Wash days would not be the same without these precious little gems. If the key to your hair journey is retention then these are your best friend. They are perfect and necessary on wash days for sectioning off hair into fourths or sixths or eights, etc, etc and come in a variety of sizes that make handling what can sometimes be an overwhelming task with ease.
Washing your hair in sections, detangling, moisturizing and sealing are just a few things these are great for. Everything is better in sections!
With the paddle brush you get the best of both worlds. You get the detangling benefits, which work similarly to a wide tooth comb*. Next, for those who prefer not to use other kinds of brushes for fear of damage (although a paddle brush* definitely won’t get your edges laid), you still get some of the smoothing factor that they afford.
Aside from that, hair wraps would never be the same without this trusty tool. One popular kind of paddle brush* is the Denman, known for its detangling finesse and ability to whip your curls into shape. Plus, it is customizable (modified Denman) which allows each user to cater to their own tresses. If the Denman isn’t quite your cup of tea there are hundreds of different brands, styles, colors and sizes to choose from.
No matter how many bobby pins you have you can never have enough! Seriously, it’s like they have minds of their own and just get up and walk away which often leaves me wondering: “Didn’t I just buy a new pack? Where the heck are all of my bobby pins*”.
Nonetheless, bobby pins* are the gatekeeper to tons of different hairstyles from updos, to french braids, to faux bobs to extra large puffs and the list goes on. These are probably one of the few tools you can think of that allow such versatility all by using the same exact thing. I do have to warn you though: make sure you stock up!
The spray bottle is another tool that practically has an endless number of uses. It can be used to keep your braid outs and rollersets just wet enough or even to distribute your own hair spray be it a special DIY moisturizing mix or braid spray.
By using a spray bottle, applying different products to your hair is made easier and more efficient. Plus, there is almost a guarantee that you will find a use for it on your healthy hair travels especially if they involve protective styling.
Did I miss anything on the list? What do you guys like to keep in your hair tool kit?