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    26 Things For Anyone Who Totally Hates Their Hair Right Now

    There are better ways through this other than wearing 100 hats.

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    1. A large cute hair clip that'll keep your hairstyles in place and work as a statement piece for your overall look.

    five different models wearing differently-shaped hair clips

    Promising review: "These clips are a great addition to your hair style. They are pretty large but it adds a statement to your style. I get lots of compliments with these." —Miranda

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. An organic pomade so you can stop cowlicks and stuck-up hairs in their tracks, and style your hair your way. This pomade is shea-butter based and has a medium hold.

    a reviewer's photo of the open pomemade showing a creamy texture

    Promising review: "I love this organic hair pomade. It is so hard to find a quality organic hair product. I keep my hair fairly high and tight but need a thick pomade to help shape it and give it a sharp finished look, and I need it done in five minutes or less. This pomade is perfect in that it meets all my's organic, feels good, no flaking, smells good, and looks good. So yeah, I love it...Thank you for an awesome product!" —ST

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    3. A one of a kind chunky hair clip you just may have to order in every color so you can style and accessorize accordingly.

    a model with six of the clips in their hair

    Fibs and Fables is a Black- and woman-owned company that creates gorgeous accessories that are inclusive for all hair types.

    Get it from Ophelia for $16 (available in three colors; style and color vary slightly per clip).

    4. Sulfate and paraben-free biotin shampoo that's worth a try for anyone struggling with hair loss. This formula is packed with argan, tea tree, and jojoba oils to help nourish and thicken hair.

    a reviewer's before and after photo showing a lot of hair growth after use

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A giant pack of velvet hair scrunchies you can keep your hair in as you grow out that mullet. These babies are more gentle on hair than standard hair ties!

    a bunch of scrunchies in various colors

    Promising review: "Perfect! Purchased these as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter and they arrived super fast. Every single one is perfect, the velvet is soft and they are well made. My daughter absolutely loves them and there is literally a color to go with everything. The colors range from some darks, medium tones, pastels and even some brights. Highly recommend, very very pleased with this purchase!!" —Lisa S

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector that just may be the holy grail product you're searching for. It's a concentrated treatment designed to nourish, strengthen, and protect your strands, and reviewers swear by it for repairing hair damaged by bleach or dye.


    Promising review: "I will admit I was skeptical of all the hype. But oh my this product does not disappoint! I've been using it twice a day just for two weeks and the difference in my hair is amazing! I have dyed and bleached hair, that has always been dry and course. Well, not anymore!!" —musclekneader

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    7. A cozy and affirming hat to throw over your head this fall to stay warm and make your outfits pop.

    a red beanie hat that says "handsome as heck"

    Flavnt is an LGBTQIA+ and trans*-inclusive apparel company. Flavnt started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, and they have fundraising initiatives to benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Get it from Flavnt for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A milky hair cleanser from Bread for anyone with curl types 3A–4C in search of an ultra-gentle hair wash. This wash has a liquid marshmallow texture and is packed with argan oil, aloe vera juice, and lemon tea tree oil.


    Bread is a Black- and woman-owned business that offers an array of gentle hair products for natural hair, whether you are working with curls, braids, looking for basic haircare for wash day, Bread has got you covered. They created their hair care line to help you spend less time washing your hair and more time doing other things. They are especially great for anyone with 3A-4C hair.

    Get it from Bread for $20.

    9. A John Frieda hot-air brush to quickly dry, style, gentle detangle, and de-frizz with this perfect all-in-one tool. The hot air brush will save you time and help reduce heat damage to your hair.

    a reviewer with half of their hair styled with the brush and the other half not styled

    One editor who loves this brush wrote, "It has two heat settings (plus a cool setting to set your style) AND ***ionic power*** to reduce frizz and add massive shine. And it has ceramic coating to reduce heat damage to your hair. ... I friggin' love this brush. ... All you need to do is section your hair out, depending on how thick it is, and roll it under your hair just like you would a regular round brush — but because it releases hot air, there's NO NEED FOR A HAIR DRYER! Truly easy. And you get better results than with a flat iron, because you're lifting and brushing out the hair rather than just pressing it flat." Read her full review of the John Frieda hot-air brush for more!

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch sizes).

    10. A hair repair serum that'll take damaged and dry locks to a place of shiny softness with aloe and argan oil.


    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.

    11. A three-pack of retro-inspired barettes to keep braids, bangs, and other hairstyles in place as you go about your day.

    three different shaped barettes with pearl-like beads on the trim

    Get it from ModCloth for $12 (available in two colors).

    12. A luscious and nourishing style cream ideal for coily and tight hair textures. This hydrating cream will give you definition and a touchable hold for setting twist-outs, braid-outs, Bantu knots, and other styles.

    the container of styling cream

    Pattern is a hair care company that makes products for curly and kinky hair textures. They have haircare for high porosity and low porosity hair types. Pattern was founded by Tracee Ellis Ross and their products help support organizations and programs that empower women and people of color.

    Promising review: "I have finally found my go-to styling product. I have fine 4b hair and have tried everything over the past 10+ years of being natural. This styling cream allows me to do a one product twist out. Leaves my hair defined without having to leave twists in for DAYS and after a few days my hair is BIG without being frizzy. Love it." —SDHrrs

    Get it from Ulta for $25 or Pattern for $25.

    13. A set of clip-on bangs so you can see how you'd look with bangs before committing to a big chop. Or just wear them for fun!

    a reviewer photo showing their hair without and with the clip-on bangs

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid-cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG, I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 23 colors).

