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The Stylish Student’s Must-Have Back to School Hair Products

Ready to return to school with killer hair? We got you covered!

Back to school season is here and while there are still a few weeks left to enjoy this summer-adjacent weather, we’ve already started to think about our hair. Since transitioning back into the school year can be rough after a long summer of adventuring and relaxing, we’re here to make things a little easier by featuring some of our must-haves that you can easily find in your local drugstore. So sit back and take notes as we share some products that’ll help you score killer strands this school year:

Back to School Hair Products to Pick Up

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Great hair = major confidence.

1. It starts in the shower.

Stock up on a shampoo and conditioner combo that will keep your hair and scalp healthy while also saving you time in the morning. If this is the year you’ve sworn not to hit snooze a dozen times every morning and deal with any itchiness or flaking, then Dove DermaCare Scalp Invigorating Mind Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner is for you. This hair care product works to relieve irritation as it gently cares for your strands, leaving them super smooth and manageable. Bonus: The fresh minty scent will wake you up, and it’s a gentle-enough formula to use on the daily.

2. Keep stress levels low.

Lower your stress levels with a soothing mask. It’s no secret that heading back to school often means diving right back into high-stress levels. Between hours of homework, regular tests and midterms that have a habit of sneaking up on you before you know it, you’ll need all the zen you can get. Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque binds moisture into every single hair fiber, creating a protective barrier of moisture. It’s a great option if you’ve taken less than stellar care of your strands this summer as it works to leave your hair healthy-looking and feeling weightless. A great option to start right before you kick-off the start of school, then weekly to reap its benefits.

3. Always be prepared.

Last, but not least, we suggest stashing a bottle of Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil in your locker. This weightless styling oil can dramatically revive your dry or damaged hair. We love this ultra-light formula that conditions without weighing down your hair. It’s great for post-gym class, if your strands need a pick-me-up mid-day or before you head out to any after-school activities.


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