Best Hair Oil
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil, $19.95; lorealparis.com.au
This lightweight oil hydrates, glosses and tames frizz. Apply it before heat styling to protect strands or to finished looks for polish and shine.
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair
Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, $49 and $56; adorebeauty.com.au
This set gives lift and won't eave residue. "The perfect prep prior to styling," says hairstylist Joel Forman.
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Coloured Hair
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & No.5 Conditioner, $45.95 each; olaplex.com.au
Clever technology strengthens and repairs hair that has been lightened or coloured.
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair
Bumble & Bumble Curl Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Custom Curl Conditioner, $47, and $52; mecca.com.au
Ready for wash-and-wear hair? These formulas give curls definition and shape.
Best Treatment Mask
Kérastase Masque Thérapiste, $66; kerastase.com.au
Apply this deep-conditioning mask once a week to restore an overprocessed mane to its former glory.
Best Heat Protection
Goldwell Just Smooth Sleek Perfection Thermal Spray Serum, $25.95; goldwell.com.au
You've gone to the effort of straightening your strands, and this serum will lock the look in place.
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Blonde Hair
Oribe Silverati Shampoo & Conditioner, $68 each; adorebeauty.com/com
"This duo means business for blondes. It keep brassiness at bay and restores health" – Anthony Nader, Hairstylist
Readers' Choice Best Shampoo & Conditioner
Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin I & Lait Vital, $42, and $46; kerastase.com.au
Want locks worthy of a hair goals hashtag? This daily duo feeds nutrients to strands to boost health, lustre and bounce in all hair types.
Readers' Choice Best Dry Shampoo
Batiste Dry Shampoo, $9.95; batistehair.com.au
A few quick strays banishes oil from roots and adds grip to hold a textured style.
Best Smoothing Product
Kevin Murphy Smooth Again, $49.95; adorebeauty.com.au
"Apply wet and air- or blow-dry to keep frizz at bay in even the most unruly tresses," says hairstylist Paloma Garcia.
L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, $11; lorealparis.com.au
"This gold can of royalty has been my go-to for as long as I can remember," says hairstylist Anthony Nader.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $66; davidjones.com
"Fantastic for reviving any style: it puts texture, volume and life back into hair" – Joel Forman, hairstylist
Best Shine Product
Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry, $54; redken.com.au
For Lengths with serious lustre, apply a few drops to damp mid-lengths before blow-drying, or work into dry ends to soften and smooth.
Readers' Choice Best Styling Product
John Frieda Extra Strength Serum, $17; johnfrieda.com
Silk proteins and algae extract smooth frizz, block humidity and boost shine.
Best Dry Shampoo
Klorane Dry Shampoo, $14.95; klorane.com
"This cult buy give my fine strands a wash-free refresh and amazing texture," says InStyle market editor Lulu Custance.
Best Barrel Brush
R+Co Round Brush 2, $110; adorebeauty.com.au
Bring volume to your blow-dry with this easy-to-wield brush made from natural boar bristles.
Best Curling Tool
Cloud Nine The Curling Wand, $335; cloudninehair.com.au
Designed without a clamp so you can curl hair at any angle, this versatile wand is a winner for hair of all lengths.
GHD The Original Styler, $210; ghdhair.com/au
"The first of its time and still leading with the best technology around"
Best Detangling Brush
Tangle Teezer The Original, $20; priceline.com.au
"It's still the best," says hairstylist Barney Martin o the easy to grip brush that glides through wet hair without causing damage.
Readers' Choice Best New Launch
Dyson Airwrap, $799; dyson.com.au
Whether you want pro-styled waves or a sleek finish, this styler ccan get you there with its cutting-edge air manipulation functionality.
Dyson Supersonic, $549; dyson.com.au
Lightweight and compact yet superpowerful, this high-tech dyer achieves salon results with impressive speed.
Best Paddle Brush
YS Park Soft Cushion Tortoise Hair Brush Pure Boar, $195; ysparkaustralia.com.au
The perfect all-rounder for blow-drying and styling, this anti-static, ultra-smoothing brush makes light work of second-day hair.
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