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    If Your Hair Could Make A Wish List, These 32 Products Would Be On It

    Listen to your hair's needs.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An anti-dandruff shampoo to tackle dandruff and protect your scalp from flaking. This product contains 1% ketoconazole, an ingredient recommended by dermatologists for minimizing dandruff and restoring scalp health.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84 (or Subscribe & Save for $14.10/month).

    2. A deep conditioning hair mask specifically designed to nourish dry and damaged hair. I use this mask on days where I really want my hair to shine and my curls to look as tight as possible!

    a before and after photoset. In the before photo, the model has frizzy hair. in the after photo, the model has shiny hair with tight curls
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I use this once every couple of weeks or so. The results are amazing! The combo of protein + moisture in this helps bring out the curl pattern of my hair and makes it soft and shiny." —Ilue

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    3. A bottle of castor oil for growing any sparse areas along your hairline, in your scalp, and even between your eyebrows and lashes.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp last 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try some hair growing product to bring my hair back. I read most of the articles in Google and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growing but there are lots of castor oil brand. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. And I didn’t expect the outcome of this product. Check out the photos (above)! Aside from the outcome, my hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (Subscribe & Save for $15.26/month).

    4. A custom hair serum to tame flyaways and significantly decrease frizz with just a pump of product. This hair serum contains argan, jojoba, and sunflower oils to nourish your hair, plus a custom blend of ingredients depending on your hair goals.

    a bottle of function of beauty's hair serm
    Function of Beauty

    Get it from Function of Beauty for $24.99.

    5. A curl conditioner that I have been using for months now, and I can firmly say that it is my holy grail conditioner for restoring the shape of my natural curls while adding an intense shine to them. Plus, I've noticed that the results are cumulative, so every time I use this conditioning mask is better than the last. My love letter to this product is endless, but here are just a few more reasons why I'm completely enamored — it lasts forever, smells like a spa sent from above, and looks super chic in my bathroom.

    Isabella Sarlija / Buzzfeed

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for a couple years now. I've tried other hair products and they really don't deliver the way this one does. This is the only shampoo and conditioner that hydrates my naturally curly hair while maintaining bounce. My hair looks healthy and less frizzy. Love it." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $33.

    6. A hair waver to make your hair look as if you just spent your day at a seaside paradise. This product is essentially 2021's version of a crimper — but elevated to fit your beachy style.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the speed with which I can do my hair with this waver. Using a traditional curling iron takes me much longer and often gives my hair that overstyled, helmet head look. This gives me loose beach waves that look just messy enough to come across as natural. I have short hair and it's great for my length." —BeckyfromBama

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    7. A curl-defining cream packed with coconut oil to shape every last one of your curls to a bouncy and full state of perfection.

    a lifestyle image of squeezing the curl cream into a hand
    Mane Club

    Promising review: "This is one of the first products I've bought for my curls that don't make them super crunchy. I don't have super curly hair, wavier, and it's been my favorite product I've ever used on my hair, it leaves it soft." —Zoe K.

    Get it form Mane Club for $8.

    8. A silver color-depositing shampoo that will whisk away any brass or copper tones from your blonde hair or highlights, and make your color last until your next toning session. Plus, this shampoo works great at amplifying natural gray hair, too!

    a person before and after using the shampoo in their brassy hair
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you have gray hair and want it to look silvery/shiny beautiful, this is for you. Don't be a dull frizzy head who has given up on your hair because it is gray. Great product!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    9. A one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush for those of you who love the look of a blowout, but only have about 10 minutes to spare in the morning on your hair. This brush combs through every strand of your hair for a voluminous and shiny finish.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this hot air brush. I was so torn on which brand that I wanted to buy and after I narrowed it down to Revlon, I didn’t know which product from Revlon that I wanted. I’m glad I chose this one. It is a little larger than I expected, but it was still light and super easy to use. My hair is thick and I have layers...it only took me 15 minutes to dry and style my hair. To say I’m impressed is an understatement." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

    10. A root cover-up powder, because there are ways to cover up roots and greys without going to the salon every few weeks! Consider this product for any sparse areas in your roots between coloring.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is 100% better than the sprays. I use to use coverup spray but would have to spray everyday to cover up. You have to read the instructions. Pat it into the hair like eyeshadow and it lasts beyond first day. It looks 100% real." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50.

