21 Weird Hair Tools & Gadgets That People Are Snapping Up On Amazon


Finding that one genius hair tool that actually makes your life easier can be a challenging endeavor. You spend so much money, invest so much time in learning how to use it, and still, it can fall short of your expectations. Because I, too, am annoyed of spending way too much cash on stuff that's left collecting dust in the corner of my room, so I compiled the coolest hair tools that are most loved on Amazon.

In case you didn't know, Amazon is the place to find basically everything you need, and that specifically goes for beauty tools. I know when I walk into beauty megastores, I get very overwhelmed about finding the right styling tools for my hair type — after all, there are so many. That's why Amazon has been my go-to for narrowing down way-too-similar products.

Because each page has a thoroughly accurate description of the product and a very honest review page, I get a good idea of the quality I'm getting before it shows up my door. So, I did some digging and came up with this roundup, specifically compiled from Amazon's best-seller lists and highly-reviewed items. You'll find straighteners that won't burn your hair to a crisp, curling irons that basically do the work for you, and a device that even holds your hair dryer while you style. Whether you're a styling pro or just can't with hair, I guarantee your ride-or-die hair tool is here.

1. A Heated Hair Brush That Smooths Out Frizz

Sensation Professional Electric Styling Brush, $40, Amazon

Brush and straighten your hair in minutes with this Sensation Professional styling brush. It straightens, smooths, and even gets out knots as you brush, leaving you with great hair in just half the time.


2. Customize Your Own Blowout With This Styling Tool

2-in-1 Hot Air Styling Brush, $69, Amazon

This styling brush makes getting a salon blowout at home easier. Each of the two brush heads are made from advanced ionic technology that helps smooth out hair. It also has a spin control to help you rotate the brush as you style.


3. An Infrared Hair Straightener That Nourishes The Cuticle

xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Hair Straightener, $38, Amazon

The xtava pro-satin infrared hair straightener penetrates heat from the inside out, meaning it protects your cuticles from drying out, making your hair look healthier. Its wide plate makes this straightener great for people with thicker, coarse hair who want to cut down on styling time.


4. A Hair Tool That's A Straightener And A Curling Iron

Berta Ceramic Hair Straightener and Curling Iron, $30, Amazon

This Berta hair tool's slim design makes it easy to curl hair, as well as to straighten. Just lock the two plates together with the switch and it creates a one-inch barrel for tight and loose curls.


5. Score Easy Beach Waves With Little Work

The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1 Curling Iron, $129, Amazon

The Beachwaver curling iron is responsible for creating those enviable beach waves worn by Victoria's Secret Angels. It's also the best iron for anyone who can't do hair, because all you have to do is clamp a piece of hair and press the outer arrow button to rotate the barrel up. Seriously, it's that easy.


6. Old-Fashioned Foam Curling Rods

Tifara Beauty 7-Inch Flexible Curling Rods, $11, Amazon

While there are so many ways to curl your hair, you can't go wrong with these foam curling rods. This set comes with 42 rods that easily bend and twist to latch onto your hair. You can even wear them to sleep and have perfectly curled hair that screams #IWokeUpLikeThis (in the best way possible) in the AM.


7. An At-Home Dryer Set

Laila Ali LADR5604 Ionic Soft Bonnet Dryer, $34, Amazon

This bonnet dryer is ideal for anyone who does at-home conditioning treatments. Just wear it like a shower cap, and the ionic-infused dryer will dry your hair quickly and retain moisture, leaving your hair sans-frizz and looking like you just left the salon.


8. A Curling Iron For Those Who Can't Commit

xtava Satin Wave 5-In-1 Curling Iron, $37, Amazon

If you're one to be very specific with what type of curl you want, then this 5-in-1 curling iron set is for you. It features five different barrels that will give you every curl you could imagine, from loose waves to tight, old-school Taylor Swift spirals.


