Latina Beauty Awards 2016: The Best in Hair

With additional reporting by Chantel Morel & Robyn Moreno

We swiped, brushed, primed, slathered, and tested hundreds of new beauty products to pick this year’s standout stars. Here are the best fragrances you need on your vanity asap: 

1. Latina beauty Best Hair

Got thick curls? Keep em smooth, soft, and springy with the moisturizing (but light) agave and mango butter in Carol's Daughter Cream-to-Serum Lotion, $10, carolsdaughter.com

2. Latina beauty Best Hair

Apply this leave-in pre-blowout to keep your color vibrant and your strands singe-proof. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk, $38, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com

3. Latina beauty Best Hair

The cutting edge brand has expanded their tech expertise to the beauty world. Sure, Dyson's new hair dryer is light, and has a super charged motor that dries hair FAST, but the best part might just be the heat control technology. Thanks to a built-in sensor that checks the dyer's temps 20 times per second, it'll keep your strands from getting fried. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $400, dyson.com

4. Latina beauty Best Hair

If you're besties with your flatiron, you're gonna need this. ghd Heat Protect Spray, $22, ghdhair.com

5. Latina beauty Best Hair

When the last thing you have time for is an hour-long dye job, conceal those gnarly grays with a little cover up. Each pack of John Frieda's Root Blur ($20, ulta.com) comes in two blendable shades for a natural-looking match.

6. Latina beauty Best Hair

The cleansing conditioner cleans without won't stripping fragile curls; the mask seriously hydrates. Kérastase Cleansing Conditioner Curl Idéal & Masque Curl Idéal, $48, 63, kerastase-usa.com

7. Latina beauty Best Hair

Calms the thickest, frizziest waves and curls without adding weight or stickiness. Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil, $38, livingproof.com

8. Latina beauty Best Hair

Rizos need major moisture. Give it to 'em by slathering this mask on once a week and you'll have bounce and shine for days. Mizani True Textures Intense Moisture Replenish Treatment, $18, ulta.com

9. Latina beauty Best Hair

Is your fine hair falling flat? Give it a boost with Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler, $14, ulta.com. Bonus: it'll also give your style some hold.

10. Latina beauty Best Hair

When your hair's feeling a little thirsty and you need a quick refresh, make this your go-to. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner, $5, target.com

11. Latina beauty Best Hair

Want to dip your toe into the bold color trend? This buildable spray looks like the real deal, but washes out with ease. IGK SUTRO Ombré Color Spray, $29, sephora.com.

12. Latina beauty Best Hair

Defines and frizz-proofs the curliest coils. Bb.Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil, $34, bumbleandbumble.com

13. Latina beauty Best Hair

Whether you dropped serious dough at the salon, or went DIY with a box of at-home color, preserve your new shade with these. Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo & Conditioner, $26 each, sephora.com

14. Latina beauty Best Hair

So this is pretty genius. With TRESemme's Beauty-full Volume Shampoo & Conditioner ($5 each, target.com) you condition before you shampoo. The reverse action gives you moisture without weight. 

15. Latina beauty Best Hair

Smoothing coconut milk revives a parched pelo. Suave Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, $5 each, walmart.com