Tools are an essential aspect of any natural hair regimen because we need them to help style, cleanse, and manage our curly hair on a daily basis. Every naturalista has their own unique combination of tools that helps transform her coils, curls, and kinks from drab to fab. Whether it’s your signature hair pick or your favorite diffuser, you can never go wrong with these tools to help your curls, coils, and kinks elevate to a beautiful crown. These products were voted as the best hair tools for every curl type by the NaturallyCurly community in the 2023 Best of the Best Awards. Read on to see which tools actually worked for thousands of curly, coily and wavy haired readers.

Each category has a winner for Type 2 Wavy, Type 3 Curly, and Type 4 Coily hair as well as an overall winner for all curl types. Not sure what your curl pattern is? Take our Texture Typing Quiz to learn more about your unique hair type.

Best Hair Styling Tools for Every Curl Type

Best Hair Styling Tool for All Curl Types: Pattern Mist Spray Bottle

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

No has time to keep running their brush underneath the sink or getting a hand cramp from pumping a small spray bottle for water.  This aerosol-free spray bottle is great for helping create a continuous fine mist to help rehydrate your hair. It can be used for straight, wavy, curly, or coily hair to help your hair stay moisturized. 

Best Hair Styling Tool for Type 2 Wavy Hair: Pattern Beauty Hair Pick

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Who doesn’t love a good hair pick? Pattern brings a functional and lightweight hair pick that wavies will love for its extra long prongs which can help to shape, style, and elongate finer textures. It’s great for reviving your waves in the morning and can be used to add volume, shape, and elongation to your everyday style. 

Best Hair Styling Tool for Type 3 Curly Hair: Pattern Mist Spray Bottle

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

It can be tricky to keep your hair hydrated during these long summer months, but the Pattern Mist Spray Bottle has your curls covered. This is a fan favorite for type 3 curlies because it can lightly resaturate the hair for styling and help with dryness. If you’re looking for a curl-enhancing product that will help hit those tough-to-reach spots and angles then look no further than the spray bottle that is refillable and reusable. 

Best Hair Styling Tool for Type 4 Coily Hair: Baby Tress 3-in-1 Edge Styler Tool

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Finally, an edge control brush that can slick, swoop, and define coils, kinks, and tighter texture curls. This premium styling tool can help with baby hairs, flyaways, and getting your edges nice and smooth. The comb can help separate and smooth coils, has a pointed tip for parting and finishing details on your styles, and includes a travel cap for easy application on-the-move.

Best Hair Dryers for Every Curl Type

Best Hair Dryer for All Curl Types: RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Rev Air is here to bring you healthy, fast, and easy ways to dry and smooth your hair in one quick step. Their unique reverse-air drying method seals hair cuticles in their natural direction for a frictionless experience that effortlessly dries hair. The dryer includes 3 heat settings with detachable wand that expertly dries curls from root to tip for a flawless finish!

Best Hair Dryer for Type 2 Wavy Hair: InfinitiPro by Conair 1875-Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Are you ready for a faster drying experience with less frizz? The InfinitiPro by Conair gives salon-style quality at home with powerful airflow that can add volume and create smooth and shiny hair. Type 2 wavies love it because it helps curls dry faster without creating more damage due to its 6 total speed and heat combination you can personalize to your liking.

Best Hair Dryer for Type 3 Curly Hair: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Say hello to fast drying that will protect your hair from extreme heat damage while helping increase smoothness and shine. Engineered for different hair types, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer has been a game changer for type 3 curlies that helps to improve curl definition and add volume. It comes with a diffuser, wide tooth comb attachment, styling concentrator, and flyaway attachment for easy listing and a 360-degree rotation.

Best Hair Dryer for Type 4 Coily Hair: RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

The RevAir is ideal for coily/kinky textures because it uses less heat than blow dryers and flat irons so it’s healthier for your hair. The reverse-air drying technology cuts drying and styling down by half and provides a versatile experience for natural hair whether you have braids, locs, wigs, or extensions. The friction-free airflow helps to preserve hair’s strength, shine, and overall health.

