With additional reporting by Melissa Vargas
The 2015 Latina Beauty Awards are here! We road tested about a gazillion new products to find all the most note-worthy beauty products. Here we give you all the best for your hair:
For frizzy hair
Agave founder Fernando Romero learned beauty recipes from his grandmother when he was growing up in Mexico. Try his Agave Revitalizing Shine Spray ($26, sephora.com) to smooth flyaways and frizz and create a lustrous look.
2. Bumble and Bumble
For thinning hair
The nurturing, lightweight Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Shampoo and Conditioner ($31, $34, bumbleandbumble.com) fortifies strands for a fuller, stronger mane.
3. Dark and Lovely
For Afro-Latina hair
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Slick Slip Leave-in Conditioner ($9.99, darkandlovely.com/au-naturale) gives long-lasting moisture to leave hair hydrated and soft.
For damaged hair
For both fine and thick strands, Kérastase Résistance Sérum Thérapiste ($43, kerastase-usa.com) offers protection against heat styling tools up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Living Proof
Apply Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector ($28, livingproof.com) to damp or dry hair before bed and wake up with vibrant and more manageable locks. It’ll have you singing along with Bey: “I woke up like this.”
6. Shea Moisture
For natural hair
Using plants native to Latin and Central America, this Shea Moisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Styling Milk ($10.99, walgreens.com) is a lightweight cream that conditions as it boosts body.
For color-treated hair
The Pantene Pro-V Fade Defy Vibrant Color Shampoo and Conditioner ($8.99 each, walgreens.com) duo was created to repair surface damage caused by color treatments to reveal healthy locks.
For overstyled hair
On your busiest days, reach for Rusk HeatShift Re-Styling Cream ($18, ulta.com). It reduces blow-dry and style time by 50 percent, providing color protection and strengthening strands.
For curly hair
Give your rizos the moisture they deserve! Together, Dove Quench Absolute Shampoo and Conditioner ($5 each, dove.com) gently cleanse and nourish while minimizing frizz for beautiful, touchable curls.
For the sun worshipper
Did you know your hair can get sun-wrecked? Not cool! Shield it with Fekkai Soleil Pré-Soleil Hair Mist ($20, fekkai.com), a mist with a UV filter that can help prevent color from fading.
For straight hair
When you don’t have time to hit the Dominican salon, use Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Sleek Primer Style Prep ($4, Target stores) as a primer for pro-looking blow-outs at home.
12. Rita Hazan
For all hair types
The two-step Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy ($42, nordstrom.com) is sulfate and paraben-free, and helps prevent color fading while delivering deep hydration and killer shine.
13. Sally Hershberger 24K
For luxe-looking hair
Already impressive just by its swanky packaging, Sally Hershberger 24K Golden Touch Nourishing Dry Oil ($40, sephora.com) delivers a golden touch to silky-smooth pelo.
14. Kardashian Beauty
For days-old hair
Envy that perfectly smooth Kardashian hair? Use the clan’s secret weapon: Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Conditioner ($14, Sally Beauty stores) is infused with black seed oil to refresh dry locks between shampoos.
15. Macadamia Professional
For the glam girl
For va-va voom hair, Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer ($25, ulta.com) leaves you with rock-star hair without being sticky or crunchy.
16. Madison Reed
For dull hair
Semipermanent and surprisingly easy to use, Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss ($25, madison-reed.com) helps revitalize your color—natural or dyed. Available in eight shades.
17. Carol's Daughter
For when you need to set your ’do
Long gone are the days of hairsprays that provide hold but no flex. Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Flexible Hold Hairspray ($22, ulta.com) delivers staying power yet lets you play with your style.
18. Moroccan Oil
For extending your blow-out
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo ($11, moroccanoil.com) takes your mane from greasy to glam pronto and comes in different tones — on point for us varied Latinas.
For pretty curls
Go all natural with DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler ($28, devacurl.com) — it smells like summer vacation in a bottle and doesn’t weigh down strands.
20. Suave Professionals
For the beach babe
Be a playa princess with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray ($4.48, walmart.com), which gives you effortless après-ocean waves.
For the busy chica
Twenty-five benefits in one bottle? Yup. That’s why we are obsessed with Redken One United, All-in-One Multi-Benefit Treatment ($22, redken.com). May we add that it is sulfate- and paraben-free? It boosts manageability and protection, and makes your hair look great too.
For dry hair
Infused with coconut oil, Mizani 25 Miracle Milk ($20, mizani.com for info) is the ultimate multitasker. This leave-in detangles, moisturizes, and controls frizz, all in one pretty bottle.
For fab-smelling pelo
Fair warning: Miss Dior Hair Mist ($48, dior.com) may attract an abundance of warm embraces.
24. Paul Mitchell
For the blow-out queen
Motion technology turns off the Paul Mitchell Neuro Motion Touch Activated Hair Dryer ($185, paulmitchell.com for salons) when you put it down, so you won’t blow out your dryer or overheat your pelo.