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    24 Hair Accessories That People Actually Swear By

    These babies are ~hair~ to ~do~ the work to take your look to the next level.

    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 set of 20 (!!!) glam and super on-trend hair clips to help you break out of your hair rut without doing something drastic, like getting bangs.


    (Disclaimer: I have bangs and probably will till I die).

    Promising review: "I love these! The quality and price are amazing. I tried Target, Ulta, CosmoProf, and various other stores looking for pearl barrettes, but I either couldn’t find what I was looking for or didn’t want to pay $15 for a single clip. This set came with so many pretty, trendy, wearable styles! I will say, the barrette-style clips are larger than average, but I really liked that about them. They photograph so well. Buy them!!" —Stella

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $9.49.

    2. Super durable and reliable Invisibobble hair ties for a great everyday option that'll blend in with your 'do and will put the fabric-covered elastics you've been using every day since middle school to shame.


    Personally, I plan on never using any hair ties other than these for as long as I live. They're marketed as "traceless," or that they won't leave a crease, but if you have your hair up for a long time, I think there's gonna be a crease no matter what. That's not what I like about them. For me, it's all about the comfort and the GRIP. I can just put my hair up with it and forget about it the rest of the day, without adjusting it a zillion times. They stay put and make for messy-bun perfection. I'm also headache prone, and these are super comfy and don't cause headaches even if my hair's up all day. They're comfier and more attractive-looking just chilling on my wrist than normal elastics, too. And OH, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the freaking DURABILITY. One of these things lasts me for actual months. Not only do they not fall out of your hair and get lost, but even when they get super stretched out, they shrink back down to the right size to be usable again. Can't say enough good things.

    Promising review: "It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it's true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that's it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY. One note: I still use normal elastics when I work out because these don't always hold tight enough when I'm running." —Rachel P.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A squee-worthy cat barrette to add an endlessly amewsing touch to your tresses and bring a smile to your face every time you look in the mirror.

    the long cat-shaped barrettes in pink, black, white, marbled blue, light tortoise, and dark tortoise acrylic

    Promising review: "The product itself is absolutely adorable! Just as pictured and works perfectly. Very comfortable to wear, holds my fine, thin hair in place and is as cute as it looks. 😍 But what seals the deal and will bring me back as a repeat buyer is the customer service. Initially I received the wrong color cat; reached out to the shop owner who was so kind, responded right away, and immediately sent a replacement color of my choosing and told me to keep the one I had originally received. Excellent customer service. Would definitely recommend to anyone. 🥰" —Alisa

    Get one for $5.99 (available in seven colors) or a set of all seven for $29.99 from MoonlightDesignNY on Etsy.

    4. A set of black, white, pink, and gold velvet and faux pearl headbands here to prove that making an outfit instantly glam is *totally* possible for under $10.,

    Promising review: "Stylish, chic, well-made, and comfortable! I've seen these headbands all over social media influencers' sites and I thought they looked so cute. You get four in a pack and they are absolutely gorgeous. They are very comfortable to wear and they stay in place on my head (I've had this problem before and it was a relief to find headbands that stayed in place). They make the perfect addition to your outfit. A lot of people think it's a tiara at first and I am completely okay with this. I feel this product makes you look more elegant and classy. Definitely has boosted my confidence and I plan to buy more. I also thought the price was wonderful. Great quality and price are always a 5-star review from me." —Cassie D Faircloth

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A standout three-strand, handmade fabric headband the rest of your outfit is going to be seriously jealous of — this is going to steal the scene.,

    Cloth and Cord is a Black-owned, Texas-based shop specializing in African textile-inspired accessories. Since each of these is handmade, each one is different!

    Promising review: "Very comfortable, easy to put on, not too tight on my head. The headband itself feels very sturdy; could withstand a good stretch! The elastic on this headband is 100% QUALITY and thick!" —Dzopfi

    Get it from Cloth and Cord on Amazon Handmade for $19.80.

    6. A simple and sleek black headband reviewers say really and truly doesn't give them a headache — so you can channel your inner Blair Waldorf and the only thing that'll set off your migraine will be people wearing tights as pants.

    think black headband

    Promising review: "These headbands are far and above any other headband that I have ever worn or purchased. I really don't know why, but they are so much better but they are so worth it. The look, fit, and feel on my head are perfect. I never have a headache from wearing them and often I forget they are even on." —Raven1985

    Get it from Nordstrom for $24.

