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    31 Products That'll Help Make Your Hair Problems *Poof* Disappear

    Dry shampoo, flexible curling rods, and pearly barrettes are here to help you out when it's a bad hair day.

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    1. Act+Acre's 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.


    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 or Amazon for $42.

    2. Verb's Sea Spray adds a lil' bit of texture and moisture to shapeless strands. If you're looking to get beach-ready waves without a trip to your stylist, this sea salt formula can be a big help for your home hair care routine.

    clear spray bottle filled with Verb's Sea Spray formula
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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this sea spray! It gives my hair such great texture and volume and intensifies my waves when I braid my hair! It also smells really good!" —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    3. Living Proof's Phd Dry Shampoo extends styled hair 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!

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    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.

    4. OUAI's 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 for $14+ (available in two sizes) or Amazon for $28.

    5. Bread Beauty Supply's 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!

    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. FoxyBae's Blomance Rose Gold Hair Dryer gets your 'do dry in no time by breaking down H20 molecules. This baby has three speeds and three temperature control settings that'll make you look like you received a professional blowout. It also has negative ion technology that protects strands from heat damage.

    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.

    7. Amika's 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 or Amazon for $12+ (available in three sizes).

    8. Function of Beauty's Custom Shampoo and Conditioner can be personalized for your hair care routine. Customize your formula based on specific needs (hydration, volume, color, protection, and more), so you can effectively wash and style your strands on a daily basis.

    bottles of colorful Function of Beauty shampoos and conditioners in a shower
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    You can also request your shampoo and conditioner duo to be silicone-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free!

    Promising review: "I am loving this shampoo and conditioner. It smells amazing and my curls have never looked better. My hair was extremely damaged and dry, but now it’s on the path to recovery." —Function of Beauty Customer

    Get the set from Function of Beauty for $39+ (available in two sizes).

    9. Color Wow's Dream Coat Supernatural Spray tames frizzy hair impacted by humidity. Spritz it on towel-dried hair and enjoy a smoother look, even if the temperature is rising 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.

    10. Purezero's Coconut Moisturizing Milk Shampoo hydrates your hair with coconut oil, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Blow-dryers, flat irons, and highlighting processes can make your hair dry, so keep your 'do nice and moisturized with this soothing formula.

    the moisturizing shampoo and conditioner bottles in a basket

    Promising review: "Purezero's Coconut Milk shampoo is a total game-changer. Not only does it lather incredibly well, it leaves my hair feeling practically velvety soft and smooth. I have naturally dry hair and my excessive heat styling doesn't help. After just one use of this shampoo, my hair felt and looked more healthy!" —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $5.99 (and the conditioner for $5.99) or the shampoo and conditioner set from Amazon for $15.99.

    11. Kérastase's 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.

    12. 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 pillow cases with these gems made with material that won't absorb moisture.

    black satin pillowcases on bed

    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 $9.99+ (available in five sizes and 25 colors.)

    13. Briogeo's Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray detangles strands and diminishes frizz. Argan, coconut, and rosehip oils help tame split ends, provide conditioning, and act as a shield against breakage. You'll get wavy, shiny, and smooth hair with this quick and easy treatment.


    Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned business known for their 6-free hair care 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 $20.

    14. Aveda's 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).

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

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    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).

    16. Bed Head's Wave Artist Deep Waver gives you gorgeous, beachy waves without spending hours at the salon. Boost shine and keep your hair flyaway-free with this great styling tool, which has Tourmaline ceramic technology and 30 different heat settings.

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    Promising review: "Okay, 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).

    17. Fable & Mane's HoliRoots Hair Treatment Oil helps strengthen your hair and nourish your scalp before you hop in the shower. Massage this oil into your roots, leave it in for a couple of minutes, and rinse for a quick pick-me-up.

    the bottle of the hair oil with a dropper on top

    Promising review: "The fragrance might not be for everyone, but I’m obsessed with it. I would bathe in it if I could. I was nervous about using an oil on my roots because my hair has the tendency to look greasy with product in it, but it washed out so easily and left my hair looking so shiny and healthy! In fact, it really helped to break down product buildup I had from dry shampoo use." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    18. 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.

