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10 Kristin Ess Hair Products You Need, Mom

If you’ve been spending time on Instagram double-tapping #hairgoals lately, chances are you’ve heard of Kristin Ess. The stylist is a guru goddess famous for taming and toning the locks of celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Jenna Dewan and Lucy Hale.

Ess has put her through more than 22 years as a top hairstylist and colorist with a line of high-quality (but deceptively affordable) products that promise to transform your mane without breaking the bank. Plus, they’re all available at Target, so it was obviously meant to be, mamas.

Here’s a list of our 10 favorite products in Ess’s bag of tricks and how they’ll transform your hair for the better.

Kristin Ess

$14

Perfect for thick or curly hair that you don’t want to strip with shampoo (or to cut down on the number of washes), the Cleansing Conditioner leaves your strands feeling clean and hydrated in just one step. Note: It doesn’t lather as much as traditional shampoo, so don’t worry, we promise it works!

Kristin Ess The One Purple Shampoo

Kristin Ess

$12

Brass is popular in home decor… but you’re probably not as fan when it starts to crowd out those expensive elements. Purple shampoo has long been a trade secret for toning down the brassy color at home, but Ess’ version ups the game by being gentle enough for everyday use. There’s even a purple conditioner for a double team effect.

Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Hair Dye

Kristin Ess

$12

Just because you’re a mom now doesn’t mean you don’t like to go a little crazy every once in a while. Ess understands. Her temporary Rose Gold tint is an in-shower spray that gives hair a shade ranging from blush to fuchsia, depending on your hair porosity or how much product you saturate each strand. Not sure you want to rock some pink curls at the kindergarten drop off? Simply wash out the color in 1-2 washes.

Kristin Ess Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm

Kristin Ess

$14

Motherhood is asking a lot of you, but now you can hide any damage done to your hair. Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm is a thick, creamy solution that you can roll directly onto dry/damaged ends or warm it up in your hands first, then smooth onto hair.

For daytime looks, a light application is perfect to smooth flyaways or hold a braid together, or leave on overnight for deeper conditioning and repair. There’s even an included bun cap to put over treated hair so your pillowcase doesn’t get greasy.

Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Cream

Kristin Ess

$10

Do you dream of being one of those girls whose hair seems to dry naturally into perfectly polished and shiny locks? This stuff will bring you a little closer. Ideal for all hair types (and for busy moms who don’t have time to style their hair), simply smooth this lightly hydrating cream onto damp hair and opt for air-dried hair that born looks as if you were spending time caring for it.

Kristin Ess Instant Lift Thickening Spray

Kristin Ess

$14

Inspired by the lifting power of traditional mousse (but designed for moms who prefer a lighter spray), Instant Lift Thickening Spray adds shine, fullness and volume from root to tip without any stickiness. Simply spray on damp hair, style (dry with your hair flipped for an instant boost) and get ready to flaunt that lift all day. Inspired by the lifting power of traditional mousse (but designed for moms who prefer a lighter spray!), Instant Lift Thickening Spray adds shine, fullness and volume from root to tip without any sticky feeling. Simply spray on damp hair, style (dry with your hair flipped for an instant boost) and get ready to flaunt that lifting effect all day long.

Kristin Ess Style Assist Blow-Dry Mist

Kristin Ess

$14

Think you don’t have time for a blowout? Get ready to rethink your morning routine. The Blow Dry Mist is almost as versatile as you are, detangling, smoothing split ends, adding shine and even reducing drying time. (You read that right: it makes your hair dry faster.) Now, if only this could get your little one putting their shoes on faster.

Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texturizing Spray

Kristin Ess

$14

All those textured, beachy lobs you’ve been coveting on Instagram? There’s a good chance this little beauty made it to this volume. A dry texturizing spray gives curls and waves a soft matte finish while stimulating the roots. It’s perfect for creating lived-in waves or reviving the ones you already have.

Kristin Ess The One Signature Hair Water

Kristin Ess

$10

If you think “hair water” is just another gimmick, trust us when we tell you it’s so much better than any water that comes out of your tap. Coat your hair with the ultra-fine mist to instantly add softness and shine that won’t stop.

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