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    22 Ways To Improve The Look And Feel Of Your Hair

    Tips, products, and DIYs to help you love and nourish your hair.

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    1. Balance your scalp's pH levels with all-natural castor oil — which promotes hair growth, soothes irritation, and will have your hair looking and feeling fine, full, and restored!

    2. And add avocado oil to castor oil for an even more intensive, DIY hair repair treatment. The Indian Spot beauty blog recommends massaging your scalp with avocado and castor oil to stimulate new hair growth!

    a hand pouring a jar of avocado oil into a glass dish

    3. Glide through your hair and remove knots the gentle way with a detangling brush — no more tears of pain on your journey to smoothing your locks!

    4. Transform dry, damaged hair into soft and shiny strands with a powerful hair repair serum. The mix of aloe and argan oils should help de-frizz your mane and improve split ends.

    A before-and-after of a reviewer with dry, damaged hair and split ends compared to much healthier and smoother looking hair after using the serum

    5. Familiarize yourself with your hair type so you know which products are safe to use and what kind of care your hair needs. Here is a handy chart to help!

    Graphic of four different hair types from straight to tight curls

    6. Lock in moisture with a luscious shea- and yogurt-based leave-in conditioner. Reviewers say it's super creamy yet soaks right into your hair and scalp, and it's ideal for twist-out styles on 4b/c hair types.

    a person holding the container of shea yogurt

    7. Grab the heat protectant when styling your fragile strands with straighteners, curlers, or other hot hair tools. It's formulated with coconut, argan, and olive oil to protect your strands and cut down on frizz — that's a win-win if you ask me!

    Side by side image of reviewer with ringlet curls and then with pin straight hair

    8. Gently lay down and shape your edges using a double-sided edge brush. Reviewers swear by it working better than a toothbrush could ever dream of.

    9. Tame flyaways with a hair-finishing stick so you can look put together in no time at all. That before and after shot speaks for itself!

    10. If you have long hair, learn how to style it into a fishtail braid in the eight simple steps below. Once you've got the hang of it, it's a quick and easy way to put your hair up.

    Graphic of the eight step process in doing a fishtail braid

    11. And keep mini hair ties on hand so you can have a go at five-minute hairstyles when you're pressed for time and still have to do something with your look!

    12. Hydrate coily and tight hair types with a nourishing style cream. Not to mention it'll add definition and a touchable hold for setting twist-outs, braid-outs, Bantu knots, and other styles, and reviewers say it helps hair styles last longer!

    the container of styling cream

    13. Restore damaged locks with nutrient-packed Verb Ghost Oil. Reviewer's say it'll give your mane a soft silky feel, and it smooths frizz and adds shine in just a few pumps!

    14. Take less than 10 minutes of your time to watch a tutorial on how to do side Dutch braids and you just may learn a new favorite hairstyle to try out!

    a side view of the braid

    15. Introduce satin pillowcases to your set of trusted bedding, because they can seriously improve frizz, tangles, and breakage as you snooze!

    16. And sleep with a satin-lined beanie to further protect your hair, curls, and/or edges from the tossing and turning you may or may not do throughout the night. This lightweight sleep beanie just may save you time on your morning hair routine with all the moisture you'll retain by wearing it!

    17. Say goodbye to dry and itchy scalp problems with a cooling dandruff treatment from Head & Shoulders. This no-rinse formula is packed with peppermint and menthol oils to relieve itchiness and flakes for up to 24 hours.

    Reviewer before and after image with dandruff and then without "works with one use!!" text overlaid

    18. Lather a creamy deep conditioner into your 3a–4c hair to ensure your coils and curls feel nourished and soft. It's packed with starflower oil to promote shine as well!

    19. Use a cotton T-shirt in place of a towel for a more gentle way to dry your hair. It'll absorb moisture and help prevent split ends, because towels can be rough on curly hair types.

    BuzzFeeder with a t-shirt wrapped around their head

    20. Stock up on Pura D'or anti-thinning shampoo to give thinning hair the nutrients and support it needs to possibly grow in nice and thick. It's formulated with argan oil and biotin, and it has over 11,000 5-star reviews 👀.

    21. Or, invest in a bottle of hair-building fibers so you can make thinning parts of your hair look thick and full instantly. These keratin-packed fibers intertwine with your existing hair to help cover your scalp and make your strands appear thicker.

    A reviewer's before and after photo of them using the hair-building fibers to cover some bald spots

    22. And accessorize your look with a cute scrunchie set or a pair of gorgeous chunky hair clips, because sometimes the right accessory is all you need to style your beautiful hair!

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