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    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.

    19. Pura D'Or's 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 the left, a reviewer showing a big clump of hair that came out of their hair in the shower, and on the right, the reviewer showing how little hair fell out after using the product
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    Promising review: "About two years ago my hair started falling a lot and I became incredibly concerned. I was using expensive Sephora shampoos but it became worse. So I started researching and I learned about this product. Not only did my hair stop falling out, but the conditioner made it soft and shiny. I naturally have frizzy and dull hair so it really did wonders to my hair. I highly recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but your investment is worth it." —Maryam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. Curls' Blueberry Control Jelly defines and defrizzes curls with organic blueberry extract and raw castor oil. Created for 2a–4c hair, this gentle formula can be used after cleansing and conditioning. Divide your hair, scrunch into sections, and you'll have defined curls in no time.


    This hair gel is also free from artificial oils, colors, fragrances, parabens, silicones, and sulfates.

    Curls is a woman-owned business founded by Mahisha Dellinger. They're known for their natural hair products, including curl treatments, soothing masks, and leave-in conditioners, that are loved by many celebrities worldwide, including Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, and Nia Long.

    Promising Review: "The best product I have *ever* used on my fine, curly hair! It defines all the curls without weighing them down and smells amazing. It also lasts for a few days, which is always a plus for curly hair." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $15.42.

    21. These clip-in hair extensions provide your hair with a little more length and are easy to clip on. 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 300-ish degrees, so you can blow dry, straighten, and curl them with the rest of your hair.

    Promising review: "I can't believe all the money I spent on natural hair extensions until I got these. OMG I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. Thank you so much for this product! In the picture I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five lengths and 49 colors, some solid, some with highlights, and some with a balayage effect).

    22. Together Beauty's Whatever Wherever Leave-In Conditioner boosts shine and minimizes frizz on wet or dry hair, thanks to baobab proteins. If you have strands that are prone to humidity problems or heat damage, this spritz- friendly formula will come to the rescue.

    bottle of leave-in conditioner next to sunflowers

    Promising review: "I love this leave-in conditioner. It leaves my hair so soft and stays that way until I wash my hair and need to use it again. When I use this leave-in conditioner, it immediately smooths out my hair for it to be easily brushed out (with no pain or discomfort)." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $27.

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

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    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 it 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 $17.99 (one size fits all).

    24. OGX's Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum protects your hair 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. Ethique's Sustainable Shampoo Bar soothes your itchy scalp and strengthens strands with good-for-you ingredients, like 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.

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    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 $15.99 (available in eight scents).

    26. Nuele's 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 hair care 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.

    27. Hairizone's 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.

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    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).

    28. Kitsch's 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 $7.95.

    29. This wide-tooth detangling comb gently 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
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    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 $3.99+ (available in two colors).

    30. Girl+Hair's Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse is the ultimate treatment for your scalp that needs a mini reset: it helps minimize dandruff, remove buildup, *and* boost volume with castor oil, organic apple cider vinegar, rice water, shea butter, and tea tree oil.


    Girl+Hair is a woman-owned business created by dermatologist Dr. Camille Verovic that sells cruelty-free, silicone-free, and vegan hair care products.

    Promising review: "Amazing! This was my first time using this product and it sure won't be my last. I used it today for the first time and my hair feels so nourished. I have used other acv rinses that have left my hair stripped, but not this. Not only does my scalp feel clean, but my hair underneath my crochet is so soft. I cant stop touching my roots. A little goes a long way. I would most definitely repurchase!" —Girl+Hair Customer

    Get it from Girl+Hair for $12.99 or Target for $14.99. You can also find some of their products on Amazon.

    31. And 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.

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    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.

    That feeling when you're having a *good* hair day:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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