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    20 Life-Saving Products That'll Help Fix Even The Worst Hair Day

    Whether your mane is matted, greasy, or tangled, we've got you.

    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. This vibrating silicone scalp brush that'll help you scrub away dandruff and product buildup. It's a great solution to ponytail headaches, and the flexible waterproof bristles will help you relax, too.

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    Reviewers love the ergonomic and comfortable design, and say the vibrating feature is great for at-home head massages! Plus, you can also use it as a detangler brush on wet or dry hair.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.99.

    2. 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 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). Also available in a value pack. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    3. A quick-drying hair towel that'll keep your hair out of your face while you're ~masking~, and help reduce frizz and breakage, too. There's even a nifty button closure, so you can wear it while you're getting ready in the morning.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in eight colours).

    4. This anti-residue shampoo that'll dissolve buildup like a pro, and leave your strands feeling lightweight, airy, and clean as a whistle. Reviewers say it easily removes years of gunk and product residue, and has allowed them to go longer between shampoos.

    A bottle of shampoo on a simple countertop
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    5. Or, this exfoliating shampoo that'll lift dirt and grime off your scalp, so your hair can grow in healthy and happy. It has a hefty dose of coconut and tea tree oils in there to help purify and condition your locks.

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    Is it a bit splurge worthy? Yes. It is worth it? Also yes. Thanks to plant-based exfoliants, like wood pulp and binchotan charcoal, your hair will feel soft and silky after using.

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

    6. This pack of snazzy hair clips that'll jazz up any 'do. With 20 pieces to choose from, you'll be able to match them to your outfit, spice up a boring ol' updo, or just dress up unwashed hair.

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    Thanks to their smooth construction, they won't snag your baby hairs, either.

    Get a set of 20 on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    7. A hair finishing stick that'll smooth down flyaways and give your hairstyle a glossy upgrade. Just a few swipes are enough to tame even the rowdiest strands!

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    The plant-based formula — made of evening primrose, camellia, and avocado — won't leave your hair looking greasy, either.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    8. This John Frieda hot air brush that'll lift, smooth, and dry your tresses, so you can have the blowout of your dreams (without going to see your stylist). Thanks to two heat settings, you'll never singe your mane, and the cool setting will help you lock your style in until your next shampoo.

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    Reviewers say it's super lightweight — a blessing for anyone who struggles to maneuver hot tools AND blow dryers. Plus, the ceramic coating and special ionic tech will give you frizz-free results!

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of the John Freida Hot Brush!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $51.99+ (available in two barrel sizes).

    9. A luxe reusable shower cap that'll extend the life of your good hair days by protecting your mane from hot showers. Reviewers say it *actually* helps keep the water out and that it can handle even the longest, curliest strands with zero issues.

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    It features a hidden silicone strip that'll keep the cap from sliding off and the tie top means you can customize how snug it fits, too. It'll be a welcome upgrade to the plastic crunchy caps of the past!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.72.

    10. This magical Olaplex repairing treatment that'll turn back the clock on over-processed and damaged hair. Using this product on the regular will help make your hair look and feel healthier, and protect it from further damage, too.

    A before and after of blonde hair where the before is dry and damaged and the after is glossy and soft
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    “The photo above is the difference after six treatments. What the pictures don't show you is the ridiculous difference in texture. I went from having super-fine, dry, rough hair that would probably give you a splinter to the hair of Marcia Brady's dreams. I'm not saying I have envy-inducing, tell-me-your-secret hair, but I do have the best hair I've ever had since I started experiencing the tolls of every-six-weeks-highlights." - Elena Garcia

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector to read more about its magic hair-healing properties.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.20 or from Sephora Canada for $38.

    11. These hair coils that are way hardier than ordinary elastics, won't leave bumps in your hair, and will look cute as heck on your wrist. And once they get a little stretched out, just drop them in hot water and watch them shrink right back to their original size.

    A hand holding several of the clear, coiled hair ties
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    "These coiled ties wrap around my tresses and actually stay put until I'm ready to let down my locks (you know, like Rapunzel). Also, they don't leave indents in my hair, which is a blessing since my hair is very prone to getting bent out of shape." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Kitsch hair coils (they're #13).

    Get a set of eight from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    12. A Conair styling tool that'll take your regular ol' ponytail from drab to fab in literal seconds. Reviewers say it's incredibly sturdy and won't snap when faced with thicker hair.

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    It comes with a large and small tool, plus three hair elastics and a hair style guide.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.86.

    13. A bottle of Kerastase hair serum that'll transform even the driest locks into a glossy, holiday-ready mane. The best part is that it's great for all hair types, from thin to coily.

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    Reviewers say it doesn't weigh their hair down, either.

    Get it from Kerastase for $60 or from Sephora Canada for $26+ (available in two sizes).

    14. This magical hair-building powder that'll help conceal thinning patches. Since it's made of keratin (aka the building blocks of hair), it'll help boost your hair volume, too.

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    Just dust it on, pat it in, and style your hair like normal. Reviewers say it's super easy to use, and love that the fibres stay put all day long (even through inclement weather).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99 (also available in white, auburn, medium blonde, light blonde, light brown, and grey).

    15. This teasing comb that'll help you achieve some lift when your style is feeling a lil' flat. The combo of boar and nylon bristles means you'll always get perfect tension, with a handy tapered handle for easy sectioning.

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    It's great for all hair types (yes, even curly).

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $24. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    16. A set of flexible wired headbands that'll make even second-day hair look chic. No one will notice your less-than-fresh roots or knotted locks when they're all dressed up in these chic accessories!

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    "The wire inside each one gives them a bit of structure, and I can twist the ends around each other so they won't unravel. I love wearing them on the days when a simple ponytail or bun just won't do." — Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Twist Bow Wired Headbands (they're #2).

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $13.99 (available in four colour sets).

    17. This 5-in-1 styling treatment that'll basically give you a PhD in great hair days. It'll thicken, protect, condition, smooth, AND hydrate — the only thing it won't do is give your ends a trim.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $21+ (available in two sizes) or from Amazon Canada for $28.97. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order from Sephora Canada.

    18. A silk pillowcase that'll help reduce hair breakage and frizz. Thanks to its smooth-as-butter texture, you'll never wake up with a mess of tangles on your head.

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    Silk pillowcases are also said to help acne-prone skin.

    Get a standard-size case from Amazon Canada for $25.99+ (available in 14 colours, three sizes and in sets of two).

    19. A dense paddle brush that'll help distribute your hair's natural oils, so greasy roots will be a thing of the past. It'll also help reduce frizz, and the boar bristles won't snag or break your strands.

    A paddle brush flatlay next to a bowl of bracelets
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    Plus, it has a bamboo handle, so you can recycle it at the end of it's life.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.97.

    20. And lastly, a bottle of organic castor oil that'll help repair your hair and encourage it to grow strong and healthy. It's packed with minerals and fatty acids that'll keep your skin in great condition, and even helps to regrow thin, sparse hair (like on eyebrows or lashes).

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    You can even use it as an all-natural cuticle conditioner.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $34. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    Welcome to your best hair day.

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