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    Calling All Short-Haired People: These 20 Products Are Total Game-Changers

    Let's keep that pixie lookin' cute (no matter how long it's been since your last haircut).

    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 coconut-oil infused headband that'll sweep your hair back while you're washing your face. The extra-wide band is great for even the shortest hair (and delivers a powerful moisturizing punch to your locks).

    A smiling person wearing the large headband while washing their face
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    If your hair is a little on the damaged side, you can try a biotin-infused band instead.

    Get it from Linen Chest for $9.95.

    2. A bottle of Verb Ghost Oil that''ll minimize frizz, without weighing down your look. Thanks to the bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil, it'll smooth your damaged locks and leave them looking silkier than ever.

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    "When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blowdried it — until I found this. It's thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody's business and also smells freaking amazing." — Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $20.

    3. This hair refresher that'll go the extra mile to give you the bounciest, healthiest, freshest hair you've ever had. It'll absorb excess oil, give you natural-looking texture, improve hair elasticity, AND protect hair from damage. Plus, it's infused with lavender oil, so you know it'll smell divine.

    A flatlay of several bottles of the product laid out on a counter
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    It's like dry shampoo had a baby with all your other fave hair products.

    Get it at SkinStore for $31.46. Get 15% off with code DEFENSE.

    4. This teensy hair dryer that'll save you from whipping out a whole blow-out operation after your next wash. It even comes with a concentrator and diffuser, making it perfect for all hair types.

    The mini hair dryer in the carrying case with two attachments
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    Reviewers say it's incredibly lightweight, so you'll be able to toss this in your carry-on bag once travel is allowed again.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $78.

    5. This whipped micro-exfoliating shampoo that'll help get your scalp and hair cleaner than you ever thought possible. Scalp breakouts, flaky skin, and itchiness will be gone for good, and it's gentle enough for every day use, too.

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    Thanks to plant-based exfoliants, like wood pulp and binchotan charcoal, your hair will feel soft and silky after using and you won't have to stress about chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Plus, there's even a hefty dose of coconut oil and tea tree oil in there to help purify and condition your locks.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $54. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    6. This hair wax stick that'll revive limp locks and create tons of texture, without glueing your strands together. Reviewers say it can be used for everything from smoothing frizzy curls to controlling edges, making it the perfect one-and-done product.

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    It comes in a solid stick, so application is virtually mess free.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.15.

    7. A set of hair clips that'll dress up your mane, no matter how long it's been since you've gotten a trim. They range in style from glittery to minimal, making them perfect for every occasion (even if that occasion is just forgetting to wash your hair).

    A flatlay of the full set of clips on a colourful background
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    Get the 20-piece set on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    8. This nutrient-rich hair serum that'll help your locks grow in big and strong. Whether you're loving the short 'do or looking forward to growing it out, massaging this oil into your scalp will help boost blood flow and stimulate growth right from the roots.

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    Reviewers say it's a holy grail product for postpartum hair loss, too. You can also pair it with the thickening shampoo if you're looking to really max out the effects.

    Get it from SkinStore for $65 (also available in the original formula).

    9. This Living Proof dry shampoo that'll suck the oil and dirt right off your hair. It has a clean, refreshing scent that'll mask any second-day smells, and it makes a fantastic texturizer for short hair, too.

    A person holds a bottle of the dry shampoo against a leafy backdrop
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    It doesn't leave behind a white cast like other dry shampoos do — a blessing for brunettes like me! I love keeping a travel-sized bottle of this in my bag to refresh my hair after a long day, or to ~zhuzh~ up hat hair in the wintertime.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18+ (available in three sizes). Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    10. This apple cider vinegar leave-in treatment that'll protect your locks from UV damage and speed up drying time in the process. You won't need hot tools or a myriad brushes to see effects, either — reviewers say it gives their hair a huge volume boost even when they air dry!

