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    25 Things That'll Help You Never Have A Bad Hair Day Again

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    1. An affordable, raved-about curler for a perfect amount of oomph when your regular hair is looking a little flat or blah β€” and it heats up super quickly, maintains its temperature, and has a long cool grip so you can hold the other end without hurting yourself.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been through a dozen curling irons, and this is The One. I literally get stopped by passerbys to ask how I get my hair to look the way it does. Heats quickly, curls last all day, and no damage." β€”Kida Avani

    Get a 1" one from Amazon for $28.54 or a 1.5" one from Walmart for $30.

    2. For a heatless option, a pack of flexible curling rods that let you ~customize~ your curls to your desired dimensions β€” and without an inch of damage!


    Promising review: "The rollers are the perfect size and gave me the same results as my expensive digital perms. 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. I only needed seven for my whole head even though I have a lot of hair." β€”HoyaBlue

    Get a 30-pack of assorted sizes from Amazon for $9.99, a 30-pack for $12.44, or a 42-pack for $11.30.

    3. A Wet Brush with flexible bristles that are super soft on both wet and dry hair β€” so you can tackle those knots as soon as they start forming in the shower. No more painful tugging in your future!

    @thewetbrush / Via

    Promising review: "Oh, praise all the spiritual beings because I have finally found a hair brush that seems to work on my child's unruly hair without her screaming that I'm ripping her scalp off every time I go to brush her hair. I don't know what happens to this child while she sleeps but every morning it's as if she's been headbanging in the middle of a tornado and I have to brush through that mess. Even with detangler it was a challenge before, but now it goes much more smoothly. Could not be more pleased with it. I use this on my own hair too and if there are any knots, I don't even feel when they are brushed out. Seriously, love it." β€”Lissa K.

    To learn more, check out "If Tangled Hair Is Your Worst Nightmare, This Brush Will Be Your Hero!"

    Get one from Amazon for $6.36+ or a two-pack for $13.50+ (available in various colors; also available in mini sizes).

    4. A cult fave leave-in treatment that eliminates frizz, restores shine, and enhances the ~natural body~ of your hair β€” listen, your strands will feel so silky smooth, that you'll find yourself becoming a customer for life.

    @itsa10haircare / Via

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product after my hairstylist used it after highlighting my hair. Even after highlights, when my hair is extra dry, this product will make it soft, smooth, and easy to comb. I won't go anywhere without it and even have the travel size." β€”Chantel G.

    Get a 10 oz bottle from Amazon for $23.95. Also available in Keratin-boosted and Lite (formulated for thin, short hair) versions.

    5. A luxuriously soft silk pillowcase to treat your hair like the royal crown that it is β€” and ya know, prevent friction-created frizz, tangling, and that other thing commonly known as bedhead. Plus, it feels so cooling and nice!


    Promising review: "This pillowcase is so soft and dreamy! I have real hair extensions that I spend a lot of money on, so it's important for me to do whatever it takes to take care of my hair. This pillowcase does that by preventing tangling, and I didn't have to spend $100 on it!" β€”Mary H.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in seven sizes and 36 colors).

    6. A beloved bonding treatment that uses a patented, professional-grade formula to rebuild broken bonds within your hair caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage β€” it's an actual lifesaver for color-treated hair.

    @sephora / Via

    Promising review: "MAGIC!! I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder), and all I have to say is "WOWZA!" After some really harsh processing (from dark brown to very blonde, and then funky colors like pink), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair β€” and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this as my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks, and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work. I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to its normal state, but it has SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of its weight back! This was just after one application too β€” I left it in for an hour, as the website suggested for my level of damage. I am definitely sold." β€”

    Get it from Amazon for $28. You can also buy the No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner from Sephora for $28 each.

    7. A fan-favorite anti-residue shampoo β€” *points to 4.6 Amazon rating and 1.6k reviews* β€” can get rid of excess buildup and product, while boosting volume and shine. Hello, hair reset!

    @neutrogena / Via

    Promising review: "I buy this every year β€” it really works! I have very thick, very long hair (24 inches!) and out of necessity use a number of hair products on a daily basis. This results in some grossness that builds up in my hair, but this shampoo takes care of that! You can actually feel the 'squeaky clean' in your hair right after you use this. A little bit goes a long way, so this also lasts a very long time." β€”Garie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83+.

    8. A super soft microfiber towel that'll easily wrap around your whole head to absorb moisture from wet hair, so you don't have to resort to using heat and subjecting your hair to extra damage β€” and it's *way* gentler than a traditional towel, btw.


