20 Weird But Genius Things That Solve Your Most Annoying Hair Concerns


I have a serious love-hate relationship with my hair. On some days I think it looks great, but for the most part, I feel like I'm dealing with some serious hair issues. Luckily there are a bunch of weird but genius products to solve any hair problem.

I actually just got it cut earlier, and my friend who does it for me said that I have the healthiest hair out of all her clients. I thought she was joking because of all of the issues my hair puts me through. My hair gets really frizzy, and because I live in Florida, I often have to deal with the humidity. My color treated hair gets knotty and starts to look dull after a while. It will become flat, and if I don't wash it every other day, it gets greasy. A few months out of the year I deal with an itchy scalp, and my love of the beach has left me with damage and breakage.

She told me that those problems are actually pretty normal, and most people deal with at least one of them on a daily basis. All you need to do is look for products that put your hair concerns to bed, and leave you with the hair you want.

1. Your Hair Is Super Frizzy After Styling It

R+Co Foil Frizz Plus Static Control Spray, $27, Amazon

Sometimes after you curl or blow dry your hair, it can get super frizzy from the heat. Look for an anti-static spray that can tame your little baby hairs that just don't seem to want to stay down. Frizz is definitely my worst enemy when it comes to hair concerns, and I've found this spray works the best. It's made with vitamin E, argan oil, thermal polymers, and an anti-static agent. The ingredients work together to seal your hair cuticle, make it look shiny, and leave you with a frizz-free look.


2. Your FLy-Aways Have A Mind Of Their Own

John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Immunity Primer, $6, Amazon

What if I told you that each time you used this product, your hair would start building up its immunity to frizz? John Frieda creates some amazing frizz-fighting products, and this one is no different. It forms a protective seal around your hair shaft to lock out water and humidity. By doing this, each time you use the product, you're actually creating a protective barrier that will block frizz out a little bit more each time.


3. Your Hair Is Way Too Receptive To Humidity

ORIBE Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray, $22, Amazon

Living in Florida means that I am constantly dealing with the humidity. I find that keeping a small bottle of anti-humidity spray in my purse is the best thing to keep my style how I want it. This one protects your curls and blowouts from frizz and puffiness that humidity can cause. What I love about it is that it's a light hold, so it won't make your hair feel crunchy like some setting sprays do.


4. On Humid Days, Your Hair Won't Hold

Rene Furterer Styling Control Emulsion, $28, Amazon

If you have curly or wavy hair, and humidity just doesn't do anything for you (except frizz out your hair), try out a styling cream to define your hair. By doing this, you'll seal out frizz and be left with super shiny, wavy hair that even a hot day in the most humid place in the world couldn't ruin.


5. Your Hair Is Left In Knots When You Get Out Of The Shower

Purest Naturals Detangler Spray, $11, Amazon

If you're like me, then even after you condition your hair in the shower, your hair is in a knot. Apparently the reason for this is because my hair is bleached, which makes the ends dry, and they can get tangled more easily. My hair stylist uses a leave-in detangler, and it helps get the knots out. It also leaves my hair nourished, and it protects it from heat. This one is made with essential oils, aloe vera, and vitamin E, so you know it will hydrate hair.


6. When Your Fragile Hair Gets Tangly After Showering

The Wet Brush, $9, Amazon

I feel like I can confidently say that my Wet Brush is the best brush that I have ever used. It gets knots out without pulling on my hair and making my scalp hurt. They're great with both wet and dry hair and a great choice for any hair type. One user said, "All I can say is, wow! This is the best brush I have ever used...I have really fine/thin hair that gets tangled like you wouldn't believe, that is until I tried Wet Brush."


7. You Want A Little More Vibrancy In Color

blowpro Time To Shine 3-D Illuminating Mist, $21, Amazon

If your hair looks lifeless and dull, find a product that gives it some oomph. Revive it with a shine spray that brightens hair and makes it healthier. This one is great because it's weightless, protects your hair from harmful UV rays, and leaves your hair looking shiny and soft. Your hair will look the farthest thing from dull after using it.


8. If You Want To Get The Yellow Brassiness Out Of Blonde Hair

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, $21, Amazon

My hair stylist used this on my hair instead of a toner, and wow: I love how my hair came out. Usually she bleaches it and then tones it, but today we skipped a step. This violet shampoo removes brassiness and yellow from gray, light blonde, or highlighted hair. You only need to leave it on for three minutes to be left with beautiful, natural-looking blonde hair.


9. If You're Having Trouble Maintaining Color Intensity

Rene Furterer Okara Radiance Enhancing Conditioner, $23, Amazon

If your color treated hair is losing its intensity, you need to use products that will enhance it. This conditioner repairs and recreates the bond between keratin and the color, so that it stays as intense as it looked the day you got it done. Leave the rich conditioner on for a few minutes to really get the right results. One user said she loved this product because it didn't weigh her hair down like a lot of conditioners do.


