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    26 Things To Help You Have A Good Hair Day With Minimal Effort

    Doing your hair can be a lot of work, but these products are here to make it easier.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and styler to assist you in getting the perfect blowout in *half* the time. No more wrestling with a blowdryer, round brush, and styling tool β€” you'll only need this!,

    Over 20,000 reviewers gave this styling tool a 5-star rating! Including people with 4C hair, Type 3 curls, and straight hair.

    The brush is designed with flexible bristles to help detangle, dry, smooth, and style your hair. It has 1,100-watt drying power and two heat/speed settings.

    Promising review: "I'm a stylist of 9 years, I've straightened many heads in my lifetime, I NEEDED THIS NINE YEARS AGO! OMG, I use it prior to performing full blowouts on clients and it helps tremendously, especially for finicky children and teens. It's great for all hair textures. I use it as my drying system, then follow with flat iron pressing." β€”Vett Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in two colors).

    2. A coconut shea curl defining creme perfect for those of us who like to just throw a product in our natural hair and go. The medium-hold styler leaves curls looking soft and bouncy. And the ingredients, which include coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera, help to protect hair against protein loss.

    Eden BodyWorks

    Eden BodyWorks is a Black woman-owned business founded by Jasmine Lawrence in 2004.

    Promising review: "This curl cream is a godsend! It truly defines my 3b–3c curls as well as the hair on the crown of my head that isn't as curly (which is everyone's struggle). It doesn't have much of a scent, which I like, and it really moisturizes your hair. Be careful with how much you use cuz it's thick and creamy." β€”Target customer

    Get it from Target for $8.49 or Eden BodyWorks for $9.25.

    3. A highly rated microfiber hair towel that is honestly the best one I've ever used. It's thick, soft, and stays in place β€” perfect for helping your hair dry *fast* without the added heat. Plus, the microfiber material won't make your hair frizzy like regular towels do.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I've used hair towel for years, but this one is by far the best. Since I have thick, curly hair I try to avoid adding heat to it as much as possible. This allows my hair to dry naturally MUCH faster and it prevents it from dripping all over me while I'm trying to do my skincare routine or get ready. The elastic around the trim helps it stay sturdily in place, without being irritating at all. And obviously it's super cute, which is always a bonus.

    Kitsch is a woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.

    Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in seven colors), Urban Outfitters for $23 (available in three colors), or Kitsch for $23 (available in seven colors).

    4. A detangling brush that'll glide through hair and remove knots gently and easily so you're not spending twice as long ripping the tangles out of your hair.,

    Reviewers with all different hair types and textures have found this brush helpful for pain-free detangling. From people with curls and coils to people with straight hair to a child with sensory issues, this brush has been a winner for them all!

    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." β€”Nguyen P.

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

    5. Or a boar bristle hair brush to effortlessly detangle hair and help it look shinier and healthier. As you brush, it helps spread oil from your roots to the tip of your hair.

    Beauty By Earth

    Promising review: "My hair has its bounce back after using this brush for a week. It has helped my hair feel smooth and look more full. My ends feel much healthier too." β€”Brian M.

    Get it from Beauty By Earth for $19.99.

    6. Batiste cleansing foam, because it instantly refreshes hair between washes for a quick way to make your hair look "done" without having to bother with water, brushing, or leftover residue.


    Promising review: "Amazing! I've used their dry shampoo before, but this stuff leaves no residue! I love it. It's especially great because I have colored hair, and it lasts so much longer when I can get a couple of extra days between washes with this stuff! Also, it smells really fresh and takes away the oily look!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.24+ (available in four scents).

    7. A versatile head wrap that comes in fun, fab prints sure to brighten up your look and also save you on those days when you don't feel like doing your hair. You can wrap all of your hair in it, use it as a headband, or even as a hair tie for a quick updo.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Cee Cee's Closet

    Cee Cee's Closet is a woman-owned business. The accessories are designed by founders Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudoand and then handmade by artisans in Nigeria.

    I have a head wrap and it is so sturdy, yet super comfortable. It does an amazing job of staying in place and keeping my curly hair out of my face. They are 100% cotton and lightweight so you can wrap with ease. I love playing with the different ways to wear it. You can knot it, fold it up, tie it in a bow, etc. β€” there are so many fun ways to rock these!

