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26 Easy Ways To Get The Healthiest Hair Of Your Life

From DevaCurl de-frizzing creams to no-heat hairstyles, you'll never feel *lackluster* again!!

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1. Give your ringlets the TLC they deserve with de-frizzing DevaCurl SuperCream, a product that's rich with coconut oil for quick, shiny locks.

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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 Deva Curl! 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 or Walmart for $17.60.

2. Ditch harmful sprays in favor of a gentler powder by Bumble and Bumble when it comes to dry shampoo.

Not only does this work as a dry shampoo, but it volumizes, extends the life of a blowout, and most importantly, makes your hair feel just washed (as if it hasn't been a full week). Promising review: "This is my favorite dry shampoo. It has a really great scent and provides a volume boost on my stick-straight hair on days that I need it. This tiny bottle lasts FOREVER, which is great. I've tried many of the spray dry shampoos and they are just as expensive, but don't last nearly as long. And for me, many of them irritate my scalp. This is why I keep coming back to this one." —GwendellaGet it from Nordstrom for $13.
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Not only does this work as a dry shampoo, but it volumizes, extends the life of a blowout, and most importantly, makes your hair feel just washed (as if it hasn't been a full week).

Promising review: "This is my favorite dry shampoo. It has a really great scent and provides a volume boost on my stick-straight hair on days that I need it. This tiny bottle lasts FOREVER, which is great. I've tried many of the spray dry shampoos and they are just as expensive, but don't last nearly as long. And for me, many of them irritate my scalp. This is why I keep coming back to this one." —Gwendella

Get it from Nordstrom for $13.

3. Take a break from damaging hot tools and achieve effortless beach waves by simply putting your (slightly damp) hair in twists before bed.

Come morning, your hair is already good to go! Which means you should feel free to sleep in, which is the greatest part of all. What you'll need: bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon) and hair spray ($3.29 on Amazon).Check out the full tutorial from Song of Style here!
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Come morning, your hair is already good to go! Which means you should feel free to sleep in, which is the greatest part of all.

What you'll need: bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon) and hair spray ($3.29 on Amazon).

Check out the full tutorial from Song of Style here!

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4. Start a wholistic vitamin regimen from Care/Of to improve your health from the inside out — a lot more than just your hair will thank you!

Don't worry, you don't need to have a PhD in nutrition to come up with your vitamin plan — because the people who recommend yours already do! Basically you tell them your goals ("I want clearer skin, more energy, etc.") and they'll match your needs to a personalized combination of different nutrients. They'll come in packs of thirty a month, so each day you get a *dose* of kick-ass health!Get it from Care/Of for $5+ per supplement per month.
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Don't worry, you don't need to have a PhD in nutrition to come up with your vitamin plan — because the people who recommend yours already do! Basically you tell them your goals ("I want clearer skin, more energy, etc.") and they'll match your needs to a personalized combination of different nutrients. They'll come in packs of thirty a month, so each day you get a *dose* of kick-ass health!

Get it from Care/Of for $5+ per supplement per month.

5. Transform your tresses from weak to sleek (for cheap!) with Pantene's three-minute deep conditioner.

Unlike most deep conditioners, you can use this one every day, as it won't weigh your locks down. In fact, it keeps even the frizziest situations tame and smooth for 24 hours! And all it takes is THREE MINUTES. That's how long your Beyoncé solo takes in the shower.See for yourself with a BuzzFeeder's review here!Promising review: "What an amazing product! I have long, thick, somewhat coarse hair and I have tried so many products to tame my mane — many were considerably more expensive, but this is hands-down the best in many ways. It leaves my hair soft, silky, and manageable while also smelling fantastic. It does not weigh my hair down or leave a residue." —Ashley SturdevantGet it from Amazon for $3.74 or from Walmart for $4.97.
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Unlike most deep conditioners, you can use this one every day, as it won't weigh your locks down. In fact, it keeps even the frizziest situations tame and smooth for 24 hours! And all it takes is THREE MINUTES. That's how long your Beyoncé solo takes in the shower.

