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    Apr. 9, 2020

    19 Holy Grail Hair Products That BuzzFeed Writers Actually Swear By

    Time to get the best hair of your life.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of coiled hair ties that'll keep your hair free of crazy crimps and tangles, and won't cause breakage when you slide them off. They also look cuter than classic hair ties when you rock them on your wrists.

    Gyan Yankovich

    "Thanks to its spiral design, this hair tie doesn't leave any bumps in your hair at all. None! I sleep with my hair in a wrapped into a bun and in the mornings I unravel and have the same straight hair I got ready for bed with. The Invisibobble is also made of plastic, so keeps your hair in place but somehow (magic? idk?) doesn't ever snag. Basically, it's a wonder product and I can't believe I used regular hair ties for so long." —Gyan Yankovich

    Get a pack of three on Sephora Canada for $11. Available in seven colours.

    2. A bottle of plant-based detangler that smells like creamsicles and will banish fly-aways and keep your hair feeling smooth and silky.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "To put it bluntly, my hair is an absolute wreck. It has been bleached, dyed, straightened, and curled waaaay to much, and, honestly, it's mad at me. It was literally a nightmare to comb through after every shower, until I purchased this detangler. Now combing through my fine, knotty locks is a breeze. It's packed with hydrating argan oil, so I don't even have to add any extra serums to it after, which is a nice treat for my wallet. The cherry on top is that it actually smells like creamsicles, so you get a healthy dose of nostalgia, too." — Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Walmart Canada for $8.97.

    3. A bottle of argan-infused Moroccanoil curl cream that'll help keep your mane hydrated and curled to perfection for days. It also fights frizz so you won't be stuck with annoying flyaways, either.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    "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 on Sephora Canada for $39.

    4. A bottle of Living Proof dry shampoo that will make your dirty hair feel clean without even stepping in the shower. It also makes for a stellar texturizing spray, if you want to add a little body to your 'do.

    @livingproofinc / Via instagram.com

    "This is honestly a miracle in a bottle. And it doesn’t just mask dirty hair — it actually cleans it! Just a few sprays and my short hair looks freshly washed, and smells AH-MAZING. I love that it comes in three different sizes, so I can stash a lil’ guy in my purse for on-the-go refreshes, and keep a larger size at home. As an added bonus, it adds just a hint of texture, so my pixie cut always looks perfectly tousled." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $33.

    5. A tube of Bumble & Bumble Don't Blow It Hair Styler that'll keep your curly hair happy, even in high temps. It enhances texture while infusing it with moisture, giving you the commercial-level curls you’ve always dreamt of having.

    Rachel Christensen / BuzzFeed

    "I have curly hair and for the past five or so years have really only used products specifically marketed for ~curls~. A dime-size amount in my hair is enough to calm my hair down in the horrible NYC summer humidity without losing shape. Here's a picture I took at the end of a workday when the temps maxed out in the 90s. I know there's frizz, but for someone with my hair type on a day like that, it's basically as smooth as it's going to get!" —Rachel Christensen

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $37.

    6. An Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush that does the job of a flat iron, but works its magic in half the time and is way gentler. It also won't leave your hair completely flat, which is great if you love a lil' volume.

    Hannah Loewentheil / Via BuzzFeed

    "The Amika brush leaves my hair smooth and silky, but it still had some volume, which I like compared to the pin-straight results I get from my straightening iron. Also, the Amika felt much more gentle on my hair than my straightening iron, which can sometimes feel like it's burning my hair. All in all, I recommend it for people who want to straighten their hair while still maintaining volume, are searching for a new daily straightening appliance that holds up to its promises, and people who don't mind the price tag." —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $165.

