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A fan-favorite Wet Brush that’ll detangle even the most unruly hair, and it won’t rip out your entire scalp while doing so! The flexible bristles glide through your hair rather than pull at it.

Promising review: “Oh praise all the spiritual beings, because I have finally found a hairbrush 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.” —Lissa K.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.29 (available in three color combos).



An anti-dandruff shampoo, because these aren’t the snowflakes we’re looking forward to this winter! The weather is getting drier, so pick up a bottle of this to help your scalp repair.

This shampoo is made with ketoconazole 1%, which is an ingredient that adheres to your hair’s proteins to kill off any dandruff. Wow, science, we owe you.

Promising review: “MIRACLE PRODUCT!!! If you have dandruff, flaky scalp, scabs, etc…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.



A set of clip-on bangs, because you know you’ve wondered what you’d look like with them. We all have! Now’s your chance to see what you’d look like without making it permanent.

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 it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 23 colors).

Promising review: “I’m not sure what I’d do without my Frizz Ease. It smooths out my unruly hair, leaving it manageable but not heavy, sticky, or weighed down. My hair actually looks good when I use this product.” —Dana

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three styles).



A bottle of hair-building fibers to help cover balding spots while you’re still trying to grow hair in.

They’re sweat-, wind-, and rain-resistant but come out in your next shampoo. Just shake into the thinning area and pat your hair to disperse.

Promising review: “I was hesitant to try this, and I’m hoping my review will help someone else who feels the same way. I have alopecia areata, which causes circles or ovals of hair to fall out all at once. You can see in the pictures that a large patch is starting to grow in but is still extremely sparse. The hair fibers are a godsend. I use the dark brown with the spray applicator. You’d be able to see if you got up close to look, and it works better where there’s some hair than in areas that are completely bare, but even on bare patches, it’s much better. I would definitely recommend this for anyone, any age, with thinning hair or bald patches.” —Wilson

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in four sizes and in nine colors).



A Denman cushion brush with nylon bristles that’ll detangle your hair without pulling too hard on your roots.

Promising review: “This brush works wonders! I really think it works for all types of hair. I recommend! My hair is naturally curly, but this brush made the curls a lot more defined.” —Chrissy

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.



A Bed Head waver that’ll be like the opposite of your flat iron, giving you tousled, crimped, loose, or defined curls and waves. It’s made with adjustable tourmaline ceramic plates (that heat up to 400 degrees!) so you can get a variety of styles — all by using one tool.

It comes on a swiveling cord so you can twist it to reach every strand of hair without getting tangled up, *and* auto shuts off so you can leave the house for the day without panicking.

Promising review: “I love the speed with which I can do my hair with this waver. Using a traditional curling iron takes me much longer and often gives my hair that overstyled, helmet head look. This gives me loose beach waves that look just messy enough to come across as natural. I have short hair, and it’s great for my length. I highly recommend.” —BeckyfromBama

Get it from Amazon for $38.99.



A bottle of It’s a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer with tough, all-day hold so the time you spent perfecting your favorite hairstyle won’t be lost during the day.

Promising review: “Wow, I love this product! Even my husband noticed and said, ‘Your hair has more body!’ It keeps my style and adds body and volume. I spray it in my hair when damp, blow-dry, and then put it in a bun overnight. It comes out curly and holds the curl all day! My hair is completely straight without it.” —Denise

Get it from Amazon for $13.29.



A set of clip-on hair extensions that’ll feel and look so much like the real deal, you might even forget you have them in.

Promising review: “OMG! If I could rate this higher, I would! Buy it now; you won’t regret it. Especially for such an incredible price! I bought it for a costume for Halloween, but it’s nice-enough quality to use for date nights or whatever! I have used clip-in extensions for 10 years and have never gone synthetic until now, and I am amazed.”—Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes and 24 colors).

Find out more about this hair extension product in a more in-depth BuzzFeed post.



A John Frieda hot-air brush perfect for anyone who loves a blown-out look but doesn’t have time or $$$ for the salon. Drying your hair with a round brush plus a blow-dryer 👏is 👏a 👏myth. This tool does it all in one!