9. Get Waves For Days With This Hair Tool

Bed Head Deep Waver, $21, Amazon

This Bed Head Deep Waver creates those perfect in-sync waves from the '90s that you always wanted. It uses tourmaline technology to help reduce frizz and boost shine.


10. A Brush That Detangles Hair Like Nobody's Business

Glide Thru Detangler Hair Brush, $11, Amazon

Wouldn't it be nice to get all your knots out fast? This detangler brush does the job. Its cone-shaped design makes it easier to maneuver around your head, while its plastic bristles gently separate your knots, as opposed to ripping them.


11. A Hair Dryer With Infrared Technology

Revlon Pro Collection 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer, $20, Amazon

While some hair dryers are all about the ionic technology, the Revlon Pro 1875W uses infrared technology to not only distribute heat more efficiently, but also to help nourish the hair cuticle. The result? A shiny, healthy-looking blowout.


12. Not Your Grandmother's Hot Rollers

Conair Xtreme Instant Heat Jumbo and Super Jumbo Hot Rollers, $30, Amazon

This 12-piece set of Conair Xtreme Hot Rollers are a way more modern version than the ones your mom and grandma used to wear. Each 1-inch and 1.25-inch roller is coated with a ceramic material that helps distribute heat evenly and reduces frizz without damaging your hair. The set also comes with 12 clips to help keep the rollers in place.


13. Curl Hair With A Push Of A Button

Infiniti Pro By Conair Curl Secret, $79, Amazon

It's the lazy-girl way to get perfect curls, one ringlet after another. The Curl Secret automatically styles hair inside a tourmaline ceramic hair chamber, where each piece gets curled for a certain amount of time. It has two heat settings and three timer options, making it a great tool for any hair type.


14. An Easy Hair Tool For Creating Beach Waves

Pretty Queen Three Barrel Curling Iron, $34, Amazon

Don't be fooled by the fact that this styling tool looks like three curling irons stuck together. It actually opens up and clamps to your hair to create smooth, sultry waves.


15. A Hair Dryer And Hair Brush In One

Vidal Sassoon Anti-Static Ion Dryer and Styler, $17, Amazon

This Vidal Sassoon dryer and styler will get you out the door and ready, fast. It comes with a detangling, smoothing, and styling detachment to work with your hair as you blow dry.


16. A Quirky-Looking Diffuser For Curly Hair

DevaCurl DevaFuser, $30, Amazon

This DevaFuser from DevaCurl is an attachment for your blowdryer to help dry curls more efficiently. Its unique hand-shaped design helps distribute heat evenly, while adding volume and softness to your curls.


17. A Curling Iron That Spins

VAV Tourmaline Ceramic Automatic Hair Curler, $33, Amazon

The VAV Tourmaline Ceramic Automatic Hair Curler has a unique 360 degree rotation swivel feature that hooks onto your hair to make curling easier. Just spin the bottom to wrap your hair around the barrel, and you'll have the perfect curl.


18. A 3-In-1 Hair Styler

xtava Hotness 3-in-1 Style, $35, Amazon

The xtava Hotness 3-in-1 Style is actually a hot brush, curling wand, and straighter — how efficient! With multiple heat settings and tourmaline ceramic technology to nix frizz, you can create basically any style you want no matter the hair type.


19. A Lazy Way To Blow Dry

Hands Free Hair Dryer Holder, $22, Amazon

Now this hair dryer holder is a girl's best friend. It lets you hold your hair dryer in place, so you can focus on using those tedious barrel brushes. No more tired, achy arms!


20. An Insta-Curling Iron

Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler, $35, Amazon

Curling hair has never been easier. This automatic hair curler uses a rotating wheel to help you direct the barrel into the direction you want to go.


21. Create Purposely Messy, Beachy Hair With This Curling Iron

Hot Tools Professional Bubble Curling Iron, $36, Amazon

This curling wand's bubble design helps you master those effortless messy beach waves, making them look more natural. Another plus? They also help prevent your hair from sliding down the barrel, a pet peeve for some curling iron users.

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