See for yourself with a BuzzFeeder's review here!

Promising review: "What an amazing product! I have long, thick, somewhat coarse hair and I have tried so many products to tame my mane — many were considerably more expensive, but this is hands-down the best in many ways. It leaves my hair soft, silky, and manageable while also smelling fantastic. It does not weigh my hair down or leave a residue." —Ashley Sturdevant

Get it from Amazon for $3.74 or from Walmart for $4.97.

6. Switch to all-natural and cruelty-free products so you avoid later-in-life chemical damage (and actually know what the heck labels mean when you study this chart).

Check out more ever-so-useful hair charts here!Some highly rated, cruelty-free products that are worth trying out include: Amika dry shampoo ($25 from Amazon), Verb Argan Ghost Oil ($16.13 from Amazon), and Pacifica Coconut Damage Control Mask ($15.99 from Target).
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Check out more ever-so-useful hair charts here!

Some highly rated, cruelty-free products that are worth trying out include: Amika dry shampoo ($25 from Amazon), Verb Argan Ghost Oil ($16.13 from Amazon), and Pacifica Coconut Damage Control Mask ($15.99 from Target).

7. Define *beauty rest* with a satin pillow case. Not only will you feel like royalty, but you'll also naturally wake up with frizz-free hair, thanks to a total lack of breakage and tangling.

Promising review: "Amazing! It is a nice fabric — much heavier than expected. And my hair! Gone are the usual morning frizzies, requiring tons of product to tame. My long, thick, wavy hair is soft and smooth from the moment I wake up. I wish I had know about using satin pillow cases YEARS ago!" —LwGet it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four sizes and in 24 colors) or a similar product from Walmart for $8.76.
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Promising review: "Amazing! It is a nice fabric — much heavier than expected. And my hair! Gone are the usual morning frizzies, requiring tons of product to tame. My long, thick, wavy hair is soft and smooth from the moment I wake up. I wish I had know about using satin pillow cases YEARS ago!" —Lw

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four sizes and in 24 colors) or a similar product from Walmart for $8.76.

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8. Remove dulling components that you probably didn't even know impact your shine by using Neutrogena's anti-residue shampoo.

Use this once a week to effectively remove ~up to 90%~ of dulling residue (aka leftover shampoo, coloring treatments, etc.). Plus, it helps boost volume! Win-win.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 or Walmart for $4.83.
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Use this once a week to effectively remove ~up to 90%~ of dulling residue (aka leftover shampoo, coloring treatments, etc.). Plus, it helps boost volume! Win-win.

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 or Walmart for $4.83.

9. Try out some heat-free hairstyles to both give your mane a break and wow people with your new ~looks~.

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What you'll need: heavy-duty hair ties ($10.99 on Amazon), elastic bands ($3.47 on Amazon), hair clips ($7.59 on Amazon), a comb ($3.27 on Amazon), styling cream ($16 on Amazon), and a toothbrush ($2.79 on Amazon).

Check out more Top Knot videos here!

10. Scrub away dandruff and dullness with a shampoo brush — it'll gently deep-clean your scalp so every strand of hair gets the ultimate restoration.

Promising review: "I'm so extremely impressed with this. I've been battling dandruff for two years since I moved to the South. There's something about the humidity that has not agreed with me, and it's been a hassle. From home remedies to expensive salon shampoos, nothing has worked until now. Not only did this work immediately, but my hair is silky smooth as well." —Tarin GGet it from Amazon for $0.45+ or a similar product from Walmart for $1.48.
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Promising review: "I'm so extremely impressed with this. I've been battling dandruff for two years since I moved to the South. There's something about the humidity that has not agreed with me, and it's been a hassle. From home remedies to expensive salon shampoos, nothing has worked until now. Not only did this work immediately, but my hair is silky smooth as well." —Tarin G

Get it from Amazon for $0.45+ or a similar product from Walmart for $1.48.

