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The $8 Drugstore Conditioner That Makes Your Hair Smell Amazing

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Today's pick comes from Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski.

Salma Hayek's Nuance Age Therapy conditioner, $8 at CVS

I'm always a bit skeptical when a celebrity comes out with a beauty line—didn't they just slap their name on the label for some dollars? Maybe I'm a sucker this time, but Salma Hayek has won me over with her Nuance line of hair care products with the delicious scent of her conditioner (plus the sweet quote about her grandmother on the packaging).

I was visiting my parents in rural Pennsylvania and had forgotten my conditioner. CVS was my only option. The bottle was pretty, the smell was good, so I grabbed it and hoped for the best. Not only was the scent even better when I actually used the product, but it made my very long, very thick, colored, and highlighted hair super soft and shiny. It's called Age Therapy, but don't let the name scare you if you're a youngster. If your hair is colored, thin, or tends to get tangly, you can't go wrong. It contains flax seed, pea extract, and something called tepezcohuite, which is apparently a plant from Mexico and Brazil that helps out thinning hair. That mysterious combination equals something I wish Ms. Hayek would bottle as a perfume. And it's an excellent conditioner for less than 10 bucks.
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