30 Wonderful Things To Put In And On Your Hair

30 Wonderful Things To Put In And On Your Hair

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*ringing a bell in town square* HEAR YE HEAR YE! Gather round and listen as I explain the wonders of this miracle hair treatment. This is the best thing I have ever bought for my dry, dry hair. I use it after shampoo and before conditioner (I left it sit for about five minutes per shower) and the results are staggering. My hair is so much more manageable and silky now. This works so much better than waaayy more expensive hair masks that I’ve tried. I seriously never want to ever be without it ever again.

Get it from Amazon for $7.97.


A big pack of headbands in a variety of styles sure to appeal to even the pickiest of headband wearers.

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Some styles include: velvet, pearl-dotted, metallic, matte, and more. You can get a six pack or just one of some styles.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99–$9.99.


A dry shampoo powder to turn up the volume on flat hair in between washings.

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Promising review: “It really works! I usually get oily hair on my second day and my bangs stick to my forehead. This PonPon Powder keeps my hair dry and fresh, it creates a natural volume to my hair, and it lasts all day!” —Code

Get it from Amazon for $19.49.


A coconut cowash for people who are looking for MOISTURE and want to avoid the oil-stripping pains that come with traditional shampoos.

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A cowash is basically a cleaning conditioner so you can skip the shampoo entirely. Just wet your hair, add a good dollop, and comb out with a wide tooth comb. Cowashes are best for people with thick, dry, or curly hair. This particular one is made with tangerine, coconut oil, and castor oil to cleanse and moisturize without stripping natural oils. Read more about this cowash.

Promising review: “This is one of the best products I EVER used for my natural hair. I have 4C thick, natural hair. I hate using shampoos because they dry out my hair and leave it dull and tangled after I wash it. Then I tried this cowash and it’s the best cowash I ever used! My hair stays moisturized and soft after using it. Plus, it doesn’t strip my hair! It really gets the job done and has great natural ingredients. The jar is big so it will last for a while (I wash my hair every other week and I still have a good amount). This has become a staple item for my hair regimen.” —Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (or three for $23.97).


A detangling brush that can take on any knot, no matter how matted and scary it looks.

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Promising review: “Holy moly this brush has brought me so much relief and ENDED the power struggle of brushing my toddler’s curly mop!! I always felt horrible for putting her through pain by combing out her tangles (with a comb and detangle spray). But I didn’t want her hair turning into knots. I would either hold her down, with her crying, or I would chase her around the house. I would be super frustrated. Enter this brush. She saw the bright pink color and immediately started BRUSHING HER OWN HAIR. PEOPLE. SHE IS A YEAR AND A HALF OLD. Then she went to each family member to brush OUR hair. When I tried brushing her hair with it, SHE LET ME. And the brush did not hurt her! The brushing process went so fast, no fighting!! Then I get a very kind, personalized follow up email from the company, checking in to see if I am satisfied with the product. How cool is that?! Yeah, I’ve already recommended to many friends this brush, and I plan on making a Facebook status update about it!” —Kat Negrete

Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (available in two colors).


A diffuser hair dryer attachment perfect for people with curly or wavy hair.


The device fits on the nozzle of most hair dryers. It helps volumize and perserve the natural texture of your hair, so you can keep your curls bouncy and frizz-free.

Promising review: “FINALLY!! A diffuser that actually fits AND stays on! This design is genius! There are two buttons on the side that release a clasp which allows the diffuser to adjust to different size hair dryers. Thanks to my hair dryer and this diffuser my shoulder length (medium thickness) hair dries lickity-split with body galore!” —MICHELLE L KELLY

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

Check out all of our picks for the best hair dryer on BuzzFeed Reviews!


A scalp detox solution made with apple cider vinegar and witch hazel to refresh your scalp. It’s like they say: An apple cider vinegar treatment a day* keeps the dandruff away.


This is better used twice a week or less because it’s a little drying. Just pour it on your scalp, leave it five or so minutes, and then rinse out. It smells good, has a nice tingling sensation, and leaves your scalp FRESH AND CLEAN.

Get it from Walmart for $9.98.


A pack of bendy foam curling rods for a traditional way to get awesome curls without the pain of hard plastic rollers.

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Promising review: “I love it: The longer you leave them on, the tighter the curl. I have very straight hair and these have curled my hair without using a heating tool, I highly recommend it.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $9.99.

