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32 Products With Before-And-After Photos You Basically Have To See To Believe They’re Real

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1.

A downright magical foot peel that’ll shed all the dead skin that’s been keeping you out of flip flops for years.


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Promising review: “I can’t believe I’m posting a picture of my foot to Amazon, but there’s a first time for everything I guess. Being a New Yorker, I’m used to walking A LOT, and as a result, my feet were dry, calloused, and just plain disgusting. I wouldn’t even touch my feet and was embarrassed to wear sandals. I didn’t want to pay for a pedicure, so I tried this, and I’m so glad I did. I couldn’t believe all the skin that peeled off my feet. I felt like a shedding snake. As crazy as it sounds, my new beautiful feet have given me a boost of self-confidence. I can’t wait to wear sandals again .”—AmazonCustomer

Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

2.

A two-pack of stainless-steel tongue cleaners you’ll (hopefully) use as often as your other dental products — because daily oral hygiene can include more than just brushing, flossing, and rinsing.


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Promising review: “Unfortunately I, like many, suffer from bad breath and have tried so many things to stop it. I read that sometimes it’s the germs on your tongue that can cause it, so I went crazy trying to brush my tongue. Of course we all know how that ends — gagging, watery eyes, and it still looks like that gross film is on your tongue. This product is really easy to use and I can get very far back on my tongue without activating my gag reflex. Also, it doesn’t have the feeling like brushing with a toothbrush does. This cleaner just glides across my tongue, taking all the icky germs and bad breath with it. I love my nice new fresh breath and bolster of confidence!” —jordan

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.58.

3.

A scratch-free scraper tool so you can remove labels and other sticky things like a civilized person instead of using your nails like some sort of X-Men character.


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You can use this to scrape off candle wax from tables, dried food from countertops, adhesive stickers off new products, soap build-up in bathrooms, etc!

Promising review: “The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It’s firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn’t scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention.” —MissPicky

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

4.

A cast-iron scrubber that’ll help you scrape even the most stubborn bits off food off the skillet without removing the seasoned coating.


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Promising review: “This has completely changed the way I use my cast-iron pan. I can cook whatever I want and know the pan will be as good as new. For people who worry about the seasoning on the pan, this definitely won’t hurt a thing. Once I’m done cleaning, I’ll shake off any excess water and then heat it on the stove top for a minute until its completely dry. I’ll then put a a very light coating of oil on it and heat it up again and the pan will be good to go for the next use. My pan has never cooked better.” —Josh

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

5.

A Diamond Dazzle Stik with a twist-to-dispense design that makes cleaning your jewelry so easy you’ll do it just for fun.


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Promising review: “Don’t get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However…after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik…*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!” —liltreeclimber

Get it from Amazon for $6.63.

6.

And these silver polish wipes that’ll revive even your most beat up bracelets and hoop earrings.


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Promising review: “It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family’s silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn’t have any interest in polishing something that we weren’t using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!” —Kehrli

Get a pack of 20 wipes from Amazon for $15.49+ (also available as packs of six and 20).

7.

An ink remover to get rid of accidental pen stains made by clumsy adults, or Sharpie marker masterpieces made by children who don’t respect people’s property.


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Promising review: “Amodex took ink out of my expensive scrubs. A pen leaked in my pocket and made a thick glob of ink stain on the scrub jacket and a little on the pants. After using the Amodex and washing in cold water, there is no evidence of a stain and the fabric looks exactly how it looked before the stain. There was no damage or discoloration of the fabric. Thank you, Amodex. This product just saved me the $75 that it would have cost to replace the scrubs.” —Michelle hammer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in packs of one, two, three, and four).

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Or this red-wine stain remover for boozier sorts of stains. Your rug, couch, and favorite blanket will thank you.


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Promising review: “When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand-new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn’t just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.78+ (also available as a pack of four).

9.

A shoe shining kit to transform your worn-out boots back to how they looked when you got them. The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.


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Promising review: “KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven’t found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber.” —Lord McFatty

Get it from Amazon for $17.63.

10.

