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    Updated on Aug 20, 2019. Posted on Aug 18, 2019

    31 Hair Products Under $10 You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Sooner

    Inexpensive products for luxurious locks.

    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 fan-favorite Wet brush with almost 3,000 five-star reviews for a reason. It'll detangle even the most stubborn hair...WITHOUT ripping it from your scalp.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.60+ (available in 13 colors).

    Promising review: "This brush is magic. I would have never considered purchasing this if I had seen it in a store, the bristles are very 'flimsy' and I would have assumed it would do nothing to my super thick, curly, coarse (currently bleach-damaged) long hair that turns into a cavewoman wig by the end of one day. The great reviews persuaded me to give it a try. SO happy with the results! The brush is very gentle and I see very little hair on the brush even after going through the worst of rats' nests. it is simply amazing. this would be perfect for anyone, definitely a great brush for a parent brushing children's hair. I was so tired of brushing my hair I was actually considering chopping it off. So happy I tried this brush first!! If you are on the fence, order this sucker! It is a game changer!" —Jen Downy

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    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

    3. A L'Oreal blowout priming spray that'll cut down your drying time while protecting your hair from heat damage (because your arms don't need a whole workout when you're trying to get ready), all while achieving salon-quality softness.

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    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    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

    4. A canister of Batiste dry shampoo so your third day hair (or fifth day hair) can look as good as when it's freshly washed and styled. *Plus* it adds a boost of volume.

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    Get the original scent from Amazon for $8.69 (available in tons of scents and colors for blending into hair).

    Promising review: "Tried the rest, this one is the best. I have long, thick hair that usually stays pretty clean if I wash it every other day, but I've been trying to make curls last the elusive third day. I've tried several kinds of spray dry shampoo and always found that they either didn't do a good job absorbing the oil, or stayed white no matter what I did to rub them in, often both. I tried the original formula/scent, & I think it smells lovely. The spray goes on white (I didn't try the tinted kind) & then you massage it in for 30 seconds & BOOM. Body & volume like crazy, no greasy spots. This is definitely going into the new 'must have' for me. I can't emphasize this enough, I have used it on clean hair just to boost the volume!" —Susurrus

    This won best inexpensive dry shampoo on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. A mini flat iron perfect for keeping in your suitcase so you never forget your favorite hot tool again. This bb heats up to 400° (and does it quickly) so you can get ready in no time flat — and out the door enjoying your vacation.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    Promising review: "I have spent hundreds of dollars on various straightening irons. This inexpensive straightener, far surpasses and other straightening iron that we've ever owned. I actually ordered an additional one so my teenager will stop stealing it from me." —Ellis Family

    6. A boar- and nylon-bristle teasing brush so you can take your hairstyling abilities ~to new heights~ with just a few quick strokes.

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    The nylon bristles glide through hair, while the boar bristles help guide natural oils along your hair to condition it. Plus the pointed end of the handle is great for sectioning off hair.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.78.

    Promising review: "This is the best teasing brush I've ever found. My hair can get so big. Like, insanely big. I would recommend this 100%." —Colleen Grate

    7. A rose gold one-inch Conair curling iron with 30 heat settings (up to 400°), a ~turbo heat~ setting (which raises the temperature 27° for hard-to-set areas), and a ceramic barrell for reduced frizz.

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    And the buttons are recessed so you don't accidentally shut it off mid-curl.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.17.

    Promising review: "For the price you really can’t beat the quality of this curling iron! This product outdoes past curling irons I have paid double or triple for! The product heats up fast, allows you to choose the level of heat intensity, and provides clear instructions on which setting you should choose for your hair type." —Nicole Hohlt

    8. A microfiber towel turban that'll dry your hair (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 sitting watching TV.

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    Get it from Amazon for $5.29+ (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "This is great!!! I always hate having the towel fall off my head, plus a normal towel is actually damaging for your hair. This just works so well, stays on, and reduces frizz. I had to buy a few more because I love it so much. Seriously, everyone with hair past your ears needs this." —Kate

    9. A Pantene cleansing conditioner infused with agan oil for a one-step shower routine that removes oil and buildup from your hair while delivering intense moisture.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    Promising review: "I use this every day on my dyed, dried, and damaged hair. Cleans beautifully, even on gym days, and leaves me with the softest hair I've ever had. This is my favorite co-wash AND it's super affordable" —Michala Hackler

    10. 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!

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    I use this as a budget-friendly deep conditioner, and I really like it! It detangles like a dream and adds great shine.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.43 or a pack of six bottles for $29.82 or individual bottles from Prime Pantry for $4.99.

    Promising review: "I've tried one bazillion conditioners. really. I have quite the relationship with my hair. No matter what I do, I keep coming back to the 3 minute miracle. Some one left a bottle at my house by accident, didn't need it back, so I plopped it on, not expecting much. That was five years ago, at least. I buy it in bulk. If anyone knows of a conditioner that gets tangles out as easily as this cheap stuff does, I am always willing to try it, but nothing in my opinion comes close to this. Really." —Yet Another Whitney

    11. A set of synthetic clip-in extensions to look like you grew mermaid-worthy hair overnight. We're talking 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, too!