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Promising review: “This product is terrific! I have thinning, straight hair. I used this product once and it made my hair look and feel thicker! I do NOT have any affiliation with this product. This is my own testimony. Also, I’m allergic to many ‘thickening’ products but I had not hives/rashes with BOLDIFY! I highly recommend this product to any person who wants their thinning hair to look fuller!” —J

Get it from Amazon for $22.94.


An absorbent microfiber towel that dries your hair quickly while being super gentle and non-damaging.


Promising review: “My medium-length, fine, and wavy hair clings to water. It takes ages for my hair to air dry on its own, and I don’t like using blow dryers or other hot tools. This towel dries my hair quickly, and there’s noticeably less frizz compared to a regular towel. I can also wrap the towel into a turban, which is remarkable because I have a fairly large head for a woman (no kidding, my graduation cap wouldn’t fit on my head, and it just had to be pinned in place). Summary: This towel is at the top of my list for beauty purchases, no question.” —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two colors).

See BuzzFeed’s full review of this awesome towel.


A biotin shampoo meant to stimulate hair growth so you can get back all the strands you pulled out after this stressful (and tbh, aggravating) season of Game of Thrones.

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This has nutrient-rich botanicals like B5, zinc, and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores so your hair can actually grow uninhibited.

Promising review: “I saw this on a BuzzFeed post and figured it was worth a shot and it is. For several years now, I have had thinning near the front of my hairline and a balding spot forming over my left temple/forehead region. No new growth in years. I have used this shampoo for one week and I have little stubble there now and I swear it feels like new growth! It’s crazy. I had been hopeful but this is really fast. I even made my husband feel that balding spot to make sure I wasn’t imagining it and he confirmed it. I have changed nothing else in my routine, only adding this shampoo. In addition, I have had dermatitis on my scalp for years, which I’m pretty sure contributed to the hair loss. I haven’t had itching or flaking since I started using this.” —Amber Copeland

Get it from Amazon for $18.57 (available in four sizes).


Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $11.45.

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Coconut oil is great for cooking and hair care. It nourishes and moisturizes, so you can get a silky ‘do after just a few applications.

Promising review: “I use this coconut oil as a sealant (to lock in moisture) on my type 4A hair (Afro textured coily). It adds life to my hair by keeping it strong, thick, and long.” —Pinkstar

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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Promising review: “This is hands down the most beautiful dark green I have ever used. It’s very deep and pigmented and the color lasted about a month! The amount of compliments I got on it helped secure it’s place as number one in my heart.” —Hannah

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 20 colors).


A purple brush meant for massaging your scalp to help evenly distribute shampoo and get it all out of your hair, so there’ll be less itching and dandruff.

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It has a tiny hook on the back so you can slip it over your fingers and get to work.

Promising review: “Only after a week in, my scalp and hair are noticeably better and continue to improve. I have a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis and would randomly get red welts with scaly/dandruff-like patches on my scalp especially around the hairline. I also had a pretty itchy scalp. It appears it may have been caused by not rinsing my hair properly and allowing bacteria to grow on my scalp. Enter the shampoo brush. The brush helps massage the scalp, distribute shampoo evenly, and most importantly, scrub away scales and left over shampoo.” —Daniel

Get it from Amazon for $2.19.


A reliable Carhartt beanie so you can stay warm and look cool.


With over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, you can’t go wrong.

Promising review: “I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now I’m back to buy it in more colors. It’s thick (because it’s a watch cap) but I wear it year round in Dallas or Chicago. It’s my favorite hat. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling it back without it falling off and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn’t lose is stretch after washing.” —CE.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 24 colors).


A box of Invisibobble hair ties that will keep your hair in place without pulling or damaging it.


Promising review: “I’ll never wear any other ponytail holder from now on! These work so well! My hair doesn’t break and I’m constantly wearing it in a bun. I was surprised how well these worked and held my hair tightly in place. The best part is that after a day they shrink back to the size they originally started as.” —Sarah

See our review of these hair ties (#1).

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.85 (see more colors here).


A super quick and super affordable hair mask you can add to your hair and let sit while you attend to your other shower-related chores.


This one is cool because it comes in small jars so you can try it out before investing in a larger one. There are no silicones, parabens, or artificial colorants.

