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29 Cheap Things That’ll Bring You Nothing But Sweet, Sweet Relief


We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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An acupressure wristband that’ll work to minimize nausea caused by anything from pregnancy to chemotherapy to motion sickness. The band activates your P6 pressure point on your wrist, which has been proven to relieve nausea and vomiting.


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It’s also been known to work for post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nausea. It applies pressure on your wrist to help ~restore balance~.

Promising review: “I’m eight weeks pregnant and have had morning sickness nonstop every single day, and it has made my appetite go away so much that I feared for my baby’s health. I needed a quick fix so I could eat again. It worked amazingly. I went to Denny’s and ate my weight in pancakes! It feels so good not to feel nauseous all the time.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.68.

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A pair of compression socks to improve circulation and encourage blood flow through your toes up to your legs, which can help reduce swelling and provide relief from varicose veins. These are the ONE pair of socks you’ll never accidentally separate while doing your laundry. 🧦


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Promising review: “I highly recommend these. I am currently eight months pregnant and wear these beauties every single day. I never knew how painful the swelling in my legs and feet could be until recently, but these socks were a complete game-changer. I stand for over nine hours a day at work, so I can’t begin to explain how badly my legs and feet ached. I have a picture of what my feet looked like with (right, shown above) and without using the socks (left, shown above). The difference is tremendous!!” —Olivia Stockdell

Get them from Amazon for $16.79 (available in sizes S/M–L/XL and nine colors).

To learn more, check out “Nurses, Athletes, Pregnant People, And Travelers Swear By These $20 Socks.”


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A respiratory essential oil blend that can help you find relief from allergies and nasal congestion. It’s formulated with eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemon to ~naturally~ relieve your symptoms.


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If normal allergy medication makes you drowsy, this is worth a shot! It has a spicy and warm scent to help ease inflammation and irritation that causes swelling and blocks airways.

Promising review: “I am so pleased with this oil! I was so tired of taking medicine to help with my breathing problems. I was always so congested, both in my sinuses and in my throat and chest. I put this oil in my diffuser and within minutes, the congestion started breaking up. After a few hours I could breathe easily. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle! I have already repurchased this and will continue to do so.” —catsinjax

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

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An organic nipple cream to soothe chapped nursing nipples. Its lanolin- and cruelty-free formula is made with marshmallow and calendula oil, and is thickened with beeswax and shea butter to provide additional moisture. Reviewers say this’ll make nursing at least a little less uncomfortable for anybody nursing out there.


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You can use this *while* breastfeeding — no need to remove it prior!

Promising review: This has been a lifesaver. My daughter was born and was labeled an aggressive eater and we were having latch problems because of it. She destroyed my nipples in a 24 hour period and my lactation consultant gave me the Medela stuff.. it just wasn’t helping much and my nipples were scabbed and bleeding. So I took to the internet to look for some magic cure and stumbled across this stuff. Lots of great reviews from bloggers and the reviews on Amazon seemed promising. So I ordered it and waited in anticipation. Once I received it I immediately applied it and felt instant relief! I was surprised and told my husband I could feel relief!! Fast forward a week later and I’m healed up! I still use it because the nips get dry but it’s a godsend.” —Victoria Davis

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

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A pack of SweatBlock wipes for anyone whose armpits seemingly have a little waterfall running through them. They help prevent sweat and pit stains so you can raise your arms without worry. 🙋


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Apply it every seven days! This is STRONG so if you have sensitive skin, I’d suggest you do a spot test first.

Promising review: “For anyone who might be skeptical, please allow me to put you at ease. If you have hyperhidrosis, meaning it can be 9 degrees outside and you’re still sweating under your arms, this product has the potential to change your life. I would sweat THROUGH a sport coat before noon. Enter the Sweat Block product. I’ve had it for three weeks and it is life-changing. I DO NOT sweat under my arms anymore. I’m still on the original box that I bought three weeks ago. I had to write a review after I was cleaning the garage today in 85-degree heat. I was sweating through my shirt on my back — BUT NOT MY UNDERARMS. It is amazing!” —Frosty McGee

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $18.99 (each box lasts two months).

