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    Jun 19, 2019

    29 Holy Grail Hair Products You'll Want To Try Right Now

    "Bring Me To Life," sang Evanescence...and your hair.

    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 Remington wand capable of doing the Impossible (yes, Impossible with a capital "I"). This miracle tool allows even the straightest of manes to hold the most beautiful beach waves: Just wrap your hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds, and you're done! Minimal effort required. Several tears shed.

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    This wand heats up within 30 seconds and has a 60 second automatic shut-off feature, meaning you'll never have any midday did-I-turn-off-my-curler panics ever again. The barrel also comes in 1" and 1.5" sizes, heats up to 410°F (and can be adjusted), and has a ceramic coating for even heat distribution.

    SIDE NOTE: I have been using the same Remington wand for about six (maybe seven) years and it is truly a gift from above. For reference, I have super straight, thin hair that usually can't ever hold a curl, but this helps me achieve a full head of beach waves in under 15 minutes.

    Promising review: "I have had this for five years and it still works amazingly. I use it so much that people don't know my hair is naturally straight, and I get compliments on it all the time. Honestly, I cannot believe how well this works and how long it's lasted considering how cheap it is. I bought this on a whim (cause it's only $20!) and it is one my greatest purchases of all time." —madison

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in two barrel sizes).

    2. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo because that ten pounds of dry shampoo you used two days ago is still trapped in your roots, but have no fear! This anti-residue wash deep cleans build-up that would otherwise lead to lack of body, excessive grease, and *gulp* stringiness.

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    This non-irritating shampoo should be used once a week (using it too much may make your hair overly dry) and is gentle enough to use on any hair type, including color-treated manes!

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price, but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly, and definitely gets rid of build-up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —NickyC

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    3. A shampoo brush to stimulate your scalp and improve circulation, which is said to lead to speedier hair growth. This is especially great to know if you got a two-inch trim last year and SURPRISE it's only grown one centimeter since.

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    This nifty little silicone tool even increases the effectiveness of your shampoo to help clear away built-up product in your scalp that would (inevitably) lead to dullness and lack of body.

    Promising review: "I have been using this for about three weeks now and I LOVE it. It feels amazing! I haven't changed my shampoo or anything, but my hair definitely has more volume...like my roots are standing up or something! I don't know exactly what is happening, but I am all for it." —Lsn1986

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    4. A cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo that nips brassiness in the bud. The violent pigment in this formula works to wash away unwanted yellow in your 'do, meaning you can extend the time between salon visits meaning you can SAVE A TON OF MONEY. Easy + affordable? Someone pinch me.

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    Use this only once a week (for about three minutes at a time) to prevent your hair from turning a slightly lavender shade.

    Promising review: "Finally! A purple shampoo that actually does something to my brassy hair! I have silver-white hair that is exceptionally hard to maintain due to how easily my hair gains brassy tones and how stubborn they are to remove. I've tried a ton of other brands, and none of their toning shampoos will do a damn thing to my hair even if I leave them on for an hour. I normally have to dilute violet direct dyes to make a dent in my brass. It's nice to not have to schedule a chunk of time to mix a batch of custom toner, painstakingly apply it, and then sit around for an hour while it does its stuff. This shampoo actually works really well and can cut a lot of time out of my bi-weekly color maintenance." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. An HSI straightener designed with ceramic, tourmaline crystal ion plates that evenly distribute heat with every pass. This means you'll have to run over individual sections of hair a fewer amount of times to straighten it, thus preventing unnecessary heat damage. What's fried? Your food! But not your hair!

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    This also comes with a travel-sized pack of argan oil you can use post-straightening for maximum sleekness.

    Promising review: "I have been using this for months and I LOVE it. I have long, thick, wavy/frizzy hair, that has ponytail ridges in it constantly. This straightener leaves my hair looking like I just got it straightened at the salon. Plus, it used to take me three hours to straighten my hair and it now only takes 40 minutes!" —Catherine G.

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95.

