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35 Of The Best Tips And Tricks To Fix Damaged Hair

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1. Rid your hair of split ends without having to get a full cut with a nourishing Dove serum. Its formula has broken ends in mind to both restore shine and softness — aka you can maintain your hair's health even if you REALLY don't want to snip it yet.

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Check out Dove's full tutorial for maintaining your hair's ends!

Promising review: "My never-treated, formerly red but now mostly gray hair is naturally very curly, dry, frizzy, has split ends, breakage, and can best be described as like straw. I love this serum-oil combo. My hair seems to totally absorb this product and doesn't feel oily at all. It doesn't add any weight or greasy feel to my hair, but adds slip and shine. I can actually run a fine tooth comb through my hair without tangles. And though I'm sure they're still there, I can't find any split ends." —Joan L

Get it from Amazon for $9.75.

2. Hydrate your natural hair with some Shea Moisture curl and style milk so you can tell the ghosts of frizz past to bounce. Its main ingredients (silk protein, coconut, and hibiscus) smooth stressed curls to give your hair a soft and silky feel.

Plus, it's designed to give your thick curls definition! Did I mention it's all-natural and cruelty-free?Promising review: "I hate putting gel, mousse, or any product in my hair that will dry it out. My hair is very thick and curly so frizziness is almost unmanageable. I always keep it up in a bun and out of my eyes. This product allows me the freedom to wear my hair loose without concern that it will turn into a giant frizz monster later. Plus, it smells lovely. I also adore the fact that it's vegan and cruelty-free! Shea Moisture has got me hooked for life." —NoelleGet it from Amazon for $5.59.
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Plus, it's designed to give your thick curls definition! Did I mention it's all-natural and cruelty-free?

Promising review: "I hate putting gel, mousse, or any product in my hair that will dry it out. My hair is very thick and curly so frizziness is almost unmanageable. I always keep it up in a bun and out of my eyes. This product allows me the freedom to wear my hair loose without concern that it will turn into a giant frizz monster later. Plus, it smells lovely. I also adore the fact that it's vegan and cruelty-free! Shea Moisture has got me hooked for life." —Noelle

Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

3. Set your diffuser on its lowest heat setting to avoid too much damage (heat tools = more frizz). And if you're saying, "Do I need a diffuser?" then let me just tell you — YES. It's a one-way ticket to smoother, glossier 'dos.

Check out even more easy tips for curly hair! And btw, a BuzzFeed editor (also a member of the Curly Hair club) swears by this Conair hair dryer and diffuser!Get it from Amazon for $34.30 (available in three colors).Psst! Don't forget to use a heat protectant! This L'oreal anti-frizz cream ($3.77 on Amazon) simultaneously smooths hair while protecting it from the heat!
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Check out even more easy tips for curly hair! And btw, a BuzzFeed editor (also a member of the Curly Hair club) swears by this Conair hair dryer and diffuser!

Get it from Amazon for $34.30 (available in three colors).

Psst! Don't forget to use a heat protectant! This L'oreal anti-frizz cream ($3.77 on Amazon) simultaneously smooths hair while protecting it from the heat!

4. And! Be sure to wait for your hair to dry 90 percent of the way before you blow-dry. Not only does this keep your hair healthy, but you'll always be more successful styling damp — not wet — hair.

Looking for a new blow dryer? We found the best hair dryers at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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Looking for a new blow dryer? We found the best hair dryers at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

5. Hit rewind when it comes to years of coloring with an astoundingly nourishing Coco & Eve coconut and fig mask. This'll do such a good job at restoring shine and health you'll wonder if you've ever SEEN bleach.

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It even treats split ends! Look I know this is pricey, but my jaw is still on the floor from seeing its insanely effective results. So it's WORTH IT. Pro tip: the above BuzzFeed editor swears by this borderline-magical jar. Check out her full raving review (#2 in the post)!

