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12. Shorten your blow-drying routine with two ingenious products: A blow-dry primer, like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer, also provides heat protection; a dryer with a brushless motor, like the Varis Dryer, produces faster airflow to reduce drying time (and heat damage).

13. The ultimate smart, no-fuss haircut: a shoulder-grazing bob. It's short enough to style quickly, but long enough to pull back into an elegant low ponytail when you're short on time.

14. Keep your color looking fresh with a shampoo and conditioner with UV protection (try Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo and Conditioner). Check the label for the terms paraben-free, sulfate-free, or hydrating, which mean the formula will help prevent fading and repair damage caused by dyes. Once a week, use an at-home gloss, such as John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss.

15. Style your hair as you sleep: Before bed, apply antifrizz cream on damp hair. Divide it into braids (six for thinner hair, two for thicker), making sure to secure each one as close to the tip as possible to avoid dents and creases. In the morning, undo the braids and break them up with a wide-tooth comb or a quick shot of cool air from your blow-dryer.