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    Apr 29, 2020

    27 Hair Products To Try If You Can't Make It To The Salon Anytime Soon

    Keep your hair happy, healthy, and hydrated.

    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 fresh grapefruit and oatmeal-scented Verb hair mask for repairing damaged hair that needs a little extra TLC — without weighing it down.

    Sephora

    Promising Review: "I love love love this hair mask! It makes my hair so healthy and so shiny. It smells amazing and makes your hair feel even better. The best hair mask I ever tried. I shampoo my hair, towel-dry it, then apply the mask and comb my hair, leave it overnight and wash it in the morning, followed by conditioner. Highly recommended." —Elisamar1

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    2. A hair-finishing stick to take care of those annoying flyaways and baby hairs that just aren't cooperating so even those quick ponytails and buns can look like a sleek hairstyle that took some effort.

    amazon.com

    It's made of natural plant ingredients that have an immediate effect on your hair.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    3. A super absorbent, anti-frizz hair towel that'll cut your hair-drying time in half while avoiding any extra heat damage.

    Sephora

    Promising Review: "Love this product! I’ve used it every day since I bought it and my hair has been shinier, healthier, dries so much faster, and is so much softer now." —ashl3yc

    Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in four colors).

    4. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush to help dry your hair and straighten it all at the same time for a quick and fabulous blow out that'll make it look like you just left the salon.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am thrilled with it as I never blow-dried my hair due to being completely inept at handling a hairbrush in one hand and blow-dryer in the other. The hairdresser would show me but I still couldn’t do it. I absolutely love this product and for first time, I can style and blow-dry my hair." —CA76

    Get it from Walgreens for $39.99.

    Check out "Your Hair Struggles Are Over Thanks To This Magical Hot Air Brush" to read more about why a fellow BuzzFeed editor loves this product.

    5. A hair repair serum for transforming dry, damaged hair into soft and shiny locks. The mix of aloe and argan oils should help de-frizz your mane and improve split ends.

    amazon.com

    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; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, 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.

    6. A curl-restoring treatment formulated with quinoa protein, mongongo oil, and mango butter to restore moisture-protein balance to textured hair, resulting in more defined and elastic curls.

    Sally Beauty

    Promising review: "I have tried plenty of deep treatments/deep conditioners for my hair, but this one is the absolute best. It glides through my hair so smoothly and it just leaves my hair feeling super soft, well moisturized, deeply conditioned, and incredibly strengthened as well. This is truly a salon quality grade product all the way! No matter what type of hair you have, I can’t urge you enough to give this product a try. It will become a huge favorite of yours instantly!" —Prettichic

    Get it from Sally Beauty for $11.99.

    7. A can of Batiste dry shampoo that'll instantly refresh your hair between washes. It can soak up dirt and grease, making your hair look bouncier and more voluminous.

    Target, instagram.com

    Promising review: "You really can't go wrong with this dry shampoo — it's my go-to that I've been using for years now. I have thin, fine hair and it freshens it up without weighing it down or leaving any residue. Plus, you're not going to find a better product for the price!" —Kasia

    Get it from Target for $6.49.

    8. A purple shampoo to tone down the yellow hues in blonde hair so you can maintain the color you want until you're able to reunite with your colorist.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is a godsend! I used to have red hair and decided to get a blonde balayage. It took two visits to get my hair lightened to where it looked blonde and not gold, but it still had lots of gold in it. Now my hair is finally blonde and not gold! I’m so happy! Plus this stuff smells amazing and makes my hair so soft and shiny and voluminous with lots of body!" —KatEd

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96 (available in two sizes).

    And check out our full write-up on this Fanola No Yellow Shampoo to learn more.

    9. Elizavecca's collagen protein treatment for damaged, over-processed locks. It can be used on all hair textures to help restore it back to a healthier state.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    Read our review of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    10. A detangling brush that'll glide through hair and remove knots without making you cry in the process.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love this hairbrush! I’ve been searching for something that runs easily through my thick, wavy/curly hair and I think I’ve found it! I can’t say it takes away frizz, but I do feel a difference in the way my hair feels, and I no longer struggle through knots." —MrsMartin

    Get it from Nordstrom for $12.

    11. A pure silk pillowcase, because it'll be a game-changer for improving breakage, tangles, and frizz. Plus, it'll look gorgeous on your bed.

    Nordstrom

    Promising Review: "The hype is real. These pillow cases are lovely and your hair and skin feel better after a good night of sleep. I have three that go in rotation. However, they cannot go in the regular wash cycle and dryer, they have to go in the gentle wash and hang dry. They will last much longer that way." —BPLosAngeles

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89+ (available in Queen and King size and five colors) or from Anthropologie for $89 (available in seven colors)

    12. Or a silk hair wrap that is actually pretty cute and will preserve your #HairGoals all night. The satin lining should help your hair retain moisture, without feeling uncomfortable during the night.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I've been using Silke for months now and it does what it says on the packaging. It is super soft and luxurious, never slips off during the night, or leaves any marks on the skin. Hair always comes out soft and not frizzy. Still need to style in the morning but starting from a much better base." —ames_dee

    Get it from Anthropologie for $65 (available in three colors).

    13. A biotin and collagen shampoo to help hair look thicker, fuller, and feel stronger. It's also sulfate-free and cruelty-free.

    Target

    Promising review: "I have very fine hair that I have been trying to grow out and it breaks so easily and gets split ends and any body-building shampoo I used seemed to dry it out. My sister got me some of this shampoo and conditioner and I love the smell and the results on my hair! It does not dry it out and my hair is shiny and full!" —Vinky

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    14. An effective anti-dandruff shampoo you'll love if you constantly stress over dandruff, itchiness, and flaking.