A Lip Bar Skin Serum Foundation, which is infused with ultra hydrating hyaluronic acid to make skin appear smoother and more even with every application. It’s basically like a genie in a bottle, if all genies were sentient skincare products from heaven.


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Lip Bar is a Black-owned, woman-owned business and all of its products are vegan and cruelty free (no unnecessary chemicals!!).

Promising review: “I absolutely love this product! It is the PERFECT shade without me having to test it. This is literally a dream to be able to have a messy-free and effortless foundation. I used to buy two foundations, mix them just to get a subpar shade PLUS they were made of glass and would crack in my makeup bag (ughh). Such a mess. And this foundation has Irish sea moss, a win win win!” —Saniyyah B.

Get it from Lip Bar for $28 (available in 26 shades).

11.

A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to treat those nasty, irritating, and sometime pretty painful ingrown hairs and razor bumps.


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Promising review: “I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!” —Angela

Get it from Amazon for $23.96.

12.

A pack of Bottle Bright tablets for your water bottle(s), which are super simple to use and probably fun to watch if you like seeing fizzy things. The best part is there’s no scrubbing required.


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Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (also available as a pack of 36).

13.

A snout soother, because our furry friend’s need to be well-moisturized too! This thing will keep their noses ready for sniffs all day long.


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Promising review: “Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol’s repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn’t work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this.” —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

14.

And a pet earwax cleaner to clean out all the gunk they’ve got stored in there. Hopefully this means they’ll hear you better when you tell them to pipe down during your Zoom meeting.


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Promising review: “I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn’t get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!” —Tricia S.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

15.

A grout pen that’ll…well…hide dirty grout. Which is a quick and easy project for lazy people who’d rather not spend an entire afternoon actually *removing* dirty grout.


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Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving, and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I’m very happy with this product!” —Jenelle

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

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And a disposable cleaning wand, because the only thing worse than dirty grout is a dirty toilet.


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The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

Promising review: “Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it’s just mocking you. It’s never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you’re done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean.” —Juliana

Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

17.

A cleanser and polishing powder that’ll restore your tarnished cookware, and once again make your most cherished pots and pans presentable enough to post your cooking photos on Instagram.


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The cleanser is nonabrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

Promising review: “As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!” —Donette

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.01 (available in two additional sizes).

Kayla, an editor here at BuzzFeed, gave this cleanser a try — read her full review to learn more about how you can use this cleanser to basically clean your entire house!

18.

An itsy-bitsy toenail brace kit to flatten out your curved nails and prevent them from jabbing into your skin and becoming ingrown.


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The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply them.

Promising review: “I never realized how curved and not-OK my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem that could be resolved! Now I’m on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON’T grow curved into my skin!” —Jamie H.

Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

19.

A bitter but harmless clear polish that’s so unpleasant you’ll chew on a jean jacket before wanting to bite your nails again.


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Promising review: “I have been a nail biter for at least 15 years and have tried yet again to break the habit. This polish tastes horrible and definitely stops me from biting. When you use it I would suggest keeping a drink near by for the first couple times you try to bite your nails. Also be careful when eating finger foods because you can accidentally get a little taste. I would buy again, and recommend to anyone trying to stop biting their nails or for thumb-suckers. The polish is a clear coat but does give your nails a shine.” —Megan Range

Get it from Amazon $9.97.

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And a bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle Solaroil so that broken and peeling nails will be a thing of the past.


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Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don’t have to worry about weak nails anymore!

Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-oz refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

21.

A headlight restoration kit that could potentially save you a trip to the auto shop and make life on the road a lot safer for you and fellow drivers.


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The kit includes a disc pad holder, six gold sanding discs, four white finishing discs, one gray refining disc, a compounding pad, and a packet of rubbing compound.

Promising review: “Ok, I write reviews, but rarely do I get ‘wowed’ by a product, and this one is one of those ‘wows’. It sort of makes sense from the beginning to use a DRILL to help sand off the layers of oxidized yellowing plastic. If you buy the one where you ‘hand sand,’ you can imagine how long the sanding process can be. We’re not in the dark ages; we can use tools and this 3M headlight restore kit does the job magnificently. That said, while it may not take two hours, this will take about 45 minutes to do a good job. It’s easy once you read the instructions. Depending on the condition of your headlights, it may take you one or two hours, BUT doing a through job will give you a big reward.” —Gordon W.

Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

22.

A bottle of makeup brush shampoo that’s so pleasing to use you’ll actually wash your brushes as often as you’re supposed to (yes, shots fired).


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Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out.” —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available as a pack of two).


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Promising review: “We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stove top for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.44.

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An anti-dandruff shampoo that’ll save you from having to shell out a co-pay at a dermatologist’s office. Whether you have a relatively mild case of dandruff or your scalp and shoulders resemble the Swiss Alps during ski season, this thing will become a staple of your shower routine.


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Promising review: “MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it.” —Chris

Get it from Amazon for $14.84+ (available in two sizes).

25.

Or a natural dry shampoo powder if you don’t have time for a full wash but would like to LOOK like you had time for a full wash. Think of it as a small bottle of innocent deception.


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Promising review: “It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don’t wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I’ve been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.” —Rachel G.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

26.

A grooming glove that can be used wet or dry to remove excess hair from your furriest friend *and* give them endless belly rubs at the same time.


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Promising review: “Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn’t too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away, leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I’m going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Get each glove from Amazon for $7.99 (available in both left-handed and right-handed versions).

27.

A six-pack of nontoxic moth traps that’ll deliver results you’ll be thrilled and absolutely disgusted by.


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Note: these are meant to trap pantry moths, not closet moths.

Promising review: “When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!” —Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $15.97 (available in a pack of 6 or 20 and two colors).

28.

Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector to gently remove dead skin cells and gradually reveal that picture perfect complexion you always knew was there to begin with.


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Promising review: “After adding this to my very easy, lazy regime, I do not wear make up anymore. I’ve been using this product for a month and I repeat: I DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP ANYMORE. I used to have to put on some sort of concealer or tinted moisturizer before leaving the house and now I do not. It has taken care of my breakouts, some acne scarring and also some black head/ large pore things. Very grateful for this product. I will continue to use and purchase.” —shannon

Get it from Glossier for $24.

29.

An ultra soft cradle cap comb that’ll safely remove any dry skin from your baby’s head. Those rough patches may shock you at first, but they’re actually more common and less serious than you may think.


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Cradle cap — aka, seborrheic dermatitis — is an incredibly ordinary dry scalp condition that affects infants. In most cases, it isn’t very serious, but this brush can help alleviate symptoms.

Promising review: “The pictures posted here are legit. It makes removal so much easier and gives more consistent removal than my previous method of washcloths or just scratching the cradle cap off with my fingernails. It’s amazing and gross and wonderful. My babe doesn’t even flinch when I spend 10 minutes clearing his scalp of all the goo. It seems to be soothing to him. I just apply baby shampoo, then brush a little with the blue brush. Then I slowly start to comb in sections all in one direction. Then I go back and forth in multiple directions. It’s shocking the amount of dead skin that comes off. I’ve even used it successfully in his eyebrows (he gets some cradle cap there, too). This is a KEEPER!” —ZMomUtah

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


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Promising review: “My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good, I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I’m totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn’t leave it greasy or weigh it down. I’ll definitely buy again.” —Ellie

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Bek, a BuzzFeed editor, thinks this protein treatment is the miracle product she’s been searching for — read this post on game-changing beauty products to learn why!

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This Briogeo Strengthening Treatment Oil capable of de-frizzing virtually all hair textures — which is partially a result of the brand being Black woman-owned and primarily reliant on natural ingredients.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried a lot of conditioning oils for my hair and have been happy with Moroccan oil but I’ve never found anything that smells this terrific and leaves your hair so soft. Only use a small amount or your hair will look greasy. Use the right amount to look BAM!” —Ayzahra

Get it from Briogeo for $30.

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A bottle of sulfate-free Biotin shampoo infused with tea tree, jojoba, and Argan oils to help treat hair loss. This is a viable option for folks whose hair is thinning a bit sooner than expected, or people simply looking to go a few extra rounds with father time.


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Promising review: “I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It’s longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair.” —Diane J. Huff

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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