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    Updated on Oct 18, 2019. Posted on Oct 2, 2019

    26 Products Under $10 That'll Low-Key Improve Your Hair

    Including a collagen hair treatment, Instagram-famous barrettes, and a $7 curling iron.

    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 collagen-coating hair treatment that's safe for all hair types and will revitalize your dry, damaged, overprocessed strands.

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    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    Read our review of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why my colleague calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    2. A pack of 10 barrettes — including the pearl barrettes that every Instagram girl seems to own — that'll zhuzh up any boring 'do.

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    Promising review: "I *looove* these hairclips, and get compliments on them all the time! They are seriously all adorable, and I have worn them pretty consistently and experienced no quality issues. Highly recommend!" —jmk

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A L'Oréal blowout primer to speed up the drying process while simultaneously protecting it from your heat-styling tools. It works with any and all hair textures, be they straight, curly, or something in between.

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    4. A compact Revlon hair dryer for anyone who doesn't need all the bells and whistles; they just want a hair dryer that works. It's super easy to use and is designed to keep your hair frizz-free and shiny. Plus, it's lightweight and perfect for travel.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "For an inexpensive dryer, this one is great. I've used it several times. It's not too loud, has a removable back so you can clean the lint out of it, and has three settings (off, warm, hot, and cool), which is perfect for me. If you want a simple and low maintenance dryer, look no further." —Alyssa Rogalla

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three colors).

    5. A Conair curling iron that'll wow you with its price ($7, people!!) and its results (see below). It's ready to go in just 30 seconds, comes with 25 heat settings, and maxes out at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    Promising review: "This curler is a steal because it is cheap but works well. I’ve purchased three maybe in the past because I need them for different places (I.e) travel, my SO’s place, and my place. I typically make ringlets them finger comb it to style and my hair stays put all day. It’s simple, quick and easy to use. I’ve gotten compliments on my hair and people think I use an expensive curler. I have thick hair for reference and this curler works well on mine." —Thanya

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A heat-resistant gloves to protect your fingers from your curling iron (and clumsiness). Reviewers with movement disorders swear by these gloves for increasing their stability while using hot styling tools.

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    Promising review: "Bought this to use with a curling wand I have. I lost the original glove to it and haven't been able to use it. The glove works just as well as the original. I have really long thick hair so it can take a while to curl it. This glove really withstands the heat and keeps my hand safe from getting burned by the wand. Fits as expected, easy care and great price." —C.Rahm

    Get them from Amazon for $4.98.

    7. A scalp massager that'll transform your shower into a five-star salon. A relaxing scalp massage is great for getting that blood flowing to your head while simultaneously breaking down buildup (hello hairspray and dry shampoo) that's making your hair oily.

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    Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry, about straining my hands, trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a non-motorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    8. A Wet Brush to make detangling your hair a lot less painful. Though they're designed for wet hair, they work just as well on dry hair.

    @thewetbrush / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "OK, I was skeptical. I've used all sorts of brushes on my hair all my life and never had any make any big difference on my easily tangled hair. I still don't understand what the difference is with this brush, but it just glides so effortlessly through my wet, tangled hair — it's like magic! After so many years of struggling with my hair and using conditioning sprays to help speed the process, it's crazy that this brush just goes right through!" —L. H. Christenson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.05+ (available in four colors).

    9. A detangling spray that'll make your forget about all the other times you cried in frustration and pain because unknotting your hair is no joke. This one's made with argan oil, jojoba protein, quinoa extract, and shea butter so your comb will glide through your hair effortlessly. Also, it smells divine!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The BEST detangler out there, and I have tried them all...even the expensive leave-in conditioners that say they detangle also. Bonus: your hair smells like those orange/vanilla popsicles that are so good. I have long, thick hair and I use a wide tooth comb after the shower. I spray this on all over and have zero trouble getting through my hair! So nice!" —Alyssa V

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A travel detangling brush so you can get out those knots on the go. Its secret: 428 bristles of varying heights that provide just the right amount of pressure to unknot your strands without causing you pain.

    @michelmercierpolska / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I have curly hair and I like the full size brush from this company and when I found out there is a travel size, I had to try it. While other travel brushes damage and take a lot of effort to detangle my hair, this brush easily detangles and allows me to quickly brush my hair with minimal ripping. So far this is the best travel brush I have ever tried." —Slava Plotkin

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

    11. A tub of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for treating your scalp to a deep clean that'll break through buildup so everything you use after can really penetrate your scalp.

