When I started my journey, there were so many products and tools for natural hair that people recommended. I had no clue where to begin! I started with the basics, however, over time I’ve found tools I felt were necessary for anyone’s journey.
These tools for your natural hair are essential to make your wash days and maintaining your styles easier. Of course, you may not need all of the tools mentioned in this post, however, choosing a few of them will be a great start for your journey!
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Tools for Natural Hair
Wide Tooth Comb
A Thermal Cap is another great tool for your natural hair. It’s convenient because all you have to do is pop it in the microwave and then wear it until the end of your deep conditioning session.
Adding heat to your deep conditioners will help the nourishing ingredients penetrate your strands better. This is a tool you’ll use frequently in your natural hair regimen, especially if you deep condition regularly.
You can purchase microwavable caps at Thermal Hair Care!
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Investing in this bottle has changed my regimen for the better! In the beginning, I was using pump bottles to spray my hair, and my hands used to get tired from saturating my hair while styling.
This bottle provides a continuous mist and is easier to use. It’s also beneficial when you have to refresh your hair without drenching it. One thing I enjoy about this bottle is the fact that I can add my own DIY moisturizers in it.
You can purchase this at your local beauty supply store or on Amazon below.
One of my favorite tools for natural hair is the Felicia Leatherwood Detangling Brush. I bought this a
Detangling is something I’m pretty sure every natural can’t stand. You want to ensure you’re able to detangle easily and faster on wash days because I mean, who has the time?
This brush does an amazing job at removing tangles and it defines your curls. You want to use this with a product that has plenty of slip! I finger detangle prior to using this to make sure I won’t rip my hair out.
You can purchase a Detangling Brush here. They have different colors to choose from and shipping is pretty fast!
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Rat Tail Comb
I used to be against using a small tooth comb when I returned natural, however, they are useful! If you need to part your hair neatly, then this is the perfect tool to use.
I love using this comb to detangle the ends of my hair while doing a twist or braid out. I wouldn’t go as far as using it to detangle sections of my hair though!
I’ve tried using regular clips on my hair after my big chop, and they were perfect! However, once my hair started to grow longer and thicker, I needed something that would hold my hair in place without breaking. That’s when I found out about Alligator Clips.
These clips make sectioning your hair easier and it’ll help you to focus on one section at a time without strands getting in the way. If you have a hard time finding clips to hold your hair or they’re always breaking, then this is a great tool for your natural hair to invest in.
Snappee Hair Ties
These have been a lifesaver when it comes to wearing a high puff. I used to have the regular “ouchless” hair ties, however, they were always too tight! I found out about Snappee Hair Ties through Instagram and knew I had to try them. You’ll have the perfect high puff that won’t cause any tension or headaches.
Whenever I wear this, it doesn’t feel like I have anything in my hair, which is a good thing. You can go through your day with a comfortable style! When you’re ready to remove them, I do recommend taking your time so it won’t get caught in your hair and lead to breakage.
You can check out their website here.
Investing in a diffuser was perfect for the colder months when I wanted to achieve a wash and go. A diffuser can be used to dry your hair faster, cut down on shrinkage, provide volume, and definition for your curls.
You can purchase this diffuser off of Amazon below, which is where I ordered mine. The blow dryer comes with the diffuser attachment and has different heat settings to choose from.
An applicator bottle is
Bobby pins can be used to hold flyaway hair in place and accessorize a natural hairstyle if you want to add more spice to it! Check out my curl friends below and see how they used bobby pins for their styles!
Wearing a satin bonnet or sleeping on a satin pillowcase will ensure your natural hair is protected every night. When you sleep on cotton, you risk losing moisture and your hair will be prone to breakage and split-ends.
Satin will keep the moisture in your hair, minimize unwanted frizz, and ensure your curls stay intact. I love wearing bonnets, however, a pillowcase will provide the same benefits!
Here are a couple of brands to purchase quality satin bonnets from. I recently had one custom made with my blog logo and it turned out beautiful. (Pictured above)
Another tool for natural hair if you’re looking for volume is a hair pick. There are two different types to choose from: Plastic or Metal. I’ve tried both and from my experience, I prefer
A plastic pick is more comfortable to use and you won’t have to worry about stabbing your scalp on accident (this has happened so many times, I was fed up with it).
You can add volume to your styles by focusing the hair pick on your roots. The last thing you want is to lose the definition you achieved and cause frizz. A hair pick will help you achieve the big, voluminous hair you’re looking for!
The last tool I recommend for your natural hair journey is a pair of shears. If you want to trim your hair at home or ‘dust’ your ends, it’s important to invest in good-quality shears. Check out this video to watch how I dust my ends!
Using household scissors won’t give you the perfect cut you’re looking for. Shears are sharperand will provide a precise cut. I purchased my shears from Amazon and they work great for me! You can find them below:
These tools have been helpful for me so far on this journey. You don’t have to purchase all of these at once, however, it’s good to have them on your list for the future. Using the best tools for your natural hair will ensure maintaining your curls will be easier!