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    29 Hair Products To Help Fix Common Hair And Scalp Problems

    A color-depositing conditioner, flexible curling rods, and more things that'll help make your hair and scalp problems *poof* disappear.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This wide-tooth detangling comb works through annoying knots without pulling, pain, or bunching. It has small rounded teeth that make combing wet hair a breeze, so you don't have to spend so much time prepping your strands for styling.

    Reviewer uses detangling comb to work out knots in their reddish brown hair

    Promising review: "If you're looking for an awesome detangling comb, I definitely recommend this! Let me tell you, this comb is magic! It detangles very easily and quickly and doesn't hurt at all! It normally takes me about five minutes to detangle with my fingers and this comb did it in seconds!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in seven colors and two-packs).

    2. These flexible curling rods help you create beautiful curls without using hot styling tools. Leave these rods overnight and take them out in the morning for ah-mazing "I just went to the salon" hair.

    Promising review: "I have thick 4c hair and I love this set. 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. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight and then I get my curls in the morning." —Marisa Fields-Williams

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. Ethique Sustainable Shampoo Bar soothes your itchy scalp and strengthens strands with kiwifruit oil, coconut oil, and neem oil. It also doesn't come in a plastic bottle, so you can be a little more sustainable whenever you wash your hair.

    model uses Ethique shampoo bar to lather up hair in shower

    Promising review: "I found Ethique’s products when searching for a solid shampoo, and I’m in love! They offer many different options of both shampoo and conditioner to fit your personal hair needs, and they work even better than I had hoped. I also love that they’re eco-friendly because I’m not discarding all those plastic bottles anymore." —Virginia Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $15.66 (available in seven scents).

    4. This Pura D'Or Anti-Thinning Shampoo is packed with biotin and a DHT herbal blend to minimize hair loss and damage. More than 6K reviewers claim this formula has helped reduce breakage, thinning, and dryness.

    on left, reviewer's head with thinning hair. on right, same reviewer's head with more hair after using shampoo above

    Promising review: "It is incredible just how good this shampoo is. I had used it after an unfortunate incident with hair coloring that damaged and altered my hair, leading to a significant hair loss. It worked wonders. I used it faithfully and experienced rapid hair growth and my thickness came back. Fast-forward a couple years. And now I am in perimenopause and my hair is just not the same. Started using Purador again, the results are so amazing I just ordered another bottle and I am never going back to drugstore shampoos! Love, love, love this product! " —MissValTat2

    Get it from Amazon for $29.09.

    5. Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Mask leaves your curls soft, smooth, and hydrated without weighing them down. Created for 3a–4c curl types, this lightweight conditioner is packed with super-fruit oils that help minimize dryness and lock in moisture.

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    Bread Beauty Supply is a woman-owned business known for their amazing haircare lineup. You'll find hair masks, scalp treatments, and more products that'll make your routine more enjoyable.

    My colleague Kayla Boyd swears by this deep conditioner and said: "I recently started using Bread products and I really love how lightweight and easy they are to use. Since I have mixed textured hair that's been frequently dyed, it tends to get very dry. After using this deep conditioner my hair felt so much better and softer. In addition to that, the smell is A-MA-ZING. Definitely one of my new favorite washday products." Read more of her Bread Beauty Supply review.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this Hair Mask for a couple of months now, and I am honestly impressed! I have 'type 4' natural hair that is low in porosity. In the last decade I have tried a myriad of deep conditioners to nourish my dry, and fine strands. This one absolutely delivers! I love the whipped texture of the product. This mask delivers an extremely nourishing, conditioning, and luxurious experience to my strands! I’m sold on it!" —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Bread Beauty Supply or Sephora for $28.

    6. This Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver gives you gorgeous beachy waves, even if you have, like, zero skill with a blow-dryer or curling iron. Boost shine and keep your hair flyaway free with this great styling tool, which has tourmaline ceramic technology and 30 different heat settings.

    Promising review: "OK, I love this thing so much. My hair is down to my chest and I love to curl it, but have zero patience to do so. This is very easy to use and makes my hair look great, as well as cuts curling time in half. I've already had two friends ask me what I used to curl my hair and one ordered it for herself and I gifted one to my other friend." —Marianne R. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    7. FoxyBae Blomance Rose Gold Hair Dryer gets your 'do dry in no time by breaking down H2O molecules. This baby has three speeds and three temperature control settings that'll make you look like you received a professional blowout.

    model holds black and rose gold FoxyBae hair dryer in hand

    Promising review: "This hair dryer is amazing! I have tried every high-end hair dryer out there and this is the best. It makes my hair fuller and smoother. Looks like I had a professional blowout every time I use it. It’s a little heavy to hold, but definitely worth it because the result is incredible." —Gail Kibler

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    8. This color-depositing conditioner prevents you from spending lots of money on salon appointments to upkeep your 'do. It's semipermanent and helps boost the vibrancy of color-treated strands every time you wash your hair.