Promising review: "So my hair is really bad. I've dyed it one too many times and now I'm letting it heal. My hair used to be at my hips and I cut it all off up to my shoulders to get rid of as much dead hair as possible. And I still had a few inches of damaged hair. So whenever I take a shower, my hair is always a rat's nest afterwards. And then once it dries, it's coarse and frizzy at the ends. I used this mask for the first time tonight. First off, let's just get this out there. It smells amazing! Now straight to the point. Once I put it on my hair and brushed using the tangler I could feel it instantly working. I let it sit for 10 minutes and rinsed my hair. And oh man, my hair felt incredible just being rinsed. I towel dry and air dry my hair, I don't use a hair drier. But I was able to easily brush my hair with no struggle. I am in awe. I have tried multiple types of conditioners and leave-in conditioners, hair treatments, and hair masks to try to revive my hair. I am so happy I have found this. This is my new go-to for hair treatment!!" —Mollie Cruel

Get it from Amazon for $49.50.

6. Give your hair a break from curlers from time to time — we all need days off, your mane included. Instead, style it with a headwrap to win the best of both worlds: style and recovering hair.

Check out even more easy and gorgeous headwrap styles!Get a headwrap from Amazon for $17.98 (available in 20 styles).
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Check out even more easy and gorgeous headwrap styles!

Get a headwrap from Amazon for $17.98 (available in 20 styles).

7. Don't let stormy weather *rain* on your parade — literally. Replace fruitless straightener battles with a few drops of a John Frieda anti-frizz serum. It'll protect your precious locks all day from rain, humidity, and wind (oh, my!) without the need for sizzling strands.

It comes in three formulas, but I'd go with extra-strength, because we are NOT messing around with humidity. I hate even the word. You can also use it as a heat protectant! Promising review: "This product works so well! My hair is naturally very frizzy and tangled, especially with the humidity rising now that it's almost summer. Before I was just hoping it'll go away if I just straighten my hair and put heat protectants on it. That didn't work, about 30 minutes later it would just become frizzy again, which annoyed me. I hated feeling the need to get rid of the frizz by straightening it over and over. I read all the other reviews about this and majority says it works wonders so I ordered it and washed my hair then applied it while damp. After that I started to blow dry with cool air and I immediately started noticing a difference than how I usually blow dryed it. After I straightened it I was scared that it would start to frizz back up again and I ended up wasting my money. BUT IT DIDN'T! My hair is still soft, silky and straightened more than usual with no frizz! It's holding up so well!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $9.34.
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It comes in three formulas, but I'd go with extra-strength, because we are NOT messing around with humidity. I hate even the word. You can also use it as a heat protectant!

Promising review: "This product works so well! My hair is naturally very frizzy and tangled, especially with the humidity rising now that it's almost summer. Before I was just hoping it'll go away if I just straighten my hair and put heat protectants on it. That didn't work, about 30 minutes later it would just become frizzy again, which annoyed me. I hated feeling the need to get rid of the frizz by straightening it over and over. I read all the other reviews about this and majority says it works wonders so I ordered it and washed my hair then applied it while damp. After that I started to blow dry with cool air and I immediately started noticing a difference than how I usually blow dryed it. After I straightened it I was scared that it would start to frizz back up again and I ended up wasting my money. BUT IT DIDN'T! My hair is still soft, silky and straightened more than usual with no frizz! It's holding up so well!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

8. Opt for a cotton T-shirt for a gentle way to dry your hair. It prevents breakage and any more split ends from magically appearing. Some news: towels can actually be pretty damaging to fragile (especially curly) hair!

Check out even more helpful curly hair tips!
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Check out even more helpful curly hair tips!

9. Or! If you're short on time, try this super-absorbent and lightweight microfiber towel. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much more gentle than the traditional cotton towel, so you and your hair are both happy and in one piece.

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Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review!

Promising review: "I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

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

10. Feed your scalp some greens — yup the very same we're...supposed to be eating! This Biogeo superfood conditioner is chock-full of nutrient-rich kale (to hydrate and restore health to dry hair) and apple (to brighten). Heat damage does not stand a CHANCE against this boost of vitamins.

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And it's vegan-friendly and cruelty-free!

