This is something everyone should know. No matter what your hair type, this information is very valuable. A lot of us tend to use the wrong tool for our hair that will result in breakage or not achieving the right look you want. I talk about this as well in the last article I did for Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine on Why Your Hair is Breaking? I mention that it’s important to use the right tool when maintaining your locks.
Here is a break down of what tools are necessary and why from some of the best hair experts in the industry.
One side springs in and out to press a section of hair in to the comb, allowing you to pull strands taut while flat-ironing. Amika Straightening Tension comb $15 loveamika.com
FOR STATIC PRONE STRANDS
This high-tech wonder releases a stream of active ions that instantly tame flyaways. Braun Satin hair brush $75.00 ultra.com
FOR DETANGLING THICK HAIR
Thanks to its wide surface area, this flat paddle brush can easily glide through dense strands, says LA stylist Robert Ramos. Corioliss Fashion brush $25.00 corioliss.com
FOR BLOWING OUT THICK HAIR
Silicone rods enhance shine, while tourmaline-infused bristles emit ions to help flatten and smooth cuticles. John Frieda Small Curl Nylon round brush $15.00 at Ulta.
FOR DETANGLING WET HAIR
Keep this one in the shower. Wide-set teeth "help distribute conditioner and untangle snarls. "Start at the ends and work your way up" says N.Y.C. stylist Paul Labrecque. Y.S. Park No. 452 comb $22.00 shear world.com
FOR COMBING CURLS
Take a brush to natural curls and it's frizz city! Use this comb—with two sets of wide-spaced teeth—and it's smooth sailing through wet ringlets. Ouidad Double Detangler comb $24.00 Ouidad.com
The bristles are coated in copper, a natural fungicide, which can help prevent the itching and flaking caused by dandruff. Goody Styling Therapy Brush $13.00 www.target.com
FOR BLOWING OUT FINE HAIR
"Soft boar and nylon bristles provide gentle tension for fragile strands, creating volume without damaging hair," says L.A. stylist Alex Polillo. Ibiza B4 brush $45.00 ibizahair.com
FOR DETANGLING FINE HAIR
Don't be put off by its weird, amoeba like appearance: "The soft, flexible bristles in this palm-size workhorse remove snarls without a trace of breakage", says N.Y.C. stylist Kattia Solano. Tangle Teezer $16.00 www.rickysnyc.com
FOR COARSE HAIR
Add this comb attachment to most blow-dryers and it will firmly brush through sections as you work. Solano 2-in-1 attachment $21.00 solanopower.com
Three rows of nylon bristles sit at varying heights—"perfect for back-combing and creating major '60s-esque volume" says L.A. stylist Theodore Leaf. Spornette Little Wonder No. 111 brush $8.00 www.unitebeauty.com
Considered by pros to be the Rolls Royce of brushes, this investment piece boasts a gentle detangling mix of nylon and natural boar bristles that also add shine. Mason Pearson Handy Brush $120.00 bigelowchemists.com
Source: Instyle Hair
Oscar Blandi, Kathy Brewster, Rebekah Forecast, Janine Jarman, Paul Labrecque, Theodore Leaf, Paul Perez, Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, Alex Polillo, Robert Ramos, Mara Roszak, Tippi Shorter, Kattia Solano, Morgan Willhite