    11. A cleansing shampoo that's perfect for those with curly and coily hair. This shampoo contains shea butter which fortifies your strands while cleansing your scalp immensely.

    a person holding the shampoo bottle in their hand
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "For anyone who has frizzy, curly, or even wavy hair I would definitely recommend this product. I have wavy hair and I always struggled with my hair being frizzy and dry. Not only does the shampoo work, but without even using the conditioner Cantu works amazingly! This shampoo also minimizes volume, but still makes ur hair shine!" —Shashi Banda

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in different packs).

    12. A heat-protective styling spray formulated for those with thin hair. This spray is perfect for amping up the volume in your style while protecting your cuticles from heat damage that can lead to fraying.

    The conditioner
    Leonor Greyl

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38.

    13. An hair-repairing treatment to repair the cuticle damage you might be experiencing thanks to processing and treatments. If you, like me, have virgin hair, you can definitely still use this product to boost hydration and tighten curls.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I swear this stuff is made from unicorns. I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder) and all I have to say is WOWZA! After some really harsh processing (got my hair from dark dark brown to very very blonde so I could add funky colors (currently pink), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work. I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to its normal state, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of the weight back! This was just after one application (I left it in for an hour as the website suggested for my level of damage)." —shel.b.phd.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    14. A deep repair masque because, sometimes, conditioner is not enough for hydrating brittle, damaged hair. Consider this mask if you have color-treated or chlorine-damaged hair.

    a person with long, shiny, and wavy hair after using this mask for a year
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this product almost a year and I tell you this. Macadamia oil the only conditioner that works for my hair. It does not straighten it down. It makes my hair soft, giving it shiny look." —D.N.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A wave spray to give you effortless beachy waves while you wait for the weather to warm up to peak beach season. This leaves hair looking wavy and matte, while it nourishes strands with hydrating cactus and rose water added in.

    a lifestyle shot of four spray bottles
    Mane Club

    Get it from Mane Club for $8.

    16. A seaweed shampoo and conditioner set for nourishing the strands of your hair while providing a gentle scalp clarification.

    a green shampoo and conditioner set
    Amazon

    This set includes one shampoo and one conditioner.

    Promising review: "Bumble and bumble is my new go-to shampoo and conditioner, it's kind of pricey but well worth it. I dye my hair frequently and needed something gentle that won't fade my color as fast. I use the shampoo every few days and the conditioner daily. This along with my coconut oil soak, my hair is so soft and healthy!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $42.90.

    17. An apple cider vinegar hair rinse, because scalp buildup *is* a thing, and it can lead to some serious stuff like an itchy scalp, strand deterioration, and even hair loss. This rinse is perfect for clarifying the scalp in between washes. (Because you shouldn't be washing your hair every day—ESPECIALLY if you have curly hair!!!)

    A bottle of the hair rinse with text next to it that reads "skip the shampoo, reach for rinse"
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Color me obsessed!! I was a skeptic before I purchased the DPHUE ACV rinse, scalp treatment, and hair mask but let me tell you. My hair has been recently acting up and been very oily at the root, and BONE DRY near my mid-length and the whole central sections on the back. I was concerned my hair was damaged from all the bleach (I have highlighted my hair for a few years now). After one shower, I am a believer and it is PERFECT for those who exercise daily and need an alternative to shampoo. I did not realize the damage I was inflicting by shampooing and showering so much." —nulphmachine

    Get it from Sephora for $35.

