We are proud to present the second BeautyMNL Awards: a five-part event that celebrates this fabulous year in beauty. After comprehensive discussion—and a whole lot of road-testing—the girls at the BeautyMNL office have listed the Best Products of 2017.
In the third installment of the 2017 BeautyMNL Awards, we’re shining the spotlight on hair. Underrated as it may be, good hair care is an essential part of a great beauty routine. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with waves or primping a pixie—rocking hair that’s been properly cared for is a major confidence-booster.

Trust us: once you’ve experienced the serum that tames all frizz or the shampoo that soothes all flakes, there’s no turning back. For guidance, here are the team’s 15 picks for the Best Haircare Products of the year.

Be Organic Bath & Body Virgin Coconut Sulfate-Free Conditioner, now on sale at P170 (limited time only) “This is the ONLY conditioner I use because it doesn’t leave that filmy, not-quite-washed-off feeling after but still has that silky soft, taming effect on my flyaway strands. – Kimmy P.

“This organic conditioner is a godsend when it comes to dry and frizzy hair. I can always rely on it to nourish my strands back to health after a beach trip or a blow-dry session.” – Angie G.

Beauty Bakery Skin Delicious Hair & Body Spray, P360 For SWEET PEA + VANILLA POD: “Never again will you smell like the last restaurant you ate in, as long as you have this spray in your arsenal. It’s an all-around formula, so you can use it as a face mist or even a body splash—but for me, it sings as a hair fragrance. My favorite scent in the collection is Sweet Pea + Vanilla Pod. It’s got this bagong-ligo vibe that rules out the oiliest, mustiest food smells that linger in my hair post-lunch. On top of all that, it’s so affordable, I don’t mind being lavish with my usage. #Hairflip” – Kat E.

For WATERMELON: “This instantly makes my hair smell fresh and clean, and keeps it from smelling like pollution or sweat throughout the day!” – Carli D.

Davines Oi / Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion, on sale at P837 (limited time only) “If you have curly hair, you need this in your life. I love my curls, but because my hair is so thick and porous, it frizzes at the drop of a hat. Also, I’m constantly in search of products that help my curls hold their shape and enhance their natural texture. This oil is the solution. You just need a few drops for every use (one to two if you have shorter hair, two to three if you have longer hair). Warm up the oil in your palms and work it through damp (but not dripping) hair, starting from the tips and stopping mid-way to the crown. Then, just let your hair air-dry. You’ll see the difference from the very first time you use it.” – Steph C.

This product was also given the BeautyMNL Best of Beauty Award in 2016.

Shiseido Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo, now on sale at P1,150 (limited time only) “This shampoo definitely lives up to its claim of adding extra moisture to hair. My once dull colored hair has come to life thanks to Tsubaki. Even my little sister loves that it helps tame her frizz.” – Frankie C.

Brush Work Velcro Hair Clip, now on sale at P70 (limited time only) “I use this when I put make-up/skincare on. It does the job of keeping stray hair/bangs away from my face without leaving those pesky (hair) marks!” – Mara J.

Hana Pink Roses Shampoo, now on sale at P150 (limited time only) “This shampoo leaves my hair soft and silky, while keeping it fragrant throughout the day. It just smells oh so good!” – Denisse L.

Made by David Organics Orange-Vanilla Dry Shampoo, P250 “Dry shampoo sprays make my hair very stiff, so I prefer powder formulas like this one. I’ve been using this for over a year and it’s never failed me. Since I skip a lot of wash days to prevent my curls from drying out, dry shampoo is a must for me. This prevents my strands from looking greasy and even gives them a volume boost! Plus, it smells amazing. I didn’t think orange and vanilla would make a good combo, but it works!” – Bing D.

This product was also given the BeautyMNL Best of Beauty Award in 2016.

Davis & G Collection Blackseed Shampoo with Conditioner, P220 “Was skeptical about this when the merchant claimed that the main ingredient of this product (Blackseed) is Cleopatra’s secret key to immortality. I tried it out until I finished the bottle, and lo and behold, frizz no more! My hair was surprisingly soft a few weeks after constant use! Too bad I haven’t had the chance to re-stock.” – Nisee L.

GNC Super Biotin 6000 mcg (150 Tablets), P2,049 “I’ve always been scared to use products that may cause more of my already-thin hair to fall out. In lieu of hair products, I take Biotin to help me get stronger and thicker locks, plus healthier skin and nails!” – Patty G.

Human Nature Kids Natural Shampoo and Body Wash in Ocean Apple (495mL), P300 “I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and noticed that it leaves my hair SO SMOOTH. To the point that I sometimes catchy myself just playing with my hair, which I never do. Better yet, it’s free from harmful chemicals and smells great—always a huge plus!” — Claire C.

Moroccan Argan Oil Really Good Hair Oil, now on sale at P990 (limited time only) “I apply this immediately after washing my hair. It tames frizz and fly aways, plus makes my hair silky-smooth to the touch. Best of all? It doesn’t weigh my hair down.”– Dani C.

“Love using it after taking a bath or when my hair feels dry/super tangled, smells good” – Cara T.

Shiseido Refreshing Super Mild Shampoo, P554 “The shampoo I regularly use was out of stock, so I decided to give this a try as per my mom’s recommendation. Surprisingly, its formula didn’t make my sensitive scalp dry nor itchy, unlike most shampoos! I love how amazing it makes my hair smell too.” – Kathy A.

Toni & Guy High Shine Serum Drops, P990 “This serum can tame even the most stubborn fly-aways and hair is never greasy or heavy after application.” – Ina J.

Human Nature Clarifying Shampoo, P320 “This shampoo changed my hair routine forever. I never knew the importance of a clarifying shampoo until I tried Human Nature’s Clarifying Shampoo. My hair just feels light, clean and fresh after every use. The best is - this shampoo is all-natural and super affordable!” – Erika G.

This product was also given the BeautyMNL Best of Beauty Award in 2016.

Herstyler Colorful Seasons Baby Curls, now on sale at P1,990 (limited time only) “I rarely use tools on my hair, but this is perfect for when my curls need an extra boost. The small barrel gives me so much control and it’s just right for my short, shoulder-length hair. The best part is this heats up instantly—which means I don’t need to waste time waiting in the mornings! I’m even planning to buy the Grande version of this for when my hair grows out.” – Kim V.

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