21 Weird But Genius Hair Tools With A Cult-Following On Amazon

When it comes to purchasing hair tools, I want something that’s the best of the best — especially because the wrong kinds of hair tools can damage hair. Sometimes, that means you have to think outside of the box and get your hands on some of the weird but genius hair tools that don’t look anything like what you already own.

And if you're looking a little extra peace of mind, look no further than the hundreds — nay, thousands — of positive reviews that these Amazon products with a cult-following have, which means that a whole bunch of people have already vouched for them. Personally, I turned to Amazon to find a heat-resistant glove that would allow me to straighten my hair every single groggy morning without burning my fingers back when I had long hair. But now that my hair is shorter, my pixie cut lives for a mini straightener made just for my hairstyle.

Whether one of your tried and true products has finally bit the dust or you have a totally new cut to shape and style, these Amazon hair tools have plenty of great reviews and are pretty much guaranteed to become a staple in your hair routine — no matter how odd they look at first.

by Emily Estep

1. This Ceramic Deep Waver That Creates No Hassle Beach Waves

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver, $20, Amazon

This waving tool has tourmaline ceramic plates and wave-shaped barrels — and both are designed to reduce frizz and promote shine while creating loose, beachy waves in your hair. Amazon reviewers swear by its ability to create serious texture, with one saying "I am addicted to buying stuff on Amazon but this is by far THE BEST thing I've ever bought."


2. This Heat Resistant Glove That Will Save Your Fingers

Kiloline Professional Heat Resistant Glove, $5, Amazon

If you use any heat tools on your hair, chances are you've burned your fingers and palms a few times. With this heat resistant glove, you can straighten or curl away without fear, especially when you're still half-asleep in the morning or exhausted at night. This one can be used on either the right or left hand.


3. This Straightener That Heats Hairs From The Inside Out To Prevent Breakage

Xtava Pro Satin Infrared Hair Straightener, $46, Amazon

This flat iron is specifically designed to heat hair strands from the inside out with infrared technology, which reduces damage and breakage to a minimum — which is really important if you straighten your hair often. Its two-inch tourmaline plates are particularly excellent for thicker, longer hair, and you can use it with ten different heat settings.


4. This Innovative Brush That Also Straightens Hair

Apalus Hair Straightening Brush, $20, Amazon

This hair straightening brush straightens your hair easily while you brush through it — and it detangles without risking any burns to your scalp. Amazon reviewers say it works much faster than traditional flat irons, and that it even works on very curly hair.


5. This Toothy Nylon Brush That Keeps Hair Free Of Frizz And Static

Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, $12, Amazon

This cushion brush has nylon bristles that easily detangle while also styling hair. Its seven rows of no-frizz bristles work in tandem with a rubber pad to calm any static in your hair, keeping it smooth and polished. Reviewers say it is especially great on very curly or natural hair.


6. These Foam Curling Rods To Create A Variety Of Curls

Tifara Beauty Curling Rods, $13 (Set of 42), Amazon

These long-lasting curling rods are made with lightweight foam and come in a huge variety pack of colors, good for years of regular use. They create gentle curls and waves without harmful heat, and they can either be used on wet or dry hair. Plus, this set comes with rods in seven different sizes, so you're sure to match the curl shape you're looking for.


7. This Shampoo Brush That Massages Your Scalp

Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, $4, Amazon

This shampoo brush is made to be used in the shower — after applying shampoo, massage it into the scalp to stimulate blood flow there, which could make hair healthier. It's got flexible bristles that won't cause follicle damage or irritate your skin. It's designed with a finger hole to make sure it doesn't slip out of your hands, and Amazon reviewers say it lasts for a lifetime.


8. A Comb That Detangles Hair With Ease

Glide Thru Detangler Hair Comb, $11, Amazon

Tangled hair is no match for this detangling hair comb, with cone-shaped bristles that aim to separate knots and tangles at a sideways angle, as opposed to traditional brushes that rip downwards. Its soft bristles are also excellent for massaging the scalp, promoting blood circulation and hair growth.


9. This Soft Bonnet Dryer That Gently Dries Your Hair

Laila Ali Ionic Soft Bonnet Dryer, $45, Amazon

This soft bonnet dryer uses ion-infused airflow to dry hair quickly and gently, as opposed to traditional hair dryers that cause heat damage. It's ideal for processing chemical treatments, or to dry roller sets or braids. Amazon reviewers love to sit and relax with this dryer, while keeping their hair soft and shiny.