11. Treat yourself and your tired tresses with an easy DIY hair mask. Read: TWO ingredients = limitless compliments.

What you'll need: 1/2 cup honey ($2.95 on Amazon), 1/4 cup Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel in Shae and Cocoa Better ($7.69 on Amazon), 1/4 cup warm water.Check out the full tutorial on Advice From a Twenty Something here!Or if that sounds like too much work, get an argan oil hair mask from Amazon for $10.95.
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What you'll need: 1/2 cup honey ($2.95 on Amazon), 1/4 cup Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel in Shae and Cocoa Better ($7.69 on Amazon), 1/4 cup warm water.

Check out the full tutorial on Advice From a Twenty Something here!

Or if that sounds like too much work, get an argan oil hair mask from Amazon for $10.95.

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12. Bring life back to even heavily burnt-out hair without a hefty salon charge by using an at-home hair repair treatment.

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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 or from Walmart for $21.75.

13. Avoid accidentally stripping your hair of natural oils (a common effect with many drugstore shampoos and conditioners) with an apple cider vinegar rinse.

Use it as a shampoo or conditioner substitute (like a much healthier dry shampoo). It contains seriously nourishing ingredients like argan oil, lavender extract, and aloe vera, which condition and calm damaged hair and further protect you from harsh elements. ALSO it's gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, and color safe!!!Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. My fine, thin, curly hair was lackluster and the curls were so limp. To top it off, my hair was super frizzy. I've used this stuff twice and I can not believe the difference. The frizz is gone, my hair is shiny, and my curls are rejuvenated. I'm seriously wired right now." —Jessgw76Get it from Sephora for $35.Or just use regular apple cider vinegar ($8.47 on Amazon) — it works too!
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Use it as a shampoo or conditioner substitute (like a much healthier dry shampoo). It contains seriously nourishing ingredients like argan oil, lavender extract, and aloe vera, which condition and calm damaged hair and further protect you from harsh elements. ALSO it's gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, and color safe!!!

Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. My fine, thin, curly hair was lackluster and the curls were so limp. To top it off, my hair was super frizzy. I've used this stuff twice and I can not believe the difference. The frizz is gone, my hair is shiny, and my curls are rejuvenated. I'm seriously wired right now." —Jessgw76

Get it from Sephora for $35.

Or just use regular apple cider vinegar ($8.47 on Amazon) — it works too!

14. Nourish your scalp with a widely trusted argan oil treatment — not only is it great to style with, but it'll tame flyaways and condition split ends.

In case you don't know, argan oil is pretty much a dollop of pure magic for just about any hair type. It's a one-stop ride to shiny town. Oh, and it's loaded with health benefits, too.Promising review: "I LOVE this for my hair. I have tried so many different brands of Moroccan oil and this one takes the cake. A little goes a long way, making these bottles last. The scent is fantastic (I get compliments on my hair when I wear this) and it makes my hair soft, smooth, and a tad shiny without looking oily." —Sarakimi95Get it from Nordstrom for $15+ (available in three sizes) or a similar product from Amazon for $5.74.Check out ways to use it here!
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In case you don't know, argan oil is pretty much a dollop of pure magic for just about any hair type. It's a one-stop ride to shiny town. Oh, and it's loaded with health benefits, too.

Promising review: "I LOVE this for my hair. I have tried so many different brands of Moroccan oil and this one takes the cake. A little goes a long way, making these bottles last. The scent is fantastic (I get compliments on my hair when I wear this) and it makes my hair soft, smooth, and a tad shiny without looking oily." —Sarakimi95

Get it from Nordstrom for $15+ (available in three sizes) or a similar product from Amazon for $5.74.

Check out ways to use it here!

15. ~Diffuse~ any tension between you and your hair with an inexpensive, fast-drying hairdryer with uniform heat for less damage.

