27 Products To Help Bring Lifeless Hair Back To Life08/21/2019
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1.Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Conditioner helps to replenish the health of your natural hair and create moisture retention to eliminate dry and brittle curls.
Promising review: “Omg this stuff is amazing!!!! literally woke my hair up! Before I couldn’t get my curls to snap back like they were… I had like a loose wave going on. I used this and just had curls all over even after washing it! Wish I had done a before and after photo.” —MariaMaria
Get it from Target for $11.29.
2.Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner detangles and deeply hydrates lifeless curl patterns and wavy hair.
Promising review: “I LOVE this leave-in conditioner. I have noticed a huge difference in my hair since I have been using this. My hair is fine and very curly. My routine is in the shower, using the wide tooth comb in the shower, microfiber towel to dry, put the Kinky-curly in and then Garnier curl scrunch. I have been getting compliments on my hair ever since I started using this. I love it so much. Will definitely be buying all of the time. The best part is you only need a dime size so it will last a long time!” —Alexis
Get it from Amazon for $11.84.
3.UltraSwim Dynamic Duo Repair Shampoo and Conditioner contains vitamin E and aloe vera to repair, replenish, and nourish your dry, chlorine pool hair after swimming.
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Promising review: “I can no longer find this shampoo locally so I was happy to find it on Amazon. I swim almost every day, and my hair gets really dry and brittle even though I wear a cap (there is not a cap made that will keep your hair 100% dry). This is especially true in the summer because sometimes it is just too hot to wear anything but a lycra cap, so my hair gets soaked in chlorine for about an hour. It really helps, and it also gets rid of the chlorine smell. I use it for body wash sometimes too. Unscented, which is perfect for me.” —maryquitecontrary
Get it from Amazon for $13.94 (available in seven pack size options).
4.Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask is a weekly deep conditioning treatment to replenish hydration and moisture to over-processed and brittle hair.
This is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, or phthalates.
Promising review: “This product changed my hair routine! It’s an absolute must for me! My hair is coarse/thick and by the end of the week, the ends get brittle and dry. I use this in the shower every Sunday and it adds moisture, softness, and shine back into my locks. It’s totally changed the way my hair feels throughout the week! LOVEEEE!” —Caybabe
Get it from Sephora for $36 (available in three sizes).
5.TGIN Miracle Repair Anti-Breakage Serum strengthens and rejuvenates your dry and frail hair with coconut, olive, argan, jojoba, and peach kernel oils.
This is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or petrolatum.
Promising review: “Love the feeling of my hair and so far it looks a lot better and healthy. Will tell all my friends to try this for their hair.” —HeatherHuff
Get it from Sally Beauty for $14.99 or Amazon for $14.99.
6.Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask is made of olive, meadowfoam, and sweet almond extracts for deeply penetrating the center of each hair strand for overall rehabilitation of damaged hair.
Promising review: “My hair is long and was looking dried out, with the ends starting to look ratty. My scalp was also itchy from the dry winter weather. I rubbed this into my scalp, then applied it to the rest of my hair, paying careful attention to the ends. I combed it through, then put a shower cap on, and let it soak in for about 15 minutes. My scalp feels so much better and isn’t itchy anymore. My hair now looks shiny and healthy and the ends look so much better. My hair is not weighed down or looking flat, limp, or oily. This conditioner works just as well as the expensive salon deep conditioning treatments, at a fraction of the price.” —Ravenhair
Get it from Amazon for $5.99.
7.CHI Curls Defined Aloe Vera Oil reduces the loss of moisture of dehydrated hair strands to keep them smooth, shiny, and bouncy — rain or shine.
Promising review: “I used this oil even when I have straight hair since I liked the concept of organic aloe vera oil, after the first use my hair feels so soft and my dry ends look more healthy. On the plus side, my hair looks like if I used the wand to make some nice waves. I really love this product!!! It’s amazing!!” —Sandra
Get it from Ulta for $25.
8.DryBar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist is a dry spray made with marula oil to leave your hair silky smooth after straightening.
This is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
Promising review: “This is the perfect heat protectant! Love it because I can apply it on dried hair, and it’s dry spray, non-sticky, and smells delicious!!! Most other heat protectants are to be used on damp hair, or if you use it on dried hair it makes the hair wet and sticky which I don’t appreciate at all. This spray, however, I can’t even feel in the hair. I can still easily brush through my hair the next day and don’t feel gross! I have medium length, fine and straight hair. It doesn’t weigh my hair down, and it’s doesn’t dry it up either! Yay!” —CC84
Get it from Sephora for $26.
9.Herstyler Hair Repair Serum smooths and hydrates dry and dead hair from the roots to the ends, thanks to a blend of aloe vera and argan oil.
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Promising review: “This the best hair styling/conditioning hair product so far! I apply it to towel-dried hair before blow-drying. I also apply it to ends on dry hair almost every day. I find that it protects my hair from heat and the flat iron. No split ends!! My hair now is silky and shiny.” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three pack sizes).
