I’m going to share with you my top 10 hair “things” I can’t go without!
1. Fine Toothed Comb
These are SO handy when it comes to teasing, parting, or smoothing. I like the ones with the metal ends best, but plastic is also good. You might even (like me) want or have both. Just be careful with the metal ends, because they’re a little bit sharp! As long as you’re taking your time when you use it, you’ll be just fine. 🙂
2. Spin Pins
Wow, once I heard of these things, they changed my life! They are WAY better than bobby pins, and are a lot more comfortable! They spin in quickly, and are easy to remove. They’re also wonderful for my very thick hair, so I don’t have to use a hundred pins. They are best for holding lots of hair, such as a bun, in place. If you don’t have some, you need to get them!
3. Bobby Pins
Now, before I downplay these little guys too much, I have to say, they’re wonderful, too! These are best for holding medium to small sized pieces of hair in place, as well as accent braids. These also hold tails that stick out down, where spin pins can’t! They’re also more versatile than spin pins, so if you had to pick one, go with bobby pins.
4. Clear Elastics
These things have been just wonderful! They’re small and clear, fantastic for updos. I use them all the time. Hair-colored ones are just too big to hide, so clear is the way to go.
5. Hair Colored Elastics
The hair colored elastics are good for different reasons than the clear ones. For instance, a clear elastic would never hold up a messy bun, but a regular elastic would, and, if it’s hair colored, chances are you won’t even see the elastic. Perfect!
6. Paddle Brush
Captain Obvious here: you need a brush. I have had many, many brushes that just don’t work very well. Of course, everyone has a different taste, but in my opinion, a big paddle brush is the best to brush out tangles in a short amount of time. I’ve had mine for a few years, and it still works wonderfully. You can use a regular brush, but my advice is to get a paddle brush.
No, not the regular mirror, a hand-held one. I use them a lot, because they’re great for seeing the back of my head. I always turn backwards to my big mirror, and hold the small one up so I can see the reflection of my reflection of the back of my head.
8. Donut Bun/Bun Maker
This goes by at least two names. (Listed above.) But I call it a bun maker. This thing has been so fun and wonderful! I’ve done a number of different hairstyles with it. You can make them out of socks, but I think I prefer the mesh kind you can buy in the store.
9. Curling Iron
Okay, okay, so maybe I don’t need this one, but it’s so much fun to use! A variety of sizes is good for different looks. I got mine from amazon here:
It’s a long link, I know. My apologies, but I can’t help it! It comes with a glove (not pictured in the link).
10. Wide-toothed Comb
Last thing: the wide-toothed comb. This is fantastic for detangling wet hair, because it won’t stretch the hair. They’re also good for making a rough part, quick combing, and for taking in the shower so you can comb your hair before you dry it with a towel.
Do you have a favorite hair tool you can’t go without? I’d like to hear what it is!
And be sure to leave me a comment! I love them. 🙂