I am an adult, but admittedly an adult that’s not that good about taking care of my hair. My hair is long and fine hair that I often neglect until it’s knotted, dull, and crazy looking. I also have an eight-year-old sister, who is equally reluctant to take proper care of her hair. She has gorgeous Disney princess hair, like full-on perfect, but she hates washing it, brushing it, styling it, or anything of the sort.
If you like having beautiful silky hair with minimal effort, or you have a child reluctant to do the whole hair care routine, here are the best hair care products that will work for the whole family.
If there was only on hair product I could recommend to everyone on the planet with hair, it would be the Wet Brush ($7.99 on Amazon). This hairbrush made brushing my hair so much less of a chore. It glides through tangles and leaves hair soft and smooth and easy to manage. I let my sister borrow mine, and look, it’s not a magic wand, she still hates brushing her hair, but at least now the process is faster and easier.
Another miracle hair product for stubborn tangles in kids or adults is the Mane N Tail Detangler ($6.36 on Amazon). It comes in a huge bottle, so you get your money’s worth with this one. I bought my first bottle of this detangler over a year ago, and it’s still going strong. Just a couple sprays of this detangler (especially in combination with the Wet Brush) makes knots, mats, and tangles disappear in record time.
Shampoo and Conditioner
I’m one of those people that’s not that picky about shampoo and conditioner. As hair products go, shampoo and conditioner is not super exciting. If it gets my hair clean it works, but there is one particular combo that stands above the rest.
Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Sleek for Dry Hair Shampoo and Conditioner Kit with Argan Oil ($14.98 on Amazon) is the only shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used that made a noticeable difference in my hair. This stuff leaves the hair so sleek and shiny and smooth it’s amazing. Just two steps, shampooing and conditioning, do what would normally take a bunch of different products to achieve. This shampoo and conditioner combo is perfect for anyone who wants gorgeous hair with half the time and work.
I know coil hair ties are supposedly the holy grails of non-damage causing hair ties, but they’re just too bulky for me. I’m one of those people that if you can’t wear a hair tie on your wrist it doesn’t work.
So these No Crease Ponytail holders ($9.98 on Amazon) are the ones I use instead. They are slim enough to fit comfortably on your wrist. These hair ties come in a variety of neutral colors to match every hair color. Some hair ties get easily tangled and stuck in hair, causing damage and tugging, but these pull out of hair smoothly with minimal damage, and they don’t leave hair all creased and messy. These hair ties truly do work for everyone.
Headbands are so great. They’re great for keeping hair out of your eyes while exercising, keeping kid’s hair contained on the playground, or hiding a bad hair day. Whatever your hair needs, a headband just might fix it.
These BLOM Multi-Style Headbands are the key to an easy hair day ($14.95 on Amazon). They’re soft, so when you’re wearing one it feels like nothing. They come in a large variety of colors to match every outfit, and they can be styled in different ways each day of the week.
Hair products don’t have to be all practicality and problem-solving. Temporary hair color is a great way for both kids and adults alike to experiment with some fun hair changes without the commitment — or the potential for damage.
L’Oreal Paris Hair Color Colorista 1-Day Spray ($8.97 on Amazon) comes in 11 different colors. Its spray bottle makes it super easy to apply, and it washes out with the next shampoo, meaning it requires no commitment at all. This spray color is perfect for a kid’s crazy hair day, or if you’re just sick of the same old hair color and looking to switch things up.
We hope you enjoy these products! But keep in mind, Grit Daily might take small cut of the profit on the items recommended here—but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in them. We only recommend products that we would buy or use ourselves, so don’t be wary of our suggestions.