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27 Products That Will Get Your Hair's Life Together In 2022

Let's leave bad hair days in 2021 where they belong.

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. A dry shampoo foam — yes, I said foam — that's basically a shower in a bottle. It will give your hair a clean slate and stop you from throwing your brush out of the window when your curls just won't cooperate.


Promising review: "I have very very fine and fragile hair. It’s wavy (2b to 2c with some 3a curls mixed in) My ends are dry and my scalp gets very oily quickly.

When the product arrived I was on second-day hair. I worked the foam through my roots and the sides on my head. The most oily places for me. It was easy to work through and it smells so fresh and clean. My results were amazing! My roots looked clean, no residue or build up like powder dry shampoos. My scalp does not itch and it gives my fine flat hair a ton of volume. Also, my hair looks thicker when I use it. I usually can’t go more than a day or two without washing my hair. With this product I was able to go four days without washing my hair." —Amelia Tilton

Get it from Amazon for $4.81+ (available in four formulas).

2. A hair-finishing stick to tame all those stubborn flyaways that refuse to stay in place. This will become your new best friend when you need to look presentable in a hurry.

Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews but this product blew my expectations away! I’ve always suffered from messy ponytails (thank you baby hairs) but not anymore. I’m able to wear my hair in a pony to work without it looking messy and unprofessional." —Shannon Hurley

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

3. An extremely easy-to-use and downright magical spray that covers your roots in seconds, which might come in handy if you like to cover your grays. Plus, this video of Eva Longoria demonstrating how to use it is pretty mesmerizing.

Although, gray hair is honestly pretty fierce, so feel free to let those silvery strands shine!

Promising review: "This product is terrific for hiding the pesky gray hairs that start to emerge one to two weeks after coloring my hair. I have dark hair, and a lot of gray around my forehead and temple areas, so any gray hairs are beyond obvious. Once they start to peek out, I use this product and I can last another couple weeks before coloring." —Carissa K

Get it from Amazon for $9.28+ (available in 11 colors).

4. The ever popular Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer with over 137,000 5-star reviews from Amazon customers. The jaw-dropping before-and-after photos really speak for themselves.

Reviewer showing result of using Revlon one-step hair dryer

Promising review: "My hair is baby fine and thin, and most hair dryers cause me to get nasty split ends and breakage. I bought this on a whim, and the difference between this and my high end dryer has been phenomenal! I have more volume in less time than it takes my usual routine. Plus, I've had much less breakage as well.

To style, I use a volumizer and heat protector, then flip my hair over and blow-dry upside down. When I'm finished and flip my head back over, vavoom! Big hair!" —Trisha Rutherford

Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in two styles and seven colors).

5. Or this paddle-style dryer brush to add extra softness and shine with just a few swipes.

BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before-and-after of her 4C curls on the left and her hair blown out on the right
Essence Gant / BuzzFeed

It has two heat settings, plus a cool setting so you can customize it to your hair type.

Promising review: "I'm a stylist of nine years, and I've straightened many heads in my lifetime. I NEEDED THIS NINE YEARS AGO! OMG, I use it prior to performing full blowouts on clients and it helps tremendously, especially for finicky children and teens. It's great for all hair textures." —Vett Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in two colors).

To learn more about why the above BuzzFeeder swears by this, check out "Here's The Life-Changing Blow Dryer Every Black Girl With Natural Hair Needs."

6. The talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping Olaplex treatment that's constantly on Amazon's bestsellers list. It'll repair damaged strands to help reduce breakage and give you salon-worthy results —meaning you can leave the salon prices in 2021.,

Promising review: "MAGIC!!!! I swear this stuff is made from unicorns. I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder) and all I have to say is WOWZA! After some really harsh processing (got my hair from dark dark brown to very very blonde so I could add funky colors (currently pink), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work. I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to it's normal state, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of the weight back! This was just after one application (I left it in for an hour as the website suggested for my level of damage). I can't wait to see if it gets better with the next application. I am definitely sold." —

Get it from Amazon for $28.

7. A daily treatment – it's basically the perfect combination of a moisturizer and a styling cream. It's formulated with shea butter to add the perfect amount of hydration for natural hair, while the creamy texture makes it ideal for maintaining shiny two-strand twists and twist outs.,

Promising review: "Sooo awesome! I was nervous about using a daily cream on my fine, medium density, curly hair, but it is FANTASTIC! A little goes a long way (especially if you have fine hair) but I haven't noticed any yucky build up or residue, and my curls stayed soft and pliable all day long. A little mist of water, a dab of cream, and a paddle brush, and BAM! Brings my curls to LIFE." —Bibliophilia

Thank God It's Natural is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Chicago, Illinois.

Get it from Amazon for $14.94.

8. A deeply nourishing hair mask with aloe vera and castor aloe to tame frizz and add softness without weighing down your natural texture.

Jar of Girl + Hair Curl Cloud with model showing before-and-after results

Promising review: "I'm a natural hair girl! I often struggle with finding a product that helps me manage and keep my hair safe for the next styling. Although I wear protective styles, the in-between time really counts, so this mask is a lifesaver. I love to see the hydration of my natural curls and I feel this product gives them the love they truly deserve! This product has helped me redefine my hair experience. Love it!" —Ashley Jennings

Girl + Hair is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business.

Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

9. A Moroccanoil treatment made with argan oil and linseed seed extract that you can use on both wet or dry hair to tame flyaways, reduce frizz, or simply add some extra moisture and shine when your hair is looking a little limp.


Promising review: "I have pretty dry hair that is a bit frizz-prone the first day I wash it. This stuff works amazing! What I love about it compared to other hair oils is that it doesn’t make my hair oily! I have used other 'hair oil serums' and they weigh down my hair. Morrocanoil tames my frizz and adds health to my hair without the negative affects of other oils. And as a great plus, this smells AMAZING!" —Emily Lease

Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in two sizes and a value pack).

10. A leave-in conditioning spray with coconut and argan oil to take your hair from matted, stringy, and tangled to smooth, wavy, and shiny.

Model showing before-and-after results of using Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave In Conditioning Spray

Promising review: "I got this in my Ipsy glam bag a few years ago and was mad when I ran out. I randomly saw this the other day and remembered how much I had loved it previously. This product is amazing!! My hair feels like pure silk! It’s sooo soft and smooth after using this. I’ve used so many other products, expensive ones, and nothing works as well as this! I highly recommend this!" —Melissa C

Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned business specializing in hair care.

Get it from Amazon for $24.

11. A leave-in conditioning spray that will detangle unruly hair with a blend of argan oil, shea butter, and quinoa extract. It also smells like a delicious orange Creamsicle, so you'll be looking and smelling like a snack all year long.

Promising review: "This stuff is a holy grail product for me for a reason I wasn’t expecting! I bought this to keep in my beach bag for days out on the boat. My hair is always a tangled mess by the end of the day, so I thought this would help. It definitely helps with tangles, but it also has tamed my frizz so well that I use it every day now! I spray it on right out of the shower and comb through. I have also sprayed it on dry hair on days when I didn’t wash my hair. It’s fantastic!" —Chelsea

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

12. A bestselling and surprisingly inexpensive argan oil hair mask to have your mane looking ridiculously glossy in just seven minutes.

Promising review: "My hair is very thin and curly. The ends are damaged from heat and color, causing my hair to look even more unruly. I do oil treatments once a week and only wash my hair two to three times a week but NOTHING has made my hair feel like this product does. There is an immediate difference as soon as this product touches my hair. It leaves my hair feeling so silky, even after I rinse it out and dry my hair." —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

13. A purple color depositing shampoo for blonde hair to reduce brassiness and correct yellow tones so you can revive your strands without having to go to the salon.

Model showing before-and-after results of using MATRIX Total Results So Silver Color Depositing Purple Shampoo

Promising review: "I ordered this product as a suggestion from my stylist when I started going blonde from dark brunette. I noticed a difference after the first use! I use it about once a week and leave on for 30-45 minutes. The longer you leave it on, the more silver it will go. If you're looking to keep your blonde from looking brassy and aren't wanting silver, I would suggest using it in the shower, and rinsing out after a few minutes." —ash.hill

Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in three sizes).

14. A TikTok-famous rinse-out hair treatment with an impressive ingredients list for such a low price. Its blend of ceramides and collagen will add smoothness and shine to your hair in just five minutes, making it perfect for those of us who care about our hair but not enough to devote extra time to it.

Promising review: "I am obsessed with this conditioner. It's light enough to use every other wash and it smells amazing. I have ultra fine, curly blonde hair that’s extremely prone to breakage and I feel like my hair has grown an inch since using this product. Just bought two more bottles because I never want to run out of this magic." —Lorrie Trautman

Get it from Amazon for $8.06.

15. A heat-activated anti-frizz treatment which will become a must-have if humidity is your hair's arch nemesis. Just apply it before you blow-dry and the glossy results will last for up to three shampoos!


Promising review: "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This product is amazing! If you have ever had real keratin done by a hair stylist and loved it, then this is the next best thing! It sprays on like a fine mist of water. Zero residue! No gummy or greasy feeling. You spray on towel-dried hair, brush it thru and it is heat activated with the blow-dryer. If you don't blow dry your hair, the product won't work. I live in a humid state and this totally stops the FRIZZ even when I am in between keratin treatments! Buy it, you will be glad you did! I have so many friends who tried it and fell in LOVE!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $28.

16. An anti-frizz treatment made with bamboo extract that proves you don't have to put up with frizzy hair in between wash days.

the product being squirt into a hand

Promising review: "I use two pumps for my shoulder length, thick blonde hair. I concentrate most of it on the ends and just do a few pats near the roots to avoid product buildup and greasiness.

My hair isn't poofy at the ends anymore, lays smooth and retains the natural wavy texture with less frizz without blow-drying. When I blow-dry and use a straightener, it feels like silk and is virtually frizz free. I don't like using a lot of heat on my hair, so this product is great for my air drying needs as well." —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

17. A scalp detox so you can target the literal root of all your hair issues. It'll remove any product buildup and restore moisture so your hair can get a fresh start.

