23 Hair Products People On Reddit Are Freaking Out About

If there's anything the internet has taught me, it's that your hair can severely benefit from a little research. I used to blindly pick my shampoo and conditioner off the drugstore shelf. Then, I started looking into hair products that Reddit users swear by, and I was astounded that with the right technique I could blow dry my hair every day and it still wouldn't feel like straw. When a moisturizing masque or finishing spray has a few dozen up-votes, you know it's something worth trying.

The coolest thing about Reddit is that you don't need to be anyone special to post on the forum. Everyday consumers and real people, like you and me, are free to give their opinions on the best (and the worst) products available. They also do so without any kind of sponsorship or bias, so you know you're actually getting a genuine review.

Reddit has countless boards for any and every type of interest, but the beauty boards are definitely the most useful when it comes to researching hair care tips. That's why I took a little time to poke around some discussions in search of the hair products people on Reddit are freaking out over.

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1. This Dry Shampoo With A Cult Following

Batiste Dry Shampoo, $6, Amazon

Countless Reddit users obsess over Batiste Dry Shampoo. User cicadaselectric even says, "This is the only brand I even like. A lot of the others make my hair feel dirty in a bad way, and baby powder doesn't give me the right volume. This dry shampoo makes my hair feel kind of cleaner with good volume." It acts as an immediate solution to oil, and it comes in several colors and scents.


2. A Smoothing Serum For Shiny And Smooth Hair In Any Weather

Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum, $16, Amazon

"Love the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum," comments paulmcpizza. This stuff effortlessly penetrates the hair strand for shine and smoothness. "I've been using this since I was 12. Put a pump or two through the ends of my hair after I shower and it makes it shiny and frizz free, and I think even cuts down drying time."


3. A Moisturizing Set Made Specifically For Curls

Devacurl No-Poo & One Condition, $33, Amazon

"DevaCurl is my holy grail brand," says meowmixiddymix. "So much nommey for my fine, damaged, wavy hair. It's slowly making my hair lovely again!" The Devacurl No-Poo & One Condition cleanses without lather fora more hydrated scalp, and promises maximum moisture for bouncy curls every day.


4. A Blow Dryer That's Changing Lives

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer, $85, Amazon

"This Babyliss blow dryer that my SO got me for Christmas," comments thumper5. It has six heat settings, loads of air flow, and an ionic generator. "I've never been able to dry my hair in less than 30 minutes, and it'd always be frizzy and puffy. With this guy, I can get my hair 95% dry in like 10 minutes AND it makes my hair super sleek, soft, and shiny. Totally changed my life."


5. A Serum For "Salon Perfection Every Day"

Kérastase Resistance Serum, $30, Amazon

"If you really want that perfect kind of hair that is glossy and shimmery but also thick and full while staying bouncy," says libitinarii, "it's Kerastase. It is so absolutely worth every penny if you want salon perfection every day." This serum promises to repair and reinforce hair to help split ends and breakage. It even doubles as a heat protectant for the iron or blow dryer.


6. A Detangling Brush That Everyone Loves

Wet Brush Pro, $10, Amazon

According to jclaire94 and so many others, "The Wet Brush" is an awesome investment. This one comes in paddle form to tackle the toughest knots. "Once you try it you will never go back. I have thin hair, but a ton of it which equals tangles. Brushing my hair after a shower used to piss me off because it took so long. The wet brush does it without scalping me, and it takes 30 seconds. I am obsessed with it."


7. A Pure Argan Oil That Can Work Wonders

Olie Biologique Organic Argan Oil, $23, Amazon

"Argan oil," says rainbowplethora. "I've tried a lot of treatments and oils in the past but when argan oil started becoming popular it was like the hair gods shining down on me. It's so good for my hair." Olie Biologique argan oil is 100 percent pure and USDA-certified organic. It's also cold-pressed to assure quality, and can work wonders on skin and nails, too.


8. A Magical Spray That Protects And Decreases Drying Time

Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray, $17, Amazon

SilverDiscoPants says that "Kenra Platinum blow-dry spray" is a total winner. It claims to dramatically decrease drying time while resisting humidity, detangling, and protecting strands from heat. It also "smells amazing, makes my hair feel like silk. 10/10."


9. A Cult-Favorite That Just Keeps Popping Up On The Boards

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $10, Amazon

"Shea Moisture products, hands down," says MzRozzie, and tons of Reddit users agree that few things work as well for curls. The curl enhancing smoothie is a massive favorite because it uses shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet hibiscus to give your curls loads of definition while retaining moisture and flexibility.


10. A Gel And A Wax Hybrid That Adds Serious Texture

OSiS+ THRILL Fibre Gum, $10, Amazon

This stuff uses elastic gum with mega-fibres for flexible texture options no matter what type of hair you have. "As a finisher, it defines, builds a bit of volume, and prevents flyaways/static," says rather_blunt about OSiS+ THRILL Fibre Gum. "A little goes a long way. I've been using this product for years, just love it."


11. A Sea Salt Spray That Gives You A Just-Came-From-The-Beach Look

VERB Sea Spray, $12, Amazon

One Reddit user suggests VERB Sea Spray because it "Looks like I just put my hair in the ocean. Sexy vacation hair all the time." It's formulated with natural sea salt for a breezy texture and volume boost, and people also say it smells amazing.


