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    46 Amazing Hair Products That Really And Truly Work

    Just a bunch of really great products reviewers swear by — from washing to styling (and making those styles last), and everything in between.

    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 L'Oreal *eight-second* lamellar water rinse-out treatment reviewers swear by for next-level shine, softness, and just all-around "is THIS my hair?!"–ness.,

    Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true. Reviewers with everything from stick straight to 4C curls love this product.

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would of thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️" —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    2. A fan-favorite Wet brush with a cult following for a reason. It'll detangle even the most stubborn hair...WITHOUT ripping it from your scalp.

    Promising review: "I am that girl who wakes up in the morning with a HUGE knot in the back of my head! I DREAD getting out of the shower, with a wide tooth comb and painfully brushing out my hair. It takes about 15-20 minutes! With this new brush, at first I couldn't believe it was actually brushing my hair (no pain) by the end of a few minutes, ALL of my knots were gone and my hair felt silky and smooth! WOW! Thank you Wetbrush!" —Chrissy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in 37 colors and patterns).

    3. Or an ergonomically-designed detangling brush with cone-shaped bristles that separate tangles by pulling them apart sideways, not tugging them down. It's a miracle worker for everything from thick, coily hair to the finest strands!

    A collage of photos, with the brush in teal and the reviewer's natural hair

    Promising review: "I always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick kinky coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush. And yes, I'm leaving my Denman brush for this one." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88 (available in six colors).

    4. A Kiss Instawave automatic curling iron that rotates to create curls or waves in seconds. All you need to do is press the button and watch the magic happen.

    A reviewer with straight hair before using, and voluminous waves after

    It has prongs along the side that smooth and detangle hair as it gets wrapped around, while the ceramic iconic barrel ensures your curls are shiny, healthy, and frizz-free. It also automatically shuts off after 90 minutes to give you peace of mind after you've left for the day. PLUS it has over 3,000 five-star Amazon reviews *and* directions to help you use it, whether you have short, medium, or long hair.

    Promising review: "Here's the deal, I'm pretty much a tomboy, I don't know how to do my makeup, I have thick hair, but never knew how to do anything but straighten it, until a friend made me try her Kiss automatic curling iron. It legitimately works and it's the easiest thing to use! I've (briefly) tried other wands and burn myself over and over. I've never burned myself with this tool and I love that it makes it easy to curl away from your face on either side, with just a push of a button. I also like that it dings when it's done, so it takes some guess work out. If you want curls, but are intimidated by all the tools out there, you won't be disappointed with this styler." —Uskadelig

    Get it from Amazon for $40.71.

    5. Or a 42-pack of curling rods you can use wet or dry to create gorgeous *no-heat styles* on all hair textures. An amazing head of twists and curls is only one sleep away. Wrap your hair around the outside, twist the flexible rod into a loop, c-, or s-shape and then... go to bed!

    Promising review: "I LOOOOVE these curlers! My hair is super long and it never does anything but awkwardly bend because it’s super poker straight! I have to have curlers in overnight to get any curl to stick and these are super comfortable to sleep in! My curls were amazing!! Finally an adorable spiral curl! What’s even better is the second day they STILL looked beautiful! I cannot rant and rave enough about how Awesome these are!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A nourishing blend of oils like avocado, castor, argan, and olive to promote hair growth, prevent breakage and split ends, and seal your hair — all within an episode of your favorite sitcom. That's right, just leave it in under a cap and heat for 20 minutes.

    A model with twisted hair
    Kinky Tresses

    Promising review: "This oil really surprised me. My attitude with oils was always, an oil is an oil. But there is something with this oil combination that makes a big difference in my hair. Even though it's an oil it makes my hair feel so hydrated, I can't explain it. It just works. I buy three bottles at a time now." —Candice K.

    Get it from Kinky Tresses for $12.99.

    Kinky Tresses is a Black woman–owned company that makes products for natural hair — and all of their products are nontoxic and cruelty-free. The founder is a former lab scientist, so you know you'll get ~results~.

