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    Updated on Nov 28, 2018. Posted on Nov 28, 2018

    24 Of The Best Hair Tools You Can Get On Amazon

    Just two days from now your hair will be in its ~Prime~.

    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 hair dryer brush because who has the time (or the arm strength) to struggle with a brush and a dryer at the same time? Not you, that's who.

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    This 2-in-1 marvel can dry your hair from wet, or add volume and reduce frizz on already dry hair. It has two heat and speed settings, as well as a cool setting to set your style.

    Promising review: “I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Like, wow, who is that Wookiee over there LOTS. I almost have to wake up BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work. This thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. 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: $44

    2. A Wet Brush that'll gently detangle any kind of hair — and despite the name, it works equally well on wet or dry hair.

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    I personally adore my Wet Brush — it gets through my thick, curly, tangle-prone hair easily, and I'm pretty tender headed, but it never hurts my scalp.

    Promising review: “This brush has been a miracle for my daughter and me. With her very long, straight, fine hair we were always struggling with knots, tangles, etc. She has a sensitive scalp also so all that pulling was painful. The longer her hair got the more knots appeared. I've bought so many different brushes to try to address this issue not to mention detangler sprays and treatments. Just seemed to be getting worse than better. Nothing worked. A family member happened to use their Wet Brush on my daughter's hair and viola! It's like magically her hair became manageable finally! Now, there is no pulling, no more knots, her hair even appears shinier. I'm blown away at what this simple brush can do. If you have similar issues to what I've stated here please don't hesitate to order the Wet Brush. The reviews have been proven 100% true for us after using this brush.” —Skylamor

    Price: $6.80+ (available in 10 colors)

    3. A pack of curling rods to get gorgeous ringlets overnight — and with the added bonus of no heat damage.

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    Just twist the rods into damp hair — they're soft enough that you can sleep on them, or use a hair dryer to speed the process along, and when your hair is dry it'll be perfectly curled. The pack of 42 rods comes in different sizes that determine the size of the curls.

    Promising review: “Love it. My hair is extremely fine and straight and has never held a curling iron curl for more than a couple of hours — even with product. I put these in for about four hours and had beautiful ringlets the entire night for an event (no product needed) and gorgeous beach waves the entire next day. No product needed whatsoever. I'm pretty sure several of my friends ordered after they saw me!” —Aubrey

    Price: $12.99

    4. A straightener that can get your hair sleek and shiny in seconds and can also be used to create curls — talk about multitasking!

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    This iron has settings from 270–450 degrees, and even has an indicator to help you figure out what temperature is best for your hair type. It can be used worldwide thanks to its dual voltage settings, and it'll automatically shut off after 90 minutes, so you won't have to worry about accidentally burning down your hotel on vacation (or your house on a Tuesday).

    Promising review: “This is by far the BEST flat iron I have ever purchased! What used to take me a little over an hour now takes only 40 minutes. My hair is soft, shiny, and bouncy. The iron does not fry and break off my hair. I do not have to pass the iron multiple times over the same strand to straighten, which cuts down on straightening time. I look like I just stepped out of the salon and get compliments all the time. I am loving my hair! I cannot keep my hands out of my hair! I love how quickly it heats up and it does not tug or pull on my hair. The hair glides right through the plates.” —Melissa Vargas Columna

    Price: $37.06 (available in three colors)

    5. An automatic curling iron so easy to use that basically anyone can do it — and so fast you'll be out the door in seconds.

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    The prongs catch and detangle your hair, so there's really no way to mess it up. It heats up to 420 degrees, and will automatically shut off after 90 minutes.

    Promising review: “For years I've watched TV shows and seen women with beautiful curl to the end of their hair. I tried to replicate it. Curling iron, curved flat iron, rag rolls, rollers... nothing worked for me. My technique was atrocious, I'm sure, and it doesn't help I have fine hair that doesn't hold a curl well and gets tangled in anything I try to use. NO LONGER THE CASE! I just glanced at the insert that came with this product and, expecting a steep learning curve, excitedly tried it out. I was doing it like a pro in less than a minute. It really is idiot proof and I'm just the idiot to prove it! My hair held the curl for the rest of the day. I can't wait to use this more and more!