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    Get a set of five clips from Amazon for $9.49 (available in four lengths and 34 colors).

    Promising review: "I CANT BELIEVE ALL THE MONEY I SPENT on natural hair extensions until I got this ones. OMG I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and i like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. Thank you so much for this product!!! In the picture I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Learn more about these extensions in our full write-up.

    12. 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.

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    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool). One reviewer even says this is *better* than Olaplex No. 3 ($28).

    Get it from Amazon for $7.56.

    Promising review: "I've used this twice so far and I just ordered two more tubes. It's amazing. My hair hasn't been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn't greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner." —Nancy

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

    13. A curl-activating cream with shea butter and coconut oil to smooth and define your natural curl pattern so your hair won't be frizzy (and you won't feel frazzled).

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    Get it from Amazon for $5.63.

    Promising review: "I've tried EVERY product available for black or biracial women. All pretty expensive and none really worked. I did not have high hopes for this because it was SO cheap, but I've tried all Cantu products including co-wash, deep conditioning mask, and this curl activator — and I can honestly say I do not recognize my hair! It's like I'm wearing a wig or weave. My curls are so defined and soft and perfect. It's really unreal! I seriously cannot say how much I love this product AND it's SO cheap!! In this case you DON'T get what you pay for... you get SO much more!!" —Amazon Customer

    14. A vented paddle brush to make giving yourself a blowout with a hair dryer and a brush less intimidating (the vents let the hot air through, drying your hair as you comb through it — magic!).

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "Fantastic brush! I have fine hair but I have a ton of it and I've had trouble finding brushes that would actually hold on to my hair as I blew it dry. This one really works! whatever that rubber material is, it really will hold on to your hair! I love it!" —Kathy Adreon

    15. A semi-permanent L'Oréal hair color that'll convince people you shelled out the big bucks for pastel hair at the salon — but without the expense or commitment.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.25+ (available in 11 colors).

    Promising review: "I wanted to try out pink hair before doing it more permanent and was really pleased with this. I started with dark-medium blonde hair and it turned out so cute. It was easy to apply. I like that I got tonal differences where my hair was highlighted. Left my hair in really good condition. Really fun!" —JixKnits

    I've used the pink one a *bunch* of times, and it's great! Check out my full review to learn all about it.

    16. A high-control hairspray with 48-hour hold that'll look at the humidity levels... and laugh.

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    Get it from Amazon for $3.66.

    Promising review: "I have super fine, limp, no-body hair. I have tried for years to find a hairspray that would give me a lasting hold. At least longer than fixing my hair and walking to the car. I HAVE NOW FOUND IT!! I can now curl my hair on a humid day and still have curls the next day. This STUFF IS A-MAZING!!! A little goes a long way. And is smells fantastic! You don't smell like you've just sprayed a gallon of sticky Aquanet on your head. You know the smell.. I've had everyone I know buy it and they all love it too. If you're like me, BUY IT! You won't regret it! I want to purchase stocks, this one is a winner!" —When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

    17. L'Oreal's Magic Root Coverup spray to easily *and* flawlessly hide that inch of grown-in roots — with no gross residue or stickiness. And it lasts until your next shampoo!

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    I'm not grey (yet) but my mom swears by this spray to cover up her roots between single processes — and it looks great!

    Get it from $7.39+ (available in eight colors).

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! Where has it been my whole life? I have been coloring my roots like a mad-woman having no idea that this stuff existed. What a life saver. My hair grows super fast (literally an inch a month) so I was constantly coloring my roots. Now, I go to the salon less frequently and use this to cover my gray in-between. I do recommend using this BEFORE applying make-up. Apply and blend into hairline with a make-up sponge. For roots on top, just simply spray. Works awesome. I do wish the spray came out slower. That is my one complaint. If it came out slower, you could control it better." —AK

    18. A borderline-magical Invisibobble spiral hair tie for anyone sick and tired of waking up with a big ole dent in their hair. Creases be gone!

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    If you find that it gets stretched out after repeated use, just submerge it in warm-to-hot water!

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.97 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "I LOVE these. Lately I've been on a quest to not wash my hair every time I go to the gym, and though it's been tough to adjust, my hair looks exactly the same after working out when I take these out! I don't know how they do it but it's magic! (Well, my hair is still sweaty, but other than that it looks the same) Recommend!" —Tegan George

    19. A 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 say farewell to frizz.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "First things first, this product smells amazing! The smell last for at least a week after you have rinsed it out. It makes my hair so soft and manageable. The consistency is thick but it has a a lot of slip; a little bit can go along way. This is one of the first Shea Moisture products I have purchased, and I will definitely be purchasing it again once it's empty." —Ashley

    20. 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.

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    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 each (available in four sizes and 14 colors and patterns).