    7. A Living Proof de-frizzing spray to soften hair between shampoos, reducing up to **92%** of frizz AND providing UV protection, without a lot of product buildup.

    A model with frizzy hair before use, and smooth shiny hair after use

    It's made with a five oil blend that mimics your hair's natural oil, meaning your locks will feel soft and healthy rather then greasy. And it works on curly hair too! 🙌

    Promising review: "First, you should know that my hair is naturally wavy and very frizzy. Secondly, I live in the tropics; here in south Florida we INVENTED frizz! I normally have a salon keratin treatment every couple of months to keep my hair smooth and shiny, but I’m badly overdue right now. Well...dang! This product is nothing short of amazing! Yes, after being outside in the humidity for a period of time, those frizzies do start popping up again (let’s be realistic!)... HOWEVER, all I need do is run the brush through my hair again to re-activate the product and it’s smooth sailing once again; re-applying is not necessary! I am LIVING PROOF that this is a revolutionary product. Ha Ha. I’ve since put off my salon keratin treatment again while I try more products from this game-changing line." —JillinWPB

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    8. A pack of virtually unbreakable hair ties specifically designed for long, thick, and/or curly hair. No slipping, no stretching out, and no damage to your strands.


    Promising reviews: "Okay, I never write reviews for things, but I can't not write a review for these. I know, I know, it's just a hair tie. But it's not just a hair tie! I don't have super thick hair and it's by no means curly, but these hair ties are perfect! I'm a runner and always put my hair in a high-ish ponytail for my runs. With every other hair tie I've gotten in the past, my ponytail ends up a lot lower than where I started with it. Not so with these! I put my hair up nice and high and it stayed nice and high! It's the little things in life." —KL

    "These are a godsend. I have thick natural hair between 4b/c that comes right underneath my chin when stretched. Finding a band that doesn’t break when I divide my hair into fours or twos is difficult; this one does just the trick and it doesn’t pull too much out either. I’ll probably buy another pack because I lose hair bands like socks!" —Cadie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three color packs).

    9. A volume-boosting clarifying shampoo you can use every few washes to remove all the product residue and buildup you've accumulated with styling.

    Bottle of Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo surrounded by water droplets

    Promising review: "My hair feels fresh and clean. No residue. Cleans like no other shampoo I've used. This will be my go-to shampoo forever. Thanks for making a wonderful product." –Debbie Do

    Get it from Target for $8.79.

    This does have sulfates, so it can be drying — use it sparingly or opt for a hydrating clarifying shampoo if you have curlier or dryer hair types.

    10. An Elizavecca collagen-infused ~protein treatment~ for an intense at-home mask that'll help your strands look and feel less damaged in just five minutes. It's basically a time machine for your hair is what I'm saying.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor's before and after: frizzier, limper hair before and wavy, full-looking hair after
    BuzzFeed / Bek O'Connell

    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by.

    Promising reviews: "I've been very careful when lightening my hair, but the straw feeling is sometimes inevitable when bleached. THIS PRODUCT IS MAGIC. I've always gone to my hairdresser when coloring so I've been fortunate to have my hair stay pretty nice but this made a world of a difference. My hair is like silk, or soft butter. So incredibly soft and shiny, I feel like a walking hair commercial. My hair feels so moisturized and healthy, just as soft if not softer than my hair was prior to coloring (been highlighting for 5 years now). Will be buying more before I run out, I will never stop using this product. FYI my natural color is the dark brown at the roots and my hair looks healthier than a natural blonde IMO :) ADD TO YOUR CART YOU WONT REGRET. After you shampoo, load your hair up and do the rest of your shower, heck have it be a long shower bc you deserve it, and rinse out with lukewarm water." —Meghan Davey

    "I have 4C hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that wreaked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged. I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair." —Therese-Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $11.35.

    And check out the BuzzFeed Shopping editor pictured above's Elizavecca hair mask review for her first-hand experience (it's #1 in the post)!

