As much as I'd love to spend all the time in the world on my hair — masking, styling, and coiffing it to perfection — most days, I'm lucky to just get a brush through it. The amount of maintenance that goes into making your hair look
and feel good can often be frustrating. That's why it's so important to find products that make your hair amazing with very little effort involved. And luckily, you can buy a ton of products like these right on Amazon. Ahead, a roundup of the 25 very best.
Of course, the "ideal" hair product or tool is likely to vary from one person to another. But ahead, you'll find something for everyone: from do-it-all oils and deep-repairing masks to curling irons, flat irons, and other stylers that require little fuss (plus, a few fun accessories thrown in for good measure). The best part is, nothing on this list costs over $35, with the majority of products going for $15 or less.
If your interest is piqued, keep scrolling to shop some of the best affordable hair tools and styling products on Amazon right now. You don't need a ton of time, money, or even skills to achieve gorgeous hair — trust me.
1 A Smoothing & Shine-Enhancing Oil That's Good For Your Hair
Argan oil tends to receive all the praise when it comes to multi-tasking hair oils, but
jojoba oil might actually be more useful. This golden oil can help encourage hair growth, thanks to its scalp-stimulating properties, and it's also great for promoting generally stronger, healthier hair, since it's rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Use it on its own on damp hair for added softness and shine, or add a drop to your go-to shampoo and/or conditioner. 2 The Easiest Way To Achieve Effortless Beachy Waves
Even those with hair that typically struggles to hold a curl can achieve perfect beachy waves with
this wonky-looking iron. Made with tourmaline technology, it couldn't be easier to use, and it has literally thousands of perfect five-star reviews from seriously enthused shoppers. "I am a super low maintenance girl. This took 5 minutes and was the easiest thing ever," wrote one reviewer. Another commented, "For real this thing is so stupid easy to use and the results are voluminous and beautiful." 3 A Non-Aerosol Dry Shampoo That Won't Weigh Down Fine Hair
Without using an environmentally-unfriendly (and TSA-prohibited) aerosol bottle,
this dry shampoo gives hair added grit, volume, and texture without weighing it down. Plus, it has a lovely lavender scent. 4 The Cult-Favorite Revlon One-Step Styler For Blowout-Worthy Hair
A bona fide cult-favorite boasting a 4.6-star overall rating after 300,000 reviews (!), the
Revlon One-Step is the one hair tool you *absolutely* need in your arsenal. A combo hair dryer and volumizer, it’s gentler than a standard hair dryer, so you can place it closer to your roots for extra lift, and the unique oval brush adds effortless shape and body. Ionic and ceramic technology help reduce frizz and prevent damage, so your hair stays silky and strong. And even if you don't have much skill in the blow-drying department, it provides a salon-worthy blowout every time — no round brush required. 5 This Sweet-Smelling Custard To Moisturize & Define Your Curls
Anyone with curly hair can attest to the fact that sometimes, your curls just don't pop the way you know they're capable of. But this
curl custard will make that a thing of the past. The lightweight formula moisturizes and defines curls of all types without weighing them down — and it smells delicious.
"Great amount of product for the cost, easy to use. Light, pleasant smell. Not greasy. Defines curls, even air drying in the Florida humidity. Highly recommend for all curly haired folks," commented one reviewer. "Very easy to use and smells amazing," wrote another.
6 A New, Hair-Transforming Product From L'Oreal That's Already Achieved Cult-Status
Though it's a recent launch from L'Oreal Paris,
everyone is talking about this revolutionary 8 Second Wonder Water rinse-out treatment. Several Bustle staffers have called it a game-changer. According to editor Lindsay Kirkman, "All hair types can get the advantage of soft and shiny locks in just eight seconds using this Wonder Water. It works so well that you can even use it in place of a conditioner. Also there are clever measurement marks on the bottle so you always know you’re using the correct amount for your hair length. For under $10 this is something salon-level quality."
Editor Amy Biggart noted, "There's no residue, which I love! That's one of my bigger worries with hair treatments generally."
