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    18 Things For Anyone Who's Had It Up To Here With Bad Hair Days

    Whether you're battling frizzy flyaways or bland strands, these items will help you turn your lackluster locks into a magnificent mane.

    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. A Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush for that I-just-came-from-the-hair-salon look. Use it on wet or damp hair and watch in amazement as the brush dries and straightens your hair in just minutes.


    Admittedly, I personally use this hot air brush and I cannot stop yapping about it! I have long, thick hair with a 3B curl pattern, and it takes me almost two hours to straighten it all. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the heat damage left behind by my go-to straightener. I bought this brush and was super impressed with how quickly it dried and straightened my wet hair (40 minutes, but who's counting?). It left my hair feeling suuuuper soft and silky, and even gave it EXTRA volume and a bit of a curl at the end. My hair also looks healthier overall — no more dry, crispy-looking ends! Sometimes, I even use this brush in the morning on already-dry hair for a quick touch-up before I head out for the day.

    Get it from Amazon for $45.89 (also available in mint).

    2. HerStyler Hair Repair Serum because it can give you hair so shiny, people will be able to see their reflections in it. Okay, not really, but the added Argan oil in the serum will leave you with an enviable shine and super smooth hair.


    Promising review: "I found this product through a Buzzfeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the wringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heatwave we got a couple of weeks ago — no frizz and no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in packs of two and four).

    3. A set of criss-cross head wraps that'll keep your hair out of your face while adding an ~adorable~ floral touch to your look.


    Promising review: “I was a little worried that these wouldn't stay put on my head since I have a slightly smaller-than-average head and slick hair. Fortunately, these headbands did not disappoint. Not only do they stay put, but the material actually looks much more high-quality than the pictures may suggest. It’s definitely a great deal, in my opinion. The packaging was nice, it arrived quickly, and the headbands arrived without defect.” —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.89 (available in five additional set designs).

    4. A can of Batiste Dry Shampoo so you can refresh your look when you're in between washes. Because let's be honest, some mornings are just not meant for taking the time to wash the week's buildup from your hair. It absorbs grease and removes that slick, oily look that leaves your hair looking like seaweed.


    Promising review: “This stuff lives up to the hype! I used to wash my hair every single day, and I just started trying to cut back last year. Without ANY dry shampoo, I could go no more than one day without washing my hair. I started using other dry shampoos and could go two to three days. But with this, I won't lie, I've gone seven to eight days without washing my hair, and it still looks clean and not greasy! I really couldn't believe it. It also gives my very flat, heavy, straight hair some volume that even my brother noticed. I've found that applying it preemptively helps, and will sometimes spray a lot before I go to bed, so when I wake up it looks great.” —Emily A

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $15.35 (also available as a pack of two for $12.99)

    5. Some Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk, which is perfect for adding some bounce and shine to your natural curls. You are THIS close to never leaving the house with dry, frizzy hair AGAIN.


    Promising review: “This is my go-to moisturizer for my mixed daughter's 3C hair. It smells sooo good. I've used other products on her hair and after switching to this, I can tell there’s a difference! The texture is soft and creamy not sticky like the cheaper products I've tried. Other products weigh her hair down and make it greasy, but this one makes her hair feel amazing, super soft, and healthy. It's the best it's ever looked and much easier to manage. The milk is very lightweight so if you have a more coarse hair type, you may want something thicker but it will definitely make your hair healthier either way.” —EmilyJ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+.

    6. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo so you can remove any brassiness from blonde hair — aka, it's a must-have if you love going lighter but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars at the salon for touch-ups. Reviewers recommend massaging the product into your hair.

    Promising review: “I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go to the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product, I canceled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all, and after just two washes, I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!” —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $12.62.

