12 Innovative Hair Tools That Are Sure To Go Viral

by Bianca Mendez

With so many cool hair tools trending on the market, it's hard to figure out what's actually worth buying. Some have become cult favorites (I'm looking at you, Beachwaver), but there are still so many innovative new hair tools that have yet to be discovered by the majority of beauty lovers. Still, once you do discover these fantastic inventions for your mane, you'll wonder what took you so long to get on board.

I don't know about you, but there's nothing like discovering a new lifesaving product before everyone else does — and that includes hair tools. It seems like every week there's a new hair tool that's about to become a hit on the internet. Even when you type in "hair tools" on Amazon, you're sure to find endless pages on hair straighteners, curling irons, weird drying and styling hybrids, and other gadgets. All of 'em are new opportunities to find the best of the best for your strands.

If going a hunt for hair tools seems a little daunting, don't worry — I did the dirty work for you and pulled out the coolest hair styling tools that are about to become mega popular. These include crimpers, self-curling irons, straighteners that actually make your hair feel healthier, and more. Just be sure to tell all your friends about these genius tools once you get your hands on 'em.


Get Every Type Of Curl Imaginable With This Tool

xtava Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set, $39, Amazon

Get tight curls, loose waves, and everything in between with the xtava Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set. With five interchangeable barrels made from ceramic tourmaline and a whopping nine heat settings, you'll never have to buy another curling iron again. If you're the type of person who likes to vary up their style on a regular basis, this genius multipurpose tool can save you tons of space and money.


Crimp Your Hair Like It's The '90s With This Funky Styling Tool

Bed Head Little Tease Crimper, $23, Amazon

Miss those '90s crimped waves? The Bed Head Little Tease Crimper will give you that textured, scrunched look while adding lots of volume. The plates are made from tourmaline and ceramic technology that will protect your hair from burning into a crisp. Plus, it heats up in just 30 seconds so you can style and go.


Get Smooth Waves With This Triple Barrel Curling Iron

Wavy Hair Curling Iron Deep Waver, $32, Amazon

You're probably wondering how this Wavy Hair Curling Iron Deep Waver works and whether you'll be able to work it on your own hair, but trust me, it's far less intimidating then it looks. The tourmaline ceramic barrel opens up like a flat iron so you clamp your hair on, hold, and voila — waves for days.


A Hairbrush That Straightens And Smooths Hair

Magnifeko Hair Straightening Brush, $40, Amazon

Straightening brushes look gimmicky, but once you use it, you'll wonder what you did without it. The Magnifeko Hair Straightening Brush gives you smooth and straight hair in a matter of minutes. It heats up until 450 degrees, making it perfect to straighten even the unruliest of hair.


Unique Hair Ties That Don't Lead To Breakage

invisibobble Original Traceless Hair Ring, $7, Amazon

Tired of getting headaches from your too-tight ponytail? The invisibobble Original Traceless Hair Ring gently grips your hair while it's in a bun and ponytail without pulling or damaging it. And if you hate putting down your hair and seeing that pesky crease in your strands that hair ties tend to cause, don't worry — the invisibobble helps to prevent that from happening, too.


A Steamer That Adds Texture, Volume And Moisture Curly Natural Hair

Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer, $70, Amazon

The Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer is a treatment tool that uses steam to add texture, volume, and moisture to curly and natural hair. It works by lifting the hair's cuticle to add moisture, leaving you with smooth and hydrated hair.


A Curling Iron That Does The Work For You

Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler, $35, Amazon

Does curling confuse you sometimes? Do you catch yourself wondering which direction you're supposed to turn the barrel? The Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler does the work for you. All you have to do is section your hair and press the arrows — the barrel rotates itself to create the perfect curl, no wrist motions required.


A Bizarre O-Shaped Hair Dryer That Protects From Heat Damage

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $513, Amazon

Raise your hand if you can't stand blowdrying your hair. *Raises hand for eternity.* The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer will be a game-changer for you then. For one, it cuts your drying time in half with its innovative design, while its design monitors air temperature every 20 seconds to protect against extreme heat damage and boost natural shine. And on top of all that, it also comes with a nonslip mat, storage hanger, and several magnetic attachments, including a smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator, and diffuser.

It's a big investment, but reviewers say it's definitely worth it. "This is a fantastic hairdryer! I have thick long wavy hair that used to take 30 minutes to dry. With the Dyson my drying time has been reduced to under 20 minutes," raves one happy reviewer. "Worth every penny. Dyson has thought through every detail. What a difference good engineering makes!"


Dry And Style Your Hair At The Same Time

InStyler MAX WET TO DRY 2-Way Rotating Iron, $100, Amazon

Save some time in your hair routine with the InStyler MAX WET TO DRY 2-Way Rotating Iron. Its rotating iron whisks water away from your hair and the 2-way rotation technology lets you curl your hair in the direction that you please. It also doubles as a flat iron, so you can create pretty much any look you desire.


A Hot Air Tool That Actually Boosts Shine

Revlon Shine Enhancing Hot Air Kit, $18, Amazon

The Revlon Shine Enhancing Hot Air Kit gives you those bouncy, voluminous waves you see in movies all the time — without the need for a blowdryer. It also adds some extra shine to your hair so you'll look like you just stepped out of the salon.


A Flat Iron That Emits Steam To Moisturize Your Tresses

Infiniti Pro by Conair Ionic Steam Flat Iron, $48, Amazon

This Infiniti Pro by Conair Flat Iron is perfect for giving your hair that extra oomph between washes. As you straighten your hair, the iron emits Hydro Silk Ionic Steam Mist to moisturize your hair, making it look and feel healthier.


A Blowdryer That Turns Damaged Hair Into A Salon-Worthy 'Do

Panasonic Hair Dryer Nano Care, $173, Amazon

For many folks, the journey to great hair is all about starting with the right blowdryer. The Panasonic Nano Care hair dryer uses ionic technology and ultraviolet light to turn wet hair into stylish, smooth strands. "I've spent so much money on haircare products but never thought blow dryer can make this much difference," says one five-star reviewer, who calls it the "best dryer ever."

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