Every natural knows that our kinks and coils have a mind of their own. When it comes to natural hair tools, there are many options out there to help maintain your curls. Here are a few natural hair tools that every natural needs and should definitely have in their arsenal:
[ad name=”Media.net”]A spray bottle is an absolute MUST for natural hair. It is one of the cheapest hair tools that you will ever buy and get a few year’s use out of it. Spray bottles are good for refreshing and moisturizing your curls with a bit of water and conditioner, making your hair pliable and easier to manipulate and style.
Read: 5 DIY Moisturizing Spray
Hair clips are super important when it comes to sectioning off your hair. Attacking your curls head on can be a bit intimidating, so working in sections and using clips to keep those sections separate makes managing your curls a lot easier. It also saves you a ton of time, too!
Looking to up your deep conditioning game this year? Plastic processing caps are absolutely necessary, allowing your hair to hold in moisture as you deep condition. After applying your deep conditioner, simply cover your hair with a plastic cap for 15-30 minutes. Your body heat helps the ingredients from your deep conditioner absorb into the hair follicle, allowing for more moisturized and supple hair.
[ad name=”ad3″]Hair steaming is basically adding moisture to the hair in the form of moist heat (steam). Steaming is extremely beneficial for its moisturizing properties. We all know that the best form of moisture is water! The moist heat from the steamer helps lift the hair cuticle, allowing your conditioner and the moisture from the steam to penetrate and absorb into the hair shaft more effectively, resulting in hair that is revitalized and moisturized! Hair steamers are a great tool for every texture, especially women with low-porosity hair who find it hard to keep their curls moisturized. Sit under your steamer while you deep condition, and your hair literally soaks up the product! Aside from conditioning, steaming can be used to refresh lifeless curls in the morning, add volume to your hair without excess heat, or add a bit of moisture before re-twisting at night.
I highly recommend investing in a good hooded dryer for your hair. It will literally change your curls’ life! Hooded dryers are a great alternative to hair steamers. It’s really good for those suffering from really dry hair, lifting the hair’s cuticle to allow your conditioner to effectively moisturize your hair. Hooded dryers are a great tool if you want to cut down on drying time. Say goodbye to twist outs or braid outs that haven’t air dried completely overnight! Hooded dryers are also great for stretching your curls when you want to see some of your length.
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Bobby pins are great for creating a variety of hair styles, and are great for bad hair days or when you simply just don’t have the time to do much to your hair. From a fro hawk to a roll-tuck-and-pin, the style options are endless when using bobby pins.
Though it may seem a bit pricey for some naturals, a Denman Brush is one of those things you don’t want to miss out on. The Denman Brush allows for smoother detangling and is great for really clumping your curls together and distributing product throughout the hair evenly.
If you’re a little heavy handed with the oils, or just need an easy way to moisturize your scalp, an applicator bottle will become your saving grace. It’s narrow tip is great for applying oils directly to your scalp for those weekly scalp massages. They also come in handy for heating up oils for a hot oil treatment!
Satin Scarf/Bonnet/Pillow Case
Do I really need to explain the important of a satin scarf, bonnet, or pillow case……. Didn’t think so!
For those naturals who love big hair, this one’s for you boo! fluff, Fluff, and FLUFF till your hearts’ content!
Ouchless Head Bands/Scrunchies
Perfect for those days where you don’t feel like messing with your hair, or your twist out just isn’t acting right. Headbands/scrunchies are perfect for those chic updos and puffs!