    6. A Moroccanoil treatment that uses a blend of vitamins and argan oil to tame flyaways, mend split-ends, speed up drying time, and boost shine. If you're looking for definitive proof that heaven is a place on earth, look no further than this haircare jack of all trades.

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    This formula is also paraben-, sulfate-, alcohol-, and phosphate-free which makes it safe to use on dry, colored hair. Just add a dime-sized amount from the middle of your hair to the ends, avoiding your roots as to not create a greasy mess.

    Promising review: "I have oily hair and this product helps keep my ends hydrated without looking greasy. Plus, it smells amazing and makes my hair shiny." —Nedaj

    Get it from Nordstrom for $15+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A Shea Moisture cream ideal for thicker hair, as this adds all-day hydration and shine without weighing down your 'do. It even works to tighten and define your curls in the process AKA Shirley Temple ringlets are in 👏 your 👏 future 👏.

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    This magic mixture includes coconut, hibiscus, neem oil, and silk protein.

    Promising review: "I actually can’t emphasize how amazing this product is. After taking a shower, dry your hair just a bit so that’s it’s damp and then apply this stuff all over your hair. It’s amazing at defining your curls and keeping them in tact without the frizz. Before this product, I always hated my hair and would straighten it...but this product has absolutely changed my hair, while making it more contained and soft at the same time!" —sama kubba

    Get it from Amazon for $8.70.

    8. A Bumble and Bumble oil primer that protects hair from the drying dangers of sun exposure and heat damage. Just consider this the sunscreen of your daily haircare routine — except this simultaneously fights frizz and won't ruin color-treated tresses.

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    This lightweight and cruelty-free formula is great for medium-to-thick hair, and contains a blend of oils (ranging from coconut and grape seed to sweet almond and safflower seed) that will also soften it right up.

    Promising review: "I can't get over how much I love this stuff. I love that it's a leave-in treatment; it smells amazing, provides heat protection, fights frizz, and makes my hair feel sooo silky smooth. There is never any residue left behind and I can't even tell that I have anything in my hair (it's so lightweight which is really important, since I have fine hair). If I had to choose one hair product to use for the rest of my life, this would be it!" –nicolegizzo

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A Celeb Luxury color depositing shampoo to turn your ~Pinterest pastel~ dreams into a reality (no expensive or time-consuming trips to the salon required). *uses shampoo once* *posts 'gram pic with the hashtag #hairgoals*

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    This shampoo works best on bleached or naturally blond hair, and can be used just like a regular shampoo — lather on a generous amount, give your mane a good scrubbing, rinse thoroughly, and that's it! The color will have a more faded effect after the first use, but will be significantly more vibrant after the second wash.

    Psst, this formula is also vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and formaldehyde-free!

    Promising review: "This shampoo is a serious game changer. I have been bleaching and dying my hair pink on and off for years, and it has always faded disappointingly fast. I ended up getting into a routine where I would dye my hair magenta just so it would fade to the pastel pink I wanted — but not anymore! This shampoo allows me to dye my hair a pastel pink and then reapply the color with every shampoo. It comes out bright and beautiful. I used to head to the salon every six to eight weeks, but I can now stretch it out to twelve. Bonus: the shampoo lathers, smells great, and is vegan!" —Mary Colleen

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in 12 colors).

    10. A ginseng extract John Frieda hair serum for a lightweight, won't-weigh-your-hair-down fix that acts as both a heat protectant *and* a frizz tamer in even the most humid weather. 🎶 Let the rain fall down, it no longer effects my hair. 🎶

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    Promising review: "I could not live without this product! I have very long hair and try to avoid blow-drying when possible. This serum keeps my frizz to a minimum when I air dry — even in the super humid months! I will probably use this product forever and recommend it to anyone trying to control their frizz." —Mandi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    11. An Aquis hair towel designed with a microfiber construction that is super-absorbent and cuts drying time by up to half — meaning you'll be able to spend less time on your hair and more time on things that matter. Another episode of The Office, anyone?

