27 Hair Products You Can Get At Amazon That People Actually Swear By
"Hairdo or hairdo not, there is no try." —Yoda
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biotin shampoo that uses nutrient-rich botanicals like B5 zinc and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and helping your hair strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.
Promising review: "For about five years I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. Then I discovered this! It doesn't work overnight, but it works! And I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. My friends can't believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" — The D.
brush dryer that'll give you a salon-worthy style, with bouncy volume and a smooth finish, in half the time it usually takes you to blow-dry your hair with a standard dryer.
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dryers for natural hair and this other magical hot air brush. Promising review: "I have a lot of hair. Like, 'Wow, who is that Wookiee over there?' hair. My shoulders were so tired from holding up a dryer and a round brush for what felt like eternity. I briefly considered making a workout video ('Toned Arms: The Hairdryer Workout') but was informed by fitness professionals that there isn’t a market for a 75-minute focus on the anterior deltoids. I swear I almost had to wake up before I went to sleep in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work... then this thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. I checked with my husband, in the next room, and in fact I did not go through a blowout wormhole. The silkier-than-silk style was accomplished by this miracle of a brush in eight minutes (several more minutes were lost to running my hands through my hair and flicking it over my shoulder while smiling coquettishly in the mirror). If you struggle with an over abundance of hair like I do, seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try." — Chris
Price: $59.99 (or get a similar one for $33.32)
dry shampoo sure to keep your hair grease-free no matter how often you decide to hit your snooze button and skip that pesky morning shower.
You can also get this for
darker hair so you don't have to deal with that white powder. Promising review: "I love, love, love this stuff!! I, like others with dark brown hair, have had to put up with trying to get all that white stuff out of my hair when using dry shampoo. Which just ended up leaving my hair dull looking. But this product is simply amazing! Not only does my hair have much more body, but it also blends with my color, reduces my part line, and truly fills my hair with a fantastic depth of color, fullness, and manageability. Get this — you won't be sorry!!" — KathleenBB
Price: $14.52 (available in five styles)
blue shampoo for anyone who wants Elsa-white blonde hair without the complicated Disney ice-queen side effects.
I use this stuff at home and I'll never go back to my old blue shampoo. And I'm not the only one who loves it! Read all about this
platinum-worthy shampoo here! Promising review: "I got immediate results after one wash! I was extremely impressed that there was no trace of yellow in my hair at all. If you’re looking for something that’ll give you a more icy look then I definitely recommend this shampoo, the results are fast and the price is unbelievable. I know people who would pay close to $100 for a product like this." — Amazon Customer
moisturizing oil so anyone with dry hair can be mor-rockin' healthy, nourished hair from now on.
Promising review: "My hairdresser turned me on to this wonderful oil. I use it most every night after I shower. I apply it to my damp hair so when I wake in the morning my hair is shiny, soft, and tangle-free. My hair is about four inches below my shoulder. The aroma of the oil is clean and very nice. It is not heavy on my fine hair, but I have a lot of it. It is also highlighted. My hairdresser says my hair is in great condition and credits this product for some of that. My husband has started using this and gives it high praise, too. I will purchase it again." — geina creviston
An almost irresponsibly cheap set of
hair extensions with easy clip-in attachments and a gorgeous finished look. We know you've been waiting a ~long~ time to get your hands on affordable locks this luscious.
These really do look so natural people will think you
grew your hair out overnight. Promising review: "My hair has been breaking and getting thinner since the birth of my last baby and I have been feeling self conscious about it. So I decided to try these out. After all, I figured if they ended up being junk, I only spent $8. Well, I'm pleasantly surprised with this product. I took the extensions right out of the package, clipped them in, and immediately took this photo to show you the result [reviewer's image on the far right]. This was without even actually doing anything to my hair. If I curl the ends a bit, I'm sure my hair will blend with the extensions even better. I went right out to dinner with my husband with these in and felt so confident." — Cheryl Davis
Price: $8.99 (available in four sizes and 26 colors)
steel blade clipper set with color-coded blades that'll make cutting your hair as easy as brushing it (literally).
Oh, and all eight blades are self-sharpening, so your cut will be on point forever.
