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21 Amazing Hair Products That Changed Our Readers Lives In 2016

Mane picks.

Finding the perfect hair products and tools can be real work, so we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share some of their absolute faves that they tried this year. See if there are any on here you wanna try in the new year.

1. Biosilk Silk Therapy

"BioSilk Silk Therapy makes my thin, dry, tangly hair manageable and soft, and it smells amazing! I use a tiny bit after towel drying and before blow drying. You only need a tiny bit, too, so it lasts a long time!" —michelleh43640558bGet it here for $27.
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"BioSilk Silk Therapy makes my thin, dry, tangly hair manageable and soft, and it smells amazing! I use a tiny bit after towel drying and before blow drying. You only need a tiny bit, too, so it lasts a long time!" —michelleh43640558b

Get it here for $27.

2. WeMo Switch Smart Plug

"My amazing husband bought me a WeMo Switch that I can turn on or off with an app on my phone. Now I am always 100% sure that my flat iron is off when I leave the house. I can control it from anywhere! Also, my InStyler Rotating Iron. I have coarse, thick, naturally curly, and frizzy hair. This straightens without robbing me of body and bounce—two things us southern ladies MUST have!" —natoshabeeGet it here for $49.99.
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"My amazing husband bought me a WeMo Switch that I can turn on or off with an app on my phone. Now I am always 100% sure that my flat iron is off when I leave the house. I can control it from anywhere! Also, my InStyler Rotating Iron. I have coarse, thick, naturally curly, and frizzy hair. This straightens without robbing me of body and bounce—two things us southern ladies MUST have!" —natoshabee

Get it here for $49.99.

3. Lush Fairly Traded Honey

"Fairly Traded Honey from Lush Cosmetics! I switched about four months ago and couldn’t be happier with how soft my hair is. The honey acts as a moisturizer, and it really helps with dry, split ends. The formula is entirely self-preserving and made with natural ingredients, including real honey!" —jenib41c9838b1Get it here for $21.95.
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"Fairly Traded Honey from Lush Cosmetics! I switched about four months ago and couldn’t be happier with how soft my hair is. The honey acts as a moisturizer, and it really helps with dry, split ends. The formula is entirely self-preserving and made with natural ingredients, including real honey!" —jenib41c9838b1

Get it here for $21.95.

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4. Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring

"I don’t get headaches from wearing my hair in a ponytail anymore, and they don’t leave a crease when I take my hair down. They are the best and only ponytail holders I want to use anymore." —marie2311Get them here for $8.
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"I don’t get headaches from wearing my hair in a ponytail anymore, and they don’t leave a crease when I take my hair down. They are the best and only ponytail holders I want to use anymore." —marie2311

Get them here for $8.

5. Head and Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo

"I have the worst oily hair. I can wash it at 6 a.m. and by 1 p.m. that same afternoon my hair can look like I haven't washed it in two days. I've tried every shampoo I could find, even some very expensive ones, and they did nothing for me. Then I found Head and Shoulders Oil Control! My hair now looks clean throughout the day and even into part of the next day." —Kristin Johnston, FacebookGet it here for $4.49.
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"I have the worst oily hair. I can wash it at 6 a.m. and by 1 p.m. that same afternoon my hair can look like I haven't washed it in two days. I've tried every shampoo I could find, even some very expensive ones, and they did nothing for me. Then I found Head and Shoulders Oil Control! My hair now looks clean throughout the day and even into part of the next day." —Kristin Johnston, Facebook

Get it here for $4.49.

6. Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color

"It's vegan and natural, meaning you get the effect of 'regular' hair dye without damaging your hair! It comes in any color from white to black, pastels, and darker colors. Plus if you want to wash it out quickly, wash your hair with Head & Shoulders one or two times, and tada! I know this has been out for a while, but I only discovered it some time ago!" —Marianne Dulck, FacebookGet it here for $13.99.
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"It's vegan and natural, meaning you get the effect of 'regular' hair dye without damaging your hair! It comes in any color from white to black, pastels, and darker colors. Plus if you want to wash it out quickly, wash your hair with Head & Shoulders one or two times, and tada! I know this has been out for a while, but I only discovered it some time ago!" —Marianne Dulck, Facebook

Get it here for $13.99.