10. This Futuristic Hair Dryer With Three Attachments

Andis Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Styling Hair Dryer, $19, Amazon

This gold hair dryer distributes heat evenly with ceramic technology in an attempt to preserve the natural oils of your hair, which leads to softer strands with less frizz. It also comes with three different nozzles to create a variety of hair styles, making it a versatile tool to add to your beauty arsenal.


11. This Tiny Comb For The Beards And Moustaches

Kent Moustache and Beard Comb, $16 (3 Pack), Amazon

This fine-tooth comb is designed for beards and mustaches — it'll untangle, help with grooming, and fits right in the palm of your hand. Reviewers love how well it works, and that they can even use it to help groom or trim eyebrows.


12. This Curling Wand That Heats Up Super Fast

Remington Ceramic Curling Wand, $21, Amazon

This ceramic curling wand is infused with pearls and has no clip, which means you can create unique, natural looking curls quickly. It heats up to 400 degrees in as little as 30 seconds and has an automatic shut-off function after 60 minutes. This one comes with a heat-resistant glove, too.


13. This Hot Air Brush That Gives Volume While It Styles

Vidal Sassoon Tangle-Free Hot Air Brush, $20, Amazon

This hot air brush from Vidal Sassoon will give volume while it styles — once your hair is dry, use it much like you would use a round brush. Its 1-inch barrel is made with soft bristles and has multiple heat settings available for all types of hair. Amazon reviewers love the convenience of this tool, saying it "eliminates the need for a blow dryer in one hand and a brush in the other."


14. This Curling Wand Set With Five Different Shapes

Xtava Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curling Wand, $40, Amazon

This curling wand set comes with five different ceramic tourmaline barrels, featuring both large barrels with clamps and small tapered wands. It even has nine different heat settings, comes with a heat resistant glove, and is made to work on both super-fine and thick hair.


15. The Haircut Kit To Give Yourself A Trim At Home

Remington Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, $45, Amazon

In need of a quick haircut? Amazon reviewers swear by this self-haircut kit for those that have short or shaved hair — it's wide, stainless steel blade is perfect for getting around the ears, cleaning up your neck, or taking some weight off the top. It's also completely washable, easy to store and transport, and can be used cordless.


16. This Little Blow Dryer That Folds Up

Conair Vagabond Folding Hair Dryer, $13, Amazon

This hair dryer is designed for small storage spaces or travel — it folds inward when you're done! But despite its smaller size, it's still a remarkably powerful 1875 watt hair dryer with two heat settings and a cool shot button.


17. This Microfiber Towel That Dries Your Hair Fast

DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, $14, Amazon

This microfiber towel is designed specifically to dry your hair — it quickly absorbs water without causing frizz or static, and it won't break off your hair. It will also cut down on drying time. In fact, one Amazon reviewer raved, "My long hair was a good 50 percent dryer after five minutes in this towel." And it's really great for curlier hair that prefers an air dry.


18. This Straightening Iron With A 1-Inch Plate For Short Hair

BaBylissPRO Mini Straightening Iron, $33, Amazon

If you're looking for a small straightening iron to perform touch-ups throughout the day — or a flat iron perfect for a pixie cut or shorter hair — this 1-inch mini iron is perfect. Its small titanium plates creates smooth, silky hair close to the roots, without you having to worry about burning your scalp because the plate is simply too large.


19. This Hair Curler That Works Crazy Fast

Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler, $40, Amazon

This hair curler is curls your hair with no effort on your part - it's automatic, and will spin the hair so you don't have to. It's diamond ceramic-coated barrel means less frizz and damage to the hair, and you can twist your curls either right or left, for a more natural-looking style.


20. This Curling 'Secret' That Is Beyond Simple

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret, $46, Amazon

This super clever tool by Conair looks bizarre but will give you the same results a curling wand does, meaning much less effort on your part. All you do is put your hair inside and slide it through, creating curls without tangling hair. It's so easy to use effectively that one Amazon reviewer even said "This thing is definitely idiot proof."


21. This Straightener That Makes Wet Hair Dry And Straight

Remington Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener, $25, Amazon

Sometimes you don't have the time or the desire to wait for your hair to dry before you straighten it, which is where this straightener comes in handy — it'll dry and straighten wet hair with the same ceramic plates you have on your regular straightener. However, these also have steam vents which dry hair without burning or damaging.

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