    Promising review: "This is the coolest towel! It is just like the ones they use in the salons after they wash your hair. It saves me so much time because it is super absorbent compared to a regular towel, and my hair is very nearly dry by the time I take it off. Plus, it is much more gentle β€” I have noticed that my hair is less frizzy when I use this towel as opposed to my cotton/terry bath towels." β€”summersky51

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors/patterns).

    9. Or, if you're a forever heat fan, an effective and long-lasting hair dryer with three heat settings, two speed settings, and a cool shot button β€” all powered by tourmaline technology and a powerful motor to cut down drying time and prevent frizz.


    Promising review: "I don’t normally write reviews, but this is a great hairdryer. I originally bought this model in 2011. I got seven good years out of it before the wire frayed at the base. Why five stars, then? Because it worked consistently and I use it three to four times a week to blow out my thick, curly hair, but the hair dryer is never too hot and I rarely get split ends. Even my hair stylist is amazed at how healthy my hair is, even though I blow it out so often. Anyway, I was so happy to find out that they still make this hair dryer. Here’s to another 7 years!" β€”Laurie L.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).

    For a higher-end option, try Harry & Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer, which is reviewed by a BuzzFeeder in this review roundup.

    10. A nifty, palm-sized massage brush that should be used in the shower to help stimulate blood circulation in your scalp, relieve itchiness/flakiness and dandruff, and exfoliate any product buildup or skin residue away in a flash β€” hello, satisfaction!


    Promising review: "A little over a year ago I stopped chemically straightening my hair and am now fully natural. I love my coils and curls, but I'm still getting used to its thickness and how fast it's been growing. It's harder to get to my scalp when shampooing, leaving me with itchy buildup. I decided to give this one a chance due to its design with longer, more spaced-out bristles/teeth. All I can say is, 'Whoa!' It reached my scalp easily with its longer bristles. While the bristles seem soft, they're still tough enough to massage the scalp and get rid of buildup. I highly recommend it for those with thicker, curly or wavy hair." β€”Leigh

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95 (available in two colors).

    11. A body-building hairspray with a ~customizable nozzle~ for adjusting the particle size and spray rate to your desired settings (!!!), which results in ample airiness and movement to your hair β€” and it offers heat protection up to 450 degrees.

    @livingproofinc / Via

    Promising review: "Okay you guys, I have the finest hair ever. I can never get volume to stay. For example, I got a blowout the other day, and it was literally FLAT within three hours. This has been my normal until I bought this product β€” and it has changed my life. I actually have volume on my head!! It’s not stiff or messy, like it is when I tease my hair. I can still run my fingers through my hair; it literally is just more volume. Honestly a new staple for me." β€”caiteyyy18

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    Of course, we can't forget about their cult-status Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, which was reviewed by a BuzzFeeder in this review roundup (#8).

    12. A three-minute (!!!) conditioning mask to transform your lackluster and frizzy locks into the airbrushed results of a luscious, salon-quality blowout. And at just $5, it basically pays for itself!

    Elizabeth Lilly

    Promising review: "Oh, the luxury of purchasing a product that works better than salon purchases at four or five times the price. This was an incredible find β€” it leaves my hair soft and shiny, a result that I used to get from Brazilians done at my salon, but this costs much less." β€”CM

    To learn more about this product and get a BuzzFeeder's glowing review, check out "This $3 Deep Conditioner Will Give You Rich-Girl Hair!" (which was the price at time of publication).

    Get it from Amazon (Prime Pantry only) or Walmart for $4.97, or Target for $4.99.

    13. Cute telephone cord-like hair ties that won't leave a single dent in your hair β€” or worse, actually pull out some strands β€” plus, who doesn't love the nostalgia factor?

    @invisibobble / Via, @invisibobble / Via

    To learn more, read my full review of them in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth Your Money" (#6)!

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in seven colors) or a three-pack of the slim size from Sephora for $8 (available in six colors).

    14. A fortified, all-in-one hair essence with ingredients like snail mucin, keratin, moringa seed oil, and collagen that absorb instantly (don't let the texture fool ya!) to boost shine, repair heat damage, and totally control frizz β€” so, whether your hair is colored or naturally frazzled, you can achieve silky strands.