    11. A bottle of Ecoslay's Orange Marmalade, a curl definer *handmade* in one of the founders' kitchens, so it may take a while to arrive, but the results will be worth it.

    The pump bottle

    One of my besties just tried this after seeing the hype online, and when she sent me a photo of the definition and shine her curls had, I was floored. The definition was next level.

    Promising review: "Legitimate holy grail product, this stuff is incredible. I have mixed high-low porosity 3a-b curls. After torturing them with heat for the last 15 years I’ve been experimenting with the CGM and this is the best styling product EVER. Solid cast, amazing definition and shine, my curls are so soft and bouncy. Minimal stickiness and this stuff doesn’t weigh my curls down. Seriously - this stuff everything." —Anya Linda

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

    Ecoslay is a Black-owned business, and as I mentioned above, the products are handmade in the founder Aria's kitchen, using sustainable ingredients that are good for you and your hair.

    12. A bottle of cold-pressed castor oil reviewers swear by to nourish their scalps, strengthening and promoting hair growth at the root. Just apply it directly to you dry scalp and hair roots and leave it on for at least an hour (or overnight!).

    Bottle of Heritage Store Castor Oil
    Ulta Beauty

    And for a major bonus, castor oil is also great for eyelash and brow growth and can be used on the skin, too.

    Promising review: "Finally something that helps my super sensitive scalp. I do a "hair mask" twice a week with this and my scalp is in much better shape - no more itchiness and dandruff. Plus, it makes my hair really soft. I use it occasionally for eyebrow and eyelash growth too. This stuff can really do it all and is a great price, the bottle will last a long time!" –NC

    Get it from Ulta Beauty for $7.49.

    13. Bumble & Bumble's Surf-Styling leave in treatment for all the beachy waves you're looking for — but with NONE of the crunch of salt sprays. This'll actually moisturize, fight frizz, and protect against UV damage, while creating the touchable waves you love.

    Just apply to damp hair, twist or braid, and let dry for effortless waves! No heat, no silicones!

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my thin, fine hair. It doesn't weigh my hair down, feel sticky, or look greasy. It does make my hair soft, tames all the little broken ends from coloring and gives a slight fullness to my naturally stick straight and flat hair." —javovo

    14. A Shea Moisture manuka honey mask packed with powerful ingredients like mafura oil, shea butter, baobab oil, African rock fig, and honey (duh!) to lock in moisture and definition.

    A reviewer with 4C hair styled in a puff
    JoAnn Solomon Beauty / Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "I don't usually leave reviews, but I had to because I love this conditioner so much. I have EXTREMELY dry 4C hair. It's very picky with products. After getting to know my hair, I noticed that my hair only like products that get absorbed into the hair right away. If it leaves a coating over it, then my hair is not going to like it. It might even feel super soft for a day, but then it get extremely dry after. Even though this product is super thick (so thick that the cream stays in the jar when you flip it upside down), my hair absorbs everything and it stays super moisturized for 2-3 days after. I used this on my hair about two days ago. Today, I touched my hair expecting it to feel dry like always, but it felt like I just moisturized it. MIND BLOWN. It also smells AMAZING. It smells more like a fruity, sweet, and creamy perfume fragrance rather than a hair conditioner. It almost reminds me of Mon Guerlain. Literally the nicest smelling hair product I've ever used. 10/10" —Khady Ndiaye

    Get it from Amazon for $10.33.

    15. A Living Proof perfector you can comb through your hair, and it'll fully absorb into your strands overnight, increasing shine, manageability, and softness. Just style as desired when you wake up (or wash it out)!

    A before/after of the back of a model's hair, with messy, piecy hair on the left, and sleek, shiny hair on the right

    The results will last all week too, sealing the cuticle of your hair thanks to the blend of amino acids, conditioners, and antioxidants.

