As a woman, one of the significant contributors to our self-esteem is the state and condition of our hair. I remember when I had to deal with Alopecia due to childbirth and hormonal changes. This situation temporarily affected some of my self-esteem, but I overcame it…. well, I learned to manage my conditions, feelings, and self-esteem.
Sometimes, your hair requires the right tools, not a medical or surgical intervention. However, with the necessary treatment, nutrition, products, and tools, your hair can be healthy and thrive.
Let’s take a look at the must-have hair tools.
1. Hair Dryer
A hairdryer is essential for every hair type, providing warmth in its best proportion to the hair. Interestingly, your hair styling journey is not complete without this tool. When you purchase a good hairdryer, it grants comfort to your hair while protecting it from potential heat damage. DYSON SUPERSONIC™ HAIR DRYER is a perfect option if you consider making a purchase.
A hair dryer should never be missing from your hair toolkit if your hair is tightly coiled, coarse, or very thick. This is because it will help you achieve volume and help your hairstyle last longer. Also, they blow cool steam that strengthens your hair. Considering a hair dryer purchase? You should go for the Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer.
To provide your hair with the adequate moisture needed while using this tool, you should consider an oil with at least 360 degrees of smoke point. This will protect your hair against heat damage and give you the nutrients and moisture needed.
Coconut oil, propolis, sunflower oil, castor oil, shea butter, and avocado oil are heat protectants to consider when blow drying.
Usually, the hair straightener comes in handy in more than one instance. A straightener goes well with your natural hair and hair extensions. To achieve the best that a straightener has to offer your natural hair, it is best used on your clean hair. Hence the need to wash your hair before using a flat iron. The sleekness and lushness that come with straightening your hair are second to none. It comes with an elevated facial look and boosts self-confidence.
The Remington S5500 Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener is a great one that helps you achieve a smooth style while applying a wide range of heat to your hair. Don’t forget to find a good heat protectant. One I would recommend is Rucker Roots Leave-In Heat Protectant, which is Black female owned by Ione Jamison.
3. Curling Wand
A curling set must not be missing from your kits to achieve your bouncy and confident curls.
Have you ever come across people with bouncy and natural-looking curls? Ever wondered how they were able to pull that off? Well, the trick to this is a curling wand.
Curling wands help achieve your goal of getting natural-looking waves while retaining your natural hair texture.
Interestingly, the Dyson Airwrap is a good buy and a set that makes short curling easier and smoother.
4. Curling Iron
With a curling iron, you can be sure that every strand of your hair gets curled without heat damage. Primarily, the curling iron bends your hair with heat and shapes it to perfect condition.
For your heat protectants, ensure that your hair is damp while you spray in the oil. Avocado and coconut oils are good options.
However, the Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray by Mielle Organics is great at strengthening and hydrating hair.
When choosing a curling iron, you should look for one made with ceramics, especially if your hair is thin (it distributes heat evenly). A gold-plated curling iron is best for coarse hair types.
As with the curling wand, the Dyson Airwrap Styler is a good choice if you plan to buy a curling iron.
5. Edge Brush
No hairstyle is complete these days without laying your edges, whether braids, natural hair, or hair extensions. Laying your edges brings additional color and radiance to your beauty, hence the need for an edge brush. Depending on your preference, you can visit any hair store to purchase an edge brush; you will rarely find a bad one. I am still a work in progress with laying down edges, but with tips from my sisters and YouTube tutorials, I have improved. There are lots of products on the market to help you slay your edges. Some will recommend using mousse with eco style gel, hair jam, or several edge control products. Find the one that works and holds best for your hair without hardening, damaging or flaking.
6. Hair Diffuser
Before the production of diffusers, hair shrinkage was always a concern. However, with these hair dryer diffusers, you can enjoy fully stretched hair.
However, the DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser has proven to be the choice of many, because of their constant delivery.
7. Wave Setting Clips
Beyond personal use, wave-setting clips are helpful to makeup artists and fashion show organizers. When the celebrity hairstylist, Harry Josh, launched his new wave setting clips, Pro Makeup & Wave Setting Clips, he could not say enough on how helpful these clips are.
“Wave setting clips have a variety of uses—from sectioning your hair to set your waves to taming pesky flyaways to holding your style securely in place,” he says.
8. Wide-tooth Comb
One of the ways to treat your hair nicely is by avoiding breakage. Unfortunately, many people lose a lot of hair while trying to comb and detangle their hair. The wide tooth comb can easily detangle your hair with less pain.
Paddle brush, waving iron, and round brush are also must-have hair tools. Remember, the crown of a woman is her hair. So never forget to carry your hair with confidence. Also, treat, nourish, and handle with care. Finally, irrespective of your hair’s length, color, or texture, remember that you are the best version of yourself.