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "Five enthusiastic stars! I have thick, fine hair, and I went through a high-risk twin pregnancy that made me very sick. Post-pregnancy, my hormones went whacko and I never slept. The result was dry, brittle hair with a lot of split ends, breakage, and frizz. I have been babying my hair since with natural oils and butters, which have helped tremendously. But this is another level. After the first use I slept on it wet. I woke up with more defined, weightless, and shiny waves. I blew my hair dry and styled it. My brush glided through my hair in a way I’ve never experienced β€” my hair is soft and manageable and I have no frizz, which is usually my main concern. It looks like I had a salon blowout, which is a look I normally cannot achieve at home. I am also very picky about products that have any sort of residue or heavy feeling. I don’t even use any hairspray because I don’t like the heaviness. But this product disappears into your hair." β€”Marie

    Get it from Soko Glam for $29.

    15. A divine-smelling, rich curling cream that'll moisturize even the driest of curls, adds body and definition, and minimizes frizz β€” all while being free of sulfates, parabens, and silicone.

    @cantubeauty / Via

    Promising review: "I am a 4C natural and my hair loves this β€” it's very moisturizing and makes my hair so soft, and it lasts for days so I don't have to reapply until about four days later, which is a huge deal for my very dry hair. The smell is amazing too, and it penetrates through my hair very well. I don't really need to put extra oils in my hair or even leave-in conditioner. I recommend this to majority of the natural hair community." β€”Mycrownglory

    Get it from Target for $5.97 or Walmart for $5.99.

    16. A cooling, fizzing (hello, micro-bubbles!), and detoxifying foam for a good ol' reset on your hair: it uses micellar water, salicylic acid, and a nourishing blend of caffeine and vitamins to deep cleanse and remove dead skin cells from your scalp β€” all without drying out or stripping it.


    P.S. You apply this onto your dry scalp, work it in, and massage for a few minutes, and then rinse it off and follow up with your usual products!

    Promising review: "If you wash your hair infrequently, have an oily scalp, or just need a deep cleanse for your hair, THIS IS YOUR PRODUCT! You only need to use a little bit on the roots, and it really cleans up any buildup and doesn’t make my hair feel dry. It’s definitely OK to use on color-treated hair, as I color mine black and am naturally blonde. I only wash my hair once a week, and this is my favorite product when washing now! I can really extend my hairstyle, and I'm also able to get all the product buildup out without having to shampoo twice anymore. Definitely a must-have!" β€”bambidoll

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    17. A restorative moringa-infused hair oil that smoothes away frizz and tackles any frizz and flyaways from root to tip β€” it's basically the equivalent of a daily vitamin for your hair!

    @juradastudio / Via

    P.S. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ghost Oil, Verb opened up a special pop-up in NYC's Lower East Side from now until October 30th with a plethora of special events you can sign up for, including painting parties and birthday celebrations!

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my hair game. I have excessively bleached hair, but this stuff has returned it to a soft, healthy, and silky feeling. I run two to three pumps of this oil through my damp hair (I have long, thick hair), and work it into the bleached parts. I also add more before curling my hair to protect it from heat damage. The amount you get for the price is astonishing, considering most hair oils give you less product for like twice as much. Buy it: works great, smells great, and feels great." β€”Eva

    Get it from Amazon for $13.44 (also available as a dry conditioner). The highly rated Ghost line also includes a dry oil, shampoo, conditioner, priming treatment, and hairspray.

    18. A vegan color-depositing system with daily conditioners and weekly deep treatments to hydrate and fortify your hair, while adding or maintaining your fab color β€” without the heavy price tag of a salon touch-up or having to drench your hair in cold water (bless, because I love my warm showers).

    @overtonecolor / Via, @overtonecolor / Via

    I've used both the daily conditioners and deep treatments in purple and rose gold to maintain my various color jobs after an in-salon visit, because color washes out of my hair literally instantly (shed a tear for me). Also, if it's easy enough for me to use, it's easy enough for anyone to use.

    Get daily conditioners from Overtone for $17–$18, deep treatments for $28–29, and complete sets for $45–$47 (available in 10 colors in extreme, vibrant, and pastel collections β€” note: there are two rose gold versions, one original and one specifically intended for darker/brown hair). You can also shop custom color sets, which means pairing two different colors together.

    19. Semi-permanent hair dye for a fresh pop of pastel color that comes in a super easy to use kit and isn't intimidating to apply at all.

