There are a few things I’m “ride or die” about when it comes to hairstyling and one of those things is the tools I use. And to be honest, of the handful of things I’m going to tell you about today, there is only one thing that I’ve been using since beauty school that is, in my opinion, so essential I almost cannot style my hair without it.
I know, I know!
Let’s start from the top, then, shall we?
One. Cricket Silkomb Pro-35 comb // This is a comb I started using in beauty school and I cannot cut hair (or style hair) without it. It’s 8.5 inches meaning it’s hefty without feeling too long, and the material and spacing of the teeth allow it to smooth through the hair without snagging or causing static electricity. I have about 8 of these in my “back stock” because I never want to be without them.
And hey, I even found myself mentioned on one of the amazon reviews 😉
Two. Wetbrush Vented paddle brush // I prefer to use a vented brush when blowing dry because the airflow through the brush helps speed up the process.
Three. Mason Pearson boar bristle brush // The story of purchasing my Mason Pearson brush can be found here, but any boar bristle brush (this one is under $30!) would be nice to have for times you need to really smooth through your hair from root to tip and “massage” your scalp a bit!
Four. Diane wide tooth comb // I use a wide-tooth comb every single time I need to comb through wet hair. It’s the first thing I use after I get out of the shower and need to rake through any tangles.
Five. Blax clear elastics // These clear elastics are strong and can be used more than once. They are sturdy but still stretchy enough to be pulled out without breaking your hair off.
Six. Gimme Beauty elastics // These are my go-to for any time I’m pulling my hair up for a workout, or if I’m just doing a classic ponytail.
Seven. Slip Silk scrunchies // I sleep with my hair in a high ponytail every single night, and I use one of the larger slip silk scrunchies to hold my hair up and away in the night.
Eight. Spiral elastics // I wish I could more easily find fabric-covered spiral elastics because I like them so much more than the plastic ones. They provide great support to a ponytail and also help make the most *perfect* messy bun!
Nine. Duckbill clips // Any metal, flat duckbill clips are essential to holding hair out of the way without leaving a strong dent or crease. I’m not terribly picky about brands here, but I do recommend classic metal so they can slide in and out of the hair smoothly.
If you enjoyed this post, you may like watching this video of my 3 most worn casual hairstyles!