    7. A set of flexible curling rods for when you want gorgeous, bouncy curls without the heat damage that comes with using a curling iron. According to reviewers, you can get the best results by wrapping damp hair around the rollers and keeping it overnight.,

    Promising review: “I put these in my daughter's hair after she showered. Her hair is very long, almost down to her waist. We did not want really tight curls, so we started with yellow rollers on the top, followed by the pink, orange, and finally the blue rollers around the base of her head. I was concerned one rod would not be able to hold the entire length of each section, but it did! I started at one end of the rod, then rolled it up toward the other. I folded them into a 'Z' shape to secure them. She had no problems sleeping in them overnight, and the results were gorgeous! The only things we plan to do differently next time is to let her hair dry a little more before rolling it, and use smaller sections. It was not dripping wet by any means, but given the length, some pieces were not completely dry when we unwrapped them this morning. It might be because some sections were a little too big, or her hair was a little too wet. Either way, we are not complaining. Her hair looks amazing!!” —BJE

    Get a pack of 42 rods from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. This pack of satin scarf hair ties — they will upgrade your ponytail without all the added effort. Between you and me, the scarf tie is detachable, so you can also use the scrunchie alone.


    Promising review: “These are pretty and come in an assortment of colors and patterns. They're convenient to keep in my purse for when I need to tie my hair back, and they look much more elevated compared to a plain hair tie. Fantastic value. I love them." —Lori Kate

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. A Wet Brush Original Detangler that will give you knot-free hair WITHOUT all the harsh tugging. The IntelliFlex bristles gently loosen any knots so you can avoid breaking and damaging your hair.


    Promising review: “I first tried this brush on my dry hair right as I didn't wanna wait for wet hair to use it and I was not too impressed. Then the following morning, I used it on my hair when it was wet and I was very impressed. I usually have a lot of breakage when brushing my hair right after the shower, as my hair is heat damaged from blow-drying and straightening, but when I used this brush, I did not feel or hear all of the snapping and breaking that I normally experience. I will never use another brush on my wet hair again. I am using this for life!” —mrsimport

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in 11 additional colors).

    10. A tube of the Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment so your hair can be silky, shiny, and frizz-free in just a few uses. If your locks feel more like hay than hair, the ceramides and collagen in this treatment will restore your mane to its original bouncy, brilliant state.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: “My hair used to be really shiny. Then I had purple hair for a year, followed by blue hair for six months. When I decided that everyone and their mother was coloring their hair funky colors, I was done. Well, my stylist had to bleach the bejeebers out of my hair to remove all of the funky colors. Since then, my hair has been dry, crispy, and definitely not shiny. This stuff really makes a difference! I used it maybe 10–14 days ago, and I just redid it tonight. After shampooing, I towel-dried my hair and put a big blop throughout my long-ish hair and clipped it up. I left it on for quite a while, just puttering around and getting chores done. Then, I rinsed it and my hair felt soft and looked much shinier. I will keep using this as long as I need to.” —SHANNON FRASER

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    11. The Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Brush, which is key for MASSIVE volume. You'll never complain about flat, limp hair again, and it's all thanks to the nylon and boar bristles, which improve styling control while adding shine.


    Promising review: “Where has this been all my life, and how did I not know about teasing brushes? I have never been able to get a good tease using a rat tail comb so I thought I'd try this brush after reading about teasing brushes in a vintage hairstyle book. WOW — I have fairly fine hair and I am amazed at how well this works to give me volume. It's just the right width for my bangs, too. The brush is well made and doesn’t have any loose bristles. I get it really sticky using pomade and it washes up nicely. I really like this brush and recommend it.” —Judi W

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in additional colors and sizes).

    12. These pearl hair clips because they'll add some elegance to your slicked-back ponytail or messy bun for an OMG-worthy look. They're oversized and durable enough to hold back thick, stubborn hair.


    Promising review: “I ordered these clips to jump on the trend that has surfaced recently. These are beautiful and very high quality for the price. The two larger clips clamp onto your hair and aren't heavy. They also don't feel like they will slip out. The other two clips are more like large bobby pins with pearls on them and don't tug at your hair. I would highly recommend these clips for those who are also looking to take part in this trend!" —Stacey Corcoran

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. The Bed Head Curlipops Wand for Loose Curls, which uses ceramic technology to reduce frizz and add shine for big, ~illustrious~ curls that last all day long. So you can take your 'do from the office to your dinner date. Plus, it comes with a heat protectant glove so you don't end up with burnt fingers!