    7. Wedding-worthy jeweled floral hair pins to turn your bun into a beautiful bouquet.


    Promising review: "Exactly what I expected and wanted! This is a beautiful accessory for any special occasion. I used it to round out my wedding hairstyle. It held perfectly the whole day; didn’t move an inch. I also couldn’t feel it at all. It is an elegant and sophisticated piece of jewelry. The quality is amazing. You can’t beat this price! I would recommend to anyone!" —Madalyn Tessier

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. Totally ~clawsome~ colorful nonslip claw clips with over 500 positive reviews from folks who say they can up(do) the heavy lifting.,

    Promising review: "I have worn these every day since I got them! They have a soft matte feel. The colors match the product photos perfectly. They have a good grip in my hair (I have collarbone-length, medium thickness hair, but a lot of it). I think these would work well for almost any length or thickness of hair, though. They are strong; you can tell because they take a bit of effort to open them at first. Bottom line, if you’re unsure if you should buy them, you should." —Samantha

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 10 color combinations).

    9. Cottagecore-tastic embroidered snap clips that may have been designed for kiddos, but I think are also perfect for the adults who have spent the past year wearing nap dresses and listening to Folklore on repeat. Pairing with a cardigan optional.

    brown, gray, and olive oval-shaped clips each with a different embroidered flower

    This Idaho-based small biz specializes in baby accessories!

    Promising review: "When I tell you these are gorgeous, they are GORGEOUS! I like wearing hair clips while I study and hang around because it makes me feel pretty. Sis, these clip perfectly, the embroidery is classy, AND it’s so cute!" —Kashish

    Get a set of three from GoldenDotLane on Etsy for $7.69.

    10. A trendy set of pearl hair clips at a price so awesome, you may want to buy some for every fashionista you know.


    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 and 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. Would highly recommend these clips for anyone also looking to take part in this trend!" —Stacey Corcoran

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.33.

    11. Super absorbent, dry-time-reducing leopard scrunchies made of towel material to solve the age-old struggle of wanting to put your hair up after a shower without dripping all over yourself.

    model wearing thick leopard srunchie in a wet bun

    Kitsch is a woman-owned hair accessory brand!

    Promising review: "I don’t leave reviews usually but these scrunchies are seriously the best! I put my hair up right after my shower. No dripping, messy hair. It absorbs and dries your hair almost instantly. Personally, as someone going through chemo, I wear them around the house and even when I’m out and about because of how soft they are and don’t cause any pain. Love them! —Elaine G.

    Get a set of two from Kitsch or Amazon for $18 or Ulta for $14. Find more colors and prints here.

    12. A pair of stunning embellished headbands that'll basically make bad hair days a thing of the past. Sure, you skipped a shower and you're wearing a tee you've had since 2009, but with one of these on? You'll be the most polished person on the Zoom meeting.


    Promising review: "These headbands are lovely! They easily dress up any outfit. They are comfortable to wear and don't cause headaches. I love adding this to a simple outfit as a statement accessory. I have worn it with a fitted black top and jeans and received many compliments. I recommend these stunning headbands!" —❤AMommy👩‍👧‍👦

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $36.99.

    13. An elegant printed silk turban-style headband designed specifically to prevent breakage, friction, and damage of natural hair — because you and your hair deserve to feel as fabulous as you look.

    model wearing blue print headband
    Grace Eleyae

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman-owned business that specializes in hats and hair accessories that are both protective and stylish! Shop more of the brand's headbands here.

    Promising review: "I've noticed most headbands can be a little tight for my head, so I am enjoying how this turban design easily resizes whether I'm wearing my hair natural or blown out. The color is lush and flattering to my skin tone and the silky fabric never pulls at my hair. No headaches, no hair breaks, just style and comfort. Thanks for making this part of my world less challenging." —Arlys

    Get it from Grace Eleyae for $35.

    14. Super affordable (just over a buck a piece) knotted satin scrunchies you will ~knot~ regret buying once you see how much they upgrade even the simplest of OOTDs.


    Promising review: "Very versatile and stylish. These are super silky and exactly what I was looking for. Bonus points because the bows can untie, so you can just use it as a scrunchie. It’s great too because you can just put it on however you want and then slide the bow to where it needs to be, since it isn’t sewn down (ie. no retying because the bow is off to the side). I get compliments all the time when I wear them!" —Tiffany Andrews

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.85.

    15. An amazingly affordable set of sleek hair clips to instantly make any hairdo about a zillion times cuter and work perfectly even if you've got thick hair.


    Promising review: "I assumed these would be like every other clip I’ve tried and be too cheap and flimsy. But they are awesome clips! I have very thick hair, and I’ve even been able to use these clips for half-updos. There's plenty of space between the clip and fastener for hair." —Colin

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $6.69.