Act + Acre

Promising review: "I style my hair most days of the week, so I try to make sure product doesn’t build up. I’ve tried clarifying shampoos and vinegar rinses, but am not a fan of the smell and they make my hair feel drier. I saw this on Instagram and thought it was an interesting take. It was really easy to apply and doesn’t drip or make a mess so I can multitask around the house while it works. My hair feels so clean, light and soft." —Lorrin Rondeau

Ace + Acre is a woman-owned small business based in New York.

Get it from Amazon for $37.80.

18. An organic dry shampoo powder specifically designed for dark hair, because patches of white dry shampoo flakes will just make a bad hair day even worse.

Model applying dry shampoo powder to hair
Beauty By Earth

Promising review: "I’ve tried so many dry shampoos and this one was the ONE. 😍 it gives you so much volume and instantly takes away the oils from your hair." —Katlynn C.

Get it from Beauty By Earth for $18.99+ (available in two sizes).

19. A luxurious hair oil to give you some shine without any added weight — and it has so many uses. You can throw some on to revive your strands in between washes, use it to lock in moisture after rinsing out a hair mask, or use it as a pre-shampoo treatment for extra protection.

Bottle of Bread Beauty Supply hair oil
Bread Beauty Supply

Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! It keeps my hair nourished and smooth without weighing it down. Frizz and dry ends are now a thing of the past. I’m mixed with 3b/c curly hair and I cannot praise this oil enough. Just buy it, you’ll be glad you did!" —Andrea T.

Bread Beauty Supply is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Australia.

Get it from Bread Beauty Supply for $24.

20. A weekly hair mask that's completely customized to your individual needs — meaning you won't just be randomly picking something off the shelf and praying to the hair gods that it works for you.

Function of Beauty

Get it from Function of Beauty for $29.99.

21. A repairing hair treatment that takes just eight seconds to repair damage and restore shine. Apply it after shampoo but before conditioner and let the amino acids and "lamellar water technology" work its magic to smooth your hair without weighing it down.

Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me, I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair ... I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

22. A massaging brush that not only invigorates your scalp and helps break down any product buildup, but also just feels a-ma-zing after a long day.

Model using massaging scalp brush

Promising review: "I am pleasantly surprised. I was definitely a little skeptical that this thing would help me, versus hurt me. I have scalp psoriasis and was worried that the 'soft' bristles wouldn’t be soft enough, or not sturdy enough to comb out the flakiness. It doesn’t hurt my psoriasis at ALL, and actually feels great. My scalp feels cleaner than ever, I’m going to use this every time I wash my hair!" —Mallory Caforia

Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in nine colors).

23. A silk pillowcase – it's less than half the price of other popular brands but will still keep your hair flawless all night long — and that's simply priceless.

Zimasilk silk pillowcase in the shade light plum

Promising review: "I'm very happy with this silk pillow cover. I needed to get one because I have long hair and sleep with it in a loose bun on top of my head. I was noticing quite a bit of breakage of the hair on the back of my head at the nape of my neck. Since I started using a silk pillowcase the breakage has pretty much stopped. It's very comfortable and stays cool throughout the night." —jennifersculpts

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six sizes and 39 colors).

24. A scrubby charcoal shampoo because your scalp needs some exfoliation too! It uses charcoal to lift away impurities and unclog hair follicles while coconut oil moisturizes and prevents flakiness.


Promising review: "Started to get really bad dandruff, something I had never dealt with before. I received this as a sample and fell in love, now on my second tub. I can't get enough of the scent, like chocolate peppermint. Very soothing and has gotten rid of my dandruff completely. The results were almost immediate!" —cgriggs

Get it from Sephora for $14+ (available in three sizes).

25. A wildly popular anti-dandruff shampoo that uses ketoconazole 1% to fight dandruff and relieve itchy scalps.

A before-and-after photo showing a head full of dandruff on the left and clear scalp on the right

For best results, the brand recommends using it every three to four days for up to eight weeks.

Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT!!! If you have dandruff, flaky scalp, scabs, etc... 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 to 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 $14.84.

26. A detangling brush to smooth out your unruly hair with minimal pain and breakage.

Model brushing hair with detangling brush

Promising review: "This does wonders for my hair and makes brushing so much easier. I have very fine hair, but tons and tons of it, which makes brushing difficult at times as it tangles so easily. This brush really helps with that and keeps me from having to re-brush my hair every couple hours. It also doesn't pull the natural waves out of my hair, like so many other brushes did. So my hair is wavy and untangled within a couple minutes. The ergonomic hold took a little getting used to, but it's much more comfortable than the usual oval paddle end of most brushes. It gives you more control, which makes it easier." —L

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

27. And a pack of eight headbands in various colors and patterns, because when all else fails, just throw one of these on.


Promising review: "I love these headbands! When I don't have time to do my hair, I just put one of these headbands on and it instantly makes me look put together. These are super comfortable too, unlike most headbands, I can wear these all day without any headaches." —Little Bear

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

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