Best Detangling Tools for Every Curl Type

Best Detangling Tool for All Curl Types: Detangler Brush by Felicia Leatherwood

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Felicia Leatherwood continues to be a standout detangling tool for natural hair because of its wide flexibility and spaced bristles. It can be used on wet or dry curls and helps to cut detangling time in half without any pulling or yanking. As a multi-award winning tool, it’s become a staple of curls, coils, and kinks because of it’s unique shape and styling properties. 

Best Detangling Tool for Type 2 Wavy Hair: Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Hair Brush for Adults & Kids Hair

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

The original glide thru brush is here to help transform knots and tangles into smooth and defined curls. The bristles work to separate the hair sideways instead of down and can help unravel even the most unruly tangles for type 2 waves and finer textures. The flexible bristles make it a standout for kids and adults who want an easy detangling experience void of pulling or tugging on the hair.

Best Detangling Tool for Type 3 Curly Hair: Tangle Teezer NaturallyCurly Brush

Say goodbye to tangles with the Tangle Teezer that’s here to help with type 3 curly hair. These longer and firmer teeth can help to reduce the level of frizz while keeping curls defined. It’s a great tool for curly hair because the firm-flex teeth help to eliminate knots and reduce breakage. You can shop this fun tool in a variety of colors to add to your collection!

Best Detangling Tool for Type 4 Coily Hair: Detangler Brush by Felicia Leatherwood

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Specially formulated for coily and kinkier textures, Felicia Leatherwood set a new standard for detangling tools when she created this brush. It works well with thicker and tighter textures without breaking or damaging natural strands. The wide handle is perfect for beginners and can help with preventing excess hair loss and hair shedding.

Best Diffusers for Every Curl Type

Best Diffuser for All Curl Types: Xtava Black Orchid Hair Diffuser

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Diffusing doesn’t have to be hard, in fact, the Black Orchid Hair diffuser makes it easy to achieve frizz-free, defined styles for thick and textured hair. The optimal 3D multi-pronged grip is great for achieving 360-degree airflow which can help you touch those hard-to-reach areas! The compatible 6” attachment also makes it easy to fit any blow dryer you have at home!

Best Diffuser for Type 2 Wavy Hair: Xtava Black Orchid Hair Diffuser

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Who doesn’t love the 90 air vents that help with optimal air diffusion for your waves? The Black Orchid Hair Diffuser helps to preserve hair health and enhances the natural texture of type 2 waves because it helps to eliminate frizz and maximize volume. You can save time quickly drying your curls because of the extra large design speeds and fingers that are formulated for finer textures.

Best Diffuser for Type 3 Curly Hair: The Curly Co Collapsible Hair Diffuser

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

Meet the travel diffuser that is ready to work with you and your curls. Its silicone design is built to stretch and shrink with any hair dryer and collapse into a packable shape that you can pack in your suitcase. It can be used to maintain your natural texture while you blow away the frizz and gives salon-style quality while you’re at home.

Best Diffuser for Type 4 Coily Hair: Conair Volumizing Universal Hair Diffuser

The Best Hair Tools for Every Curl Type

If you’re looking for affordable luxury that will deliver, look no further than the Conair Volumizing Hair Diffuser with adjustable hair dryer attachments for frizz-free curls! It’s ideal for coily and tighter textures because it can help with volume and providing a great shine. The prongs help to lift the hair like your fingers so your coils can be gently diffused as they dry.

Check out the rest of the 2023 Best of the Best Award winners to for more curly community-approved products. You might just find your next Holy Grail!

Desiree Johnson

Desiree is a passionate writer who loves to advocate for multiracial and diverse audiences in her writing. She enjoys writing and creating content that challenges and inspires people whether that's through a blog or social media management. As a Content Specialist in Austin, Texas she writes marketing content to help people improve their websites. She is passionate about diversity, education, and looks forward to developing compelling content with brands she loves.

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