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Everyone knows how it feels. You have plans to go out, so you spend time rummaging through your closet looking for the perfect outfit. You find it, do your makeup and are almost set to go, except your hair's not quite ready yet. In fact, it's not coming together the way you thought it would and now all hope of having a good night is almost lost. I mean it sounds a little melodramatic, but if you're like me, that's what it really feels like sometimes. If my hair's not ready to be seen by the world, then my look is just not complete.

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The difficulty of achieving a good hair day at home is probably why we spend tons of money at the hair salon. At least for me, no matter how hard I try, I just don't get that salon-finished look when I style my hair myself. But I finally figured out why and the reason was right in front of my face. Hair stylists use high-quality hair tools to achieve any desired style. Whether it's bouncy curls or a straight, sleek look, they're only using the best of the best flat irons, blow dryers, curling wands, you name it.

But just because the tools are high-quality doesn't mean you can't find some in your price range. All it takes is a little research. Luckily, we've taken care of the hard work for you and created a round-up of some of the best-selling hair tools sold across the most popular beauty stores. From curling wands with interchangeable plates to scrunchies made of silk, here are the best-selling hair tools people are using to achieve their stylish looks.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, MamásLatinas may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.

 

This thermal straightening brush will give you a sleek look in just a few strokes. 1

The Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush uses ceramic bristles that emit infrared heat to give you a smooth and frizz-free look. You can monitor and set the temperature up to 450°F, but since it heats the hair in half the time of other conventional heat-styling methods, you can also reduce the risk of heat damage to your locks.

Buy it for $96 at Sephora.

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Skip hours of detangling in the shower by using this comb. 2

What makes the Ouidad Double Detangler Comb more than just a basic comb is its double-spaced rows of rounded teeth. The double rows allow it to detangle difficult knots effortlessly, so you experience less breakage. It’s a great tool for those with curly hair that’s prone to impossible knots.

Buy it for $26 at Sephora. 

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This hairstyling iron should be a staple in every beauty closet. 3

This hairstyling iron should be a staple in every beauty closet.

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The Ceramic Hairstyling Iron by CHI doesn’t just instantly straighten your hair, but it also restores moisture and shine. Its design makes it versatile enough that you can also use it to curl or add some waves to your hair. The iron heats up in just seconds, reaching a max temperature of 392°F.

Buy it for $71.99 at Ulta Beauty

Get a head of bouncy curls with these ceramic rollers. 4

Whether you’re going for effortless beachy waves or tighter curls, this Instant Heat Ceramic 12 Roller Hair Setter by Conair can help you achieve both looks. You’ll love that there’s no need to wait around for the rollers to heat up, since they’re ready in just three minutes. This roller set also comes with 12 butterfly clips and 12 metal clips, so you’re ready to start styling right away.

Buy them for $42.49 at Sally Beauty. 

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Treat your hair to some luxury with these scrunchies. 5

You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to sleep on a silk pillowcase or with a silk bonnet to eliminate hair breakage. You probably never thought about it, but the same thing applies to scrunchies. These Small Slipsilk Scrunchies by Slip use high-grade silk to reduce damage caused by hair tugging. They come in a pack of six, featuring colors like caramel, leopard, and pink.

Buy them for $39 at Sephora.

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Massage your scalp using this waterproof shampoo brush. 6

Let’s be real. The best part of going to a hair salon is having someone else do the hard work for you. It feels amazing to have someone else shampoo your scalp. This Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush by Maxsoft will give you the same feeling, while getting rid of product buildup by giving your scalp a much-needed deep clean.  

Buy it for $7.98 on Amazon.

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If you’re looking for volume, this professional blow-drying brush is the tool you need. 7

This Ceramic Ion Thermal Barrel Brush by Osensia is made with antistatic and ionic mineral-infused bristles that are able to withstand high heat. The brush heats up as you use it, speeding up drying time while providing the perfect amount of volume. It also comes with a built-in section pin so you’re not scrambling around looking for a comb to part your hair with.

Buy it for $15.99 on Amazon.

This detangling hairbrush is a celebrity hairstylist favorite. 8

The Thick & Curly Detangling Hairbrush by Tangle Teezer makes getting through textured and coarser hair types a lot easier and almost pain-free. The teeth are flexible enough that they don’t become trapped in tangles, reducing hair loss.

Buy it for $12 at Sephora.

