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    May 21, 2020

    22 Grooming Products With Small Price Tags And Major Results

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    1. A bottle of 100% pure, hexane-free castor oil made with rich vitamins and fatty-acids that'll help repair, grow, and maintain damaged hair. It can also be used for skin, eyelash, and nail health!

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try a hair growing product to bring my hair back. I read online and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growth, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. 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 $17.95.

    2. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole 1% to keep pesky flakes and an itchy scalp at bay.

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    3. A foot file that'll make even the crustiest of heels smooth again. Just look at those r~heel~y incredible results.

    Promising review: "It’s amazing, my lifesaver. I've tried many things like a blade scraper, a battery operated roller etc, but this is the only one that works well for me!"—Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A two-pack of stainless-steel tongue cleaners that'll leave you absolutely tongue-tied with the results.

    Promising review: "I had complaints from family that I had bad breath. After brushing, flossing, going to the dentist, mouth wash, breath mints, etc, I finally bought this as a last ditch effort and wow. Just wow. This stuff the first stroke pulled off so much gunk it was actually embarrassing but it WORKED. I could even feel the difference on my tongue. It's been great so far and there have been no more complaints!" —Leria Draven

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.67.

    5. A bottle of Honest Amish beard oil so you can hydrate, moisturize, and soften your facial hair with organic argan, jojoba, avocado, and sweet almond oils.,

    Promising review: "If you have the snow raining on your shirt every day from your amazing manly beard then you need to buy this stuff. It really helped hydrate and get my beard to a place where there is no beard dandruff to speak of. Keep your beard happy. Your shirt will thank you." —Colt and Missy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    6. A vegan, paraben-free semi-permanent conditioning hair color that'll last up to 25 washes so you can rock your new look for a long time without having to pay a ton of $$$.

    Promising review: "This is the first hair color I ever used back in 1995 — Atlantic Blue on my unbleached natural medium brown hair — and it took amazingly. Since then, I've tried everything I come across hoping for something that lasts longer, but this is the best I've found. It typically lasts four to six weeks on my hair. This is a vegetable dye and will not harm your hair if left on too long. Actually, it's very conditioning and makes my hair soft and shiny after use. Always wash and rinse in cold water and use a mild shampoo made for colored hair!" —Kelrosner

    Get it from Amazon for $8.40+ (available in 11 colors).

    7. A tapered, ceramic Remington Pro curling wand that might as well have come from Ollivander's, because you can curl your hair so effortlessly — without the traditional curl clamp — and make it feel like straight-up magic.

    Promising review: "I’m one of those people who just sucks at curling my hair. I tried numerous times to curl my hair with a curling iron, but I can never get it right. I love this wand! I literally feel like a pro curling my hair and it took less than 10 minutes! It used to take forever with those darn curling irons. Never again! Seriously though, this is a must have for all." —MissEm

    Get it from Amazon for $19.65+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our Remington curling wand review here for more deets!

    8. A set of clip-in hair extensions that'll feel and look so much like the real deal, you might even forget you have them in.

    Promising review: "OMG! If I could rate this higher I would! Buy it now, you won’t regret it. Especially for such an incredible price! I bought it for a costume for Halloween, but it’s nice enough quality to use for date nights or whatever! And I have used clip-in extensions for 10 years, and never gone synthetic until now and I am amazed." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four lengths and a variety of colors).

    Check out our Reecho extensions review here to find out more about why so many people love them.

    9. A bottle of Bliss Kiss cuticle & nail oil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore.

    Promising review: "This is the best oil for your nails. I had damage from acrylics and cut my natural nails down in April. In 11 weeks I had long and healthy nails. I used this multiple times a day and still use it." —Penny Tripps

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three fragrances).

    10. A pack of 42 twist-flex rods for anyone trying to get curls in the easiest way possible. Just fall asleep with them in and wake up. It's that easy.

    Promising review: "I left the largest rollers, the purple and gray ones, in for two hours to see how the curls would turn out. The results were great!" —Hoyablue

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    11. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches, because an overnight spot treatment is just what that acne needs. Apply before bed and —BAM — pus and oil will be drawn out, and inflammation will go down by morning.

    Promising review: "If you have issues with acne (especially those nasty whiteheads) but can't afford all the fancy step-by-step treatments out there, you at least need to buy these. This truly worked at minimizing my pimples, sucking up the wound, and keeping big pimples from getting worse. It really does draw up the pus to the patch! I leave one on overnight and just slowly peel off and then wipe away any remaining pus. I even let my mom who was visiting try it on her pimple and she loved them, so I had to order more!" —Megan Meehan

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    12. A 2-ounce tin of Honest Amish leave-in beard conditioner to soften coarse hairs, get rid of "beardruff," or use as a pre-shave balm for skin so soft you'll forget there was ever a beard there.

    Promising review: "I originally purchased this for purposes of beardism. The product worked wonders and improved my bearditude. After I decided to cut it for summer I found myself one day without shave gel so I used this instead. This is by far the greatest shaving experience I have ever had — and that includes professional ones. My face feels like butter-soaked calfskin leather. You know damn well you can imagine how luxurious that feels." —Michael Gomez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.43.

