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    26 Hair Products You'll Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    Was going to put a good hair pun here, but none of them made the cut.

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    1. A donut-shaped hair bun maker that'll really come in handy on days you don't want to deal with a full style — this quick up-do will do the trick!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have long but very fine hair and I’ve always wished I could have a big voluminous bun. I bought the three pack because I didn’t know what size I needed and I found that the middle one works best for my hair. My first try I had it done in 15 seconds, so it’s great when you don’t have time to shower and you can just throw your hair up. The best part is that it somehow looks amazing even when you don’t do as good of a job rolling it in, like intended messy bun. I intend to use this a lot, so easy and looks so pretty, highly recommend." —Jamie

    Get a set of three different sizes from Amazon for $7.95 (available in three colors).

    2. A bottle of Fanola No Yellow shampoo for anyone with orange undertones they want out of their life. The violet pigment in this shampoo will get rid of unwanted yellow hues on grey, 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 $12.24 (available in eight sizes).

    Read more about this product in our closer look!

    3. A detangling brush to work through hair that's acting knotty. Its cone-shaped bristles separate the hair sideways (way gentler) instead of down!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through' hair, but this brush actually works! I have very thick, kinky, coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily when it's wet or when it's dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (available in two colors).

    4. An anti–hair loss shampoo made with argan oil that'll rejuvenate your scalp and bring those baby hairs back to life.

    Promising review: "Omg. Guys this stuff actually works I'm dead serious. I never read reviews but I figured I should and show you guys pictures because I'm so happy with the results. I have been struggling with hair loss since I started undergrad, and I have found each year my hair is getting thinner and thinner and my hairline is receding on the corners. I saw this and read the good reviews. Now I see why the reviews are so amazing. It's been 16 days as of today and the results are insane." —christine rosenberg

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. Or a biotin shampoo formulated with nutrient-rich botanicals like B5 zinc and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and helping your hair strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

    Promising review: "For about five years I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all the brand-name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. Then I discovered this! It doesn't work overnight, but it works! And I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. My friends can't believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" —The D.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.45 (available in four sizes).

    6. A hydrating hair mask with over 3,000 five-star reviews, because it deeply conditions, detangles, hydrates, and revives dull and over-processed hair.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. After frequent flat ironing, my hair began to lose its nice texture. It became very dry and totally damaged. I was searching for something that I could use to revive my hair. After two washes, my hair looks so soft and shiny. Wow — I love my hair now." —Madhu

    Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

    7. A L'Oréal blowout priming spray to reduce drying time dramatically while simultaneously shielding your hair from heat damage. We stan a 2-in-1!


    Promising review: "I use this every time I blow dry my hair. Even with my thick hair I can have it completely dry in less than five minutes. Leaves the hair feeling smooth and soft. I even find that I don't need to restyle my hair the next day, even after sleeping on it." —blackrose

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    8. An all-natural henna powder so you can say goodbye to hair dye for good.

    Promising review: "I can't stress enough how much I LOVE henna. I use it for pretty much everything — hair, nails, and lips. This is the cheapest henna I've found that hasn't lost its quality. I've been using henna for about a year and it leaves a gorgeous, natural-looking red that no chemical dye I've used could beat." —Krista M.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    9. A pack of super durable hair ties for people with thick, long, and curly hair. These won't stretch out or snap mid-pony!


    Promising review: "First hair band I can wear all day without a headache. The hairstylist and colorist are amazed every time because of how thick my hair is, so this is a true blessing. It does not leave a mark. It does not pull my hair out. I can do twice or three times around depending if I want a loose pony or super tight." —Lyn D.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

    10. A Neutrogena volume-boosting clarifying shampoo for removing any product buildup or residue in your hair from constant styling.


    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly and definitely gets rid of build up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —Nicky C.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83 (available in five sizes).

    11. A flat iron designed with heat settings that range from 170°F to 450°F, LCD digital display, and a safety “auto off” setting that'll turn it off after 90 minutes of non-use. It also has floating iron plates so there is zero pinching or pulling your hair!

    Promising review: "I’m a licensed cosmetologist and I love this flat iron. I’ve used flat irons that were over 100 dollars, and this one works better than most high end ones. I do a lot of natural hair blowouts/silk presses and this works wonders! —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $37.06 (available in three colors).

    12. A cult-favorite Wet Brush for a detangling brush that'll actually do its job without ripping all your hair out — it works great on wet or dry hair.


    Promising review: "Oh praise all the spiritual beings because I have finally found a hairbrush that seems to work on my child's unruly hair without her screaming that I'm ripping her scalp off every time I go to brush her hair. I don't know what happens to this child while she sleeps, but every morning it's as if she's been head-banging in the middle of a tornado and I have to brush through that mess. Even with detangler it was a challenge before, but now it goes much more smoothly. Could not be more pleased with it. I use this on my own hair too and if there are any knots, I don't even feel when they are brushed out. Seriously, love it." —Lissa K.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.25 (available in five colors).

    13. An anti-frizz hair-repairing serum made with argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera to control frizz, lessen tangles, and hydrate split ends., Amazon

    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 ringer! No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. A scalp-massaging shampoo brush that'll help prevent dandruff and promote hair growth all while feeling like a salon-level shampoo massage.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "The bristles are a soft but sturdy silicone so there's enough pressure to exfoliate and massage scalp, but not so stiff that it would break hair shafts. Using this is a great way to get my scalp cleaner without damaging my nails. And it feels great too! A+ product, highly recommend!" —HeatherBree23

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

    15. A headband to help keep your hair up and out of your face in the most adorable way. No more wasting skincare products by getting your hair caught in your face mask!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this! I'm new to the skin care game and I've been trying to make myself get into a routine. I have really long hair and I hate tying it up because of the creasing and my other headbands fall down/don't hold my hair back/start to hurt after a while. This headband is affordable, cute, stays in place, doesn't damage your hair, is thick enough to keep bangs/long hair out of your face AND doesn't hurt!"—Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $5.80.

