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Picture this: you've just left the barber or salon with a new style. Freshly cut and styled to perfection, your hair is the envy of everyone who walks by. Fast forward 24 hours, and you're recreating the look in your own home. Your stylist probably used a cocktail of products ranging from hair serums, oils, gels, and pastes to create your new signature look. But when it comes to stocking your bathroom cabinet with haircare items, it can be hard to discern which are worth splurging on.

Drugstore brands have come a long way; many now have quality ingredients and sleek packaging. Still, some products deserve a few extra coins. To help you find them, we've created a list of styling products well worth their price tag. You may be surprised to find a few new hidden gems.

René Furterer Karité Hydra Hydrating Shine Day Cream

Styling cream can go a long way in your routine. This option from René Furterer functions like a mini-treatment, thanks to a blend of essential plant oils. It hydrates and softens your hair to give it a healthy shine. But the texture, which falls somewhere between gel and cream, is also stellar. It has a lightweight consistency that won't weigh your hair down and provides a subtle hold.

JVN Air Dry Cream

Humidity and heat can be problematic for thicker textures and natural curls. This air-dry cream makes taming frizz easy. It harnesses the power of chia and linseed extracts as well as moringa seed oil to moisturize your strands and keep them frizz-free. The price of $26 may sound steep for a small tube, but a little goes a long way, so you can get your money's worth.

Kerastase Genesis Homme Thickening & Strengthening Shampoo

Sure, there are cheaper shampoos, but this one takes the cake. Made with ginger root extract and active ingredients, it strengthens the fibers and gives you a thicker and fuller look. Though it's suitable for any hair type, it's great for finer textures or those prone to thinning.

R+Co Bleu Essential Hair Tonic

A hair tonic may not be at the top of your list in terms of products, but this sleek tube may change your mind. The lightweight liquid is like a health booster shot for your hair. It works triple duty to repair damage, mend split ends, and saturate your hair with hydration. Plus, the cool blue bottle is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material.