I am a sucker for a new hair tool, if it’s out there I have the urge to try it. Remember, I was the girl who used an iron on my hair in middle school, thank you LilSis, aka my Jen Atkin at the time. Luckily, by high school a flat iron was a thing – thank goodness. [lucky I never burned your face tbh – maybe I was destined to be a hair stylist from a young age…]Below are the best hair tools for various looks so you can jump to trying these. I’ve done the work for you, thank me later 😉
Prep & Dry
I’ve gone through my share of hair dryers over time but the best of the best is the Dyson Supersonic. Worth every penny. [I second that] It dries my hair in 10 minutes (which can take up to 30 with other hair dryers), and comes with various attachments to create different blow out styles.
I do also have the Revlon One-Step dryer, which is good for dry, un-styled hair. If you slept on your hair wet and needed to give it a blow out look the next morning this is a nice option. It’s a brush hair dryer so it is a nice two-in-one. [ok I have to disagree with this one – if I tried to use this brush on dry hair I would look like a lioness…wet hair only for the brush dryers for me!]
I have naturally curly hair, I use some fantastic products to maintain the curl, but day two and three it starts going frizzy on me again. The best secret I’ve gotten from my hairstylist has been to take a thin wand to sections as the frizz comes up. Sultra Bombshell tapered wand – this one is pretty cool. It has ridges on the wand to help add more definition and texture to your already curly hair.
The trend that keeps on going, this is a great one and easy to do with various tools. I like the T3 Convertible Curling Iron Collection which has a main handle with various attachment styles you can curate to fit the looks you’ll want to create. I like to use the Tousled Waves tapered wand for when my hair is shorter and the larger Looser Waves wand for longer hair. This tool is worth the money – you’ll see why further down in this post.
The Bondi Boost waver is one I wanted to love, but I’m not there yet. I do believe it’ll do wonders once I learn how to use it, so it’s on my to do list to figure this one out. [This is one that’s on my list too – so let me borrow it!]
This will forever be my favorite thing to do with my hair – just pretty big curls that look good for days to come. Back to the T3 Convertible, I like the Defined or Polished clip attachments for this look. Very quick and easy to use with the clamp.
Another classic curling iron I’ve never gotten tired of is the DryBar 3-day Bender, it can be a little tricky to learn how to use it best but it is worth it. Once you get the hang of it you can have beautiful curls within 5-10 minutes. [I struggle with traditional curling irons in general, I’m a wand girl, so this isn’t saying much but this is the most confusing curling iron. That being said, her end product always looks flawless]
Smooth & Straight
This is an easy one, and I stand by it to this day. GHD 1” Classic Flat Iron. Tried and true, this thing has been through it all and I have very frizzy hair. It has managed to give me very sleek, lovely, hair. [what about the CHI?!]
I really recommend everyone try these, some are pricey but I promise it’s worth the cost. Quality is very important and these things do last for years, mine have, with tons of use. What tools can you not live without? Let me know, especially if I don’t already have them!