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical because not many products actually work well on my coarse wavy hair BUT I'm in love with this! I put it in damp hair at night and sleep with it in and wake up with much smoother, softer, more manageable hair!" —AlanaR

    16. A whipped leave-in conditioner formulated with coconut water to smooth the outer cuticle of your hair for shine, shine, and more shine — and no frizz.

    A reviewer with long, defined and shiny curls

    Promising review: "I use this in conjunction with Devacurl styling cream and together they make a magical pair! This alone makes my hair very soft and bouncy and the styling cream provides hold and definition. I have and will always recommended this to my fellow naturally curly girls for sure!" —Lin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.78.

    17. A gentle edge brush with a comb on one side and a boar bristle brush on the other to shape and smooth your edges for a gorgeous finish.


    But of course 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: "I thought how funny it would be to buy one of these 'cause, just use an old toothbrush right? For years I’ve done this until seeing this product, what sold me was the double ended feature. Both useful and necessary for kinky curly hair. I immediately knew based on the appearance and texture of the bristles, that they were boar bristles. It’s firm but comfortable, I’ve even used it all over to smooth some fly-away hairs when it was slapped into a bun. Now, I laugh cause I should have gotten one sooner. Haha. Jokes on me. ...No regrets." —Free spirited

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    18. A curl butter to soften, hydrate, and strengthen hair, while saying "bye-bye" to dry frizz. Just apply and style as you desire, and the blend of mango & shea butters will put in the effort.

    The jar of "Icing On A Curl" butter
    Curls Dynasty

    Promising review: "Excellent product love it! Lifetime customer...if the formula doesn't change and don't sell out to a market that doesn't know our hair. I will continue to support small Black-owned businesses. Suggestion... provide options for larger container sizes. I don't mind spending more for a great product! Much success to you." —Kristal B.

    Get it from Curls Dynasty for $13.89.

    Curls Dynasty is a Black woman–owned business that creates products for people who are transitioning to natural hair or already wear it natural. No harsh ingredients, preservatives or fragrances here!

    19. A set of hair elastics with rubber treading to make sure they stay in place on even the slipperiest hair and during even the most intense workouts.

    The hair ties with rubber

    Promising review: "The best hair ties I've ever used. I have really long thick hair, and the regular goody hair ties I used to get at the store would always lose their elasticity, and my ponytail would not stay in place. With these hair ties, I do not have that problem. My ponytail stays put, even when I'm working out. They retain their elasticity, and the hair does not get tangled in them. Definitely recommended." —L.M.

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

    20. A Revlon one-step hair-drying paddle brush that'll detangle, dry, smooth, and blow out curly hair (including type 4 curls and coils) in way less time than you might think.

    A reviewer with half oof their hair blown out to show the difference

    It has two heat settings, plus a cool setting so you can customize it to your hair type.

    Promising review: "I'm a stylist of nine years, and 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." —Vett Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $25.67+ (available in two colors).

    21. Or the Revlon one-step drying brush with an oval-shaped barrel so you can get super close to your scalp for smooth hair and majorly boosted volume at the roots, without having to juggle a brush and blow-dryer.

    A reviewer with wet, wavy hair on the left, and voluminous, blown out hair with curled ends on the right

    It has three heat & speed settings and a combination of bristles and pins for a tangle-free blowout.

    Promising review: "I have NEVER been able to give myself a nice blowout until I got this! I would dry, then straighten, then use a curling iron. On my first try with this tool, I was able to get gorgeous, soft hair in about 20 minutes. Amazing!" —Rachel S.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89+ (available in seven colors).

    22. A canister of fan-favorite Basiste dry shampoo to add the perfect amount of texture and body to your day(s)-old hair and make oily, flat roots disappear.

    The canister of Original scent dry shampoo

    Promising review: "I spent my whole life having to wash my hair EVERY day. I wouldn't leave the house without shampooing. Even if my hair was just washed the night before, it is so thin and fine that I would wake up with it flat and plastered against my head. With this product, I can finally leave the house without shampooing and often feel like my hair looks better and fuller then if I washed and styled it. I've tried a few other brands and didn't get the same results. Definitely worth it for me." —D. Foley

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.38 (also available in single bottles and packs of two).