    Promising review: "I recently took the red hair plunge and I was prepared to deal with the constant upkeep because red hair fades so quickly, but then I found this and it’s unbelievably good! I got Copper and it’s perfect on my 6rc hair. I use it as a deep conditioner like once a week and the color stays so vibrant. I don’t have to use freezing water every time I wash my hair, thank god! I tried using it like the directions said, but I felt like my hair didn’t get ‘clean,’ so I don’t use it like a shampoo, but the color, smell, and results are amazing and I highly recommend it." —beautypot

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in two sizes and 19 colors).

    9. These colorful athletic headbands keep hair out of your face whenever you're ~working up a sweat~, aka running around the block or lifting weights in your living room. No more strands falling out of place when you're deep into your exercise session.,

    Promising review: "These are great for running! They stay put in my hair and absorb the sweat before it drips all down my face. After a summer run they are saturated and I could wring them out (if I wanted: gross!). They wash easily and I haven’t noticed any stretching out. Definitely recommend." —Kera E

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (one size fits all).

    10. Living Proof Phd Dry Shampoo extends your hair style and removes excess oil, odor, and sweat from strands. Your hair will look (and feel) so good again, especially in between washes. Day two (or three) hair is going strong!

    Promising review: "This is the best dry shampoo I've found. I have super-fine hair that tends to flatten out and look greasy if I don't wash every day. This helps me stretch it to a second day easily and sometimes a third. It doesn't leave any residue, and I feel like it effectively makes my hair at least look cleaner. It fluffs it up a bit without having that really noticeable heavy feeling or excessive fluffiness that some dry shampoos leave." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.

    11. Kitsch Spiral Hair Ties make putting your hair up in a ponytail, bun, or braid a little easier. Its coiled shape helps prevent tangling and minimizes pressure on your strands, so you won't be saying "ouch!" next time you want to let your hair down.


    Promising review: "These are my new favorite hair ties! They are super comfy and do not pull your hair when you take them out. Also comfortable to wear on your wrist when they aren’t in your hair!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five different packs).

    12. Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer preps curly and wavy hair for styling. It helps shape curls and waves with organic aloe and wheat protein, so you'll have soft, shiny, and defined strands post-drying.


    Promising review: "I love this product for curly hair! I've struggled to find something that is healthy for my hair without all the chemicals that other products have. This gives my curls life!" —Aveda Customer

    Get it from Aveda for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    13. These colorful hair barrettes hold up hair and transform a boring 'do into something beautiful. Wear your hair up or down with these pretty accessories, which also work well for days when your bangs aren't cooperating and you want to pin them back.


    Promising review: "Super-cute pieces that are identical to the photos provided. The wide range of styles and designs make it so there is a perfect clip for every outfit. These don’t give me a headache and hold all my hair nicely. I have some thick and curly hair and these do a great job!" —Hannah Wells

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask deeply conditions thirsty strands and gives your dry, damaged hair a much needed moisture boost. You can finally get a soft mane again with this nourishing treatment that only takes a few minutes.


    Promising review: "I work in trades and my hair gets pretty bad under a hard hat, in heat, and crawling around in muck. This stuff entirely resolves that. I use it twice a week and my hair is always soft as heck afterwards, as well as I don’t have any problems with split ends these days. It smells nice and isn’t too greasy feeling; I would definitely recommend." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $28+ (available in three sizes).

    15. This detangling spray gently untangles stubborn knots that won't budge in your little one's hair. Just spritz a little on wet or dry strands and it'll comb right through tangled areas.

    the detangling spray in green container

    This formula is hypoallergenic and paraben free! 

    Promising review: "Our younger daughter has a very tender scalp and has always cried pitifully when it was time to brush her hair. For years, we kept her hair very short to help keep the pulling to a minimum, but when she decided that she wanted to grow her hair long like her big sister, we knew that we had to find something to help with the tangles. This product is a godsend. She sprays both her hair and the bristles of her brush before brushing and it helps keep the pulling to a minimum. Well worth the purchase price." —Sanguine

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.29.