    7. Or, the InStyler Glossie Brush, a slightly more affordable hot tool that'll give you a whole head of smooth, straight strands in just 15 minutes.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    "Holy shit, you guys, with just one pass over my hair, it was almost entirely straight. My jaw literally dropped. Two more passes and it was pin-straight, not fried-looking, and just a joy to run my fingers through. I did my whole head of hair in about 15 minutes. I really can't describe how shocked I was by the results. There are four temperature settings too, from 300°–450°, so you can customize the heat for your hair type. (I tried it on both the hottest and second hottest settings, and both worked for my very coarse hair — just make sure you protect your hair from the heat!)" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it on Bed Bath and Beyond Canada for $119.99.

    8. A bottle of Ouai Hair Oil that's suuuuper light and great for fine hair. It works actual miracles on frizz and won't weigh your locks down, so you can maintain some volume.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "Unsurprisingly, hydration has been a challenge since chopping off, like, half my hair and getting it back to its natural colour (I had been bleaching it blonde for a few years). Luckily, I found this stuff. It's lighter than any hair serum I've ever used and smells like a floral dream. Plus, it only takes a few pumps to get top-notch results, so a bottle will last you a while." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $34.

    9. A bottle of OGX teatree mint shampoo that doesn't cost a fortune and will keep your scalp feeling fresh and clean without drying it out.

    @ogx_beauty / Via instagram.com

    "It smells REALLY good, like peppermint, and makes my scalp feel super clean without drying it out. I really like that's it's sulfate free and keeps my hair feeling moisturized. It's the ONLY shampoo that my and my girlfriend can agree on and both love." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it on Shoppers Drug Mart for $6.99.

    10. A bottle of Verb Ghost Oil that's infused with bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil to strengthen your locks and minimize frizz. It's thicker than most hair serums, and delivers some serious hydrating results with just a few pumps.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blowdried it — until I found this. It's thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody's business and also smells freaking amazing" —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $20.

    11. A tub of R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste that can be used as both a dry shampoo and styling paste, so you get plenty of bang for your buck. It's awesome at mopping up excess oil and will give you a healthy dose of volume, too.

    Megan Paolone / BuzzFeed

    "Badlands is a dry shampoo and styling paste combo that’s meant to revitalize second-day hair, but I usually reserve it for day five or six when my hair has flattened out and is looking dull. You take about a quarter-size amount with your finger from the little pot, rub it until it melts in your hands into an oily powder, and work in at your roots to your ends. (I know 'oily' is a scary word for dirty hair, but this dries matte, I promise.) Once it’s worked through, you’re left lifted at the roots, with your hair looking volumized and cleaner. I usually blow out my hair, but Badlands is great to weigh down my natural curls and combat the dreaded Triangle Head that curly-haired people know all too well. It’s also great on just-washed hair for texture and extra volume. It smells so good, too — clean and vaguely lemony but not sickly sweet."—Megan Paolone

    Get it at Walmart Canada for $42.04.

    12. A bottle of Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse that won’t shrink your curls, and will keep ’em looking downright fabulous, even when the humidity spikes.

    Ignacia Fulcher / BuzzFeed

    "When I first put the mousse in my hair I was pleasantly surprised at how effective it was getting into the coil that I wanted without being stiff! Usually, mousse makes my hair super crunchy, which is another reason why I try to stay away from it. With the curl control, it was still soft, supple, and totally touchable! Another thing I highly appreciated was that it didn't shrink my curls. I twist my hair at night to give it the curl that I like for the next day — and that includes the length, because like other naturals, I suffer from the dreaded shrinkage, which means that when my hair is faced with water, it shrinks into a tighter curl, making it appear shorter than it really is." —Ignacia Fulcher

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $28.

    13. A bottle of Herbivore Sea Mist Spray that will give you beachy waves without setting foot in the sand. It adds the definition you've been craving without making it crunchy or stiff, which is rare in the world of wave sprays.

    Alison Caporimo / Via BuzzFeed

    "The ingredients list is short and sweet (seven items total). It includes aloe vera (to keep hair follicles soft) and it's formulated with the same salinity as natural sea water — it really does make my hair look as if I just left the beach. The scent is a mixture of lavender, sage, and suntan lotion, which is totally on-point. I spray it on damp hair and let it work its magic. And if you're OBSESSED with beautiful packaging like I am, this spray is just for you." —Alison Caporimo

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $26.50.

