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    36 Surprisingly Easy Tips And Tricks For Quickly Reviving Damaged Hair

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    1. Go straight to the source — your scalp — with a Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo. It hits the reset button for dull, damaged hair — just a weekly rinse with this will remove dulling residues (hello, styling products) and bring your mane back to its previous ✨shiny✨ state.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! It removed months/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. I have long, dark, fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    2. 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 'do's when you use it at an upwards angle.

    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Forget those $200 dryers with their proprietary diffusers that claim to fix all of your curly hair frustrations. This diffuser reduces the amount of hair blowing your hair around (and therefore frizz), reduces the amount of times you need to move your dryer around your head, and distributes air and heat more evenly to your roots and ends. I have the standard Conair Infinity Pro blowdryer ($32.89) and removing the plastic ring inside the attachment let this diffuser attach securely to my dryer." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    For more tips, check out "15 Simple But Life-Changing Tips For Anyone With Curly Hair". And! See what won best hair dryers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Just 👏look👏 at 👏that👏 definition when using a diffuser!

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    3. Don't forget the importance of a heat protectant spray — spray this on before styling with tools so you can put a barrier between your delicate strands and red-hot plates. This one is even chock-full of argan, coconut, and olive oil to not only guard your hair, but cancel frizz and make it SO much glossier.

    Promising review: "I never used to use thermal protection spray, because every single one I tried made my hair super crunchy and dry. After a stern talking to by my stylist I decided to look for another one and give it another try. I am so glad I stumbled across this stuff. I tried the small bottle first to see if I liked it and I was shocked how soft my hair felt after using it! It even helps my hair straighten better and makes it so shiny! Highly recommend." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    4. Nourish the heck out of your hair and say goodbye to dry, frizzy manes with nothing more than a Garnier leave-in conditioning cream. Its formula of vitamins B3 and B6, plus argan oil and citrus protein keeps your hair shiny and soft even in the face of humidity. The best part? You can use this on dry hair.

    Promising review: "I'm very impressed with this product! I have badly damaged hair like a bird's nest due to frequent hair coloring, Japanese perm, and hot tools for styling. I was at first reluctant to buy this since it was so cheap and I normally use expensive salon brands. Since I've been using so many products and it didn't take away the tangle or frizz very well, I decided to purchase this product based on its high reviews. I am so glad I did! It got rid of my tangles and made my hair very soft and smooth. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it won't work as well. In this case it worked spectacularly! I am also impressed with the smell. I am very allergic to perfume and this has a very light fruity smell that didn't cause me to sneeze." —honeydew

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97.

    5. 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!

    Sarah Kobos / Via BuzzFeed

    Get a 100% cotton tee from Amazon for $4.28+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 34 colors).

    Check out even more helpful tips in "Here's How To Make Your Naturally Curly Hair Look Amazing In 7 Days."

    6. 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.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    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).

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half".

    7. Minimize tearing by switching to a detangling brush that'll gently take care of knots in BOTH wet and dry hair, minus any painful pulling or breakage. Aka you'll still have every strand of hair you started with.

    Promising review: "This brush is my favorite brush in the entire world. It feels like you're massaging your scalp when you use it and it is very quick to eliminate frizz and any knots in the hair." —Mike Bronstein

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

    8. Comb a treatment mask through your hair from root to tip to a) prevent waste and b) fully treat your bleached, dry, or 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.

    Taylor Miller / Alice Yoo / BuzzFeed

    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!

    For more tips, check out "15 Simple But Life-Changing Tips For Anyone With Curly Hair".

    9. Transform your tresses from weak to sleek (for cheap!) with Pantene's three-minute deep conditioner. 180 seconds of singing in the shower and it's SO LONG, FRIZZ. Bring. On. The. SHINE.

    Promising review: "I've been color-treating my hair for over 40 years. I've never had an at-home conditioner work. I've spent hundreds trying different salon products that did not work. I decided to this and I LOVE MY HAIR. FINALLY! My hair turns out fluffy and silky, and my hair is no longer hard to the touch. It would usually look alright, but it didn't feel good." —KarenIsHappy

    Get it from Walmart for $4.97.

    To learn more, check out "This $3 Deep Conditioner Will Give You Rich-Girl Hair!".

