8 Products to Up Your Hair Game

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday April 3, 2019

Who among us can't relate to falling into a bit of a hair rut every now and then?

Whether it's how we style our hair or the shampoo and conditioner that we use, when is the last time that you put any considerable amount of thought into your product choices?

Hair can make or break a first impression. If you've been feeling like you should up your hair game, consider these options:

René Furterer Complexe 5
Allright, guys, I know, it's a miracle that most of you are using conditioner let alone a pre-shampoo detoxifying treatment. But hear me out. This essential oil cocktail cleanses, energizes, and purifies the scalp, and you only need to use it once or twice a week. When massaged into a dry scalp before your shower, the increase in microcirculation can enhance the efficacy of your other products. And as we know, a healthy scalp is must for those who wish to stave off hair loss. $49

Sally Hershberger 24K Get Gorgeous ProStyle Shampoo & Conditioner
Yes, gentlemen, shampoo and conditioner. You really do need both, and this Sally Hershberger line is way more straightforward than its luxe name would suggest. Infused with 24K pure gold elixir, natural plant extracts, and amino acids, this daily duo is a great way to get stellar ingredients on your scalp without the overpowering fragrance that usually goes hand in hand with luxury shampoos. This 24K line made my hair instantly more voluminous and shiny. $32 each

Christophe Robin Cleansing Thickening Paste
This clay-to-foam shampoo is my favorite hair discovery of the year. Not only does it smell sensual and luxurious but it also contains pure rhassoul clay (to absorb impurities) and Tahitian algae (to densify and invigorate). It applies as a grainy paste then quickly lathers up like a traditional shampoo. Not only will this improve the overall health of your scalp but the thickening effect is immediate and noticeable. $53

Leonor Greyl Concentré Énergétique Deep Energizing Washing Treatment
This unique product took some time to get used to, but it was hard to argue with the effects. Over time, this hair-cleansing mask will stimulate the scalp and strengthen hair. Though it's formulated to help with hair loss, its powerhouse ingredients make this an ideal addition to any regimen. Apply it to dry hair 15 minutes before getting in the shower and then gradually add water to slowly lather up before rinsing. $45

V76 by Vaughn Control Balm
Even I've been in a hair rut, using the same waxes and pomades for years... and complaining that I hated them. The great thing about this balm is that it provides serious control without having to worry about washing your hair twice the next day to get it all out. Ingredients like honey, soy protein, shea butter, and argan oil nourish and hydrate the hair while maintaining your style. $20

Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Balancing Conditioner
A new addition to the iconic Oribe collection, this is luxury hair care at its finest. From the bottle design to the intoxicating scent, this line does it all. Not only for those suffering from dandruff, the shampoo is a flawless way to keep your scalp in prime form. Salicylic acid, pea sprout extract, caffeine, and sugar extracts are just some of the ingredients that defend, exfoliate, soothe, and restore your hair. The conditioner imparts shine with olive oil, strengthens the cuticle with biotin and quinoa, and nourishes with acacia tree extract. If you're looking to bring your shower experience to the next level, look no further. Shampoo $44; Conditioner $46

R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray
Is it normal to walk into your bathroom and sniff your can of hairspray? I do that more times than I'd like to admit with R+Co's iconic Vicious hairspray. And honestly, it would be enough if the product did nothing other than smell good, but it provides just the right amount of hold for my hair. It's the best hairspray I've ever used, and it looks damn sexy sitting on your counter. $32

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
I towel-dried my hair for years before discovering how a hair dryer could expedite my morning routine and up my style game. But as a guy with relatively short hair who blow-dries for less than ten minutes, I never put much thought into what kind of dryer I was using, certainly not one that costs $400. This may be the grooming splurge to end all grooming splurges, but not only is this dryer sleek and sexy, but the research that has gone into this product is insane. The dryer regulates temperature by measuring heat 20 times per second, which prevents heat damage; "air multiplier" technology amplifies air for more volume; and the motor is in the handle so it feels more balanced in your hand. It's an investment for sure, but one worth considering. $399.99

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