Favorite new hair-care finds from drugstore shelves that even the pros swear by.

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Ogling pretty, pricey hair products at high-end beauty and department stores can be fun, but there’s something incredibly satisfying about filling up a drugstore shopping basket with a whole bunch of loot for a fraction of the cost.

Especially since there are so many drugstore and mass-retailer gems that even the pros swear by. Here are some of our favorite new finds from the drugstore shelves.

Hask Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo ($6 at Ulta). We love dry shampoo, but we hate the buildup it leaves on our scalp. To combat this, turn to a weekly clarifying shampoo to remove residual product. This new purifying shampoo from Hask is safe enough to use daily, even on color-treated hair.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner ($10 at Target). Even in winter, we still want our blond locks to have a sun-kissed glimmer. Can’t finagle a beachy getaway? Suds up with this lightening conditioner for brighter, more vibrant color.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo Neon Lights ($8 at Ulta). Batiste dry shampoo has been around for ages, but this new, limited-edition spray has a lovely pomegranate and jasmine scent to it, for a hair mist and dry shampoo in one.

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray ($6 at drugstores). Beachy hair looks good no matter the season. This spray’s wave-making sea salt and kelp will instantly transport you to the shore.

OGX Coconut Curls Moisture Mousse ($8 at Target). No one has time for frizzy, unruly curls. Give them definition and bounce with this sweetly scented mousse.

Pantene Air Spray ($6 at drugstores). What’s the difference between your typical hair spray and “air spray”? The latter is a lightweight styling product that gives hair incredible hold without leaving that awful crunchy, crispy feeling behind.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Styling Lotion ($11 at Target). Shea Moisture has so many incredible scents, but this new line of Jamaican black castor oil is something to behold. Protect your mane from heat styling with this creamy lotion so your hair can grow long and strong.

TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Hydrating Mist ($5 at drugstores). This mist gives strands an instant boost of hydration, and is also great for using before styling to decrease the risk of heat damage.