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    29 Face And Hair Treatments That Make A Noticeable Difference

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    1. A bottle of Pura D'or anti-thinning shampoo to help those with thinning hair by promoting strand strength, scalp health, overall thickness. Packed with essential vitamins like biotin, the formula is designed to restore your mane to a fuller, more voluminous version.

    Also included is nettle extract, pumpkin seed, and black cumin seed oil.

    Promising review: "I purchased this shampoo and conditioner to help stop hair loss. I need a DHT-blocking shampoo since that's what works. After using another brand for a few years, with some success, I decided to try this. I'm happy to say my hair is not falling out and this product works better than the other brand I was using. My hair is also softer, less dry, and the conditioner leaves no tangles. I'll buy again!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. All-natural henna powder so you can get great color without using hair dye. The pack comes with gloves and full instructions on how to apply.

    Henna produces a red color — so this is for those who want to become a redhead!

    Promising review: "I thought this product may have been too good to be true because of the price, but DANG was I surprised. I used a mixture of one part lemon juice and two parts water and kept adding them randomly bit by bit until It was a ketchup/yogurt consistency. I covered it and kept it in a dark room overnight. When I went back to it, the paste no longer looked like bad guacamole, but was very smooth and more orange in color. I then stirred it, added a bit more lemon juice and water back to yogurt consistency and I was on my way. It is a good idea, as I learned the hard way, to slather it on section by section because the paste isn't smooth at all and makes your hair tangle. I left it on for three hours Also, don't be alarmed if your hair is more orange than you expected on the first day, it will deepen. Mine was orange/red and then turned into auburn/red." —Almond

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A pack of Mighty Patch hydrocolloid dots that'll absorb fluid and pus from inflamed pimples, leaving them smaller and less irritated. Just make sure to wash and clean your face before applying!,

    I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne.

    Promising review: "I am almost 30, and have struggled with adult acne for over 10 years. I have used every single product ever created. I see a dermatologist for prescription grade products, and STILL have acne. These little patches have FINALLY given me relief to my stubborn pimples. You can literally SEE all the junk it pulls out the pimple. I get those HUGE ones pop up under the skin. The first night I put a patch on it, it decreased it to half the size! By the second or third night it was completely gone! I have learned the trick to fully getting everything out, is to run a hand towel under HOT water, then hold on the pimple for at least a minute to open up the pore. Then place the patch over the area, and by morning it pulls everything out!" —Shelby

    Get 36 patches from Amazon $12.50+ (available in larger packs).

    4. Or similar Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches to draw out pus trapped under the skin. You'll be able to see all the gross white gunk on the patch itself (v satisfying feeling).

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. Or get eight larger, square patches, also $8.50.

    5. An Elizavecca protein treatment for those that have gone a bit too bananas with hair styling tools or have spent a ton of time outside in the sun.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this as a beauty recommendation on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Opalex (which I had tried and wasn't blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try...I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it. I wish it came in a larger size bottle so I didn't have to reorder so quickly." —Carly S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    And check out the full review of the Elizavecca CER-100 collagen protein treatment here.

    6. Batiste dry shampoo so you can transform your greasy mane into textured, full locks. It's lightweight, creates volume, and has a subtle fragrance. Plus its price is incredibly reasonable.

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    When applying, tousle your hair with your hands or a hair brush to get rid of residue! It'll first appear white, but the more you work it in, the more the white color vanishes. And make sure you apply evenly throughout your roots! If you apply a concentrated amount to one spot, you'll have a harder time spreading it out.

    Promising review: "I'm in the process of training my hair so that I only have to wash it once every five days. It has been a brutal process and this has been a life saver. I have very thick, dark brown hair and the original Batiste works the best, in my opinion. Does it leave white residue? Yes, it does. But it's nothing that working my hand through my hair wont fix. Overall, this is a fantastic dry shampoo. The very best that you can get in this price range. I highly recommend it, especially if you are like me and prefer not to spend a fortune on dry shampoos. It's also cruelty-free and vegan. Yes, please!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in two sizes).

    It was also selected as the low-price point for the best dry shampoos on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A Lumin exfoliating rub that'll battle dead skin cells and reveal a fresh layer of skin that's much brighter. It's a great tool to prevent post-shave irritation and reduce the appearance of scars.


    Lumin also offers personalized skincare sets for men! You can select from a wide array of products, including the Classic Maintenance Set or the Correction Trio Set.

    Get it from Lumin for $16.

    8. A coconut oil hair mask to treat dry and damaged hair with split ends, while promoting hair growth. Made from argan oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, it's suitable for all hair types (including color-treated hair).

