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    Updated on Sep 14, 2020. Posted on Sep 13, 2020

    27 Things That'll Help You Get The Best Hair Of Your Life

    Cue constant hair flips.

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    1. A collagen coating hair protein treatment that takes your dry, tired hair and turns it into the silky soft locks you've always wanted.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    *ringing a bell in town square* HEAR YE HEAR YE! Gather round and listen as I explain the wonders of this miracle hair treatment. This is the best thing I have ever bought for my dry, dry hair. I use it after shampoo and before conditioner (I left it sit for about five minutes per shower) and the results are staggering. My hair is so much more manageable and silky now. This works so much better than waaayy more expensive hair masks that I've tried. I seriously never want to ever be without it ever again.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    2. A biotin shampoo meant to stimulate hair growth so you can welcome back any strands you lost these past few months.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This has nutrient-rich botanicals like B5, zinc, and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores so your hair can actually grow uninhibited.

    Promising review: "Saw this product on BuzzFeed and thought I’d give it a try. I bought it to grow my hair longer in time for my wedding. It definitely worked making my hair longer in a short period of time (few months). Its scent is fine and isn’t overpowering." —SAR

    Get it from Amazon for $18.45 (available in four sizes).

    3. A box of Invisibobble hair ties that will keep your hair in place without pulling or damaging it.

    coiled hair tie in bun
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I’ll never wear any other ponytail holder from now on! These work so well! My hair doesn’t break and I’m constantly wearing it in a bun. I was surprised how well these worked and held my hair tightly in place. The best part is that after a day they shrink back to the size they originally started as." —Sarah

    See our review of these hair ties (#1).

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.20+ (available in five colors).

    4. A silk pillowcase so you'll never have to wake up with bedhead again.

    model sleeps on silk pillowcase
    Amazon

    With less friction from the material, your hair won't be rubbing and tangling against the pillowcase while you sleep. It also helps some people with acne and other skin problems.

    Promising review: "I love this! I have really curly hair and this keeps my ringlets looking good for days. With a normal cotton pillowcase, it usually separates my curls so I had to wash it everyday." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four sizes and 28 colors).

    5. A curl defining gel made with Manuka honey that'll cut down on frizz, strengthen curls, and make your hair smell really good. How sweet is that?

    the bottle, which is shaped like a honey comb
    HoneyBeeNaturalHair

    Honey Bee Natural is a Black-owned business that uses Manuka honey, which is native to New Zealand. This ingredient is strengthens hair and helps fight scalp problems like dandruff.

    Promising review: "When I used this product, it gave my braid out a nice hold, moisturized look, and kept my hair soft! I definitely will be a returning customer!" —Oshun

    Get it from HoneyBeeNaturalHair on Etsy for $10.

    6. A coconut cowash for people who are looking for MOISTURE and want to avoid the oil-stripping pains that come with traditional shampoos.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    A cowash is basically a cleaning conditioner so you can skip the shampoo entirely. Just wet your hair, add a good dollop, and comb out with a wide tooth comb. Cowashes are best for people with thick, dry, or curly hair. This particular one is made with tangerine, coconut oil, and castor oil to cleanse and moisturize without stripping natural oils. Read more about this cowash.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best products I EVER used for my natural hair. I have 4C thick, natural hair. I hate using shampoos because they dry out my hair and leave it dull and tangled after I wash it. Then I tried this cowash and it's the best cowash I ever used! My hair stays moisturized and soft after using it. Plus, it doesn't strip my hair! It really gets the job done and has great natural ingredients. The jar is big so it will last for a while (I wash my hair every other week and I still have a good amount). This has become a staple item for my hair regimen." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A purple brush meant for massaging your scalp to help evenly distribute shampoo and get it all out of your hair, so there'll be less itching and dandruff.

    many pronged plastic hexagonal comb with single loop for a finger
    Amazon / BuzzFeed

    It has a tiny hook on the back so you can slip it over your fingers and get to work.

    Promising review: "Only after a week in, my scalp and hair are noticeably better and continue to improve. I have a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis and would randomly get red welts with scaly/dandruff-like patches on my scalp especially around the hairline. I also had a pretty itchy scalp. It appears it may have been caused by not rinsing my hair properly and allowing bacteria to grow on my scalp. Enter the shampoo brush. The brush helps massage the scalp, distribute shampoo evenly, and most importantly, scrub away scales and left over shampoo." —Daniel

    Get it from Amazon for $2.69.