Promising review: "It only took one use to notice a dramatic improvement in the softness of my hair and frizziness once dry. I often have my hair in messy buns and I was getting extremely bad knots in the last couple years, however, this has dramatically improved since using this conditioner. I also think the apple-y scent is perfect for this season: so light and fresh." —ImaginingAPlace

Get it from Amazon or Sephora for $28.

11. Limit the amount of product you use per wash. I know it's tempting to use a truck-load of conditioner, but all that residue weighs down your hair. So it's actually doing more harm than good. Sad face.

Check out the full serving size guide! Impossible to use only a little conditioner, you say? This argan oil conditioner ($12.95 on Amazon) is specifically made to treat damaged, super-thick hair! Shine WILL happen with a mere drop. I promise.
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Check out the full serving size guide! Impossible to use only a little conditioner, you say? This argan oil conditioner ($12.95 on Amazon) is specifically made to treat damaged, super-thick hair! Shine WILL happen with a mere drop. I promise.

12. Give stubborn hair the *run down* by smoothing it out with some Garnier anti-frizz serum. Its argan oil formula works on both damp and dry hair to add shine and keep everything in place so you two can smooth everything over — sans harmful chemical treatments.

Promising review: "This helps me go from waking up looking like Medusa to a tamed sophisticated ponytail in a few minutes with very little effort. I am a frizz monster by nature and approve of this product and its miraculous powers to make me look human." —ArgoGet it from Amazon for $4.69.
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Promising review: "This helps me go from waking up looking like Medusa to a tamed sophisticated ponytail in a few minutes with very little effort. I am a frizz monster by nature and approve of this product and its miraculous powers to make me look human." —Argo

Get it from Amazon for $4.69.

13. Don't blow-dry your hair every day after working out (or even just showering). Instead, quickly style it into a braided bun that'll stay in place if your hair is still wet (but you can use a styling serum just in case).

I've been guilty of blow-drying and styling my hair on the daily after working out and believe you me, I SEE the difference when I stop. Sometimes all your hair needs is a break! Check out the full tutorial for this look!What you'll need: Hair ties ($4.97 on Amazon) and styling serum ($9.34 on Amazon).
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I've been guilty of blow-drying and styling my hair on the daily after working out and believe you me, I SEE the difference when I stop. Sometimes all your hair needs is a break! Check out the full tutorial for this look!

What you'll need: Hair ties ($4.97 on Amazon) and styling serum ($9.34 on Amazon).

14. Keep your hair fresh and oil-free with Verb's dry oil instead of a traditional dry shampoo. It actually works as a dry ~conditioner~, meaning it moisturizes, detangles, and nourishes day-old (maybe week-old?) hair with vitamin B5 and moringa seed oil. Basically, this hydrates and smooths dry strands, instead of just covering them up.

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Promising review: "I love this spray! The ends of my hair actually get dried on day two or three after washing and a bit of this spray makes them feel so much better. I HATE the feeling of product in my hair so the fact that I can't feel this is so important to me. Also the smell is great, not strong at all as I find so many can be. Really loving this." —Olivia88

Get it from Sephora for $16.

15. Opt for a curl styling cream that doesn't have any of that icky *crunch* (which is always a sign your hair so does not like it). Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls gives just enough texture and never, ever dries your locks out. But the limit to how soft it makes your hair does not exist.

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No crunchiness = less damaging residue! Or need for heat tools!

Promising review: "This is the BEST product I have ever used for curly hair! It's been about three years now and I have my mom and best friend both hooked, as well. It's not crunchy, doesn't dry my hair out, and is easy to use on soaking wet hair, or when I mist it in the morning and reapply. If you have curly hair, you have to try this!" —K. Mahoney

Get it from Amazon for $18.

16. ~Sleep~ on your quarreling if you and your hair are on the fritz. Sephora's overnight masks work on all hair types and come in four formulas that each target a specific concern, so no matter the argument between you two it's resolved come morning.