Promising review: "This is my first cut. I lined it up without a guard, went over the lines, then took down the sides with the 1/8" guard. The guards being color coded is VERY helpful. I'm even confident I could cut someone else's hair. I'm a pretty handy person, so I didn't expect to do a horrible job, but I can say this is the first time I'd ever cut my own hair." — Ko
leave-in conditioner made with certified organic raw shea butter and black castor oil to truly rejuvenate dry, damaged hair. Like my grandma always says, "Everything's better with (shea) butter."
Promising review: "Jesus himself must have made this leave-in conditioner!! I have 3c and 4b hair that tends to get dry, so I find myself moisturizing too much or not at all because of school, work, sleep, my boyfriend.... and LIFE. But when I saw this I had to buy it. I was drooling the moment it touched my hair. It glided on my curls and did not leave a residue. My hair was so moisturized and soft and defined. I flat twisted my hair and I almost CRIED from the definition (I did tear up some, LOL) and I was late for work admiring my curls. This product does not disappoint!!" — Brandeis N. Bethea
detangling brush to get out the worst knots in any hair type without causing breakage or pain. Plus, this thing has some serious ~curve~ appeal.
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specifically for wet hair here. Promising review: "This is an incredible product for horrible tangles! I am in awe every time I use this brush on my 2 1/2-year-old daughter. She has tight, red curls and for over a year (since she's had enough hair to comb), she has complained or run away or cried when I tried to comb through her tangles. I had to bribe her, distract her, use tons of products, and STILL had no ideal solution. I took a chance on this brush and every single day, feel like this is the best purchase I have made in a VERY long time. I need zero product and can brush through my daughter's hair with zero complaint, pain, or difficulty. It makes me happy every day. Take it from me, for tough tangles, NOTHING works better! I am astonished and so pleased!" — Esther
Price: $10.77 (available in two colors)
hairspray lightweight enough for making really fine hair look full, styled, and well, really fine.
Promising review: "I was reluctant to spend this much on hairspray... but I have to say, I love this stuff! My hair is very fine and thin and when I go out, I want my hair to have volume and hold the look I styled for longer than an hour. This stuff is wonderful! It's light, but so strong! It doesn't have a sticky, helmet hair feel but still manages to let my hair have movement and volume. It also smells wonderful. I will definitely buy this again. I'm very happy with this purchase." — Renee Martineau
color deposit shampoo so strong you're gonna forget your stylist's name before you need to go back to get a touch-up.
Promising review: "This shampoo is awesome. I used this wet and it gave my hair a slight pink tint. The next time I applied it to dry hair in pieces to see if it would be more vivid and it definitely turned those pieces a lot pinker. It lasts a few washes, just make sure you also use conditioner because this can feel drying. My hair is dark blonde with highlights and it shows better on the highlights. You can still see it on the dark blonde too, it's just not as vibrant. I'm sold on this stuff and will be getting more of it!" — Jess
Price: $33.25 (available in 10 colors)
Promising review: "I love this product! I went almost completely gray in my 20s and have been coloring my hair since then — almost 20 years. My hair grows somewhat fast so I find myself coloring my roots at minimum every two weeks, which I think is bad for my hair. This product has been a lifesaver in allowing me to extend that time frame. I wish I had found it sooner!!! I have been several colors since finding this product (dark brown, blonde, and reddish) and all of the corresponding colors of this product worked wonderfully for me. It's a small can but definitely worth the price." — mmandkcs
Price: $9.14 (available in eight colors)
root touch-up powder that'll shrink strong hairlines and redefine roots in the amount of time it takes you to add some blush.
Promising review: "This stuff really works! I have dark hair and my silver roots show dramatically when they grow in. I was skeptical that something that looked like eye shadow 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. My hair is also very thin and fine. I have been able to dust a little on a few places on my scalp to conceal some of the thinness. The best part is that 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 put on the product until I wash it out with ease with regular shampoo in the shower. I love this stuff!" — dkl1992
Price: $25.88 (available in eight colors)
infrared hair dryer to give your hair shine, softness, and totally eliminate frizz, so you don't have to get heated over a poor quality dryer.
Promising review: "I have long and thick hair so blow drying is a major chore for me. This dryer is great. It's very powerful and the high heat is hot. I love that the attachment is clear so I can actually see where it meets the brush. It's also not as heavy as my last blow dryer, so my wrists are happy too!" — Kelly
anti-dandruff shampoo that controls itching, flaking, and scaling with just two washes a week. This stuff is gonna keep your head from being as flakey as you are when your friends ask you to go out on a Friday night.
