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    16 Miracle Products For Dry Or Damaged Hair That Our Readers Swear By

    The holy grails of goo!

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    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.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about products that actually saved their dry or damaged hair. From shampoos and conditioners to oils and more, here are the things that worked for them:

    1. This Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter Shampoo that uses natural ingredients and a paraben-free formula to tackle frizz and flyaways.

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    Review: “After having my thyroid out a year ago, not only did my hair start to fall out, but it felt like I had bleached the crap out of it (I hadn’t dyed it in years!). I tried several moisture shampoos and nothing really worked. In August, I started using the this shampoo and my hair feels amazing again. It has really helped!” —emmakayk

    Get the shampoo from Amazon Canada for $4.96. A smoothing oil spray and conditioner are also available in the coconut oil and cocoa butter formula.

    2. This thermal protection spray by CHI that will shield your hair from the harsh heat of hair styling tools like irons, curlers, and dryers.

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    Reviews: “If you’re going to flat-iron hair, you have to use a heat seal like CHI 44 Iron Guard EVERY. TIME.” —Ashley Blom, Facebook

    “This product has helped maintain my thick, kinky, curly hair. My hair has heat damage and damage from getting highlights. I’ve tried everything to make my hair less damaged and dry, but this product is the only thing that has worked for both my curly hair and for when I want to wear it straight. The bottle also lasts a long time since you don’t need to use that much.” —Alexus B.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99. Also available in a hairspray formula, shampoos, and conditions.

    3. These Hask nourishing hair treatments and keratin smoothing shine oil that might be small, but trust us, they are mighty!

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    Review: "Hask products in general are outstanding, especially at the price point. I'm especially obsessed with the Keratin Smoothing Oil. I have crazy thick hair and I get eight to ten uses from just one small bottle. It’s a leave-in that doesn’t make my hair oily in the slightest, just soft and hella shiny and healthy. I swear I’ve had a lot less breakage since I’ve been using it. It's the best hair discovery I’ve ever made." --tinydespot

    Get the argan oil pouch for $4.11 and the keratin protein pouch for $11.99 on Amazon Canada. You can also get the keratin smoothing oil for $18.69+.

    The brand has a whole product line including leave-in sprays, shampoos, and conditioners formulated for dyed hair.

    4. The Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger haircare line, which is completely colour-friendly and sulfate- and paraben-free.

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    The products contain awapuhi extract that naturally smooths and adds shine.

    Review: "This stuff is amazing. The perfect amount of moisture and keratin. And it smells delish!" --Alicia R.

    Get the styling treatment oil for $32.63 and the keratin intensive treatment for $50.52 on Amazon Canada. The line also features cream rinses, shampoos, conditioners, and styling oils.

    5. A bottle of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Strong Conditioning Treatment that should be used weekly to reduce breakage and restore your hair back to its previous glory.

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    All you have to do is work it into clean, wet hair, let it sit for three minutes, and rinse. It contains aloe vera and smells like citrus.

    Review: "This is a gift from God. The product basically serves as a deep conditioner that moisturizes your locks in three minutes. I saw results after the first time I used it! If you’re looking for even quicker results, this is your answer." --claireburwell

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.01. Also available in a formula specifically for colour treated hair.

    6. The Redken Extreme line of products that will transform a forest fire of hair into amber waves of grain.

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    This hair mask uses two different formulas at once to provide long lasting, instant results. Wave goodbye to your distressed hair!

    Reviews: "As a cosmetologist, this hair mask my favorite product to use on damaged hair." --Cassidy B.

    "Their products SAVED my hair from years of damage." --Nicole L.

    Get the Extreme Mega Mask from Amazon Canada for $29.03. They also have a value pack of shampoo and conditioner, as well as a anti-break leave-in spray.

    7. This duo of Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner that will gentle cleanse and remove excess build-up without drying or stripping your hair.

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    Review: "I have dry, curly hair which is a nightmare since I straighten it almost every day, but horse shampoo and conditioner actually works! Leaves my hair feeling so clean, but soft at the same time. A lot more manageable!" --Hannah P.

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $44.50.

    8. A bottle of Davines OI All In One Milk that's super lightweight and will breathe new life into even the driest and frizziest of hair.

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    Review: "This is the best product ever. It might be expensive but it has seriously changed my hair game for the better." --Stephanie Knight, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $41.

