9 Products You Should Be Using Based on Your Hair Type

What do you need beyond a brush and comb? The right products.

Wondering which products you should be using to achieve the hair of your dreams? Look no further.

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Fine Hair

Whether it's stick straight or has texture, your hair can get greasy or fall flat.

FRESH AND NOT OILY

Salt Spray: These products typically contain actual salt, so they can be drying — good for hair that goes greasy.

Dry Shampoo: Starches (rice, corn) or clay soak up icky scalp oils.

FULL AND LUSH

Mousse: You know how it expands when you squirt it out? Mousse does that to your hair, too.

Hairspray: Today's high-tech formulas give lift and hold without stiffness.

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Thick Hair

Lucky you — your full head of hair can do a lot! The big question: What look are you going for?

SMOOTH AND SLICK

Styling Cream: Perfect for adding shine, smoothing, you name it.

Styling Gel: Do you pull your hair back? Gel keeps ponytails and buns looking sleek.

WAVY AND TEXTURED

Pomade: Great for easy updos.

Hairspray: Keeps good styles from falling flat.

Salt Spray: Hi there, beachy waves.

Dry Shampoo: Insta-refresh.

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Coarse or Curly Hair

If you want to play up the curls and texture, it's all about length.

SHORT HAIR

Curl Cream: These creams enhance curls, and have the moisturizers your hair needs.

Pomade: Perfect for highlighting natural texture.

LONG HAIR

Hair Oil: It's nourishing enough to moisturize and silkify.

Curl Cream: As it does with short hair, gives a hydrating bounce.

This story originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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