Essential Styling Tools for Hair

To take better care of our hair there are tools that should be a necessity for our beauty routines. These beauty tools can be used for all hair types whether straight, curly, short, long, relaxed, and natural or colour treated hair. With the use of these tools in our daily hair routine, we can achieve a variety of hairstyles and our hair routine becomes easier. Check out these essential hair tools:

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Satin Cap/Bonnet

If you are a natural and love to do wash n’ go one way to maintain this hairstyle during the nights is by wearing a satin bonnet. The satin bonnet helps to keep the hair together and not squish it down during sleep. The satin bonnet also helps the hair to retain moisture much longer.

Satin Pillowcase

Sleeping without head wrap can be harmful to our hair especially if sleeping on a cotton pillowcase. A satin pillowcase helps to retain the moisture in your hair and helps to prevent breakage while we sleep.

Spray Bottle

The spray bottle can be used to refresh any hairstyle. One of the main purposes of a spray bottle is to mix other products/ingredients together to create your own DIY leave in conditioner etc.

Diy Homemade Moisturizer Spritz 

Wide Tooth Comb

Using a wide tooth comb better helps to detangle the hair especially during wash days. I love to use wide teeth comb while I use conditioner in my hair.

Afro Pick Comb

This specially designed comb can be used to add volume to the hair by picking the hair in an outward motion. By ‘picking’ it makes the hair/curls fuller and fresh.

Hair Clips/Hair Claw Clips

Hair Clips are great for separating and grasping hair ends. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I use these to separate my hair prior to styling so that my hair can be easily managed and during showers to avoid my hair ends from getting wet.

Bobby Pins

These pins can be used to create numerous amount of hairstyles as they are great for pin-ups, updos and so much more. They are often affordable and come in handy all the time.

Applicator bottle

Applying oils to the scalp can become messy especially with it running and dripping all over the place. The applicator bottle allows you to moisturize the scalp precisely by putting the tip to the scalp. If you have a variety of oils like the sweet almond oil, Jamaican Black castor oil etc. and would like to use all at once then the applicator bottle is perfect for mixing oils together. It also comes with a measurement scale to guide you on the amount of product that has been placed in the bottle. The applicator bottle is also great for other DIY techniques and hair dye mixtures.

Learn how to create your own diy coconut hot oil treatment

Plastic Processing Caps

If you are looking to deep condition or steam your hair then a plastic processing cap should be the best fit for this job. Some will substitute it for a plastic sack. Plastic Processing Caps helps to retain the moisture while treating the hair.

Shower Caps

Wearing a shower cap during taking a shower prevents your hair from getting wet and helps to retain your hairstyle.

Wig or Head Wrap

A wig or head wrap will come in handy for quick hairstyles or even a bad hair day.

Microfiber Towel

Using a microfiber towel helps to dry the hair without the use of heat. I use the Turbie Twist after my wash routine instead of opting for a hairdryer.


Sometimes we wash and style the hair but when it is ready for the take down in the middle or some sections of the hair is still wet/damp while the ends may be still dry. This can be experienced if we use roller sets, do flat twist etc. A diffuser helps to dry the hair from the root to ends without interfering or making a mess of the already done hairstyle. I love to use my diffuser especially after doing a wash n’ go hairstyle.

Denman Brush

The Denman Brush helps to define the hair’s natural curls. I recommended using it during to process of achieving a well-defined curled wash n’ go hairstyle.

Regular Brush

Great for brushing edges in place and helping to lay hair. A toothbrush can also be used as a substitution for laying edges.

In Conclusion

I hope that I have provided you with enough information to find a hair tool that suits your hair type. Also, this should help you with finding the right tools to maintain and style your hair. If there is a specific tool that you love or a substitution that I did not mention. Please share in the comment box below.

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  • Anna

    You know I never knew that sleeping on cotton pillow cases cam damage your hair, I thank you for this information. I am gonna change. I love using the wide brush to help me get rid of few knots on my hair sometimes. Great post thank you for sharing.

    January 23, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply
  • Rose Mont

    I am don't know everything you have on there and some I have and don't even use. I use a comb and pick all day! It's the best thing to maintain and not frizz out my curls. I will look into that microfiber towel though.

    January 23, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply
  • Shevy

    Very handy list. They are must have products for us naturals / curly girls. I still need to get a diffuser and Denman brush. Those are the 2 main things that I am missing.

    January 23, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply
  • AiringMyLaundry

    I've been wanting a satin pillowcase! I think I might add it to my birthday wish list because I hear it's much better for your hair (and skin!)

    January 23, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply
  • LC @ A Life of Authenticity

    Thanks for this post. I'm actually transitioning to natural hair so having this complete list is very helpful.

    January 23, 2017 at 6:05 am Reply
  • avanthika

    So many tools for hair! Thank you for the list. 'll be useful


    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • I Am Zoe Watson

    This is an awesome list! I could see this being a great list for single fathers to help their daughters out or a great starter kit list for someone who is interested in styling hair! Great job!

    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • Ana Ojha

    Head wraps are great saviors on a bad hair day! Whenever I'm traveling, my head bands are must!

    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • 1stopmom

    I need an applicator bottle. We use a lot of different oils on our hair. I always end up making a mess. We love our bonnets. Even my grandbaby wears one!

    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • ance antovska

    I have all of this tools for hair. Thanks for the information you help me to find the right tools to maintain my hair.

    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
    • admin

      That’s great..

      September 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply
  • Blair Villanueva

    Thanka for this tips! Wow now I know satin pillow could help to not damage my hair.

    I only know that using satin pillow will help you to avoid early signs of aging and wrinkles. That's why am using a satin pillow 🙂

    January 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • CourtneyLynne

    Ooo now that's one great list!!!!! I need to get myself a new comb super bad

    January 25, 2017 at 5:43 am Reply
    • admin

      Definitely, the tools we need to keep our hair groom

      September 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply
  • Isaly Holland

    Omg we made the same post today (: We literally have the same items lol. I love having my go to items for hair.

    January 25, 2017 at 5:43 am Reply
    • admin

      Great minds think alike…

      September 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • hairs

    This is the great list!!!!! I need to get myself a new comb super bad
    hairstyle 2017

    November 5, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply
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