It includes a diffuser for days you want textured styles and a concentrator for when you want smooth styles. It has a high-torque DC motor to dry hair quickly, plus ceramic technology that helps avoid damage. AND, most importantly, its ~ionic technology~ delivers smooth, shiny hair. Ah, and three heat settings and two speed settings, because no hair is the same, am I right?

Check out why a BuzzFeeder lives and breathes for this hairdryer here!

Promising review: "Best blow dryer ever! I'm actually embarrassed, because I've spent so much money on blow dryers thinking the more money, the better the quality. It normally took me 40 minutes to dry and finish my hair, but with this dryer I'm finished doing my hair in 15 minutes. It's lightweight and quiet!" —Queens186

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three colors) or from Walmart for $17.84 (available in pink).

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16. Wash afros once every seven to ten days to avoid drying out (but rinse your hair in water every day). If you find your hair is actually more on the oily side, switch to washing it twice a week.

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Check out more things hair stylists want you to know here!

Try out a well-loved, curl-specialized shampoo and conditioner set on Amazon for $16.25.

17. Save yourself from frying your hair by using a flat iron with ceramic-coated plates that are infused with nano silver, argan oil, and tourmaline to avoid pulling and damaging your locks while you style.

It also helps lock in natural moisture, which is just about the opposite of over-heating. It has six temperature settings and an LED display so you can pick and choose which is best for you. It even features a 360° swivel cord so you have plenty of styling control and automatically turns off after 60 minutes, because burning the house down is less than ideal.Promising review: "I’m so impressed with this flat iron. It works well and does not damage my hair. It is much better than the expensive flat irons that I have had." —JKGet it from Amazon for $23.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $13.72.
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It also helps lock in natural moisture, which is just about the opposite of over-heating. It has six temperature settings and an LED display so you can pick and choose which is best for you. It even features a 360° swivel cord so you have plenty of styling control and automatically turns off after 60 minutes, because burning the house down is less than ideal.

Promising review: "I’m so impressed with this flat iron. It works well and does not damage my hair. It is much better than the expensive flat irons that I have had." —JK

Get it from Amazon for $23.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $13.72.

18. Don't forget the importance of a heat protectant spray — spritz this on before styling with tools so you cause minimal damage. This one even has its own health benefits!

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It's infused with Moroccan argan oil to promote a healthy shine, and of course protects each and every strand from the heat of your straightener, curler, or blow dryer.

Promising review: "I'm really surprised at how well this product works considering how cheap it is. My hair has been tortured with years of bleaching, dying, color stripping, and straightening, so the ends are pretty well chewed up and there's a bit of breakage and frizz throughout. This product makes it look and feel like hair again!" —Amy0905

Get it from Amazon for $3.39 or Walmart for $3.42.

19. ~Break free~ from tearing fine and delicate hair with a gentle, fast-drying towel.

Its super-gentle microfiber technology quickly soaks up moisture without pulling at your hair (if you tend to see a lot of hair fall out while toweling wet hair you should give this a try — your scalp will thank you!).Promising review: "This is the coolest towel! It is just like the ones they use in the salons after they wash your hair. It saves me so much time drying my hair, because it is super absorbent compared to a regular towel — my hair is nearly dry by the time I take it off. Plus, it is much gentler, as I have noticed that my hair is less frizzy when I use this towel than when I use other towels." —summersky51Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in four colors) or a similar two-pack from Walmart for $20.16.
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Its super-gentle microfiber technology quickly soaks up moisture without pulling at your hair (if you tend to see a lot of hair fall out while toweling wet hair you should give this a try — your scalp will thank you!).

Promising review: "This is the coolest towel! It is just like the ones they use in the salons after they wash your hair. It saves me so much time drying my hair, because it is super absorbent compared to a regular towel — my hair is nearly dry by the time I take it off. Plus, it is much gentler, as I have noticed that my hair is less frizzy when I use this towel than when I use other towels." —summersky51

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in four colors) or a similar two-pack from Walmart for $20.16.

