25 Products From Walmart To Help Grow And Maintain Long Hair
The best treatments, shampoos, and conditioners to keep those locks healthy.
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long-hair shampoo from Not Your Mothers that's meant to keep even the longest strands healthy. The anti-breakage formula ensures split ends and the like don't keep your hair from growing.
Promising review: "I've spent a lot of time looking for a shampoo that worked with my hair. I used to color my hair a lot and ended up suffering a lot of damage. This product has done wonders on my hair! My split ends have gradually disappeared and my hair is soft and doesn't tangle as easily as it used to. Paired with the conditioner, it's a match made in heaven." — mkpdia
thickening hairspray that'll keep your roots lifted for long-lasting style, and keeps you from too many damaging hair washes.
Promising review: "It takes just a light spray to hold hair in place literally all day! And it's easy to comb through later in the day. I don't wash my hair every day so this is important! The can I bought is HUGE and will do me for a long time so worth the money." — Newhavenmama
leave-in conditioner to repair over-processed split ends while adding shine. Just a spritz between washes and you're good to go!
Promising review: "I bought this product to help strengthen my fine hair and help it to grow longer, and it works great! It leaves my hair feeling healthier and stronger. For anyone who wants to grow their hair long, use this product!" — meltom22
Price: $5.38 (originally $9.99)
ultra-reparative conditioner that can keep hair from drying out as it grows, making sure even color-treated ends don't split. This one has jojoba oil to amp up the formula.
Promising review: "I LOVE this product. Works better than expensive professional products. Leaves my hair soft and incredibly shiny. I bought it to help keep my hair in good shape to grow it out & it exceeded my expectations. I have color treated hair so I need the extra boost of conditioning." — meowmom
Moroccanoil treatment oil to replace any of the natural oils lost during washing or regular everyday life. This cult-favorite treatment protects while also keeping your hair smelling heavenly.
Promising review: "Just a little bit of this oil makes my hair look good. I use it after blow-drying my hair and it adds shine and makes it manageable. It brings out more of your color and smells so good. I also bought this for my grand-daughter and she loves it too for the same reasons and it keeps the split ends away on her long hair." — CMB15
nourishing hair mask for keeping hair manageable and moisturized between washes. This two-step one will do the trick in just three minutes.
Promising review: "I have tried numerous products to try and bring my hair back to life without cutting it (I have a pretty unhealthy attachment to my length that I'm just not ready to give up yet). It was super simple to use and rinse out, not leaving my hair feeling oily or weighed down like other products I've tried in the past. The results (especially for the price) were awesome! My ends were sleek and smooth. The real test was what it would look like the next day, which turned out to be the like I had freshly washed my locks." — Kkvenbo
anti-breakage shampoo for nourishing and repairing breaking hair. Otherwise, any time you wash your hair, you risk stripping away the natural oils meant to protect it.
Promising review: "I have a thick head of fine hair and frequently get bad dandruff if I wash it too often or use harsh products. I started using this shampoo in high school and it was the only thing that would actually get rid of my dandruff. It's very moisturizing for my scalp! When I had very long hair I would wash my roots 1-2 days a week and my hair would stay non-greasy for the days in-between." — Emilia
leave-in conditioner that'll go a long way with just a few sprays. Since you don't want to weigh down your long hair, lightweight moisture is the name of the game.
Promising review: "Most products weigh down my hair. This leave-in product allows me to easily come my wet hair without breakage and tangles. When I blow dry my hair, it doesn't feel brittle or have static. It actually feels soft and thicker. I've tried so many products over the years and this is my miracle cure!" — Jef1
Price: $22.22 (originally $37.99)
OGX conditioner that has keratin to moisturize and strengthen hair — it is the key to a longer 'do. This one also protects against heat damage.
Promising review: "The Keratin helps to strengthen the hair and leave a smooth finish. Have been using it for years and it helps to keep my hair healthy with the constant sun beating down upon my head." — CRgal
single-use strengthening treatment made with castor oil to encourage hair growth and protect against heat styling damage. Think of it like a sheet mask for your hair.
Promising review: "I had my doubts when I used this deep (protein) treatment masque. It absorbed very easily into my hair, but didn't seem to have as much slip as I would have liked. I feel like if I would've applied this while still in the shower, it would've had more slip. Either way, after I washed it out, I was thoroughly impressed. My curls were super defined & my hair felt completely rejuvenated from my recent protective style. My hair felt hydrated & soft & had a nice shine." — Chrissthepriss
Pantene detangling milk for the perfect lightweight, leave-in treatment to brush out those knots. After all, the longer your hair gets, the more tangled it gets.
Promising review: "My hair has a tendency to become quite tangled when I wash it; and regular conditioners don't work to well to detangle. This product is like nothing I've ever used; I only had to run the comb through my hair a few times to remove all of the tangles...it was like magic!" — janice_fl_13600452
leave-in conditioner in a spray bottle so you can easily target the areas that need the most TLC.
Promising review: "It helps detangle with ease and soften my new growth and makes my hair very manageable and moisturing! I wish they sold a bigger tub of it! Because I would buy it no matter the cost! It's just that amazing!" — Mzhunnyb
multipurpose conditioner with a concentrated formula that can help grow hair by keeping it strong and healthy.
