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    28 Products To Help You Have Better Hair This Year

    Including detangling brushes, diffusers, hot air brushes, and satin-lined sleep caps.

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    1. A bottle of moisturizing hair conditioner so you can replenish that much needed moisture your hair is loosing in the winter dryness.

    The conditioner pump bottle resting in water
    Beauty Pie

    Get it from Beauty Pie for $38.

    2. A deep conditioning hair mask that'll help repair and strengthen straight, wavy, curly, and coily hair!

    a before and after of a model showing their hair frizzy and then showing their hair curled to perfection after using the product
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I don't have damaged hair as it is, but I do color it often and live in a VERY dry climate. Even after just one use my hair was soft, shiny, and bouncy. After sleeping on it the next morning it still looked and felt incredible." —CreativeBlnde

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    3. A fan-favorite Wet Brush that'll detangle without ripping out your entire scalp while doing so! The flexible bristles glide through your hair rather than pull at it.

    A before and after of a reviewer's tangled and untangled hair
    amazon.com

    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 headbanging 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 $15.99.

    4. A curl cream-gel to define and hold moisture in your curls. The argan oil in the formula helps to prevent frizz and you'll wind up with the perfect curls every time.

    a before and after of a reviewers hair brushed out and next to it is their curls more defined by using the gel
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book. High end to low end, I've tried them all. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist length wavy/curly red hair and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    5. A detangling brush that'll separate your hair *sideways* instead of up and down leaving painful tangled hair and ruined curls a thing of the past. Reviewers with natural hair say it's great for type 3 and 4 hair!

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "This brush has been the best thing for my natural hair. I have thick 4C hair and I was having trouble keeping it detangled. Before my tangle teaser I would use a wide-tooth comb or my fingers but they did nothing for the tight knot balls I was getting. I would get frustrated at how long it would take and start going faster which was ripping my hair out. Every time I touched my hair it seemed like I was losing it. When I bought the tangle teaser I used it during a deep condition. I started from the bottom and worked my way up and couldn't believe how my curls seem to melt around it. What used to take hours has now been chopped down to about 26 minutes!" —Dubya.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    6. A hair diffuser attachment to enhance your naturally beautiful curl patterns. Not to mention it'll help speed up the drying process!

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    Promising review: "I am thrilled with this diffuser! I have tried many similar products and this one does the job! The cup design is perfect for holding your hair while it diffuses it, helping to produce the volume and shape most girls with curly hair want. At the end of the fingers are openings where air flows and helps to dry the roots of your hair at the same time that it is diffusing the ends. The drying time is much shorter because of that feature." —JPJC

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    7. An argan oil hair mask that'll repair dry, damaged, and color treated hair with 100% organic jojoba oil, aloe vera, and keratin.

    a series of images showing the progression of curly to straight hair with the hair looking soft and healthy
    amazon.com

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

    Promising review: "Thank you argan oil for saving my hair!!! I live in Arizona 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 $12.95.

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

    amazon.com

    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 35 colors).

    9. A John Frieda frizz serum for anyone who is always dealing with frizzy hair, especially in the wintertime.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm not sure what I'd do without my Frizz Ease. It smooths out my unruly hair leaving it manageable, but not heavy, sticky, or weighed down. My hair actually looks good when I use this product." —Dana G

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    10. A Denman cushion brush with nylon bristles that'll detangle your hair without pulling too hard on your roots.

    a reviewer showing the before and after of using the brush and their curls are still in tact
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This brush works wonders! I really think it works for all types of hair. I recommend! My hair is naturally curly, but this brush made the curls a lot more defined." —Chrissy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in three styles and eight colors).

    11. A bottle of hair-building fibers to help cover balding spots wherever you want to.

    a before image of a reviewer with a bald spot on the top of their head next to an after image of that same bald spot filled in by the product
    amazon.com

    They're sweat-, wind-, and rain-resistant, but come out in your next shampoo. Just shake into the thinning area, and pat your hair to disperse.

    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. 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).

    12. A Bed Head waver that'll be like the opposite of your flat iron, giving you tousled, crimped, loose, or defined curls and waves. It's made with adjustable tourmaline ceramic plates (that heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit!) so you can get a variety of styles — all using one tool.

    amazon.com

    It comes on a swiveling cord so you can twist it to reach every strand of hair without getting tangled up, *and* auto shuts off so you can leave the house for the day without panicking.

    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 $39.99.

    13. A volumizing hairspray so you can get that salon look right from the comfort of your own home.

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    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." —kathy shear

    Get it from Amazon for $15.73.

    14. An all-natural henna powder that'll give you the pop of color you've always dreamed of without using harmful hair dyes.

    a side by side of a reviewer showing their hair before and after using the powder and in the after their hair is more naturally looking red
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    15. A flat iron with heat settings that range from 170 degrees F to 450 degrees F so you can style your hair in which ever way you like.

    amazon.com

    This flat iron is ~extra~ great because it emits negative ions (lol not a scientist but sounds fun) that moisten your hair so if you struggle with frizzy hair it can help make it more smooth!