    16. Nuele Hair Serum nourishes your hair with argan, clary sage, jojoba, moringa, and rosemary oils *and* protects it from hot tools, including curling irons, flat irons, and blow-dryers. Yes to a super smooth and silky 'do!


    Nuele is a Black-owned, woman-run haircare company known for their ethical supply chain. They aim to make the beauty industry more eco-friendly and source ingredients from female farmers.

    Promising review: "For years, I have searched for a hair product that can moisturize my hair while leaving it soft and silky. I stumbled upon Nuele hair serum and I cannot believe my luck. I use very little and I can feel the difference. Not only is this hair serum moisturizing my hair, it leaves my hair feeling soft and silky. I am relieved to have finally found the perfect hair product for my hair." —Nuele Customer

    Get it from Nuele for $34 (available in two sizes).

    17. This pack of clip-in hair extensions gives your hair a little more length without the commitment of a haircut. If your locks are on the shorter side or you really want to rock a longer ponytail, these synthetic strands will give you the 'do of your dreams.

    These hair extensions are heat-resistant up to 300ish degrees, so you can blow-dry, straighten, and curl them with the rest of your hair.

    Promising review: "Wow! These extensions are beautiful! So easy to put on (beginner here), color is amazing, curls are perfect, very thorough instructions. I didn't realize they were also including a comb, bonus hair band, extra fastener kit, and spray bottle for cleaning. I haven't tried it, but instructions say you can straighten these as well. I can't believe the price for what you get! Highly recommend." —Jamie H

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six lengths and 73 colors, some solid, some with highlights, and some with a balayage effect).

    18. This Revlon dual hair dryer and brush dries *and* styles your 'do at the same time. Its three heat settings will get to work on wet hair, while its rounded edges and an oval brush design increase volume and curl your ends.

    It also has a ceramic-coated barrel that acts as a shield against heat damage.

    Promising review: "I have super super curly hair and have never been able to find a tool like this to be beneficial to my hair. I read the reviews and ordered because I knew I could return if it wasn’t what I hoped it would be. Wow, I was totally shocked! I will never go without this. I was able to fully dry/'blow out' my hair in about 10 minutes and could have gone without even running a flat iron through it! It minimized the frizz and I had more volume than I’ve had in a lonnng time! Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed if you’re a curly girl. 😉" —Bailley

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in seven styles).

    19. Act+Acre Cold Processed Scalp Detox gently removes oil and flakes from your scalp. Its powerhouse formula of moringa oil, amaranth oil, baobab oil, and basil leaf will help leave your hair buildup free until your next appointment.


    Act+Acre is a woman-owned business known for their plant-based haircare goods, including scalp serums, conditioners, and dry shampoos.

    Promising review: "I’ve used this oil once and it def helped. It has a light scent similar to baby oil and the applicator is easy to use. My scalp was itchy and angry pre-application and after the 20-min soak time and a shower, my scalp felt soothed. Glad this product exists." —Act+Acre Customer

    Get it from Act+Acre for $33.60.

    20. This Hairizone universal hair diffuser provides you with a volume boost and defines curls when you're styling your hair. It fits on most hair dryers, too, making it easy to use whenever you want to take your look to the next level.


    Promising review: "Love this diffuser! It’s super easy to use, it fits both of my hair dryers (most importantly, my favorite hair dryer that has a wide nozzle), and does a great job on my curls. It hasn’t fallen off once and attaches and detaches like a champ. Every time I use it, I think, 'Man. This is a very well-designed product.' Get it. You’ll be happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in seven colors).

    21. These satin pillowcases help minimize breakage and let you actually start your day with gorgeous strands. If you're over waking up with frizzy hair every dang morning, swap your pillowcases with these gems made with material that won't absorb moisture.

    model sleeps on black satin pillowcase

    Promising review: "I have super curly hair, which can get frizzy, but this pillow helped a lot. I've only used it for one night so far, but this morning my hair was perfect when I woke up! My curls were super defined! Worth the money!" —Vicky

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes and 22 colors.)

    22. Fanola Purple Shampoo tones down brassy hair with violet pigments. If your blonde strands are starting to look streaky and yellow, this vegan formula can help you out in between salon appointments!