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    Promising review: "I have thick, naturally curly hair and my hair usually takes forever to dry. This towel helps my hair to dry about twice as fast! Getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in this towel while I get dressed and I no longer have to worry about my hair completely drenching my shirt as soon as i take it out of the towel. It really dries it to a manageable level of dryness in just a minute or two." —AubriSnowe

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Aquis hair towel!

    12. A foldable Conair hair dryer you can fit into any corner of your bursting-at-the-seams suitcase. This may be small, but it is mighty enough that you can expect a salon-quality blowdry even whilst on vacation. Take that, hotel dryer that takes 90 minutes to dry exactly one (1) small strand of hair.

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    Promising review: "This is the PERFECT size and POWER you need for traveling! I love that this is tiny, but is just as powerful as the bigger ones. I've been to 28 countries, and am heading to eight more this year. Get this — you will love it just as much as I do!" —DebLuv'sAmazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. Flexible curling rods that allow you to wake up with ready-to-go hair. These are pros at giving you the perfect waves without subjecting your 'do to any more heat damage and what's that? It's the sound of my burnt split-ends and weak upper arms crying tears of relief.

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    Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT'S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

    Psst, do you have straight, thin hair and are assuming these won't work for you? Well you are WRONG, because even reviewers with straight and thin hair swear by these things!

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers give my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day, I use these when my hair is dry and leave them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess...but no. Just perfectly wavy curls (although I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don't personally care for perfect ringlets). The results are awesome!" —Brianna

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $9.99.

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    14. An OGX shampoo to add a much-needed dose of moisture (AKA goodbye dry, itchy flakes on your scalp) and which contains the invigorating scent of peppermint to give you a jolt of energy even a 10th cup of coffee can’t deliver.

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    A blend of Australian tea tree oil, milk protein, and peppermint oil work to moisturize every strand of hair (including the root!) without making your hair feel greasy or weighed down.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I have a flaky but oily scalp, which is sometimes itchy to the point of pain. After using this for a couple months, I don’t have any more scalp pain, the itchiness is almost gone, and the flakes are significantly reduced. I’ve been trying all sorts of different products for my scalp and this is the first one that has really worked." —Elizabeth Leumas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22.

    15. A knotted headband that doesn't slip, won't give you the dreaded ~headband headache~, and looks fantastic. Who's going to purchase this in all 26 available colors? Me! And probably you.

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    Promising review: "This headband is literally my FAVORITE! It really is versatile and feels like really good quality. The seams are stitched well, it doesn't slip, and I'm looking forward to getting it in more colors." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 26 colors).

    16. A Kenra finishing spray for a mega dose of volume, shine, and hold. Feel confident knowing that the hour-long session you had straightening your humidity-hating hair this AM won’t be in vain — this stuff will truly hold every flyaway in place.

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    This spray also won't flake, dries quickly, and manages to look au naturel.

    Promising review: "I wish I would have discovered this hairspray sooner. It does not feel sticky after applying and the hold is incredible! No hairspray odor after applying. I like that it is an aerosol can but only offers short bursts, so you get a very precise application exactly where you want it. It is truly humidity-resistant and very long lasting. I actually curled and sprayed my hair before bed and it was still holding in the morning. I just had to finger comb and go! LOVE LOVE LOVE." —Kat

    Get it from Ulta for $18 (available in two sizes).

    17. A Revlon one-step dryer because your arm is already sore from balancing both a dryer and a round brush. This easy-to-use tool promises a salon-quality, shampoo commercial-worthy blowout and all you'll have to do is, well, brush through your hair. *patiently waits for royalty check*

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    Promising review: "I've been dreaming of a brush that does what this brush does since I was about 10. I love it! It is so fast and now replaces my daily routine of throwing my wet hair into a bun. It now takes me less than 10 minutes to completely dry and style my hair, and it gives me that bouncy blowout look. This is the best 50 bucks I've ever spent." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.75.

    18. Seamless Burlybands hair ties that won't stretch, break, slip, OR damage your mane, nor will you have to halt your workout to fix your ponytail because this band will actually stay in place. If you have super thick locks, meet your new tiny soulmate.