    Promising review: "I am a licensed cosmetologist. I bought this on a whim because the reviews were great. I got this in and immediately tried it. I am blown away. I never received expected these kind of results from a hair straightener under a hundred bucks." —Rachael Stephens

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

    16. A color depositing shampoo so strong you're gonna forget your stylist's name before you need to go back to get a touch-up.

    a before and after showing the color deposit strong and beautiful in the second image
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This shampoo is awesome. I used this wet and it gave my hair a slight pink tint. The next time I applied it to dry hair in pieces to see if it would be more vivid and it definitely turned those pieces a lot pinker. It lasts a few washes; just make sure you also use conditioner because this can feel drying. My hair is dark blonde with highlights and it shows better on the highlights. You can still see it on the dark blonde too, it's just not as vibrant. I'm sold on this stuff and will be getting more of it!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $24.50 (available in 12 colors).

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

    amazon.com

    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 five lengths and a variety of colors).

    18. A hot air brush perfect for anyone who loves a blown-out look but doesn't have time or $$$ for the salon. Drying your hair with a round brush + a blow-dryer 👏is 👏a 👏myth. This tool does it all in one!

    a reviewer with one side acting as the before still wavy and the other half smooth and blown out from the tool
    amazon.com

    My coworker Maitland Quitmeyer who loves this brush wrote, "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." Read her full hot air brush review for more details!

    Get it from Amazon for $31.03+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch sizes).

    19. A satin-lined sleep beanie to keep your hair in a safe environment while you toss and turn at night.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "I’m obsessed! I used to have a horribly ugly night cap, but this one makes me feel glam!" —katie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 24 colors).

    20. A pack of 42 twist-flex rods for when you're trying to get curls in one of the easiest ways possible. Just fall asleep with them in and wake up. It's that easy!

    A before and after of a person with the rods in their hair and an after of the rods out and the curls super tight and defined
    amazon.com

    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! 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 three to four months, so these rollers, at $12 a pack are a steal." —HoyaBlue

    Get it from Amazon for $13.32.

    21. A HSI Professional hair straightener with a six-foot, 360-degree swivel cord to straighten, flip, or curl your hair.

    a before and after of a person with curly hair straightening it
    amazon.com

    The set includes a glove, pouch, and travel size argan oil that you can use as a leave-in hair treatment to prevent heat damage.

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail, guys. They’ve done it. It's 10x better than my other iron, and I can get my hair done in about 20 minutes now!" —Tiffany Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    22. A bottle of vegan DevaCurl styling cream for anyone with curly or super curly hair that needs moisture, definition, and curl control.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "What is this magic?! I've just used this for the first time and I can't stop staring at my hair. It's never looked this good. Ever. I think I have 2C/3A hair and I've never seen my hair curl so hard before. It's seriously amazing. I've just started trying to embrace my natural hair instead of hiding it and this stuff gives me hope. For real. It doesn't make my hair crunchy and it gives them some bounce." —Madyson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. 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!

    a before of a reviewer who had balding spots and an after of that same reviewer showing hair growth and health
    amazon.com

    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 $13.95.

    24. 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.

    a before image showing yellow toned blond hair and an after showing more icy blonde hair
    amazon.com

    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 $13.49 (available in eight sizes).

    Read more about this product in our Fanola No Yellow purple shampoo deep dive!

    25. A jar of Wonder Curl's Get Set Jelly to keep your coils defined and protected. It’s packed with pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol) to nurture the health and strength of your hair.

    Wonder Curl

    Wonder Curl is a Black woman–owned brand. It's also vegan and comes in eco-friendly packaging!

    Get it from Wonder Curl for $15.

    26. A John Frieda lightening spray with a blend of citrus and chamomile to gradually lighten hair up to two shades.

    three images of a reviewer lightening their hair bit by bit from brown to strawberry blonde
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let the result speak for itself! On the left (above) is my UNBLEACHED Asian black hair, and on the right is my hair two months later. I’m trying to go blond, but salons estimated the total cost for three sessions of intense bleaching and coloring to be in the thousands...so no thank you. I took matters in my hands and so far am happy with spraying this every time after washing my hair. LOVE. THE. PRODUCT!!!" —LINH TRINH AN

    Get it from Amazon for $7.27.

    27. An apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner set to treat your scalp as you treat your hair. It'll remove product buildup while strengthening your roots and hydrating them with coconut and avocado oils.

    a before image showing dandruff scalp and an after showing no dandruff
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really was hesitant to try this but I decided I would take the plunge anyways and I have to say after using it for a few weeks now I'm pleasantly surprised! My hair is so soft and shiny and lightweight! I love how bouncy it is after using this plus it smells amazing. Not vinegar-y at all. My daughter has been using this as well for her oily hair and dandruff (after trying tons of super expensive salon products) and so far this is the only thing that has been working for her! Her dandruff is gone and her hair is noticeable less oily by the end of the day. We will definitely be buying more." —kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession Blog)

    Get it from Amazon for $29.94.

    28. A scalp-massaging shampoo brush that'll maximize your hair wash with two speed settings and two different sized bristles. Jonathan Van Ness is so proud.

    a model using the brush in the shower
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is amazing! Who knew that such a simple product could help me with my seborrheic dermatitis? I used to use apple cider vinegar on my scalp and would put a shower cap on at night, and would be able to get rid of my dandruff just using regular shampoo/conditioner the next morning, but that method started to become less effective and anyone with this condition knows how heartbreaking it is when the scales come back on your scalp. I was stressing out wondering how else I was going to manage my horrible dandruff, when I saw this nifty product and figured I’d give it a shot. So glad I did! I can use my normal shampoo/conditioner still, and my scalp is SO much better! And I don’t have to wear an annoying shower cap at night anymore. So, so, so thankful!"—Jennifer Allenwood

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

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

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