Who says our curly, coily, and kinky hair has to be unmanageable? With the right techniques and tools, maintaining your natural hair is a breeze. Here are the top 10 tools that you may need to get started on your healthy hair journey.
1. Wide-toothed comb
This is textured hair 101 if you’re new to your natural hair. The teeth are spaced wide enough to allow the hair space to glide through. Slather on your favorite conditioner before you detangle!
2. Denman brush
Some use it to detangle, some use it to “clump” and define their curls after using a gel. With different types to choose from, hair of every thickness and curl pattern should be able to find what works best for them.
3. Microfiber towels
The curlier and thicker the hair, the longer it can take to air dry! Don’t use a regular towel and rub it over your curls – that creates frizz! Instead use a light cloth to pat down your hair. Try the Curls Like Us Curl Cloths!
4. Satin scarf/pillowcase
Even tossing and turning in our sheets can cause hair breakage in the long term! Especially important for those of us rockin’ Afro-textured hair, a satin pillowcase or scarf will prevent your tresses from snagging.
5. Goody headband
A stretchy must have for keeping your hair up and out of your face. Make sure to avoid elastic hair bands that with metal connectors. Those could rip out hairs on the nape of your head! Ouch!
6. Hair pins
Be honest—you’ve probably lost a bobby pin or two in your curls, right? Bobby pins are flat and can snag your hair. Hair pins, on the other hand are wider and can hold more hair. We like that!
7. Processing cap
For those deep conditioning sessions, wrap your hair up in a plastic shower cap. Your body heat will allow the product to soak even more into your hair!
8. Diffuser attachment
To dry the hair even quicker, use a hair diffuser attachment on your blow dryer. This allows heat to gently dry your hair.