Shall we go over the formulas?* Coconut Mask to nourish and repair hair fibers.* Shea Mask to fortify and help to prevent breaking and split ends.* Rose Mask to smooth and prevent frizzing.* Acai Mask to protect color and boost radiance.Promising review: "I was vacationing in Maui and had the foresight to bring this sucker with me. After three days on a catamaran, my hair was WRECKED, with no hope of a brushing without losing fistfuls of hair. When we got to our hotel, I rinsed my hair and put this in overnight, and my hair was SO soft and wonderful the next day. This stuff saved me!" —shanboneGet it from Sephora for $5 (available in four formulas).
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Shall we go over the formulas?

* Coconut Mask to nourish and repair hair fibers.

* Shea Mask to fortify and help to prevent breaking and split ends.

* Rose Mask to smooth and prevent frizzing.

* Acai Mask to protect color and boost radiance.

Promising review: "I was vacationing in Maui and had the foresight to bring this sucker with me. After three days on a catamaran, my hair was WRECKED, with no hope of a brushing without losing fistfuls of hair. When we got to our hotel, I rinsed my hair and put this in overnight, and my hair was SO soft and wonderful the next day. This stuff saved me!" —shanbone

Get it from Sephora for $5 (available in four formulas).

17. Comb a treatment mask through your hair from root to tip to a) prevent waste and b) fully treat your overly bleached/frizzy tresses with the repairing product. It's actually a lot more effective than just trying to massage it with your fingers, meaning you'll see results STAT.

Check out even more for pro-tips from a hairstylist on how to bring curls back to life! Btw, when in doubt go for argan oil and keratin treatments — they're practically fool-proof for fixing hair.This argan oil mask ($9.99 on Amazon) is packed with restoring all-natural ingredients like collagen, keratin (always a win for damaged hair), and organic jojoba and argan oils to work like a leave-in conditioner and quickly strengthen weak, damaged hair. Reviewers swear by how healthy and shiny their hair looks and feels afterward!
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Check out even more for pro-tips from a hairstylist on how to bring curls back to life! Btw, when in doubt go for argan oil and keratin treatments — they're practically fool-proof for fixing hair.

This argan oil mask ($9.99 on Amazon) is packed with restoring all-natural ingredients like collagen, keratin (always a win for damaged hair), and organic jojoba and argan oils to work like a leave-in conditioner and quickly strengthen weak, damaged hair. Reviewers swear by how healthy and shiny their hair looks and feels afterward!

18. Drop the curling iron in favor of flexible curling rods. Your waves will have a chance to come back to life thanks to the lack of consistent heat damage, not to mention you can better customize the kind of curl you want with these anyway.

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AND you wear 'em to sleep so you're good to go come morning! *Dreams* do come true. They vary in size so you can pick which is best for your hair length! Check out a BuzzFeeder's closer look!

Promising review: "I have thick 4C hair and I love this set. I usually have the smaller odds at the ends of my hair and have the bigger rods at the top of my hair. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls, because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. " —Amazon Customer

Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

19. Embrace the magic of the messy bun — it's easy, quick, and allows fried hair a much-needed day off. The trick to getting the "put-together messy bun" is simple: all it takes is some bobby pins, hair ties, and good ol' hairspray.

Check out more from Keiko Lynn for the full tutorial!What you'll need: Bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), hair ties ($4.97 on Amazon), hairspray ($3.99 on Amazon), and an anti-static brush ($7.23 on Amazon).
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Check out more from Keiko Lynn for the full tutorial!

What you'll need: Bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), hair ties ($4.97 on Amazon), hairspray ($3.99 on Amazon), and an anti-static brush ($7.23 on Amazon).

20. Enlist the help of a leave-in argan oil treatment — a well-loved and simple solution for many a frizz and damage fighter. Why? It starts at the the scalp to restore shine to even the most over-processed, burnt hair.

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You can even use it as a heat protectant!

