Hair Tools for the Kinky-Curly Girl

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Sephora Wide Tooth Comb, $4.00

A wide tooth comb cam be found just about anywhere.  I basically use this for detangling or combing through products, always on wet or damp hair.

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Sephora Microfiber Hair Turban, $20.00

Absorbs excess water or product (stylers).  The turban, as well as the microfiber towels, can be found also at Sally’s, Marshall’s, and TJ Maxx priced between 10.00 and $20.00.

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A.  Gold ‘N Hot Professional Ceramic Straightening Iron w/ Tourmaline, about $68.00

B.  Original Chi Ceramic Flat Iron, about $99.95 

Everyone is raving about the new ceramic straighteners.  Chi, Sedu and Maxiglide are just a few of the more popular brands, priced anywhere from $68.00 to more than $200.00.  Is there really a healthy way to straighten your hair?  In my opinion, I don’t think so.  I think the damage is inevitable over time, but make sure you use a heat protectant.  After chopping off 8 inches of damage due to straightening, I’ve been heat free every since.  Straighteners can be found at Folica and Sephora.  Check out Sally Beauty Supply for knockoffs.

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Soft Bonnet Hair Professional Hair Dryer

Give deep conditioning a boost and wet sets a salon finish at home with a soft bonnet hair dryer.  About $35.00 to $40.00, can be found at Sally Beauty Supply, local beauty supply stores, and major department stores.

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100% Boar Bristle Brush

Boar bristle (soft) brushes are better for your hair, especially those of us with fragile kinky-curly hair.  Don’t do an updo, ponytail, or slicked back hairstyle without one.  At Sally Beauty Supply and local beauty supply stores.

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Hair Styler Chignon (donut form)

These forms make buns and updos a breeze.  You can purchase the donut form to make your own bun or purchase them ready-to-wear.   Found at any beauty supply store or online.  Sally Beauty Supply and local beauty supply stores.

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Curly Top Diffuser Hair Dryer, about $35.00

Some kinky-curly girls can’t live without a diffuser.  A diffuser helps cut down on frizz by lightly distributing air so as to not disturb the curl pattern.   For those of you not pressed for time, trust me, air drying works just as well.  Major department stores as well as beauty supply stores.

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Satin pillowcase, about $16.99 pair

Satin pillowcases can be found at major department stores (Sears, Walmart, K-Mart).  A satin pillowcase helps to maintain hair moisture and handy for those of us who can’t seem to keep anything on our heads while sleeping.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by CurlsBig on September 30, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Satin pillowcases still dry my hair out. I throw a silk scarf over my pillow at nite instead. I may need to get that hair turban someday…on sale.

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  2. Posted by maturenatural on September 30, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Try a discount clothing store (ex: TJ Maxx, Marshalls) for turban, much cheaper. Thanks for the silk scarf tip.

    Reply

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