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27 Holy Grail Hair Products That Actually Work

Recommended because you saw the difference!

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell is which hair product was truly life-changing. Here are their recommendations!

1. The Tangle Teezer hairbrush that's made for easy combing.

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"I️ have a Tangle Teezer hairbrush. It’s untangled every knot I’ve ever had, saving my hair from a chopping-off multiple times."

ritai5

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

2. Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Serum to keep your hair frizz-free.

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"I use Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Serum when my hair is wet. It keeps your hair completely frizz-free and almost tangle-free for three-ish days (I have fine, damaged, bleached hair) and if you straighten it, it keeps it perfectly smooth with no fly always and super soft for at least a day. If you curl it, it keeps the curls looking fresh all day long. Even if you put your hair up temporarily, the curls stay."

ashleybrusko

Get it from Ulta for $24.

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3. Bedhead Dumb Blonde Purple Toning shampoo that helps rid any unwanted orange coloring.

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"Bedhead Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo is a richly pigmented shampoo that I use 2-3 times a week to keep my ends as icy as my soul. Bonus: it actually lathers quite luxuriously, unlike other sulfate-free shampoos. Now I just need to figure out how to rule the Seven Kingdoms while battling an army of White Walkers." —bschmails

Get it from Amazon for $11.71.

4. Big Shampoo from Lush to give you the volume of your dreams.

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"Big Shampoo from Lush. I have very oily, thick, long, straight hair and this shampoo helps to keep it manageable. It keeps it shiny, non-oily, and voluminous when it so easily gets weighed down, and it smells amazing! And of course, it’s cruelty free, which is very important to me!"

shelbys4fa2728e6

Get it from Lush for $29.95.

5. Pantene Gold series that keeps your hair shiny and healthy.

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"I have really thick curly hair and a bad habit of straightening it often! Pantene Gold (the shampoo, conditioner, and butter cremè) have done wonders for my hair. No matter how much I've been straightening my hair, it always brings my curls back to life. I can keep the curls neat for a couple of days when using these products. It also keeps my hair really soft." —alexiabby

Get it from Amazon starting at $4.79.

6. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to make your hair look bouncy as hell.

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"Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. Hands down. I have thin, fine, and damaged hair and this is amazing as dry shampoo. It also adds volume. Worth every penny."

lisas4edb2acb1

Get it from Amazon for $22.

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7. Ghost Oil by Verb that helps tame your mane.

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"Ghost Oil by Verb for frizzy hair! Before I started using it, my my hair was always a frizzy and puffy mess. Now I use one pump after every shower and it stays mostly calm — depending on what I do — until I wash it again."

janef40544d975

Get it from Sephora for $16.

8. The One shampoo and conditioner by Kristen Ess that gives you the perfect wash.

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"I swear by Kristen Ess 'The One' signature shampoo and conditioner set. It makes my thick hair sooo soft and manageable without weighing it down or making it frizzy. And it smells amazing!"

ravendor89

Get it from Target for $9.99.

9. L'Oreal Quick Blue Powder Bleach that helps reduce breakage and damage.

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"L'Oreal Quick Blue bleach and developer. I'm half Asian, but I really love having blonde and/or colorful hair. I know it's best to go the the salon, but I don't really have the time or money to do that all the time. I used to use box dye blonde colors and while they lightened my hair okay, they fried my hair to the point where I just had to cut it all off. Quick Blue has never done me wrong. Yes, it's still damaging, but it's effective and in my experience, no worse than the salon. Even when my stylist used Olaplex, I didn't see much less damage than good ol' Quick Blue."

rvchong

Get it from Amazon for $18.33.

10. Aveda's Shampure Dry Shampoo that helps keep the oil away.

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"Sprinkle it on before bed! Best dry shampoo I’ve ever used!" —katiem4493674a4

Get it from Nordstrom for $31.

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11. Kenra Blow Dry Spray that helps cut back on your drying time.

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"Kenra Blow dry spray. It cuts blow dry time in half! It smells so good and fresh and gives the hair bounce and shine. 100% couldn't live without it!"

mherndon0331

Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

12. Biosilk Silk Therapy Original that gives you a flawless blow dry.

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"Biosilk Silk Therapy Original has changed my life. I have very thick curly hair and this stuff gives me the blowout of my dreams. Just put it on after a shower and use a round brush. Silky results every time."

alexs40fb3adf4

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

13. Not Your Mother's Deja Vu 'do Style Extender that keeps your hair looking first-day fresh.

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"Not Your Mother's Deja Vu 'do. It's a spray that helps repel dirt and oil so your hair stays cleaner longer! You put it on wet hair before you blow dry and if you have oily hair that you can't bring yourself to wash every day, this is a lifesaver!"

carolynsikes

Get it from Amazon for $6.

14. Lush's Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar that helps keep your hair healthy.

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"I'm a swimmer and a water polo player year-round, and I practice four to eight times a week. I've tried all kinds of chlorine shampoos, dandruff shampoos — everything! This shampoo bar is the only thing I've found that gets the chlorine right out AND leaves my hair soft at the end. Bonus points for the fact that it smells fantastic, but not too strong, and it lasts absolutely forever! One bar lasted me six months. To be fair, I do have very short hair, but it's still amazing. I recommend it to anyone who's regularly in a pool or has dry hair. 10/10!"

momentumjump

Get it from Lush for $10.95.

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15. Deva Curl Set It Free.