    8. A bottle of the super popular Ghost Oil from Verb — a lightweight oil that you won't even notice is there, but still manages to nourish dry hair from roots to ends. 👻

    bottle of oil floating in water
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my hair game. I have excessively bleached hair. But this stuff is so great to my hair, it has returned it to a soft, healthy, silky feeling. My regime is wash, condition for a while or use a protein treatment, let it dry till it's damp then I run like two or three pumps through my hair (I have long thick hair) and work it into the bleached parts. I dry and then add a little more after. I also add more before curling my hair to protect it from heat damage. The amount you get for the price is astonishing, considering most hair oils are less product for like twice as much. Buy it: works great, smells great, feels great." —Eva

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    9. A pack of bendy foam curling rods for a traditional way to get awesome curls without the pain of hard plastic rollers.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love it: The longer you leave them on, the tighter the curl. I have very straight hair and these have curled my hair without using a heating tool, I highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. Bomba Curls Forbidden Oil – it uses pure coffee seed and castor oil to create a lightweight leave-in product that moisturizes the scalp and promotes hair growth.

    bottles with squirt tops and tropical labels
    Bomba Curls

    Bomba Curls was created by Afro-Dominicana Lulu Corder, and makes products that aim to help curly hair grow and stay healthy. This oil is cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "My hair instantly felt softer, and my curls were more defined. The oil also helped when slicking my hair into a bun." —Katherine A.

    Get it from Bomba Curls for $22.

    11. A bottle of tasty blueberry biotin gummies you'll actually want to eat every day.

    bottle of 100 blueberry gummies
    Amazon

    Seriously, these things are the highlight of my day. Biotin is said to promote hair and nail growth, as well as improve skin (but your results may vary). Each bottle comes with 100 gummies that provide 1667% of the daily value of biotin.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A detangling brush that can take on any knot, no matter how matted and scary it looks.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Holy moly this brush has brought me so much relief and ENDED the power struggle of brushing my toddler's curly mop!! I always felt horrible for putting her through pain by combing out her tangles (with a comb and detangle spray). But I didn't want her hair turning into knots. I would either hold her down, with her crying, or I would chase her around the house. I would be super frustrated. Enter this brush. She saw the bright pink color and immediately started BRUSHING HER OWN HAIR. PEOPLE. SHE IS A YEAR AND A HALF OLD. Then she went to each family member to brush OUR hair. When I tried brushing her hair with it, SHE LET ME. And the brush did not hurt her! The brushing process went so fast, no fighting!! Then I get a very kind, personalized follow up email from the company, checking in to see if I am satisfied with the product. How cool is that?! Yeah, I've already recommended to many friends this brush, and I plan on making a Facebook status update about it!" —Kat Negrete

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (available in two colors).

    13. A diffuser hair dryer attachment perfect for people with curly or wavy hair.

    model uses hair dryer with device added to the end
    Amazon

    The device fits on the nozzle of most hair dryers. It helps volumize and perserve the natural texture of your hair, so you can keep your curls bouncy and frizz-free.

    Promising review: "FINALLY!! A diffuser that actually fits AND stays on! This design is genius! There are two buttons on the side that release a clasp which allows the diffuser to adjust to different size hair dryers. Thanks to my hair dryer and this diffuser my shoulder length (medium thickness) hair dries lickity-split with body galore!" —MICHELLE L KELLY

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    14. A bottle of conditioner with silk amino acids to tame your frizzy locks.

    bottle called silk 18
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely AMAZING product. My hair hasn't felt this smooth and healthy in years! I bought two more bottles right away. I have finally found a conditioner that I will be using for a long, long time. Don't look any further!" —binha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    15. Pattern styling cream – it provides intense moisture and great hold for all kinds of hairstyle like twist outs, braid outs, Bantu knots, and more.

    yellow jar
    Pattern

    Pattern is a company founded by Tracee Ellis Ross that provides products for curly and kinky hair textures.

    Promising review: "It's light, smooth, and creamy. Pattern keeps coming up with some great products and it does wonders for my type of hair." —Vicki W.

    Get it from Pattern for $25.

    16. A dandruff shampoo to relieve you of horrible itching and flaking. Welcome black clothing back into your wardrobe!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.15.

    17. An absorbent microfiber towel that dries your hair quickly while being super gentle and non-damaging.

    model dries hair with towel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My medium-length, fine, and wavy hair clings to water. It takes ages for my hair to air dry on its own, and I don't like using blow dryers or other hot tools. This towel dries my hair quickly, and there's noticeably less frizz compared to a regular towel. I can also wrap the towel into a turban, which is remarkable because I have a fairly large head for a woman (no kidding, my graduation cap wouldn't fit on my head, and it just had to be pinned in place). Summary: This towel is at the top of my list for beauty purchases, no question." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in four colors).

    See BuzzFeed's full review of this awesome towel.

