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    15 Things People With Brittle Hair Absolutely Swear By

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    1. A restorative hair mask packed with babaso oil to hydrate your hair and glycerin to lock-in moisture and make your hair super soft! Just looking at this before and after gif gives me hope for all hair.


    Promising review: "I had jet black Asian hair before I went lighter. They bleached my hair at the salon and it changed the texture. It started to get tangled, dry, and unhealthy. I bought this, and after one try, it made my hair soft and healthy again! This does wonders for my hair!!!" β€”purinacatchow

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 or from Sephora for $16.

    2. A cruelty-free sea mist spray that'll refresh oily hair so you can skip a wash, and give you that "just went for a dip in the ocean" hair texture from home! I started using this spray instead of dry shampoo to keep my hair soft and healthy while waiting for my bleached ends to grow out, and I swear by it.

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    It also smells amazingggg, it's easily my favorite scent out of all the beauty products I own!

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    3. A coconut-oil based deep conditioner that's safe for color-treated hair, so you can turn your damaged locks into the silky smooth hair you deserve!

    Promising review: "I finally understand what they mean when they say 'silky smooth' hair. I dye my hair frequently and overall I'm relatively rough to my hair. I've used many products and most just leave an oily residue or are ineffective, but after one use my hair was incredibly soft. This is one of the few products I'll buy again. I usually wet my hair and apply an ample amount 30 minutes before showering." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    4. Biotin hair growth shampoo ideal for anyone who has been experiencing hair loss (genetic or from damage), because sometimes the best hair treatment is all about new growth.

    Promising review: "For about five years I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. Then I discovered this! It doesn't work overnight, but it works! And I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. My friends can't believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" β€”The D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four sizes).

    5. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner that just may have you saying "Brittle hair? Never heard of it in my life" in no time. It gently strengthens your strands, prevents color loss, and you can apply it to damp hair!

    Promising review: "I've used this product for years and I absolutely love it. It smells so good and works wonders even on fine, thin hair. It really helps with hair breakage. Definitely a holy-grail product for me!" β€”Charlotte

    Get it from Walmart for $24.99.

    6. A shampoo brush to stimulate your scalp to encourage new growth, help with dandruff, and smooth out your locks! Not to mention it'll give you a relaxing scalp massage 😊.

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    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually gets down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots to clean your hair. My hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product." β€”Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).

    7. A John Frieda hot air brush perfect for adding volume to your hair, cutting down on frizz, and styling without over-drying.

    This brush has two heat settings and a cold setting; and the titanium ceramic barrel will help distribute heat evenly β€” meaning less damage!

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how happy I am after buying this product. I have extremely dry, brittle, bleached hair. I also have curly long hair, which already craves moisture, and then I bleach my hair, so all I've ever known is frizz. I don't have the patience or the skill to do a professional blowout at home β€” it always comes out a hot, frizzy mess UNTIL this amazing air brush. No joke I have spent thousands and I wish I was exaggerating but all my life I've tried everything including straightening treatments, but nothing would last. This air brush gives me soft, voluminous hair with no frizz, and makes my hair look healthy and normal, not dry or over-processed. Best investment I've ever made." β€”Valessia

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

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of the John Freida Hot Air Brush to find out why this product is amazing!

    8. A bottle of Bumble and bumble's protective primer oil packed with nourishing oils to hydrate your locks and protect them from heat damage. You can even use it after a shower on damp hair β€” the dream.

    This babe is filled with nourishing oils; including coconut, argan, macadamia nut, sweet almond, and grapeseed oil.

    Promising review: "I bought this because I was looking for a cure to my frizzy, dry hair β€” drugstore stuff just wasn't cutting it, and even my Moroccanoil wasn't quite helping. Anyway this stuff is FABULOUS! From the first use it tamed flyaways and stopped frizz. My favorite feature is you can use it on damp OR DRY hair, which is fantastic because I prefer to let my hair air dry and then apply heat protection/spray before flat-ironing it. But I applied this tonight right before going out with wet hair, smoothed my hair into a low bun β€” when I got home I let it down and it air-dried into these cute, loose waves, and the top is smooth with no frizz in sight! Best product! Totally worth the money for me and will 100% repurchase." β€”TheInkBee

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A styling cream reviewer's swear by for diminishing frizz and protecting strands from the sun, humidity, and chlorine.

