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10 Smart Products for All Kinds of Hair

All you need to know about shampoo, conditioner, mousse and more

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En español | By age 50, the average woman has spent thousands of dollars on at-home hair care — enough to buy a snazzy BMW. Do we regret all those shampoos, conditioners, mousses, sprays and gels? Not one bit. They have gotten us through plenty of terrible haircuts and bad hair days. But here's where things get tricky. Drugstores and beauty sites are now crammed with appealing hair care (who can resist shampoo that smells like strawberries or a pina colada?), but trendy wording and multitasking formulas make things hard to navigate. Here's how to avoid mistakes and product overload with the 10 smartest choices to count on now.