7. Evalectric Classic Styler

"Buying my Evalectric flat iron was one of the best moments in my hair’s life. With its ceramic plates, it dries better than a blow dryer and can curl the straightest hair! Ten out of ten, I would buy it again. I got mine from a mall kiosk, but the website sells a lot of different colors starting at $125." —abosolutelyinsanegeekGet it here, $125-$250.
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"Buying my Evalectric flat iron was one of the best moments in my hair’s life. With its ceramic plates, it dries better than a blow dryer and can curl the straightest hair! Ten out of ten, I would buy it again. I got mine from a mall kiosk, but the website sells a lot of different colors starting at $125." —abosolutelyinsanegeek

Get it here, $125-$250.

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8. Instyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush

"My hair is so thick, it would take me over an hour to straighten it and it wouldn’t even last. I started using this straightening brush and I’m done in less than half the time, and it lasts all day!" —jonia488d1346fGet it here for $59.99.
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"My hair is so thick, it would take me over an hour to straighten it and it wouldn’t even last. I started using this straightening brush and I’m done in less than half the time, and it lasts all day!" —jonia488d1346f

Get it here for $59.99.

9. It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask

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"Leave It's a 10 Hair Mask in wet hair for at least five minutes and rinse it out. It’s a game changer, y’all. Trust me! Your thick/curly hair will thank you." —alyssab4eeb7f267

Get it here for $30.

10. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Lightening Shampoo

"John Frieda shampoo for blondes is the best shampoo I ever used! I could never find a shampoo that left my hair feeling great. Other shampoos left my hair oily and greasy. I recommend this shampoo for any type of blonde hair!" —reillyv4b10eaa9aGet it here for $9.99.
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"John Frieda shampoo for blondes is the best shampoo I ever used! I could never find a shampoo that left my hair feeling great. Other shampoos left my hair oily and greasy. I recommend this shampoo for any type of blonde hair!" —reillyv4b10eaa9a

Get it here for $9.99.

11. Burly Bands

"BURLY BANDS! No more constantly readjusting my ponytail, and I can finally take a hair tie out without a fistful of hair wrapped around it. Those things stretch and hold, and they don’t pull your hair to painful points." —curlydollyGet them here for $10.99.
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"BURLY BANDS! No more constantly readjusting my ponytail, and I can finally take a hair tie out without a fistful of hair wrapped around it. Those things stretch and hold, and they don’t pull your hair to painful points." —curlydolly

Get them here for $10.99.

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12. Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo

"Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo is a must-have for anyone with naturally dark hair that's been lightened to any degree. Plus, it smells like heaven." —cynthias4550f7393Get it here for $16.
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"Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo is a must-have for anyone with naturally dark hair that's been lightened to any degree. Plus, it smells like heaven." —cynthias4550f7393

Get it here for $16.

13. The Wet Brush

"The Wet Brush is the most amazing brush! It doesn’t pull hair and leave little children, or you, crying. I have tried other detangle brushes and none have worked as well as this one." —reillyv4b10eaa9aGet it here for $8.29.
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"The Wet Brush is the most amazing brush! It doesn’t pull hair and leave little children, or you, crying. I have tried other detangle brushes and none have worked as well as this one." —reillyv4b10eaa9a

Get it here for $8.29.

14. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

"I’ve been struggling with frizzy and flyaway hair, but Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Serum does wonders. My hair is flawless now!" —rubydoodlesGet it here for $8.93.
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"I’ve been struggling with frizzy and flyaway hair, but Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Serum does wonders. My hair is flawless now!" —rubydoodles

Get it here for $8.93.