    23. A scalp brush for anyone looking to replicate that amazing hair salon scalp massage at home. Not only does it feel *great*, but it also helps maintain the health of your scalp, boosting circulation and removing buildup.


    Promising review: "I love this massager. My scalp has never been so clean or felt so good. I used this for the first time a few days ago and my scalp still feels good and is flake-free. I'd definitely recommend this. Feels just as good as going to the salon." —T. Lee-Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available with a gold or silver logo).

    24. A five-in-one curling iron and wand set with interchangeable barrels to make achieving the curls of your Pinterest board dreams a reality.

    The five barrels with example curls: 1.5", 1", .75", .7-1" tapered and .3-.75" tapered

    It has nine temperature settings so you can ensure you get curls that last without heat damaging your hair, and a swivel cord so you don't get ~tangled~ up as you go.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best curling iron I have ever had, love the quickness that it heats up, the handle is made of the really smooth silicone, fits so well in your hand! Love the automatic off switch for I can forget to cut mine off at times. But even with saying all this, the most love part of this iron is the way your hair is smoothed and curled using this! Gives me great curls that last me for a couple days. The irons are easy to switch off to add another size. Also like the added zippered bag it comes with, easy for travel! The glove is great for sure! Best iron I have ever used in 25 years!!!" —Joy4Joy

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    25. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo formulated to neutralize yellow tones and brassiness for platinum locks — all in one to three minutes.

    A reviewer's brassy hair before, and brighter platinum-tone hair after

    If you leave it in long enough, it'll even give a lavender tint, if you're into that!

    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

    Check out our deep dive for amazon before & afters!

    26. A boar-bristle teasing brush that's sure to bring your hair to new heights with just a few easy strokes.


    Promising review: "If I could, I would give this little brush 10 STARS!!! I typically used a teasing comb which did not really give me very big volume for my fine hair. I used this little brush and wow! It focuses on each hair strand, creating mega volume and big hair! I love big hair! Oh yeah, and any teased area can easily be combed through if needed." —GrungeGirl314

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    27. A texture-boosting Bumble and Bumble styling cream specially designed for air-drying your hair and perfect for when it's just too damn hot to whip out the hot tools.

    The two types of cream

    It comes in two different formulas: one for fine hair and one for thick hair!

    Promising review (for fine hair version): "I have very thin, colored hair and could never let it air-dry. I always had to blow-dry my hair after every shower just to make it look decent. With this product, I can shower and let my hair air-dry and it makes my hair look like I just blow-dried it!! I love this product!" —Joann Gram

    Get it from Sephora for $31 (thick hair here, fine hair here).

    28. A microfiber towel wrap that'll dry your hair faster than ever (without causing damage or frizz). And it buttons easily in the back so the whole thing won't go sliding off your head when you're applying your skincare or makeup at the same time.

    The wrap showing the steps of how to put it on: wrap, then secure with the button loop in back

    Promising review: "Love these because they actually dry my hair pretty fast and are very soft on my hair. They stay in place and I can go about my business without having to worry about my towel falling. Very comfy too." —M. Antillon

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in six colors).

    29. Or a t-shirt hair towel you can use to scrunch your hair drier or wear as a wet hair wrap for hands-free drying so your curls can turn out even more gorgeous than usual — and with less damage and frizz.

    Breezy Tee

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this towel, I already notice a difference in how quick it dries my hair and less frizz too! Fingers crossed it helps my ends from splitting too! Will definitely be ordering more." —Emily

    Get it from Breezy Tee on Etsy for $27.50 (available in several colors and styles listed separately, including a towel with a button and loop so you can wrap it up with ease).

    Breezy Tee is a Black woman–owned business based in Portugal, and everything ships free to the U.S.! You can also shop directly on the Breezy Tee website.

