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    28 Hair Products That May Make You Think, "Where Have You Been All My Life?"

    I personally just decided that I need all of these right now.

    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 Revlon hot air brush for magically transforming wet, frizzy, untamed hair into looking like it just left the salon.,

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Like, 'wow, is that Wookiee over there?' LOTS. I have looked into having a third arm surgically implanted. Is this a thing? Who would do it? Vascular surgery?... These are the questions that keep me up at night. 🤔 My shoulders are so tired holding up a dryer and a round brush for eternity. I briefly considered making a workout video ('Toned Arms: The Hairdryer Workout') but was informed by fitness people that there isn’t a market for a 75-minute focus on the anterior deltoids. 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. 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 still 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 overabundance of hair as I do, then seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $56.89+ (available in three colors).

    2. A hair serum that will be a total lifesaver for those looking for a solution for their frizzy hair.,

    But be warned, reviewers say to avoid using too much as that can lead to an oily/greasy look! Check out our write-up of the incredible HerStyler Dry Hair Serum!

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads-up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    3. A curl cream gel that'll help you get more defined-looking curls, rather than a frizzy, greasy mess.

    Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book. High end to low end, I've tried them all. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist length wavy/curly red hair and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    4. A pack of curly/wavy clip-on hair extensions for the easiest and most inexpensive way to add some volume and length to your locks.

    Check out our write-up of these fabulous hair extensions!

    Promising review: "I CAN'T 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. In the picture (above), I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in various colors, and four lengths).

    5. Traceless hair ties that'll allow you to freely put your hair up as often as your heart desires without worry of pulling hairs when you take the tie out!

    Promising review: "It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it's true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that's it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY." —Rachel P.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.62+ (available in six colors).

    6. A collagen hair protein treatment to help reverse damaged hair from things like heat, sun, and coloring, just to name a few. Because we want you to be able to do all the cool, experimental things with your hair that your heart desires without worrying about the risks!

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's review of this amazing hair treatment (#1)!

    Promising review: "My hair used to be really shiny. Then I had purple hair for a year, followed by blue for six months. My stylist had to bleach the beejeebers out of my hair to remove all of the funky colors. Ever since, my hair has been dry, crispy, and definitely not shiny. This stuff really makes a difference! I used it maybe 10-14 days ago, and I just redid it tonight. After shampooing, I towel-dried my hair and then put a big blob throughout my long-ish hair and clipped it up. I left it on for quite a while, just puttering around and getting chores done. Then I rinsed it and my hair feels soft and looks much shinier. I will keep using this as long as I need to (it will take a few years to grow out all the damage while maintaining length). I'm really glad that I read that article and bought the product." —SHANNON FRASER

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    7. Neutrogena's Anti-Residue Shampoo that's gentle and non-irritating on your scalp, but tough when it comes to fighting yucky residue left behind from your other hair products!

    This shampoo claims to help remove up to 90% of heavy, dulling residue that's actually caused from other shampoos, conditioners, and styling products! However, don't use it everyday! It's recommended to use once a week otherwise it can dry your hair! It's good for all hair types and color-treated hair!

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price, but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly, and definitely gets rid of build-up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —NickyC

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    8. A texture definition cream to help hold your beautiful head of curly hair in place all day and gives them just the right amount of bounce and shine.


    This cream is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates! It's also vegan and cruelty-free. Plus, it's infused with sugarcane to provide instant hydrated and shape for curls and coils. It's great for use on straight, wavy, curly, and coily hair, as well as fine, medium, and thick textures!

    Promising review: "Unreal!! I tried so many other curl-encouraging creams (to abandon the blow dry process that only leaves me with crap results) and this is unbelievable. I put it in freshly washed wet hair and air dry — can even sleep on it then add bit of oil in a.m. with finger-combing — and POW: cushiony soft rounded thickish-looking defined, BEAUTIFUL curls. I have past-shoulder, 3c (thin medium) curly hair and use between dime and nickel size (it comes out in tube shape, so just under one inch). Cannot recommend more highly, and price point is totally fair AND it's a historically important USA company! Enjoy, curly girls!!" —trinatreen

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    9. An anti-thinning shampoo that more than 6.7K five-star reviewers claim has helped them with preventing hair loss.,

    Promising review: "About two years ago my hair started falling a lot and I became incredibly concerned. I was using expensive Sephora shampoos but it became worse. So I started researching and I learned about this product. Not only did my hair stop falling out but the conditioner made it soft and shiny. I naturally have frizzy and dull hair so it really did wonders to my hair and saved me from going bald. I highly recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but your investment is worth it."—Maryam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    10. A bottle of dandruff shampoo, because you deal with enough flaky people in your life, there's no reason you should have to deal with a flaky scalp, too.

