Bad hair days can really throw your whole week out of whack—especially when they happen at the very beginning! You could be wearing your newest, most expensive ensemble, but if your mane refuses to cooperate, it just ruins the entire effect. Boo.

Now, if I’ve learned something from being a mom, it’s that everything from sleepless nights to having no time to get your hair and makeup done has a solution. Everything. So without further ado, here’s exactly what helped me get my hopelessly tangled tresses in tiptop shape. These 5 top picks will give you good hair days from now on!

THE SHAMPOO

Frederic Fekkai’s Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Hibiscus Protein Shampoo
Okay, this is perfect for those who seek sleek, straight, flyaway-free hair. With its flower protein formula, this shampoo is the ideal cleanser and hair-reviving supplement for those who iron their locks daily.

THE CONDITIONER

Bumble and Bumble’s Super Rich Conditioner
This rich, rich formula locks in the moisture that shampoo tends to strip completely away. Now, remember, it’s always advisable to concentrate your conditioner on the tips of your hair, rather than your scalp. This is so that your hair doesn’t get weighed down and lose its volume on the crown!

THE TREATMENT

Argan De Luxe Argan Oil Nutrition Infusing Mask Treatment
No time to head to the parlor for a tangle-fighting treatment? Just buy a tub of this argan oil potion and give yourself a hair mask at least once a week. This will give your hair extra tender-loving nourishment so you don’t have to worry about gnarls, frizz, and general messiness.

THE BRUSH

Tangle Angel Classic in Black
I must say, this cult favorite lives up to the hype! It makes caring for your locks much easier, especially for those with Rapunzel-length hair who refuse to give into the more manageable lob. The brush is also very easy to clean and maintain, so plus points for practicality.

THE SECRET WEAPON

Toni and Guy Prep Smoothing Detangler
This is the perfect partner for the Tangle Angel. Spritz a bit all over your hair before brushing. You’ll feel the brush literally slip and slide through your tresses. Talk about a smooth operator!

Selfie courtesy of Patty Laurel-Filart