10 Hair Tools You Should Have Just in Case!

December 20, 2011  |  
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Aside from the obvious shower caps, ponytail holders and bobby pins, there are certain hair bits n’ bobs you should have at your disposal just in case the need arises. These items are all available at your local beauty supply store or online and won’t break the bank. Natural or relaxed, there is something for everyone! Let’s head on into it…


Spray Bottles

For homemade spritz mixtures or moistening your hair with some water, you can never go wrong with these!


Braid Cutter and Sealer Iron

Isn’t it annoying when you have to cut your braids and then burn them individually while trying not to set your head on fire? Invest in a braid cutter and sealer iron that will do both for you. Just heat it up on the stove and you are good to go.


Applicator Brushes

Whether you’re using it to apply a relaxer or conditioning your new growth, an applicator brush will ensure neater and more precise results. Remember to wash them after each use.


Ear Protector Caps

You’ll love them on relaxer/dye days when you don’t feel like getting chemicals on your ears or those uncomfortable deep conditioning moments when your hooded dryer gets really hot.


Styrofoam Mannequin Heads

If you wear or make wigs, you already know how useful mannequin heads are in keeping your wigs intact!


Mannequin Clamp/Holder

Get one of these if you make your own wigs and are tired of having your mannequin heads wobble all over the place while you’re trying to sew—you’ll cut down on a lot of time too.


Duckbill Clips

Duckbill clips help in sectioning your hair off in parts and keeping your rollers in place. You can never have too many!

Satin Pillow Cases

Sometimes you just want to ditch the scarf since it rolls off your head in the middle of the night anyway. No problemo!


Applicator Bottles

Hot oil treatments, diluted shampooing and color applications are all common uses of our little pointy tip friends. There’s no excuse for not having at least one.



You may be a self-trimmer or perhaps have run into knots in your hair that you can’t get out no matter what. Whatever the case, NEVER use regular scissors on your hair. Always use shears because they will prevent splits that can arise from using regular scissors.

Do you have any hair appliances that you always keep around? What are they?

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