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    21 Multitasking Hair Products That Are Worth Every Penny

    Products that work double duty.

    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. Fanola Purple Shampoo keeps brassy tones at bay, and keep your hair clean — thanks to a little color theory. Purple cancels out yellow, which is why professional colorists swear by this stuff.

    Promising review: "Unbelievably pigmented! Better than any purple shampoo I have ever used. I finally found exactly what I was looking for thanks to researching and reading reviews! I'll never go back to anything else." —Jessica c

    Get it from Amazon for $10.83+ (available in three sizes).

    If you're a blondie who's tired of being brassy, check out If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo for more info.

    2. Or Bold Uniq Purple Hair Mask since it zaps those yellow strands in just five minutes! Embrace your renewed platinum tresses with minimal trips to the salon, aka less $$$! Your hair will love its deep-conditioning properties, too!

    A reviewer with brassy blonde hair before using the mask // The same reviewer with ashier hair after using the mask

    Promising review: "Let’s be honest, for an at-home hair product that takes five mins in the shower, this mask kicks ass! I’m so mad I didn’t take before and after pictures. But I went from a yellowy bleach blonde to a cool icy blonde in just four minutes! Badass! Next week I’m going to leave it in just a little longer to get a couple of those stubborn brassy blonde highlights out, but seriously for an at-home $25 hair treatment, you can’t beat it!" —Shelly K.

    Get it from Amazon $29.95.

    3. Tend Skin Solution alleviates painful ingrowns in less than a week and helps with cysts. It can be used after shaves *and* waxes so you can kiss those bumps goodbye.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin, and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave every day. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive, and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $19.51.

    4. Glow By Daye Deep Conditioning Thermal Heat Cap makes deep conditioning easier than ever. It's microwaveable so you can also use it as a heating pad for aches and pains.

    Glow By Daye

    My hair has been consistently soft since I began using this. If you heat it in the microwave for three minutes, it'll stay warm for up to half an hour. My roommate and I find every excuse to use these.

    Glow By Daye is a small, woman-owned business founded by Ranay Daye and based in Los Angeles. She sells a variety of bonnets, as well as silk pillowcases.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.96+ (available in six colors) or from Glow By Daye for $39.96.

    5. Pure Tea Tree Essential Oil proves simpler is better, in a lot of cases. Since it's an anti-fungal, tea tree oil works wonders for itchy, dry scalps, acne, and endless ailments — for under $10.

    A reviewer holding tea tree oil

    Tea tree oil was the simple solution to so many of my 4c hair woes. My scalp was very sore and itchy for months. I would scratch until I broke skin and my hair was not growing well in those places. It was gross. Then, I started diluting tea tree oil with castor oil and massaging it into my scalp. A year later, I can't recall the last time I had an itchy scalp. That may be because I started mixing this tea tree oil into my shampoo, hair butters, and anywhere else I can add it. I even use it as a spot treatment for acne. I cannot speak highly enough about tea tree oil, I've purchased it over and over.

    Promising review: "I used the tea tree oil for stimulation in my scalp, for hair growth. I feel the tingle when I use it and have been experiencing hair growth. I have 4c hair and tea tree oil is great for my hair type. I like using products with tea tree oil in it. I use the oil by itself to add to my conditioners and other hair products. I would recommend this product if you are trying to promote hair growth or if you have any of the type 4 hair textures." —Marie M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    6. K18 Four-Minute Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask ventures past the hair cuticle and does what you think your conditioner or protein treatment are doing. Its patented biotech is key to improving strength, softness, smoothness, and bounce.

    A bottle of the hair mask

    Promising review: "I have very fine, highlighted hair — lots of it! I use this after I shampoo about twice a week (I do not condition my hair beforehand). It makes my hair stronger and softer and all-around more healthy. It's expensive, but I only need a pea-sized amount (my hair is chin-length), so it lasts forever. Highly, highly recommend!" —Sue Schneider

    Get the standard size from Amazon for $79.99 (also available in a mini size).

    7. You'll simply adore Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream. This will leave your hair buttery and soft to the touch and yield perfect twist-outs. When things are getting a little dry, spritz some water to reactivate.

    A model with undefined curls before using the product / A model with clearly defined curls after using the product

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It can be used alone (as pictured), and it will keep my curls soft and nice. If it's humid out I still use a small amount of gel to finish it off to keep it from frizzing out, but I think this is my favorite curl cream by far. I use Moroccan oil to moisturize my curls first, then this, and then gel if needed based on weather. I highly recommend this!" —Erica Bruno

    Get the 8.5-ounce version from Amazon for $34 (also available in a mini size).

