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It’s always important to be versatile, but we find versatility to of particular importance when it comes to beauty products. That’s how we like ours: a lipstick that can be used as a blush, a concealer that can be used as a highlighter, and so on. We believe that the future of beauty is in multitasking do-it-all products that take the guesswork—and layering—out of hair and makeup. These 5 styling products have proven themselves to be the best multitaskers out there, solving all of your styling problems in one fell swoop.
Fekkai Essential Shea Pot de Crème ($25, fekkai.com)
It’s difficult to find a creamy, hydrating hair product that imparts moisture without weighing the hair down in the slightest, but this uniquely formulated “crème gelée” does just that, courtesy of rich shea butter. A touch of light hold gives style staying power while taming frizz and softening coarse strands.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment ($26, livingproof.com)
The promise of a perfect hair day is a pretty lofty claim, but this 5-in-1 product doesn’t disappoint. Smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish are the collective name of the game, all of which suit this lightweight lotion’s aim to both style and treat at once. Whether it’s reducing breakage or keeping your hair cleaner for longer, this one truly does it all.
Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction ($25, alternahaircare.com)
Our hair dream is to whittle our entire product routine down to one single does-it-all formula, and this one gets pretty close. Softness and shine are a given, but add UV and heat protection, light hold, and anti-breakage properties into the mix, and you’ve got the kind of thing that doesn’t require much else to get the job done.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($39, bumbleandbumble.com)
There are countless oils on the market, but this one takes the cake as far as multitasking goes, thanks to its true versatility: It suits all hair types and can be used on dry or damp hair, regardless of whether you’re heat styling or air drying. It has a super light texture that won’t weigh down even the finest hair, and it works as a detangler on wet hair, too. Bonus: this oil makes a great foundation for “cocktailing” with other styling products, particularly volumizing creams.
Kérastase Baume Double Je ($37, kerastase-usa.com)
Between the flexible hold, shiny finish, and soft, non-sticky texture, there’s nothing this half cream, half paste formula can’t do. It protects hair from heat and really holds a style all day long—or beyond. The medium hold makes it easy to reshape and revive your look throughout the day, so there’s no chance of waves falling flat or straight styles giving in to humidity.
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