    Promising review: "This is a great product for anyone with dry, frizzy hair. I have tons of long hair with oily roots. I applied this (about two tablespoons) to the lower half of my hair after towel drying and let it sit in its towel for about 20 minutes. After rinsing it all out and air drying, my hair felt so good! Shiny, soft and no frizzy fly-aways. This product was totally worth the price and seems like it will last for quite a while." —Pandarus33

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    And if you've got some resilient frizz going on, check out miracle products that may save your dry or damaged hair.

    9. A bentonite clay cystic acne spot treatment so you can conquer those under-the-skin monsters that seem to go from molehills to mountains within hours. You can apply it as often as needed.

    Promising review: "For the past three months, I have been experiencing very painful breakouts. Everything I use doesn't work. On a whim, I was researching for more products on Amazon when I came across TreeActiv Spot Treatment. It was a decent price so I decided to order it. After just two days I was already seeing results! It has a pleasant cooling sensation and I leave it on overnight to help tame my breakout. My skin has been looking so much clearer and I couldn't be happier with the product." —Kate Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in two sizes).

    And check out our spotlight of the TreeActiv cystic acne spot treatment here.

    10. A color-depositing shampoo that'll boost and maintain vivivd color. It'll help prevent fading so you don't have to spend extra money getting touchups.

    Promising review: "This is my first review of anything I've purchased, but this product is so amazing I just really felt I needed to! It has undoubtedly saved me loads of money on trips to the salon. My hair looks just as good as the day I got it professionally colored. I use this product one to three times a week and just enough to create a nice lather. I leave it on for about five minutes, or however long it takes to shave my legs, then rinse in cool water, and follow up with my regular conditioner. My hair is super soft and undamaged, just as if I had used my regular shampoo. The shampoo doesn't dye my skin, but it will leave a purple stain in the tub the comes out pretty easily with vinegar and a washcloth." —Amber K

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in 13 colors).

    11. A bottle of Thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel toner for diminishing redness and irritation, healing dry and inflamed skin along the way. It'll even your complexion, leading to brighter skin.

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    Here's what a BuzzFeed Editor had to say about it "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96.

    And check out our full review of Thayer's alcohol-free original witch hazel toner here. Also, if you've got peeling or flaking skin that you can't rid of, check out these underrated products for dry skin that actually work.

    12. A set of apple cider vinegar shampoo and coconut + avocado oil conditioner to rid your hair of dandruff and reduce itchy scalps. Oh, it'll also help remove build-up from styling products, leaving your hair healthier.

    Promising review: "I really was hesitant to try this, but I decided I would take the plunge anyways. I have to say after using it for a few weeks now I'm pleasantly surprised! My hair is so soft, shiny and lightweight! I love how bouncy it is after using this, plus it smells amazing. Not vinegar-y at all. My daughter has been using this as well for her oily hair and dandruff (after trying tons of super expensive salon products), and so far this is the only thing that has been working for her! Her dandruff is gone and her hair is noticeable less oily by the end of the day. We will definitely be buying more." —kindlemom1

    Get the set from Amazon for $29.93.

    And click here for more natural hair products.

    13. A Mederma scar gel that'll reduce the look of old and new acne scars by improving color and texture. A molecule in the gel promotes new tissue regrowth, ridding you of damaged and discolored tissue.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my teenage daughter who has acne scars. It has made a noticeable difference in about three weeks of being diligent with it and using as directed. No burning or itching at all, very soothing product. Her scars are no longer angry and red looking and they are not raised anymore either. Such a relief to be able to help her with this as a mom." —TsunamiMommy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.78+ (available in two sizes).

    14. Fanola No Yellow shampoo for those who want icy blonde hair. Its purple pigment will help tone down yellow hues, so you won't have to over-bleach.

    Promising review: "I recently went from dark brown to ultra-blonde hair and was recommended this shampoo. I was told by my stylist a purple shampoo would be needed to keep the blonde from getting brassy, and that other purple shampoos were not only pricey, but mediocre. The purple pigment in this is amazing, and unlike other products that I'd let sit in my hair forever, this is so pigmented that if left for too long, hair will get a temporary purple tint! I am absolutely in love with not only the price of this product, but I love how it truly delivers and makes my blonde hair gorgeous!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47+ (available in three sizes).

    And check out our highlight of the Fanola No Yellow shampoo here.

    15. A bottle of La Roche-Posay salicylic acid cleanser to get rid of excess oil and fight any and every type of breakout you may experience (whiteheads and blackheads included).

    This gel can be used twice a day and is said to decrease surface oil by over 40%.

    Promising review: "I've tried many, many face washes for blemish prone skin in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites. It's very mild, lathers beautifully, and leaves your face feeling extremely clean without being tight or stripped of moisture. There was a noticeable difference in the clearness of my skin within the first week of use! I like to wipe my makeup off with a microfiber cloth first, then wash my face with this cleanser to get off the first layer of makeup and gunk. I have many problems with my skin, and this seems to really work for me in terms of gently yet effectively controlling oiliness, acne, and blackheads specifically." —Shoko

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    16. A bottle of Olaplex's Hair Perfector repairing treatment for straw-like hair that breaks easily. It can be used for all hair types and just needs to be left in for a minimum of 10 minutes.