    Instagram: @wambizzzy / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have very very thick low-porosity, high density 4c hair and it felt like whenever I put products on my hair it would just sit on top of my strands. I've been natural for about four years and I never felt like my hair was ever soft or easy to manage, and I shed A LOT. I used this mask and all that has changed. Immediately after the mask my hair was incredibly soft, my curls (which I didn't know I had) were defined. I followed up with a deep condition that actually moisturized my hair. I mixd the powder with some apple cider vinegar (with the mother), added some olive oil (not necessary but a good moisture boost) and applied it from scalp to tip. My scalp tingled and pulsated in a way it never has before. I could literally feel the buildup being sucked out of my scalp. Now I have no build up, barely any dandruff, and my hair accepts moisture and doesn't excessively shed. I highly, highly highly recommend. I use it every time I take my hair out of a protective style and try to do it every four to six weeks. The bottle has lasted me about four deep conditions but I have a lot of hair so if you have a more 'normal' amount of strands, it'd last you longer. Worth every penny and I'll be buying this for life. It's completely changed my hair." —Wambui Gatheru

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A manuka honey hair mask will make dry, dull hair a thing of the past. The star ingredients — which include hydrating mafura oil, strengthening baobab oil, and hair loss–fighting fig — nourish your strands so they're frizz-free and soft.

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    Promising review: "I can't help but rave about this product. I've only used it once and it's left a huge difference in the texture of my hair. My hair is used and abused — been colored every color under the sun. Recently with the dry cold weather, my hair has been especially dry and tangled. After one use of this product, not only is my hair soft, but the tangles practically came out by themselves. The smell is amazing too. My hair went from straw to silk. This is a must-have!" —Ella Swan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A stack of spiral hair ties so your ponytail doesn't cause that dreaded crease. They're gentle on your hair to prevent breakage and are a lot more hygienic than your normal hair ties because they don't absorb moisture or oils. And! These shrink after you wear them so you can stop wasting money on hair ties that stretch out.

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    Promising review: "This works great! I have super thick and wavy hair, and this is the first hair tie I’ve used that doesn’t give me a painful headache. They feel OK on my wrist but unless you have super skinny wrists, hair ties are a bit tight if you haven’t worn them recently (in the past hour or two). No problems with them falling out, even when exercising. I haven’t worn them when my hair is wet yet, but based on how they’ve been working, I’m guessing it’ll be no problem. They shrank back down to original size even after being stretched for a while in about 10 minutes. Can’t wait to buy different colors now." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in five colors).

    14. A L'Oréal wave spray that'll give you those beachy curls and enviable volume — without the sunburn or sticky sunscreen.

    instagram.com / Via @lorealhair, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loooove this product. My natural hair is wavy and has always been unmanageable for me no matter which product I used, until I took a chance on this spray. From years of straightening I was unsure if this could really help bring out my natural curls and waves, but I was surprised when it did. I shower, put my hair up in a towel turban, do my makeup, then take my hair out, spray this evenly throughout my hair and lightly scrunch. It brings out my natural waves and helps lock in their shape all day without feeling heavy, greasy or crunchy. Highly recommend for those who love their natural waves, but want their shape to last all day!" —Rach

    Get it from Amazon for $3.85.

    15. A Garnier anti-frizz cream to shut out humidity (girl, bye! 👋) so your hair is sleek and smooth.

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    Promising review: "This works great for the price. I have wavy hair that gets frizzy, and if I use a bit of this after a shower it smooths my hair so it doesn't get as frizzy. After blowdrying, I'll also use a dab to smooth it out. It smells pretty good, and it's dirt cheap too. It also doesn't make my hair greasy which some products can do, and it doesn't smell bad either — it has a nice fruity smell. Some products don't have enough frizz-fighting, but I think that this one does pretty well and stands up pretty well in the humid weather." —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $3.42.

    16. A hydrating oil for taming flyaways and frizz while still leaving your hair silky smooth and shiny. And! It smells like a tropical vacation!

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    Promising review: "I loooooooooooooove this stuff. It's definitely hydrating to my hair, but mostly, it adds a great buttery coconut scent that I smell throughout the day and makes me happy! I have pretty dry, long straight hair that is pretty low maintenance. This stuff is just an extra kick to help it get through the day and in between washes." —bumblebecky

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A hair finishing stick that'll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It's basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    18. A double-sided edges brush for smoothing and laying your edges. On one end is a boar bristle brush that gently massages your scalp and increases blood flow and hair growth. The other end is a mini comb to polish your look.

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    Promising review: "I didn't see the point in buying an edge control brush with a comb attachment. I figured I could just go to the dollar store and get a soft bristle toothbrush and call it a day. Boy was I wrong! I brought this product on a whim due to the price. I'm glad I did. I will be buying another one for my daughter. I especially love the comb attachment. It makes swooping the tiniest baby hairs a breeze. The brush is a bit hard for my taste but it's gentle enough not to grab and rip out hair." —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $1.54.

    19. An ultra fine mister that'll make you actually care about spray bottles. This one is special because it releases a superfine mist to ensure your hair isn't too damp or saturated with product. And! It's continuous spray so you don't have to pump the bottle multiple times and get your fingers coated in hairspray. You can also hold the bottle upside down and spray without a problem, making it possible to finally reach those tricky areas, like the base of your head.

