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    Feb 23, 2020

    27 Products That Can Help Get Your Hair Back To Healthy

    Say goodbye to frizz, breakage, and buildup.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. 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.

    2. A set of satin pillowcases, because they're a game-changer for improving breakage, tangles, and frizz while you sleep.

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    Promising Review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes and 15 colors).

    3. 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 over night and wash it in the morning, followed by conditioner. Highly recommended." —Elisamar1

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    4. A bottle of sulfate-free Biotin shampoo infused with tea tree, jojoba, and argan oils that can help with hair loss and prevent dandruff.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A super absorbent, anti-frizz microfiber hair towel to cut your hair drying time in half, without adding extra heat damage.

    amazon.com

    Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I'd rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I'll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel and let it dry on it's own. It helps my curls feel much healthier — and it keeps my hair out of the way while I'm doing my skincare routine.

    Promising Review: "If you have naturally curly hair, you need this towel! I don't know what is at work but it definitely reduces frizz and my curls come out much nicer after using this towel. It would be even better if the towel was a smidge larger so it would feel more secure while wrapped around my head. Even so, it's a great product and I recommend it to my curly-haired friends." —KShats

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).

    6. 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."

    7. An effective ketoconazole 1% anti-dandruff shampoo you'll love if you constantly stress over dandruff, itchiness, and flaking.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    8. 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.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Clarifying shampoos can dry out your skin if you use them too often, so we recommend only using them once a week!

    Promising review: "This shampoo removed months/years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed less styling products to achieve the same results. But be careful not to use this too often as it can dry out your hair. I have long, dark fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    9. A hydrating argan oil hair mask to strengthen and restore weak and damaged hair. I'll make it look and feel healthier and it should also improve natural hair growth and shine.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I write reviews veryyyyy rarely! This product however, more than deserves even the laziest of humans to write a THANK YOU post! My natural hair is dry, curly, gets overheated with styling tools almost daily, is super damaged and now highlighted too. Until I was introduced to this my hair chipped off in chunks. To explain it further, while brushing my hair the ends were so badly damaged that they would chip off onto the floor as if I'm getting a haircut — same occurred if I ran my fingers through it. Most masks and conditioners did not help. They left my hair oily, greasy, sticky if not the same day, then the next. That is until I found this product! I LOVE this product! My hair is manageable, it's soft, it's healthy, it's shiny, it's brushable, it's not chipping off, it has life, bounce and volume. I have no clue how and what's in it but I will say it did a 180 on my hair and self esteem. I'm reordering it now again. Beyond recommend!" —Anni Kiniber

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    10. 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 $8.39 (originally $11.99).

    11. A detangling brush that'll glide through hair and remove knots gently so you're not ripping the tangles out of your hair and causing breakage.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    12. 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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The BEST detangler out there, and I have tried them all...even the expensive leave-in conditioners that say they detangle also. Bonus: your hair smells like those orange/vanilla popsicles that are so good. I have long, thick hair and I use a wide tooth comb after the shower. I spray this on all over and have zero trouble getting through my hair! So nice!" —Alyssa V

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A leave-in conditioner for multi-textured hair to help eliminate frizz and define curls. It uses jojoba oil as a key ingredient to help replenish curls, while also protecting them, promoting growth, and helping them retain moisture.

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    Promising review: "I've spent a fortune on hair products, bought every name brand. I accidentally stumbled upon this and purchased it after reading the reviews. I had high expectations and this product exceeded my expectations. I washed, conditioned, combed with a wide-tooth comb, and let it air dry for about 10 minutes (I have very thick, naturally curly, red, highlighted hair). I added a dime-sized amount into my palms, rubbed together, added to hair scrunching, and let air dry... my hair looks GREAT❤ and it's soooo soft. I keep running my hands through it because it feels so good. Will purchase again and I highly recommend for coarse, curly, frizz-prone hair." —Flossie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes).

    14. A bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 repairing treatment to turn straw-like hair silky smooth. All you have to do is leave it in for at least 10 minutes and it'll start to relink broken bonds in any type of hair. Plus, it's vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.

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    Follow up with your shampoo and conditioner afterwards. It works with all hair types too!