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Promising review: "I love to change my hair color, and with Colorista, I am able to do so without damaging my hair. It lasts at least six shampoos on me and the color fades nicely as it washes out!" β€”Lehmann

    To learn more about this product and read a BuzzFeeder's glowing review, check out "This Semi-Permanent Dye Will Give You The Pastel Hair You've Been Dreaming Of!"

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in 11 colors).

    20. Powder root cover up to help extend the time between in-salon touchups β€” plus, application is smooth (no crunch like with a spray) and it doesn't transfer afterwards.

    @colorwowhair / Via

    Promising review: "I am so glad I found this product; it works wonders. And even though my hair was lighter red than the cover up, it still blended in really well. It didn't rub off on my fingers after application or rub off on my pillow overnight. The color stuck around until I washed my hair again." β€”GN

    Get it from Amazon for $25.88 (available in eight shades).

    21. A nourishing coconut and fig hair mask that allows you to emerge as the winner in the never-ending fight against vicious humidity and deeply difficult, tangled hair β€” it also comes with a detangling brush to ensure that the product spreads out evenly and coats every last inch!

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Promising review: "After many years living in central-air-conditioned homes and forgetting what it's like to deal with my curly hair in high humidity, I have moved to a house with only window units and a bathroom that gets very stuffy. Coco and Eve's Like a Virgin is my latest attempt to tame the frizz. I used it for 10 minutes in the shower, and my hair felt instantly transformed. Now I'm letting the mask sit for a couple of hours prior to showering, which I think will infuse my curls with more moisture." β€”Shannon Rogers

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products You'll Love Upon First Application" (#2)!

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

    For cheaper options that work just as well, try Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask or Professional Series Hydrating Argan Oil Mask.

    22. A sea salt texturing spray to scrunch into your hair and boost otherwise flat hair with loose, natural waves, without any feelings of stickiness, stiffness, or heaviness.


    Promising review: "I have thin, mostly straight hair and have to alternate between several shampoos, or it gets wayward. It can look nice, but it makes you really work for it. Since I wash it every morning, curlers stopped being an option after a while. And then a friend of mine showed me this β€” and it saved my hair and my nervous system from any further damage. I've tried many sea salt sprays since I discovered them, including Aquage and Not Your Mother's, but nothing beats this one. It doesn't make my hair feel heavy and unkempt like the others, and you don't need a lot to make it work. I usually blow dry my hair a little after showering while twisting locks around my finger until it's damp, and then I spray this stuff lightly and let it dry naturally the rest of the way. This allows me to get easy waves with lots of texture. Just use it sparingly!" β€”JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. A clear edge smoother that takes all but a few moments to lay your edges, so they *stay* sleek and under control all day long β€” and it doesn't flake or leave residue like a gel might.

    @carolsdaughter / Via

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb. I just comb a little through my hair with my fingers and concentrate on the areas by my face. Suddenly I have a sleek ponytail for the first time in my life. No more baby hairs/regrowth floating around my face or sticking straight up. I've also noticed my buns and ponytails seem to hold better and don't become loose throughout the day like they used to. I have really thick and heavy hair, so this is pretty amazing." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22.

    24. A simple headband with a detachable bow that ~ties~ your look together and keeps your hair out of your face β€” and even matches with your tiny person!,

    Promising review: "I work at a bakery/cafe and at first bought these because my baby hairs tend to fly about by the end of the day, while I'm in the back baking. They keep those little flyaways tucked out of sight. I started to wear them in the cafe where I work occasionally, and every time I wear them I receive so many compliments from customers who love the way I style my hair with them." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $13.49. You can also buy a six-pack of floral-patterned ones for $10.49.

    25. A yuzu-infused and -scented shampoo and conditioner set that detangles and smoothes over frizzy hair and reinvigorates dry hair with quinoa, oil blends, and argan stem cells.

    @naturelabtokyo / Via

    I'm a big fan of NatureLab Tokyo's clean ingredients and no harsh chemicals philosophy, and since dryness and frizz are my main hair concerns, I fell in love with NatureLab Tokyo's Perfect Smooth line right away. There are a lot of oils in the formula, which I love, but it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky during application nor heavy after rinsing, and I love that so many ingredients I find in my skincare routine, like yuzu and quinoa, are in these products β€” no wonder my hair feels as nourished as my face normally does. Plus, it has no sulfates, so it's safe to use on my color-treated hair.

    Get them from Amazon: shampoo and conditioner set for $28, or the products individually for $14 each

    "Hey, have you noticed my amazing hair??" β€”you to literally everyone

    Marian Hill / Via

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

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