31 Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Avoid Having A Bad Hair Day Again

31 Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Avoid Having A Bad Hair Day Again

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It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner hydrates, detangles, and nourishes strands so that they’ll never be brittle or dry post-rinse. Simply spritz, comb, and go.


Promising review: “I have struggled with combing my hair out after washing it for years. It’s very fine, but thick, and I color it so it would still feel matted even with really good shampoo and conditioning products. Other detanglers helped very little. This stuff is amazing!” –KimmerinAZ

Price: $24.99


Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush helps dry and style hair with a single pass of the brush. It’s designed to smooth and volumize strands without over-heating them.


Promising review: “I was so skeptical about this thing to start with. I just knew there was no way it would style my hair like its advertised to do. I have naturally curly, thick hair. When I use a normal hair dryer my hair turns into a tumbleweed. I got this for Christmas (yesterday) and I tried it today and I am BLOWN AWAY. I sectioned my hair off and dried it and it literally took 25 minutes MAX. That’s drying AND styling. Normally drying my hair takes at least 30 mins and straightening my hair takes a good 35 mins. THIS DID EVERYTHING IN 25 MINUTES. I’m obsessed. My hair is bouncy and shiny and smooth. 10/10 recommend.” –kate

Price: $35.65-$49.88 (available in purple and black)


Head and Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Daily-Use Anti-Dandruff Shampoo balances the scalp deep down to help hydrate the hair and prevent flakes overall. Bonus: It leaves strands feeling soft and smelling heavenly after every rinse.


Promising review: “I have psoriasis and this almond oil shampoo is the BEST shampoo I’ve ever used. It is fantastic as a body wash as well, as it moistens skin without clogging any pores. I can’t recommend it more highly.” –Dino

Price: $9.94


Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner moisturizes even the driest strands in just three minutes flat. It’s made with jojoba and avocado oils (and without parabens), so it’s nourishing, too.


Promising review: “I am African American and my natural hair is frizzy thick and curly. I use this while I shower, rinse it out (not completely), apply my styling products, and it keeps my hair conditioned. Love this product it does what it says it will do…..moisturize!” –MzDom

Price: $5.47-$6.60


Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist absorbs oil, volumizes roots, and makes hair look fresh without having to hop into the shower for a classic lather-and-rinse. You’ll never find my mom without one of the pink cans in her hair arsenal.


Promising review: “I have tried every single dry shampoo on the market…from powder to spray cans, etc. I have tried expensive and cheap. I use dry shampoo almost daily and I have to say this is hands down my favorite!! It has a fantastic clean scent that smells and feels like you actually washed your hair. Even in my dark roots, I don’t get a white cast from this dry shampoo either — which is another huge factor for me. The size is another: This can is BIG; five ounces last a really long time and is a great value. This product also gives my hair volume and shine — I have never used anything like it. I was sent this dry shampoo to test and review because I use dry shampoo’s so often. I have to say I will be picking up several cans of this dry shampoo because it’s a winner all around, the best I have EVER used!!” –LoveAlwaysMakeup

Price: $11.99


Pureology Hydrate Shampoo And Conditioner hydrates and conditions hair without stripping it of any color. That’s because it’s made without salts or sulfates, and is specifically formulated with an anti-fade complex.


Promising review: “Love this shampoo and conditioner, best I have ever used and is great for colored treated hair!!! Better yet, the set from Walmart is the best price—I got both for a little more than what I pay for just one at Ulta.” –Ellie

Price: $39.99


Promising review: “I was previously using a product at Sally’s that was twice the price yet nowhere near as effective as this one. I went from having black hair to blonde which was a torturous process. My hair was so frail and damaged… This isn’t a miracle product but it is the best out of the 10 or so products I experimented with and I am so content with the value of this product. Every time I use this product my hair improves. I’ve been using it as an overnight mask and washing it out every morning. The only advice I’d give is to make sure you wash it out well or it leaves a gross residue/texture.” —Taralynnmc

Price: $5.97


Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo pumps the product into your hand so you don’t have to fumble with a finicky lid in the shower. Beyond the design, it’s made with keratin repair actives to help reverse damage and prevent more from occurring. In other words, um, yes, please.