    Promising review: "I have dark-brown hair that was balayaged with bits of blonde, so my stylist recommended I start using a purple shampoo. After a bit of research I settled on giving this one a shot and I love it! When I first opened the bottle and squirted the shampoo out I was shocked by how purple it was, but you have to remember that this is technically a toner so it's quite vibrant. I worked a quarter-sized amount into my hair and let it settle for about five mins and then I rinsed it out and followed with a conditioner mask. This stuff really works! After the first wash I noticed it took a lot of the brassiness out of my hair and now after washing a few times I can really see a difference in the color. This is a lifesaver for anyone looking to extend the life of their hair between trips to the salon." —Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    23. Ouai Hair Oil prevents colored hair from fading and acts as a shield against heat/UV damage (looking at you, giant blow-dryer). Frizz-free and glossy strands are coming your way.

    the bottle of hair oil next to a perfume bottle on a countertop

    This formula, which is suitable for all hair types, contains African galanga, ama oil, and Asian borage oil that help preserve hair color and act as a shield against damage from hair tools.

    Promising review: "This hair oil is the real deal. I recently dyed my hair blonde and picked it up because my ends are a mess. I use this oil daily and don't wash my hair often. It doesn't cause buildup or give my hair a greasy look. However, it is super powerful! My hair is noticeably softer and shinier." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora or Amazon for $28.

    24. Ogx Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum protects your strands from split ends and heat damage. This formula smells heavenly and works great as a pre-drying treat.

    the serum in a clear bottle around crushed coconuts

    Promising review: "I bought this because my hair seemed to be damaged from heat styling. It works well and smells amazing. It seems to work best with wet hair on the ends before drying and right away I noticed a difference. My hair was shiny and felt less damaged." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $6.79.

    25. This curl refresher spray hydrates your hair post-showering. An aloe vera–based formula helps refresh strands and minimizes frizz, leaving you with soft and defined curls.

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    Here's how to use it: Spray it on wet hair after shampooing and conditioning so your curls will be refreshed and ready to go *before* using other stylers (gels, oils, etc.).

    The Fro Experts is a Black woman–owned natural haircare brand based in Georgia. They're known for their hair gel, leave-in conditioner, and other amazing hair products for type 3 and 4 hair textures.

    Promising review: "OMG and AMEN... Seriously, I have TRUE 4c hair and I have never in my 36 years experienced a true 100% natural/organic hair product, and for this to be my first time I'm beyond impressed. So pleased with my 2-year-old daughter's hair as well :-). Product does EVERYTHING its described to do :-)." —Rosanna Quinones

    Get it from The Fro Experts on Etsy for $22.

    26. This hair scalp massager removes oily buildup clogging up hair follicles. Your head will finally have less dandruff and fewer greasy strands, thanks to this small haircare tool that'll be a staple for your shampooing routine.,

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this! I thought it was a big gimmick but it is amazing! My scalp feels so much cleaner and my hair feels less heavy on the roots. Especially someone like myself who uses hair dye and colored shampoos and conditioners, this scrubber is perfect for getting rid of buildup. Even when I use dry shampoo and wash my hair I normally don't feel like I get it all out, but this thing gets it all!" —Amazon Customer

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

    27. Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray tames frizzy hair impacted by humidity. Spritz it on towel-dried hair and enjoy a smoother look, even if it's raining outside.


    Promising review: "I had to buy this after a salon used it on my hair. It provided shine and my hair didn’t frizz, which it does with any humidity. My hair was easy to style and soft." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore or Amazon for $28.

    28. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray detangles strands and diminishes frizz. Argan, coconut, and rose hip oils help tame split ends, provide conditioning, and act as a shield against breakage. You'll get soft and moisturized hair with this quick and easy treatment.


    Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned business known for their 6-free haircare products that are free from SLS/SLES sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, synthetic color, and DEA. If you're looking for nourishing shampoo, conditioners, and curl-friendly treatments, you'll find so many goods that'll be a big help for hair styling.

    Promising review: "I really like this leave in spray. My hair can get slightly frizzy after blow-drying and styling. Using this before on damp hair really helped my hair to turn out much more smooth and polished. It has a nice light scent and helped reduce frizz for the whole day for me." —Briogeo Customer

    Get it from Briogeo or Amazon for $24.

    29. And Kérastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum works through tough strands while you sleep. It detangles and helps minimize breakage overnight, saving you a lot of time when you have to do your hair in the morning.


    Promising review: "I feel this product has improved my overall hair health. I use this serum after showers to help detangle and it has a pleasant scent. It is not a heavy product and I can still style my hair in the morning after using it at night without needing to wash it out." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $56.

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