7 A Spa-Quality Headband That Protects Your Hair While You Cleanse
As someone who regularly gets her face wash too close to her hairline, only for it to dry into flakes on her scalp,
this headband is a saving grace. It protects your hair as you wash your face or apply masks, keeping any of the harsh ingredients away from your hair and scalp. And since it's made of terrycloth, it's easy to wash — just toss it in with your regular laundry, and you're good to go. 8 A 20-Piece Set Of Clips In So Many Cute Styles
Want to upgrade your 'do in 30 seconds flat? Slip in one of these
adorable hair clips. This 20-piece set comes with clips in a wide range of styles, from dainty pearls to striking geometric designs. It's the quickest, easiest way to add pizazz to any hairstyle, and since you can use them to keep your hair out of your face, they're functional, too. 9 A Best-Selling Hair Mask To Repair & Prevent Breakage
Using ginseng, caffeine, and keratin,
this popular Marc Anthony hair mask helps reverse, repair, and prevent damage, which can even help your hair grow (or at least appear) longer. "Best hair mask ever," wrote one (of many) satisfied customers. "This has been a miracle for my hair. I actually have regrowth," they added. 10 A Mini Blow Dryer, So You Never Have To Deal With Hotel Dryers Again
You don't need me to tell you how terrible hotel blow dryers can be. So if you're a frequent traveler (or just hate traveling with bulky tools), this is the product for you. It's a
compact blow dryer that delivers nearly as much power as a full-sized model. Along with two heat and speed settings, it has a folding handle for easy packing, and it’s earned a 4.6-star overall rating after 15,000 reviews. 11 A Much Gentler (& Chicer) Alternative To Hair Elastics Silk scrunchies are much gentler on hair than standard hair elastics, yet they're just as strong. They're also totally on-trend right now: just throw your hair up in a bun or ponytail, and you'll have an instantly cool (albeit) effortless look in mere seconds. 12 A Straightener & Curling Iron In One
For those who love to alternate between straightening and curling their hair, this
two-in-one styler is a must-buy. Its curved edges can be used to create beachy waves, while its ceramic plates make it easy to achieve sleek, straight hair, if that's what you're after. Other highlights include a 30-second heat-up, an extra-long swivel cord, and five different heat settings (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 13 A Travel-Friendly Styling Product That Keeps Frizz & Flyaways Under Control
If you're constantly dealing with flyaways or unwanted frizz,
this mascara-shaped styler will be a game-changer. The formula is made of natural, plant based waxes that hold and smooth hair without leaving behind a greasy residue. Its oversized bristles are big enough for longer and/or thicker hair types, and its small tube allows for easy on-the-go application. 14 A Smartly Designed Detangling Brush You Can Use On Wet Hair
While it's typically advised that you don't brush your hair while its wet (because it's easier to break when it's water-logged),
this brush allows for seamless detangling straight out of the shower. Its flexible bristles glide through hair without snagging, while its unique vents allows for faster drying when you use it to blow dry. 15 A Soft Satin Pillowcase That Reduces Breakage, Tangles, & Knots Silk pillowcases are great for your skin and hair, since they're much gentler than cotton. Just by sleeping in one, you're actually doing your hair a favor, since the reduced friction will help cut down on breakage, tangles, and knots. Choose from 25 colors and prints to suit any style of bedroom decor. 16 A Sleeping Cap So You Can Maintain Perfect Hair Overnight Sleeping caps are another great option when it comes to maintaining your 'do while you sleep. This one is lined in satin, so it's extra gentle, and if you're worried about waking up with an elastic mark on your head, never fear; it's made with breathable bamboo instead of constricting elastic. 17 This Shampoo & Conditioner Duo That Promotes Stronger Hair
If you're dealing with thinning or generally weak-feeling hair, try
this shampoo and conditioner duo. It's spiked with biotin and collagen, both of which can help encourage thicker, stronger hair — and customers say it really works. "My hair loss has almost completely halted," commented one reviewer, who also raved about how long the bottles lasted. "This treatment positively changed the life of my hair and I will continue to buy," wrote another. 18 These Extra-Large Hair Ties That'll Hold Up Thick Hair
Say goodbye to slipping buns and ponytails with
these oversized hair ties. They'll hold back even the thickest, longest of hair, but without risking breakage, since they don't have a metal connector in the center. Plus, they stay stretchy for months, according to reviewers. 19 The Most Popular Hair Mask On Amazon
hydrating mask from Arvazallia is one of the best-rated hair masks on Amazon, with nearly 4,500 perfect five-star reviews (and counting). Rich in argan oil, it works to smooth, strengthen, soften, and repair hair, all while enhancing shine. One reviewer called it a "miracle in a jar;" another labelled it "the hair savior." 20 These Handy Tools That Create The Perfect Bun Every Time
These funky little tools are like snap bracelets for your hair, except they help you shape the
perfect bun every single time. All you've got to do is roll up your hair and let the ends snap together. You can create high buns or low buns with this tool — and since it's brown, it blends into darker hair types perfectly. 21 A Cult-Favorite Hair Towel That Reduces Drying Time & Prevents Frizz
Typical towels tend to be rough on hair, which can lead to breakage and increased frizz. But a
soft microfiber towel blots the moisture from your hair much more gently than a terrycloth towel does. And since microfiber is so absorbent and breathable, it dries your hair much faster. As a last perk, these hair-specific towels are much smaller and lightweight, so they won't weigh down your hair as you wear them around the house. 22 The Clarifying Shampoo You Should Be Using Once A Week
If you tend to use a lot of hair products, and are finding that your hair is constantly falling flat, then you're probably in need of a clarifying shampoo.
This one is on the gentler side, so it helps to remove product buildup without stripping your hair. After just one use, your hair will be bouncier and lighter. Just make sure to use it only once a week — that's all you need to do the job. 23 This Argan Oil Styling Cream For Hydration & Hold This styling cream helps add definition, texture, and hold without looking crunchy; it can also be used to smooth flyaways and create sleek, pulled-back hair styles. Made with argan oil, it adds a good bit of hydration too, making it a great pick for anyone with curls or dry, damaged hair. Just pull a bit with your fingers and work it into your hair. 24 A Satin Pillowcase That Was Designed Specifically For Travel
Love your silk pillowcase so much that you want to bring it with you when you travel? This
on-the-go case packs much more nicely than your bulky bed pillow would. It comes with its own little carrying case, and allows you to get a good night's sleep without worrying about hair breakage — even when you're away from home. The case slips over just about every size hotel pillow, too, so you don't have to worry about measurements. 25 The Protectant Spray You Should Be Using Every Time You Heat-Style Your Hair
Keep your hair protected from heat-induced damage with this
HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector spray. Whether you heat-style your hair daily or only do so once in a while, this is one product you'll always want to keep in your arsenal. Using argan oil and a blend of other vitamins and antioxidants, it not only keeps your hair protected from heat and humidity, but also offers softening benefits and helps reduce unwanted frizz. It's even safe for use on extensions!
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This article was originally published on
Feb. 28, 2020