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You can skip countless trips to the hair salon with your own hard hat dryer. 9

These may seem a little old school, like your grandma probably had one, but they still come in handy if you want to achieve salon-ready hair without the inconvenience of spending hours at the hair salon. The Hard Hat Dryer from Gold ‘N Hot has three heat and speed styling combinations, is collapsible for easy storage, and is big enough to fit a head full of large rollers.  

Buy it for $49.99 at Sally Beauty.

This set of professional combs is probably cheaper than your coffee-shop latte. 10

The Annie Professional Comb Set by Alincas includes 10 assorted combs, ranging from wide-tooth to hair pik-like, for all hair lengths. Most reviews love how inexpensive the whole set is and the plastic roll-out case the combs come in, which makes it easy to quickly select and remove the comb you need to use.

Buy them for $4.95 on Amazon.

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This argan oil-infused curling iron will help you achieve the perfect curls. 11

The argan oil-infused barrels of the One ‘n Only Argan Heat 1½ Inch Curling Iron will help eliminate frizz, while making your curls both smooth and shiny. This curling iron is a good option for those with color-treated hair, since it helps both protect and preserve color. The iron heats up to 400°F and features 30 different heat settings.

Buy it for $30.99 at Sally Beauty.

With its three interchangeable barrels, this might be the only styling wand you need. 12

Whether you’re looking for beach-made waves or tightly spiraled curls, the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set does it all. The wand has five adjustable heat settings and an auto-off feature. We all know how tricky it can be to get to the hair in the back, so the wand also comes with a heat resistant glove to prevent accidental burns.

Buy it for $250 at Sephora.

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Dyson's supersonic hair dryer is worth splurging on. 13

The Dyson SuperSonic Hair Dryer won an Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2017 and it’s not hard to tell why. The hair dryer features technology that measures air temperature 20 times a second, providing temperature control that prevents heat damage. The hair dryer is also quieter than most other dryers, is lightweight, and features heat shield technology that keeps it cool to the touch.

Buy it for $399 at Sephora. 

This flat iron uses special technology to make styling as effortless as possible. 14

The Digital Nano-Silver Flat Iron from Tool Science uses nanotechnology to keep your hair healthy as you style. Its tourmaline ceramic plates provide an easy glide, so that you don’t experience the annoying tugging pains of straightening. The iron heats up almost instantly and comes with an auto-shut off feature after 60 minutes, in case you forget to unplug it.

Buy it for $58 at Sally Beauty.

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This hair dryer attachment will turn it into a complete salon unit. 15

The Deluxe Softhood Hair Dryer Attachment by Hair Flair attaches to your hair dryer to dry a head full of rollers, curlformers, or Velcros. The hood has over 140 ventilation holes to make sure the heat is distributed evenly. This hair attachment is easy to travel with because its light and can be folded down compactly.

Buy it for $19.39 at Sally Beauty.

Used in every Drybar salon, this hair dryer will help you achieve a professional blowout at home. 16

The Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer uses ionic technology that cuts drying time by 20% compared to most other professional dryers. By sealing the cuticle, it reduces frizz and leaves your hair with a naturall shiny finish. The blow dryer comes with a wide and narrow nozzle that lets you switch between precision styling and fast hair-drying.

Buy it for $195 at Sephora. 

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This brush adds the power and heat of a flat iron to a paddle brush. 17

If you prefer straight hair with bounce and volume, then the Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush from Drybar can help you achieve that. Like a flat iron, the brush can heat up to a max of 450°F, making it a hair tool for all hair types. If you’re the forgetful type, this brush has a safety feature that shuts it off after 60 minutes.

Buy it for $145 at Sephora.

Skip the heat damage by using curlformers to create a head of spiral curls. 18

The Curlformers Extra Long & Wide 40 Piece Styling Kit from Hair Flair works on damp or dry hair to create a curly look without the use of heat, though if you want you can speed up the process by spending time under a hooded hat dryer. Because using heatless curlformers helps you avoid heat damage, these tools are also suitable for wigs and weaves.

Buy them for $60.49 at Sally Beauty.

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This comb is more than just a hair tool, but also a beautiful addition to your beauty dresser. 19

The Rose Quartz Crystal Energy Comb from Briogeo is handcrafted from natural rose quartz, a crystal that’s a symbol of loving energy and positivity. It will smooth and detangle your hair, while stimulating the scalp for healthier-looking hair. Because it’s handcrafted, the delicate comb is uniquely yours.

