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    Updated on Nov 27, 2018. Posted on Nov 18, 2018

    19 Things To Help Transform Your Bad Hair Day

    Beware: things might get... hairy.

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    Ever have one of those mornings where your hair just won't cooperate? From fly-aways to bangs that have a mind of their own, a bad hair day is just...BAD.

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    But we don't need to continue to suffer! It's time to take a stand against hairy mishaps. There are tons of products that can help turn a bad day into a fabulous one.

    1. This one-step hair dryer and styler that will take your hair from drab to fab in no time.

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    Do you often wake up with over-the-top frizzy hair? Let this tool be your savior in a pinch! Unlike conventional hair dryers, this styler can be used to both dry and style your hair at the same time. Witchcraft!

    Promising review: "This brush makes drying thick, natural hair so much easier. It has three settings and it detangles as you brush. My granddaughter usually complains about how painful it is to detangle and dry her hair. I didn't hear one 'ouch!' This product makes my life easier." —Frequent Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $38.77.

    2. A set of Turbie Twist hair towels to fight frizz as soon as you step out of the shower.

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    The one thing my sisters fight over when we're all staying at my parents' house are the Turbie Twists. Believe it or not, these microfiber towels make a huge difference when it comes to drying your hair and eliminating frizz. They're also amazing if you want to multitask while your hair dries. I will definitely be ordering this four-pack for my siblings and I to share.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! They look super cute, dry your hair, and keep it from getting damaged. I like that it keeps my hair out of my face long enough for me to finish my routines before addressing my hair." —Vicki

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. This styling product that literally guarantees a perfect hair day. What more could you wish for?

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    Living Proof has done it again with their PhD (Perfect hair Day) 5-in-1 styling treatment. Created to protect hair from humidity, reviewers say it works wonders on thick hair. It's safe for all hair types, is silicone-free, and can be used on colored and chemically treated hair. Sign. me. up.

    Promising review: "AMAZING STUFF!! I've tried so many concoctions and treatments on my unruly, thick curls, and this is, for real, a perfect hair day in a bottle. I work in a quarter-size amount into damp hair regardless of whether I blow-dry or not, and it dries looking like I just came from the salon. My hair is light, shiny, manageable, has volume, is resistant to humidity and smells lovely. Absolutely worth the price for the small amount you need each time. Will absolutely be buying again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.67.

    4. A wave spray so you can rock your natural look without fear of looking a mess.

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    As someone with wavy hair, I can attest that this product is great. After getting out of the shower I'll simply towel-dry my locks for a few, then spray the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray all over, scrunch, and BAM: I'm ready to leave the house! The best part about this product is it doesn't leave your hair crunchy and it prevents you from needing to use hot styling tools.

    Promising review: "After trying many products for my hair, this is my favorite. It doesn't give you that crunchy hair look. I have naturally wavy hair and I'm the wash-and-go type. I spray this in my hair, with my head down, scrunch a bit, then just let my hair dry naturally. I don't know how well it would work on straight hair because my hair doesn't look more wavy than usual, just prettier and more beachy. And it smells fantastic. I would buy it for the scent alone." —Diana Esselman

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    5. A set of hair clips that can transform a failed updo into something super chic.

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    I have SO many mornings where I fiddle with my hair, twisting and turning it, putting up, taking it down, all for naught. It's on these days that the only solution is to throw my hair in a bun and MOVE ON. But thanks to these minimalist hair clips I can now transform my last-ditch hair effort into something a bit more composed — classy, even! The set comes with 15 different designs, so you're sure to find a favorite.

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting a lot because of how cheap these were, but they are so cute! They don't look cheap, and you get a lot of options. I love that there is a silver and gold version of each. Would definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 15-piece set from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A hair straightener brush to give you a sleek 'do with no stress.

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    This enhanced hair straightener brush by MiroPure is a must-have for ladies who can't seem to get their hair straight. The product incorporates the heat styling of a straightener with the knot-freeing abilities of a brush, resulting in silky-looking, healthy hair! You won't have any flat, burnt hair after using this tool.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but this straightening brush is amazing! I have tight curls/coils and this brush straightened better than my very expensive flat iron. I brushed my hair with a wire brush in sections and then passed the straightener brush through once and it was shiny and straight. Would definitely recommend for anyone with curly hair — even my natural-hair sisters with kinky/coily curls!" —Kamesha Fontenette

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    7. This hair dryer that will work with you to prevent bad hair days before they even start.