    A bottle of the product on a water-covered surface
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    It's designed to be a primer for other products, but it'll play nice on its own, too.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $39. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    11. This knotted silk headband that'll dress up your pixie (no matter how long it's been since you shampooed or coloured). Unlike some headbands, this one is super gentle on your hair and won't chafe or damage your 'do. Plus, she cute!

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    Get it at SkinStore for $98.67 (available in two colours).

    12. This hydrating Aesop rose hair masque that'll make your tresses feel like they just spent a day at the spa. Packed inside the tube is so much goodness, it's bonkers: Rose petal extract, grape seed, and lavender work together to give your hair shine and hydration.

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    Plus, it tends to the oft-overlooked scalp, too.

    Get it at SkinStore for $47.19.

    13. A gentle shampoo that won't strip your mane of moisture if you're addicted to daily shampoos (it me). It’ll eliminate product buildup (courtesy of all the dusts, powders, and sprays) while chilling out irritated scalps in the process.

    A bottle of the shampoo on a mirrored surface next to several citrus fruits
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    Reviewers say it leaves their hair feeling smooth and super clean.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $32.

    14. This Ouai hair spritz that'll help you achieve that effortless bedhead look. It has a touch of hair spray, so your tousled mane will look fantastic all day long — and it's talc-free, so your hair will never look or feel chalky.

    A person holding up a bottle against a gallery wall of magazine covers
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    Did I mention it's scented with water lily, Italian bergamot, and musk?

    Get it at Sephora Canada for $34 (also available in a travel size).

    15. This Moroccanoil volumizing mist that'll lift your locks right at the root and keep them that way all day long. Reviewers love that it never leaves their hair looking greasy or feeling crunchy, either, so you can go longer between washes.

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    I used it before blow-drying to really get the most out of its volumizing magic.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.

    16. A bottle of sprayable powder that'll give you the hold you need to take your pixie to the ~next level~. It won't weigh down your hair and the small nozzle means you can dust it right where you need it (like at your roots).

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    "I don't love wearing hair products — they usually make my hair either gummy, or it's so light that by the time I get to work, my hair is flat as though I haven't done anything to it. Then I was at the barber and they used this stuff on it: Schwarzkopf Osis+ Session Label Powder Cloud. It's literally a powder that sprays onto your hair and gives it some crazy long hold. It doesn't make my hair gummy and feels light as air, but it also holds for a long time. It's also pretty inexpensive, especially for something salon-grade." —Kyle Richmond

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.67.

    17. This recovery shampoo that'll infuse keratin into your locks to help repair past damage. Thanks to a bunch of healing ingredients, like vitamin C, hydrolized quinoa, and baobab extract, it'll keep your mane in tip-top condition, whatever length it's at.

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    The brand recommends cutting it with a smidge of water to max out its benefits, which means one bottle will last you a looooong time.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $22+ (available in three sizes).

    18. A bottle of scented hair mist that'll make your strands smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers. Sometimes a quick spritz of a decadent scent is all you need — and this combo of zesty grapefruit and jasmine DELIVERS.

    A vanity counter with four differently-scented of hair fragrance
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    It's formulated to release the smell every time you move, too! *dramatically flips hair*

    Get it at Sephora Canada for $45 (other scents available here). Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    19. This sea salt spray that'll amp up your pixie's natural texture (and make it smell frickin' amazing, too!). It has a magical ability to deliver revivable style — which mean you can tousle and style a million different times, without needing to do the whole wash-and-dry thing.

    A flatlay of several bottles of the sea salt mist
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    Unlike the salt sprays of the early 2000s, reviewers say this one never feels crunchy or tacky. It's infused with aloe vera that'll make every hair type feel touchable and soft.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $26.50. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    20. And finally, this clarifying shampoo that'll gently lift any product buildup from your hair. Instead of synthetic soaps and cleansers, it relies on the detoxifying power of charcoal to keep your pixie from looking dull or weighed down.

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    Pair it with the matching conditioner to help hydrate crispy, damaged hair.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $34.

    You as the compliments roll in:


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