    Pros: LOVE this price! SO worth it; Heats up in SECONDS; Auto Shut off; hair does NOT get tangled!; really makes beautiful, soft curls; spins in two directions for each side of your head.

    Cons: I seriously have nothing...maybe that overall heat damages your hair if used too much? Bc you will want to use this All. the. Time.” —PurpleLotus

    Price: $47.29

    6. A satin pillowcase to help prevent breakage and keep your natural oils from being absorbed by a sub-par cotton pillowcase. What would it even do with natural oils anyway? Those should stay on your hair.

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    Promising review: “I really love this pillowcase! Not only is it super cute, but it really does what it's supposed to as far as preserving your hair overnight. It really helps to retain the moisture in black hair and keeps my kinky curly hair from being all over the place when I wake up. That is really beneficial for me because I'm a wild sleeper and having this pillowcase just makes it that much easier to tame my hair because it is not as dry as it would be from a regular pillowcase. I've also had no problems with washing it and it still keeping up. I've literally thrown it in the regular washer and dryer a couple of times and it's still durable, satiny, and the color is not washed or faded.” —Morgan123ThatsMe

    Price: $8.99+ (available in 4 sizes and 24 colors)

    7. A shampoo brush that'll massage your scalp to gently exfoliate and get all your products right down to the roots.

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    Promising review: “This is amazing! Who knew that such a simple product could help me with my seborrheic dermatitis? I used to use apple cider vinegar on my scalp and would put a shower cap on at night, and would be able to get rid of my dandruff just using regular shampoo/conditioner the next morning, but that method started to become less effective and anyone with this condition knows how heartbreaking it is when the scales come back on your scalp. I was stressing out wondering how else I was going to manage my horrible dandruff, when I saw this nifty product and figured I’d give it a shot. So glad I did! I can use my normal shampoo/conditioner still, and my scalp is SO much better! And I don’t have to wear an annoying shower cap at night anymore. So, so, so thankful! If you also suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, try it out now!” —Jennifer Allenwood

    Price: $7.98+ (available in two colors)

    8. A curling wand with interchangeable barrels to help you create any kind of curl imaginable.

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    The five barrels range from 0.3–1.25 inches in diameter, but they all heat from 250-410 degrees and have a 60 minute automatic shutoff function.

    Promising review: “For the first time in my adult life I now have a curling iron. I am in love with this. You can do so many things with the same tool! It heats up fast and HOT. I think it would be perfect for all hair types because you can vary the temp so much. The swivel cord makes it easier to not get tangled, and it's long which is nice because my plug is not near my mirror. It's super easy to change the barrel to switch up the kind of curls you want. I look forward to seeing what else I can do with my hair!” —Lina

    Price: $37.99

    9. A hair dryer that promises to cut down on drying time, and comes with attachments to make basically any style achievable.

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    The dryer has three heat and two speed settings, and the included concentrator will help straighten hair, while the diffuser will help define curls.

    Promising review: “This hair dryer is amazing!!! A few months ago I used my cousin's Dyson hair dryer. It was fabulous and dried my thick, long hair in record time. I thought I was doomed to forever be disappointed in hair dryers because there is no way I could/would spend that much money on a Dyson. I searched for comparable hair dryers and this one was the only one on the list that was financially friendly. First time I used Conair's hair dryer, I was literally blown away! There is so much power in this lightweight, easy to hold hair dryer. It dries my hair so much faster than any other hair dryer I have ever owned and in a similar time frame as the Dyson. The only drawback to this hair dryer is that it is a smidge loud. However, the tradeoff is quickly dried hair, so I am more than okay with the noise level.” —S. Heller

    Price: $37.99

    10. An automatic waver so you can get the mermaid look without the fuss of a traditional curling iron (or a trip to the bottom of the ocean).

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    The blades are made of tourmaline, which should cut down on frizz. It also heats up to 400 degrees, and has an automatic shut off, so you won't worry all day that you forgot to turn it off.