    18. A deep conditioning treatment for textured hair that one might describe as "parched." This wonderful goop will give your thirsty mane the moisture it needs.

    instagram.com, Sephora

    Promising review: "GLORIOUS!!!!!! I was recommended this item at Sephora as I have curly hair and wanted a product that will satisfy my hairs needs. Today with a few weeks of using it I can definitely say that my hair is healthy and thriving with this conditioner — and THE SMELL!!!! is amazing. Even after a whole day or errands or workout, the beautiful mint beach island smell is lingering in my hair and I love it ! The consistency of this product is thick and creamy, but it is very nice and refreshing."—Ely1993

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    19. A foaming leave-in treatment that's easier to distribute evenly, ensuring that every strand gets some love.

    beaker shaped bottle with pump sitting in foam
    Amazon

    I love this stuff! It makes my hair feel super soft and healthy. The foaming pump works well and dispenses a lot with each pump. Since it's foaming, it lasts a long, long time.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    20. A bottle of semi-permanent hair dye, because life is short and your hair would totally look cute in pink or green.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is hands down the most beautiful dark green I have ever used. It's very deep and pigmented and the color lasted about a month! The amount of compliments I got on it helped secure it's place as number one in my heart." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 20 colors).

    21. A prewash spray to protect your hair from being assaulted in the shower from water and shampoo. Consider this your hair's armor before going into battle.

    a small spray bottle
    instagram.com

    This formula includes coconut oil, cysteine, keratin, avocado oil, aloe extract, panthenol, and niacin. It's designed to help protect your hair when it's most vulnerable: wet and getting beat up in the shower.

    Promising review: "A pre-wash for your hair! WTH? Sounds weird but it has become necessary for my hair routine! I spray this throughout my hair before stepping foot in the shower, and put my hair in bun. After doing my shower thing and letting the prewash set in, I then wet my hair and shampoo. Using this prewash to help fight dehydration (which causes frizz) has helped my thirsty locks immensely! It also has a very nice, almost non existent, smell." —JenBun24

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    22. SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie – it defines curls and cuts down on frizz, so you can have soft, bouncy hair.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "OMG... I can't believe the difference this made on my curls. I only used a tiny bit while my hair was dripping wet as I have type 2C hair. But I knew my hair was dry and thirsty. This did the trick. It's so soft and my curls are tighter than they have been in years." —Jenni

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A super quick and super affordable hair mask you can add to your hair and let sit while you attend to your other shower-related chores.

    a pile of jars of hair masks in different sizes and scents
    Amazon

    This one is cool because it comes in small jars so you can try it out before investing in a larger one. There are no silicones, parabens, or artificial colorants.

    Promising review: "First off I'm natural type 4B 4C and my hair LOVES this stuff. I use it as my cream in my LCO method. I also use it as a mask treatment using a conditioning cap. Leaves my hair soft, frizz free, and tangle free. Will definitely be purchasing again." —SHELBIE BOONE

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97+ (available in six scents and two sizes).

    24. An argan oil hair serum with vitamin E and aloe vera for shine, because your hair deserves proper nutrition too!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium length hair." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. A coconut hair mask made with coconut oil to give your hair the tropical glow up it deserves.

    jar of thick white hair mask
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this product. it smells heavenly and makes my hair so so soft. i’ve also been told by some people that it makes my hair look very smooth and shiny. 10/10 recommend." —ella

    Get it from CVS for $9.79.

    26. A bottle of hair oil capsules chock-full of vitamin B5 and keratin so you can properly hydrate your hair, even on the go.

    reviewer holds up a jar with little pods inside that you break open to get to the oil
    amazon.com

    They're cruelty-free and the capsules are biodegradable!

    Promising review: "I have very straight hair and thin hair so I have to be very careful when using certain products, because they might make my hair very greasy. I wanted this particular product because of the amazing-sounding hair nutrients in it. I also think the packaging is super cute. At first, I was afraid that this would make my hair a greasy mess but let me tell you, I threw caution out the window after I used this for the first time. Miraculously, it did not make my hair weighed down or greasy. In fact, it was like it doubled in volume and shine, literally like magic. Plus the scent is absolutely heavenly. I have been using this for about once a week and my hair has been thicker, healthier, shinier, softer, and best of all it has been shedding less!" —Lauren

    Get a bottle of 30 capsules from Amazon for $26.75.

    27. And a tube of IGK's Mistress, a truly revolutionary hydrating hair balm that will have you saying "is that really MY hair?"

    before: model with frizzy hair after: model with defined curls and less frizz
    Sephora

    I use this on my hair's ends and WOW! It really works. It keeps my hair from poofing up and makes it feel super soft, especially when I'm blow-drying it. You just need a dime's worth, so it lasts for a long time.

    Get it from Sephora for $29 or Amazon for $28.

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