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    Bad hair day? Say no more. The Lee Stafford Hair Blow Dryer is here to save you! It's designed to help prevent heat damage, and the coconut oil–infused grille creates smooth, shiny-looking hair. It also features three different heat settings and two speed settings, so no matter your hair type you'll love using this tool. Adios, frizz. (This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best affordable hair dryer!)

    Promising review: "I used it for the first time and man I love it! I really like the setting, and the fan and temperatures are perfect! The color is pretty, I like how the back is as well. I blow-dried both my and my daughter's hair. My daughter's hair took longer but came out smooth and shiny, and didn't take long to dry. I could feel the smoothness on my hand. I'm very happy!" —Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    8. A hydrating argan oil hair mask to refresh your dry or damaged hair.

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    Have you noticed your ends splitting or breaking off throughout the day? I'm going through that right now but simply don't have time to schedule a haircut. What's a girl to do? OH, right — use this hair mask! Its sole purpose is to repair, store, and strengthen weak, damaged, and ove-processed hair, which in turn will help prevent more bad hair days.

    Promising review: "My hair is very thin and curly. The ends are damaged from heat and color, causing my hair to look even more unruly. I do oil treatments once a week and only wash my hair two to three times a week but NOTHING has made my hair feel like this product does. There is an immediate difference as soon as this product touches my hair. It leaves my hair feeling so silky, even after I rinse it out and dry my hair." —Maegan W.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    9. This set of 100 no-crease hair ties, which will make sure you can put your hair up in a last-minute ponytail comfortably, without worrying about looking messy when you take it out.

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    And because there are SO many in this set, you'll never find yourself without a hair tie again! I have tons of these ribbon-like elastics and love them for putting together a last-minute sporty look. Opt for one of the more colorful options to add a little pizazz to your pony.

    Promising review: "I love these hair ties because the colors and fun designs dress up my ponytail and they hold my hair secure without causing the usual ponytail 'sore area on your head.' They come in mostly solid colors with a few patterns sprinkled in here and there. The material on most of the ties is slightly pearlescent and a very rich color with a lot of stretch to it." —Alice

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in six styles).

    10. A headband that's so versatile you can wear it to the gym, to work, or on a date.

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    I'm not exaggerating when I say headbands saved my life for a solid year and a half after I make the life-altering mistake of getting...bangs. This magical headband can be styled in 14 different ways — you truly can wear it anywhere!

    Promising review: "YOU GUYS. This is literally the best headband I've ever worn. I have a small head and fine hair that tends to be slippery with just about every other headband out there, even the ones with the little rubber grips on them. I've also found that headbands are usually made to be sporty or made to be dressy — not both. This is no longer a problem! I'm wearing these headbands for yoga, weight training, and to dress up an outfit. Oh, and to work. They stay put on your head, no matter what you do, and are extremely soft and comfortable. They are stretchy but keep their shape. My only complaint is that I need them in ever single color known to man!" —K. Metzger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 30 colors)

    11. This velvet scrunchie so you can easily dress up even the most boring of hairstyles.

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    Did you wake up late and now you don't have any time to do your hair? Fear not! Simply throw it up in a pony or a (somewhat) neat bun, accessorize it with a pretty velvet scrunchie, and head for the door! It'll look like you made an effort without actually having to.

    Promising review: "The scrunches are very soft, are very strong and stretchy, and surprisingly smell pretty good. They can make an outfit more interesting even by just wearing them on your wrist. 11/10 would recommend." —Torence H.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in a pack of 10 or 13).

    12. A tiny straightener to keep at your desk for hair emergencies.

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    I can't begin to tell you how many times I've gotten caught in a spontaneous rainstorm after straightening my hair. I'm probably cursed, but I digress. I'm not above breaking out a straightener in the office bathroom to salvage my hair for the rest of the day — and you shouldn't be either! This Kipozi Titanium Flat Iron is only 1 inch wide, making it perfect to stash under your desk. The temperature ranges from 170℉ to 450℉ so it can tackle all hair types.

    Promising review: "Having overprocessed, dry hair, I look for irons with variable heat settings. I love that this flat iron has settings from dry, damaged hair all the way to high heat for healthy thick hair. And once I set the temperature, it automatically returns to that same temperature the next time it gets plugged in. It heats up super quickly, which is so important in the morning, as I'm usually running late!!!" —Laurie Lotus

    Get it from Amazon for $37.06 (available in black, golden, and pink).