    Promising review: "Wow. I wish I would have taken a before picture. I had severely brittle, bleached hair and terrible split ends. After using this once (kept in hair for about four hours), my hair was noticeably softer, less straw-like at the tips, and my split ends have disappeared. It seems like the Olaplex bonded them together. I heard that every time you use this, your hair just keeps getting better and healthier, and I'm looking forward to it. I plan to use once a week." —ecyphers

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Read our full review of Olaplex No. 3 for all the deets!

    15. A coconut oil deep-repair mask, because in addition to the coconut oil, it also uses shea butter, argan oil, and rosehip seed oil to take your mane from from dull and damaged to shiny and smooth.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I finally understand what they mean when they say 'silky smooth' hair. I dye my hair frequently and overall I'm relatively rough to my hair. I've used many products and most just leave an oily residue or are ineffective, but after one use my hair was incredibly soft. This is one of the few products I'll buy again. I usually wet my hair and apply an ample amount 30 minutes before showering." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    16. A bottle of Bumble and bumble's heat and UV protective primer spray to fight away the frizz and prevent heat damage so your hair doesn't get weak and brittle after taking a straightener to it.

    Sephora

    This spray is packed with nourishing oils: coconut, argan, macadamia nut, sweet almond, and grapeseed.

    Promising review: "I bought this because I was looking for a cure to my frizzy, dry hair — drugstore stuff just wasn't cutting it, and even my Moroccanoil wasn't quite helping. Anyway this stuff is FABULOUS! From the first use it tamed flyaways and stopped frizz. My favorite feature is you can use it on damp OR DRY hair, which is fantastic because I prefer to let my hair air dry and then apply heat protection/spray before flat-ironing it. But I applied this tonight right before going out with wet hair, smoothed my hair into a low bun — when I got home I let it down and it air-dried into these cute, loose waves, and the top is smooth with no frizz in sight! Best product! Totally worth the money for me and will 100% repurchase." —TheInkBee

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A triple moisture deep recovery hair mask formulated with olive, meadowfoam, and sweet almond extracts that'll help rescue dehydrated hair and undo damage from the inside out. Just apply a small amount to wet hair after washing it and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes and even the most damaged strands will begin to transform.

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    Promising review: "My hair was soooo dry and crunchy. My blonde ends looked and felt completely fried and dead. I was about to go to my hairdresser and either get more hair cut off (it’s already pretty short) or ask for a professional conditioning treatment. As a last ditch DIY effort, I purchased this product based on the stellar reviews and I’m so glad I did! Saved me at least $70 at the salon. ONE time using this and my hair has been transformed. Where once was brittle is now soft. Where once was dull is now shiny. Where once was hard to handle is now smooth and swishy. Where once was a frown is now a smile. I hope this magical and affordable conditioner stays around forever!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

    18. A paraben- and sulfate-free coconut miracle oil shampoo and conditioner, because washing your hair with this duo can help revive frizzy and color-damaged locks — while also making hair smell like a lovely tropical vacay.

    Amazon

    Promising review (for the conditioner): "I will never use another brand of conditioner. This leaves my hair looking and feeling thicker, and it also almost completely eliminates tangles." —Pamela Gordon

    Get them from Amazon: shampoo for $6.57 and conditioner for $6.79

    19. A SheaMoisture protein power treatment for rebuilding and strengthening hair with all-natural ingredients (including shea butter, Manuka honey, and yogurt).

    Target

    Apply a quarter-sized amount and spread from your roots to ends. Then leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.

    Promising review: "My curly hair has been very brittle and struggling to curl for a few years now, and I recently saw YouTube videos about protein. This treatment changed the texture of my hair back to fine curls. It completely transformed my hair. I plan to use it every other week and my deep conditioning the weeks in between. I hope they don't stop making it." —Laura7794

    Get it from Target for $9.99 or from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A Tonymoly hair nutrition pack to give your hair some moisture and shine with a combination of shea butter and nutritious oils. And despite the packaging, your hair won't be left smelling like mayo, it will smell like vanilla and macadamia nuts... yum!