Promising review: "I have really coarse, color-treated 4C hair and have been through many products attempting to keep it tamed, soft, and moisturized. Very few are effective in doing so, however, this has done more than an amazing job. I even purchased it for my mother who has even thicker hair than I do and she loves it. I was able to use this to blow dry my hair which usually causes a lot of breakage and damage, but when I blow dry my hair with the oil, I barely had any breakage." —Georgina J.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

21. Streamline your journey back to shiny hair with an intensely moisturizing R+Co hair lotion. Its finish *feels* super lightweight, but don't be fooled. Its super hydrating formula tames flyaways, fights frizz, and cancels dullness faster than you can say split ends (which will also be hidden).

It's especially great for extra-long hair!Promising review: "This really helps with frizzy hair in humidity. I still have curls, but not the out-of-control frizz. It's very hydrating!" —PfineGet it from Amazon for $29.
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It's especially great for extra-long hair!

Promising review: "This really helps with frizzy hair in humidity. I still have curls, but not the out-of-control frizz. It's very hydrating!" —Pfine

Get it from Amazon for $29.

22. Confront bleach and coloring damage ~head on~ with a cult-favorite at-home hair repair treatment. It quickly gets to work on strengthening each and every strand with bond-building technology to bring your mane back to shiny and new, no matter how many dang times you've dyed it.

Crazily enough, this isn't even a conditioner — just a very intense repair kit that's usually exclusive to salons (typically you use this after over-bleaching and coloring, but it's also great for any kind of damage!). It relinks broken bonds in hair to provide structural repair. TL;DR: your hair goes from stringy AF to shiny and new. #Science.Promising review: "I have highlighted hair, and before Olaplex I had problems with breakage. Since using Olaplex, my hair is stronger and much healthier. I did take a short break, as I was trying to save money, and I totally saw the difference in my hair. I have now gone back to faithfully using it once a week, and my hair is back to being strong despite the coloring and use of heat on my hair. It is worth every penny!" —mapbGet it from Sephora for $28.
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Crazily enough, this isn't even a conditioner — just a very intense repair kit that's usually exclusive to salons (typically you use this after over-bleaching and coloring, but it's also great for any kind of damage!). It relinks broken bonds in hair to provide structural repair. TL;DR: your hair goes from stringy AF to shiny and new. #Science.

Promising review: "I have highlighted hair, and before Olaplex I had problems with breakage. Since using Olaplex, my hair is stronger and much healthier. I did take a short break, as I was trying to save money, and I totally saw the difference in my hair. I have now gone back to faithfully using it once a week, and my hair is back to being strong despite the coloring and use of heat on my hair. It is worth every penny!" —mapb

Get it from Sephora for $28.

23. Update your look while also leaving your curls free of sizzling heat products with a surprisingly simple faux hawk. The best part: you can even rock this when faced with humidity (especially when you wear a little hairspray). WIN.

Check out the full tutorial from these hairstyles you can learn in 10 steps or less!What you'll need: heavy-duty hair clips ($7.96 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), mini hair elastics ($6.99 on Amazon), and hairspray ($3.99 on Amazon).
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Check out the full tutorial from these hairstyles you can learn in 10 steps or less!

What you'll need: heavy-duty hair clips ($7.96 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), mini hair elastics ($6.99 on Amazon), and hairspray ($3.99 on Amazon).

24. Wear a silk sleeping cap to bed to avoid frizz-inducing breakage in the middle of the night (scarier than the boogeyman IMO). If you curl your hair this will keep it looking ~fresh~ come morning so you don't have to add even more heat to your head all over again.

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It's also great if your hair is braided, because it protects your head from the pillow aka the frizz culprit.

Promising review: "I have been growing my hair out for three years now and in the past six months I started to struggle a lot with breakage at the end of my hair and split ends. Braiding my hair at night seemed to cause the ends that were free of the hair tie to become dry and straw-like overnight. I tried this silk cap hoping that it would keep my hair from breaking as much when worn overnight. I've used it for about a week now and I am very pleased with the results. My end breakage is down by around 90% and the ends of my hair look much less dry. It is very comfortable to wear and the elastic doesn't dig into my scalp or forehead." —Minnow

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes and in 18 colors).

Or! Try a best-selling silk pillowcase ($22.99+ on Amazon) that also prevents breakage and overnight frizz!