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A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to protect your eyes from harmful digital eye strain, especially for people who stare at screens all day for work or school. And, they’re actually pretty cute! 🤓


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Promising review: “I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they’ve made a world of difference for me. And you can’t beat the price! I highly recommend!!” —kwatson

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 13 colors).

See a BuzzFeed editor’s review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in “8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December.” (#1)


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A bottle of castor oil formulated with vitamins and fatty acids to make your hair softer and healthier. It’ll also nourish and moisturize your scalp to promote hair growth.


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Promising review: “I had an allergy in my scalp 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try a hair-growing product to bring my hair back. I read online and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growth, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. My hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.


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A pair of earbud covers so you can actually wear your AirPods without living in constant fear that one’s going to fall out, never to be seen again… These grip to your inner ear to keep things nice and snug, and also prevent the AirPods from painfully digging too far into your ear.


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They’re specifically designed to comfortably fit AirPods even for long periods of time, like when running or exercising. And! Their ~passive noise reduction~ helps to improve the bass.

Promising review: “My ears are a bit small and using the AirPods for long periods of time starts to become painful. These are perfect, because they allow me to wear the pods loosely (not shoved all the way in the ear) and still have great sound. They also help to keep the pods in my ear and not fall out. I highly recommend them for those who have had pain issues with the AirPods.” —Christy A.

Get a pack of three pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

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A jar of O’Keeffe’s hand cream that’s effective at repairing even the driest of hands. It works by creating a protective layer on your skin to actually keep moisture in, making your cracked, dry knuckles a thing of the past.


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Promising review: “I have a skin condition (related to eczema or psoriasis) on my hands that causes blisters, dryness, and cracking, especially during the winter. I used to scald my hands with hot water to get relief from the itching. I also used to keep bandages with me wherever I want to cover the bleeding cracks. The only things that has brought my condition under control are refraining from all caffeine and alcohol, limiting spicy food intake, and using O’Keeffe’s after showering or washing my hands. It took about 30 years for me to realize these things and I’m glad I finally am able to manage my skin condition. O’Keefe’s has a protective barrier and works its way deep into the tissue to get at those thick calloused areas on my knuckles. I keep O’Keefe’s with me wherever I go and it’s provided me with relief far better than anything else I’ve tried over or under the counter.” —SoulRaker

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

To learn more, check out “Over 6,000 People With Super-Dry Skin Are Obsessed With This Hand Lotion.”


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A pack of tea oil-absorbing tissues to tackle your shiny T-zone once and for all. Whether at home or on the go, these wipes are conveniently sized so you can have a perfect matte forehead all hours of the day.


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They’re even all-natural! They’re made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal to keep you nice and fresh all day.

Promising review: “I’ve had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they’re life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. They’re a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I’ll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they’re completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.95.

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A roll-on aromatherapy stick made with therapeutic peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to provide relief for your migraines and tension headaches. All you have to do is roll it on!


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Promising review: “Is this science? Witchcraft? Who cares! I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better if I covered my hotpack in this, zapped it in the microwave, and wrapped it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live.” —Katie P.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

To learn more about this, check out “Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life.”


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A bottle of earwax drops to loosen, soften, and ultimately remove all that earwax caked inside your ear canals. (Prepare to be just as disgusted as you are satisfied…)
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This cleanses your ears with a microfoam action that’s a safe and non-irritating way to soften and remove earwax.

Promising review: “My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one that doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH. The gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It’s amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works.” —CD

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.


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A tube of BioFreeze that, thanks to its cooling menthol formula, will soothe sore muscles, backaches, achey joints, and even pain caused by arthritis.


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Promising review: “Biofreeze is a great product for aches and pains. My massage therapist recommended it years ago and I’ve been a dedicated customer ever since. Anytime I’m tense or have a knot in my neck or back I use it. It really helps to relax the area and allows me to work out the problem areas. My husband uses it for chronic back pain to cool the area and help him stretch out his back better.” —Sara F

Get it from Amazon for $12.64.

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A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray to hydrate your neck and face, immediately giving you a more youthful, vibrant complexion. It’ll also help alleviate redness, and is suitable for all skin types.


