Test Drive: 5 Great New Hair Products – Vanity Fair

We don’t have anyone named Becky in our office, but after the latest round of product testing we all have (presumably) hair just as good. The beauty department at V.F. enlisted five testers to try out some new-to-the-market hair systems so that you can know the products that are worth your pennies.

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  1. L’Oréal Paris Color Vibrancy Collection: Safe to say, it’s probably one of the best drugstore hair products that I have ever used. The Intensive Shampoo and Conditioner left my hair extremely soft, and the Post-Color Repair Mask was like therapy for my damaged, color-treated hair. Plus, I really think it helped keep my color brighter for longer. Can you say “bang for your buck?” This is it. —Charlotte O.

  2. Rahua Color Full Collection: This collection definitely helped to keep my color alive a bit longer. The shampoo and conditioner gave my hair great shine without making it feel too heavy, and the mask was very helpful for that extra moisture boost. Like most hair masks, it goes on heavy, but, once rinsed out, my hair felt light and fabulous. —Elizabeth O.

  1. Kevin Murphy: Love! Love! Loved these products! The Wash & Rinse were completely and utterly nourishing without being heavy, and my hair was extremely smooth and shiny. These products are perfect to use every day. The Re.Store is a once-a-week cleansing-conditioning replacement for both the shampoo and conditioner, and I loved this as well! I used it once a week for two weeks, and my hair was even softer after using it—but still not weighed-down. I loved it as a reset to my hair after a week blow-drying and hair spray. And, finally, the Smooth.Again was a top-of-the-line smoothing hair product! It left my hair looking and feeling silky smooth all day long. Definitely would highly recommend! —Heidi F.

  2. Caviar Infinite Color Hold Topcoat Shine Spray: The one product I really loved from Caviar was the Topcoat Shine Spray. It smoothed hair beautifully, and I found it didn’t leave my hair with a strange or sticky texture, like some sprays can. I used this daily after blow-drying my hair and noticed a big difference in the vibrancy of my color. —Jennifer R.

  3. Color Wow: Extremely good hair-care products that I would definitely recommend to all my friends. After a week of use, my hair was shiny and felt incredibly clean and light. There are two types of conditioners: one for fine/normal and another one for normal/thick. Love having a choice when it comes to conditioners! I also really liked the Blow Dry Spray, which did speed up drying time! It’s also alcohol-free, so it didn’t dry out my hair, like most. I never thought about hair thinning or hair loss, but my hair has thinned since I started coloring it, years ago. Something on their Web site made me think: “Contains no ingredients that leave behind residues which can dull color or even worse impede hair growth and lead to hair thinning and loss.” Certainly something to consider …
    —Suzanne L.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Zendaya

Zendaya

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Céline Dion

Céline Dion