    10. Space out the amount of time in-between your trips to the salon with a purple hair mask. It'll reduce bleaching sessions by brightening your blonde hair to fully platinum in just five minutes. Meaning: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL THE TIME and cut damaging coloring sessions in half.

    The violet formula neutralizes yellow tones left from pigment residue after bleaching or lightening, and brightens your hair without drying it out (in fact it doubles as a deep conditioner) — all in just five minutes.

    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 for $24.95.

    See how a v similar purple shampoo works in "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo".

    11. Or! Spritz on some John Freida lightening spray to gradually brighten blonde hair without the need for drastic bleaching. It'll lighten your hair up to ~two shades~ thanks to a blend of citrus and chamomile — and leave your mane damage-free.

    Promising review: "OMG, I never write reviews, but this product has given me SO much joy! I have been coloring my hair for 30 years and I always hate sitting in the salon, the chemicals, and the bill! I needed to get my hair done (full foil highlights) and my two regular hairdressers were not free, so I went online to do some research. Every reviewer loved this product so I decided to try it. Four morning spritzes later, and my hair looked like I just got out of the salon! I use a couple sprays every couple weeks, and I haven't been back to the salon for months! This is a seriously cool product! You don't need too much, but if you get any brassiness, you can use the John Frieda purple shampoo ($8.19)." —Lisa Mchugh

    Get it from Amazon for $7.36.

    To learn more, check out "John Frieda's $7 Lightening Spray For Blonder Hair Is Cheap, But Has Impressive Results".

    12. Switch to an all-natural dry shampoo that's formulated to perfectly match brunette hair (so long, annoying white streaks) AND add major volume in-between washes so it seems like we totally shower every day. Its vegan formula is a lot more gentle than sprays, and will ~treat~ your hair instead of simply masking an oily scalp.


    Its rice powder, kaolin clay, charcoal, cocoa, lavender and peppermint oil combo provide volume, absorb excess oil, and generally make it look like we haven't waited a full week to wash our hair.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dry shampoo!!! I teach yoga and core fusion (sweaty, awesome workouts) full-time and this helps me go two or three days without having to wash my hair. I have really long, dark brown hair and this blends perfectly into my scalp, absorbs excess oil, and best of all, gives me a ton of volume!!! At the end of day two, after teaching six to eight sweaty classes, I can put this in and my hair looks fabulous!" —Stephanie M. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    See what won best dry shampoos on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. Give your hair a break from hot tools 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.

    Taylor Miller / Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Get a headwrap from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 22 styles).

    Check out a full tutorial in "8 Head Wrap Cheat Sheets If You Don't Know How To Tie Them".

    14. Promote natural hair growth with castor oil, aka an easy, all-natural way to restore a fuller mane. It's rich in vitamins and fatty acids to balance your scalp's pH levels (goodbye, itchiness), which in turn will lead to soft, healthy tresses.

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try a hair-growing product to bring my hair back. I read online and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growth, 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. My hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96.

    15. Keep a set of coil hair ties ~on hand~ that'll not only cut hair creases out of your life, but treat your tresses much more gently than traditional elastic bands. It can hold even heavy hair, won't pull on ponytails (goodbye, headaches), and prevent breakage.


    Promising review: "I really love these hair ties! They hold your hair efficiently without pulling or causing a headache. They also do not leave a crease in your hair, and they come out easily. So far they have gone back to their original shape each time, even though I stretch them out when they are in my hair." —P. McKinney

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. Wash natural hair once every seven to ten days to avoid drying out. If you find your hair is actually more on the oily side, switch to washing it twice a week.

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    17. And when you DO wash your natural hair, use strictly curl-specializing formulas like a Head and Shoulders cowash. Its blend of tangerine, coconut oil, and castor oil detangle and condition, while gently cleansing your scalp. So long frizz, hellooooo definition.

    Jenny Chang / Via via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I chose it because after a harsh winter and a vacation in the sun, my scalp is very dry and my hair pretty stressed. I applied it after shampooing and let it sit on my scalp and hair for a few minutes. It rinsed out easily. My hair looks and feels well conditioned but not overly so. My scalp feels far less itchy. My hair shines and has no frizz or flyaways. It smells great too. I’m very impressed." —Quickbeam

    Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

    Check out more curly-haired favorites in "24 Natural Hair Products You Can Actually Afford".

