Best Back to School Hair Products


Hair after using Miracle 7 Leave-in Mist

Siena Zarrell, Features Writer


The long dreaded back-to-school season has arrived. After laying out in the sun and swimming, hair can get dry, brittle, and damaged. Since you are going back to school, you want to make a good impression. Listed below are some products that will tame the frizz in this humid weather, revitalize your silky strands after all the damage done by chlorine and salt water, and hold onto shine throughout the whole school day.

Loreal Smooth Intense Polishing Shampoo and Conditioner

  This combo instantly helps soften rough textures over time, thus leaving hair polished. I have personally tested this shampoo and conditioner and found that my hair had a much smoother texture overall without being weighed down. With every wash, it tames frizz for up to 72 hours. The best part– it doesn’t break the bank! Both can be found at Walmart: $3.60 for 12.6 fl oz., $3.64 for 12.6 fl oz.

Miracle 7 Leave-In Hair Mist

  This leave-in mist is lightweight and does not leave residue behind like most leave-in conditioners. With only so much time after finishing homework and extracurriculars to take care of your hair, this spray comes in handy. It will ensure that when you wake up late the next morning you will not have to choose between fixing your bad hair day or being on time for school. When I let my hair naturally dry with this spray in, my ends looked much healthier and I couldn’t stop running my fingers through them.  It can be found at Sally’s Beauty Supply: $13.29 for 5 oz.

Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Detangler Light Conditioning

  Not only does this smell great, the detangler separates strands making hair easier to brush through and style. I use this detangler directly after every shower and it makes the biggest difference. Usually brushing through my hair is a nightmare but now it is an easy task. For an added bonus, it prevents and repairs split ends. This product is compatible for all hair types and can be applied when hair is wet or dry.  It can be found at Walmart: $4.61 for 8.5 fl oz.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

  This blend of nourishing oils effectively works for all hair colors and types. It is an all around miracle worker. From taming flyaways to adding touchable soft texture, this product does it all. A moderate appliance to damp hair will do the trick. It will boost shine that lasts all school day and strengthen hair damaged from summer fun. It can be found at $39.99 for 3.4 fl oz.

TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray

  It’s not every day that we wake up with a perfectly smooth or curled mane. Often times we fix those creases and kinks with hot tools such as flat irons and curling wands. The damage done by these tools accumulates over the school years. Not to mention, that by the end of the day, hair gets frizzy and dull. This lightweight spray solves all of these problems. Before and after you fry your hair, spray a modest coat of this product  to shield your hair from damage, add shine to any dull strands, and control frizz for up to 48 hours. Maybe getting ready for school won’t be so much of a struggle after all. It can be found at Walmart: $4.43 for 8 fl oz.

Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo

  Not only is its name promising, this dry shampoo is a back-to-school must have. Nothing could be better than the smell other than its miracle working capabilities. Whether it’s after P.E. or studying all night for an AP exam, this easy grab-and-go spray will disguise those greasy roots. Unlike other dry shampoos, it will not weigh down your roots or turn your hair gray. Apply a modest amount and voila! Nobody has to know about your bad hair day secrets. It can be found at Walmart: $3.63 for 5 oz.

  Next time you are running errands with your parents, make sure to pick up a few of these products. They will make your transition back to school a whole lot easier, because nobody wants to wake up an extra hour early just to take care of their hair.