1. Denman Brush
Whether it’s a paddle brush, modified version or the regular version; this brush also serves as a great detangler on natural hair as well as a curl definer.
2. Wide Tooth Comb
Wide Tooth Combs are great for detangling natural hair and they cut your detangling session in half.
3. Afro Pick
Afro Picks are great for giving your hair that extra volume and life you would like.
4. Rat Tail Comb
Rat Tail Combs are essential for various styles in creating neat parts or straight lines in your hair.
5. Ouidad Comb
This double comb makes detangling a breeze and also cuts your detangling session in half as well.
6. Tangle Teezer
The Tangle Teezer is excellent for de-tangling both wet and dry hair and many naturalistas swear by this product as well. It also gives great curl definition.
7. Soft Boar Bristle Brush
This brush is great and ideal for smoothing down those stubborn edges.
Considering going natural and want to know the basic tools you’ll need just to get started? Then you may be wondering the following: Where do I get started? What tools should I use?
Beginning a natural hair journey can be daunting, there are so many different products and things to learn it can be hard to know where to start. In my natural starter kit series I’ll go over the basic items I think every natural should have at the beginning of her journey.
You’ll build on these items as you continue on and learn what works best for you. So let get started with the five tools you’ll need in your starter kit.
Most of these items can be found in your local beauty supply store, grocery store, pharmacy or natural food store. If you cannot find them around town, do a google search and purchase from Amazon or another reputable online retailer.
1. Spray bottle:
Water is your new best friend, and a great spray bottle is its perfect companion2. Wide tooth comb:
You’ll use it to detangle and help evenly distribute product through your strands. Make sure those teeth are wide enough for your curls to slide through without getting stuck.
Preserving your hair at night is a must! Weather you are using the pineapple method, or just securing your hair from cotton pillow cases that can suck the moisture out of your hair, and the friction can cause breakage. So wrap your hair in your favorite silk or satin scarf to avoid that damage. Also for girls who love smooth edges your scarf can be used to give that sleek look without harsh brushes. Using your favorite gel and the palm of your hand, smooth back your hair and tie it down with your scarf and allow to set for at least 15 minutes and you’ll be good to go!
From detangling before you shampoo, to putting your hair in sections while styling, claw clamps will help keep the hair you’re not working on at the moment tucked securely out of the way. These little clamps are going to make life a lot easier for you!
5. Bobby pins/Hair Pins:
When selecting your bobby pins you want to make sure they’re sturdy and well made. You don’t want the coating to peel off or the tips to come off. Bobby pins are great for styling, when your hair is short, rather than putting tension on your hair to try to get it into a ponytail holder use bobby pins to help secure your hair in place.