10.Tarte Cosmetics Limited-Edition Hair Goals Dry Shampoo lifts oil, dirt, and sweat out of your hair without weighing it down, or leaving white residue. And it boosts volume so you can have bouncy hair without having to wash it.
This product is vegan!
Promising review: “This is my holy grail dry shampoo! I have long, fine light blonde hair and this does not weigh my hair down or look powdery at all. It leaves my hair soft and fresh like I just showered that day! It even made my hair look nice and clean on a hot, humid day when I had been sweating. I don’t ever want to use another dry shampoo!” —Danielle B
Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $19.
11.IGK Beach Club Texture Spray is salt-free and will give your flat hair the voluminous beachy, wavy texture you’ve always wanted!
This is cruelty-free and vegan. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, or petrolatum.
Promising review: “I got this texture spray without ever hearing of this brand. I love this stuff! It smells awesome, gives me just enough texture, doesn’t weigh my hair down, and doesn’t make my hair look dirty. The look I am able to achieve is beachy waves. I am going to be a repeat customer with this.” —erinnnm
Get it from Sephora for $29.
12.Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil smooths frizz and adds shine so you’ll no longer have dull and wild hair. And you can use it on your body for an extra boost of moisture.
This product is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
Promising review: “I absolutely love this stuff for body and hair. The smell is amazing and I feel like it does wonders for split ends. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the scent already! I will definitely repurchase it.” —DelaneyJane
Get it from Sephora for $32.
13.Grow Gorgeous End Split Ends Leave-In Serum uses a lightweight blend of Amazonian oils to heal and repair broken hair follicles and split ends.
Promising review: “Like the title, this stuff actually works! I use heat on my hair every day and I would use this before applying heat to my wet hair and it would leave my ends super smooth! I ran out of it and didn’t use for about three weeks until I repurchased it and noticed how damaged my hair was because I stopped using this magic in a bottle! The smell is great too!” —CynthiaCali
Get it from Ulta for $16.97 (originally $23.99).
14.Love Beauty And Planet Hope and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner use coconut oil and ylang ylang flower oil to bring dead and damaged hair back to life.
They’re also cruelty-free!
Promising review: “So I have battled dandruff and combination hair my entire life. I’ve tried several different shampoos/conditioners, treatments, etc. nothing worked. I thought I’d try this just a shot in the dark. Not only is my hair softer and shinier than ever but also my scalp is calmer and WAY less flaky! Even after straightening my hair, it smells like I’m fresh out the shower and after a full day and a half, I’m not showing any signs of oiling at the scalp when usually after sleeping overnight, I’m in desperate need of dry shampoo. My hair smells like I’ve been living at the beach (with way fewer tourists). It’s seriously heaven in a bottle. I’m obsessed!!!” —Heather hundza
Get them from Amazon for $11.39 (available in four different types).
15.John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum smooths and eliminates that annoying frizz and gives your hair the TLC it deserves.
Promising review: “I have thin hair, and putting oil in it makes me beyond nervous. I had been applying to my hair while wet, which made it incredibly soft, but the summer humidity was a real struggle and the frizz was pretty bad after my hair dried even with polish in it. After nervously applying this polish to my dry hair, I found my hair smoothed and in no way oily! This was definitely a great buy and I use it often whether my hair is straightened or curled.” —Sarah
Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in three styles).
16.Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade hydrates your dry curls and controls frizz with a blend of shea butter, cocoa butter, and nettles. And it’s is great for type-4 curl patterns!
Promising review: “I am 60-years-old and have lived with tight, dry, frizzy hair all my life. I have tried everything and every product on the market. This product is exceptional. My hair has a beautiful and shiny curl with no frizz at all. It’s all natural, which I love. I’m buying more! For the price, try it!” —Deb
Get it from Amazon for $8.45.
17.And DevaCurl SuperCream is a coconut oil infused styler that’ll lengthen, shape, boost moisture, define, and smooth your natural curls when all hope is lost.
This product is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
Promising review: “I LOVE this cream. I use to use it as the last product on my dry hair, but I’ve recently started using it as the first product on my soaking-wet hair and WOW! More definition and soft curls. Curly girls, get this product. It’s so much more expensive in salons, so just try it! At this price, it’s too cheap to have anything to lose.” —Dana Jean
Get it from Amazon for $14.58 (available in three sizes).
18.SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Split End Balm works on natural and curly hair, reducing frizzy and ratty ends for a smooth and healthy look and feel!
Promising review: “I’m loving this hair balm! Ever since I used it on the ends of my hair it has improved! I haven’t trimmed my ends since March! My ends look very healthy and moisturized! I always put some on the ends of my braids when I do my braid out and when I unravel them, my ends look very shiny! I put it on my ends every other day just for a refresh! I thought I wasn’t going to like it at first because it does look like wax, but once I rubbed it onto my fingers, it’s like butter! This is my second jar of it!” —Nicole
Get it from Ulta for $9.99.