Promising review: “My husband and I both use a few high-end brand shampoos. I was visiting with a friend about a year ago that had this product in her shower. I tried it and loved how nice it smelled and how well it made my hair feel clean and shiny. Now, my husband and I will only use this product when we wash our hair. It is easy on our hair, smells clean, and our hair feels soft.” –EMS27

Price: $6.98


John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner makes combing hair fresh out of the shower easier than ever. My mom, sister, and I have used this detangler for the past 12 years and, trust, it’s simply the best.


Promising review: “My four-year-old has long hair and brushing it is a nightmare. We recently went on vacation to an indoor water park. Her hair was in a million knots when we got home. I picked this up at the recommendation of another mom and used it tonight. No screaming and crying. I couldn’t believe it and it left her hair so soft. We love the product and are now calling it PURPLE BOTTLE MAGIC POTION because it works!” –Mommaof2

Price: $7.47


Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo hydrates and smooths hair with a combo of rose hips and jojoba extracts. It’s made without silicones or mineral oil and is color-safe and pH balanced, which means it won’t mess with your scalp or skin.


Promising review: “I have been using this shampoo since I was 20 (I am 41 now). At the beginning, I could buy it in Colombia (where I am from), but in the last five to six years, they just didn’t sell the product in Colombia anymore and I started my own import. I travel a lot because of my job, and I have tried to change the product for another one I can find everywhere, but no matter the brand or the price, I always miss my shampoo… the smell… the softness… the shine of my hair… it is the best!!” –Cmsandovalh

Price: $7.23


Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo hydrates hair like no other — all without weighing it down or making it look greasy. Take it from someone who has been obsessed with this formula since high school: You simply can’t go wrong with this shampoo ~or~ any of the products in the line (and my sister seconds that).


Promising review: “I LOVE this product! I hadn’t cut my hair in over a year, and it was starting to get frizzy and dry and the ends looked really bad. I used a lot of products to try to get my hair back to its normal texture and this was my last resort before getting the ends chopped off. There was an IMMEDIATE improvement in the amount of frizz, and it made my hair less dry and made it much more shiny. I highly recommend this product for thin straight/wavy hair (that’s my hair type) — I can’t vouch for other textures, though I believe it would be worth a try because it improved my hair dramatically (to the point when even my 11-year-old brother noticed a difference).” –HopeThisHelps

Price: $6.52


Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron creates long-lasting curls without frying your hair (thanks to its range of heat settings). Plus, the smooth barrel lets you use it as a curling wand or iron, so if you’re not quite used to curling without a tong, this is a great in-between choice.


Promising review: “I love this curling iron! Very sleek and professional looking with the black and gold. Easy to use with the heat dial, handle, and tip. Heats up quickly and easy to create any type of curl from wavy to very tight curls. Used this on my and my daughter’s coarse hair and it did the job!” –WiGal608

$35.96-$39.99 (available in four sizes)


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Conditioner caters specifically to long, damaged hair. If you’ve been trying to grow your hair out only to forever be burdened and slowed down by split ends, this conditioner will help.


Promising review: “I have long hair and this Dream Lengths Conditioner is great for detangling. I use it with the Elvive Dream Length Shampoo and it’s a perfect combination. It smells great, makes my hair smooth and strong, prevents my hair from breaking up, and makes my split ends are less visible. I got a chance to try it and after that, I’ve already purchased it and it’s worth it! I am loving it. I use hair straighteners often which causes hair to be brittle, and from the time I started using this conditioner, along with the Dream Lengths Shampoo, my hair feels so much better… soft, bouncy, and full of life.” –Divyashri

Prive: $3.97


Revlon 1875W Compact Travel Hair Dryer makes sure you can dry and style your strands from anywhere without taking up too much valuable luggage space. The compact design is lightweight and comes with a cool shot button to perfect DIY blowouts on the go.


Promising review: “This low-cost hairdryer gives enough power and does the job very well. I have purchased others at a higher price, this one is just as good if not better.” –Gregory

Price: $8.24-$10.97 (available in black and white)


Unite 7Seconds Condition Leave-In Detangler Hairspray nourishes strands from roots to ends, protects against heat damage, prevents frizz, and strengthens overall. In other words, if your hair isn’t feeling up to snuff, this best-selling spray deserves a spot in your haircare routine.


Promising review: “This stuff is magic. Pricey, but absolutely magical for tangles. I use it on my four-year-old’s hair and no more tears and struggles. We call it ‘magic spray.'” –Alicia k

Price: $22


TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo diminishes frizz, detangles knots, adds shine, enhances softness, and hydrates hair as a whole. So, if you’ve been struggling with flyaways, this first-step hair hero deserves a spot in your shower.