25. Take your vitamins! A subscription to Ritual (the vitamin subscription you've been seeing all over Instagram) makes strengthening your hair a totally thoughtless process, thanks to its blend of shine-inducing supplements like omega-3 and vitamin B-12.

Did I mention they're delivered right to your door? These are also fantastic (FANTASTIC, I say) for your skin. They give you all the essential nutrients you're probably missing: folate, omega-3, vitamin D-3, iron, vitamin K2, boron, vitamin E, and magnesium. They'll do all the hard work — you just remember to take 'em once a day.Start your subscription to Ritual for $30/month.Check out why a BuzzFeeder loves these in her full review!
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Did I mention they're delivered right to your door? These are also fantastic (FANTASTIC, I say) for your skin. They give you all the essential nutrients you're probably missing: folate, omega-3, vitamin D-3, iron, vitamin K2, boron, vitamin E, and magnesium. They'll do all the hard work — you just remember to take 'em once a day.

Start your subscription to Ritual for $30/month.

Check out why a BuzzFeeder loves these in her full review!

26. *Define* a new relationship with your ringlets: a dollop of the popular de-frizzing DevaCurl curl styler (that's rich with coconut oil) will quickly reunite you with the shiny locks you've been missing. All this time, and this is all it took.

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This miracle worker does it all: tames frizz, erases past damage, softens hair, and shapes curls. Feel free to kiss the darn bottle.

Promising review: "I have been straightening my hair chemically and manually for 12 years. My natural hair was something to 'deal' with — until I discovered this! My tattoo artist actually suggested it to me based on the results she had with it. She claimed it changed her relationship with her hair. Since I had never heard any curly girl claim that about any product, I went ahead and purchased the Super Cream to start. Well, after one use I was sold. HOLY MOTHER OF CURL my hair looks awesome! Seriously, I can't even believe that it's possible for my hair to curl and not frizz or turn into a tangled mess. If you want to learn to love your natural hair, or already do and just want something that works, this is it." —Liv Hadden

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

27. Sweep your hair to the side and twist multiple strands together for a simple yet controlling 'do (humidity you will not win this time) — and all it takes is one strong hairband. The only thing that'll feel the ~heat~ is the weather when it suddenly can't ruin your day.

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Moral of this story: the fewer mornings you spend using heat tool, the happier you and your hair will be. This tutorial is for braided hair, but feel free to try it for any hair-type! Check out the full guide and super easy hairdos!

These hairbands ($7.89 on Amazon) are extra-thick to successfully hold especially heavy, curly, and full hair!

28. Pack on a collagen-infused Elizavecca protein treatment to turn back the hands of time and bring back the shine you DESERVE. Five minutes of wearing this mask, and your mane will be ready for its shampoo commercial debut. Commence slow-mo hair toss.

It's packed with protein, Ceramide 3, and collagen so it can work quickly to get your hair shiny and soft.Promising review: "My hair used to be really shiny. Then I had purple hair for a year, followed by blue for six months. My stylist had to bleach the beejeebers out of my hair to remove all of the funky colors. Ever since, my hair has been dry, crispy, and definitely not shiny. This stuff really makes a difference! I used it maybe 10-14 days ago, and I just redid it tonight. After shampooing, I towel-dried my hair and then put a big blob throughout my long-ish hair and clipped it up. I left it on for quite a while, just puttering around and getting chores done. Then I rinsed it and my hair feels soft and looks much shinier. I will keep using this as long as I need to (it will take a few years to grow out all the damage while maintaining length). I'm really glad that I read that article and bought the product" —SHANNON FRASERGet it from Amazon for $9.05.
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It's packed with protein, Ceramide 3, and collagen so it can work quickly to get your hair shiny and soft.