Promising review: "I wish I had used this years ago! I had tried everything but it got to the point where I was having to wash my hair once or twice a day, no matter what. I wasn't able to give my hair or scalp a break at all. But since using this, my scalp has been completely flake-free and much less itchy. I'm able to part my hair anywhere at any time, and I don't have to worry about second or third day hair at all. I even went a week once to see if it could be done, and my scalp was beautiful! I love this stuff!" — Esther Cotton
A pack of
curling rods you can put on at night to sleep your way to perfect curls. These rods are where the term "beauty sleep" comes from. I'm pretty sure.
Promising review: "I have thick 4C hair and I love this set. I usually have the smaller rods at the ends of my hair and have the bigger rods at the top of my hair. My hair comes out so curly. It really reminds me of the movie star curls. And it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight and then I get my curls in the morning." — Amazon Customer
40-volume bleach kit with easy-to-follow instructions for lightening your hair safely (and inexpensively) at home — this stuff just might make you realize you were meant to be a blonde all along.
I use this to bleach my hair and then wash with
Overtone so that my hair can be a different color just about every week. I seriously love this stuff. Promising review: "WOW. I cannot believe how awesome this kit is. I was really impressed with the bleach and the very helpful instructions inside. I am not a hairstylist nor have I gone to school for hair and this was such a user friendly kit. It lightened my dark brown (almost black) hair almost damage-free in 25 minutes. I highly recommend using this kit over anything else I have tried. It's such a money saver." — Keighyla
nylon-bristle brush set in an anti-static rubber pad that'll almost magically keep your hair polished without any pulling.
Promising review: "After nearly six years of being a natural, I finally gave in and bought a Denman brush. I was skeptical before purchasing only because some things are not worth the hype. This brush is totally worth the hype. I use mine strictly in the shower while deep conditioning/detangling. When I tell you this brush glides through my hair, I can honestly say I mean it. I think it works best on 4C (my hair type) with tons of product or on wet, slippery hair. It also made my curls pop! I am only disappointed that I did not trust my instincts enough to buy one sooner. This is totally worth the hype and definitely a natural's best friend." — Kelly W
strengthening treatment sure to make your straw-like bleached strands so much smoother you're gonna say "~Hay~! I can't believe this is my hair!"
Promising review: "Let me start by saying this thing is a miracle worker! I had bleached my entire head with 40 volume peroxide and bleach powder and it destroyed my curly hair. I was so nervous because I couldn't comb through it, it was elastic, it was a mess. I then dyed it with a moisturizing vegan dye. My hair then looked great color-wise and it was soft, but still looked fried... and I mean fried!! Then I decided to buy this. The consistency is thick, it's very concentrated. I washed my hair and then added this all over, combed, put a on shower cap, and let it stay for two hours before rinsing. And wow, just wow, my hair feels like hair again! I was able to blow-dry it straight with a comb and not a single hair got stuck or broke off on the brush! My hair is back to life! It's soft, shiny, super strong, and I'm so happy!!" — LeonaX
deep waver to give you hair so glamorous people will think you came straight out of the '50s. But really, get ready to make some ~waves~ with this thing.
Promising review: "I love this deep waver. It's very easy to use. The instructions are clear, the lock function is perfect for storage, and it gets the job done fast. I have a short bob that goes a little past my chin. I love retro 'dos from the 1920s/'30s finger roll/wave to the '50s, gentle 'S' waves. On my first try, I achieved a lovely retro look — no practice needed. The barrel heats up fairly quickly too. My waves have lasted without the use of any other products. All that needs to be done, say the next day, is to go over the same spots with the waver, to reinforce and redefine the waves. This is definitely a good buy at a good price." — Coleman
heat protectant spray that'll guard your hair from the damaging heat you use to get hot.
Promising review: "I never used to use thermal protection spray because every single one I tried made my hair super crunchy and dry. After a stern talking to by my stylist I decided to look for another one and give it another try. I am so glad I stumbled across this stuff. I tried the small bottle first to see if I liked it and I was shocked how soft my hair felt after using it! It even helps my hair straighten better and makes it so shiny! Highly recommend." — Mlgordo
A natural jojoba and keratin
sulfate free conditioner which might not foam up, but it's still gonna wash away all your worries about having dry or damaged hair.