Promising review: “I just bought this shampoo after researching the best drug store shampoo. And I can say they weren’t lying. Just one wash and I could tell a HUGE difference. My hair was soft before even rinsing. After rinsing, it was even softer. I’ve always used Paul Mitchel, Redken, Matrix, and other name-brand stuff but this product surpasses all of those brands with flying colors.” –Soldontresemme

Price: $4.94


Suave Professionals Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner works wonders for natural hair. It deeply moisturizes hair from roots to ends, repairing damage in its wake and preventing more from setting in.


Promising review: “My hair was so damaged and dry from ironing it every day and dyeing it. I decided to try this product recently and it left my hair feeling smooth and hydrated. I applied it right after the shower before bed. After waking up, my hair was so soft and not frizzy (I have wavy, semi-curly hair). I didn’t feel the need to iron it and it left my hair looking like I just walked out of a salon. Also, my curls look beautiful!” –cindymre

Price: $4.99


Goody Ouchless Forever Black Hair Elastics keep hair held back without ever painfully pulling ~or~ falling out mid-workout. If your go-to hair tie constantly breaks or falls out, I personally promise you’ll fall head over heels for these game-changing elastics.


Promising review: “I wear my hair in some kind of ponytail/bun all the time (its just something I got use to) and I would go through at least one or two hair ties maybe every month or so. With this one? I’ve had it at least several months now, I’m still on the first one off the pack and it still shows no sign of wear and tear. It’s put up with a lot and it still holds my hair like it’s brand new.” –Pugs

Price: $3.98


Promising review: “This stuff is the real deal! Dove is a favorite for deodorant and soap, but I’d never had the opportunity to try it before the Walmart Beauty Box. I have long, wavy, thick hair that doesn’t always play nice when it comes to oil. This product not only perfectly combat oil for my hair but it smelled amazing too! The scent is so lovely. I will definitely be purchasing the full size version as soon as I can.” –Memoriesx

Price: $4.88


Jason Restorative Biotin Shampoo cleanses and hydrates weak, brittle strands. Thanks to being made with vitamin B5 and biotin, it can help boost hair health and growth, too.


Promising review: At first I did not like this shampoo but after about a month I started seeing my hair become stronger and more resilient, even my hairstylist mentioned it. I have been using it for at least a year and will not go back to any other shampoo. Love the ingredients. It’s all good. –Rosanna

Price: $4.33


Devacurl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler makes curls look their bouncy best with a formula rich in coconut oil and jojoba oil. And since it’s also made with cornstarch, it helps calm flyaways and reduce frizz.


Promising review: “The Supercream coconut curl styler gives my hair so much volume and you only need to use a small amount. I would definitely recommend this to all curly head girls. This product did not weight my hair down at all and it feels super soft! :)” –twoolen

Price: $19.99


Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush detangles wet hair without ever painfully pulling or snagging ends. Once you use this brush, you’ll never go back.


Promising review: “I have a sensitive scalp and hair that gets tangled and knotted really easy so I’ve tried quite a few brushes trying to find one that doesn’t hurt as much. This brush is a miracle. This brush goes through and detangles my hair so easily and painlessly. I now won’t use any brush but a Wet Brush since it’s the best one I’ve ever used.” –Cas

Price: $8.94


Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Therapy Conditioner intensely hydrates fine and thinning hair to create the appearance of a thicker, more voluminous mane. Since it’s formulated with biotin, continued use of the conditioner can ~actually~ lead to thicker-feeling strands.


Promising review: “It leaves my hair feeling soft. My hair looks thicker/fuller and it smells great too. I would definitely recommend it.” –Aranel

Price: $11.86


Remington Pro Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand creates everything from natural-looking waves to tight curls without the chance of crimping ends. The barrel has a ceramic coating that evenly heats hair to ensure that the waves will last for hours on end.


