Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring
Although they look like retro phone cords, these little spiral rings keep even the thickest ponytails firmly in place without breaking or tangling your tresses. But the best part? No telltale crease! You simply take it out, run your fingers through your hair, and go. Comes in several colors so you can coordinate with your favorite leggings. $8 for a set of three at www.sephora.com.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray
This is your post-workout hair’s best friend! When time is of the essence, spray this on your roots, rub it in, and voila-- instant volume and a delightfully fresh scent! And since it sprays clear without that powdery residue other brands may leave behind, no one will ever know that you didn’t wash and dry. Comes in a travel size that is perfect for packing. $11 at www.ulta.com
Mio Skincare New Gym Kit
No time to shower? No worries! This dynamic duo has you covered from head to toe. Start with the invigorating Clean Slate wipes to remove pesky pore cloggers like sweat, dirt, oil, and makeup from both your face AND your body. Follow up by massaging Workout Wonder Gel into your skin. Not only does it soothe sore muscles, it also moisturizes with a blend of essential oils, Shea butter, and other hydrating ingredients for super soft skin. It’s a one-two punch that delivers! $29.50 at www.mioskincare.com.
Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil
Keep that post workout glow all day by applying a few drops of this award-winning, luxurious face oil after cleansing. Made with natural ingredients, it absorbs instantly, and leaves the skin looking toned and radiant—never greasy. Bonus: it smells amazing! $48 at www.tataharperskincare.com.
When you’re in a hurry, multitasking is key. That’s why I love RMS Lip2Cheek blends. Made from hydrating, organic ingredients that are good for your skin, they can be applied as a sheer wash of color, or layered for a deeper stain. Add a swipe of mascara and you are good to go! Available in seven flattering shades. $36 at www.rmsbeauty.com.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Call me old school, but this is one budget friendly product that solves a multitude of issues. Smooth a little over your hair to tame flyaways. Apply it over lipstick for a glossy sheen. Rub it into your hands to soften cuticles. Dab it on cheeks or eyelids for a dewy finish. The possibilities are endless, but remember—a little goes a long way! Under $5 at most drugstores.
Bonus: Dryer Sheets:
Like Vaseline, dryer sheets fall under the basic but brilliant category. Throw one in in your gym bag to keep it smelling fresh. Tuck a couple in your running shoes to eliminate odor. In a pinch, you can even run one over your hair to tame static and flyaways. Under $5 at most grocery or drug stores.