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Protective Styling Tools to Gift to Your Favorite Protective Stylista

Posted by NI4TW on Dec 1, 2017 2:20:34 PM

If you're wondering what holiday gifts to grab for a certain style-conscious, hair care-obsessed someone in your life, you can't go wrong with tools that will help her protectively style her lovely mane all year long.

One of the most integral tools in your protective styling arsenal is the comb—and not just one comb but many. Rattail for parting, wide tooth for detangling, afro for picking---they’re all necessary. While plastic and metal combs can cause static in the hair and damage to the scalp, wooden combs are much kinder and gentler on both. Wooden combs like those offered by Breezelike help to evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout your hair and don’t scratch or tear your scalp. Wooden combs are also durable and sturdy enough to last a lifetime.

Whether your hair is natural or chemically-treated, if you want it looking good in the morning, you must cover it with a proper scarf or bonnet while you sleep. There’s no getting better than Grace Eleyae’s satin-lined cap or “slap.” With no strings to tie, this bonnet is never too tight or too lose. Its elastic band helps the bonnet stay put without damaging edges and its satin lining does not rob hair of its moisture. Plus the slap is stylish enough to be worn as a cap for all-day protection AND comes in a variety of colors.

For any way you wear your hair, nine times out of ten, you’re going to need bobby pins. MetaGrip Black Premium Bobby Pins are strong and sturdy. They never rust, bend, peel or snag. They never lose their rounded protective tips. They maintain their strong hold and always keep hair tight and in place. You can typically find them at your local beauty supply store.

Those of us who wear wigs as a protective style understand that wig stands and styrofoam heads can often be a hassle when trying to store, clean, or style wigs. The Wigmate Dry & Style|Wig Stand Alternative is easy to set up and allows one or multiple wigs to hang freely without compromising style or integrity. Able to accommodate wigs of any length, the Wigmate gives wigs out-of- sight storage on a closet door and can drip dry in the shower after cleaning.

Finally, who doesn’t love to rock a beautiful explosion of perfect, frizz-free spiral curls from time to time? The solution for sporting this look on natural, texlaxed or relaxed hair without heat styling is Curlformers. These hair curlers work on all types of hair, wigs and weaves and are super easy to DIY. Plus they come in varying sizes to achieve corkscrew, spiral or barrel-sized curls. Just apply your favorite styling cream like my Curly Curl Cream, hook, pull and dry.

Happy holiday shopping! And, as always, if you have any questions for me regarding hair care, styling, tools or maintenance, please don't hesitate to email me at asktaliah@naturalhair.org.



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