    30. A pack of Kitsch satin scrunchies that'll work just like a satin pillowcase — but on the go — to fight frizz, breakage, and other hair damage.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    Reader, I love these scrunchies for my curly-frizzy-coarse and dry dry dry hair. I travel in them (they saved my hair on a looooooong set of flights to and from Australia this past January), sleep in them EVERY NIGHT, and I even wear them out when my hair is dirty and it's ~low bun time~ to dress it up a bit. I have absolutely noticed a reduction in breakage and the strands that cascade to the floor when I take my hair down in the morning for styling. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option to just add a little TLC to your hair care, I absolutely recommend these bbs. And in several months of constant use, there's been no stretching out, even though I have quite a bit of hair.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five color varieties), or shop all three colors (pink, black, and ivory) at Kitch.

    Kitsch is a woman-founded company that makes adorable hair accessories, useful tools (they make towel scrunchies too!) and more to help make every day a good hair day.

    31. A 48-hour, high-control hairspray that looks at the weather forecast...and laughs. Humidity is no match for this spray. And reviewers *love* the smell, too!

    The extra strong hold spray

    Promising review: "I’ve used hairspray all my life and haven’t found one I love, I have finally chosen this one! I have thick hair that I roll every morning and this is the only one that has held my curl through all day." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    32. An HSI ionic straightener with a less than $40 pricetag — but that works as well as the super-expensive ones. Did I mention it has over 44,000 five-star reviews?,

    The lowest temperature is 140°, so it's safe to use on even fine hair. Plus, it comes with a travel-size argan oil to nourish your hair — what a deal.

    Promising review: "I'm actually really impressed with this product, especially for the price. I have really thick, curly hair that's hard to manage, and I live in Florida, so the humidity and heat has my hair curly again within a couple hours of straightening it. I ordered this straightener because the reviews were so good and I'm glad I did it. The product came exactly when it was supposed to and I immediately tried it out. My hair is pin straight and it's been that way for about 10 hours. Even with the heat and humidity, the thermal spray it came with is keeping the frizz and curls away and it still looks awesome. I would definitely buy this straightener again." —Saramae49

    Get it from Amazon for $46.95.

    33. A deep-conditioning Tonymoly hair pack chock-full of vitamins, nutritious oils, and shea butter to make your hair softer than ever. Big Ed from 90 Day Fiancé, please use this instead of *actual* mayo.

    The bottle which looks like a tube of mayonnaise

    If you're not a mayo fan, don't worry — this one actually smells like vanilla and macadamia nuts.

    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.

    34. A Color Wow powder and brush combo to cover your grown-in roots instantly and make your hair look fuller — and it'll last until you shampoo it out!

    My mom swears by this stuff to cover up her grey roots!

    Promising review: "I didn't think something that looked like eyeshadow would do much. But it works beautifully! I can wear my hair back and feel confident that my hair looks naturally dark through and through. The best part (besides that it really works)? It stays on! I have been to the pool and come home with my hair still covered. I can only wash my hair about every other day. The roots are covered from the time I initially out on the product until I wash it out with ease with regular shampoo in the shower. Love this stuff!" —Dkl1992

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in eight colors).

    35. Wonder Curl's Get Set Jelly with aloe leaf juice and pro-vitamin B5 to define curls and coils and protect them from humidity, so they stay fresh and defined all day (and for days after).

    Wonder Curl

    Promising review: "I was recently introduced to this gel during my very first appointment at a salon that specializes in curly hair. In all honesty, I had given up on using hair gel to define my curls during the early stages of my natural hair journey because the gel available in most stores would either flake horribly or make your hair sticky or hard. They were terrible. Not this gel. It's truly wonderful. It will do what you ask it to do without the flaking, stickiness, or hardness. I have basically a 4A curl pattern and it does a great job of defining my curls. I typically wear a wash and go and it lasts until I wash my hair again. My curls are defined even after my hair gets smushed overnight due to the bonnet. I typically use homemade shea butter to stretch my hair out again. No more struggle with my hair before I have to go to work." —Angela Taylor

    Get it from Wonder Curl for $15.