    18. A microfiber hair twist, because your hair is BEGGING you to stop drying it with a traditional towel! Traditional towels can be rough on hair, and lead to more breakage and frizz down the line. A microfiber hair twist is a great alternative because it does not cause friction that can lead to damage, and it still does a great job of soaking up every last drop of excess moisture from your hair.

    a person wearing the hair twist
    amazon.com

    This comes in a set of three.

    Promising review: "I'm SUPER PICKY about my hair and these are the softest, plushest hair turbans. They are "microfiber" but feel different than other microfiber towels I've used. And within 10 minutes of me wearing them, a TON of water has been wicked away. Another gripe with hair turbans I have is the button almost universally falls away after like three uses, but these are sewn on TIGHT...they're not coming off." —Em B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A shampoo brush that is a beauty insider secret to voluminous hair and a healthy scalp. This brush exfoliates clogged pores on the scalp during shampooing, and stimulates hair follicles to promote growth. I've been using this for years, and my hair has never been healthier. Oh, and did I mention that it feels like the most heavenly scalp massage?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had been going back and forth for awhile on whether or not to buy something like this and I’m SO glad I finally did. This has been a huge game changer in my shampooing process. I have thick and dense hair, which makes it hard for me to clean my scalp without feeling like I am breaking or ripping out my hair. This gets to the scalp so easily without damaging my hair and cleans so much better then using my fingers ever did. It feels great too." —TheMouse

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in six colors).

    20. A dry shampoo that is my personal holy grail dry shampoo for when it's not quite time for a wash just yet, but I still need to soak up some extra oil and grime from my roots. I love that this dry shampoo leaves my roots matte and voluminous, without ever leaving a white, powdery film on my dark hair.

    Model's before and after of oily, sweaty hair and then clean-looking hair
    Sephora

    Promising review: "This has quickly become my new favorite dry shampoo. It immediately absorbs all oil, gives me instant volume and makes my hair look clean. I have a lot of thick, long hair and this works amazing for me. It’s so difficult to find a dry shampoo that ticks all the boxes, this is it." —trk483

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    21. A thickening spray if you find that your straight hair often falls flat a few hours after giving yourself a blowout. Add a few spritzes of this spray to your roots, and massage it down to your strands while your hair is still damp. Then, blow dry your hair in a direction opposite of how you would wear it naturally. Finally, style your hair with a part of your liking (middle or side, it's up to you!), and watch your hair go from flat to va-va-voom.

    a before and after photo of a model using the texturizing spray
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I have very fine hair, but a good amount of it, however I’ve never really been able to get volume at my roots. This stuff works really well and I saw a lot of volume increase when using it. It gives a certain texture to your hair so it probably works better on short hair." —LL322

    Get it from Nordstrom for $19+.

    22. A scalp detox treatment to decrease oil, clarify the scalp, and even soothe symptoms of psoriasis and eczema along the hairline. I love this detox for the volume it gives to my roots in between washes.

    a flatlay of the scalp detox on a porcelain tray
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "This product has saved my hair and scalp. I was losing and shedding hair like crazy due to stress at work and between this scalp detox and the shampoo and conditioner by Act + Acre, my hair was revived. When I don’t use this product I can tell a difference in my hair; when using this detox regularly my hair feels cleaner, lighter, and more voluminous. I would definitely recommend this product!" —Lyndsey

    Get it from Amazon for $42.

    23. A hair and body fragrance mist that adds a floral, warm, and sophisticated scent to your strands. Consider spraying this on your hair, or layer it with your favorite woody Eau de Parfum. (I've been using this for a bit now, and have received so many compliments!)

    a pink spray bottle with a white spray nozzle
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Amazing Summer scent lasts pretty long on the skin! Pairs perfectly with the body lotion a new favorite of mine." —6ho5ts

    Get it from Sephora for $19.

    24. A pH balancing cream specifically formulated for air-drying hair to a state of shiny, frizz-free bounce and perfection.

    a texture shot of the cream next to the bottle
    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.

    25. A shower cap that'll protect your hair from humidity as you shower during your no-shampoo day. I have this shower cap, and I love that it has a rubber lining on the inner brim that ensures no moisture enters my hair.

    a model wearing a leopard shower cap
    Net-A-Porter

    Get it from Net-A-Porter for $43.