Promising review: “First off I’m natural type 4B 4C and my hair LOVES this stuff. I use it as my cream in my LCO method. I also use it as a mask treatment using a conditioning cap. Leaves my hair soft, frizz free, and tangle free. Will definitely be purchasing again.” —SHELBIE BOONE

Get it from Amazon for $2.82+ (available in six scents and two sizes).


An argan oil hair serum with vitamin E and aloe vera for shine, because your hair deserves proper nutrition too!

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Promising review: “I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I’m very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium length hair.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A bottle of the super popular Ghost Oil from Verb — a lightweight oil that you won’t even notice is there, but still manages to nourish dry hair from roots to ends. 👻


Promising review: “I love this oil. I have bleached my hair to the point where it’s very dry. It’s not too broken, but very dry. I used this only a few times but I’m in love with it. I use three to four drops for my medium thin hair and it’s so lightweight and hydrating. I cant believe the difference in my hair. I use the Moroccanoil hair mask twice a week and this almost daily, my hair is so soft and touchable, I could not be happier with this product.” —AshleyKa

Get it from Sephora or Amazon for $16.


A dandruff shampoo to relieve you of horrible itching and flaking. Welcome black back into your wardrobe!

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Promising review: “MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, 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 of 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 $14.15.


A bleach powder that smells like lilacs and lifts all the color out of your hair, so you can start having all the fun that blondes are reportedly having.

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Personally, I always recommend going to a professional to safely bleach your hair, but if you have the confidence to do it at home, go for it! Reviewers recommend using this with the brand’s developer.

Promising review: “Excellent product when used with the clear developer. It doesn’t have an offensive smell and I love that it is gentle on my scalp. My roots were dark and they lifted without brassiness. Definitely recommend.” —cangrilady

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.


A wide brim felt hat to make you look pulled together even on days you’re definitely not.

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Promising review: “What a great hat this is! It makes a great dress hat and it goes well with my shirts and ties. Very dressy and makes me look really good.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $53.95+ (available in 13 styles).

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Promising review: “I love this stuff. I have crazy combination hair with sections from 4A to 4C. I’ve been natural for more than 20 years, and this is the absolute best leave-in I’ve ever used. My hair’s pretty long (mid-back bra-strap), and this gives supreme curl definition, bounce, shine, and that smooth-as-silk texture we all want in our curls. I cannot recommend this highly enough!” —Readsalot

Get it from Amazon for $11.38.


A prewash spray to protect your hair from being assaulted in the shower from water and shampoo. Consider this your hair’s armor before going into battle.


This formula includes coconut oil, cysteine, keratin, avocado oil, aloe extract, panthenol, and niacin. It’s designed to help protect your hair when it’s most vulnerable: wet and getting beat up in the shower.

Promising review: “A pre-wash for your hair! WTH? Sounds weird but it has become necessary for my hair routine! I spray this throughout my hair before stepping foot in the shower, and put my hair in bun. After doing my shower thing and letting the prewash set in, I then wet my hair and shampoo. Using this prewash to help fight dehydration (which causes frizz) has helped my thirsty locks immensely! It also has a very nice, almost non existent, smell.” —JenBun24

Get it from Sephora for $29.


A bottle of hair oil capsules chock-full of vitamin B5 and keratin so you can properly hydrate your hair, even on the go.


They’re cruelty-free and the capsules are biodegradable!

Promising review: “I have very straight hair and thin hair so I have to be very careful when using certain products, because they might make my hair very greasy. I wanted this particular product because of the amazing-sounding hair nutrients in it. I also think the packaging is super cute. At first, I was afraid that this would make my hair a greasy mess but let me tell you, I threw caution out the window after I used this for the first time. Miraculously, it did not make my hair weighed down or greasy. In fact, it was like it doubled in volume and shine, literally like magic. Plus the scent is absolutely heavenly. I have been using this for about once a week and my hair has been thicker, healthier, shinier, softer, and best of all it has been shedding less!” —Lauren

Get a bottle of 30 capsules from Amazon for $23.95.


And a tube of IGX’s Mistress, a truly revolutionary hydrating hair balm that will have you saying “is that really MY hair?”


I use this on my hair’s ends and WOW! It really works. It keeps my hair from poofing up and makes it feel super soft, especially when I’m blow-drying it. You just need a dime’s worth, so it lasts for a long time.

Get it from Sephora for $29.

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