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    11. A microfiber hair towel to help cut down blow drying time, while also helping to keep frizzy hair at bay.

    Promising Review: "If you have naturally curly hair, you need this towel! I don't know what is at work but it definitely reduces frizz and my curls come out much nicer after using this towel. It would be even better if the towel was a smidge larger so it would feel more secure while wrapped around my head. Even so, it's a great product and I recommend it to my curly-haired friends." —KShats

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. Twist flex rods so you can add these to your hair before going to sleep at night, and wake up with perfect curls once you take them out!

    Promising review: "I left the largest rollers, the purple and gray ones, in for two hours to see how the curls would turn out. The results were great! The rollers are the perfect size and gave me the same look as my expensive digital perm. I've been getting digital perms for the last year to the tune of $200 every three to four months, so these rollers, at $12 a pack, are a steal." —Hoyablue

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $13.79.

    13. A shampoo that prevents your cool bleached hair from turning yellow, and costs way less than going back to the salon.

    Promising review: "I have bleached blonde hair that loves to go brassy. I can’t stand brassy/yellow blonde (on me). If you are looking for icy blonde to platinum, this is the shampoo for you. It completely removes all yellow from my hair. My friends are always asking me how I get this silvery blonde. Well, this is the secret. The trick is to wet your hair, put the shampoo on with as little agitation as possible (put it on like a conditioner, don’t let it lather), leave it for about five minutes (or however long it takes to wash your body and a quick shave), and then rinse. I use it about two times a week and it keeps my blonde PERFECT. I’ve tried every purple shampoo on the market (almost) and this is THE BEST. All of my blonde friends use it now." —T. Lubben

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    14. A hair finishing stick for putting fussy, fly away hairs in their rightful place — neatly styled with the rest of your hair, of course!

    It's made of all natural ingredients and is suitable for all hair colors!

    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 $7.99.

    15. An orange vanilla conditioning detangling spray to make brushing through knotty hair less painful. Plus, it smells super yummy!

    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 ice pops 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.

    16. A blow-dryer diffuser attachment featuring drying vents and a 360 degree airflow to evenly diffuse curls and maximize your hair's volume.

    Yeah, you can blow dry your curly locks at home without worrying about it being all frizzy after. Cancel that blow-dry bar appointment NOW!

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. An argan oil hair mask you can use about once a week to prevent things like heat from styling tools and coloring from making your hair look damaged or too dry.

    Just a head's up that this does have silicone in it, in case that's an ingredient you try to avoid. Check out our write-up of the fabulous Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask!

    Promising review: "My hair is very thin and curly. The ends are damaged from heat and color, causing my hair to look even more unruly. I do oil treatments once a week and only wash my hair two to three times a week but NOTHING has made my hair feel like this product does. There is an immediate difference as soon as this product touches my hair. It leaves my hair feeling so silky, even after I rinse it out and dry my hair." —Maegan W.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    18. A flat iron so wonderful, reviewers boast that it's even great for those with thick, frizzy, or coarse hair. As a member of the naturally frizzy hair club myself, I know the struggle of finding an effective flat iron too well.

    Promising review: "I purchased this flat iron simply based on reviews and I am soooo glad I did! I was skeptical about the size since my hair is so thick, but I can literally do ONE pass and I’m done! My hair always comes out silky straight and flawless! It's most definitely worth the purchase!" —Ariel Woods

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89.

    19. A 5-in-1 styling cream to trick people into thinking you get your hair professionally done each morning. Extra perfect to get you through the hottest days of the summer in August, but honestly, is perfect to just use year-round, too!


    Be sure to check out our write-up of the fabulous Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment.

    Promising review: "I've received lots of compliments on my hair since switching to this product, from random people asking if I paid for a blowout (NOPE!) to a friend's roommate exclaiming, 'Your hair is editorial straight!' (Thanks!) — so yeah, it’s legit. It’s also extremely lightweight because it’s made without parabens or phthalates, which I’m told weigh down your hair! And it’s safe to use on straight, wavy, or curly hair. I pull it through my hair from roots to ends and then blow-dry my hair (with this blow-dryer) and a brush (like this one). Without this 5-in-1 miracle stuff, it’d take a lot more product (and effort) to make my hair look like this post-blowout. In short, if Living Proof stops making this stuff, I’m buying a damn case of it." —Elizabeth Lilly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $29.