    13. A bottle of Fanola No Yellow purple shampoo for anyone with brassy undertones they want out of their life. The violet pigment in this shampoo will get rid of unwanted yellow hues on gray, light blonde, or streaked hair.

    Promising review: "Stop searching and buy this! I purchased this purple shampoo on a whim after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article. THIS SHAMPOO, let me tell you, has pulled any and every unwanted orange color from my hair. The shampoo is PURPLE, almost black. It reeks to high heaven, but so do most toners and glazes a salon would put on, so it's really not an issue to me. I use it once a week and leave it on for about five minutes while I shave in shower, and it does its job. Within two weeks it pulled all the orange brassiness from my hair and has left me with a wintery icy blonde that I never thought my hair could be. I love it so much and don't know what state of pumpkin I would be without this shampoo." —Lenna K.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in three sizes).

    Read more about this product in our Fanola No Yellow shampoo review!

    14. A bottle of Tend Skin after-shave treatment, which is basically a potion with the magical ability to make you forget razor bumps and ingrown hairs were ever a thing.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    15. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can get that blown-out look but without spending the time or $$$. Drying your hair with a round brush + a blow-dryer 👏is 👏a 👏myth. This tool does it all in one!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Maitland Quitmeyer swears by this hot air brush. Here's what she had to say:

    "It has two heat settings (plus a cool setting to set your style) AND ***ionic power*** to reduce frizz and add massive shine. And it has ceramic coating to reduce heat damage to your hair. I friggin' love this brush. All you need to do is section your hair out, depending on how thick it is, and roll it under your hair like you would a regular round brush — but because it releases hot air, there's NO NEED FOR A HAIR DRYER! Truly easy. And you get better results than with a flat iron, because you're lifting and brushing out the hair rather than just pressing it flat."

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch sizes).

    Read our full review of the John Frieda Hot Air Brush for more deets!

    16. A molding wax for those stubborn hairs that need medium hold to lock them in all day. This formula has minimal shine and will give your hair some added fullness.

    Promising review: "I have very fine hair and its so hard to do anything with it. I ordered this based on the reviews about how 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 $12.32.

    17. A tin of all-purpose wax so people who want to rid their underarms of hair can do so without razor burn and bumps coming up out of nowhere.

    Apply this wax with wooden applicators like these! To use, place the wax tin into a professional wax heater. Within 20 to 30 minutes, it will be warm and liquid enough to apply. Test the temperature of the wax on the inside of your wrist; the best temperature should be about what your body temperature is. Then apply an oil of your choice and a quarter sized amount of the wax. Spread in the direction of your hair growth. Once dried down, remove the wax parallel and in the opposite direction of your hair growth.

    Promising review: "Holy crap. Please listen to this review. This is the best, and easiest-to-use wax I have ever tried. It dries super quickly and when it dries it creates a vacuum seal around the hair. It does not stick to skin in the slightest and cuts the pain down 75%. I would pay $150 dollars for this stuff because it is so good." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $22.80.

    18. A set of clip-on bangs, because you know you've wondered what you'd look like with them. We all have! Now's your chance to see what you'd look like without making it permanent.

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

    19. A tin of Brickell Men’s eye balm made with caffeine to help reduce puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles under your eyes.


    Promising review: "I was hesitant to buy this as it is two times the price of what I am used to paying for eye cream. I received this package today and tried it on for the first time and was shocked at how well this works. I've been using my previous cream for years with small gains but let me tell you, this stuff is amazing and is worth the money. I saw immediate results from the puffy bags under my eyes in literally minutes. I couldn't believe it. If you have bags from kids, busy work life, fun nights out, insomnia, etc., buy it! You won't regret it!" —MN Boulevard

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

    20. A Sally Hansen mattifying top coat to switch up your usual shiny nails to a cool, high fashion matte vibe.

    Promising review: "A little goes a LONG way. It's so perfect and to top it off (haha) it lasts for at least a week. That is pretty good for a top coat that is not gel. Also the price is excellent and shipping was very fast." —Lisa

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.18

    21. A beautiful L-part lace front wig because it's a super quick, easy, and affordable way to change up your look in minutes.

    Brittaney Trent / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Let me to start off saying I have been wearing wigs for at least 13 years. I do not wear weaves or extensions, and I have very thick hair and lots of edges! This is my favorite wig of all time! This wig is very natural-looking; it does have that Brazilian texture and wave, plus good body and flow. It fits edge to edge and gave me a little room to put out a little edges, which was a plus! I don't want to take it off! It's a win–win. You get a beautiful lace-front for 20 something dollars!" —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $29.91+ (available in 12 colors).

    22. An automatic ceramic curling iron for anyone who loves to change up their look day-to-day but are at their ~split ends~ trying to style their hair in under an hour.,

    Simply place a sectioned off part of your hair behind the thickest prong, and it'll automatically wrap around the iron, and rest of the hard work is done for you!

    Promising review: "I love this curler beyond words. I am Asian with super straight hair that can never keep curls. Seriously, after curling my hair with a curling iron AND using hair spray, my hair is basically straight again in two hours. This is the ONLY curling iron that I've used that actually works and is super easy to use. I actually tried using it without spraying my hair and the curls stayed intact until the next day." —NYC Dog Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

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