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    Promising review: "These are the BEST THINGS EVER!! I've never had a tie that I could wrap around twice — TWICE — and it literally stays in place all day. I have three of these and never lend them to anyone for fear of not getting them back. I'll be buying more of these for sure!" —Mattie

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    19. A Sexy Hair texturizing powder you simply dab into your roots, then throughout your hair, and bam! It'll instantly liquify to provide fullness and slight tackiness to make your hot tool so much more effective.

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    Promising review: "Background details: I have fine, but pretty dense hair that tends to pull flat at the crown and absorbs oil and moisture like a sponge. It has a slight wave and tends to frizz, so even air drying is out of the question. It also usually refuses to hold a style, slips easily out of most clips and fasteners, and collapses if curled. Hairspray won't hold it, gel makes it crackly, and if I try to wear it down, it just slithers into my face and picks up oil from my skin. And it's humid as all get-out here. Ugh. I used this on my roots (at the crown) of day two hair with a scant spritz of dry shampoo at the temples, and at the end of the day, I've still got volume and texture, and my style (down, not pulled back) actually stayed in place. My hair doesn't look greasy or limp, and I don't feel totally disgusting. I'm sold and will absolutely purchase this again!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    20. A Briogeo micro-exfoliating shampoo to replace product build-up and dry flakes with a moisturized, soothed scalp. If you've been trying to grow out your mid-length 'do for, oh, forever, then this is a must-try; it's actually packed with panthenol (a #fancy vitamin) to strengthen your hair at the root.

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    This uses an impressive blend of peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oil complex as well as charcoal, coconut oil, and panthenol. Plus, it's vegan, cruelty-free, dye-free, and silicone-free so DING DING DING I think we have a winner. Just use this as you would a regular shampoo!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this product! I am someone who has a chronically oily scalp and had to wash my hair everyday. I tried so many different products to try and stop the cycle, and this is the first thing that has actually worked. My hair and scalp feel moisturized without looking greasy at all for the two to three days between washes, which is huge for me. I have been able to use is about every two to three weeks to revive my scalp and it smells great, too." —morrillk2

    Get it from Sephora for $11+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A Hair Dance powder dry shampoo that is especially great at vacuuming up grease and adding body sans any leftover chalky white residue. Pro tip: If you add some into your roots before bed, you'll wake up with a completely refreshed scalp that looks like it was shampooed five minutes ago (...as opposed to five days ago).

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    This vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo doesn't contain any talc, parabens, or baking soda (hooray).

    A personal note: As someone with thin, greasy, flat hair, I can confidently say that powder dry shampoos are so much better than aerosol ones. Like, they actually make your hair look freshly-washed.

    Promising review: "My hair is ALWAYS oily at the roots and aerosol cans of dry shampoo make my hair stiff, but this stuff...this stuff is amazing! Adds volume, doesn't completely dry out my hair, and does not leave residue or build- up (I have black hair so this is very important). Also, my hair smells super fresh after using it. Would give more stars if I could!" —Gabriela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. An Xtava diffuser to give you the most *chef kisses fingers* defined curls of your life. This tool is designed with 360 degree airflow, which is just a fancy way of saying that heat is evenly distribute to dry each strand to perfection without causing any unwanted frizz in the process.

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    This diffuser has a 1.8 inch diameter, meaning it'll attach perfectly to ~most~ hairdryers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A Sun Bum leave-in spray that enlists the hydrating benefits of coconut and sunflower seed oil to give hair what it needs this summer: MOISTURE. Not only will this counteract the drying effects of sun and chlorine, but it even works as a de-tangler to help your brush glide right through each strand.

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    This spray is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and color-safe.

