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    Just 12 Wonderfully Effective Hair Products That BuzzFeed Staff Swear By

    Lovely, luscious locks for everyone!

    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. This hot air brush, which will minimise frizz as it styles your hair.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    With three different heat levels, this brush is suitable for all hair types — thin, bleached, wavy, curled and kinky. Ionic technology minimises frizz and static, making for healthier, fluffier hair.

    Promising review: "I’ve never been any good at styling my hair. It’s long, thick and stuck somewhere between a wave and a curl. When I have an event where I want it to look great, I normally have to wash, blow dry, straighten and if I want some more volume, curl it again.

    I decided to give this product a go because as it’s a hair dryer and brush in one, I thought I could save my hair some heat damage and get those long bouncy waves I’ve always dreamed of — without having to spend an hour and half on it. Now, maybe I need more skill in the blow-dry with brush departments (tips welcome), but I didn’t get the gentle waves I wanted. I will say this though, it did straighten my hair pretty well and it only took 15 minutes. So for ease of convenience and everyday wear (along with the cheap $$) I’m happy with how it turned out."

    Clare Aston

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    2. This scalp shampoo brush, which will not only detangle your hair, but massage your scalp, encouraging hair growth (and feel amazing).

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This lil' guy has two massage settings that can help increase hair growth and overall scalp health by lifting away dead skin cells, oil and buildup. It's also cute as heck.

    I completely expected this to pull my hair when dry, especially at times when I don't add any oil, but it proved my narcissistic self wrong! Not only does it keep my hair tangle-free, it moves so smoothly I constantly use it on my dry hair when I have a headache or feel stressed. This has saved me so much time (and water) when I'd usually take a bath to relax.

    And it works just as well in the shower. I have ultra-bleached, over-dyed, exhausted hair and yet, this moves smoothly all the way from the base of my neck to my crown. Which makes me feel like an actual queen."

    Mallory Mower

    Read more of Mallory's review here.
    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.81.

    3. This Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque, which will turn coarse curls into soft, sweet-smelling, shiny locks.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have frizzy, super coarse curls that I get heavily balayaged, so my hair is basically like "lol, good luck, Mait" at all times. While I've grown to love the lightly bonkers texture of my hair and truly just love enormous hairstyles, I also do not want my hair to break, and sometimes I do dream of having silky, run-my-hands-through-it hair. So, one shower, I decided it was time. I detangled pre-shower like usual, thoroughly shampooed with a sulfate-free shampoo, then coated my strands in this incredibly delicious smelling goop. The mask also comes with a detangling brush to make sure ever hair gets coated, but I just used my fingers to really work it in. Then I let it sit while I had a karaoke session (Florence and the Machine's new album, if you care to know), shaved my legs and scrubbed up. Then I turned the water off and let it sit for a few extra minutes while I just hung out.

    I let my hair air dry most of the way, then blew it out with a blow dryer and round brush. The next morning, I tossed in some hot rollers (again, because I love me some volume) and touched it up over the next few days with a tapered curling iron. AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS SHINY HAIR. Whomst is she?? I have never ever had such results blowing out my own hair. Idk if I've ever seen my hair so shiny. Look at how it catches the light! I could not stop touching my hair, twirling and running my fingers through it without catching on any knots, frayed bits, or fried bits. AND THE SMELL. You guys, when I first used this, I would literally wake up in the middle of the night to adjust my pillow, consciously think "wow my hair smells so good" and then go back to sleep. My hair looked healthier, felt healthier, and styled surprisingly easily."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $64.90.

    4. This Lime Crime Unicorn Conditioner in Fuschia, which brightens faded colour, deep conditions, boosts shine and offers heat protection.

    Melissa Ortiz-Gray / BuzzFeed, Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "As a pink-haired gal (for a year and a half now!), I've tried my fair share of colour-depositing conditioners. Most of them do the trick to maintain pastel pink hair (while some don't do much or protect the colour at all), but Lime Crime's fuschia conditioner is the first one that's really amped up my pink colour to a very vibrant and bright — you guessed it — fuschia shade. So much so that I completely freaked out the first time, because I honestly didn't think the colour would be so intense! It also didn't help that I was heading to my first ~professional~ conference filled with Asian journalists (mostly newsroom folks) that, unsurprisingly, did not don colourful hair.

    But after my initial meltdown (and subsequent googling of "how to get rid of hair colour"), I started to embrace the higher dose of pink...and welp, now I can't imagine my hair *not* being this vibrant! When I first decided to go pink, it had been a bold move for me, but after a while, I simply got used to it. While I still love my pink and consider it part of my identity (for the time being), the colour itself was no longer super exciting for me. This Lime Crime conditioner changed that relationship in just one shower. One thing I will note: I'm not an expert when it comes to applying hair colour, but I do have to be a little more detailed when it comes to applying this conditioner — since the more intense of a colour, the more noticeable it is if you miss any spots. I put on a pair of disposable gloves and try to apply the conditioner section by section as best as I can — it's probably easier to apply on post-shampoo hair, which the instructions state, but I've typically applied on dry hair because I can use the mirror to see what I'm doing and I'm pretty sure the colour holds better this way!

    It leaves my hair feeling reasonably smooth and soft (peep the shea butter in the ingredients list), although I typically use a mask or leave-in conditioner as well. The colour is really where the magic lies and it's relatively low effort, so keeping my colour looking vibrant and on point in between salon sessions has never been easier or more satisfying! Plus, Lime Crime is PETA-verified vegan and Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free."

    Sarah Han

    Buy it from Discount Beauty Boutique for $24.95.

    5. This tub of R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste, which can be used as both a dry shampoo and styling paste, so you get plenty of bang for your buck.