    8. Olaplex No. 3 should be the first thing you reach for after you do something drastic to your hair. Why? Because it heals hair from within and refortifies the hair structure. Bonus: It can be used to restore shine!


    Promising review: "Best Hair EVER! Olaplex No. 3 is a MIRACLE! The only word I can use is AMAZING! After two applications, I could IMMEDIATELY feel a difference in my hair. I color my hair and use heat daily to style, so it is very dry at the ends. After using the No. 3, my hair was silky and felt healthy. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!" —DHuff

    Get it from Sephora or Amazon for $28.

    9. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer is a match made in heaven for people who take forever to blow-dry and style their hair. Now you can kill two birds with one stone while cutting your styling time in half.,

    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in six colors).

    10. Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray adds just enough grip to keep your updos intact. It can also be used to achieve a more relaxed, lived-in look.

    Promising review: "I have long, fine waving hair that tends to lose volume and curl a few hours after I wash them. I need volumizing products and hairspray that holds my style and 'keeps' all day or at least longer than usual. This product gives volume and lift without falling flat and adding weight after a few hours; holds well in wind and humidity, so far it's the best hairspray I've ever used. Highly recommend." —Rose H.

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    11. Mane Club's 10-in-1 Leave-in Spray for your best blowout yet. It conditions, detangles, softens, protects against heat, and boosts your **shine**. You might even say this multitasks better than you do.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed, Mane Club

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Elizabeth Lilly (pictured above) has to say about this:

    "I have a very thick head of naturally curly hair and have put it through just about everything, including all kinds of hot tools, at-home dye kits, the gamut of shampoo and conditioner types, basically every dry shampoo and hair oil in existence, and just about anything else to try for a story for you dear readers. Lots of products have either straight-up failed, been meh enough for me to not recommend, or fantastic but so costly that I feel guilty recommending them. Basically, a lot of stuff ends up in the trash or pawned off on my (grateful) friends when it isn't a fit for me. But THIS STUFF. This stuff has become my go-to for spraying on my wet hair and then blow drying. Normally I'd apply a heat protector and an oil treatment or leave-in conditioner before blow drying. But this 10-in-1 treatment takes the cake! Most of the time when I use it, I don't even need to finish off my hair with hair oil (I've been doing that as an essential hair step for years now). It's really that good! Here, I have freshly blow dried hair with just this post-shower using this Amika blow dryer brush. This brush is fantastic on its own but this spray-on treatment has more or less doubled this brush's effectiveness. My hair comes out feeling softer, looking shinier and healthier, and stays looking good for days — which is especially great news because I wash my hair about every four days. 'Tis time for me to unload a bunch of hair products I now no longer need to my friends."

    Get it from Mane Club for $8.

    12. WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Set addresses your scalp and hair's needs by clarifying and softening — at the same time. It's rich with essential keratin proteins and vitamins B5 and E to help fortify hair.

    Promising review: "I really was hesitant to try this but I decided I would take the plunge anyways and I have to say after using it for a few weeks now I'm pleasantly surprised! My hair is so soft and shiny and lightweight! I love how bouncy it is after using this plus it smells amazing. Not vinegar-y at all. My daughter has been using this as well for her oily hair and dandruff (after trying tons of super-expensive salon products) and so far this is the only thing that has been working for her! Her dandruff is gone and her hair is noticeable less oily by the end of the day. We will definitely be buying more." —kindlemom1

    Promising review: "I've now used this combo twice. The first time...I immediately noticed extreme softness, but not much else. The second time, I applied it exactly as indicated....and I'M AMAZED by the difference in my hair. My thick 4c hair was frizz anywhere...and silky soft and shiny. Wow!!! Before I bought this, I was just using apple cider vinegar and water for a final rinse...but THIS STUFF is the holy grail. I actually used the shampoo twice in one week...and my hair isn't dried out. Instead, my hair is moisturized...soft...and beautiful. I will be purchasing this combo on a regular basis." —Karla Harley

    Get the set of shampoo and conditioner from Amazon for $26.85.

    13. SexyHair Big Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder won't flake or sit on your delicate strands. It adds body to your hair whether you wear it straight or curly.