    9. A stockpile of coconut oil that will give you long-lasting results and prevent further damage and breakage. Plus, you can use it for approximately a million other things.

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    It's organic and is packed with vitamin E.

    Reviews: "Two words: COCONUT OIL. It literally fixes everything. Dry hair, split ends, frizz, dandruff, etc." --mesdon

    "Coconut oil. Lots and lots of coconut oil. I have (professionally) dyed blonde hair. I went through a period where I would not walk out of my house without blow drying and straightening my hair. It was so broken and frizzy. After using coconut oil around twice a week for an undetermined period of time, I actually have pretty healthy hair. And as a plus, my natural curl has come back!" --Lauren Wortman

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    Watch this video to learn more coconut oil beauty hacks: These Coconut Oil Beauty Tricks Will Save You Money

    10. This Keratin and Green Tea Restructuzier Spray by ApHogee that will strengthen your hair, even if you've been ironing it, relaxing it, or over-processing it for years.

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    Review: “While it can’t totally bring your hair back to life, after using it following the first two rounds of bleach I did in a three-day period, it made my hair feel softer than it ever did even BEFORE hitting it with a round of chemicals probably strong enough to kill a small dog. 10/10 would recommend.” —aeloftin

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.90. Also available in a two-pack.

    11. This duo of SheaMoisture's shampoo and conditioner that will restore health and smoothness to naturally textured hair.

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    Review: "SheaMoisture is the only thing that works with my hair. It leaves my curly hair looking nice and actually curly! Everything else leaves my hair dry and frizzy, even if I use conditioner by the buckets." --KM86

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $42.02.

    12. These vegan L’Oréal EverSleek Shampoo and Conditioner will use keratin and sunflower oil to replenish moisture that was stripped away by sulfates.

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    They're 100% free from sulfates, parabens, and harsh salts. Talk about flower power!

    Review: "I don't know what they put in this stuff, but I used it one time and could already see and feel the difference." --Julie G.

    Get the shampoo for $9.98 and the conditioner for $10.99 on Amazon Canada.

    13. The entire OGX line of products that will directly infuse hair with much needed vitamins and proteins, like biotin and collagen.

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    The biotin and collagen will help add strength to each strand of hair and leave your hair feeling thicker, fuller, and stronger.

    Review: “I have curly hair and it's a battle to keep it hydrated yet bouncy. The whole brand is amazing and has a range of products for all hair, plus they are sulfate-free!” —Jessica R.

    Get the biotin and collagen shampoo on Amazon Canada for $6.97. Also available in a conditioner. They have several other products that contain tea tree oil, shea butter, argan oil, coconut oil, and more!

    14. A combination and pure almond oil and rosemary oil that will encourage natural hair growth and repair.

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    Review: "I have had trichotillomania for about eight years now, which means I compulsively touch my hair 24/7, causing a lot of damage to it. I was about to give up, ready to shave my hair cauise I thought it had no salvation. Three months ago, I started using a mix of rosemary essential oil with almond oil once every two nights, and it has been a turning point for me. Not only has my hair started growing super fast, but it also regained its vitality, shine, and health. I even recovered my waves! People started to compliment my hair for the first time in years. Seeing that my hair could be beautiful again (something that I thought was lost forever) gave me the strength I needed to control my urges and now I can proudly say I'm only a few steps away from a trichotillomania-free life!" --Dane G.

    Get the almond oil for $18.99 and the rosemary oil for $38 on Amazon Canada.

    15. A bottle of Revlon Nutri Color Creme that comes in an array of pigmented hues and will let you keep your colour-intensity while also adding much-needed moisture.

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    Review: "Miracle. Last year, I dyed my hair pretty much all colors of the rainbow and I went through several bleaching processes and also a lot of 'color removers,' probably because I thought my hair was immortal. Needless to say, after all this, my hair was… fucking terrible. It's now very close to my natural color and I can let it grow out naturally!" --maliakanakali

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.68. Also available in several other formulas to match your hair colour.

    16. And finally, a container of Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream that will boost sun-dried, over-processed hair with moisture it so desperately needs.

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    Review: "I bleach my hair a LOT and this gets rid of that straw-like texture and makes my hair feel better equipped to handle the blow drying and flat ironing that typically follows." –Morgan Boone, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $36.64.

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