    Promising review: “I am addicted to buying stuff on Amazon but this is by far THE BEST thing I've ever bought. I don't have the patience to curl my hair with a regular curling iron and can't even manage to make one curl with my flat iron even though my hair stylist has showed me how like 20 times. This was SO easy! This iron gives you beautiful, wavy, sexy, beachy hair. It also gets pretty hot so if your hair is hard to curl, this will probably do the trick. I wish I had found this years ago!” —Bodhi

    Price: $16.99+ (available in two colors)

    11. A Tangle Teezer ergonomically designed to fit in your hand and make removing knots a breeze.

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    You can use it wet or dry, and the two-tiered teeth are designed to reduce breakage and promote shine.

    Promising review: “My hair used to get pulled out by what felt like the fistful on a regular basis by the average drugstore brushes and combs, no matter how gentle I tried to be. So for a great many years I walked around with Hermione hair; better than developing a bald spot, I thought. But now I go everywhere with a silky smooth coiffure since I bought this nifty little brush. It fits inside my hand, glides through my locks with minimal effort, and hitting a snarl is no longer a painful experience (I used to tear up horribly).” —Dread Pirate Priss

    Price: $9.79+ (available in nine colors)

    12. A tapered curling wand so good that people have used it at their weddings — there can literally be no higher endorsement.

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    The barrel can heat up to 410 degrees (so you'll get good use out of the included heat protecting glove!) and will automatically shut off after 60 minutes unused.

    Promising review: “Where has this product been all my life? I have very straight hair and thought it was unable to hold a curl. Usually my hair would lose the curl within an hour or two, leaving a chunky hairsprayed mess. With this product, my hair holds the curl all day and more-or-less the next day as well, and only requires a light misting of flexible hairspray. This is probably because it has several heat settings and most cheap curlers do not heat as hot as this one does. I use the highest setting (400-something degrees), set it with flexible hold hairspray, and it works great. I now curl my hair all the time, at least once a week. The curler comes with a heat-protective glove so you don't burn yourself. However, your hand can still get quite hot through the glove if touching it directly, so... avoid doing that. Overall great product though at a good price, would absolutely recommend.” —Blaire

    Price: $19.69+ (available in two barrel sizes)

    13. A curling iron with a clip for those of us who never quite got the hang of those newfangled clipless styles.

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    The temperature is adjustable from 200–410 degrees, and the iron will automatically shut off after thirty minutes, so you can curl without worry.

    Promising review: “BUY. THIS. CURLING. IRON. My hair is fine, but there is a LOT of it, and it has never held a curl. Ever. Usually I curl it and the curls fall out within an hour and I’m left with frizzy mop head, no matter what products I’ve used. As soon as I finished my first curl, I was like, omg, this works! Not only does it give you super pretty curls, they hold for days! (Or at least until you wash your hair. Whatever comes first. Haha). Love this thing! The temperature setting is very helpful too!” —Nikki W.

    Price: $26.99 (available in three barrel sizes and two colors)

    14. A travel hair dryer so compact you can take it just about anywhere, and so powerful that you'll want to.

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    It's dual voltage, so it'll work all over the world, it has two heat and speed settings, and it comes with a concentrator that'll keep your styles smooth.

    Promising review: “My requirements for a travel blow dryer are that it have the voltage adjustment dial, be lightweight, preferably fold up for easy packing, and most importantly that it packs a punch for its small size. I have long straight hair and blow dryers are must for me everywhere I go. You just never know what hotels will have so I like to be prepared. Plus most hotel blow dryers lack guts and take FOREVER to dry my hair. I'm a bit of a world traveler and I don't take chances anymore. I have now taken this blow dryer to Japan, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Thailand, and I'm very happy with it! While it's a bit bigger than my baby Babyliss, it packs a bit more power as well so it's a tradeoff. All in all, I'm very happy with it and can highly recommend it as a small but powerful blow dryer good for travel or for keeping in a guest bathroom cupboard for guests!” —Kate Mahoney

    Price: $14.79

    15. A heat-resistant glove because the clumsiest among us (no shame, I'm right there too) need some extra help to prevent unpleasant burns.

