web analytics

Your Worst Hair Problems Solved: What Product To Use

Best Products to Solve Hair Problems like limp hair and frizz

If only we all had perfect hair. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. There’s always something you want to fix. Whether that’s dryness, damaged and split ends, brassiness, frizz or you just want to add volume at the roots, it’s hard to know how to fix things. Over the years I’ve fought all of those hair battles, here are my favorite products to fix all of those issues!

The best products to solve dry, damaged, flat and brassy hair.

Dry Hair

I have two favorite products that help rehydrate my hair, deciding between the two depends upon how much time you have.

My favorite treatment for dry hair is Darshana Hair Oil (here’s my Darshana review). It will not make your hair greasy! I put it very liberally in my hair and leave it in as long as possible. I’ve even done overnight, but if that worries you try throwing your hair up in a bun for a few hours and then washing it out. The results are amazing!

If you don’t have time for an overnight treatment, then try swapping out your usual conditioner for Aussie 3 Minute Miracle in Moist (see my review here). It works fast and won’t weigh down your hair.

Damaged Hair

For damaged hair, I like to take a multi-product approach.

First, look for Olaplex (here’s my Olaplex review). Again, I actually sleep with this in my hair, it won’t weigh it down at all, but a few hours is ok too. This one resets the disulfide bonds in hair and repairs damage. My stylist adds it in to bleach for me as well, which helps with that damage right away.

Next, I love to use Kerastase Fusio-Dose. I get the treatment in the salon, and also bring home a kit to use every few weeks at home. You can see my in salon and at home reviews. I’m not certain exactly what the treatment does, but it dramatically cuts down on my split ends, makes my hair look much healthier and it only takes a few minutes.

Frizzy Hair

When my hair is frizzy, it’s actually mostly dry. So, I’ll do the dry hair treatments, but sometimes I just need to smooth a little frizz. I use a hair oil then. I have a bunch of them at home, but the one I reach for most often is Redken Diamond Oil. I only need a few drops, I just smooth it over my palms than then over my hair and instantly the frizz looks better.

You can check out my best frizzy hair tips here.


You know what I mean by brassiness. When your hair takes on an overly gold or orange tint? It doesn’t only happen to blondes, though they suffer from brassiness the most. I love Kenra’s Brightening Line to deal with this issue. They have a shampoo, conditioner, and a 10 minute treatment that help with this problem. You can see my review, but this stuff really does work right away.

Flat Hair

I have a lot of hair. Which sounds great, but it means that my hair tends to weigh itself down and still look flat and lanky. My favorite product for combating this is Redken Guts 10, a mousse that you spray right at your roots to add a ton of volume. You can check out my Redken Guts 10 Review.

What are your favorite hair problem solvers? Did I miss something?

Affiliate Links

Sign up for updates

About Me

Iā€™m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

Leave a Comment


  1. 12.15.17
    Ardith said:

    Thanks so much for this post and the recommendations. In recent years I’ve found that my biggest hair problem is seasonal. While my Bain de Terre hair products are perfect most of the time, right how they are failing me in the dry winter months. The indoor heat in particular tends to make my hair completely flat, even right after I dry newly washed hair.

    It may be that I need to revert to Pureology for the cold months, but if you happen to have some suggestions, I’m all ears. FYI, I’ve found I cannot use It’s a 10, CHI, or Fekkai products.

    Thank you and Happy Holidays, Ardith

    • 12.15.17
      Ardith said:

      P.S. I cannot use Redken products either. Yup, it’s a mystery.

      • 12.17.17
        15mins said:

        Which products from all of those lines have you used and why can’t you use them? Do you have an allergic reaction or you’ve tried a few products and have decided that the line doesn’t work? Just trying to figure out what to recommend to you šŸ™‚

  2. 10.23.21
    Aida said:

    Hi! Could you please suggest products for oily and thin hair?

    • 10.23.21
      Christine said:

      The classic dermatologist answer is Nioxin shampoo (the medicated one) for dandruff as it will also help oily hair. Be sure to buy one of the rubber scalp scrubbers and use it as well. We all think we scrub our scalps much better than we actually do! Nioxin also has some options that are still medicated but are also good for thin hair šŸ™‚