    It doesn't replace your current shampoo and conditioner! You can use it before your normal wash and rinse.

    Promising review: "Wow. I wish I would have taken a before picture. I had severely brittle, bleached hair and terrible split ends. After using this once (kept in hair for about four hours), my hair was noticeably softer, less straw-like at the tips, and my split ends have disappeared. It seems like the Olaplex bonded them together. I heard that every time you use this, your hair just keeps getting better and healthier, and I'm looking forward to it. I plan to use once a week." —ecyphers

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    And check out our full spotlight of the hair repairing treatment here.

    17. A jar of Aztec Secret clay mask to clear breakouts, decrease redness, and prevent dryness. You can leave it on for five to ten minutes before washing off.

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. I have sensitive skin and stuff like this usually breaks me out, but this magic powder mixed with apple cider vinegar left me feeling smooth like butter. It dragged up so much dirt from my face. I use it for spot treatments daily (fewer and further between as the days go by), and once a week I use it as an all over mask. And it's a whole pound. It feels really good when it dries and you move your face for the first time. Your face will be red for a little bit afterwards, but that goes away." —MamaBear

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

    And check out our full review of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing clay mask here.

    18. A pore peeling gel, because dead skin buildup is not great for your pores! This exfoliator will work to remove dirt and dead skin cells, revealing smooth, supple skin underneath.

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    Here's what a former BuzzFeed writer has to say about the gel: "I’ve never used something so effective at making my face feel baby smooth. You apply it on your skin and seconds later you’re rubbing off these little balls of skin. I’ve been using it for like the past two years, and I can’t find a product that's anywhere near as effective as this. I don’t know how it works or if it’s some black magic that’s actually decreasing my lifespan, but at least my skin will look great on my dead body.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.14.

    And check out our full review of the pore-peeling gel here (#1).

    19. An argan oil leave-in treatment to nourish and revive brittle, limp hair. It'll also act as a heat protectant for future styling. Hello Insta-worthy silky locks!, Amazon

    It treats frizz, dry scalp, and over-processed hair.

    Promising review: "I have over-processed hair from both botox (similar treatment to Keratin) and heat. I have naturally curly hair and for years have been trying to make it as straight as possible. I would botox my hair once every three months, blow dry my hair on a weekly basis, and finally flat iron on a daily basis (for the last couple of years). My hair is DEAD!!!! No life, volume, or shine. After using this product the first time, my hair immediately looked and felt softer. I have even been getting compliments on how shiny and lovely my hair looks now." —Denia1288

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    20. A bottle of Moroccanoil curl cream so those with unruly curly hair can tame their locks, locking in moisture and bounce. No one wants flat, lifeless curls!

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    Check out what a BuzzFeed Editor has to say about it: "During the summer after my sophomore year of college, I decided to cut my long hair into a lob. Once the chop occurred, my hairdresser (bless you, Andrea) told me to try Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream. And boy can I tell you, it is my DESERT ISLAND. HOLY GRAIL. hair product. It actually helps my hair dry in its natural curl formation and stay moisturized for days. It smells amazing and doesn't leave a greasy or sticky residue — it's just a miracle.

    I scrunch a few pumps into my wet hair and diffuse right away. First day or two, it's nice and bouncy with tighter curls — all due to the magic combo of the cream and the diffuser, which help curls dry IN PLACE. But what I love about this curl cream is that it helps my hair look as fresh as possible until the next shampoo...four or five days later. Because my hair is pretty heavy, the curls get looser and turn into what I'd term ~bushy waves~ — but thanks to the hydrating power of the curl cream, it doesn't fully explode into a cloud of frizz." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    And check out the full review of the Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream here (#8).

    21. A bottle of Color Wow root coverup to refresh your roots, making your hair appear thicker and fuller. The less money spent on touch-ups, the better!

    This cover up is water- and sweat resistant and will stay in until you shampoo it out.

    Promising review: "If you have to get your roots done every four weeks like I do, and you're not even making it four weeks before you have gray, this is the perfect product for you! I love it! It is easy to apply, long lasting, and does not make your hair feel grimy or icky. It is also less damaging than buying a root touch-up kit every two weeks. I also recommend going darker than your hair for better coverage. I got the dark brown and my hair is auburn brown. I also love that it has two ends on the brush so you can apply it more accurately. If your hair is super clean, it doesn't stick as well, so I give my roots a light spray of hairspray before applying." —California Teachergirl

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in eight colors).