Buy it for $160 at Sephora. 

Everything your curls need is packed into this DevaCurl kit. 20

You’ll only be able to find the DevaCurl Ultimate Care Kit online. That’s how exclusive it is. The kit contains a DevaDryer, DevaFuser, DevaTowel, and some hair products to keep your curls hydrated and frizz-free. All you need to condition, style, and dry your hair is in the kit.

Buy it for $159 at Ulta Beauty. 

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This brush easily glides through your hair for a more voluminous look. 21

The Large Thermal Twirler Brush by Robanda is uniquely round so that straightening hair results in a full, bouncy look, instead of a pin straight hair without life. The brush is designed to twirl easily through the hair and is also ventilated so that drying hair doesn't take all day. This brush is ideal for those looking for blow-dried hair made of loose curls. 

Buy it for $17.95 at Ulta Beauty.

This hair dryer will quickly dry your hair without sacrificing style. 22

The T3 Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer uses digitally controlled heat and a wide and gentle airstream to dry your hair without sacrificing body and shine. You can control the speed and heat levels and alternate between the wider drying attachment or the more narrow styling head.

Buy it for $179 at Sephora.

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If you don’t want to experience the pain of burning a finger by mistake while styling, get this glove. 23

You know how it is when you’re using a curl wand. You try to get the very tip and end of the hair section around the barrel, without actually touching it. Without protection, it’s nearly impossible. The Sally Heat Resistant Glove will protect you from even the hottest of curling wands.

Buy it for $5.99 at Sally Beauty.

This hair tool is probably the one you never knew you actually needed. 24

The T3 Showerhead Replacement Filter removes 95% of chlorine and other impurities that can seriously affect your hair’s shine, color retention, and moisture levels. Chlorine can damage both hair and skin by drying both out. The showerhead filter features a mixture of copper, zinc, and calcium to remove chlorine, while tourmaline improves filtration.

Buy it for $25 at Sephora.

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Not only is this flat iron mesmerizing to look at, but it’ll help you achieve a sleek, frizz-free look. 25

The Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Flat Iron features rainbow titanium plates that heat up in just 15 seconds, so you don’t waste any time standing around in front of the bathroom mirror. It heats up to 455°F, so you can achieve a silky straight look no matter what hair type you have.

Buy it for $44.99 at Ulta Beauty.

Lay down those baby hairs the same way Jennifer Lopez does, using this mini comb and brush. 26

Camryn’s BFF Gentle Edges Brush is a double-sided brush and comb you can use to keep your hair edges smooth and tidy. It’s made of pure boar bristles, which stimulate the scalp to promote hair growth. The comb/brush is so gentle, you can even use it on your children’s hair.

Buy it for $2.39 on Amazon.

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A shower cap is an essential in every beauty closet. 27

The Morning After Shower Cap by Drybar is lined with terry cloth that absorbs moisture and steam to protect your blowout or keep other hair styles frizz-free. It’s made with a cotton-lined elastic grip that will hold the cap in place firmly, so you don’t have to stress about getting your hair wet in the shower.

Buy it for $16 at Sephora.

This tool is made specifically for smooth, long-lasting waves. 28

When the waves you’re trying to create with your usual styling iron just aren’t cutting it, use this Titanium Pro Triple Barrel Waver by Ion instead. The titanium barrels ensure that your hair is heated evenly throughout, while preserving natural moisture so you’re less prone to heat damage. The iron has digital temperature control and has an auto-off feature after 60 minutes.  

Buy it for $52.49 at Sally Beauty.

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This titanium curling wand is worth it just for its pretty shade of pink. 29

The Ondulé Curling Wand Blush by L’ange uses infrared heat technology to create neat curls, free from frizz. The rose gold wand automatically sets to the right curling temperature of 410°F, so you don’t have to worry about toggling between heat settings. The iron works with all hair lengths and comes with a heat-resistant glove, so you can concentrate on creating the perfect curl instead of worrying about accidental burns.

Buy it for $89 at Ulta Beauty.

For curls without frizz but full of volume, try these thermal wax core rollers. 30

The Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter is a set of 20 velvety rollers with color-coded clips. The rollers come in three sizes, allowing you to customize the size of your curls. Pay attention to the indicator light, which lets you know when the rollers are ready for styling. When you’re done, you’ll have a full head of drop-dead gorgeous curls.

Buy them for $16.99 on Amazon.