Promising review: “I’ve always used a traditional curling iron with a clip, until now. I’ve seen that the wand styles were catching on and more and more people were using them. I was nervous because I thought it would be difficult to get used to not having a clip and wrapping the hair with my hand. I got the smaller wand and it makes nice tight spiral looking curls. The curls stay all day and into the next day and that’s never happened for me with traditional curling irons. Normally if I start the night/day off with a tight spiral, within four or five hours my hair is huge loose curls or waves. With this curling iron, it loosens only SLIGHTLY and is still a nice curl even the next morning. I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for spiral curls that last! I think the larger wand would be better though if you are looking for more of a loose curl/wave.” –TabbyP

Price: $23.99 (available in two sizes)


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask repairs heat- and color-damaged hair by infusing it with wheat protein and ceramides. Simply massage it in, listen to your favorite podcast, rinse it out, and say hello to happy, healthy, hydrated hair.


Promising review: “I am really abusive to my hair, often going from blonde to brunette, and then back again. I’ve been doing the whole ombré thing for a bit now and my ends were very dry. I decided I wanted to brighten my look up again and did a full highlight leaving my hair dry, dull and very unhappy. I used this repair mask one time and I was amazed! I used it for the five minutes and couldn’t believe how soft and silky my hair felt. The next time I washed my hair I left it on for a full hour and was just as satisfied. My hair feels soft and silky and doesn’t look dry or damaged at all! I will definitely continue to use this product. Great job L’Oréal!!” –KMyles

Price: $5.99


Andis Multi-temperature High Heat Ceramic Flat Iron straightens and smooths strands without damaging them with excess heat. It has 20 heat settings so you can find the perfect one for your hair type.


Promising review: “I’ve been using the same Andis flat iron since 2007. I have moved 5x since then and yes, my flat iron is still with me. I am African American with very coarse (natural) hair, which I believe they call 4c, and this flat iron works wonders. My mom has a Revlon flat iron and it doesn’t heat up enough for her relaxed hair. I use my flat iron and she’s walking around moving her head from side to side just so her hair bounces with each movement as if she’s doing a hair commercial. If you pair your Andis flat iron with Silk Elements Heat Protector spray, my hair looks as straight as weave. I’ve had the comments where my friends would tell me that if they didn’t see me flat iron my hair with their own eyes; they would think I had a wig on or “tracks” in. I love the way my flat iron has the dial to be able to close the flat iron for easier storage. I loved this flat iron so much that I also have the 1 1/2″ and the 1/2″. This same 1″ iron that I have has been dropped by niece several times and STILL works the same as when I bought it. ABSOLUTELY love this product!!” –Silky1

Price: $16.83


Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Anti-Humidity Spray smooths strands and prevents against flyaways and frizz. Best of all, the results last up to 72 hours, making it a particular must during the warmer, more humid months of the year.


Promising review: “I purchased this product after hearing Hoda Kotb speak about it. I used it and the results were phenomenal for me. I shampooed conditioned and applied Wow Dreamcoat hairspray as directed. I have used it two times in my natural AA hair and all I can say is, wow. The product straightened my hair and makes it fluffy and shiny. I am so happy that I discovered it and am wondering what will I do with all the other products that I have purchased unnecessarily. LOL.” –kkmichio

Price: $21.50


Kenra Volume Hairspray creates volume and hold that lasts for up to 24 hours. It’s even said to empower hair to withstand strong gusts of wind — AKA a win in our book.


Promising review: “This spray holds my style without drying out my hair or making it stiff and unnatural-looking. It actually gives it more body even after combing it out. Kenra is my new go-to hair product for my fine, thin hair.” –AngelaRose

Price: $19.99


It’s A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer Hairspray detangles wet hair, decreases blow-drying time, and eliminates frizz with just a few spritzes. What’s more, it’s designed to protect against heat damage, so you never have to worry about your love of blowouts wreaking havoc on your mane.


Promising review: “Ladies seriously…this product rocks!! I’ve always had trouble with my flat roots. No worries anymore! Even second day hair still has volume at the roots! It’s not sticky and doesn’t flake. You can’t feel it in your hair at all once applied, but you’ll sure see the results! This is also less expensive than other root products that I’ve purchased. Such a great buy for the volume it delivers.” –Omsouthernbelle

Price: $14.20


SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Masque infuses hair with manuka honey, mafura oil, and fig extract to create stronger, healthier, frizz-free hair in five minutes flat. After your first use, you’ll want to use this mask every week for your very own at-home spa experience.


Promising review: “I absolutely love this product! I have tried so many hair masques and this is the ONLY one that has helped hydrate my damaged ends. I can’t really say it has helped define my curls but it makes my hair look so healthy and shiny! As I’ve said, I’ve tried many hair masques and I always find myself coming back to this one.” –Breanna

Price: $11.12

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