    Tonymoly

    Promising review: "I purchased this after reading the reviews on here. I recently had my already double-processed-and-highlighted hair highlighted again and the colorist way over-processed (colorist did a terrible job) bleached blonde and it was so damaged and dry. I was practically crying. I was looking online to find a mask to help my poor hair recover. I have to say I've used so many different products and none have given instant results the way this has. I used a clarifying shampoo to try to get rid of some of the leftover color and then used this hair pack. I thought is smelled lovely like vanilla! Left it on for 5 minutes and my hair was so much better. I tried it again a week later and my hair keeps getting softer and more manageable. I would highly recommend this if you have damaged, dry hair." —GP

    Get it from Amazon $16.

    21. A blow-dry priming spray that'll help cut down your drying time and shield your hair from heat damage.

    Amazon

    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 $3.99.

    22. An apple cider vinegar shampoo to help detox your hair and balance the pH level. Use it a couple of times a week to fight off dandruff, frizz, thinning, and split ends.

    Amazon

    WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is also hypoallergenic, sulfate-free, and paraben-free.

    Promising review: "I have wasted a lot of time and money on high end shampoos and drugstore brands that don't do what they promise. I searched until I came across this amazing shampoo that has forever changed my life. I suffered from dry, brittle, puffy hair that falls out so much with just a few combs. This product has made my hair grow back thicker longer and best of all controls hair fall-out beyond imagination. Don't worry about your hair spelling like apple cider because it honestly does not. The smell is AMAZING and will leave your hair feeling super clean and soft." —Leobardo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    23. A protein recharge leave-in conditioner, because it'll add protein to weak strands and help improve roughness, breakage, dead ends, and more.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After an intense bleach session, my hair felt quite damaged. There was some breakage and the ends were very dry. I most definitely could NOT run my fingers through my hair and was in dire need of a deep conditioning treatment. When I read the reviews for this product, I purchased it. I can see how this can be heavy if too much is applied, but it was exactly what I needed because my hair was THAT dry. My hair already felt smoother and... I was actually able to run my fingers through my hair! The next morning, the state of my hair was maintained, not greasy, and the ends weren't looking/feeling like a broom. I am seriously amazed at how well this stuff works. The difference was instantaneous." —Kim-E

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69.

    24. A Moroccanoil treatment with argan oil and linseed extract to nourish hair and make it shine, detangle, and look marvelously flyaway-free.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Reviewers note that it works best on damp hair right out of the shower.

    Promising review: "Wow this product is incredible. Honestly my hair has been transformed. I used it after washing, drying, and styling. My hair usually is dry and frizzy after styling but what can you do? USE THIS PRODUCT, that's what you can do. Immediately after use, my hair looked fantastic and the smell is great. The oil is thick, good quality, and the color I was expecting. The packaging doesn't appear fake/in a different language and the seals were unbroken. If you have dry hair, I would try this product — it is moisturizing and produces a nice shine without being heavy or greasy on the hair." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    25. A Kiehl's damage repairing and rehydrating shampoo for repairing brittle texture and cleansing your scalp. It's formulated with Moringa tree oil to do its job, and it's free of silicone, sulfate, and parabens.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Love this shampoo. It cleans my hair without stripping it. Normally shampoo will leave my hair super dry and tangled, but this cleanses your hair and still moisturizes. And it smells so nice." —thatonechick

    Get it from Nordstrom for $20.

    26. A bottle of Carol's Daughter's black vanilla conditioner infused with biotin and pro-vitamin B5, which will give hydration and balance to dull, dry hair.

    Carol's Daughter

    Promising review: "Smells great and is deeply moisturizing. My curls are really responding well. I have between a 2C and 3A curl and this shampoo is cleansing and does not dry out my hair in the least. I absolutely cannot get over how nice the smell is — every shower feels like a spa day." —Lili

    Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

    27. And a jar of Coco & Eve's coconut and fig hair masque that'll work to hydrate, condition, improves hair texture and shine, treat split ends, and tame frizz in only 10 minutes! Um, WOW. You'll have the glossy, lustrous hair you've been craving in no time!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    This mask is also vegan, sulfate-, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I have naturally curly hair that I love, but the humidity + all the products I use to tame my curls make my hair kind of dull. I use this twice a week and my hair is now shiny and soft again! I highly recommend trying it out. Plus, this stuff smells amazing." —Caitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

    Check out our full review of Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque here (it's #2)!

    Get ready for endless good hair days.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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