    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

    21. A John Frieda lightening spray so you can have all the fun that blondes (are supposed to) have, without the pricey trip to the salon.

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    It's heat activated, and formulated with citrus and chamomile to lighten hair two shades in about three to five uses!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25.

    Promising review: ""Let the result speak for itself! On the left (above) is my UNBLEACHED Asian black hair, and on the right is my hair two months later. I’m trying to go blond, but salons estimated the total cost for three sessions of intense bleaching and coloring to be in the thousands...so no thank you. I took matters in my hands and so far am happy with spraying this every time after washing my hair. LOVE. THE. PRODUCT!!!" —LINH TRINH AN

    22. An overnight sleeping mask that'll help you wake up to the best hair day ever. Just pop on the mask (it comes in a handy cap to keep everything neat), hit the hay, and wake up to totally hydrated and restored hair.

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    It comes in four varieties:

    * Coconut (to nourish and repair hair)

    * Shea (to strengthen and prevent breakage)

    * Rose (to smooth and stop frizz in its tracks)

    * Açai (to protect color and boost radiance)

    * Aloe (to condition and reduce frizz)

    * Dragonfruit (to add shine and protect)

    Get them from Sephora for $5 each.

    Promising review: "I was vacationing in Maui and had the foresight to bring this sucker with me. After three days on a catamaran, my hair was WRECKED, with no hope of a brushing without losing fistfuls of hair. When we got to our hotel, I rinsed my hair and put this in overnight, and my hair was SO soft and wonderful the next day. This stuff saved me!" —Shanbone

    23. A set of foam curling rods so 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!

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    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $9.93.

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers gave my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day I used these when my hair was dry and left them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess...but no. Since my hair is so long I didn't use a size smaller than the orange ones and I have perfect wavy curls. I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don't personally care for perfect ringlets. Results are awesome!! Love love love!" —Brianna

    24. A pack of incredibly durable hair elastics specially designed for thick hair. We're talking no tugging, no slipping, and no stretching out. 🙌

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    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in all black and a rainbow pack).

    Promising review: "Life saver of a hair tie. My hair is a couple inches short of four feet long, and my wife said these are the only ones she would use on my hair. No matter how far they are stretched, they shrink right back down to size. I'm a roofer and even with the wear and tear of everyday work, they are very durable." —716icko

    25. A John Frieda sea salt spray so you can pretend that summer isn't about to end. Keep it going with beachy, effortless waves that look like you just came from the seaside, plus the most delicious coconut smell ever.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "One of my favorite hair products. I have fine, wavy hair, but it tends to be frizzy if I just let it air dry on its own. This product contains the frizz. I can just use this alone, let my hair air dry and will have nice contained messy beach waves without the frizz. They product has helped me reduce my reliance on blow dryers and flat irons to style my hair." —Felicia Martin

    26. A scalp brush that'll exfoliate and get rid of buildup, help your shampoo do its job better, and stimulate your circulation. Bonus: it'll also feel *really* amazing, like a massage at a fancy hair salon.

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    Get the one on the left from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "It is one of my favorite products I've ever had, and I preach the wonders of this thing to anyone and everyone who will listen. Since purchasing it, I have cut down my use on shampoo and conditioner by HALF. I have long, color treated, mildly damaged hair, so I used to go through shampoo and conditioner like WATER. Now I don't feel so guilty about purchasing more expensive products because this little tool makes it go SUCH a long way. It lathers beautifully, cleans my scalp, and distributes conditioner evenly. Also, the feeling is spine-tingling, literally like having a tiny hair stylist just washing your hair for you. The best part is, it gets my hair SO CLEAN that I don't need to wash as often either, which is the cherry on top. Seriously, do yourself a favor, treat yo' self, and get the thing. You won't regret it." —Allison Brittain

    27. A pack of 12 pearl-embellished pins and clips so you can hop on the dramatic hair accessories trend without spending more than a Hamilton.

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    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a 20-piece set with pearl and colorful clips for $11.99).

    Promising review: "OMG! THESE are TOTALLY GORGEOUS! Plus I don't know when I ever got a better value for my money! These are gorgeous! They're good size not too small. They're beautifully made. And they are truly elegant. Again I say I don't believe that I ever got better value for my money on Amazon or in any other corner of the internet. I was so delighted when I open the box." —TexasMermaid

    28. 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.

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    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $3.99.

    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.

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.93.

    Promising review: "Great product! 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 2 weeks, or once every 4-5 washes." —Kat

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $1.54.

    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

    31. A pack of four wrap-style headbands for the easiest (but still cute) hairdo ever. You know when your hair is so dirty but not even dry shampoo can fix it? These have your back.

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    Get the set of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six color and pattern combos).

    Promising review: "Perfect headbands! They are super soft and do are not tight on your head at all! They stay put while you are wearing them and the colors and styles are really fun!" —Amie Bradley

    You, realizing you've been spending way too much on hair products:

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