    16. A romantic lilac claw clip something pastells me would fit right in in Daphne Bridgerton's accessory collection.

    model wearing resin clip with petal-shaped cutouts

    Promising review: "Great for thin hair. I’ve tried so many hair claws in the past and they’ve never stayed in because of my hair being so fine, but this is perfect !!! It is very small, so if you have thick hair, it will only clip half of your hair up as shown in the photo." —Asos customer

    Get it from Asos for $11.50.

    17. A luxe silk scrunchie that's gentle on your hair and won't leave you with the dreaded split ends or post-ponytail crease. Plus, it'll look wayyy cuter on your wrist than your usual elastics.


    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but this one deserves a shout-out. I have long, thick hair. Living in a dry climate, my hair is also very dry. I've purchased silk scrunchies before (LOVE THEM), however the cost makes me drag my feet. My wonderful dog took and buried my last silk scrunchie so I broke down and bought this one. It's very high quality, BEAUTIFUL, pure silk, and strong enough to hold my hair. It looks like most people use these at night, but use mine all the time. Silk doesn't dry my hair out at all, and if anything, makes my hair softer somehow with fewer flyaways. This particular scrunchie was a far superior quality than any other I've purchased. I will definitely will be buying a few more (no regrets whatsoever)." —dmvrlv

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 20 colors).

    18. A stunning amethyst hair comb worthy of a fairy princess, an Instagram photoshoot, a zillion compliments, a place of honor on your get the idea.

    silver hair comb with large amethyst crystals

    This Austin-based small biz specializes in absolutely breathtaking jeweled hair accessories and crowns.

    Promising review: "Wow!! Gorgeous piece, excellent quality, and affordable. I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!" —Meg

    Get it from JudyandMadeline on Etsy for $29.99 (available in three comb colors).

    19. Trusty tortoise-effect claws that can handle lots of different hair thicknesses but that you won't have to ~shell~ out a ton of dough for., Amazon

    Promising review: "My daughter has A LOT of hair. These work great for her, and look stylish. I tested them and was surprised these clips will stay in my thinner hair too. A great option for folks that like to wear their hair up." —Jennifer Perry

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three styles).

    20. An unbearably adorable teddy-print scrunchie perfect for completing a lazy day outfit that's as comfy and cuddly as your favorite stuffed animal itself.

    pink teddy bear print scrunchie

    Promising review: "My new favorite scrunchie. Adorable print and color. It’s HUGE, it’s so so soft, and the material is satin-like so it doesn't pull or tug hair at all. I love it." —Asos customer

    Get it from Asos for $7.50.

    21. Summery scarf scrunchies that'd be extra adorable with a sundress or midi skirt outfit, but would even dress up a sweatshirt and shorts.,

    Promising review: "These hair scarves are awesome! I get so many compliments. They are exactly as shown in the photo, the quality is great, and the colors are vivid and nice. The seller also included a nice note along with some additional hair accessories, which is such a nice touch. Definitely have recommended to my friends!!" —Jasmine

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A pack of simple wrap headbands in assorted colors so you'll have one to match pretty much any casual outfit and keep your hair off your face on hot summer days.

    reviewer wearing the thick twist-front headbands in black and yellow

    Promising review: "These are lovely. Exactly what I was looking for. Not too tight but enough stretch to keep my natural hair in place. Colors are nice and will go with many of my outfits, even with my spring wardrobe. I would definitely order again." —Robin Marie

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven styles).

    23. A gorgeous nature-inspired hairpin set for anyone looking to ~branch out~ with their look.,

    Promising review: "These are so cute I can’t stand it. The smaller two pins really hold my hair in place, while the larger branch is a gorgeous decoration. For a big day or elaborate updo, it’d probably be a good idea to supplement with regular bobby pins just for peace of mind. I got them in gold, but these barrettes are so fun that I’m considering getting them in every finish available. They're very pretty and not at all cheap-looking, considering the very affordable price. They'd be great for a wedding or prom." —P. S. Crane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.88+ (available in two colors).

    24. And an absolutely massive satin scrunchie for anyone who wants their hair accessories to be as big as their personality.

    Jane Dottie Vintage, Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed

    It's from a Black woman-owned business that stocks tons of gorgeous and elcletic clothes and accessories (including vintage finds)!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd raves, "Giant scrunchies are the accessory I never knew I needed. I have big, curly Type 3 hair and I'm constantly putting it up and taking it down throughout the day. These adorable scrunchies make throwing my hair up in a messy bun so much more fun. The satin ones are especially great for being gentle on your hair. You can also find the organza rainbow scrunchie I'm wearing in the above photo or the cotton cow print on their site as well."

    Get it from Jane Dottie Vintage for $12+ (available in five sizes).

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