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    23 Amazing Products That'll Protect Your Hair And Keep It Damage Free

    "Dear split ends, I've decided to split up."

    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 creamy hair mask NOT made from the popular sandwich condiment. It's made from egg yolk and shea butter, which will give your hair moisture to prevent breakage.

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    Egg yolk and shea butter are naturally hydrating, so this mask smooths split-ends and adds moisture to prevent future breakage. It'll definitely make you say, "OMG (oh mayo god), this is really effective!"

    Get it from Jet for $13.20 or TONYMOLY for $16.

    2. A biotin-enriched pre-styling spray to instantly make it look like your hair eats a ton of kale and quinoa. Very healthy, in other words.

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    This spray protects your hair from seven kinds of damage: braiding, coloring, flat-ironing, blow-drying, bleaching, and curling. The biotin prevents future breakage and makes your ends look shiiiiiiny.

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    3. A flat iron straightening mist designed to protect your ends from being fried; it offers protection for heat up to 450°F.

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    Plus, it adds some sleek shine to your 'do.

    Promising review: "As a non-practicing stylist, you REALLY need these kinds of products to protect your hair from hot irons. My daughter uses this product every day when she straightens her hair! It makes her hair shiny, plus her color has lasted longer while using this daily. The price is great and it really works." —LMS

    Get it from Amazon for $3.25.

    4. A keratin leave-in spray to detangle damaged hair. You will knot have to spend 10 minutes trying to comb through your mane anymore!

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    Brushing out knots leads to more hair damage. Pulling at your hair follicles? Not ideal. This spray will help make post-shower grooming rituals a LOT easier.

    Promising review: "This product has done wonders! My hair is super tangled after showering, but with just a few sprays of this? My brush guides right through my hair with no problem! This is definitely works miracles for me." —Jillian

    Get it from Amazon for $13.30.

    5. An argan oil essence free of yucky additives: parabens, alcohol, and artificial dyes, oh my. This weightless serum promises to hydrate the heck outta your ends.

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    Apply this essence to wet hair before drying to give your damaged ends some much needed moisture (argan oil is naturally hydrating). The more moisture in your hair = the less likely your hair is prone to breakage.

    Promising review: "This is LIFE CHANGING! I have tried every hair oil out there, but this one is the best. It has seriously saved my hair." —Dana Oliai

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    6. A paraben-free replenishing serum to help prevent split-ends and give you that slow-motion-shampoo-commercial shine.

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    Psst, you can also use this to protect your hair against the hot wrath of a flat iron.

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product! I put some on before I flat-iron my hair: it moisturizes without leaving a greasy feeling, and helps protect my hair from damage. I bought a bottle at my hairdresser's salon, but this price is better!" —JC Jazze

    Get it from Amazon for $18.23.

    7. A ceramic straightener with microconditioner-infused plates to style AND moisturize your hair at the same damn time.

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    Plus, the micro-conditioners help fight frizz. Hooray!

    Promising review: "This is by far the best flat iron I've ever used. I've been using it for a month now, and I see a huge difference. Ladies, no more frizz and this doesn't burn your hair at all! It just makes it shiny and straight." —ST

    Get it from Amazon for $37.48.

    8. Coconut water oil with electrolytes that hydrate brittle, damaged hair without making it look like you haven't showered in seven weeks.

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    Lots of oils will leave your tresses feeling gross and greasy — but not this one! The formula is lightweight and won't weigh down your hair.

    Promising review: "I've tried so many different kinds of hair products, and this stuff is amazing! It does the impossible — it softens, hydrates, and adds shine, but doesn't feel oily. I iron, curl, and blow dry my hair, but this spray makes my hair look naturally straight and so soft. I can't stop touching it!" —SCB

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45.

    9. A curling wand with a nonslip ceramic barrel and heat optimization that allows you to curl your hair faster.

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    And less heat time = less damage time.

    Psst, this has a 60 minute auto shutoff feature! Never spend the day worrying about whether you turned off your curling iron...ever again.

    Promising review: "This wand does such a good job! I love the temperature control feature, and I don't see or feel damage to my hair!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.49.

    10. A shampoo and conditioner formulated with five essential oils to prevent hair breakage: ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium, and angelica.

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    They also contain plant-based amino acids, which help rebuild hair fibers, and vitamin B5, which helps soften and protect your hair.

    Promising review: "I refuse to use any other brand of shampoo or conditioner after using L'Occitane. These products not only makes your hair smell wonderful with a beautiful, natural shine and no 'weighed down' feeling, but they help lock in the natural ingredients that make your hair healthy and lovely all the time." —Sarah P.

    Get the repairing shampoo and conditioner from L'Occitane for $24 each.

    11. A Keratin-packed reviving gloss perfect for color-treated hair: this treatment boosts color and get rid of brassiness without killing your ends.

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    This gloss is packed with keratin, argan oil, and ginseng extract to help retain moisture while enhancing your hair color.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for! This is like a watercolor wash for your hair: subtle and natural-looking. It's not damaging, is very gentle, and improved the texture of my hair. My hair actually feels healthier than it did before!" —fuzzydragon

    Get it from Sephora for $30. Available in five colors.

    12. A sulfate-free thermal protecting spray with a cult following — this bottle of magic has over 3,000 positive reviews.

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    Just apply this argan oil spray to your hair before heat styling to prevent damage.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product. It's amazing how healthy and strong my hair feels! I wish I knew about this a LONG time ago. Plus, after blow-drying, my hair feels soft, silky, and frizz-free." —Jennifer St. Louis

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. An overnight repair serum rumored to have inspired the phrase "beauty sleep." It works overnight to repair up to six months of hair damage!