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"This is the greatest product I own! I didn’t appreciate it fully until I survived a winter in the cold northeast. This spray cuts the time needed to diffuse my thick curly hair from almost 20 minutes to less than 10!" —torinicolet

Get it from Sephora for $22.

16. Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner that helps give you long, luscious hair.

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"I love using this sooooo much because it definitely makes my hair grow faster, but it also comes out thicker, shinier, and stronger. I had really thin and oily hair but using this really regulated the hair oil and created strong and luscious hair from then on. Definitely not much of a splurge, so worth it!" —dolphine222

Get the set from Amazon for $12.43.

17. Queen Bee from Lush that helps repair damaged hair.

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"It’s a hair balm that has helped bring my hair back from years of constant bleaching and coloring. I recently started letting my natural color grow out and I use this almost every day. It smells great and helps keep my hair moisturized, especially during the dry Colorado winters!" —shannonc21

Get it from Lush for $16.95.

18. Hask Argan Oil that promotes strong and shiny hair.

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"Hask Argan Oil is the only thing in my hair routine that never changes. It keeps my frizzy, curly, crazy long hair in check no matter what other products I use. I’ve waited my whole life for my hair to shine like this!"

daras44be30929

Get it from Amazon for $10.46.

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19. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product that helps hair grow long and strong.

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"My mom wouldn't let me cut my hair as a child and I had naturally curly hair down to my waist. Once I was a ~teenager~ I cut it all off. I'm talking pixie cut. I instantly regretted it and have been growing my hair for over 10 years now because of that stupid decision. I started using its a 10 about four or five years ago and my hair growth doubled if not tripled. My hair is now to the small of my back and I thank It's a 10."

dovakhiindonuts

Get it from Amazon for $26.68.

20. Olaplex Hair Perfector that helps reverse signs of hair damage.

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"It’s a miracle worker. I’ve been bleaching my hair and dyeing it purple for two years and nothing has brought my hair back to life except Olaplex. Plus it smells really good."

kendallb49cc2bb96

Get it from Sephora for $28.

21. Theorie Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum that helps keep dandruff away.

"I've used this and only this for the last six months. I have normally horrid dandruff and extra greasy hair, but this is SO lightweight. I use it as my leave-in, and it smells amazing. My hair is super soft. I can tell when I forget to put it all over my hair. I've even put drops in my conditioner!"—jeng464a0db2dGet it from Amazon for $25.
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"I've used this and only this for the last six months. I have normally horrid dandruff and extra greasy hair, but this is SO lightweight. I use it as my leave-in, and it smells amazing. My hair is super soft. I can tell when I forget to put it all over my hair. I've even put drops in my conditioner!"

jeng464a0db2d

Get it from Amazon for $25.

22. Living Proof’s Perfecting Spray that gives you a stunning blow dry every time.

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Living Proof’s Perfecting Spray is a lifesaver for anyone with dry hair! I use it every time I wash my hair. When my hair dries it makes my hair so smooth, silky, and shiny. I’ve bleached me hair so many times and this spray is a miracle!

alexandriac4c3ff20bc

Get it from Sephora for $29.

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23. Moroccan Oil to give you smooth, soft hair.

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"It's magic, I swear by it! It transforms my hair from frizzy to silky. I can use it wet or dry, and it doesn't weigh down my hair. Plus, it smells amazing. Well worth the splurge!"

lindsayv4345a0e55

Get it from Sephora for $34.

24. L'anza Healing Volume Thickening shampoo and conditioner that helps promote fullness and thickness.

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"I have PCOS and was losing hair like crazy. I mean, I was actually going noticeably bald on the top of my head. It was awful, and it made me feel really bad about myself. No woman wants to go bald. Nothing I tried worked at all, and I thought I was going to have to wear a wig for the rest of my life — I was only 33 at the time. Then, about a year ago, my stylist introduced me to L'anza Healing Volume Thickening shampoo and conditioner and everything changed. My hair grew back you guys! While it's not as thick as it once was and may never be, you can't tell anymore that I was balding at all, and my hair is much healthier than ever before. I am no longer wig shopping! And I plan on using this product for the rest of my life. For ladies with PCOS, or any condition that may be causing baldness, I highly recommend L'anza and their thickening products. Sincerely a life saver for me and my self-esteem! I'm so thankful to my stylist for suggesting this to me."

mrsh810

Get it from Amazon for $28.

25. Ouai Hair Oil that works as a heat protectant.

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"I have really dark and kinda thick wavy hair that’s often dry from heat styling. This oil is lightweight, smells amazing, and works really well as a heat protectant. It makes my hair really soft, manageable, and smooth without weighing it down.

meganf21

Get it from Sephora for $28.

26. Deva Curl Supercream so you always have a good hair day.

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"Deva Curl Supercream. It’s amazing. Before finding this product I had used two to three different products for my hair to look good. Now I use just the supercream because it makes my curls look great. It provides moisture, plus it has no harsh ingredients.

kimbo929

Get it from Amazon for $16.94.

27. Castor oil that helps hair grow faster and healthier.

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"Omg, it makes your hair grow quick and thick! Literally cannot praise this oil enough. I was sick of my ends always breaking off, so my hairdresser told me to apply castor oil from root to tip half an hour to an hour before washing my hair, and it has made a huge difference. My normally slow-growing hair has grown 3 inches in the last 2 months."

lizzien449a7047c

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

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