12. A Brand That Is Super Popular On Reddit

Matrix Biolage Hydra Source Shampoo & Conditioner, $29, Amazon

VintageBlazers (among tons of other users) loves "Biolage. It saved my hair while I was deployed for a year." This shampoo and conditioner set conditions, detangles, and seals moisture into the cuticle to keep it shiny and healthy. It doesn't contain parabens, and it's safe on color-treated hair.


13. A Cleanser That Won't Strip Your Hair Of Natural Oils

Renpure Coconut Creme Cleansing Pudding, $10, Amazon

User paparatti loves Renpure's cleansing pudding and says, "I'm a big fan of their coconut products in general, but the pudding knocks it out of the park." It's a gentle cleanser that removes impurities without stripping natural oils, so hair can become more balanced, moisturized, and healthy on its own — plus, it's an affordable alternative to popular brands.


14. A Shampoo And Conditioner Set Specifically For Sensitive Skin

Free & Clear Set, $19, Amazon

This Free & Clear shampoo and conditioner is a favorite among those with ultra-sensitive skin. "Since I have allergies to a lot of stuff in shampoos, conditioners and soaps, it's the Vanicream stuff," says aerynjbson. "I can't even use baby shampoos without getting a rash around my trunk, it's that bad. If it ever stops being produced I will have no idea what to get next." It's also pH-balanced, helps to control oil, and prevents dandruff.


15. A Spray That Promises To Cut Your Drying Time In Half (While Protecting Hair)

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express, $17, Amazon

This product creates a thermal blanket to protect hair, and helps the water to evaporate much faster while using a blow dryer. "It's cut my hair drying time literally in half," says one Redditor about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express. "It used to take me almost 2 hours to do my hair. Now, I can get by in just under an hour. Blow dry and flat ironing."


16. A Serum You'll Love If You Often Find Serum Too Oily Or Heavy

Davines OI All in One Milk, $32, Amazon

If you're wondering what Davines OI All in One Milk is, "It's this very thin, smooth serum-y stuff," explains Chicago44654. "I use it on the ends of my hair when it's dry and it make it so soft, shiny, and hydrated. My hair gets so dry and brittle in the winter and I can't recommend it enough." It's also great for detangling.


17. A Healing Argan Masque That Absorbs Really Well

Agadir Argan Oil Moisture Masque, $13, Amazon

c74r3byw calls this Agadir Argan oil moisture masque "The best argan oil hair mask on the market. I'm bleach blonde and the hair dresser says my hair is super healthy." It absorbs easily (even on super fine hair), and promotes shine as well as protection. It's also made for all types of hair, including color treated.


18. A Finishing Spray That Is Resistance To Humidity

Aquage Finishing Spray, $25, Amazon

"Aquage for when I do my hair up," comments GezzySinger. It provides humidity resistance, shine, and hold in the form of a fine mist. "It also smells awesome, is a style-setting spray that isn't as crunchy as hairspray, and completely de-greases the look of your hair."


19. A Styling Gel That Defines Curls & Hydrates Hair

Eco Style Gel, $6, Amazon

Wakeup-flawless raves about Eco Style Gel. "Perfect for making pony tails or buns. And it can help you define your curls." It uses pure olive oil to make your hair silky, defined, and hydrated, and it's suitable for sensitive scalps. Best of all, no flakes.


20. A Vibrant Hair Dye That Actually Lasts Weeks

Special Effects SFX Hair Color Hair Dye, $14, Amazon

"Special Effects dye," says xcarex. It's a creamy semi-perminent formula that's vegan-friendly and lasts up to six weeks without drying out your hair. "I've been Atomic Pink for almost a decade," and apparently, this brand tops Manic Panic, Directions, and Punky Colours.


21. A Coconut Oil Because It's Transcended Trend To Become A Staple

Coco&Co Coconut Oil, $10, Amazon

So many Reddit users swear by coconut oil for hair and skin, and this Coco&Co coconut oil is a great option because it's raw, virgin, great quality, and comes in a convenient jar. According to PoisonousPrincess, "It's great for hot oil treatments when your hair is feeling dry, and it's also great if you get a little bit on your fingers and run it through your hair to combat frizz. Plus it smells delicious!"


22. These Keratin Masks For Deep Conditioning

Hask Keratin Protein Packettes, $20 (Pack of 12), Amazon

HexxxOffender is a fan of these Hask Keratin Protein packettes, which are especially great for helping colored hair to feel soft, silky, and manageable. They're super cheap, and this user says, "since my hair isn't that long right now, I can get two treatments out of one packet."


23. A Leave-In Foam Made From Milk Protein That Aims To Strengthen Damaged Hair

milk_shake Whipped Cream, $20, Amazon

"Oh my god, everyone must learn about milk_shake Whipped Cream," raves meeeow. It's a leave-in formula made from milk protein to strengthen and restructure damaged hair. "I'm not joking, it is the greatest thing ever. It leaves your hair so soft, shiny and detangled. It smells INCREDIBLE and strong enough that it stays in your hair. I literally get people asking me if what perfume I'm wearing and it's just my hair."

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