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Jun 13, 2004
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</TD></TR><TR><TD>Overall Shampoo


Kérastase Bain

Satin 1

This product is great for all hair types. "It gives real shine to the hair," says N.Y.C. stylist Keith Carpenter, who uses it on Sarah Jessica Parker. $24/8.5 oz.;

Inexpensive Overall Shampoo


Pantene Pro-V

Alan Tosler of N.Y.C.’s Tosler Davis salon calls this a "runaway favorite" of his clientele: "It leaves hair seriously silky. I use it on Stephanie Seymour." $4.79/13.5 oz



L'Oréal Série Expert

This shampoo line contains ceramides, emollients that help reduce frizz and enhance shine. N.Y.C. stylist Kim Lépine recommends it for dry hair. $13/8.45 oz.;

Overall Conditioner


Kérastase Lait Vital Protéiné

Pros love it because it's so lightweight. "It conditions without leaving heavy waxes," says L.A. hairstylist Ken Paves, who works with Jessica Simpson. $37/6.8 oz.;

</TD></TR><TR><TD>Inexpensive Overall Conditioner


Pantene Pro-V

This rich conditioner contains panthenol, a restorative ingredient that coats the hair shaft. "It's inexpensive—but it’s certainly effective," says N.Y.C. colorist Kyle White. $7.99/25.4 oz.;

Leave-In Conditioner


Infusium 23

This spray-on treatment makes combing out tangles a snap. "It softens and detangles without any residue," says Eve's hairstylist, Suzette Boozer. $6/16 oz.;

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=580 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD height=186>Styling Gel

Phyto Pro gel No. 8

Truly strong hold—with no flaking or stickiness, say our stylists. Alain Pinon of Salon AKS in N.Y.C. uses Phyto gel No. 8 to add thickness to roots. $17/5 oz.;

Styling Cream

Kiehl's Creme with Silk Groom

Wheat proteins and amino acids make this cream tops for adding texture and shine. L.A. stylist Mark Townsend rubs it through the manes of Heather Graham. $30/8 oz.;


Murray's Superior Hair Dressing pomade

This old-school favorite is still the one. "It's got the best hold of any pomade," says Linda Cho of L.A.'s Art Luna Salon. $3/3 oz.;

Styling Product

Aveda Light Elements line

Claudio Lazo, of the Allen Edwards salon in L.A. recommends these products to all his clients. Defining Whip (left) adds texture but not stickiness. $20–$23; 800-328-0849 for retailers




Great post Diane. I wanna try this:

Overall Conditioner


Kérastase Lait Vital Protéiné

but need to order online b/c I can't seem to find it locally.


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