Skip To Content

    25 Products That'll Help Bring Dead Hair Back To Life

    Time to flip your mane from D: to :D.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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. Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment turns straw into silk, à la Rumpelstiltskin — just leave it in for **at least** 10 minutes (some people leave it in for hours!), and let its bond-building technology repair the literal structure of your hair from chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. Honey, there's a reason why this stuff is raved about — just look at the photos for proof!

    2. L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner instantly smooths dried-out, frizzy hair and gives it the intense hydration boost it needs, so it looks visibly calmed down post-shower — and did I mention you only need to leave it in for a minute? Give it up for this 60-second wonder, folks!

    3. Verb Hydrating Mask infuses babassu oil and glycerin into your hair for oh-so-touchable softness — especially perpetually dry, damaged hair. Apart from a shower mask, you can also use it in place of your regular conditioner, and it's also safe to sleep in if you need ***extra*** hydration (just cover your hair, of course!).

    4. Not only are Herbal Essences Birch Bark Extract Shampoo and Conditioner sulfate-free (colored hair, rejoice!!), paraben-free, and mineral oil-free for a gentle and smoothing clean, but they're also EWG verified, which means they meet rigorous standards on ingredient selection, transparency and manufacturing, so **you** feel great using it — plus, who doesn't want their hair to smell like ocean mist and florals?

    5. Pure Body Naturals Coconut Oil Deep Repair Mask keeps it sweet and simple with its ingredient list: coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and rosehip seed oil — so you'll finally get the silky, smooth feel that you've been coveting, regardless of how much damage your hair's already endured.

    6. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer fights frizz and heat damage, and conditions your weakened strands so they can be styled to perfection – and best of all, it can be used on damp hair post-showering as a pre-styler (or after a pool dip!) *or* dry hair for a refresh.

    7. Mise En Scene Perfect Repair Serum is basically a little bottle of hair gold that reviewers swear has been the only thing that's helped their over-processed, fried, and split end–ridden hair look and feel soft and healthy — brb, buying this for my hair RIGHT NOW.

    8. Wet Brush Original Detangler magically detangles all hair types, wet *or* dry, with its special ~IntelliFlex bristles~, without — I repeat WITHOUT — painful pulling or tugging. With all of that nonexistent force you're using, you'll experience way less breakage and split ends!! *breathes sigh of relief*

    9. Davines OI All in One Milk is an anti-frizz leave-in treatment with a lightweight, milky consistency that'll hydrate your strands and leave them looking shiny and like brand-new — heating and bleaching damage, begone!

    10. AMH Shampoo (which stands for "Add More Hair") kicks your regular shampoo up a notch by incorporating an exfoliating scalp treatment that gets rid of pore-clogging dead skin cells and dandruff, while toning down sebum production and scalp inflammation — which means an overall healthier scalp, less breakage/hair loss, and fuller hair growth!!

    11. The InfinityPro Hot Air Brush dries and styles your hair to utter, frizz-free perfection, so you can boast shiny, fresh hair all day long — call it a luxe salon blowout in the comfort of your own home and minus the big bucks you'd have to spend!

    12. L'Oréal EverPure Repair and Defend Shampoo and Conditioner taps the healing powers of goji to strengthen your mane from root to end while creating a barrier against color fading caused by water, products, heat damage, and UV rays — plus, it's also sulfate-free! And did we mention the set costs less than $10? What. A. Steal.

    13. Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment is a miracle-working hair treatment that might just spin your damaged, hay-like hair into golden locks ready for their hair commercial debut. The health! The body! The silkiness! The secret is in its key players: ceramides and collagen.

    14. Kristin Ess The One Signature Hair Water keeps your tresses lookin' soft and frizz-free long after the initial wash — its mist is ~superfine~ and contains the tiniest bit of castor oil to hydrate and smooth over your hair without weighing it down, ever.

    15. Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Kit is a two-step conditioner replacement that gives your hair cuticles the VIP treatment — Step 1 opens up the hair cuticle for optimal penetration of conditioners and oils, and Step 2 seals the cuticles while locking in nutrition for deep, lasting hydration, while rice proteins strengthen and protect your color.

    16. Active Wow Hair Restoration Shampoo and Conditioner quite literally helps bring dead (or thinning) strands back to life by repairing damaged follicles, deep-cleaning your scalp in order to stimulate cell growth, and reversing damage caused by chemicals and the sun — all with nourishing ingredients like argan oil, biotin, and organic botanical extracts.

    17. DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask lets you decide the intensity of your mask sesh — depending on how parched your strands are, leave it in for three minutes, 15 minutes, or overnight, and then rinse thoroughly for a deeply-conditioned, silky-soft mane.

    18. HSI Professional Argan Oil Thermal Protector does double duty as a heat-protecting spray and leave-in conditioning serum, so next time you put your hair through a styling session, you'll literally see and feel the difference. Repeat after me, no more fried-looking hair!

    19. OGX Extra Strength Damage Remedy + Coconut Miracle Oil Shampoo and Conditioner leads to extra touchable hair, thanks to its paraben- and sulfate-free formula of coconut oil and vanilla bean extract that helps revive frizzy, coarse, and color-damaged hair — you'll look and smell like you just emerged from a month-long island vacation with inexplicably fabulous hair.

    20. Keeping damaged hair looking healthy extends to the drying process — so keep your hair wrapped up in an Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel instead of rubbing it senseless with a towel — its special microfiber material wicks water away faster than a towel does (without needing your hands/arms!) and is much gentler on your strands, so you don't end up with very unnecessary frizz and/or breakage.

    21. This scalp massager will not only work your shampoo and conditioner deep into your hair, but it’ll also stimulate the blood flow to your scalp, this in turn promotes hair growth. Plus, it’ll feel like a massage and help you relax.

    22. Haircuts are an essential part of keeping your hair happy and healthy, and that necessitates a good pair of scissors. Regular trims will help your hair SO MUCH in the long run, and doing it yourself avoids the pain (and expense) of going to the salon.

    23. L’Oreal’s 8 Second Wonder Water is a conditioning treatment that you can use between shampoo and conditioner for immediately visible results. It helps damaged hair regain moisture and shine, and works on any hair texture or length. Plus, it works in just eight seconds!

    24. Using castor oil in your hair will help it grow, and that goes for your eyebrows and eyelashes as well. It’s also a helpful natural treatment for breakage, dandruff, and dry scalp.

    25. Pura D’Or’s Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner are just what you need if you lose a ton of hair when you brush or wash it. The plant-based formula targets thinning, weak hair and has a ton of natural ingredients that help different aspects of your hair. Say goodbye to that giant clump of hair in the shower drain!

    Need more for your mane? We’ve got the best products for curly hair, solutions for dry or damaged hair, and incredible products for natural hair. Or check out all of our beauty content for even more great stuff for your hair, skin, and more.

    Time to show off your healthy, strong AF tresses:

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!