Trying to decide the best hair styling tool for your hair can be a pain. There’s just so much on the market and each seller is saying theirs is the best product since the invention of the comb!
It can get confusing and you might end up hoarding any or all devices marketed to you. But you don’t have to! You can go into the shop knowing exactly what you’re looking for and mute all the unnecessary and confusing noise.
This article is your compressed guide to just the most essential hairstyling tools for your hair care routine. By helping you prioritise your shopping, it helps make sure you know what you can do without a tool for now. Here it goes!
- Curling Iron
This had to come first for good reason. A curling iron is essential for anyone who loves variety in their hairstyles. You can pull off anything using this device. Think of polished ringlets or voluminous waves.
If you’re aiming for defined curls, then a slim barrel will be a good fit while you’re going to need a larger barrel for softer waves.
A curling iron is designed to have a firm grip on the hair as it curls, so you’ll be able to use it even if you have aching arms or struggle with dexterity.
The higher the heat temperature of your curling iron, the more professional the result.
- Hair Straightener
Another must-have! These are also referred to as flat irons. They’re designed to press your hair between two plates that are set to high heat. This will make the shaft straight. The main concern with this device has always been heat damage, but don’t worry, the latest hair straighteners address this issue by offering varying heat levels to help you customize it to your hair’s preference.
- Curling Wand
You might not need this if you already think a curling iron is enough. But a curling wand can be great if you want to create a more natural and relaxed look that looks like you were just about to go to the beach!
Take note though that your fingers will spend a bit of time close to the heat and so you’ll have to be careful.
- Hot Air Brush
If you want to save time and effort when styling, then this tool is a must-have! It has a built-in dryer that helps you style your hair as you’re drying it. It’s very convenient and has a volume and shape adding an effect that you’ll probably love.
If you want to define your curls as you brush, then you can get a smaller brush, and for maximum volume, you won’t go wrong with a large barrel brush.
Still, on that variety tip, you can buy a crimper for the days when you want a more retro or fun style. Who said your hair can’t be as adventurous as you are?
Their design is similar to that of a hair straightener, but they have zig-zagged plates instead of flat plates. These allow them to wave your hair.
To add volume to your updo, simply crimp your hair just beneath the invisible part and leave the visible part smooth.
- Heated Rollers
Variations of these have been around for quite a long time now, only that they’ve improved with time. Now impressively evolved with heat settings, they will come in as many sizes and finish varieties as you want.
This one is an obvious must-have. A high-wattage hair dryer will help you dry your hair much faster, so, if possible, try and find that one. Also, check if the hairdryer you’re about to buy has tourmaline or ceramic technology to help seal and smooth your hair.
Luckily for you, every budget range is catered for on the market. All you’ll have to do is search for what you need.
A multi-styler is probably one of the most convenient tools on the market. It’s a combination of several tools, some of which have already been mentioned in this article, such as brushes, straightening plates, crimpers, and curling irons. So, by purchasing just these two items, you’ve essentially purchased roughly half of all the necessary tools.
But it’s important to note that by attempting to be a jack of all trades, it means its performance in all areas isn’t that high, though it will work just fine if you’re just aiming for an average to okay result.
You don’t have to abandon your hair-styling routines just because you’re on the road. You can get a cordless hair-styler that runs on gas. Its gas cartridges are replaceable so you can look good on the go!
Do Your Own Hair Like A Pro
Those red carpet looks or super funky hairstyles you love don’t have to wait for your next salon visit. You can get them done at home if you simply get the equipment your beautician has. Of course, you’re going to have to learn how to use them, but none of these are too complicated anyway. Hope you keep looking as dashing as you want, all year round!