    16. A professional cordless clipper for anyone out there trying to have their hair fresh daily without having to spend money every time their hair grows half an inch. SMH.

    Promising review: "The fact that it's cordless is amazing but it goes beyond that. The battery is very powerful and it lasts around two hours on one single charge. Also another upgrade is the fade staggered tooth blade which is perfect for blending. The fact that these blades can be zero gapped is incredible especially for getting that first line out from bald fades etc. without having to wear out your trimmers." —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99.

    17. A multi-purpose coconut oil to moisturize and keep your hair long, strong, and healthy for years and years to come.

    Promising review: "I've been using this for about two years. I don't know how I ever lived without it! I use it as a hair mask once a week and my hair's never been healthier!!!!! I also use it as a moisturizer and for shaving my legs. I highly recommend it! It's a great product at a great price." —Lindsay Thorn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.44.

    18. A color depositing shampoo so strong you're gonna forget what going back to the salon for a touch-up ever felt like!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I am growing out my natural grey/silver hair, and the lengths are bleached light blonde with a unpleasant yellow tinge. For the last year I have tried so many toners, purple shampoos, color rinses, etc. This is the only product that my hair is all the same color and I am finally free of the yellowish hue!" —Jess

    Get it on Amazon for $35 (available in 10 colors)

    19. An argan oil hair mask that'll make your hair smooth by repairing it with 100% organic jojoba oil, aloe vera and keratin.

    Plus, it works on a wide variety of hair types.

    Promising review: "Thank you argan oil for saving my hair!!! I live in AZ and the heat mixed with our hard water killed my hair. Literally I could run my fingers through it and pull chunks out. I've used this three times in the last week and it's like I have brand new hair. I will forever buy this stuff!" —amber

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    20. A Bed Head waver tool that'll be like the opposite of your flatiron, giving you tousled, crimped, loose, or defined curls and waves. Made with adjustable tourmaline ceramic plates (that heats up to 400°F!) so you can get a variety of styles — all using one tool.


    It comes on a swiveling cord so you can twist it to reach every strand of hair, without getting tangled up, plus it auto shuts off so you can leave the house without worrying too much.

    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. I highly recommend." —BeckyfromBama

    Get it from Amazon for $35.92.

    21. A bottle of hair-building fibers that'll help cover balding spots while you're still trying to grow hair in.

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to try this, and I'm hoping my review will help someone else who feels the same way. I have alopecia areata, which causes circles or ovals of hair to fall out all at once. You can see in the pictures that a large patch is starting to grow in, but is still extremely sparse. The hair fibers are a godsend. I use the dark brown with the spray applicator. You'd be able to see if you got up close to look, and it works better where there's some hair than areas that are completely bare, but even on bare patches its much better. I would definitely recommend this for anyone, any age, with thinning hair or bald patches." —Christine Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    22. A volumizing hairspray with a tough, all-day hold so the time you spent perfecting your favorite hair style won't be lost throughout the day. It's also humidity resistant!

    Wow, wish I was humidity resistant!

    Promising review: "No other spray is this good. I have been using it for about 30 years, since it came out. I introduced it to my hair dresser who owns her own shop and she loves it as well. It's like no other. It gives lift and it's very workable with less product. I personally love it because you can comb through it if you don't like the way it looks and start over. It holds very well — all day in most cases. Now that I am older and have thinning hair, it's as necessary as taking your medicine. I can't live without it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74 (available in six sizes and two styles).

    23. A pack of three Batiste dry shampoos to keep your hair grease-free throughout the week. Look, we don't always have time to wash our hair!,

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this stuff!! I, like others with dark brown hair, have had to put up with trying to get all that white stuff out of my hair when using dry shampoo. Which just ended up leaving my hair dull looking. But this product is simply amazing! Not only does my hair have much more body, but it also blends with my color, reduces my part line, and truly fills my hair with a fantastic depth of color, fullness, and manageability. Get this — you won't be sorry!!" —KathleenBB

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $15.98 (available in three sizes and nine colors).

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

    Promising review: "This was the best nine dollars I've spent in a long time! The color is a perfect match to my hair. The hair is very long — I cut at least 12 inches off. It stays in place very well. This is a fun addition to my going out look." —SBonert

    Get them from Amazon for $9.49 (available in four sizes and 24 colors).

    Find out more about why we love these extensions!

    25. 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 grey ones, in for two hours to see how the curls would turn out. The results were great! The rollers are the perfect size and gave me the same look as my expensive digital perm. I've been getting digital perms for the last year to the tune of $200 every 3-4 months, so these rollers, at $12 a pack, are a steal." —Hoyablue

    Get it from Amazon for $11.30 (available in three sizes).

    26. And a brush that'll give your pet the makeover of a lifetime.,

    The brush is self-cleaning and exactly the beauty treatment your best friend deserves.

    Promising review: "I have a small cockapoo, so her hair is pretty high maintenance. What intrigued me about this brush is how it's basically self-cleaning, with a button that pushes the hair out, because cleaning brushes out in the past hasn't exactly been pleasant. So far I'm extremely pleased with how it works — clean up was so easy and effortless! I've read some of the other reviews about it hurting a fur baby's skin, but keep in mind that grooming brushes like these are for dogs with long hair! So if your dog has short hair, this is NOT the right brush for you. It's for fluffing up fluffy dogs and detangling high maintenance coats." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    It's neither hair nor there but I think this could be your Mia-Thermopolis moment!

    Disney / Via Giphy

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