    22. Ebanel drying lotion for spot treatment that'll reduce blemishes overnight. It's effective for all skin types and is sulfate-free. It can be used on cystic acne to deeply target spots.

    Promising review: "Attached are the photos I took to see how the product would impact my breakout. As you can see the product did reduce inflammation and redness and caused some of the smaller pimples to diminish. Again, as someone with cystic breakouts I don’t expect an overnight cure, but I am pleased with the results. I think using the product a few days in a row would almost completely get rid of the larger pimples. Overall, it has good ingredients for drying oily skin and clearing breakouts, great packaging and decent amount of product. I saw visible results in one night." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. A vegan Acure brightening scrub to draw out impurities and leave the skin brighter than ever. Sea kelp super-nutrients soften and detox while the lemon peel and French green clay work double-duty to get rid of any dirt and oil.

    Psst, this cult-favorite and cruelty-free product has over 2,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Are you kidding? Why didn't I find this sooner? THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I'm 34, and never had a blemish... until I hit 30. Hormonal cystic acne has plagued my chin and neck for years. I've tried everything from washes, scrubs, microdermabrasion, facials, masks, even antibiotics as a last resort. NOTHING cleared my skin like this! I've been using this product for only two weeks and my skin is clearing beautifully, plus my old acne scars are disappearing. People are making comments about how fresh, young, and healthy my skin looks. Its a small tube, but you only need a pea-sized amount really." —emhart16

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64+ (available in three versions)

    24. A thick Weleda lotion made from vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and calendula flowers that'll help hydrate your skin if it's feeling reallll rough from drying acne medications. Parched skin can cause an overabundance of oil production and therefore...more acne. / Via @weleda_usa,

    ALSO! Dry hands or feet? OKAY! Because this works wonders on your body, too.

    Promising review: "This solved a nasty, dry, chapped skin problem I had been having this winter. I had a persistent problem with red, chapped skin at the outside corners of my eyes that I've never had before — and none of my usual go-to's were working! I was at my wit's end: it hurt and looked scary. So, I did what we all do — I googled it, which is how I discovered Weleda Skin Food. When the product arrived, I tore the package open and I dabbed a tiny bit onto the corners of my eye. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my eyes looked and felt better within hours of applying the product. I put more on before I went to bed and when I got up in the morning, the irritated skin looked almost completely normal. By the next morning, there was no chapping and no redness at all. I am so happy with this product!" —Rabbit Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in packs).

    25. A bottle of rosehip oil — it's packed with antioxidants to brighten your complexion and banish any blemishes or dry patches. It can be used both morning and night after cleansing your face and is made for all skin types.

    It only takes two to three drops to get the job done, so the bottle will last you a very long time!

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. I lather it on generously every night, and again in the morning. The oil does have an orange color, but once it is absorbed into the skin, you can't notice." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    26. A Neutrogena Triple Moisture hair mask that'll transform dull locks to a lustrous, shiny mane. Its powerful mix of extracts is designed to treat super dehydrated hair, so once-a-week application is enough!, Amazon

    After you shampoo and conditioner, apply a small amount to wet hair for three to five minutes and then rinse out.

    Promising review: "This product works as well as people say it does. It's excellent for very dry hair. It restored the moisture and life my hair. My hair was heat and chemically damaged, but this product really made a difference after using it only twice. It's now part of my routine." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    27. An argan oil heat spray to protect your hair from future heat exposure because let's be real, you probably want to keep styling your hair, but don't want any more damage. We hear ya.

    Just mist your hair before styling, and you'll be fully protected!

    Promising review: "I have split ends, frizzy and, damaged hair from using heat and having a lot of highlights over the years. But not anymore! I spray this on my hair after I wash it (when it's still damp or dry) and I notice that it immediately helps seal my split ends and makes my hair look less frizzy. Overall, my hair feels so smooth and looks healthier. I like to use it after the shower, even if I'm not going to flat iron my hair. It smells amazing, too! —Belisa Almao

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    28. A hair finishing cream that'll tame those annoying flyaways that surround your face no matter the weather or how much you try to control them. Sleek buns, we will master you.

    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    29. TruSkin vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid and vitamin e so you can minimize pores, decrease sun spots and acne scars, and clear breakouts all at once. It'll work to improve the texture of your skin, ridding of rougher dry patches and bumps.

    Promising review: "This serum is truly incredible. Where has it been my entire life?? I've been using it for about a month and I've already seen amazing results. My skin is brighter, my skin tone is more even, and my acne scars are fading to the point where I am almost never wearing makeup anymore. This is mind-blowing to me, considering the fact that a year ago, I wouldn't even go for a run without putting on some makeup because of how self-conscious I was of my skin and my acne/acne scars." —Courtney Lloyd

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    Get ready for a little self care love:

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