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20. Refrain from using your curler every once in a while and try an organic sea salt spray (who doesn't love a good beach wave?).

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Humidity who? This keeps your waves locked and shiny, no matter how thick the air outside is. It's made with certified-organic lavender oil (so you smell lovely)! Just spritz it on post-shower and voilà, you are out the door (after you put clothes on, that is).

As someone who lives with f r i z z, I live by this when I want easygoing waves (especially over the summer)! Check out my full review here!

Promising review: "I actually use this as a dry shampoo. It adds awesome body to my fine, oily-prone hair and makes it come to life throughout the day by spraying the scalp and a slight tease with a brush. I am so glad to have found this!" —Lina

Get it from Amazon for $5.50+.

21. Rinse and condition your hair strictly in cold water — it may be a little less soothing, but it promotes hair growth and shine!

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(Warm water actually isn't great for your skin or muscles, either. The faster you transition to cooler water, the quicker you'll reap the benefits all around!).

22. Juggle maintaining healthy locks with styling to your liking by using an organic coconut and hibiscus curl enhancer.

This all-natural blend of oils (avocado, macadamia, and coconut to name a few) and hibiscus extracts restore moisture, reduce frizz, and detangle hair for lighter, shinier curls!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. I knew my hair was dry and thirsty and this did the trick. It's so soft and my curls are tighter than they have been in years." —JenniGet it from Amazon for $9.59 or Walmart for $11.97.
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This all-natural blend of oils (avocado, macadamia, and coconut to name a few) and hibiscus extracts restore moisture, reduce frizz, and detangle hair for lighter, shinier curls!

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. I knew my hair was dry and thirsty and 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 $9.59 or Walmart for $11.97.

23. Throw out your curling irons in favor of a damage-free option: a pack of twist flex rods. Same look, happier hair.

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Each pack comes with three sizes so you can choose based on your hair length and thickness!

Promising review: "I went from dyed black hair to reddish blonde, which left my hair dry and damaged from all the bleaching and stripping. My natural curls wouldn't curl anymore, so figured I'd try this. I love it! I can't use hot rollers, a curling iron, or blow dryer on my hair since it's fragile now, so this was a great alternative. The curls come out tight, but once you open them up by pulling the curls apart, you'll see more volume and fullness to your hair. I'm happy with the results. It looks a lot like my own naturally curly hair!" —Danny

Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $9.99+ or a similar 42-pack from Walmart for $11.99.

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24. Despite what we might have learned growing up, don't brush your hair when it's wet — all it does is break your strands and cause split ends! Wait until your hair is actually dry.

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If your hair is hard to brush, try a detangling spray (on Amazon for $6.98) to condition before combing.

25. Eliminate sprays and simplify with anti-frizz sheets. The only effect they leave behind is a lack of flyaways and touchable smoothness.

Promising review: "I first tried these when I got an Ipsy package and I automatically fell in love. I wear extensions too and these hair wipes really gave my hair and extensions a beautiful shine and no frizz. I bring one in my purse every day, but never feel the need to use it, because one wipe in the morning usually tames my hair all day." —KimberlyGet a 15-pack from Amazon for $18.
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Promising review: "I first tried these when I got an Ipsy package and I automatically fell in love. I wear extensions too and these hair wipes really gave my hair and extensions a beautiful shine and no frizz. I bring one in my purse every day, but never feel the need to use it, because one wipe in the morning usually tames my hair all day." —Kimberly

Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $18.

26. Know the proper order to use your hair products — like everything else in life, there's a time and place for everything (unless we're talking about cake, because that's just all the time).

Check out the full tutorial from the Beauty Snoop here and even more useful hair charts here!
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Check out the full tutorial from the Beauty Snoop here and even more useful hair charts here!

Getting ready to show off your wondrous locks like:

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