In case you haven’t noticed, Rihanna, the style chameleon and Fenty Beauty queen that she is, tends to constantly switch up her hairstyle — a lot. So, how does the superstar keep her strands so healthy?
In an interview with Refinery29, RiRi’s hairstylist Yusef Williams lets you in on the top three products she uses to help protect and nourish her hair. The best news: You can even buy one of them at Walgreens for under $6—because even RiRi can appreciate a good drugstore find.
ORS Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion
This lotion is “good for the hairline,” Williams said. Why? Because it contains olive oil, which replenishes lost moisture and adds major shine. It also serves as a heat protectant (a little bit goes a long way, so you only need to apply a small amount), which prevents damage from hot styling tools. Aka, it’s a crucial product to have in your arsenal, especially when you’re Rihanna and you’re getting your hair styled for events and photo shoots left and right.
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner
Another product her hairstylist uses religiously on the singer/actress/beauty mogul/icon? The “Mega Rich” conditioner from Peter Thomas Roth, which costs under $12 on Amazon. Um, hi, that’s a freaking bargain. Oh, and the name says it all, since this formula is rich in biotin B-7 complex and pro vitamin B5, which work to make your strands healthy and shiny. Your hair will also feel super soft and smell like you just stepped out of a spa, which, yes, please!
Phyto Botanical Scalp Treatment
Lastly, Williams says Phyto’s scalp treatment is a favorite. “I like to put it on [her hair] and sit [her] under the dryer, because it really moisturizes and promotes hair growth,” he says. While this product runs a little pricy, it’s one of the brand’s signature formulas for a reason. Its natural extracts include rosemary, sage, cypress, eucalyptus, and lemon for a heavenly smell, and while it’s great for those who struggle with dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp, it also helps strengthen weak strands. Plus, targeting the scalp is effective when it comes to haircare because you’re focusing on the literal root of the issue.