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    Promising review: "I've never owned a Flairosol bottle before, but it has made a HUGE difference in the amount of time it takes to refresh my hair in between off days! I have super thick, low porosity wavy hair, and this bottle changed so much about my morning routines! It does come with a bladder in the bottle. No leaks, just perfect distribution of mist to my hair, every single time. Will definitely buy again!" —Joyousfaith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo to break through hairsprays, dry shampoo, oils, and whatever else is gunking up your scalp. Clarifying shampoos can dry out your skin if you use them too often, so we recommend using it once a week.

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    Promising review: "This shampoo removed months/years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed less styling products to achieve the same results. But be careful not to use this too often as it can dry out your hair. I have long, dark fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    21. A dandruff shampoo + conditioner for anyone who's suffering from potentially embarrassing flakes. This 2-in-1 cleanser is gentle on the scalp and relieves the itching. It's also made with vitamin E to moisturize the scalp.

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    Promising review: "I have a very sensitive scalp and oily hair. When it gets dirty, it starts to get real itchy and it flakes A LOT. I also have my hair dyed red. The chemicals in the dye always flare up my scalp and make it very itchy and flaky. Before i dyed my hair, I was usually the extra strength T/Gel and it worked miracles. After a few washes, I didn't have to use it as often and I barely flaked. But since i have red hair, the coal on the original makes it discolored, so I was looking online and I found this one! It's safe for color-treated hair, it doesn't make my red hair fade, AND the flakes and the itching has decreased a lot. I have only used it three times so hair but the difference is huge. I'm so happy I found this!" —Heidy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    22. An anti-breakage shampoo that'll quench your hair's thirst with hydrating hibiscus oil. Plus, it's cruelty-free and smells like pineapples so it's basically like a tropical vacation every time you shower.

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    Promising review: "Love it! The scent is amazing. The conditioner is silky smooth. Helps with frizz and is free from all of those questionable ingredients in conventional conditioners. I use it as a part of my curly girl method along with the shampoo and curl smoothie. I’d recommend this to anyone who is tired of the garbage in other hair products. And of course I can’t forget to mention that the price is right!" —HRam

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80.

    23. A repair balm to revive dry, damaged hair. It's a fast-absorbing no-rinse conditioner that's also vegan. Best for thick hair, this heavy-duty mane strengthener is lightweight enough to not weigh down your locks.

    @thegoodstuffhair / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Used this for the first time today. Was leery that it would leave my hair greasy but boy was I wrong!!!! Cut frizz by at least 75% and left my hair soft, shiny, and very manageable. I have been looking for something to help with the frizz since I live in a very humid climate.....I think I found it!!!! Try it you won't be sorry!!!!!!!" —Linda Squires

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    24. A paraben-free dry shampoo powder that'll refresh your locks between washes. It's cruelty-free, all-natural, and vegan, so you can feel safe putting it on your skin.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My hair is ALWAYS oily at the roots and the aerosol cans of dry shampoo make my hair stiff. But this stuff...this stuff is amazing! Adds volume, doesn't completely dry out my hair, and does not leave residue or buildup (I have black hair so this is very important). Also, my hair smells super fresh after using. Would give more stars if I could!" —Gabriela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A root touch-up spray so you can go longer between visits to your colorist. There's nothing wrong with rocking a bit of root, but this is a great option if you'd prefer to hide yours.

    Promising review: "I love getting my hair highlighted, but I don't love when the blonde highlights grow out and I start to see the grays creep in there. One use of L'Oréal Root Cover up and in 10 seconds it restored my color, hid my grays, and knocked a few years off my age when you look at my hair. I can be a blondie again until my next highlight appointment. The smell is a little strong at first but it disappears in seconds. The application is much easier than the mascara applicator of other cover up products. It takes less time and you get coverage in seconds instead of 20 minutes, which is what the mascara applicator took. This is my new favorite root coverup!" —Cathy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.38 (available in eight shades).

    26. A natural henna dye for anyone who's flirted with the idea of coloring their hair but isn't ready to commit to a salon chair. Henna is different from chemical hair dyes because it doesn't penetrate the cortex (the inner layer of hair), meaning your strands aren't stripped of moisture.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve used this a few times now and will definitely continue to buy it. It’s a long process to let it sit on your hair for so long but definitely worth it. It takes awhile to fade out and when it does start to it’s a very natural looking fade. I have medium brown hair and it looks like a very natural red when it’s done. Most people never know I’m not a natural redhead! Mine has never faded all the way out, and I haven’t done it in several months now and it still has a red hue to it. If you don’t want your hair to stay red I would maybe not try this since it so far hasn’t ever faded out all the way" —Amaryah Eackles

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    That's right! Go forth and flaunt your beautiful new hair!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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