    Get it from Cee Cee's Closet for $12+ (available in four styles and TONS of prints).

    8. Or a satin-lined bandie, because it's gentle and protective on all hair types. The stretch knit and satin combination makes these comfy, versatile, and super cute β€” all without causing hair breakage or frizz.

    Wrap Life

    The Wrap Life is a Brooklyn-based business founded by Nnenna Stella.

    Promising review: "Great for natural hair. I purchase three and if more colors come out I’ll buy more. This curly girl is satisfied." β€”Amber D.

    Get it from The Wrap Life for $24 (available in nine colors).

    9. A hair finishing stick made of natural plant-based ingredients that can help turn that slept-in bun into a perfectly presentable hairstyle in seconds.

    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." β€”Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. Or an edge control gel that'll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the flaking and residue.

    BUT we want to add that no one should feel pressure to lay their edges, unless they way want to! Check out, "Just A Friendly PSA That You Don't HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don't Wanna."

    Promising review: "Hands-down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and non greasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!" β€”Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in four sizes).

    11. 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.

    reviewer holding the spray bottle

    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!" β€”Alyssa V

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. 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 with just a pump or two.

    A before-and-after of a reviewer with dry, damaged hair and split ends compared to much healthier and smoother looking hair after using the serum

    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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in multipacks)

    13. A purple shampoo that'll tone down the yellow hues in blonde hair so you can get the color you want without extra (expensive) trips to the salon.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their hair looking yellow and brassy compared to it looking much more smooth and light blonde

    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!" β€”KatEd

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in three sizes).

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

    14. Elizavecca's collagen protein treatment to help damaged, over-processed locks come back to life. It can be used on all hair textures to help restore it back to a healthier state. Just apply it after shampooing, continue getting ready for 5-20 minutes, and then rinse it out.

    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." β€”Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    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."

    15. 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., Amazon

    Clarifying shampoos can dry out your skin if you use them too often, so we recommend only using it 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." β€”Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    16. A bottle of Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo mist to spritz your hair with after a workout or running around all day in the heat. It uses white bamboo extract and silica to help absorb oil and refresh your sweaty hair., Sephora

    Promising review: "I was SO excited to use this product and it definitely lived up to the hype. I've used the BB Pret products for years, but this is particularly good for post-workout hair issues (yes, even after really sweaty workouts!). Air drying works great, but a quick blow-dry to speed up the process also works wonders." β€”EVRE813

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    17. A pack of stretchy, durable, nonslip hair ties, because they won't snap while you're trying to make an Ariana Grande-style high ponytail.


    Promising review: "They're worth every dollar! It's not quite like any other hair tie I've seen before. It's really thick, very expandable, and super durable. I have thick, coarse, nappy, natural, African American hair and these certainly do the job! I don't care what type of hair you have or how much of it you got because these will do the job. And they won't rip out your hair while doing it." β€”Gracey

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.29+ (available in four colors and packs of eight).

    18. Or a pack of transparent spiral hair ties that can help prevent ponytail headaches and bumps, while still allowing you to have a super cute updo.

    Model with with her hair half up and a clear spiral hair tie around her wrist

    Promising review: "I’m obssesed with these! I have thick curly hair so rubber bands and the ribbon elastics always dent my hair. Even when I straighten my hair, those type of hair ties also dent my hair. With these coils, my hair is secure whether it’s straight or curly. When I remove it, my hair is easily fixed back into place. These do stretch out after you use it for a while, but it is easily fixed. If you blow dry them, the heat will cause it to shrink back to its original size and it is as good as new!" β€”Stephanie S.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.09+Β (available in 10 colors).

    19. An innovative hair gel for curly hair that will actually give you crunch-free, shiny curls. Just evenly distribute a capful or more to your damp, clean, and detangled hair and it'll provide a soft to medium hold that'll look fab all day.

    The hair gel

    Miss Jessie's is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by sisters Miko and Titi Branch in 2004. Inspired by their late grandmother, Jessie Branch, the sisters have built a very successful line of natural hair products consisting of styling cremes, moisturizers, and deep conditioning treatments for natural hair. They also own a salon in Florida that specializes in natural/curly hair textures.

