If you feel like your hair has been lackluster lately, you're not alone. At-home trims and root touch-ups during lockdown—plus a break from regular heat styling—changed the way many viewed hair care. Rather than seeking temporary styling fixes, we began prioritizing hair health and searched for targeted solutions with a focused intensity once reserved for skincare. In response, the hair-care industry started developing products that spoke to health first and utilized traditional skin-nourishing ingredients such as peptides, squalane, and salicylic acid. “Hair care is taking a more holistic approach,” says Shani Francis, a dermatologist in Los Angeles. In turn, we’ve singled out31 exceptional problem solvers that tackle top concerns like thinning, damage, dryness, and flakiness.