Maintaining your frizzy hair becomes easy when you have the necessary tools. Here is the perfect “styling kit” for Afro hair.
Professionals recommend choosing a wide tooth comb for de-tangling wet or dry hair. Too tight teeth would tend to get caught in the hair, making it more difficult to disentangle, and could cause breakage. Here are the products and tools for hair that you need to know about.
A Boar Bristle Brush
A good brush is essential for styling frizzy hair. Professionals opt for a boar bristle brush which allows her to flatten her hair whenever she wants, but also to touch up a natural hairstyle.
An Afro Comb
To create a beautiful Afro hairstyle, nothing like this large comb specially designed to take off the roots, homogenize and shape the hair.
A Tangle Teezer
No wonder this little tool is a bestseller, so versatile it is! With its flexible pins, it slips between the hairs to disentangle them effortlessly. On frizzy hair, Professionals adores it for effective, gentle de-tangling. It also helps her to distribute the products she applies to wet or dry hair.
To save time and improve the effectiveness of care, Professionals recommends keeping a spray bottle in your bathroom. It is used to slightly moisten his hair before styling, or for better penetration and distribution of oils, serums and hair milks.
These little accessories are far from pretty, but they are very useful for clearing or isolating sections of hair when styling. There are all sizes, to choose according to your hair mass.
A Silk Scarf
To maintain her frizzy hair, Professionals swears by the silk scarf. Versatile, it is used during hairdressing to facilitate the plating of the hair, and protects them from friction against the pillow during the night.
A Microfiber Towel
More absorbent and softer than a simple terry towel, the microfiber towel is your ally to speed up hair drying.
If you don’t have a microfiber towel, Professionals recommends that you use a t-shirt instead of your hair towel. It’s a very simple idea, but one that has proven itself.
Comb or Brush
Contrary to what you might think, the combs and brushes hair are not interchangeable styling tools.The two, in fact, were designed with different shapes to perform different actions on our hair. Generally, the comb is to be preferred when the hair is wet, because it helps untangle knots better without breaking the hair shaft. Instead, the brush is more aggressive on wet hair and is likely to break it. However, hairbrushes are great for removing dandruff residue and massaging the scalp.
After this general premise, let’s do a more specific analysis on the types and materials of combs and brushes to find the perfect tool for our hair.
Comb and Hair Gel: A Combo to Try
The application of hair gel with your hands is undoubtedly the most widely used technique. However, the comb can be a good ally for an alternative look. For example, if your hair is shoulder length, you can go for a stylish hairstyle by combing it upside down. How? ‘Or’ What? Apply the hair gel and then distribute it with the comb to achieve the desired result. And if the problem is the volume of your hair, your styling tools should not miss the Concealing Styling Gel: the professional gel enriched with keratin microfibers can make hair thick and voluminous in seconds. This way, you won’t have to give up any look.
Shape Okay, But What Material?
The material of your styling tools, whether combs or hairbrushes, is what makes the difference for great results. For example, wooden combs are great for draining electricity from the hair. Instead, metal combs are particularly strong and sturdy: this allows them to untangle knots without tearing hair out. The carbon combs are now also very popular because they are resistant to heat, such as wooden comb, avoid “hair power.”And what about plastic? It is definitely the cheapest choice, but most of the time it is also disappointing in terms of results. However, plastic combs with cellulose acetate are an exception.
Hairbrushes: Let’s Start With the Classic
The oval brush or cushion brush is the brush par excellence, the one we think of when we say “brush”. It is a plastic tool with bristles ending in a small pellet. It is ideal for untangling knots without irritating the scalp. However, as we have seen previously, it is not recommended for wet hair as it is definitely too aggressive.
Best for: straight especially long and wavy hair.
Wide and Rectangular Hair Brushes
The brush of this shape is essential for drying the hair, because it promotes a quick and silky crease, reducing frizz. It can be plastic, ceramic or wood.
Best for: straight hair, especially if it is thick and long.
Last Words: Brush with Natural Bristles
Its greatest advantage is to distribute the natural oil produced by the scalp evenly over the entire length of the hair when dry. This way the hair is less greasy and shinier.Plus, these are the ideal hairbrushes when using dry shampoos. Indeed, they remove any product residue, leaving the hair clean and fragrant, as after a real wash.
Ideal for: straight or wavy hair.