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29 Underrated Hair Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

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We recently asked the members of BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite underrated hair products that actually work. Find your new go-to below!


1. Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner

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Use this in the shower after shampoo and leave it in for three minutes. Your hair will be so freaking moisturized when you rinse it out! They make all kinds of options for needs (moisture, color-treated hair, etc.) so you can find what you need the most really easily.

Get it here for $2.97.

2. Ouai Wave Spray

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It's a nonsticky, nondrying spray that enhances a natural wave texture, or does that beautiful beachy thing if you spray it on at night and sleep in a braid. Also it smells like a damn dream.

Get it here for $12+.

3. DevaCurl Ultra Curl Defining Gel

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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 here for $14.99.

4. Mane 'n Tail Shampoo

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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 it here for $6.08.


6. The Wet Brush

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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 here for $8.98.

7. Verb Ghost Oil

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It's basically a serum that makes the ends of your hair look incredibly smooth and shiny without feeling like there's any product in your hair. Hence, "ghost oil."

Get it here for $14.

9. OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Hair Butter

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The entire OGX Curls line is awesome for naturally curly hair, but the hair butter is especially great. Either leave it in your hair or rinse it out, but it'll give you the smooth like butter curls that ringlet dreams are made of.

Get it here for $5.97.


11. Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

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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 here for $14.25.

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

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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 here for $6.42.


17. Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars

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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 them here for $21.

18. Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

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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 it here for $37.90.

20. Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray

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"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 here for $8.52.


21. Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

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"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 here for $26.95.

22. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

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"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 here for $11.98.

23. Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Mask

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"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 here for $32.

26. Paul Mitchell Shampoo One

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"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 here for $11.96.

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