details on these products and more through authentic CBA tester reviews below. Add these recommendations to your cart and say hello to soft, nourished, hydrated, healthy hair!

Everist Waterless Shampoo Concentrate

This waterless shampoo concentrate is probably unlike any shampoo you’ve used before. Its ultra-clean, environmentally-friendly formula skips out on the harsh chemicals seen in many other hair products on the market. Emily is shocked by its ability to leave her fine hair and sensitive scalp feeling super clean and keep it from looking greasy. $24.

Odele Air Dry Styler

Julianna says this budget-friendly, salon-grade styler is her new favorite hair product. Maeve attests that the smoothing formula defines curly and wavy hair without leaving a crunchy feel. Looking to skip the blow dryer? Add this to your hair routine for a frizz-free finish. $12.

KORRES Pure Greek Olive 3-in-1 Nourishing Oil

This luxurious, nourishing oil will hydrate you from head to toe. Oasiah, Julianna, and Maeve each use this Korres product on their dry ends and their bodies for an ultra moisturized feel. If your split ends need a little TLC, add this to your daily post-shower pamper routine. $38.

Bomba Curls Forbidden Hair Mask

Not only is this Bomba Curls Forbidden Hair Mask amazing for moisturized curl definition, but it smells amazing, too. This left Julianna and Eboni with hydrated, defined curls that “smell like a dream,” they say. $28.

Conair The Curl Collective Ionic Ceramic Dryer

This 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Dryer is a new favorite for both Eboni and Julianna. They love the range of settings for both diffusing and blowing out their curls. Eboni says this dryer gave her a blowout so perfect, she barely had to straighten her hair afterwards. $36.

Naturalicious Heavenly Hydration Grapeseed Hair Mist

This budget-friendly pick kept the CBA testers’ hair smelling good and looking better. Eboni praises the product’s lightweight formula that easily absorbs into her hair for a soft, nourished feel. $33.

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Flawless Restoring Exotic Oil Treatment

This Flawless by Gabrielle Union hair treatment will leave your hair looking and feeling flawless. Eboni, Maeve, and Oasiah attest that the oil tames their frizz, resulting in a soft, beautiful shine. $10.

ghd Platinum Styler 1” Flat Iron

Zoë, Eboni, and Kyra agree this ghd flat iron has become a new staple in their hair care routines. The 1″ styler heats up quickly and gives a sleek, long-lasting straighten without feeling damaging. $280.

CHI Vibes Wake + Fake Soothing Dry Shampoo

Prone to an oily scalp? Add this CHI dry shampoo to your cart and thank us later. This product’s blendable, light formula and pleasant scent leave unwashed hair looking, smelling, and feeling fresh. $23.

Mielle Organics Mango & Tulsi Nourishing Styling Gel

The Mango & Tulsi Nourishing Styling Gel by Mielle Organics holds the curls of Eboni and Julianna without feeling sticky or crunchy. Eboni recommends pairing this product with the Mielle Organics Whipping Creme for soft, moisturized, curly hair. $15.

Kyra covers all things trending in the fashion and beauty spaces. She served as the editor of the 2022 Her Campus College Beauty Awards, and previously worked as the editorial lead of College Fashionista.