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26 Underrated Hair Products That Actually Work

*hair flip* The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

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1. Batiste Volumizing Dry Shampoo

"For the ladies with fine hair: It works super quickly and you can use the colored spray to fill in your roots if you're in need of a quick fix." — NatalieGet it from Amazon for $5.88.
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"For the ladies with fine hair: It works super quickly and you can use the colored spray to fill in your roots if you're in need of a quick fix." — Natalie

Get it from Amazon for $5.88.

2. DevaCurl Ultra Curl Defining Gel

"I have naturally wavy hair, but my waves were never defined, so I ended up always straightening my hair. After using this product I realized I actually have CURLY hair. I haven't straightened my hair since using it. I have people ask all the time if I using a curling iron, even though I just let it air dry after applying the gel. It's the product that let me embrace my natural hair. I couldn't live without it!!!" — carolyns473a43d9fGet it from Amazon for $14.45.
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"I have naturally wavy hair, but my waves were never defined, so I ended up always straightening my hair. After using this product I realized I actually have CURLY hair. I haven't straightened my hair since using it. I have people ask all the time if I using a curling iron, even though I just let it air dry after applying the gel. It's the product that let me embrace my natural hair. I couldn't live without it!!!" — carolyns473a43d9f

Get it from Amazon for $14.45.

3. The Wet Brush

"I have incredibly fine, thin hair that gets in one huge knot after I step out of the shower. The Wet Brush has totally saved my hair from breaking when trying to brush out my hair!" — tarad19Get it from Amazon for $7.87+.
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"I have incredibly fine, thin hair that gets in one huge knot after I step out of the shower. The Wet Brush has totally saved my hair from breaking when trying to brush out my hair!" — tarad19

Get it from Amazon for $7.87+.

4. Mane 'n Tail Shampoo

"I have super-thick and long hair. This weird horse shampoo called Mane 'n Tail is GREAT. It doesn't smell funky, and it strengthens and grows your hair. I can always tell the difference when I use a different shampoo too. It keeps my hair from being crazy some days; it's consistent and healthy. Horse shampoo for the win." — marykinnasGet the shampoo and conditioner set from Amazon for $17.68.
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"I have super-thick and long hair. This weird horse shampoo called Mane 'n Tail is GREAT. It doesn't smell funky, and it strengthens and grows your hair. I can always tell the difference when I use a different shampoo too. It keeps my hair from being crazy some days; it's consistent and healthy. Horse shampoo for the win." — marykinnas

Get the shampoo and conditioner set from Amazon for $17.68.

5. Night.Rider from Kevin Murphy

"A pomade that gives a strong, flexible hold that sets to a firm matte finish. Smells awesome and is the only product I've used for a few years now." — seansimpsonGet it from Walmart for $35.99.
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"A pomade that gives a strong, flexible hold that sets to a firm matte finish. Smells awesome and is the only product I've used for a few years now." — seansimpson

Get it from Walmart for $35.99.

6. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Texture Powder

"It gives so much volume when used at the roots but also keep curls in my very silky hair that doesn't normally hold curls well." — Kearstin Vander Mel, FacebookGet a two-pack from Amazon for $17.90.
@sweetlypinnedhair / Via instagram.com

"It gives so much volume when used at the roots but also keep curls in my very silky hair that doesn't normally hold curls well." — Kearstin Vander Mel, Facebook

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.90.

7. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

"It's supermodel hair in a can." — Tyler Jung, FacebookGet it from Amazon for $46.
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"It's supermodel hair in a can." — Tyler Jung, Facebook

Get it from Amazon for $46.

8. Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner

"Use Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner on curly hair. It really works nicely, and smells really good!" — ericasimonebarnettGet it from Jet for $19.49.
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"Use Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner on curly hair. It really works nicely, and smells really good!" — ericasimonebarnett

Get it from Jet for $19.49.

9. Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

"I use it once a week and it makes my hair so light and soft I don't even want to style it. Before I would use Chi Silk Infusion, which works great, but too much can make your hair look and feel greasy. The Eva NYC mask doesn't — no matter how much you use, even though you only need about a dime-sized amount for medium-length hair. Plus, it smells amazing." — amyg47Get it from Amazon for $11.40.
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"I use it once a week and it makes my hair so light and soft I don't even want to style it. Before I would use Chi Silk Infusion, which works great, but too much can make your hair look and feel greasy. The Eva NYC mask doesn't — no matter how much you use, even though you only need about a dime-sized amount for medium-length hair. Plus, it smells amazing." — amyg47

Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

10. Curls Creme Brule

"It's amazing for wavy/curly hair. It makes your hair super soft without weighing it down or making it crunchy." — dianaswanwickrGet it from Jet for $9.94.
@frizzfreecurls / Via instagram.com

"It's amazing for wavy/curly hair. It makes your hair super soft without weighing it down or making it crunchy." — dianaswanwickr

Get it from Jet for $9.94.

11. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

"It softens my hair and tames frizz. It's amazing." — alisonh24Get it from Amazon for $12.12.
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"It softens my hair and tames frizz. It's amazing." — alisonh24

Get it from Amazon for $12.12.

12. Tresemmé Perfectly Undone Conditioner

"It's a winter staple for me, and I recently discovered it was far better than anything I've ever tried and it has great ingredients. It's super moisturizing without being heavy." — elizabethk414a0b385Get it from Amazon for $14.21.
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"It's a winter staple for me, and I recently discovered it was far better than anything I've ever tried and it has great ingredients. It's super moisturizing without being heavy." — elizabethk414a0b385

Get it from Amazon for $14.21.

13. L’Oréal Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray

"A few sprays of this stuff makes frizz completely go away and it keeps that nice flippable, run-your-hand-through-your-hair-and-it-won't-just-stay-there texture that you can't really get with most anti-frizz products because they're too heavy. Life changing." — crutherfurdGet it from Amazon for $3.99.
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"A few sprays of this stuff makes frizz completely go away and it keeps that nice flippable, run-your-hand-through-your-hair-and-it-won't-just-stay-there texture that you can't really get with most anti-frizz products because they're too heavy. Life changing." — crutherfurd

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

14. Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

"Framesi is a brand of salon hair color, and its shampoo and conditioner are a godsend. Using it, I've had minimal fading on my red hair (red typically fades faster than any color). It's formulated with quinoa and free from sulfates and parabens, and it's vegan (I'm not, but I know it matters to some people). I've been able to go a couple months between getting my hair colored." — laurens19Get the shampoo and conditioner set from Amazon for $34.04.
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"Framesi is a brand of salon hair color, and its shampoo and conditioner are a godsend. Using it, I've had minimal fading on my red hair (red typically fades faster than any color). It's formulated with quinoa and free from sulfates and parabens, and it's vegan (I'm not, but I know it matters to some people). I've been able to go a couple months between getting my hair colored." — laurens19

Get the shampoo and conditioner set from Amazon for $34.04.

15. Yarok Feed Your Curls Defining Creme

"I have crazy ginger curly/wavy/whatever-the-fuck-it-decides-to-do-on-that-particular-day hair and I loooove this." — m4fbdbace5Get it from Amazon for $38 or AHA for $42.
@theorganickind / Via instagram.com

"I have crazy ginger curly/wavy/whatever-the-fuck-it-decides-to-do-on-that-particular-day hair and I loooove this." — m4fbdbace5

Get it from Amazon for $38 or AHA for $42.

16. Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars

"They are vegan, inexpensive, last forever, super moisturizing and smell great. Plus the company sends samples as a thank-you for shopping. I have a dry, itchy sensitive scalp and this is a godsend." — christinedonovanmGet a two-pack from Amazon for $21 or a single bar from Chagrin Valley Soap for $8.65.
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"They are vegan, inexpensive, last forever, super moisturizing and smell great. Plus the company sends samples as a thank-you for shopping. I have a dry, itchy sensitive scalp and this is a godsend." — christinedonovanm

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21 or a single bar from Chagrin Valley Soap for $8.65.

17. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

"Oh my god, this is bae. Now all I need is a better hair mask. Big bang for your buck. Also, you can find it in grocery stores and drugstores basically everywhere. I love it sooo much." — e4162fc76cGet it from Amazon for $6.79.
@naomigspiritualhomie / Via instagram.com

"Oh my god, this is bae. Now all I need is a better hair mask. Big bang for your buck. Also, you can find it in grocery stores and drugstores basically everywhere. I love it sooo much." — e4162fc76c

Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

18. Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Mask

"When my hair was horribly damaged from over-bleaching, it was the only thing that helped my hair feel smooth. Pricey, but worth it if your hair is very dry or damaged. Smells AMAZING too." — Saria Yaya Sweeney, FacebookGet it from Carol's Daughter for $32.
@theautumnflower / Via instagram.com

"When my hair was horribly damaged from over-bleaching, it was the only thing that helped my hair feel smooth. Pricey, but worth it if your hair is very dry or damaged. Smells AMAZING too." — Saria Yaya Sweeney, Facebook

Get it from Carol's Daughter for $32.

19. Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray

"It's perfect for loose, beachy waves, and calms frizz and holds similar to a hairspray without the crunch! It's also super cheap and found at most drugstores or Target." – emilym4c528c158Get it from Amazon for $4.74.
@jenniferlindeman / Via instagram.com

"It's perfect for loose, beachy waves, and calms frizz and holds similar to a hairspray without the crunch! It's also super cheap and found at most drugstores or Target." – emilym4c528c158

Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

20. Ogx Biotin and Collagen Shampoo

"My hair was so dead after dyeing it tons of times that it was getting really thin. I tried and it saved my hair." — mollym4b18bf5f7Get it from Walmart for $5.48.
@teganbejohnston / Via instagram.com

"My hair was so dead after dyeing it tons of times that it was getting really thin. I tried and it saved my hair." — mollym4b18bf5f7

Get it from Walmart for $5.48.

21. Paul Mitchell Shampoo One

"While Paul Mitchell is a fairly expensive brand (in my eyes), it's so, so, so worth it. As someone with super-thick, stubborn hair, I've found it's the only shampoo that allows me to skip a day of washing." — jfuselierGet it from Jet for $8.18.
@fabhairbykimmi / Via instagram.com

"While Paul Mitchell is a fairly expensive brand (in my eyes), it's so, so, so worth it. As someone with super-thick, stubborn hair, I've found it's the only shampoo that allows me to skip a day of washing." — jfuselier

Get it from Jet for $8.18.

22. Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Dry Shampoo

"I'm madly in love with this. It makes my hair so soft and shiny and it doesn't leave a ton of residue on my dark hair." — Brittney Beck, FacebookGet it from JCPenny for $20.
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"I'm madly in love with this. It makes my hair so soft and shiny and it doesn't leave a ton of residue on my dark hair." — Brittney Beck, Facebook

Get it from JCPenny for $20.

23. All Aveda Products

"Their products work wonders for people with a sensitive scalp like myself. I tried a bunch of other products and Aveda is the only one that didn't irritate." — hanpuff08Get them from Aveda here.
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"Their products work wonders for people with a sensitive scalp like myself. I tried a bunch of other products and Aveda is the only one that didn't irritate." — hanpuff08

Get them from Aveda here.

24. Bumble & Bumble Styling Creme

"I have a pixie cut and it gives me enough volume and hold without making my hair stiff." — kenzie93Get it from Amazon for $25.99.
@touchfrisorer / Via instagram.com

"I have a pixie cut and it gives me enough volume and hold without making my hair stiff." — kenzie93

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

25. Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

"Curly Wurly from Lush is amazing for bleached hair. The coconut and avocado in there are mega moisturizing and makes my thick, tangly wavy hair really manageable." — libbyh47c3bf161Get it from Lush for $29.95.
@hollie_brown_ / Via instagram.com

"Curly Wurly from Lush is amazing for bleached hair. The coconut and avocado in there are mega moisturizing and makes my thick, tangly wavy hair really manageable." — libbyh47c3bf161

Get it from Lush for $29.95.

26. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Hair Pak

"It's the best conditioning treatment. I have combination skin and hair, and it's the only thing I've found that conditions without turning my hair into an oil slick by midday." — k4c5f58ee7Get it from Kiehl's for $25.
@iam_juhyun / Via instagram.com

"It's the best conditioning treatment. I have combination skin and hair, and it's the only thing I've found that conditions without turning my hair into an oil slick by midday." — k4c5f58ee7

Get it from Kiehl's for $25.

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