    A person with flatter hair before using the product / A person with larger hair after using the powder

    Promising review: "A magical hair volumizer for those who have lost hope. I have always been frustrated with my hair weighing down around the crown, even if I could get some body into it in the morning, guaranteed it was flat by midday. This stuff is amazing! I just sprinkle a tiny bit around my roots/crown and it lasts all day and into the next. It's like a dry magic gel! Love this stuff and my 'new' hairstyle capabilities. The container is super tiny (think height of a cellphone) but a little goes a LONG way. It makes skipping washing hair that much easier for those of us with nonvolumized hair/roots." —Jennifer Cibor

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    14. Sky Organics Castor Oil is thick enough to use for hot oil treatments or just to seal your ends. If you have coarse, thick hair, this will help it retain moisture for days.

    A person's thin hair before using the castor oil / A person's thicker edges after using the castor oil

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp last 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try some hair growing product to bring my hair back. I read most of the articles on Google and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growing, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. And I didn’t expect the outcome of this product. And aside from the outcome, my hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

    15. Kristin Ess Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm tells flyaways to kindly have a seat with the power of coconut and castor oils. Plus, it can be used as an overnight hair mask.

    Promising review: "I've purchased this a few times already and I love it. Be mindful a little goes a long way. Too much will leave your hair greasy. I use it lightly to add shine after blow-drying and overnight to nourish my ends!" —Rachelle

    Get it from Target for $14.

    16. Yamyone Hair Spray Bottle helps keep your hair just damp enough to remain manageable. It can also be used to mist plants or hold homemade cleaners.

    The white bottle spraying water

    Promising review: "This is perfect for wetting hair for a better haircut. It doesn’t make the hair to wet. I was skeptical about the size of the bottle. I thought that I would have to fill it multiple times for one haircut. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to give my entire household a haircut (four girls with long hair and two boys with short hair) with water left over. I have also used this to water my indoor plants, on the boat to cool off, and to lightly dampen sculpting clay. I’m certain that I will continue to find more ways to use it." —Cassy Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    17. Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream moisturizes hair and even gives it a light hold. No need to layer gels and leave-ins when this'll get the job done in one step.

    The squeezable product bottle

    Promising review: "My kinky, curly hair loves this product! After I shampoo and condition with the bond repair anti-aging line...I apply this to wet curls in small sections. I apply the bond repair serum to the ends to seal in moisture. I also use this product to maintain my style throughout the week because it works on dry hair, too! This product does not elongate the curl...I have a lot of shrinkage!! It does keep my hair soft and well moisturized!" —Ava

    Get it from Ulta for $42.

    18. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Five-in-One Styling Treatment delivers smooth, voluminous hair that gets better with every use. Plus it functions as a minor dry shampoo so you can wash less often.

    A model's hair before using the product / A model's more voluminous hair after using the product
    Living Proof

    Promising review: "I just discovered this great product. My hairdresser used it on my wet hair and it was love at first smell! Not only is it a nice fragrance but it works. It smoothes, conditions and makes hair very shiny. Target has the best price on this product so go get it, you won't be sorry." —Striker

    Get it from Target for $27.49.

    19. Dr. Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm has papaya, olive oil, and aloe vera, which makes it the perfect finishing stick and skin salve.

    Pawpaw, Ulta

    Promising review: "Very thick but absorbed quickly left hair and skin feeling soft." —Kristin

    Get it from Ulta for $8 (available in two versions)

    20. Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Spray Mask reduces breakage and promotes hair elasticity with a powerful blend of argan oil, algae extract, and panthenol.

    The product bottle alongside tools

    Briogeo is a woman-owned business that sells cruelty-free, gluten-free, mostly vegan, and 6-free hair care products for all hair textures.

    Promising review: "Love this brand. With this leave-in treatment, I always feel a difference in my hair. I have long, thick, frizzy, color-treated hair and my hair feels easier to manage and style with this leave in. After a blowout my hair feels soft a smooth. I will always keep this in stock." —casi

    Get it from Ulta for $28.

    21. Oribe Balm D'Or Heat Styling Shield may be pricey, but its benefits are worth every drop. Protect your hair from damaging heat tools, reduce swelling, and improve shine all in one step.

    The product bottle

    Promising review: "I used my new hair-styling product yesterday and I am in love with it already. This heat styling shield product added light weight, tamed frizz, and made my hair incredibly shiny. You only need a small amount of product applied to damp hair to make it look great. This product is not cheap, but you get what you pay for...and for hair, makeup, lotions, and perfumes, I am willing to spend the money on luxury products for ME because I am worth it :) I am very happy with the results and will continue to buy Oribe hair products from now on." —Jewel

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

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