    Wonder Curl is a Black woman–owned brand — it's also vegan and comes in eco-friendly packaging! The Get Set Jelly was owner Scarlett Rocourt's first product, and it's still one of the brand's best-selling items.

    36. An apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner set to treat both your hair *and* your scalp, removing product buildup, softening & strengthening your strands, and hydrating with avocado and coconut oils.

    Look, ma — no dandruff, all shine!

    Promising reviews: "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

    "I've now used this combo twice. The1st time..I immediately noticed extreme softness, but not much else. The second time, I applied it exactly as indicated....and I'M AMAZED by the difference in my hair. My thick 4c hair was frizz anywhere..and silky soft and shiny. Wow!!! Before I bought this, I was just using apple cider vinegar and water for a final rinse...but THIS STUFF is the holy grail. I actually used the shampoo twice in one week..and my hair isn't dried out. Instead, my hair is moisturized..soft..and beautiful. I will be purchasing this combo on a regular basis." —Karla Harley

    Get the set of shampoo and conditioner from Amazon for $25.95.

    37. An Aussie deep conditioner that'll work in just three minutes (perfect for an in-shower karaoke sesh) to revive the driest hair, detangle, and add body and shine — thanks jojoba and avocado oils!

    A reviewer with shiny hair dyed pink

    Promising review: "I only use salon products — but I bought this while out of town in a pinch; AGAINST my hairdresser's recommendations. Three days later, I still can't believe this is my hair. I have blonde, somewhat course hair that tends to be a bit dry and frizzy. My hair is silky, smooth and shiny! Highly recommend — and you can't beat the price." —Sherry Howe

    Get a pack of six bottles from Amazon for $29.94 or individual bottles for $9.06.

    38. A tourmaline deep waver hot tool to create everything from 1920s-style finger waves to perfectly undone mermaid hair in no time flat.


    Promising review: "Yes! Finally…a no-skill-required remedy for my curl/wave envy. I've tried it all…the hot roller curls don't last and take forever, the overnight rollers keep me from resting comfortably, the wet braids looked terrible, the wet bun caused a lot of breakage and still looked dumb, the curling iron was always awkward for me and the 'curls' wouldn't last. All of my trials and errors eventually led me to this product. I did half my hair on my first run in about 1.5 mins. They are set...not coming undone even with brushing. I'm so excited to finally be able to pull off this hairstyle. No regrets! These waves stood strong through an eight-hour work shift, plus the snowy highway winds from getting a flat tire on the way to work. BOOM! Miracle." —Vanessa

    Get it from Amazon for $32.49.

    39. Big Sexy Hair's weightless volumizing and texturizing powder that'll go on translucent for the bigger-than-ever hair of your dreams. It's also great for beefing up braids!

    A model before/after with wavy-straight hair before and wavy-curly, voluminous hair after

    Promising review: "A magical hair volumizer for those who have lost hope. I have always been frustrated with my hair weighing down around the crown, even if I could get some body into it in the morning, guaranteed it was flat by mid-day. This stuff is amazing! I just sprinkle a tiny bit around my roots/crown and it lasts all day and into the next. It's like a dry magic gel! Love this stuff and my 'new' hairstyle capabilities. The container is super tiny (think height of a cell phone) but a little goes a LONG way. It makes skipping washing hair that much easier for those of us with non-volumized hair/roots." —Jennifer Cibor

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in two sizes).

    40. An extra large diffuser attachment designed to gather your curls, drying them in their natural pattern, reducing frizz, and increasing definition AND shine.


    Check your current hair dryer to see if it fits (many reviewers have genius hacks to make it work if it doesn't) — the matching hair dryer is currently sold out.

    Promising review: "Hands down, NO DOUBT, the greatest diffuser ever made.Cuts my drying time down SUBSTANTIALLY compared to other diffusers and it yield tremendous volume and flawless second and even third day curls...BUY IT YOU WON'T REGRET IT!" —Barbie

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    41. Olaplex 3, a strengthening, re-bonding for your color-treated or heat damaged locks, making them healthier than ever before. This is a game-changer, folks.