    13. This chunky beanie that's cozy and convenient for surviving a bad hair day.

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    Alright, friends: Sometimes the best thing to do is throw a beanie on and call it a day. To be honest, I like rocking a beanie despite how my hair looks. This set comes with two soft cable-knit beanies that you'll never want to take off. They're the perfect way to feel comfortable in the colder months while still looking cool and put-together. Win-win!

    Promising review: "Love my beanies! I wear them almost every day. Has good amount of slouch to it and it doesn't stick up like you have a cone head either — I was worried about this happening. I didn't realize how cold my ears and head got until I started wearing these. Will definitely purchase more colors in the future! They are very comfortable and stylish." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39+ (available in 77 color pairings).

    14. An Invisibobble hair ring to stop pesky strands from escaping your ponytail or bun.

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    I am truly obsessed with my Invisibobble hair rings. I have them in a variety of colors and keep one on me at all times. If your hair isn't doing what you want, simply grab one of these and you'll be able to put together a chic bun in no time. They don't pull on your hair AT all (they're my go-to for when I need to put my hair up in the shower or for the gym). Helpful tip: After wearing them all day the ring will stretch out, you can toss it into hot water to bring it back to its original size.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    15. This bejeweled headband that will make your bad hair day a memory of the past.

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    The best way to tame those irritating flyaway baby hairs is to flatten them out with a sparkling, over-the-top headband. I'm loving the jewels on these elastic hairbands and I know I'd grab one regardless of whether I was having a bad hair day or not. The set comes with five different styles that will add some extra flair to any of your outfits.

    Promising review: "As a professional jewelry maker, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these! They are not overly tight like most, but don't slide off my head at all either! I have never been able to wear a headband all day without needing to reset it before. But I swear by these. The backing fabric has excellent grip while never snagging your hair. They are also very pretty and sparkly :)" —Conyay

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. A detangling brush to help you start your hair-doing process on the right foot.

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    The Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush is beloved on Amazon, with 3,877 customer reviews and a 4.5-star rating that can't be messed with. It goes without saying that this tool will help you kickstart your day the right way by removing the knots from hair without causing you any pain. Note: Make sure to choose the brushes that have Prime shipping, as customers have received fake ones when choosing other options.

    Promising review: "This brush is frigging magic. I would have never considered purchasing this if I had seen it in a store, the bristles are very 'flimsy' and I would have assumed it would do nothing to my super thick, curly, coarse (currently bleach-damaged) long hair that turns into a cavewoman wig by the end of one day. The great reviews persuaded me to give it a try. SO happy with the results! The brush is very gentle and I see very little hair on the brush even after going through the worst of rats nests. It is simply amazing. I was so tired of brushing my hair, I was actually considering chopping it off. So happy I tried this brush first!! If you are on the fence, order this sucker! It is a game-changer!" —Jen Downey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.18 (available in 10 colors).

    17. Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls, which will help you achieve the defined coils of your dreams with just a tiny bit of effort.

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    Whether you're fighting Florida humidity or trying to make it through the rainy season in Seattle, Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls has gotchu. You only need a tiny bit to make a difference and prevent a bad-hair mishap. Check out our full review of this cream here!

    Promising review: "Best curl cream on the market! I would be devastated without it (and I'd have insanely frizzy hair). I live in Florida and I have used it when I travel to Mexico and this hair cream is the only thing that tames my very naturally curly hair! A little bit goes a long way!" —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    18. This dry shampoo to make your dirty hair appear fresh, clean, and bouncy in an instant.

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    The real MVP of a bad hair day? Batiste dry shampoo. If you're running late and your day-old hair seems somewhat salvageable, don't fight it. Spray some of this miracle product to refresh your hair and get going!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I have dark hair and all other dry shampoos leave me looking like a grandma. This one actually controls my super-greasy hair. I usually have a lot of trouble with the bangs, but this one works perfectly." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40+ (available in packs of three or five and in six scents).

    19. And this cool dad hat for when all else fails.

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    Sometimes the very best thing you can do is throw on a baseball cap and go about your day regardless of what the mop on your head looks like. At least this hat will keep you looking cute while you hide your uncooperative hair, right?

    Promising review: "Very cute!! I wore this to a medical procedure where I was instructed not to use any hair product (except shampoo) and I was afraid my hair would be wild and untamable. However, I would wear this anywhere because it's so nice." —ajk

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 18 styles).

    Just remember, no matter what your hair looks like, work it!

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