Jennifer Garner’s Favorite Hair Product Keeps Her Hair ‘Strong and Vibrant’

Jennifer Garner is probably one of the most drama-free actresses in the industry. While her divorce from Ben Affleck drew the attention of fans worldwide, it was a relatively straight forward affair. Garner seems to enjoy saving the drama for the camera. So what does she do in her downtime, and what products does she use to get that amazing hair? NY Mag sat down with Garner to get the answers.

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Who is Jennifer Garner?

Garner is an actor who originally planned to major in chemistry. She changed her degree in college to theatrics, however, and the rest is history. 

Garner originally came to the notice of fans when she played a supporting role in the film Pearl Harbor, where she met her future husband Ben Affleck. Fans were taken in by her quiet charm and easy smile. While she didn’t have any action scenes, producers still saw potential in Garner, and she scored the lead role in Alias

She quickly found an audience there, and was later cast opposite of Ben Affleck again in Dare Devil. The chemistry between the two was undeniable, and they were later wed.

While the marriage to Affleck didn’t last, Garner’s career is still going strong. She has starred in movies like Elektra, 13 Going on 30, and Peppermint.

What hair products does she use?


NY Mag was dying to know what Garner puts in her buggy, especially when it comes to hair products. Her long hair is definitely one of the features that fans know her for most, so it’s only natural to wonder what type of hair products she uses.

As it turns out, Garner doesn’t have expensive tastes. In spite of the fact that she could buy almost any product she wants, Garner tends to go with simple items that are still high quality.

For putting up her hair on the go, Garner uses a Reed Clarke Gold 4-Inch Hairpin. This allows her to wear her hair up without the stress of trying to do something extra fancy. Garner really likes this hairpin because it makes it look like she’s spent a lot more time on her hair than she actually did.

Garner also uses Smoothies Metal-Free Ponytail Holders for putting her hair up. She told NY Mag, “My hair goes up and down anywhere from three times an hour to three times a day. Even if I already have one of these in my hair, I need one on my wrist for a girlfriend or my daughters. That’s just being a strong woman: You always have a hair tie for a friend.”

What else did Jennifer Garner tell NY Mag?


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As it turns out, Garner is huge on taking notes, even when she’s going to be handed a print out. Writing keeps her mind on task while she listens, and she loves buying Paper Mate Flair Pens, as well as Shinola Large Hard Linen Grid Journals to keep track of her notes.

For blush, Garner uses Stila Convertible Color Blush, Peony. Garner loves that she can layer it up without looking like a clown. Garner also reports that she only has to replace it twice a year, since she doesn’t wear that much make up.

Garner also spends a lot of time in the kitchen. She loves cooking with cast iron, but hates cleaning up the pans. Or she does when she doesn’t have her Knapp Made Original Cast-Iron 4-Inch Scrubber, anyway. She reports that it makes cleaning up a breeze, although it doesn’t work so well when you place it down the garbage disposal.

She’s also a huge fan of the Barefoot Contessa, and takes at least one cookbook with her while vacationing with the kids. Garner loves that the recipes are both easy to cook and delicious. It’s also a great way to spend time with her loved ones.