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To keep your Black hair looking good, feeling great and growing healthy, you need to have the proper styling aids in your beauty arsenal. Use this list to make sure that you have the right tools on hand to keep your hair on track!

1) A Wide-Tooth Comb: Fine combs were not made for Black hair, especially not in it’s natural state. The teeth of a small comb can barely make it through Black hair without causing damage and tearing at your tresses. Use a wide-tooth comb instead and only comb natural hair when it is wet.

2) Brushes: Most brushes are just no good for Black hair, especially those with harsh bristles. Select a brush that was designed specifically for Black hair, such as the Kakakiki comb/brush, which was created to prevent hair loss and stimulate healthy hair growth.

3) Flat Irons and Curling Irons: If you choose to use these heat styling tools, make sure they are in proper working order and come with temperature controls. An overheated styling iron can cause immediate breakage to Black women’s hair. Many of us tend to over estimate the amount of heat that our hair can take. Use good quality ones, such as the CHI, which is a popular choice amongst stylists who work with Black hair.

4) Blow Dryer and Diffuser: Black hair should be blow dried with the help of a diffuser, a small attachment which goes on the end of your hand held blow dryer. Diffusers allow the dryer to reach larger sections of hair at a time, while protecting Black hair from over-exposure to heat.

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