    Promising review: "I have very fine frizzy hair, and this stuff worked a small miracle on my hair. After using a very small amount, my hair looks healthy and nourished. From frizzy to fab! I love this stuff. It's a new part of my routine for sure!" β€”Alohacat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.46 (available in three sizes).

    10. Amika dry shampoo is lightweight enough to use on thin hair. It has the super fruit sea buckthorn berry in it so it's packed with nutrients like vitamin A, C, E, and omega-7. Basically you're getting a multi-vitamin for your hair and dry shampoo all in one!


    Promising review: "This is my favorite dry shampoo, hands-down. I have thin hair and anything with any kind of hold or texture makes my hair feel yucky, especially if I don't wash it for a day! I found most dry shampoos that I tried felt like hairspray, were sticky, or had a lot of 'hold' β€” I didn't like them at all. My hair felt like it had a birds nest texture by the end of the day. The Amika dry shampoo seems to really do what it is suppose to do β€” makes my hair feel clean, not sticky, weighed down, or with a hairspray smell. It has a pleasant fragrance (I've gotten complimented on it, and I don't wear perfume). It is enough to get me through a day without shampoo and make my hairstylist happy that I am not washing every day." β€”Elise

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    See what won best dry shampoo on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. An Argan oil hair mask that just may save heat-damaged hair and give you miraculous results. It's made with organic jojoba oil, aloe vera, and keratin; and it's safe for color-treated hair!

    Promising review: "Thank you argan oil for saving my hair!!! I live in AZ and the heat mixed with our hard water killed my hair. Literally I could run my fingers through it and pull chunks out. I've used this three times in the last week and it's like I have brand new hair. I will forever buy this stuff!" β€”amber

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    12. Olaplex's repairing hair treatment to relink the broken bonds in every type of hair, so you can get to the ~root~ of the problem and get the structural repair you need after just one treatment!,

    Promising review: "I recently dyed my hair blonde after years of dying it black, so hair texture has gone from silky to fried. This is an amazing product, it saved my hair! I use it as a deep conditioning treatment, usually overnight. I also leave it in my hair as a leave in conditioner and it revived my new blonde hair! I recommend it for anyone who is looking to bring life back into their hair. You can have this done at a salon but why not do it yourself at home??" β€”sophia casanova

    Read our full review of Olaplex hair treatment.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    13. A henna dye powder ready to add natural color, shine, volume, and strength to brittle locks.

    Henna will add a natural red pigmentation to your hair β€” to enhance the brown, some reviewers add coffee to the henna mix, and let it set for a couple of hours.

    Promising review: "This henna totally lived up to my expectations. I'm a first time user and I'm allergic to chemical dyes but wanted something that could cover my greys. I was also excited to hear so many people saw the quality of their hair improve. I wasn't interested in a huge change in my brown hair color, and since I don't trust myself mixing indigo and henna, I used cold lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Left the mix overnight and then put it in my hair for six hours before it washing out. The color changed only a tiny bit darker and left the ends mahogany. I've never had shiny hair, it was always coarse (thanks mom) and brittle. After the henna, it's now shiny and feels thicker. Greys are gone, now just lighter shades of brown. It wasn't messy and the smell was a natural smell, unlike box dye." β€”Megan Scripps

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in five sizes).

    14. Coco & Eve's coconut and fig hair mask – an investment-worthy hair treatment designed to condition, hydrate, improve hair texture, treat spilt ends, and tame frizz in just 10 minutes β€” so you can get gorgeous, fast results.


    Promising review: "So in love with this product! I used it for the first time the day of a wedding I was attending and my hair felt, looked, and smelled amazing! I received so many compliments and I cannot stop touching my hair. I've already recommended it to many of my friends, and will continue to do so!" β€”Hailie

    Get it from Amazon for $47.41.

    15. And a set of four hair coils good for anyone who wants to prevent more damage and hair getting pulled out from other, too-tight hair ties.,

    Promising review: "I have super fine and thin hair, and I hate how my ponytails are usually as thick as a pencil. But I love these little hair ties! The base of my ponytail looks two to three times thicker because it doesn't scrunch the hair tightly together and yet it holds beautifully throughout some pretty intense workouts! Best of all, when I take the ponytail down, I don't have the deep creases that I usually get with regular elastics." β€”SoCal Jen

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7 (available in seven colors; or get the transparent hair ties).

    You and your nourished AF locks:


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