    Promising review: “I’m not big on writing reviews but this wand has truly impressed me. Over the years, my hair has thinned and will not hold styles like it used to. I have a much pricier ceramic wand, but it is thinner and the curls just don’t last. I was shopping for a new one and was prepared to spend a lot more. I couldn’t ignore all the reviews this one had even though I thought it was impossible for a wand of this price to be THAT great, but figured I’d give it a shot. It’s everything!! It’s super easy to use and my waves last all day. I’ve even slept on them and the next day, they’re still somewhat there. I wanted bigger, beachy waves with body and that’s exactly what I got. Don’t waste your money on more expensive devices, this is what you’re looking for!” —Angelica O.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. A jar of Smooth Viking Hydrating Fiber Cream that simultaneously thickens and texturizes hair, leaving it with a shine-free finish. Even though the product has a medium-hold, customers say that it keeps their look in place all day.


    Promising review: “I have very fine hair and it's so hard to do anything with it because of that. I ordered this based on the reviews and the promise that it won't weigh down or make my hair look greasy. This stuff is great! After I blow dry my hair, I add a small amount (about size of a nickel) into my hand and then begin to apply it. It gives my hair a nice shine but more importantly, it gives my hair the fullness and hold that I need. Overall great stuff!” —L. Avila

    Get it from Amazon for $11.70.

    15. Renpure Coconut Whipped Creme Leave-In Conditioner, which is made with real coconut water, FYI, and locks in moisture so you can finally rock that all-day smooth look you've been craving. Not only does it leave you with silky strands, but some reviewers also mention that it made their hair much more manageable with regular use.

    Promising review: “I was skeptical about purchasing this leave-in conditioner because I have Black American Locs and my daughter has very dry 4C hair. First and foremost, this conditioner smells absolutely amazing. I have only used this once so far and that one application left my dry Locs feeling very soft, and my scalp felt moisturized. When it comes to my daughter's hair, NOTHING has kept her hair moisturized. I put this in her hair and it was moisturized for the entire day to the point that I could actually still pick her little bitty fro out after it was patted down from her being in her car seat. I do apply the leave-in to her hair daily because at this time she still refuses to sleep with a bonnet or her head so naturally, her hair dries back out throughout the night.” —MrsSH

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    16. Some Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo that will finally kick your weekly hair gunk to the curb. All that buildup from styling products, conditioners, and oils? GONE. Although you're gonna fall in love with how it seems to magically make your hair squeaky clean, the product is meant to be used just once a week.

    Promising review: “I have very oily and thick hair. Sometimes, I’ll wash my hair in the morning and by evening it looks gross again. Dry shampoo has never worked for me. I bought this hoping it would help, but I was not expecting it to be this amazing. My hair has lots of volume now and I was able to go a few days without washing it. My shampoo and conditioner have also worked better since then. I only use this once a week.” —Breanna McCarthy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19+ (available in additional bottle sizes).

    17. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray, which is designed for Insta-worthy, beachy waves. It's infused with sea salt and sea kelp to add texture, and aloe to avoid that dry, icky crunch that you get from using most texturizing sprays.,

    Promising review: “I have wavy hair and have tried a few different brands of curl cream. While they helped, they always seemed to weigh down my wavy hair, and the wave would stretch out during the day. I tried this on a whim and WOW!! It gives a nice texture along with some definition, and it doesn't weigh down my hair. I apply it after I shower in the evening, diffuse my hair dry, and twist it up for sleep. The next day my hair looks amazing. I'm going to buy more of this soon to keep back in case it's discontinued. You also can't beat the price.” —Melissa Jurgensen

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    18. A set of telephone cord hair ties because they let you tie up your hair in style WITHOUT leaving with those annoying, *unsightly* indents. Plus, the muted colors are sure to match anything in your wardrobe.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I’m really glad to have found these! I only ever see the thicker ones or thinner ones, which are too flimsy to actually hold your hair up. I like these so much more. Also, if you've never tried phone cord hair ties in general, you absolutely must treat yourself to the experience of no pulling, no hairs coming out with the band, and no creases when you take your hair down." —QuinnG143

    Get a set of five from Urban Outfitters for $8.00.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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