    Target

    Promising review: "This is the only product that controls my itchy scalp (diagnosed as seborrhea by doctor). It is a creamy shampoo and smells nice. It leaves my hair very manageable. As it is non-prescription strength, I do try to leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out. I have been using this product for years." —GemmaSue8

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    15. A Moroccanoil leave-in conditioner that uses argan oil, vitamin E, and antistatic agents to help your curly or wavy hair stay soft, defined, hydrated, and frizz-free.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is one of the BEST curl creams I have ever used and, trust me, I tried a lot! This makes my curls sooo soft and is super good at fighting frizz. Plus, the bottle is bigger and cheaper than other brands. This is highly worth it. I have very damaged and frizzy hair and never seen my curls so silky soft. I love this product and it smells amazing." —Monicaxoxo97

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed Shopping editor loves this, check out "12 Amazing Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner".

    16. A scalp massager so you can give your head a little extra TLC. This handy tool will not only feel super relaxing, but it'll help with blood flow and assist in removing any product residue that may be hiding in there. AND you can use it whether your hair is wet or dry.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is amazing for when I add oils in my hair to stimulate blood flow and evenly distribute my hair oils. I'm happy that I finally brought this." —Donyee H.

    Get it from Vanity Planet for $14.99 (originally $39.99; available in four colors).

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed Shopping writer loves this, check out "This Scalp Massager Basically Just Saved Me Hundreds At The Salon".

    17. A bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, perfect for people with bleached or damaged hair. It works to strengthen your locks from within and reduce breakage. Just apply a generous amount throughout your hair, leave it on for 10+ minutes, rinse, and wash as you normally would.

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My beautiful daughter is the one who found this product. Her hair was very dry-looking, and suddenly it looked shiny and healthy. I'm using it now, about once a week, and it makes a noticeable difference. Three ounces isn't much, but a little goes a long way. If you're fighting dry hair, buy it now!" —Rainreader

    Get it from Sephora for $28+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed Shopping writer recommends this, check out "This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People".

    18. A deep waver that'll help you achieve gorgeous beach waves without having to use a bunch of different tools and products. This device uses a custom mold that doesn't leave creases and it has an adjustable temperature from 120-390 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I'm clueless about hair styling — I'm an air-dry and go kinda gal, but this was stupidly easy to use, and created bouncy, buoyant waves that served my fine hair beautifully. I first tested it on freshly washed hair, and it gave me texture and bounce when my hair had been feeling lifeless. First use, I am in LOVE!" —lasilver

    Get it from Sephora for $120.

    19. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo for cleansing your scalp of product build-up and residue. After getting all the gunk out of your hair, it'll be much easier to style and manage.

    instagram.com

    Get it from Target for $5.39.

    20. A sea salt spray you can spritz in your hair to give it a natural, tousled look — and it has a nice summery scent of sand jasmine.

    Free People

    Promising review: "This stuff is magic. I've always liked my hair best after a day spent surfing, and now I can have the beach girl waves of my dreams even in the dead of winter?! I'm truly enthused. No toxic ingredients, no stickiness, and as an added bonus, I low key feel like this works better than dry shampoo. To whoever created this formula: love you longtime." —essx2

    Get it from Free People for $12.50.

    21. A bottle of Celeb Luxury Colorwash guaranteed to keep any fun dye job looking fresh and vibrant like you just got it done (even if it's been weeks).

    instagram.com

    Promising review (for ruby-colored conditioner): "I wanted to protect my hair and this product was great for that. It smells wonderful and I feel like my hair is vivid. It for sure looks like I just had it done." —LAjt

    Get it from Celeb Luxury for $35+ (available in 35 shades).

    22. A pack of soft twist rollers so you can create lively curls with minimal effort. Just twist 'em into damp or moisturized hair and leave them in for a few hours (or overnight) and your hair will have some beautiful new texture — minus the heat damage.

    Target

    Promising review: "These work great for super fine hair. Nothing worked to hold a curl in my hair until I came across these." —Target Customer

    Get a pack of five rods from Target for $4.59.

    23. DevaCurl's SuperCream styler to hydrate your curls and control the frizz, using coconut oil as a key ingredient. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I have naturally curly hair that I usually straight iron it since I could never get it to air-dry without frizz. I used this product for the first time last night and my hair is light, smooth, managed, and SUPER curly! I am instantly in love with this! I now just go all-natural, and the best part is, if a curl goes flat you can use a dab on your finger to reactivate." —CorasMom

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    24. A budget-friendly Revlon turbo hair dryer with a diffuser attachment and 3X ceramic coating for less damage, so you can have your hair looking luscious and voluminous after the shower.

    Target

    Promising review: "Unbelievably powerful for such a great price, it even has a cool air setting so you don’t have to hold the button, which saves my hair in the winter from extra static. And the turbo button dries your hair ridiculously fast — even mine which is down to my tailbone. I don’t have time to sit around attempting to dry my long hair all day." —Nfox

    Get it from Target for $15.39.

    25. An orange vanilla conditioning detangler spray made with vegan, plant-based ingredients to make after shower brushing a whole lot less painful and time consuming.

    Target

    Promising review: "I love this line of products! This detangling spray smells so good, it does the job and it makes soft curls look more defined and healthier." —Karla

    Get it from Target for $5.99.

    26. A SheaMoisture deep conditioner with moringa and avocado designed to help thoroughly moisturize natural curls and minimize breakage.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    27. And a serum that uses a combination of oils (argan, maize, procaxi, and camellia) to help your hair shine, fight frizz, and feel soft. You can add some in before, during, or after blow-drying.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing... if I had to use one product only this would be it. It protects my hair from heat and leaves it luminous! The price is on the hefty side, so I buy it during sales so it’s totally worth it!" —pgcrystalduh

    Get it from Sephora for $50 (available in two sizes).

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