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    It's not totally heat proof, just heat-resistant, so you still wouldn't want to straight up grab a hot curling iron, but it'll protect you from accidental bumps and grazes.

    Promising review: “I'm very pleased with this heat styling glove. I took chemotherapy for four years and after my hair grew back everybody was using clipless curling wands, which were new to me and I found them very hard to use without protecting my hands. I have a couple of other gloves that came with styling products but they're not very well made and they remind me of the type of exfoliating gloves you would use in the shower. I really like this one because it's made of higher quality material, the seams around the fingers are finished better, and the ribbing around the wrist keeps it securely on my hand, whether I'm wearing it on the right or left.” —JPF

    Price: $5.36

    16. A microfiber towel that'll cut down on drying time, reduce frizz, and enhance curl. This baby does it all.

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    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of this towel.

    Promising review: “I purchased this towel to have a second one on hand and for travel. This towel is amazing! I have thick, long hair that takes forever to blow dry (and for that reason, I don't use a hair dryer). This towel removes so much moisture from my hair in such a short amount of time! Within about five minutes of wrapping my hair up, I can remove the towel, use a spray-in conditioner, and be on my way without having to worry about my hair leaving wet spots on my shirt! So, I finally made this repeat purchase so I have a backup towel in case I lose this towel on a vacation. I love this so much I've been reluctant to bring it with me anyone for fear of losing it. Seriously, I love this!!” —Stephanie M Garcia

    Price: $20.99+ (available in six colors)

    17. A straightener perfect for both traveling and staying at home — the multiple available sizes and dual voltage options will leave you with silky, shiny hair no matter where you are.

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    The temperature can be set anywhere between 140–450 degrees, so there's a setting available for pretty much any hair type.

    Promising review: “I initially purchased this iron because I travel often and only use a carry-on suitcase. This flat iron was the perfect size to fit in my bag. I have long straight hair... but wanted something to give me a sleek look and to tame flyaways. Because of the size, I thought it might take a lot longer to work than my regular iron. I was wrong. This iron is just a good and it travels better!” —Kimberly M.

    Price: $14.99+ (available in seven styles)

    18. An oversized diffuser that'll make defining your curls and reducing frizz a snap.

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    Promising review: “I have had curly hair all of my life and have never really figured out the secret sauce to dealing with it. While I know that certain products are essential, I have never used a diffuser before and was finally educated about using one by another curly haired friend. I didn't want to spend more money on another hair dryer since my Conair 1875 is newer so I did a lot of research online and decided to try this.

    Quite frankly, I am embarrassed that I did not know about or purchase a diffuser previously and THIS diffuser is excellent! It fits my blow dryer beautifully and for the first time in my life I have NO FRIZZ with a shiny, soft, and defined curls/wave to the structure of my hair!! Also, the piece at the bottom of the diffuser can be turned to provide lighter or stronger drying. I am discerning when it comes to quality and this seems to be a very well-made product that will last for many years.” —John R.Green

    Price: $18.99 (available in two colors)

    19. A bonnet dryer so you can dry your hair and set your styles in record time — and without the strain of holding up a hair dryer, or the expense of a dryer hood.

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    Promising review: “Washing my dreads is fun up until it's time to dry. If it's at the end of the day, I'm inevitably sleeping on a damp head. This is an absolute miracle. Popped it on and did some work on my computer for 30–45 minutes and afterward they were actually dry! I kept the dryer on the low and warm setting. It got warm (obviously) but was never unbearable. The chin strap could be more comfortable but it was all in all so much better than sleeping on a wet head or holding the dryer to my head for literal hours.” —Chelsea Anne

    Price: $20.96+ (available in four colors)

    20. A titanium dryer that users swear is way lighter and faster than the traditional drugstore models you're used to.

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    It has six heat and speed settings, and comes with a concentrator for smooth styles.