    20. A blow-dry accelerator spray that'll ACTUALLY help reduce drying time. Who wants to have to sit around and wait for their hair to dry just so they can continue styling it? Not me! Who wants to have to sit around and wait for their hair to dry just so they can walk outside the house without their mother telling them the old folklore that they'll get sick with a wet head? Again, NOT ME!

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    Promising review: "I blow dry and flat iron my hair every day. Typically it takes 35-45 minutes to get my hair dry. I came across this product by accident at CVS, so I decided to give it a try. My hair goes from dripping wet to bone dry in 10 minutes FLAT. This stuff is a lifesaver. I did not get compensated to say this. No free anything. I just want people who spend five or six hours a week under a blow dryer to know there's a better way!!" —CLL1979

    Get it from Amazon for $4.89.

    21. A hair-lightening spray to brighten up hair by TWO shades! Long gone are the days of spending hours in the sun to lighten it up or worse...spending money at the salon.

    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 blonde, but salons estimated the total cost for three sessions of intense bleaching and coloring to be in the 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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    22. A biotin shampoo that contains rosemary essential oil to help support hair growth and thickening, as well as tea tree oil to help fight dandruff.

    Promising review: "For about five years, I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all of the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. About five months ago, I began researching unknown shampoos that promised new growth and less loss of hair. I discovered this on Amazon. It is reasonably priced, and the ingredients were in line for what I needed. It doesn't work overnight, but it works. I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. You must use it if you want it to work. My friends cannot believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" —The D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A natural color glaze to aid in improving the shine and gloss of brunette hair. I won't tell anyone that you did this in the comfort of your own bathroom with a product you bought off Amazon if you don't.

    Promising review: "I wanted my hair to be natural, but wanted to blend my color more naturally with my silver without chemicals or fake-looking colors. After applying dry and leaving on until product dried several times, before each shampoo (2x/week for me), I’ve achieved full, natural-looking color and healthy, natural hair. WOW. This lasts over two weeks. It doesn’t fade quickly. I am in the sun all day hiking and working on my vehicles and yard. The in-between levels look rose gold, which is beautiful and totally IN STYLE! I now have the option to color or not. I’m going to have to stock up on this product." —Jennifer Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. A curling bar that, with the push of a button, will literally vibrate when time is up each time you wrap a strand of hair around it to curl. Because counting seconds yourself? That's sooo 15 seconds ago.

    Amazon, Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    I was first introduced to this curling bar at my hair salon a couple months back, and instantly loved the way it gave me wavy curls, instead of tight curls. I ordered it on Amazon the same day, got it two days later, and have been hooked ever since. This is SO simple to use — easier than a regular curling iron, IMO. You just take a piece of hair (I usually divide my hair into six to eight sections), wrap it around the bar, press the button, and after 15 seconds, the timer goes off, the curling bar vibrates in your hand, and you have a beautiful, flow-y curl! To keep it looking good all day without giving it that stiff feeling hairspray gives it, I use KMS Hair Play Dry Wax!

    Get it from Amazon for $89.63+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A scalp shampoo brush – it not only aids in giving you a deeper clean when shampooing your hair, but relaxes your scalp, which ends up helping to reduce stress.,

    Promising review: "I have been using this for about three weeks now and I LOVE it. It feels amazing! I haven't changed my shampoo or anything, but my hair definitely has more my roots are standing up or something! I don't know exactly what is happening, but I am all for it." —Lsn1986

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    26. A detangling brush that claims to works better at gliding through knotty hair easily and efficiently.,

    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.22.

    27. A coconut oil hair mask infused with shea butter to help promote healthy hair growth, and assist in repairing split ends, all while being sulfate-free and ideal for use on a variety of hair types — color-treated, frizzy, and curly.

    Promising review: "I finally understand what they mean when they say 'silky smooth' hair. I dye my hair frequently and overall I'm relatively rough to my hair. I've used many products and most just leave an oily residue or are ineffective, but after one use my hair was incredibly soft. This is one of the few products I'll buy again. I usually wet my hair and apply an ample amount 30 minutes before showering." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    28. An all-natural dry shampoo that's scented with lavender oil, so we won't tell anyone it's been days upon days since you last washed your hair, if you don't. Deal?

    This is vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. It doesn't contain talc, parabens, baking soda, phtalates, or aerosol. To use, lightly dispense the powder from the bottle onto your hair roots and gently rub in using a clean brush or clean fingers, let it sit, and then do it again.

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. Clip-on hair bangs to test out your dream hairstyle, without having to actually commit.

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get them from Amazon $6.99 (available in 25 colors).

    30. Satin pillowcases that'll help prevent your hair from getting super frizzy while you sleep, while helping to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. Not to mention, they just look super fancy.


    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in 14 colors and three sizes).

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