Natural Hair Styling Must Haves

As women there are two things we don’t play about, our children and our hair. Since making the transition from relaxed hair to natural hair, I’ve learned that my curly hair requires a lot more maintenance than it used to. In the last three years, I’ve come across a few hair tools that have made the transition a lot easier for me.

natural hair styling tools


Wide tooth comb

Wide-tooth comb

  • makes detangling hair easier
  • reduces breakage
  • reduces split ends




Denman brush

denman brush

  • detangles wet hair
  • helps evenly distribute hair products
  • great for curl definition




Spray bottle

Spray Bottle

  • water/moisture is your friend! When it comes to natural hair, having a spray bottle filled with water is a must.





Scalp Massager

scalp massager

  • loosens dead skin cells
  • stimulates blood flow
  • promotes hair growth




Satin Bonnet

satin bonnet

  • protects your hair from friction and dryness
  • helps reduce breakage and tangles during bed time
  • helps keep hairstyle in place




Rat-tail comb

rat tail comb

  • perfect for parting hair
  • great for using the “chase method’ to straighten hair




Hair Clips

hair clips

  • used to section hair
  • washing and styling in sections reduces tangles, reduces the amount of products used, and ensures that each strand of hair is evenly coated




Plastic cap

plastic caps

  • great for deep conditioning
  • creates greenhouse effect increasing moisture




Hooded Dryer

hooded dryer

  • amazing deep conditioning results when paired with plastic cap
  • faster than air drying
  • better than using a flat iron




Bobby Pins

bobby pins

  • holds hair in place
  • helps create a variety of different hair styles.




All of the tools listed above help me style my hair on a weekly basis. Thinking about making the transition yourself? Click here for a few tips on transitioning from relaxed to natural hair.



Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. January 16, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Oh, I have mega straight hair. Not a curl, not a wave… just plain strait (like Addams family). I know dealing with hair and styling can be a fulltime work 🙂

    • Chantal
      January 16, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      These styling tools can be used for straight hair as well 🙂