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    28 Hair Products That’ll Unlock Your Hair’s Full Potential

    Just a list of products to upgrade your hair routine.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is destined to become your holy grail hair mask — and with 29,000+ reviews, you won't be alone. Just mix this 100% natural calcium bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar for a clean that digs deep to remove impurities and product buildup (oil, heat protectant, and styling creams) from your scalp and strands.

    2. Batiste Dry Shampoo quickly removes excess oil from your roots so you can stretch out the time between your next blow-dry session. Now you can sport that ~va va volume~ and avoid heat for a while without anyone noticing that it's not fresh from the salon.

    Reviewer before and after photo of dry shampoo results

    3. Flexible Curling Rods give fabulous waves sans heat — just roll your wet or dry hair into the rods for a few hours. These are soft and comfortable enough to wear overnight *or* during the day.

    4. Wash-day essentials kit cuts the detangling process in half for curly and textured hair! The kit includes a hair wash, mask, oil, and bread puff to make your locks feel clean and look healthy.

    Two packets of conditioner and shampoo, a glass bottle of oil, and a large white scrunchie

    5. Two-in-one blow-drying brush delivers a salon-worthy one-step blow out that cuts drying time in half. This tool has three different settings (cool, low, and high) so you can control how much heat you're putting on your hair and for how long.

    6. Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner creates juicy, frizz-free curls that smell ~ahmazing.~ The delicious pomegranate extract, orange fruit oils, and seed butter scent basically doubles as perfume.

    Model holding bottle in hand

    7. L’Oreal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water revamps your hair quicker than you can say "abra cadabra!" This rinse out treatment uses a blend of moisturizers and amino acids to reverse damage in seconds, making your tresses feel light as a feather while looking shiny and feeling silky.

    8. 24-Hour Edge Tamer lays your edges and is safe to use every day. It's won't flake, adds shine without weighing hair down, *plus* it comes in 16 different amazing scents.

    Reviewer photo of hair after using 24 Hour Edge Tamer

    9. An adjustable satin-lined hat to tame frizz, preserve your hairstyle, and keep your locks silky. This adorable cap can be worn outside, while lounging, and to bed. Now, you never have to worry about your satin scarf slipping off while you catch some ZZZs.

    10. A hydrating shampoo and conditioner created especially for oily hair. It gives your locks a deep clean and silky slip without leaving your hair feeling greasy. It's free of dyes, sulfates, silicone, or alcohols, and is safe on hair that's been recently colored.

    BuzzFeed editor holding the shampoo bottle

    11. Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray aims to cut down heat-styling time by 50%, condition hair, and tame frizz. Based on their 12,000+ positive reviews, it looks like they've achieved their goal. TL;DR: If you're in the market for a triple-threat thermal protectant, add this to your cart.

    12. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream repairs heat damaged curls for those days when you want to go natural! The thick formula is infused with silk amino acids and 20 moisturizing butters and oils that will saturate your strands and spring them back into shape.

    13. Heeta Wet and Dry Hair Scalp Brush massages and deeps cleans your roots. The gentle rubber spikes can remove dandruff, relieve itching, and stimulate your scalp (which can promote hair growth).

    14. Wild Growth Hair Oil strengthens chemically treated strands to prevent split ends that can cause hair breakage. The formula protects your hair and allows it to retain length. Some reviewers saw significant results in just a few months!

    15. Elizavecca CER100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment reverses heat damage by coating your strands with a blend of ceramides and collagen. The duo also protects your mane from damage caused by harmful relaxers, dyes, and bleach — if you switch up your look just as often as your underwear, you're going to want to stock up on this miracle in a bottle.

    16. Virtue Smooth Shampoo cleanses and replenishes dry, brittle strands whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair. A little goes a long way but one whiff of the delightful citrus, lavender, and mint scent might tempt you to use the whole bottle in one session.

    17. Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 works like a time machine to repair your hair back to its glory days. The formula works beneath the cuticle to smooth and strengthen the feel and appearance of your strands.

    18. Verb Ghost Oil acts as a tiny hairstylist in a tube when you need to trim split, damaged ends but can't get to the salon. This lightweight oil refreshes your hair, adds shine, and tames frizz without making your strands look or feel greasy.

    19. The Inverse Hair Kit deep conditions and eliminates frizz using cold air which, according to the brand, strengthens strands and allows it to retain moisture better. So, with consistent use of this sub-zero flat iron, your hair should become much healthier.

    20. Pureology Style + Protect Shine Bright Weightless Hair Taming Serum brightens hair that's become dull and dry after countless shampoo sessions, sun-, and heat-damage. This brings your mane back to life without any water — just use a pea-sized amount when and where you need it on dry hair and style as usual.

    21. Denman Hair Brush cuts styling time in half because it detangles and shapes curls at the same time! The evenly spaced bristles ensure you always have a head of perfectly sculpted spirals.

    22. Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil acts as your hair's own personal security guard by protecting it from sun damage and frizz, all while preserving your natural or dyed hue. Plus, it's lightweight and works on a variety of hair types.

    23. Aunt Jackie's Flaxseed Gel solves a common problem in the natural hair community — how to achieve curls that are 1. defined, 2. soft, and most importantly 3. don't shrivel up! The answer is packed into this generously sized tub all for under $9 bucks.

    24. Bestool Detangling Brush is a gift from the gods for those of us who have shed a tear or two during the detangling process. It has a unique design and ergonomic shape that allows for a painless hair-smoothing process with minimal hair loss involved.

    25. Funan Hair Finishing Stick tames flyaways that refuse to cooperate. This petite stick fits in a purse or pocket for your convenience — just pop it out to instantly slick back and moisturize unruly strands without weighing your hair down.

    26. CHI Spin N Curl takes a page out of The Jetson's book by allowing you to curl your hair in an instant without doing any work. Drop a section of your hair into the rotating barrel and it'll be curled to perfection in just a few seconds.

    27. Eco Style Olive Oil Gel slicks down strands so well, it'll look painted on. You'll get shiny hair and a strong hold that'll stay put all day long without flaking.

    28. Bed Head Wave Artist delivers deep beach waves to give everyone major hair envy. The ceramic-coated iron heats up to 400 degrees to give every strand some seriously sculpted ripples without any frizz or friction.

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