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liquid gold conditioner here. Promising review: "This is absolutely the best conditioner I’ve ever used. It is very difficult to deal with my mixed hair. It’s not necessarily coarse, it just has really really tight curls that love to tangle. It’s also very thin, although you can’t tell because it’s so curly and poofy. It’s also always dry! And the conditioners that do hydrate my hair weigh it down so much. Most of the time I have to put leave-in conditioners and gels just to tame my hair, which leaves it kinda crunchy. With this conditioner I didn’t even have to put anything in my hair after I got out of the shower! That has never ever happened to me! I waited until it air dried... just waiting for the frizz and the poof to come out but, nope! It stayed in perfect beautiful curls! Even after sleeping on my hair it remained perfect, with soft curls that I could even run my fingers through! I have never ever been able to do that. I’ve gone through plenty of expensive shampoos and this is the only thing that’s worked for me. I also have colored hair and my hair has not bled at all while using this shampoo. As soon as I tried it for the first time I bought three more bottles. Yes, it is that amazing!" — brie.fox77
microfiber hair towel for anyone ready to throw down the towel over how long it takes to dry their hair. This helps your hair dry more than twice as fast, with less than half of the effort it took with just a dryer.
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miracle hair towel cuts one BuzzFeeder's drying time in half. Promising review: "This is a fantastic product! I have VERY thick hair that falls to my shoulders and to let my hair dry naturally can take up to eight hours, using a dryer can be up to 30 minutes! I use the towel straight out of the shower and leave it on for 10 minutes or so before I blow dry. This has cut my drying time down to just over 10 minutes. I LOVE it and will be purchasing more for friends and family!" — MS Tonia J Gibson
detangling scalp brush that'll massage your scalp, promoting hair growth and cleansing your hair of any bulky buildup near your roots.
Promising review: "I never knew something so small and cheap would be the answer I'd been looking for. Seriously, if you have dandruff, you need this. I was going through so many different shampoos and scalp treatments trying to find something that worked, and nothing did. I read another person's review that said it helps wash and rinse better, so there's no buildup or residue, and you're left flake free. It made sense, so I decided to try it. I'm soo glad I did! I don't have to use harsh, chemical-smelling shampoo anymore. It's like a nice scalp massage in the shower, and since it stimulates the scalp, even my hair is growing in thicker. The first week though, the flakes were worse, because the brush was sloughing them off, so don't get discouraged. After that, not one flake! I'm never going without this again!" — Circusmind
curling wand to save the day when all you want is a simple beach wave and your standard curling iron is being a ~beach~ to use.
Promising review: "I am not a hair stylist, nor do I consider myself someone who is 'good' at hair. This is actually the first time I've purchased and/or handled a curling wand (vs. curling iron) and this picture was taken immediately after my first attempt at using this product (top left reviewer photo). This is a great product at a great price." — Mira C.
A quinoa protein
hair mask with jojoba oil, keratin, and aloe vera that'll be ~vera~ moisturizing (while also protecting your hair from UV rays).
Promising review: "I have very thin, fine, blonde hair. I'm in my 30s and have noticed that my hair has just been getting more lifeless throughout the years. I only color my hair (highlights) about three times a year. I've tried so many volumizing shampoos and never got the results I was looking for. I came across this product and figured I'd give it a try. It seriously exceeded my expectations. I have to shampoo and condition daily because if I don't, my hair looks greasy. The first time I used this set, I honestly felt like I could go days without shampooing, it was that good. It also smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling very healthy. I don't think I'll buy anything else from now on." — Nicole C.
And finally, a
straightener with heat settings made specifically for all hair types, for those of us who need ~straight~ forward directions when it comes to styling our hair.
Promising review: "Having over-processed dry hair, I look for irons with variable heat settings. I love that this flat iron has settings from dry, damaged hair all the way to high heat for healthy thick hair. And once I set the temperature, it automatically returns to that same temperature the next time it gets plugged in. It heats up super quickly, which is so important in the morning, as I'm usually running late!!" — Laurie Lotus
Price: $37.06 (available in three colors)
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