Promising review: "My hair used to be really shiny. Then I had purple hair for a year, followed by blue for six months. My stylist had to bleach the beejeebers out of my hair to remove all of the funky colors. Ever since, my hair has been dry, crispy, and definitely not shiny. This stuff really makes a difference! I used it maybe 10-14 days ago, and I just redid it tonight. After shampooing, I towel-dried my hair and then put a big blob throughout my long-ish hair and clipped it up. I left it on for quite a while, just puttering around and getting chores done. Then I rinsed it and my hair feels soft and looks much shinier. I will keep using this as long as I need to (it will take a few years to grow out all the damage while maintaining length). I'm really glad that I read that article and bought the product" —SHANNON FRASER

Get it from Amazon for $9.05.

29. Use strictly a ceramic straightener or hair curler when using heat tools. They reduce the amount of damage and are far gentler on hair — think of the ceramic plating as a barrier between the hot AF tool and your delicate strands.

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The straightener even has adjustable heat settings based on your hair-type from fragile, damaged, or healthy! Both the straightener and curling wand have smooth surfaces so they never pull on your hair (IMPORTANT).

Promising review (for the curling wand): "This is the first curling wand I have ever purchased, as I gave up on curling my hair years ago. This wand makes it incredibly easy for even a novice like myself to get loose, frizz-free curls on the first attempt, and I have been using it quite often since then with equally great results! I find that my curls will last all night, so no re-curling is necessary (which my thin, easily damaged hair appreciates)." —Hannah Nurmberg

Get them from Amazon: straightener for $37.06 (available in three colors) and the curling wand for $19.63+ (available in two sizes).

30. Try using hair powder to prolong your hair's body throughout the week. It's gentle, absorbent, and doesn't leave as much residue behind as most products. This formula even *strengthens* your roots!

Promising review: "I have been using home-made dry shampoo for two years, and after some research I thought Lulu Organics might be a more convenient (and possibly more effective) all-natural option, rather than my jar and brush that make a very messy combo. This is a pristine product, such a cute little shaker, and has a very effective, natural finish. I have black hair and I don't notice any unpleasant white cast at all! " —Free People CustomerGet it from Free People for $12 (available in four formulas) or a similar product from Amazon for $7.89.
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Promising review: "I have been using home-made dry shampoo for two years, and after some research I thought Lulu Organics might be a more convenient (and possibly more effective) all-natural option, rather than my jar and brush that make a very messy combo. This is a pristine product, such a cute little shaker, and has a very effective, natural finish. I have black hair and I don't notice any unpleasant white cast at all! " —Free People Customer

Get it from Free People for $12 (available in four formulas) or a similar product from Amazon for $7.89.

31. Remove dulling components that you probably didn't even know impact your shine (looking at you, built-up dry shampoo, conditioner, and coloring) by using Neutrogena's anti-residue shampoo. If you hair is feeling weirdly thick and heavy this is here to help.

It strips everything that doesn't belong — so everything but your hair — to hit the reset button on over-processed manes. Use it once a week to keep everything from building up again!Promising review: "This is a great product! This shampoo removed years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed fewer styling products to achieve the same results." —KatGet it from Amazon for $4.83.
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It strips everything that doesn't belong — so everything but your hair — to hit the reset button on over-processed manes. Use it once a week to keep everything from building up again!

Promising review: "This is a great product! This shampoo removed years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed fewer styling products to achieve the same results." —Kat

Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

32. Go straight to the source — your scalp — with some Carol's Daughter clarifying scalp treatment. It removes oil and buildup and soothes your head to leave your hair free of dulling components. It's also great for cancelling flaking and itchiness!

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Promising review: "I am 60 years old and have lived with tight, dry, frizzy hair all my life so I have tried everything and every product on the market. This product is exceptional. My hair has beautiful and shiny curls with no frizz at all. It's also all-natural, which I love. I'm buying more!" —Deb

Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

33. Bring haircare to a whole new level with an innovative Meg steam hair mask. This cap fits around your head to totally envelop your tired tresses with vitamins and amino acids from chameleon plant, green tea extract, and mint. Your hair will *literally* feel like silk afterward — bleaching and straightening be damned.

