Our Fave Hair Tools For Kinks, Coils & Curls

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Are you a natural hair newbie looking to refresh your hair tool arsenal but have NO IDEA where to start? With the immense variety of textured hair gadgets and accessories out there, it’s often hard to pick out the right salon-worthy tools. But don’t panic, as we’ve done all the hard work, so you don’t have to! See our list of seven essential styling and maintenance tools that all curly-haired guys and gals should invest in, stat!

Cocopie Curls Volumizing Hair Pick, $13

Is this not the prettiest afro pick you’ve ever seen? And the best part, it’s sooo gentle! — even on the most delicate curls. This is due to its acetate acrylic material that gives the brush its rounded and smooth edges, which glide through curls seamlessly without any painful pulling or snagging.

Felicia Leatherwood Original Detangler Brush, $18

Carefully crafted for afro-textured hair, this brush features ‘wide-spaced flex-bristles and a flexible three-side bonded design’ for smooth, bendable, and painless strokes that allow you to detangle with ease. You will never encounter clumps of broken hair when detangling with this gem. FYI: This award-winning tool was designed by THEE Felicia Leatherwood, AKA the hands behind Issa Rae’s ridiculously gorg natural hair looks.

Denman D3 Original Styler 7 Row, $20

This is a cult fave amongst naturalistas, and you’ll find a throng of Youtube reviews giving it the stamp of approval. It features fanned-out rounded pins that grip without snagging or snapping hair. And it’s pretty versatile as well, and can be used to detangle, style, define, and smooth curls.

Pattern Beauty Edge Tool, $12

We love love love this 3-in-1 edge styler that lets you brush and comb your hairline or style it into dreamy swoops, too. Its brush features sturdy and densely-packed vegan bristles that are super gentle on the hairline and lay baby hairs down effortlessly.

Segbeauty Ultra Fine Mist 360° Continuous Sprayer, $9

A spray bottle is a vanity desk necessity for curlies and coilies. This particular one is an Amazon favorite — it’s a fine mist sprayer that evenly distributes moisture over large areas in prolonged three-second bursts to revive and refresh curls. Use it to spritz on water alone, or fill it with your homemade curl concoctions to condition and glisten your mane.

DevaCurl DEVATOWEL Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel, $20

Designed by curl experts, this towel is the ultimate post-wash frizz-fighter. It’s made with soft microfiber material that absorbs excess water without drying out your locks. After use, your curls are left looking smooth, moisturized, and defined with minimal to no frizz in sight.

Glow by Daye Soft Pink Whisper Satin Bonnet, $20

No routine is complete without a satin scarf or bonnet to protect your precious curls while you sleep. This reversible bonnet is made with high-grade satin material that maintains moisture and protects hair from friction-induced breakage. It also comes in handy to eliminate frizz and lengthen the life of protective styles.

Speaking of bonnets, here are seven other hella cute designs that your curls will LOVE.

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