    Promising review: "I used this during a trip to Belize where I was exposed to the sun, salt water, and chlorine all day. I would add a little spritz to my hair when coming out of the water and my comb would glide right through it. It detangles very well and has an awesome smell. At the end of the trip, my hair was soft and shiny with no damage at all." —mfrance74

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    24. A boar bristle brush to evenly distribute all 👏 that 👏 oil 👏 from root to tip because oil at your roots = super flat hair. Detangling and volumizing at the same time? Talk about sorcery. The Harry Potter kind.

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    Psst, this also comes with a small wooden comb — all bundled up into an adorable bag perfect for gifting (to yourself).

    Promising review: "This is just what I was looking for. This doesn't pull out my hair when hitting a knot and it is pain-free, which makes my 6-year-old love this brush as well. My hair is shiner, has less split-ends, and more volume since using this brush." —grandmother

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    25. An eco-friendly Ethique shampoo bar you'll want to purchase ASAP because a) it adds a ton of body to even the finest of tresses and b) just one bar is the equivalent of three bottles of liquid shampoo. Volume + money saved = my definition of bliss.

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    This pH-balanced bar uses orange, cinnamon, ginger, and salt for bouncy hair.

    If ~volume~ isn't a problem you're seeking a solution for, then no worries because Ethique offers eight different formulas for eight different hair concerns (ranging from frizz and damage to dryness and oily scalps).

    Promising review: "I have been using this frizz wrangler shampoo bar for a month now and I am amazed by it! First of all, it cleans my hair well — so well that I can now go three days between washing! (With other shampoos, my hair would be greasy and flat by day two.) It is so light, doesn’t weigh my hair down, lathers well, and rinses clean. It’s important to let the bar dry out completely in between uses so it doesn’t crumble and disintegrate." —P. Bin

    Get it from Amazon for $15.20 (available in eight scents).

    26. Mini hair pins to give you the ballerina bun of your pirouette-packed dreams. Just one of these little pins can do the work of up to *20* hair pins, ridding the need of those excessive random pins that would otherwise just dig into your scalp.

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    How does it work? Just gather your hair, pull it into a super tight bun, spin the pins into place, and BAM! You've got yourself the perfect bun.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    27. An Aveda daily treatment for dead hair in need of some major TLC. This 98% naturally-derived blend works to combat four types of damage (environmental, chemical, physical, and heat) while reducing breakage by up to 90% in about a week.

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    This cruelty-free formula includes quinoa protein to strengthen hair and make it longer, while macadamia conditioning oil promotes a smoother, more nourished mane free of split-ends and flyaways.

    Promising review: "Can’t say enough good things about it. Most leave-in moisturizers are heavy and make your hair either flat or oily, but this stuff is so light that you wouldn't know it was applied if your hair didn't turn so wickedly soft. It works equally well with air dried or blow dried hair; I use a dime-sized amount on my ends AFTER showering/washing hair and brushing through, then I'll wrap hair in a towel and wait for about10 minutes. This makes your hair super soft and literally fixes split-ends." —Reviewer64

    Get it from Nordstrom for $30.

    28. A volumizing got2b thickening mousse with instant collagen to add elasticity and strength. In English? It'll help your "I spent 45 minutes with a hot tool in my hands" style hold all day, whether that style is super curly or stick straight.

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    Promising review: "This is one of my all time favorite hair products. I have long, stick straight, super fine hair, and this product really helps it hold some volume and curl after blow drying and styling. It also leaves my hair feeling thicker and more nourished. I've used much more expensive volumizing products in the past and this is the best one I've used by far. I seriously can't live without it! Plus, it's great that it's affordable." —jjbanana

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. An OGX coconut water oil that contain electrolytes said to hydrate even the most brittle, damaged hair...without making it look like you haven't showered in seven weeks/weighing your hair down.

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    We chug electrolyte sports drinks to help combat hangovers that are a result of dehydration, so why not apply 'em to dehydrated hair, as well.

    Promising review: "This works wonders for me! It's super easy to use because of the spray bottle, and the formula itself is not too greasy and doesn't weigh my hair down. I use this daily and it has helped transform my once overly dry hair in only two weeks." —Nikki Stinson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22.

    *uses a thickening mousse once*

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