12 Must-Have Hair Care Tools and Products For Healthy Hair

It’s important to invest in the right hair care tools and products that cater to your specific hair care needs to achieve healthy, non – problematic hair. In this blog post, we will explore a range of essential hair care tools and products that can help you achieve and maintain healthy hair. 

1. Clarifying Shampoo:

Using a clarifying shampoo every now and then in your hair wash routine is important because it helps to remove build-up and residue from your hair and scalp. Over time, styling products, oils, and environmental pollutants can accumulate on your hair, causing it to become dull, weighed down, and less manageable. Clarifying shampoos are specifically formulated to deep-cleanse the hair and scalp, effectively removing this build-up and leaving your hair refreshed and revitalized. Clarifying shampoos also helps to improve the effectiveness of other hair care products you use, allowing them to penetrate better and provide more benefits to your hair. However, it’s worth noting that clarifying shampoos can be more drying than regular shampoos, so it’s important to use them in moderation and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner or hair mask to replenish any lost moisture.

2. Scalp Brush:

An essential hair care tool in my hair wash routine is a scalp brush. This tool is used to massage the scalp and exfoliate it. It helps to stimulate blood flow, remove dirt and product buildup, and promote a healthy scalp. Using a scalp brush can also help distribute natural oils from the scalp to the rest of the hair, leading to healthier and shinier looking hair. It can be particularly beneficial for those with dandruff or dry scalp conditions as it helps to remove flakes and improve overall scalp health.

3. Deep Conditioning Mask:

Use a deep conditioning mask once a week to provide intensive hydration and nourishment to your hair. Look for ingredients like argan oil to restore moisture and promote hair health.

4. Leave-In Conditioner:

A leave-in conditioner is excellent for providing extra moisture and protecting your hair throughout the day, particularly in winter or if you swim frequently during the warmer months. It helps detangle hair, reduces frizz, and adds shine, leaving your locks soft and manageable, it also assists with maintaining coloured hair if you swim. 

5. Hair Oil:

Hair oils or serums are perfect for adding shine and combating frizz. They also provide nourishment and protection against environmental stressors. Choose lightweight formulas that won’t weigh your hair down or make it greasy. Opt to do a hair oil treatment once every two weeks. Opt for mint, jojoba and argan oils. 

6. Quality Hairbrushes:

Invest in a good-quality hairbrush that suits your hair type. For example, boar bristle brushes are excellent for distributing natural oils and adding shine, while Tangle Teezers are perfect for detangling wet hair, curly or knotted hair without causing breakage. I always keep a Tangle Teezer in the shower to comb though my conditioners and hair masks without pulling or tugging at my hair.

7. Heat Styling Tools with Temperature Control:

If you have low porosity hair, heat styling tools are actually beneficial to your hair type.

Read: Low Porosity Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

If you frequently use heat styling tools like flat irons, curling wands, or hairdryers, ensure they have adjustable temperature settings. This helps minimize heat damage and allows you to customize the heat according to your hair type.
Glampalm hair styling tools boasts the best hair tool technology that cause virtually no damage to your hair. Glampalm was the only hair tool brand I could use when my hair was extremely damaged when I was blonde without further damaging my hair so I would highly recommened this brand for your heat styling needs.

8. Ionic Hair Dryer:

Consider investing in an ionic hair dryer, as it emits negative ions that break down water molecules faster. This reduces drying time and helps prevent frizz, leaving your hair smoother and healthier-looking.
Some iconic hairdryer recommendations include: The Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer, Remington Iconic Hair Dryers. 

9. Heat Protectant Spray:

Before using any heat styling tools, always apply a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from excessive heat damage. This creates a protective barrier and helps retain moisture, leaving your hair less prone to breakage.

Product recommendations: L’oreal Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream and GHD Heat Protect Spray – Bodyguard. 

10. Satin Hair Scrunchies:

Satin hair scrunchies are good for your hair because they are made from a smooth and soft fabric that causes less friction than traditional elastic hair ties. This means that silk or stain scrunchies are less likely to cause breakage, split ends, or damage to your hair. They also help to prevent creases and dents in your hair that can occur with regular hair ties. 

11. Stain Pillow Cases:

Using a satin pillowcase instead of a cotton pillowcase can provide several benefits for your hair. Satin is a smooth and slippery fabric that causes less friction against your hair while you sleep. This reduces the likelihood of hair breakage, split ends, and frizz. Additionally, satin pillowcases help to maintain the moisture balance in your hair, as they do not absorb as much moisture as cotton pillowcases do. This can help to keep your hair hydrated and prevent dryness. Satin pillowcases also help to preserve hairstyles, as they minimize creases and dents that can occur with cotton pillowcases. Overall, using a satin pillowcase can contribute to healthier and more manageable hair.

12. Hair Scissors:

Regular hair trims are important for maintaining the health and appearance of your hair. Split end prevention: by trimming off dead ends, you remove the split ends before they can travel up the hair shaft and cause further damage.
Hair growth promotion: regular trims can promote healthier hair growth.
Minimizing hair thinning: trimming your hair regularly can also help to minimize the appearance of thinning or fine hair. 
Generally, getting a trim every 6-8 weeks is recommended, but it may vary for different people. 

Watch: How To Trim Your Own Hair

By incorporating these essential hair care tools and products into your routine, you can significantly improve the health and appearance of your hair. Remember to choose products that cater to your specific needs and hair type. 

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By Sheena Deepnarain

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