    Promising review: “If I would have known how good my hair would have looked after using this hair dryer, and how fast the drying goes... I would have bought this years ago! Before: I would have to blow dry my hair straight, but it would still be frizzy, so I'd have to use a flat iron. The result would be wasted time and LOTS of split ends. Now: I use this and have cut my styling time in half... better yet? Since I don't use a flat iron — no split ends! I held off on posting a review, because when people post right after they get a product it doesn't always speak to its longevity. Okay, I admit — I got a little busy, but I truly intended to post after owning it for a year. Well, that turned into 3-ish years... however, the dryer is still going strong and works like a champ!” —Sabrina A Rodriguez

    Price: $84.95

    21. A hair clipper specifically designed to use on yourself, so you won't have to constantly have a barber freshen up your buzz.

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    Nine different guards mean you can customize to just about any length, and it's totally washable, so you can just rinse it off when you're done — no more annoying stubbly mess!

    Promising review: “I like to wear very short hair since it is convenient for me and (I think) it goes well with my look. The problem is my hair grows very fast. It turns out I have to go to a barber (not a salon! Hairstylists can’t get themselves to cut an ultrashort hair on a female customer’s head). It isn’t about the cost of the haircut because it is quite cheap in Thailand. But the thing is I’m tired of going to the barber, waiting in a long line for my turn. So one day I searched for “cutting your own hair" and this Remington showed up. The first time I tried it, it was a little bit of a struggle to cut my own hair, but from the second time on I think I’ve mastered the DIY haircut. The instrument is easy to use. Its design helps make gripping and holding easier to approach your own head from different angles. I cut my hair in front of a big dressing mirror with another small adjustable mirror with a stand (it’s easier to look into the small mirror to see the back of your head in the bigger one). I use the Remington clipper the same way as I use a comb but like, retrogradely from the rim to the crown of the head. It takes me about 20-25 minuets for each haircut. I’m very happy with the result and totally recommend this product to anyone who’d like to cut their own hair in ultrashort style.” —Piyaratt S.

    Price: $49.88

    22. A hot roller set that's a classic technique for a reason — it'll make and keep curls like nobody's business.

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    This set comes with 30 rollers in 6 sizes, and you can easily transport it around with the included carrying case.

    Promising review: “I have been using the Caruso steam setter for 30+ years. Been through only two steam units in this entire time. For those of us with fine and thin hair, normal heat setter rollers are way too heavy to to stay put while rolled. Not only that but it breaks fine and thin hair by using that style of roller. So the steam was the big selling point when I purchased my first set. I knew the sponge core of the roller would be gentle for my hair as well. The steam roller actually gives me more control of how tight a curl I want. I have bought many of these for friends through the years after they would ask how I could get my hair so curly. FAN FOR LIFE... no doubt about that.” —Sierra Echo

    Price: $44.88

    23. A pick infused with keratin and argan oil — it'll detangle easily, but won't leave a residue on your hands.

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    Promising review: “I was looking at some argan oil products and somehow stumbled across this comb, considering that it is infused with argan oil. I've gone through several combs by different brands but this Cricket comb was an EXCELLENT replacement. If you have very thick hair, you will love this comb. I find the handle easy to grip and doesn't become hard to hold when you're working with oils or creams in your hair. I can detangle my hair without wondering if the comb is going to snap in half. I find it to be sturdier than this comb. If you're concerned about price, you will NOT be disappointed. If you are sick and tired of flimsy combs, combs that break, or combs that doesn't have wide enough teeth on them, you will really get your money worth with this one. I'm thinking of buying another one to have an extra one on hand. Great comb!” —Z. Smith

    Price: $6.17+ (available in two styles)

    24. A curling iron with a tiny barrel to create the small, defined ringlets of your dreams.

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    The wand promises to heat up to 450 degrees in just 15 seconds, so the included heat protecting glove is a must for keeping your hands safe.

    Promising review: “I just received this the other day and I’m in love with it. It curls better than any curling wand I’ve used and makes great spiral curls. I just ordered two more to give as gifts. I really love it. It makes my hair look like it’s naturally curly. You can wrap large or small sections around the barrel. It also wraps all the way up to the roots of your hair, which most curling wands don’t. So therefore it gives the look of real, natural curls. Give it a try. I’m a super picky person and I love it!!” —Amazon Customer

    Price: $34.95

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