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5 Must-Have Tools for Natural Hair

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Most people love the beautiful textures and fabulous styles that you can create with your natural hair. But one of the biggest struggles with hair is getting it to behave the way that you intend. When it comes to conquering coils and taming tresses, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. Here are a few must have tools for controlling your curly coiffure.

#5 Detangling Brushes and Combs

Detangling brushes and combs can be found in most dedicated curly girls’ and guys’ cabinets. But how do you know you’ve chosen a good one? Let’s break down the best parts of a detangling brush and comb.

The best combs are the ones that allow for an easy grip, have gentle teeth, and the teeth are set widely apart. Combining these factors together encourages blood flow, optimal detangling, and reduces how much time you spend combing your hair.

Brushes are great for those of you who really struggle with tangles. If your hair needs advanced detangling, it’s a good idea to invest in one of these. The best detangling brushes are flexible, have widely spaced bristles, and, of course, have a great grip.


#4 Silk Protective Products

If you don’t already have a silk bonnet, scarf, and/or pillowcase, then you might be missing out on some of the most effortless hair care tools ever. Silk bonnets and scarves are great for maintaining your twist out curls, reducing frizz in your braids, and keeping moisture in your hair.

Though it might not be fashionable to wear a silk bonnet outside, you can still get away with wearing a silk bonnet all day. Silk bonnets are a great buffer between your natural hair and your headwrap or hat. You can also wear a silk scarf as an accessory if you want to promote the growth of your baby hairs.


#3 Professional Scissors

Professional scissors are incredibly important but are typically overlooked by most naturals. Whether you go to a professional or think that your kitchen scissors do the job just fine, it’s still important for you to own a pair of your own. But why professional scissors?

Simply put, these types of scissors were specifically designed by experts to cut hair. They’ll cut your hair in a way that’s not too blunt and will help with precision. Even if you won’t use them often, they’re still important to have. Most professional hair scissors aren’t more than $5 and can be found at your local beauty supply.


#2 Microfiber Towel

Microfiber towels are some of the softest, fluffiest towels on the market. Not only are they gentle on your scalp, but they won’t pull and draw out moisture like typical towels. Microfiber towels aren’t abrasive like cotton towels. The abrasiveness of your typical towel can cause unnecessary shedding, frizziness, and breakage.

Microfiber towels are also an inexpensive addition to your hair care routine. The cheapest and most effective microfiber towels can be as low as $10.


#1 Spray Bottle

Spray bottles are an absolute must-have for any one with curly hair. Sometimes your hair needs just a little help in the hydration market and a whole shower would overdo it. So why not get a spray bottle? Some natural haired folks like to put their favorite leave-in conditioner into their spray bottle and take it on the go with them on especially dry days. You can also use your spray bottle to make your hair more malleable for detangling and styling.  Spray bottles are a simple yet refreshing addition to hair care routine.


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