Is there anything more satisfying than taking your hair down from a braid at the end of the day? Ok, donuts, pizza, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Really though, the relief you get when you let your hair down is like a popsicle at the pool in July. A few nights ago I was brushing my hair when a thought popped in my head that maybe it was time to do a post on my favorite hair tools. I’ve raved about all sorts of makeup, styles, nail polishes, etc. but I’ve never really gotten into the hair tools that I can’t live without. So…here they are.
How’s that for an introduction…
At the top of my list is my Sonia Kashuk mixed bristle brush. This makes my hair so soft and feels amazing when I’m brushing on my tired scalp at the end of the day. Also, let me take this moment to vent. While I understand that some people choose to invest their hard-earned money in the more luxurious line of products, I just can’t understand why someone would be willing to pay $150 for the high-end Mason Pearson Brush when the same one can be found for a fraction of the cost. I just don’t get it. You’ll shell out $15 for this version. Yes, $15 is still a pretty penny to spend on a hair brush but when compared to $150, it doesn’t seem so steep.
Speaking of brushes, I’ve had this round boar bristle brush (similar, similar) for so long that I can’t remember where I got it from. On the days when I want to put in the effort of a blow-out, I reach for this one. The metal heats up to help curl the hair, but the bristles are gentle enough to prevent damage.
Last up in the realm of brushes and combs, this Goody teasing comb is a must-have for anyone with fine, thin hair like I’ve got atop my head. I’m able to get the perfect tease without looking like a small, woodland creature has made a home out of the back of my head. I’m also about to get a good hold when I’m teasing for an up-do. It also comes with a teasing brush that works just as well. The tapered point at the end of the handle is great for precise parts and it makes for a good pick when you want to smooth out your tease.
On to heat styling. My favorite flat iron is this one from Hot Tools. It gets super hot, super quickly but not so hot my hair burns. I have burned my hair in the past to a point where we had to do some major snipping to attempt to fix my overuse of the flat iron. Since then I’ve become accustomed to using the proper heat protection and the right flat iron to prevent that kind of damage. The size is also perfect for making curls with the flat iron.
Saving the best for last…the holy grail of curling irons. I have and have had many many types and sizes of curling irons. With a clip, without, expensive, cheap. You name it, I’ve tried it. But NOTHING works like the Nume Curling Wand in the 1 1/4 barrel size. It gets really hot, which is perfect for quick curls that last all. day. long. Seriously. I curl my hair with this wand and I’ve got curls the next day. It comes with a heat-safe glove for your curling hand and I suggest you hold on to it. I’ve grabbed the business end of the curling wand far more than I’d like to admit.
Have I left anything else?