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    Just apply this creme formula to your hair before you go to bed. And have no fear: this serum isn't sticky, so it won't leave any gunk on your pillow.

    Promising review: "I killed my hair bleaching out a bright blue I'd done recently: it made my hair look dull, and it felt brittle and terrible. I've been using this serum every night, and my hair is noticeably healthier, shinier, and softer. This product really does work wonders! Plus, a little goes a long way." —Colleen

    Get it from Target for $6.49 or Jet for $6.47.

    14. Curling rods for days when your hair desperately needs a damn break. Wear 'em overnight and wave goodbye to curling, blowdrying, straightening, and torturing.

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    "Please...no...more..." —my fried ends, begging me to just let them be.

    Psst, this product has over 3,000 reviews and 4.6/5 star rating. Whoa.

    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for myself! Curling my hair with heat was beginning to damage it so badly, so I decided to give these a try — and it works! The curls come out amazing and look so natural." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. An intensive conditioner perfect for hair that needs organic TLC. It's made with lavender oils, avocado oils, and a silk protein formula to ~naturally~ moisturize your mane.

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    Plus, this splurge-worthy organic conditioner is alcohol-free and promises to give you some extra va-va-volume.

    Promising review: "My hair has been really dry lately, and my usual conditioner wasn't doing enough. I'm trying to stick with organic products, so I decided to try this. I'm so glad I did! My hair felt softer and smoother after just the first use. I use this on freshly washed, wet hair, and it feels like I'm not breaking as many strands when I brush it out." —S. Burch

    Get it from Amazon for $27.60.

    16. A dry shampoo and conditioner so you can add a couple of days between hair washing. (READ: without looking like a greaseball.)

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    Washing your hair too much = stripping your hair of natural oils = drying out it out, which leads to breakage. Using dry shampoo is a great way to combat over-washing and over-styling your hair!

    Promising review: "I have thin, oily, and bleached hair. The roots get oily, but my ends get as dry as can be. I've always struggled to moisturize my ends without making my roots oily until — VOILA — I tried this dry conditioner! This keeps my ends moisturized without weighing them down." —EIPen321

    Get the dry shampoo and dry conditioner from Sephora for $23.

    17. A leave-in CC cream that provides 10 important ~benefits~ to perfect your hair. Multi-functional at its finest, folks.

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    It promises (and delivers) strength, UV protection, softness, shine, moisture, manageability, light hold, anti-breakage, smoothness, and heat protection.

    Promising review: "This product has saved my hair! My stylist burned my hair, and I became desperate for a product that could heal my hair and help get rid of the awful burning smell your hair can leave behind. This product smooths my hair, protects it from the flat iron, and leaves it looking healthy and feeling soft." —Edie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.37 (5 oz).

    18. A shampoo and conditioner perfect for lazy people everywhere: the microshields in this product will repair your hair while you sing your heart out in the shower.

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    Swap out your usual shampoo and conditioner for this hair "resurrection" combo: it's packed with micro shields that'll literally make your damaged hair come back to life.

    Promising review: "I had severely damaged hair because I'm always styling it with hot tools. My hairdresser used this on me once, and I immediately got hooked: my hair was long and beautiful in no time. I love love love this." —Sherrylynn

    Get them from Target for $18.49 (shampoo) and $13.99 (conditioner) or the shampoo from Ulta for $14.99.

    19. A ceramic-coated straightener with a rotating barrel and infrared energy that reduces styling time. Plus, it waves toodle-oo to frizz.

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    The infrared energy also ensures that your locks won't lose their luster and shine.

    Promising review: "I've used a lot of straighteners over the years, but this one is the best. I have curly hair that takes FOREVER to straighten and I had done some serious damage to it, but this straightener does double the work in half the time. The rotating barrel is fantastic and the heat control rocks!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. A repairing deep conditioner formulated with argan oil to strengthen and repair all the damaged, color-treated tresses on this planet.

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    Argan oil is known for being super hydrating, but it's also great at preventing future hair damage by strengthening your hair follicles. Pssst, this is sulfate- and paraben-free!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING!! My hair is damaged from coloring, but if I use this every other wash or so, it keeps it looking healthy and shiny." —PLN

    Get it from Amazon for $1.77.

    21. A damage preventing spray that's heat-activated to protect your hair, plus acts as a light hairspray to ensure that your 'do lasts an eternity.

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    Just spritz a little in your hair (it smells fantastic) and voila! Because you know what they say: if you can't take the heat, get some leave-in protector and call it a day.

    Promising review: "I love this spray! It smells so good, and the smell stays in your hair for a very long time. I don't use any heat in my hair without this: it's the best heat protector I've ever tried. It even helps protect my hair from sun damage which, living in California, is really important."

    Get it from Target for $3.99 or from Jet for $5.41.

    22. A moisturizing shampoo to nourish your mane and prevent potential breakage. Plus, it is BANANAS how good this smells.

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    Dry hair is easily damaged, so it's important to have as much ~hydration~ as possible. Basically, this shampoo is like a tall drink of water for your hair.

    Promising review: "This shampoo smells AMAZING. It leaves my hair super moisturized, but doesn't make it feel oily like a lot of other moisturizing products do." —elewis12

    Get it from The Body Shop for $6 (originally $10).

    23. A weekly reparative butter masque made from matcha green tea and wild apple blossom. This is Bill Gates rich in antioxidants, meaning it'll rejuvenate damaged ends.

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    Leave this gluten-free masque in wet hair for up to five minutes. The green tea and apple blossom extracts, which are antioxidant- and nutrient-rich, will rejuvenate your hair and give it a surge of much needed moisture.

    You'll definitely love this so matcha.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    Me, after using one of the products listed above:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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