    14. A bamboo hair serum that's pretty much the answer to all your hair problems. If you suffer from split ends, frizz, or dullness, a few drops of this stuff will do wonders.

    SkinStore / Via tidd.ly

    "It took me years to find a serum that I really liked for my hair. Once I found this one, I just never stopped using it! I have people DM me all the time asking what I do for my hair because I basically have all the struggles of curly hair, but I don't actually have the ringlet curls: I just have the big, frizzy, wavy but sometimes curly hair. It's amazing." —Chantel Houston

    Get it on SkinStore for $33.75.

    15. An ultra-absorbent hair turban that'll make easy work of drying your locks without heat. It's comfy enough to wear while you sleep (my hair routine is just "sleep on it and see what happens," so this really appeals to me) and hooks into place with a button.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    "Since I ordered mine a little over a month ago, I've used it every night and every other time I shower, and am IN LOVE. It keeps my pillow from getting wet and my hair from dripping. I don't wake up with still-damp hair. And I'm so happy with the way my hair finishes drying while I'm freaking sleeping that I've been just running a brush through it in the morning and calling it good, all because it's *mostly* dry when I go to bed. It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for a heat-free and lazy routine." —Natalie Brown

    Get it on The Bay for $36. Available in three colours.

    16. The Conair 3-in-1 Styler that looks a little bonkers, but is amazing when it comes to styling hair. It's essentially an amped-up dryer with three comb attachments that'll give you a salon-level blowout in the comfort of your own home.

    Morgan Steffes / Via BuzzFeed

    "My best friend's mom used this Conair hair dryer for 20 years. We used to make fun of her for it because it looked so weird...until I tried it. I absolutely love this hairdryer. I immediately bought one for myself. It comes with three brush attachments: a large brush and two combs of different sizes. You brush your hair while you're drying it, so once you're finished your hair is already combed through and good to go." —Morgan Steffes

    Get it from Best Buy Canada for $119.76.

    17. A bottle of It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Treatment that'll keep your curls lookin' fresh, healthy, and bouncy for days. It also makes straight locks feel silkier than ever, so no matter what hair texture you have, it'll probably do awesome things for your locks.

    Shila Farahani / BuzzFeed

    "This leave-in treatment leaves my curls feeling refreshed and looking healthy. Ever since I started wearing my hair naturally, I've used this stuff and I've noticed a big improvement in my curl pattern. It's a must, and I don't leave the house without spraying this on." —Shila Farahani

    Get it on Shoppers Drugmart for $19.54.

    18. A tub of Briogeo Scalp Revival micro-exfoliating shampoo that's packed with coconut oil and charcoal to banish built-up product and dry skin like a dream. Buh-bye, dandruff!

    @briogeo / Via instagram.com

    "I thought this was going to be gimmicky and leave my strands feeling dirty and lifeless, but let me tell you — I WAS WRONG, OKAY? As someone who uses products in her hair on the daily, it has changed the game for me. It removes dry skin and product build-up so easily, and it has a cooling minty smell that makes me feel tingly from head to toe." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $54.

    19. And finally, a petite bottle of Moroccanoil hair oil to keep your coif tamed through every season. It's packed with argan and flax oils to help hydrate and strengthen your hair, and make it silky soft.

    Taylor Fuller / BuzzFeed

    "When I’m on the road my hair is a mess. It’s all over the place and needs a little help in the taming department. And whether my long, thick hair is getting damaged from salt water or from brisk winds, Moroccanoil is my go-to when it comes to smoothing it out, because a little truly goes a long way. The product has a cult following for a reason, and the travel-sized bottle (0.85 oz) is perfect because I need just a tiny dollop of oil to do the trick. I’ve actually had this one for almost a year and it’s not even half empty!" —Taylor Fuller

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $17.

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