Curly hair is absolutely stunning when left in its natural state as well as when it’s styled, but let’s face it, it takes a lot of maintenance to get our hair looking good. Understanding what works for your hair can take years of experimentation, trial and error, and lots of off days, but when we discover the right products, hairstyles and tools that make our curly or kinky hair look so fabulous, the blood, sweat and tears are all worth it.

Black Hair Kitchen has explored all the weaves, dyes and products to help you achieve that cover girl look you deserve, but here, let’s take a look at some of the basic accessories you need to look stylish and treat that mane with the respect it deserves.

1) A wide-toothed comb
It’s common knowledge that anyone with curly hair should avoid using regular combs since they tend to destroy the form of the curl and actually damage the locks. Thus, many opt to finger comb to get rid of the knots, although beauty professionals have suggested to use a wide-toothed comb instead since it’s more efficient than your fingers, and at the same time, it doesn’t cause any hair breakage.

2) A variety of scarves
On those lazy days when you don’t feel like doing much with your hair, it’s useful to have some scarves on hand to keep those frizzies out of your face and pineapple your hair. They are also great for the gym and any occasion when you want to add something extra special to your overall appearance. Stylists from the leading fashion aggregator Lyst document on their homepage that lightweight scarves are a summer essential, which is perfect for keeping your hair and outfit on trend this season.

3) Salon hair clips
Regular clips and headbands may get the job done when dividing your hair into sections to style it, but with the amount of effort required for curly and kinky hair care, it’s only fitting that you use salon quality tools for the best possible outcome. Salon hair clips are a necessary investment when you want to diffuse, straighten, and style your hair right.

What tools would you recommend?

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