Mane N' Tail
Promising review: "I LOVE Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner. I used Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner for years and years. At one time, my hair was down to my ankles, so as you would imagine, I was a hair product expert. No other product, no matter how expensive, was as good as Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner. I am now a grandmother of six. I use Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner on my granddaughter's long curly hair. Her hair is so much easier to comb out." — DannysGJ
hydrating shampoo that'll keep your scalp moisturized and leave behind a lovely coconut scent.
Promising review: "When your Hairdresser says your hair is healthy, what do you use? Herbal Essence for life. I have tried other shampoos and conditioners and they do not leave my hair hydrated, soft, silky and happy." — BRENDA_JR374IMWJHQJ
apple cider vinegar rinse to gently remove product buildup. It does just that while also adjusting pH levels to keep hair long and strong.
Promising review: "When I rinsed my hair out, I could tell immediately how much better my hair felt, it felt lighter and non greasy. When I combed my hair, I did not have any nasty build up on the comb, like I have with many other brands of hair products. I let my hair dry naturally and my hair set perfectly in slight waves, which makes me so happy. Along with my hair looking great, it also feels softer as well is more shiny. I've had several compliments on how shiny and healthy my hair has been looking!" — klynnm
conditioning mask that can also double as a daily conditioner so it's perfect for seeing what your hair needs and adjusting accordingly. It's great for repairing hair instead of cutting off the damaged parts.
Promising review: "This stuff works. I had my hair over processed with bleach. I used this and let it sit in my hair for hours with a shower cap. After doing this for a while, it brought the hair back. I thought I would have to chop it. Now I use it weekly. I also use the It's A Ten protective spray before blow drying my hair. I wasted money on lots of hair products. Give this a try. I have coarse, wavy, thick, highlighted blonde hair." — lee1999
Price: $21.06 (originally $31.99)
serum about to become your new hair repair go-to. The no-rinse formula works across all hair types for silkiness and repair.
Promising Review: "Awesome product! Have used it forever, like maybe 20 years! Now my husband is hooked on it, too! We use a small amount on hair and skin and the texture and fragrance are wonderful. I buy extra bottles and give them as gifts to family and friends and everyone loves it!" — Catherine R
Price: $16.30 (originally $28)
spray-in treatment that'll tick off everything on your hair care list. Just a few sprays and it smooths, straightens, and strengthens locks for an all-around perfect mane.
Promising Review: "Being a full highlighted blond, my hair colorist recommended that I use Redken one unit to assist in the maintenance of the health of my hair. Not convinced at all I took it to give it a try, she said I could return it if I was not satisfied. Boy should I listen to her more often. It has blown my mind! What a great quality product. Worth every cent. I use it specifically just before straightening or curling to lock in extra moisture and make it more controllable. This product does it beautifully in the most natural feeling way. In addition I use it in between washes as it really does refresh the hair." — SACT
Price: $13.83 (originally $24.00)
purifying dry shampoo for removing impurities your roots and scalp while preserving your style. That way, it'll last longer between washes.
Promising review: "I read the directions and saved it for when my hair was needing a wash. Then today, my hair felt greasy and looked frizzy and could use a wash, but it was a busy day and so I didn't have time. I used the Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo and sprayed my hair in pieces, about 8 inches from the root and rubbed it in. The scent right away, I noticed, was very pleasant. It was a light, sweet scent. It didn't smell like a chemical spray like hairspray can smell like. It sprayed a full spray got the whole area, not a thick glob in one spot. A nice wide spray. Then I rubbed my hair and ran a brush through it. My hair looked smoother, brighter, and fresh." — justmissash
foam conditioner that won't bulk up or drag down even your longest styles. This one from Dove is a great way to provide lightweight moisture.
Promising review: "I think this product is a great light weight conditioner that leaves your hair moisturized without it being heavy or greasy. This makes it especially easy to lightly layer additional styling products without the concern that you need to add on a lot of moisturizer." — _mycuratedlife
John Freida root booster with targeted spray applicator making it ideal for root touch-ups. It's a quick way to make sure your conditioned ends don't weigh down or flatten your hair at the root.
Promising review: "My hair is fine, straight and has no body. This product gives it lots of body. Even though it says to concentrate on the crown, I spray it all over my hair. By using this product, I am able to wash my hair every other day, instead of every day, because when I get up in the morning, it looks hardly slept on." — Vikie1
light hairspray from TRESemme that will give a light hold but not build up on or damage your strands. It also goes a long way to avoid product buildup on grown-out hair.
Promising review: "What I like about it is that it doesn't weigh down my fine hair, and it doesn't make it all stiff and crunchy. You can still move a comb through it after spraying without messing up the entire 'do'." — jnadreau
John Freida flexible hold hairspray formulated with keratin to strengthen your hair while keeping it in place.
Promising review: "This product has been a great addition to my hair care routine. It does not leave your hair feeling like it has hairspray in it at all, yet it holds your hair in place. A great flexible hold." — Kate5
blow-dry spray for protecting your hair from heat damage while keeping it *super* shiny. It even has strengthening keratin to keep it at bay.
Promising review: "This is the perfect product in so many ways! On my first non-wash day, I still need to smooth my hair out after sleeping. This is the perfect light mist to give it just enough wet to smooth. When I wash my hair and spray this in, it combs out so easily and dries quickly. It smells great." — Jilly
thermal protection spray made with silk molecules to absorb into the hair structure effectively. It'll keep your hair silky smooth after any heat styling.
Promising review: "My favorite thermal protection spray. Cuts drying time in half." — Rmmom
Price: $10 (originally $16)
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