One editor who loves this brush wrote, “It has two heat settings (plus a cool setting to set your style) AND ***ionic power*** to reduce frizz and add massive shine. And it has ceramic coating to reduce heat damage to your hair. … I friggin’ love this brush. … All you need to do is section your hair out, depending on how thick it is, and roll it under your hair just like you would a regular round brush — but because it releases hot air, there’s NO NEED FOR A HAIR DRYER! Truly easy. And you get better results than with a flat iron, because you’re lifting and brushing out the hair rather than just pressing it flat.” Read her full review of the John Frieda hot-air brush for more!

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch sizes).



An anti-dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole 1% to keep those pesky flakes and that itchy scalp at bay.

FWIW: This formula is safe to use on color-treated, chemically processed, and gray hair.

Promising review: “Nothing else clears things up faster than Nizoral. When you have a flake emergency, more often than not, it’s a yeast overgrowth, so you have to make your head inhospitable for those suckers by removing dead skin and oil and killing the fungus. Ketoconazole is what you use when you don’t have time to screw around with Head & Shoulders, and in fact, in dire emergencies, your doctor or dermatologist can prescribe Nizoral in 2% prescription strength. But 1% helps for daily or weekly use — as long as you’ve got things mostly under control.” —Replicant

Get it from Amazon for $8.14+ (available in two sizes).



A pack of 42 twist-flex rods for anyone trying to get curls in the easiest way possible. Just fall asleep with them in and wake up. It’s that easy!

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 them from Amazon for $11.86 (available in two sizes).



A tapered, ceramic Remington Pro curling wand that might as well have come from Ollivanders, because you can curl your hair so effortlessly — without the traditional curl clamp — and make it feel like straight-up magic.

Promising review: “I’m one of those people who just suck at curling their hair. I tried numerous times to curl my hair with a curling iron, but I can never get it right. I love this wand! I literally feel like a pro curling my hair, and it took less than 10 minutes! It used to take forever with those darn curling irons. Never again! Seriously, though, this is a must-have for all.” —em_b_sd

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

Learn more about the curling wand in our closer look!



An HSI Professional hair straightener with a 6-foot, 360-degree swivel cord to straighten, flip, or curl your hair.

The set includes a glove, pouch, and travel-size argan oil that you can use as a leave-in hair treatment to prevent heat damage.

Promising review: “This is the holy grail, guys. They’ve done it. They’ve made a flat iron that can control the beast. Ten times better than my other iron, and I can get my hair done in about 20 minutes now!” —Tiffany

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.



A bottle of 100% pure, hexane-free castor oil made with rich vitamins and fatty acids to help repair, grow, and maintain damaged hair. It can also be used for skin, eyelash, and nail health.

Promising review: “I had an allergy in my scalp 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try a hair growing product to bring my hair back. I read online and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growth, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews and the ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. My hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.94.



A bottle of Fanola No Yellow shampoo for anyone with orange undertones they want out of their life. The violet pigment in this shampoo will get rid of unwanted yellow hues on gray, light-blonde, or streaked hair.

Promising review: “Stop searching and buy this! I purchased this purple shampoo on a whim after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article. THIS SHAMPOO, let me tell you, has pulled any and every unwanted orange color from my hair. The shampoo is PURPLE, almost black. It reeks to high heaven, but so do most toners and glazes a salon would put on, so it’s really not an issue to me. I use it once a week and leave it on for about five minutes while I shave in the shower, and it does its job. Within two weeks, it pulled all the orange brassiness from my hair, and it has left me with a wintery icy blonde that I never thought my hair could be. I love it so much and don’t know what state of pumpkin I would be without this shampoo.” —Lenna K.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight sizes).

Read more about this product in our closer look!



A John Frieda lightening spray that’ll treat your hair with a blend of citrus and chamomile to gradually lighten it up to two shades.

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 thousands…so 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 $5.94.



A scalp-massaging shampoo brush to maximize your next hair wash. Jonathan Van Ness is so proud.


Promising review: “This is amazing! Who knew that such a simple product could help me with my seborrheic dermatitis? I used to use apple cider vinegar on my scalp and would put a shower cap on at night, and would be able to get rid of my dandruff just using regular shampoo/conditioner the next morning. But that method started to become less effective, and anyone with this condition knows how heartbreaking it is when the scales come back on your scalp. I was stressing out, wondering how else I was going to manage my horrible dandruff, when I saw this nifty product and figured I’d give it a shot. So glad I did! I can use my normal shampoo/conditioner still, and my scalp is SO much better! And I don’t have to wear an annoying shower cap at night anymore. So, so, so thankful!” —Jennifer

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

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


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