    18. Hit the reset button on fried, over-processed manes with a dollop of L'Oréal repair treatment. Its blend of almond extracts and protein elixirs both strengthens your hair and protects it from further heat damage — it can even withstand bleaching! Talk about multitasking.

    ANDDD it mends split ends and restores shine. I am IMPRESSED.

    Promising review: "I noticed a difference in my hair as soon as I used it. My hair is just past my shoulders by three inches. It's wavy, but extremely dry and has been shedding a lot lately. So I was desperate to try something new before losing it all. It’s so thin now that it’s a real concern. Right after the first use, I’ve noticed that it is shiny, soft, and much easier to mange. And it's tangle free and has body without being weighed down. It’s nice and fluffy. I LOVE THIS STUFF." —Aragonme

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    19. Start a new vitamin regimen from Care/Of. You can even tailor your subscription to meet specific goals, like shinier hair. Their Glow Trio option includes biotin, astaxanthin, and sea buckthorn to strengthen and maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails!

    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!

    Start your subscription of Care/Of for $5+ per supplement per month.

    Or! Subscribe to their Glow Trio box for $19/month.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed editor's review "This Personalized Service Actually Makes Taking Your Vitamins A Fun Thing".

    20. Take a break from damaging hot tools and achieve effortless beach waves by simply putting your (slightly damp) hair in twists before bed. All it takes is some bobby pins at night and a little hairspray in the morning!

    Song Of Style

    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 ($3.99 on Amazon).

    Check out the full tutorial from Song of Style for the full "No Heat Beach Waves Tutorial"!

    21. 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 had a dry, flaking scalp for about a year now (pretty much started when I was pregnant and hadn’t gone away). 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).

    22. Take matters into your own hands by using HerStyler hair repair serum to treat fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of your fingers.

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads-up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Say This Serum *Actually* Has Helped Their Dry And Frizzy Hair".

    23. 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).

    Lauren Zaser / Justine Zwiebel / Via BuzzFeed Life

    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!

    What you'll need: hair ties ($3.46 on Amazon) and styling serum ($9.89 on Amazon).

    For the full tutorial, check out "This Braided Bun Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Wet Hair".

    24. Prevent midnight breakage with a satin pillowcase. Not only will you feel like royalty, but you'll also naturally wake up with frizz-free hair, thanks to a total lack of pulling and tangling.


    Promising review: "These are the best satin pillow cases I have ever bought! They're inexpensive and wonderful!! I bought these to keep my curly hair frizz-free and easier to refresh in the morning with little work. I am extremely satisfied with these pillow cases. The material is so soft and keeps my hair frizz-free so I wake up with beautiful curls. They're also easy to clean." —It's Me VC

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes standard–king and 13 colors).

    25. Identify your ~hair type~ so you can better shop for specific products that have you in mind. For example, Shea Moisture styling cream is a great tool for defining natural, curly hair. However! John Frieda voluminous shampoo and conditioner is better for giving fine, straight hair more shape.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review (for the John Frieda shampoo and conditioner): "After finishing the whole container of this shampoo, I have to say WOW. My hair is noticeably fuller without being coarse or rough. It is soft, shiny, holds better, and seems healthy! I was paying a fortune for other products that initially worked, but would eventually weigh my hair down into coarse, stick-like cartoon hair. This shampoo does a much better job at a fraction of the price." —Lori

    Get them from Amazon: Shea Moisture styling cream for $9.49 and John Frieda volumizing shampoo and conditioner for $5.81+ each.

    For more helpful tips, check out "A Pro Hairstylist Gave Us Curly Hair Makeovers And A Bunch Of Really Good Tips We Can Actually Use".

    26. Confront bleach and coloring damage ~head on~ with a cult-favorite at-home Olaplex 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.