    Megan Paolone / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Badlands is a dry shampoo and styling paste combo that’s meant to revitalise second-day hair, but I usually reserve it for day five or six when my hair has flattened out and is looking dull. You take about a quarter-size amount with your finger from the little pot, rub it until it melts in your hands into an oily powder and work in at your roots to your ends. (I know 'oily' is a scary word for dirty hair, but this dries matte, I promise.)

    Once it’s worked through, you’re left lifted at the roots, with your hair looking volumised and cleaner. I usually blow out my hair, but Badlands is great to weigh down my natural curls and combat the dreaded "Triangle Head" that curly-haired people know all too well. It’s also great on just-washed hair for texture and extra volume. It smells so good, too — clean and vaguely lemony but not sickly sweet."

    Megan Paolone

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $44.

    6. This Moroccan oil leave-in conditioner, which uses argan oil, vitamin E and antistatic agents to help your curly or wavy hair stay soft, defined, hydrated and frizz-free.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "There are many hairs on my head and they all seem to be different textures — some corkscrew spirals, some frizzy zigzags and some that defy a category altogether. The mane as a whole is dry AF and entirely unruly. (Fun fact: Due to its size and dryness, my hair has actually caught on fire on three separate occasions.) I went through the brushed-out Janis Joplin phase, the crunchy-gel-curls-stuck-to-my-head phase and all those other stages curly girls often go through.

    But during the summer after my sophomore year of college, I decided to cut my long hair into a lob to try to make it lower-maintenance. Once the chop occurred, my hairdresser (bless you, Andrea) told me to try Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream. And boy, can I tell you, it is my DESERT ISLAND, HOLY GRAIL. hair product. It actually helps my hair dry in its natural curl formation and stay moisturised for daysssss. It smells amazing and doesn't leave a greasy or sticky residue — it's just a miracle, guys."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy it from RY for $39.96.

    7. This Ouai Hair Oil, which seals split ends and leaves strands super glossy and protected from any further sun damage.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Unsurprisingly, hydration has been a challenge since chopping off, like, half my hair and getting it back to its natural colour (I had been bleaching it blonde for a few years). Luckily, I found this stuff. It's lighter than any hair serum I've ever used and smells like a floral dream. Plus, it only takes a few pumps to get top-notch results, so a bottle will last you a while."

    Alice Prendergast

    Buy it from Sephora for $48.

    8. This John Frieda Hot Air Brush, which will give you that just-left-the-salon look without the effort or cost.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Instead of loading your head with a bunch of products in the morning, you can simply use this hot brush to tame frizz and style at the same time. Use the multi-directional, soft-bristled roller attachment for full-bodied curls — or swap it out for the ceramic comb attachment for flat-as-a-board locks.

    Check out "Your Hair Struggles Are Over Thanks To This Magical Hot Air Brush" to read more about why a fellow BuzzFeed editor loves this product.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $62.39.

    9. This collagen protein treatment, which will restore hair damaged by dye or the sun (i.e. every Aussie ever).

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have very thin, fine hair, so finding ways to make it look presentable can be a challenge. Since I only have like, 100 hairs on my head, I have to take very good care of them. As a result, I'm kind of a hair mask hoarder — opening my bathroom cabinet leads to an avalanche of half-used hair products. But despite all my fancy shampoos, conditioners, masks, leave-in conditioners and oils, my hair continued to be hay-like and frizzy. When I bought Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment, I was not expecting much. But seriously, after just two uses, I'm ready to call this the miracle product I've been searching for.

    This repairing hair treatment works just like a hair mask. You wash your hair, apply the treatment and let sit for 5–15 minutes. It's in a little squeeze bottle, which is a huge plus, because I hate having to scoop product out of a jar while I'm in the shower. The scent is nice without being overwhelming. After rinsing this out, I can feel a noticeable difference right away. My hair, once unruly and dry, now feels like silk. I can't stop touching it — it feels like I stole someone else's hair. My fuzzy puff of hair has relaxed into loose waves and each strand just feels considerably healthier. I can't believe the results after just two uses. I'm ready to start a very active Elizavecca fan club if anyone else is looking to join."

    Bek O' Connell

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.50.

    10. This bottle of Verb Ghost Oil, which smoothes frizz and promotes shine with just a couple of drops on wet hair.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blowdried it — until I found this. It's thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody's business and also smells freaking amazing"

    Alice Prendergast

    Buy it from RY for $24.

    11. This ultra-absorbent hair turban, which will dry your hair without heat, or keep it from tangling when worn to sleep.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Since I ordered mine a little over a month ago, I've used it every night and every other time I shower, and am IN LOVE. It keeps my pillow from getting wet and my hair from dripping. I don't wake up with still-damp hair. And I'm so happy with the way my hair finishes drying while I'm freaking sleeping that I've been just running a brush through it in the morning and calling it good, all because it's *mostly* dry when I go to bed. It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for a heat-free and lazy routine."

    Natalie Brown

    Learn more about why a BuzzFeed editor loves this in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half".

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.35+

    12. And finally, these spiral hair ties, which will leave you with creaseless hair, no matter how long you keep your hair tied.

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Thanks to its spiral design, this hair tie doesn't leave any bumps in your hair at all. None! I sleep with my hair in a wrapped into a bun and in the mornings I unravel and have the same straight hair I got ready for bed with. It is also made of plastic, so keeps your hair in place but somehow (magic? idk?) doesn't ever snag. Basically, it's a wonder product and I can't believe I used regular hair ties for so long."

    Gyan Yankovich

    Buy a pack of three from Adore Beauty for $10.95.

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