    Two photos of a reviewer's hair: yellow-tone, frizzy hair with text "no treatment" and smoother, shinier, less brassy hair with text "1 treatment"

    Promising review: "MAGIC!!!! I swear this stuff is made from unicorns. I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder) and all I have to say is WOWZA! After some really harsh processing (got my hair from dark dark brown to very very blonde so I could add funky colors (currently pink), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work. I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to it's normal state, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of the weight back! This was just after one application (I left it in for an hour as the website suggested for my level of damage). I can't wait to see if it gets better with the next application. I am definitely sold." —

    Get it from Amazon for $28+ (available in bundles).

    42. An argan oil–infused cream gel that'll define curls and add hold (*without* the dreaded crunchiness). It'll help fight frizz so your hair can bounce along healthily behind you, whether you have anything from loose waves to tight spirals — and it's safe on colored hair!

    Promising review: "This is my favorite styling product now. It doesn't get flaky or hard and leaves my curls looking healthy and shiny! The bounce is insane, the best I've seen with a styling cream/gel! The consistency is more gel like than cream but is not at all like the gels of other competition. Pics are of before started using the cream gel and after... you can see the difference in my curls (I also cut my own hair)." —Mia Randall

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    43. A satin pillowcase to help maintain hair health even as you sleep, reducing pesky frizz and breakage when compared with regular cotton or other fiber pillowcases — that means longer-lasting blowouts and less damage in the long run.

    A model clutching a shiny grey satin pillow

    Promising review: "Life-changing! I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in four sizes and 22 colors and patterns).

    44. A honey-infused hair oil made from sustainably sourced ingredients that’ll give your hair a boost of glorious hydration and shine.


    Promising review: “I'll admit: I bought this because of TikTok. I have somewhat frizzy hair, there's quite a bit of it, but my strands are thin and prone to breakage. I've tried Aveda oil treatments, leave-ins from so many brands, and they all leave my hair feeling heavy and coated. This oil is my absolute favorite hair product I've ever used. It has replaced a combination of other products, becoming one of the only things I use in my hair post-shower. I like to also use it pre-brushing, pre-styling, and even post-styling to help curls look silky and straightened hair look sleek. It is incredibly weightless, even on third-day hair. The bottle lasts quite a while and I'm mad at how good it is because I know I will go back and buy the full size when I'm out of this one.” –Marnakatj

    Get it from Sephora for $25+ (available in three sizes).

    45. A post-wash shine mask for those days when you feel like your hair is looking rather dull and need a quick fix to bring it back to life.


    Apply this mask after shampooing and before conditioning. Leave it on for one minute, rinse, and enjoy the results!

    Promising review: “I like to wash my hair every day despite the advice of my hairdresser so I need a good after-shampooing product that doesn't weigh down my hair but takes away the frizzies, gives it shine, and makes it manageable. Amika Flash achieves the impossible at a good price. You only need a small amount to cover medium-length hair and it works quickly unlike other hair products that need 10 to 15 minutes to work. Just run it through your hair in the shower, rinse it and you're done!” –Gaelforce

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    46. And the cult favorite “Don’t Despair, Repair!” mask from Briogeo because why wouldn’t you want your hair to feel strong and nourished? This hair treatment really is a treat for your hair.


    The mask boasts a hair-healthy mix of clean ingredients like rosehip oil, for hydration and frizz-control, algae extract for minerals and antioxidants, and B-Vitamins to improve texture and prevent future damage.

    Promising review: “Wow...two uses of the Brigeo “Don’t Despair, Repair!” Deep Conditioning Mask and my hair is healthier and intensely hydrated with no frizz and lots of shine! I just love the fact that ALL of their products are vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, plus they are clean, natural, effective — that’s AMAZING! I’m very impressed and I highly recommend it.” –Lisak74

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

    Get ready for your best hair yet.

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