15. Alterna Caviar 10-In-1 CC Hair Cream

"I swear by Alterna Caviar CC Cream now. I have a lot of fine hair and I get split ends easily. This allows me to keep my hair really long the way I like it, without being embarrassed about fraying ends. This has been a life-saver and prolongs the amount of time in between haircuts." —katyh46f309345
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"I swear by Alterna Caviar CC Cream now. I have a lot of fine hair and I get split ends easily. This allows me to keep my hair really long the way I like it, without being embarrassed about fraying ends. This has been a life-saver and prolongs the amount of time in between haircuts." —katyh46f309345

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16. Turbie Twist Super-Absorbent Hair Towel

"Honestly, the best thing in the world is having one of those twisty turban towels to do the heavy lifting on drying my hair before I hit it with the dryer. Having thin, fragile hair, I like to reduce how much I have to mess with it. Getting it 60% dry helps a ton!" —oliviad4ecb21c79Get it here for $8.59.
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"Honestly, the best thing in the world is having one of those twisty turban towels to do the heavy lifting on drying my hair before I hit it with the dryer. Having thin, fragile hair, I like to reduce how much I have to mess with it. Getting it 60% dry helps a ton!" —oliviad4ecb21c79

Get it here for $8.59.

17. N’Rage Demi-Permanent Hair Color

"I use N’Rage Demi-Permanent Hair Color religiously on the one peekaboo piece of blue I have in my hair, and I LOVE it! It’s ready to use, right out of the bottle, and is super easy to apply. I have it in Twisted Teal, and it stays for a good two months—as long as you don’t use a harsh shampoo (I use J.R. Liggett’s shampoo bar). My hairdresser even commented on it, asking what dye I used and where she could get it. Seriously, this shit is beyond great!" —katiea20Get it here for $12.50.
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"I use N’Rage Demi-Permanent Hair Color religiously on the one peekaboo piece of blue I have in my hair, and I LOVE it! It’s ready to use, right out of the bottle, and is super easy to apply. I have it in Twisted Teal, and it stays for a good two months—as long as you don’t use a harsh shampoo (I use J.R. Liggett’s shampoo bar). My hairdresser even commented on it, asking what dye I used and where she could get it. Seriously, this shit is beyond great!" —katiea20

Get it here for $12.50.

18. Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner

"Kinky-Curly Knot Today is the best thing ever. After you shampoo and condition your hair, put this in it and comb through with a detangle comb. No need to struggle with combing while conditioning." —jazminnfGet it here for $12.20.
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"Kinky-Curly Knot Today is the best thing ever. After you shampoo and condition your hair, put this in it and comb through with a detangle comb. No need to struggle with combing while conditioning." —jazminnf

Get it here for $12.20.

19. Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray

"Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray cut my 20-minutes of blow dry time down to 10, and it leaves no residue. I love this stuff!" —stephanien468b53e52Get it here for $13.67.
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"Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray cut my 20-minutes of blow dry time down to 10, and it leaves no residue. I love this stuff!" —stephanien468b53e52

Get it here for $13.67.

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20. Marc Anthony Argan Oil Conditioning Treatment

"My hair is very dry because of over processing, but this bad boy is wonderful!" —lawrenmGet it here for $7.99.
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"My hair is very dry because of over processing, but this bad boy is wonderful!" —lawrenm

Get it here for $7.99.

21. Shea Moisture Purification Masque

"Shea Moisture Purifcation Masque has changed my hair this year. I got it around March and can't get enough of it. I use a lot of heat-styling tools, and my hair looked very dull, dry and a bit frizzy. This masque made it look so good; I swear by it now. I have very long black hair and I get compliments all the time. Some people think my hair looks fake or like a wig, but no, it’s my real amazing hair." —DramaBombGet it here for $12.99.
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"Shea Moisture Purifcation Masque has changed my hair this year. I got it around March and can't get enough of it. I use a lot of heat-styling tools, and my hair looked very dull, dry and a bit frizzy. This masque made it look so good; I swear by it now. I have very long black hair and I get compliments all the time. Some people think my hair looks fake or like a wig, but no, it’s my real amazing hair." —DramaBomb

Get it here for $12.99.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GOOD HAIR DAYS FROM HERE FORWARD!

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