If there’s one thing we naturalistas can’t get enough of, it’s accessories to help adorn and decorate our fabulous curls and coils. Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adam has collaborated with scünci and Conair to create a collection that is timeless, fun, and full of accessories, hair brushes, and beauty tools. The Tayshia Adams 9-to-9 collection features an assortment of 33 accessories, 5 hair brushes/combs, 1 mirror, and 5 hot tools – full of classic day essentials that easily transform into an enchanting night out ensemble, helping you secure the best 9-to-9 look with all accessories costing under $13, and hot tools under $38. These were inspired by Tayshia’s busy always-on-the-go lifestyle and includes an assortment of headbands, scrunchies, barrettes, claw clips, hot tools, brushes, hair towels, and more. These are designed to be worn for functional transition between morning to night looks. We spoke with Tayshia and tried out a few of the products to see how they hold up with natural hair!
What inspired this collection? How do these accessories reflect your lifestyle?
My lifestyle inspired this collection! It’s made for a girl on the go who wants to do it all! Work out, work, have lunch work meetings, go out to dinner or have after-work drinks, or be ready for a night out! I love to go with the flow, but I have what I need to jump from day to night easily without going home in between. As hectic as that all may seem, my style is simple but chic. Which is why I use a lot of neutrals in my looks, play with textures and have soft pops of color that honestly go with everything!
What are your recommendations for styling these with natural hair?
All of my Scrunchies and Jaw Clips are inspired to work with any texture, and also withhold physical activity. I spent a lot of time on the elasticity of the scrunchies because I personally like to work out with silk scrunchies that don’t pull or dent my hair when it’s up. So I wanted to make sure that they would stay put while I’m weightlifting, boxing, doing yoga, pilates or even going for a run! Wrap around twice to ensure there’s no hair in your face, and wrap three times to make sure it definitely won’t slip out!
Also, our jaw clips come in a multitude of sizes with different strengths! My personal favorites are the classic, large rectangular, and the cut out claw hair clips. They are super cute to use day-to-night! I just did a half-up, half-down hairstyle using the mini classic cut-out clips to complete my look when I attended the Jack Harlow concert, and to go out after to dance the night away! And guess what? I didn’t have to fix my hair clip once. They’re amazing!
How do these Scunci accessories work on natural hair?
I tried four different accessories from this collection which were primarily from her “Prep Your Look” category which focuses on clips, claws, headbands, and scrunchies. I was very impressed with the variety of colors and hues that range from hues of neutral shades like blue, nude, purple, and turquoise. The collection is massive and also features hair care tools like a paddle brush, hot rollers set, and ceramic hair dryer. I rarely wear accessories in my daily life because I either don’t have the time to use them or run into the trouble of having too much volume. We’ve all been there, a clip and claw snaps before even before secured around your hair because they aren’t designed for thicker textures, so I was definitely interested to see how these would fit my hair.
1. Tayshia by Scunci Large Rectangular Cutout Hair Clips
I decided to rock this between wash days and was very very excited that the claw fit securely around my hair and did not pop off. I was able to create a quick updo for work and style the accessory at the base of my neck securely. I only adjusted it once throughout the day and was really happy it didn’t cause any tension on my scalp.
2. Tayshia by Scunci Open Center Statement, No-Slip, Double Bobby Pins
These were very interesting bobby pins in terms of length, hold, and design. I initially didn’t know how to wear these because they were long and thick so I didn’t want to just use them for flyaways. I settled on a fun style that highlighted my wash and go as well as the design of the bobby pins. The double layered design made it a bit challenging to slide in/out of my hair but they were secure once I could pry them open.
3. Tayshia by Scunci Octopus Claw Wide-Curved No-Slip Hair Clips
These were very fun to use and convenient for on-the-go styling. They weren’t big enough to hold my hair volume so I was able to create a fun half up/down hairstyle that showcased the clip while getting my hair out of my face. I loved that these came in different colors and didn’t easily snap on my head.
4. Tayshia by Scunci Mini Clips for Fine or Short Hair
These mini clips were definitely a bit challenging to use on my hair because they weren’t big enough to secure a large chunk of hair so I was on the fence about how to style them. I opted for a fun nostalgic 90s look that pulled up both sides of my hair out of my face and smoothed down my scalp with gel. These were probably the only accessory I wouldn’t use again because they just didn’t have alot of range with my texture because of their limited capabilities.
Overall this is a fun and exciting collection that I think definitely has some great options for multiple hair textures. If you have thicker or fuller hair like mine then the claws, clips, and pins are very secure and agile with our hair. I’m looking forward to using these as the season grows!