    14. A set of heavy-duty hair clips that won't slip or give you any fuss as you style in the morning.

    set of six heavy-duty yellow hair clips

    Promising review: "Second purchase of this set because you can’t have enough of these! I have very thick hair and these help me section out my hair while I’m working on it. Keeps everything in place with no slippage. Love these!" —OrchidNinja007

    Get a six-pack from Sephora for $16.

    15. Neutrogena clarifying shampoo to cleanse the scalp of product buildup. Your hair will easier to style and manage without any residue in the way!

    the clear shampoo

    Promising review: "Great product! This shampoo removed months/years of product buildup 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 less styling products to achieve the same results. But be careful not to use this too often as it can dry out your hair. I have long, dark fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    16. An ideal hat for anyone who is tired of gender roles and the amount of time it takes to grow out a buzzcut.

    two hats, one black and one pink that read "gender roles are dead"

    Flavnt is ann LGBTQIA+ and trans*-inclusive apparel company. Flavnt started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, and they have fundraising initiatives to benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Get it from Flavnt for $35.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A hair-finishing stick to keep flyaways and baby hairs in place without any hairspray.

    It's made of natural plant ingredients that have an immediate effect on your hair.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    18. A cherry barrette that'll add a little sparkle to your hair.

    a hand holding the cherry barrette
    Bella Blackheart

    Get it from Bella Blackheart on Etsy for $5.

    19. A can of Batiste dry shampoo to refresh your hair and give you a bit more volume between washes, so you can meet your goals to not over-wash your hair without all the grease.

    the dry shampoo in original scent
    @batiste_us / Via

    Promising review: "I have type 1A hair. Straight. Fine. Thin. Limp. Doesn't hold a style or volume well. Vivid color; my base is usually hot pink.

    Shampoos, even the stuff meant for colored hair, fade out your color quickly, any color. That's just a fact. Restricting your shampooing routine to a couple of times a week really lets your color have better-staying power. I still shower daily, I just don't always wash my hair. I spray this stuff in, careful to not overspray, let it sit for a minute or two, and then give myself a good scalp rub and scratch. REMEMBER: Your hair must be DRY!

    Dry shampoos use starch, in the case of Batiste it's rice starch, which is the lightest starch or all the starches used by dry shampoo manufacturers, and a chemical base, IE alcohol, to help deliver it. The alcohol evaporates, and starch is left behind. The starch absorbs grease and odors and even less strong odors. Rice starch doesn't leave as much residue like some of the other dry shampoos I've tried (12-15 different kinds, people. That's not hyperbole.) This one helps combat oil and also lets me have that volume I basically have not been able to achieve any other way." —JW

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $22.60 (available in two scents).

    20. A bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo for anyone who has been hiding their hair under hats out of fear of flakes. Moisturize your scalp and be free!

    This shampoo is formulated with ketoconazole 1%, which is an ingredient that adheres to your hair's proteins to kill off stubborn dandruff.

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT!!! If you have dandruff, flaky scalp, scabs, etc...BUY THIS! I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month), and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    21. A temporary hair dye reviewers swear by for a bright hair makeover without any commitment or permanent dye! This will for sure give you an entire new look., Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved this product! You only need a little to get a lot done. I have a lot of hair and it’s pretty thick, but I didn’t need much of the wax to cover my entire hair! I will be buying more colors in the future." —Kamryn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A soft, versatile floral headband so you can keep hair out of your face with style, or accent a bun.

    a reviewer wearing a floral pastel headband

    Promising review: "I love this headband. The material is soft and it’s not too tight like some other headbands. It doesn’t slide off your hair. Definitely happy with my purchase." —Treasure

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.89.

    23. A nourishing honey-infused hair oil that'll be sure to give you smooth, sweet-smelling locks so even if you're not in love with your cut right now, you can still love on your hair!

    a hand holding up the hair oil

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this hair oil, I have purchased it before I even received it as a free sample, I can't recommend it enough! My hair feels super smooth and silky and combs so easily, without even feeling greasy. The scent and packaging just wins my heart!" —kayxlotte

    Get it from Sephora for $46+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A large banana clip that'll help hold up curls or style a mohawk in just a few minutes.


    Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing for Mohawks. I'd been trying to do that for a while but regular banana clips are too small and not shaped right to cut it, so I tried this. Both my sisters are buying theirs after seeing how well it worked." —Zeph

    Promising review: "I've been searching everywhere for a banana-clip-style for curly hair. I wanted something that would hold my hair up but also give good cascading curls without ripping my hair out. I bought both sizes, and love them both. Buh-bye elastics that tear my hair! I. LOVE. THIS." —nmjh

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98 (available in two sizes and mutiple styles).

    25. A set of two hair-ties with built-in bows to give all the hair you've been growing out a quick, cute up-do.

    two hair ties with bows attached to them, one is pink and white and the other is leopard print

    Get them from ModCloth for $12 (available in two colors).

    26. And a fleece-lined hat with a pom pom you'll be glad to have on outdoor adventures and daily errands as the months ahead get chiller.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this hat. It's well made with soft fleece inside. It doesn't snag your hair. It's so incredibly warm. If it's weather close to freezing or below, your head might just overheat. Bought several in a variety of colors — kept some, gave some as gifts." —Najsma1

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (available in 35+ colors).

    Me "styling" (arguing with) my cowlick every morning:

    @spongebob / Via Giphy

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