Did I mention this all happens while you're in the showering? It can not get easier than this. Just put it on after shampooing for 15-20 minutes! Promising review: "Between summer Gulf Coast humidity and general lack of hair health, my strands were in dire need of help. I decided to try this on a whim and I am thrilled that I did. It was easy to get my hair into the mask and it stayed in place the entire time. After rinsing and blow drying, my hair was like silk! It was so soft and shiny, with *significantly* less frizz. The best part is that my hair stayed that way for days. I will absolutely be buying this again!" —Amanda L.Get it from Soko Glam for $10 or a similar five-pack from Amazon for $14.98.
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Did I mention this all happens while you're in the showering? It can not get easier than this. Just put it on after shampooing for 15-20 minutes!

Promising review: "Between summer Gulf Coast humidity and general lack of hair health, my strands were in dire need of help. I decided to try this on a whim and I am thrilled that I did. It was easy to get my hair into the mask and it stayed in place the entire time. After rinsing and blow drying, my hair was like silk! It was so soft and shiny, with *significantly* less frizz. The best part is that my hair stayed that way for days. I will absolutely be buying this again!" —Amanda L.

Get it from Soko Glam for $10 or a similar five-pack from Amazon for $14.98.

34. Scrub away dandruff and dullness with a shampoo brush — it'll gently deep-clean, exfoliate, and stimulate blood flow to your scalp to make sure every strand of hair gets the ultimate level of restoring treatment.

Promising review: "I’ve suffered with dry, flaking scalp for about a year now (pretty much started when I was pregnant and hadn’t gone away). I have used tea tree oil shampoo, dandruff shampoo, coconut oil, you name it. I finally read somewhere that exfoliating the scalp might help, but I was hesitant because years ago, I had a shampoo brush and it was very rigid and the bristles were fine and close together and it made my hair a tangled mess. Anyway, I saw this shampoo brush and it looked a lot more flexible so I thought I’d give it a try and HOLY MOLY my flakes are gone! It’s made out of a silicone-type material and the little 'bristles' are flexible but still get the job done. I can literally brush my hair with shampoo in and it doesn’t get tangled. It’s amazing. Not only do I have zero flakes now, I feel like using this does a way better job at working the shampoo in and getting your hair and scalp really clean. I have super thick hair and no matter how much shampoo I use or how long I scrub my hair, I felt like the back, underneath part of my hair would sometimes stay dirty. This brush gets all that." —Meg RGet it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "I’ve suffered with dry, flaking scalp for about a year now (pretty much started when I was pregnant and hadn’t gone away). I have used tea tree oil shampoo, dandruff shampoo, coconut oil, you name it. I finally read somewhere that exfoliating the scalp might help, but I was hesitant because years ago, I had a shampoo brush and it was very rigid and the bristles were fine and close together and it made my hair a tangled mess. Anyway, I saw this shampoo brush and it looked a lot more flexible so I thought I’d give it a try and HOLY MOLY my flakes are gone! It’s made out of a silicone-type material and the little 'bristles' are flexible but still get the job done. I can literally brush my hair with shampoo in and it doesn’t get tangled. It’s amazing. Not only do I have zero flakes now, I feel like using this does a way better job at working the shampoo in and getting your hair and scalp really clean. I have super thick hair and no matter how much shampoo I use or how long I scrub my hair, I felt like the back, underneath part of my hair would sometimes stay dirty. This brush gets all that." —Meg R

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

35. Find a hairdresser who specializes in curly hair — they'll know the proper ways to layer your tresses so that your ringlets embrace their natural bounce and work together, instead of fight each other and cause frizz.

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Check out more from As/Is for how BuzzFeeders found *the* treatment for their curls. Don't know where to find your new hairdresser? DevaCurl helps you locate a specialist based on your zipcode.

When is it time for a haircut, you say? When your curls are knotted at the end together (you know the feeling). For straight-haired folks, it's when your split ends are practically calling your name. It is TIME.

Until then keep your ends happy with a soothing serum ($9.75 on Amazon). Check out even more tips from a pro hairstylist!
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Until then keep your ends happy with a soothing serum ($9.75 on Amazon). Check out even more tips from a pro hairstylist!

Coming out of a 10-year bleaching phase with now glossy hair like:

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