    Promising review: "I have tried more products than I can count to try and keep my curls looking nice and not frizzy, crunchy, weighed down, etc. I started using this a few weeks ago and it is amazing! My curls look better than ever β€” they are soft, shiny and frizz-free. This product is the absolute best!" β€”Caroline

    Get it from Miss Jessie's for $14.

    20. Or a blueberry control jelly, because your next selfie is going to thank you for that bomb curl definition. It's formulated with organic blueberry extract and raw castor oil to help define, defrizz, and hold your curls.


    This hair gel has no silicones, sulfates, parabens, artifical oils, colors, or fragrances.

    Curls is a woman-owned business founded by Mahisha Dellinger in 2002. The brand has become very popular over the years and has even been used by celebrities such as Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Nia Long, Ashanti, and more.

    Promising Review: "The best product I have EVER used on my fine, curly hair! It defines all the curls without weighing them down and smells AMAZING. It also lasts for a few days, which is always a plus for curly hair." β€”Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46.

    21. A texture spray you can spritz in your hair to give it a natural, tousled look. It can also give hair more of a grip for staying put in updos.

    Promising review: "I have long, fine waving hair that tends to lose volume and curl a few hours after I wash them. I need volumizing products and hairspray that holds my style and 'keeps' all day or at least longer than usual. This product gives volume and lift without falling flat and adding weight after a few hours; holds well in wind and humidity, so far it's the best hair spray I've ever used. Highly recommend." β€”Rose H.

    Get it from Amazon for $13 (available in two sizes).

    22. A lightweight multi-purpose oil infused with pure coffee seed and castor oil that'll moisturize the hair and scalp, while also giving it a glossy, smooth look and promoting hair growth.

    Bomba Curls, Nordstrom

    Bomba Curls was founded by Lulu Cordero and inspired by her Afro-Dominicana roots. The products are meant to help curly-haired folks naturally boost growth and achieve maximum length retention.

    Promising review: "Very lightweight and has a great smell to it as well. It did not weigh down my hair and it gave my hair great shine through out the week." β€”Nordstrom Customer

    Get it from Nordstrom or Bomba Curls for $22.

    23. A banana and coconut superfood conditioner that uses nourishing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help add moisture and support healthy hair. Bonus: Reviewers LOVE the way it smells. 🍌πŸ₯₯


    Briogeo is a woman-owned business that sells cruelty-free, gluten-free, mostly vegan, and 6-free hair care products for all hair textures.

    Promising review: "This conditioner is so expensive, but so worth it. I have very thick, over processed, wavy hair. This conditioner made my hair so soft and detangled after one use. I get compliments on my hair every time I use it. Also, the smell is my favorite ever maybe. IT IS SO GOOD β€” it smells incredible in the shower and lingers lightly in your hair for days." β€”LindsayA3

    Get it from Sephora or Briogeo for $28.

    24. 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.,

    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." β€”ecyphers

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

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

    25. A de-frizzing dry conditioning spray to tame up to 92% of the frizz that's holding you back from a phenomenal hair day. This wonder spray helps to add softness, smoothness, and shine to hair by replenishing its natural oils. It's also a great solution for using in-between wash days.

    model with frizzy hair before using the spray compared to their hair looking smooth and shiny after using the spray
    Living Proof

    It works on both straight and curly hair textures!

    Promising review:Β "This product is definitely the best! I have 2a-2b hair with frizz, mostly on the day after I wash my hair. And this product is life changing!! It leaves my hair soft and with no frizz." β€”lucy2198

    Get it fromΒ Sephora,Β Β Nordstrom, orΒ Living ProofΒ for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    26. And a set of four pearl-embellished velvet headbands for an easy and chic way to fix a hairstyle that just isn't quite cooperating.


    Promising review: "Beautiful pearl-adorned headbands! The material is velvety and great quality. The pearls are attached super well, not worried they will fall off. They are comfortable on myself and still fit my 3-year-old daughter. Great selection of colors: black, cream, pink, and a muted mustard shade. Overall an amazing purchase for a good price." β€”Lisa Velasco

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.99.

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