    Interestingly 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 was dealing with frizzy, dehydrated locks from a recent session with a stylist that did not use Olaplex throughout her processing. I waited to wash my hair after I received this product. It's ridiculous how great this product is. I could feel the softness as I was rinsing it out. I had soft and touchable locks with less brassy, cooler tones throughout. I am now only open to booking appointments with professionals who use Olaplex with their processes. I would rather pay a little extra than deal with the heartbreak of gummy ends and hair that feels and looks like straw." —AC

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    To learn more, check out "This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People".

    27. 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.

    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!

    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 pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    to learn more, check out "Give Your Hair A Break From The Heat And Try These Amazing Curling Rods".

    28. End your hair's ~dry spell~ by treating thirsty strands with some Verb hair oil. Its blend of Moringa oil and essential nutrients smooth frizz, fight humidity, and promote bouncy, healthy tresses no matter how many mornings you use a straightener. Fried hair is no longer in our vocabulary.

    I have this myself and I love it! My hair is naturally frizzy, especially my ends, and this instantly smooths everything out. When I use it for *all* my hair (not just my split-ends), it makes my tresses so flippin' glossy and stays straight and frizz-free all day. And yes it's expensive — but you only need a little bit each day!

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my hair game. I have excessively bleached hair, but this stuff has returned it to a soft, healthy, and silky feeling. I run two to three pumps of this oil through my damp hair (I have long, thick hair), and work it into the bleached parts. I also add more before curling my hair to protect it from heat damage. The amount you get for the price is astonishing, considering most hair oils give you less product for like twice as much. Buy it: works great, smells great, and feels great." —Eva

    Get it from Sephora for $16.

    29. 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.


    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.

    For more tips, check out "14 Charts Anyone Who Sucks At Hair Will Appreciate".

    30. 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.

    Bek O' Connell / BuzzFeed

    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. 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)." —SHANNON FRASER

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review (#1) in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products We're Currently Obsessing Over".

    31. 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." —JK

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

    32. 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.


    What you'll need: extra-thick hair ties ($7.99 on Amazon) and hairspray ($3.97 on Amazon).

    Check out the full tutorial in "1 Woman + 11 Hairstyles".

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

    Argan oil does it all: tames frizz, adds shine, and restores silky hair. You can even use it on your face to even out your skin tone!

    Promising review: "I only got this argan oil last night, but when I woke up and saw the results in my hair overnight I had to review it. My hair has been DRY and lacking texture the last few years since I started dyeing it. This made me super sad, because I can remember how heathy and textured it used to be and no product could ever quite rejuvenate it back to its pre-salon days. I've emptied countless bottles of hair masks, deep conditioners, expensive oils, you name it. In just one use I am already so thrilled to see a glimpse what my hair used to look like. I can't wait to see the longterm results!" —Susie Muth

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45.

    34. Restore damaged strands with a super easy DIY hair mask. It only requires TWO ingredients: honey (to moisturize and feed your tresses natural antioxidants) and baby oil. Yep, you read that right. It's gentle, hydrating, and already softens the skin — so why not the hair?

    Advice From A Twenty Something

    This tutorial uses Johnson's shae and cocoa butter baby oil gel, because it's *extra* soothing and moisturizing.

    What you'll need: 1/2 cup honey ($3.71 on Amazon), 1/4 cup baby oil ($10.99 on Amazon), 1/4 cup warm water.

    Or if that sounds like too much work, get a popular argan oil hair mask from Amazon for $12.50.

    Check out more from Advice From a Twenty Something for the full "DIY Hair Mask For Dry, Damaged Hair" tutorial.

    35. 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.

    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.

    36. Put your hair worries to rest by finding the right hairdo to sleep in. One of the easiest ways? Wear a satin bonnet to bed to protect your hair from frizzing overnight, even if you toss and turn 'til sunrise.

    Naturally Curly

    Promising review: "I have long hair that's super curly and after 26 years of life, I finally mastered styling my hair with the help of Devacurl products. The only problem I had was not being able to maintain my style overnight. I would have to wake up and start the wash, condition, gel, and diffuse process all over again. This bonnet not only fit my big hair, but it stayed in place all night as I slept. The next morning my hair was soft, curls intact, and frizz minimized." —online shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (available in 11 colors).

    For more tips, check out Naturally Curly for "Five Ways To Sleep Without Ruining Your Curls".

    You and your hair from now on:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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