The Best Products to Use Based on Your Hair Type

The Best Products to Use Based on Your Hair Type

At Calista, we create products that can work for all hair types. However, we also believe in personalization. Creating a routine with products that are best for your specific hair type will give your hair more body, help prevent breakage, and create an overall healthy, shiny appearance. Check out the guide below to choose the best products for your hair.

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Fine, Oil-Prone Hair

If your hair is on the finer side and tends to contract oil, it’s best to avoid heavy products, especially as the weather warms up. Hair products created to help remove oil from the scalp, such as a volumizing dry shampoo or clarifying shampoo and conditioning regimen, will give you the best bet at keeping your hair looking full and preventing it from being weighed down by product.


Frizz-Prone Hair

If you’re prone to frizzy hair, humidity is not your friend! As the weather warms up, it’s important to use hair products that have polymer or copolymers that help coat your locks to actively fight frizz (our favorite is Embellish Texturizing Definer). If your hair can get a little frizzy, it’s also super important to use a heat protectant spray when styling so as not to further damage fraying strands!

Color-Treated Hair

The most important products when it comes to color-treated hair are always going to be your shampoo and conditioner. If you use a shampoo that will contribute to color fade, you’re looking at major problems preserving your look. Using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo that’s created with color-preserving properties and naturally-derived ingredients will protect your hair and help the color stay rich and vibrant.


Thick, Dry Hair

The opposite of fine and oily hair, ladies with thick, dry hair should be using as many hydrating products as they can find, especially as the air gets more humid. A thick, restorative hair mask works great for giving your hair an added boost of moisture and ensuring your locks stay smooth and moisturized.  

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  • Calista Tools

    Hi Elizabeth! While we no longer have Marathon Long Life Hairspray, we have a product in the works that will give you that same marathon hold! In the meantime, we recommend using Embellish Finishing Spray for a strong, all-day hold. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us at!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I am looking to buy some he Marathon long life hold hairspray but can’t find it anywhere….. Where can I get one his? Or is there an alternative?

  • Calista Tools

    Hi Maggie! Unfortunately, we have discontinued our dry shampoo, but that doesn’t mean it will never come back! Always keep an eye out for our product updates via email and on our social media pages! If you have any additional questions, please email us at!

  • Maggie

    Hello. I am desperately looking for Calista Day Off Dry Shampoo and can’t find it anywhere. It is by far the best dry shampoo I have ever used. It works instantly and doesn’t weigh down my fine hair. I hope it hasn’t been discontinued. Please, please, please, bring it back!

  • Calista Tools

    Hi Terri! For covering a cowlick in fine hair, we recommend Embellish Texturizing Foam or Embellish Texturizing Definer. One is a wet hair styling product and the other is for dry hair. Both will give you a touch of volume and help cover up your cowlick. We also recommend the Triangl Pro Heated Detailer Brush if you want a tool to address your cowlick! If you have any other questions, please reach out to us at!

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