10. When Your Color Treated Hair Dulls Over Time

COLOR WOW Cocktail Bionic Tonic, $24, Amazon

This leave-in treatment that you put on after you've washed and conditioned your hair, will completely revive color treated hair. If your color regiment has caused your mane to feel like straw, or become dehydrated and rough, then you should definitely give this a try. It restores shine and silkiness, leaving your hair smooth and frizz-free.


11. If Your Curls Won't Cooperate

Philip B Oud Royal Mega-Curl Enhancer, $18, Amazon

If you have curls that just won't cooperate, then you can consider looking into using a cream that enhances their natural shape. This one is great because it softens curls, and adds shine to them. It is made with amino acids and botanical extracts to fight frizz and calm fly-aways. Your waves will be wavy, and your curls will be curly with this lightweight styling cream.


12. You Don't Want Crunchy Curls, But You Want Definition

R+Co Twister Curl Primer, $25, Amazon

Crunch happens happens with a lot of curl-enhancing products, and if that's not the look you're going for, it can be frustrating. This is a priming cream that you use before your other products. It adds definition to your natural curls. It's made with aloe leaf extract, pequi fruit oil, hydrolyzed quinoa protein, and shea butter. Together the ingredients smooth, moisturize, and adds shine to your luscious locks.


13. Your Mane Is Lacking Volume & Bounce

blowpro Blow Up Daily Volumizing Shampoo, $17, Amazon

If your hair is falling flat, then you're likely on the hunt for a product that will add some volume to it. This shampoo is made with wheat and soy, which enriches your hair, and adds body and fullness to it. It also has phytokeratin in it, which strengthens hair. One user said, "My hair never looked or felt better! This shampoo smells great too!"


14. Your Thick Hair Has Trouble Sealing In Its Style

ORIBE Thick Dry Finishing Spray, $23, Amazon

Is there anything worse than styling your hair, and then it falling flat? I know that I can't stand when I spend time curling my hair, and it falls immediately after I've turned the iron off. Add some volume to your hair with a dry finishing spray that you can take with you on the go. Freshen up your hair throughout the day and night, so you can always have the bouncy hair you want, without the stickiness that sometimes comes with hairspray.


15. If You're Fighting Greasy Roots By 3 P.M.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $24, Amazon

If you have hair that can get greasy after your first day of washing, don't worry, it's totally normal. Certain hair types just can't go days and days without washing and not show any signs of that. That's when dry shampoo steps in. I love this one because it doesn't leave your hair looking like you poured a bunch of baby powder on it, and it doesn't leave a filmy residue on your head.


16. When Dry Shampoo Leaves Hair Brittle

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner, $12, Amazon

I found out about a week ago that there's a thing called dry conditioner. And I've already ordered a bottle of this one. It promises to eliminate static, frizz, and tangles. It's super lightweight and freshens up hair when you have a little bit more than greasiness to deal with. It hydrates your hair and adds shine to revive your blowout, even after sweating at the gym.


17. If Your Hair Is Experiencing Extreme Breakage

Obliphica Professional Seaberry Fine to Medium Mask, $38, Amazon

One user described this hair mask as, "amazing" and said that it "works wonders." It's designed to nourish your hair follicles, which ultimately improves the strength of them and minimizes the chance of breakage. Spread the mask throughout your hair and scalp, leave it on for two to five minutes, and then rinse. You'll be left with hydrated, soft, healthier hair that will be stronger than it was before.


18. If Your Ponytail Holder Stresses Your Strands

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring, $7, Amazon

If you wear your hair up a lot, you can probably see a lot of breakage around your hairline. That's from the pressure that certain hair ties can cause. To keep that at bay, use an invisibobble instead. The telephone cord design actually applies uneven pressure to the pony tail, so it won't cause as much breakage, and it won't pull on hair. Plus, you won't be left with a dent in your hair from tying it back.


19. You Have A Dry, Itchy Scalp

CHI Tea Tree Oil Soothing Scalp Spray, $12, Amazon

Every year during the winter, no matter what climate I'm in, my scalp gets really dry. I've started to use tea tree oil to soothe it, and it really works. This tea tree oil spray will not only relieve itching from a dry scalp, but it will also add strength to your hair and make it shinier.


20. When Excess Buildup And Flakes Become Stubborn

PHYTO Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo, $26, Amazon

Dandruff happens to the best of us. And the best way of treating it is by exfoliating your scalp to get rid of any loose flakes. The formula then prevents more flakes by deeply hydrating your head and hair. One user said, "This product took away my itchy scalp the first time I used it. It leaves my hair shiny and my scalp flake free."

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