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It’ll also restore your skin’s pH balance and absorb excess oil. It’s everything you want your toner to do, except now you can use it WHEREVER. Plus it’s organic and suitable for sensitive skin!

Promising review: “I have been using this rose water for about three weeks now. I am in shock! The redness in my face is gone! I used to put on foundation almost every day because of my redness and acne scars. I now go out of the house with zero makeup on and feel confident in doing so. My face is super soft! My husband actually thought I was wearing makeup because my face was so clear. I’m so happy I took the leap and bought it!” —crystal

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.


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A set of squishy eggs designed to help you focus and relieve stress. They come in three different resistance levels, so you can actively train your wrists and prevent tension.


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Promising review: “I work at a desk about 11–12 hours a day with TONS of typing. Since using these, I’ve noticed less pain and strain in my wrists and hands, and they are also a great stress reliever. I’ve gotten people at my office hooked. I think they’re totally worth the price.” —Petite Loeb

Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

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A Burt’s Bees after-sun lotion because some people will never learn from their mistakes. So, if you do forget to reapply your sunscreen, this *recovery* lotion exists for you. It’s made with natural antioxidants and nutrients that’ll soothe your sunburn and restore moisture to your skin.


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Promising review: “This is the best product ever for sunburns! There’s no peeling or itching — simply amazing! The photos (above) are only four days apart.” —Carrie

Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

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A bottle of herbal sleeping aids that can help you gently fall asleep, because counting sheep and reading just aren’t cutting it. AND, unlike other sleep aids, these won’t have you feeling all groggy in the morning.


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Their vegan formula contains magensium, valerian root, chamomile, rice bran, and melatonin (and contain 60 capsules).

Promising review: “Over the last several years, I’ve always had problems with falling asleep and then sleeping throughout the night once I do fall asleep. I found this while searching for sleep aids and thought I would give it a try — and I’m glad I did! I take these 20–30 minutes before going to bed and I have no problem falling asleep now. Better yet, once I fall asleep, I sleep all night without waking up and feel much more well-rested the next day. Plus, there is no groggy feeling the next day.” —Chris Hubbard

Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

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And! A set of foam earplugs that contour to your inner ear for a perfect, noise-cancelling fit — which means you’ll actually get a good night’s rest, no matter how loud your neighbor’s music.


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Promising review: “I purchased these earplugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hangar. It’s particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these earplugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the earplugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. These will be the only earplugs I wear from now on.” —Emily Buss

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

To learn more, check out “These $6 Earplugs Actually Changed The Way I Sleep.”


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A pack of extra-thick hair ties to pull back (and keep back) heavy, thick, and curly hair. They tie comfortably, won’t damage your hair, and won’t give you a headache like your other hair ties do.


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Promising review: “My hair is sooooo thick and heavy. I’ve struggled for years with headaches, snapping hair ties, and ripping hair out, even when I have non-metal bands. No more! These are worth the money!” —Vivian Solomon

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three color combinations).

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Pimple patches so you can drain that Mount Vesuvius of a zit that popped up on your forehead. They’re also invisible, which means you can wear them out in public and not feel any more self conscious than you already do from the zit itself.


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Promising review: “I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I’m just in awe of this product. What are these magical stickers?! After washing my face last night, I put a patch on a new, under-the-skin pimple from hell, and when I woke up this morning all of the pus had been pulled out. My pimple is flush and feels so much better. It’s all but gone.” —Matt F.

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $6.99.


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A tube of Benadryl anti-itch gel for when it’s already too late to use bug spray. Those suckers may have gotten the best of you, but this’ll absolutely minimize itching and make them less irritating.


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It’ll deliver a ~cooling sensation~ so you can cancel itching from bug bites, scrapes, burns, and cuts.

Promising review: “I was skeptical that this would offer more relief than the hydrocortisone creams, but for me it actually does. I am severely sensitive to mosquito bites and I live in a cabin in the woods in a remote area, so having something that provides relief means a lot to me! Hooray for Benadryl! I like that it’s a gel and it really doesn’t small much at all, which is nice!” —Barbara L. Isbell

Get it from Amazon for $5.42.

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Or, a bug bite suction tool to extract all the nasty saliva, venom, and irritants from your skin that are causing you to react to the bug bite in the first place.