19.Aveda Damage Remedy™ Split End Repair mends split ends back together forever so your hair looks as good as new. It’ll also protect your hair from any future heat, environmental, or chemical damage.
This product is cruelty-free and is formulated without sulfates, parabens, or phthalate.
Promising review: “My ends feel a lot more smooth in between hair trims. I love that I don’t have to use it every day, a little bit goes a long way! Well worth the money spent!” —Alicia
Get it from Nordstrom for $33.
20.Herbal Essences Argan Oil Repair Shampoo and Conditioner helps bring your hair back to life in just 21 days with antioxidants, aloe, and sea kelp.
This is formulated without parabens, gluten, and is cruelty-free!
Promising review: “My hair has gotten pretty frizzy with all the coloring. This argon oil is terrific! It really smooths out your hair and gives it life. I thought it was going to be too oily but it’s great and repairs split ends. Really smooth hair. Love it.” —Fast Girl
Get it from Amazon for $11.41 (available in 10 product options).
21.Degrease Moisture Control Shampoo mitigates grease and oil build-up by restoring your hair and scalp’s natural pH balance and sebum levels for overall healthy hair.
Promising review: “Great! I have very oily hair, I think it’s hormonal. Before using this shampoo, I would either have to wash my hair every other day or on day two put tons of dry shampoo. Now I can go two days without washing or without using any dry shampoo, and on day three using dry shampoo or washing my hair! It’s great! Smells great too! My hair feels so clean after using!” —Christina Rodriguez
Get it from Amazon for $17.05 (available in two sizes).
22.Moroccanoil Hair Treatment has a non-greasy formula that’ll seal in shine and hydration with a vibrant, silky finish.
Promising review: “I’ve been using this on my hair for three years and it’s amazing. I use it on both wet and dry hair and it always soaks in quickly and leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized. It doesn’t feel sticky and it never seems to weigh down my hair or make it look greasy. It smells great and leaves my hair smelling fresh for days until the next wash.” —juliachristine
Get it from Sephora for $34.
23.Sun Bum Revitalizing 3-in-1 Repair Spray is a leave-in treatment that’s made with hemp milk and hemp seed oil to hydrate and seal in moisture so your hair will be smooth, shiny, and ready for anything!
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and has UV protection. It’s also formulated without sulfates, dyes, or parabens.
Promising review: “It smells AMAZING, is cruelty-free, and makes my hair lustrous and shiny. I have less split ends just after days of using. I’m actually really amazed by this product. I really recommend.” —Ollie
Get it from Amazon for $13.80.
24.Pantene Charcoal Shampoo gets rid of scalp impurities that cause oil and grease, leaving your hair refreshed and voluminous like you just left the salon.
This was formulated without parabens, dyes, or silicones!
Promising review: “This is a good shampoo. I have an oily scalp and sweat a lot so I shampoo daily, this stuff doesn’t dry my scalp out too much but does clean well. No overpowering scents and no leftover residue. My girlfriend had me order her a bottle too.” —CDA
Get it from Amazon for $6.64 (available in six types).
25.Ion Swimmer’s Leave-in Conditioner brings your hair back to life after mineral buildup, chlorine, and saltwater damage. It’s also really good at preserving your hair color!
This product is vegan!
Promising review: “My daughter swims year-round, and this Ion product keeps right up with her hair! She is African-American, but this product knows no racial boundaries. It does what it is supposed to do — restores hair after hair is butchered by chlorine! My daughter washes her hair after swimming with Ion swimmer’s shampoo, and she rinses her hair with Ion swimmer’s conditioner. And this leave-in conditioner is the perfect, finishing touch, as I blow dry her hair. It really keeps the moisture!” —Skeptical Customer
Get it from Amazon for $8.50.
26.Ogx Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Strength Penetrating Oil is great to use when your hair needs a boost of hydration and shine — and it won’t make your hair more any more oily than it naturally is.
Promising review: “I just bought this product a few days ago and very happy with it! My scalp is oily, but the ends are overdried, unmanageable, hard to comb through. After towel-drying I rub a small amount between my palms and smooth into my hair from mid-length down, concentrating on the ends mostly. It makes them so soft, silky, I love to touch them. Now I love to sweep my hair over one shoulder and just play with the ends — they feel so soft! Really happy with the product!” —marinavor
Get it from Amazon for $6.31 (available in nine different product options).
27.And Davines Minu Shampoo is perfect for rejuvenating and protecting colored treated hair! It’ll gently cleanse, enhance, and prolong the lifespan of your color.
Promising review: “This stuff is magical! I have fine hair and not a lot of it, but I keep it long because I live on a farm and need to be able to put it in a ponytail most days. It’s also that sort of not straight, not curly stuff that’s really hard to keep smooth. This shampoo leaves my hair full and wonderfully silky! It’s lots more expensive than the drugstore stuff, so I only use it for special occasions or when I feel like I just need to feel prettier. Highly recommended!” — Lee
Get it from Amazon for $11.50 (available in two sizes).
Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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