    26. A Wet Brush that is ideal for detangling your hair while it's still damp. I have been using this brush for years, and I love that it does zero damage to my delicate hair as it gets rid of every last twist and knot.

    Reviewer holding the brush
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I originally purchased this Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush for myself, having fine wavy/straight hair, but I ended up giving it to my child instead who has fine tightly curled hair. This brush works well on my child's small curls, helping detangle with less strain/stress/ouches. The bristles on this brush are very flexible and bend very easily. This is probably the most flexible bristled brush we have purchased (and we've purchased many). This brush has quickly become my child's favorite." —amulet

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 27 colors)

    27. A Living Proof thickening mousse to amp up the volume in your blowout. Spread this product through damp hair before styling, and watch your locks grow.

    a person before and after using the thickening mousse
    Living Proof

    Promising review: "I've always had super fine/thin hair and I could never get it to hold any kind of volume. Went out on a whim and bought this and it's one of the best Living Proof hair products I've ever purchased! It will forever be a must-have!" —Kelcie K.

    Get it from Living Proof for $29.

    28. A nylon boar-bristle brush that will add immense shine to your hair while minimizing frizz. Plus, this brush is a fraction of the price of its competitors — what's not to love about a great head of hair *and* a great deal?!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This brush is wonderful! Both my husband and I use it. He has super long, wavy, thick hair. I have short, fine, color treated hair. This brush reduces frizz for him and helps to exfoliate his scalp, which is an issue for him. The longer bristles are stiff, yet gentle against my sensitive scalp. There's very little pulling or tugging despite the brush having dense bristles. The handle is very smooth and feels nice in your hand. This feels like the brushes my grandmother had when I was a kid and I'd bet it will last for a very long time." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $38.65 (available in two sizes).

    29. A sage styling cream – it'll be your clean beauty go-to for decreasing frizz and upping the volume in your hair, whether you decide to blow-dry your tresses or allow them to air dry.

    The styling cream
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great texture and smell. I tried many brands of hair styling cream and I’m really a big fan of this one. It is very light on the hair, and feels and looks very natural." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    30. A volumizing conditioner to add body and texture to your hair without ever making it look too slick.

    a persons hair with an ample amount of volume
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have very fine hair and had a hard time finding a shampoo and conditioner that could give me the volume I wanted without weighing my hair down. This is the best for very fine/thin hair. My hair stays super soft and it smells fantastic, without being weighed down. Hands-down worth every penny." —Jeana Byrne

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    31. A dry scalp treatment that will be your saving grace for dealing with a scalp that has gone through some drying color treatments. This formula contains vitamin B3 to balance your scalp back to a healthy state.

    a person with dry hair before the treatment, and a person with smooth hair after the treatment
    Living Proof

    Promising review: "I have been searching for a product that helps me retain scalp moisture. I have done everything to get rid of my flakes, since I was 15, from using dandruff shampoo to drenching my hair in coconut oil, argan oil, and aloe. At the end of the day, nothing was working. My flakes would decrease for a day or two and would be right back with a vengeance. I started using this serum and, at first, it didn't seem to work. After about a month, I realized that I was using too little of the product. I increased the amount I was using and BOOM! The flakes began disappearing little by little. I have been flake-free for a year now, through the summer and winter months!" —Jahnna C.

    Get it from Living Proof for $34.

    32. And an anti-residue clarifying shampoo, because with all the products, treatments, and general grime that's resting on your scalp right now, it definitely needs some clarification! Use this weekly for a scalp reset.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been using this shampoo for years. My scalp gets oily easily so I always shampoo my hair everyday. At the end of the week, normally on a Friday or Saturday, I will use this shampoo to get my hair and scalp extra clean. The scent is simple and clean and does not aggravate my allergies." —Oh so French!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78 (or Subscribe & Save for $8.34/month).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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