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This compact, easy-to-carry tool works on all kinds of pesky bites: mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies and more.

Promising review: “Them darn skeeters love me. Although this gadget doesn’t deter me from being bitten, I can now at least have some relief by suctioning out their nastiness. The itchiness was gone instantly and the swelling went down. I even scratched the area I was bit and there was no itchy sensation. I used the small end since it was just a mosquito bite and it worked really well. I only bought one to test and now I will get a few more to have around.” —RockMyZendotcom

Get one from Amazon for $9.95


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A peppermint foot spray to kiss your stinky, smelly feet goodbye once and for all. It uses a blend of essential oils and herbs to deodorize shoes AND promote foot hygiene.


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Promising review: “This product is great. It’s more effective than any foot powder or aerosol spray I’ve used (and I’ve used a lot of the big brands). It has a much milder and more pleasant scent so you don’t gas yourself applying it, or trail around a strong scent that makes it obvious you were using a foot spray/powder for several hours after application. For busy feet (like working out and hiking), it seems to reduce calluses and blisters. For anyone interested, it also softens and exfoliates the skin. It does not seem to stain socks or shoes and washes out easily.” —J. Boutilier

Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

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A nonslip mouse pad with built-in wrist support to prevent your hand from drooping while you WFH all day. Keeping your wrist lifted is key to preventing wrist pain!


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Promising review: “This pad is gorgeous with beautiful colors and lays perfectly. I bought this specifically because of the pad for my wrist. I had developed carpal tunnel, but after a day of using this my wrist is much better. I’d definitely buy this again — nice quality.” —Lainey

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 25 patterns).


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A pair of silicone anti-slip sleeves that’ll *actually* keep your glasses in place throughout the day, even during physical activities. Plus, they’ll put an end to any uncomfortable behind-the-ear digging.


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Promising review: “Finally the solution to my issues. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. I tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. I purchased these and what a difference; my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they’re so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER.” —Andrea Lincoln

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

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A pack of toe separators to realign overlapping toes and discreetly provide relief from bunions — you can even wear them with your shoes or sandals!


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Promising review: “These are absolutely a godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery! My first toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer! Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear even with your shoes or sandals on.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).


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A foot file and callus remover that’ll make your feet shinier and smoother than ever. Plus, watching all that dead skin fall off is a satisfying, cathartic activity when there isn’t much else to do.


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Promising review: “To say the least, I was pretty apprehensive about using what is advertised as a ‘Colossal Foot Rasp.’ Pretty terrifying labeling if you ask me. But HOLY CRAP this thing works. I had to do a before and after shot. It looks Photoshopped but it absolutely is not!” —Derrick

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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A bottle of anti-fog spray to keep your glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask, because not being able to see can be almost as dangerous as not wearing a mask in public.


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Reviewers note that this spray is not as effective when applied to prescription glasses with anti-reflective coating. If you have glasses with an anti-reflective coating, check out this spray from Optix 55.

Promising review: “At the beginning of this pandemic I decided to get this wonderful product! We are a clinic that continually is dealing with treating covid patients and swabbing them out in their cars. Our doctor and I were both so impressed with this product immediately. I referred several other health care coworkers to also buy this product to eliminate fog from our glasses and goggles. They too were impressed by the prompt arrival of this item but what a dream it was to use. The glasses remain crystal clear, with no retouch during the day and no sensitivity to the product.” —Ms. Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

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And an all-natural de-tangler spray that works wonders on all hair types. Now you’ll no longer have to nearly bring yourself to tears every morning as you try to get your bedhead under control.


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Project Qurls is a queer-owned business created by Madin Lopez in Los Angeles, CA selling a variety of hair-care products.

Promising review: “This is my new favorite detangler. First of all, the smell is amazing! Throughout the day, I’ll get a wiff of the scent and ask myself, ‘what smells so good?’ Then I realize it’s my hair. Secondly, my hair gets the worst tangles. After a few days it all becomes a big knotted ball that’s painful to comb out. This detangler was able to make combing out my hair tolerable. It worked well and made my curls bouncy. This is my new go-to product!” —Sabine

Get it from Project Qurls on Etsy for $18.75.


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