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Doing yourhair at home can be more complicated than figuring out adulting as a whole.
But with the right hair styling tools, it can be a breeze.
The problem is, with thousands of products flooding your insta feed and influencers pumping every new tool to hit the market, how do you know which tool is right for you?
This can be a minefield. And an expensive mistake to make if you get it wrong, especially more than once.
But to save your strands and wallet, I have rounded up my tried and true top 7 hair styling tools that you need to own.
Also see: The Best Hair Extensions For Fine Hair
We all need a good straightener in our lives.
Since high school, when dead straight hair was the pinnacle of style, these have been a must-have hair styling tool.
And when we learned that your straightener could also curl?
A good straightener is versatile and will last you a lifetime.
So it's worth dropping some dollars.
GHD is the OG and the best when it comes to straighteners.
Since the dawn of time, they have established and maintained their reputation for unmatched and durable products the deliver results and don't quit.
My GHD just died after 15 years. tell me another brand that could manage that?
My go-to recommendation would be The GHD Original IV Styler.
This sleek styling tool truly does it all, and the ceramic plates are safer for your strands too.
Curls get the girls. But unfortunately, girls can't always get the curls.
Since only elite humans can create curls with a straightener, it usually pays to have both a curler and a straightener.
And the right curler, in my humble opinion, is the easiest curler!
The Beachwaver Rotating Iron is so simple it literally curls your hair itself!
(And by that, I mean the barrel rotates).
All you do is place the ends of your hair in the clamp and press a button, and voilà you have dreamy beach waves in seconds.
Good hairstyling starts with good hair drying.
You know the boss feeling when you leave the salon with a fresh blow out?
Well, what if I told you there was a way you get that look at home?
You just need the right blow dryer!
As they are the gold standard in most appliances, Dyson also takes the gold medal for blow dryers.
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is the single greatest hair dryer on the market.
If you invest in any expensive hair styling tool in your life, make it this one.
It will dry your strands in seconds with zero frizz and minimal harm to your hair.
Image Credit: @dysonhair
Don't brush this one off...
A good brush can make all the difference to the quality and health of your hair.
While there is no one size fits all solution to the right kind of brush for you, there are some good all-rounders.
A good brush won't snap or snag your strands.
It will glide through gently, detangling and spreading natural oils evenly.
Paddle brushes are the best all-rounders in general, and the Evo Fabuloso Pete Iconic Paddle Brush is undoubtedly a standout.
It is gentle yet durable and can be used in many different ways, from everyday brushing to smoothing out styles.
This hair styling tool will leave your locks sleek and keep your strands in your head where they belong.
If you don't use a comb to style your hair, grow up.
This should be your best friend when it comes to parting, teasing and smoothing out styles.
In fact, using a comb while straightening your strands can make it look sleeker and last longer, too, as well as combing out curls to give them a voluminous bounce.
So, I repeat, if you're not using a comb, start.
I don't mean to brag but, The Sitting Pretty Texture Comb is guaranteed to be your new favourite hair styling tool.
Not only is it cute AF to look at, but it will also level up your styling game.
Its wide teeth are perfectly designed for creating smooth beach waves or distributing product.
It is the best all-rounder and certainly should be the newest addition to your haircare regime.
Image Credit: Sitting Pretty Halo Hair
Hot brushes are a pretty underutilised product when it comes to hair styling tools.
But, it's not one you should be sleeping on.
Because hot brushes cut out the middle man with blow-drying and straightening, so they're perfect for boss babes or lazy ladies alike.
Fewer hairstyling tools mean less heat exposure for your locks, so that's a massive win for your hair's health.
Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer By Revlon is the top dog in hot brushes.
This will literally change your hair game, giving you a shiny, lush and voluminous mane in minutes.
Some converts are so devoted to this tool, they have ditched their blow dryer and straightener altogether.
Image Credit: @revlonhairtools
What do we want?
When do we want it?
Are you sick and tired of flat hair?
Hot hair styling tools can only get you so far if your natural hair is fine.
But don't worry, I know a trick or two to pump up those locks.
Call me biased, but Sitting Pretty Halo Hair Extensions are the best hair styling tool to boost volume and length in seconds.
Not only are they super easy to use, but they're also the only hair extensions on the market that don't damage your natural locks.
No more hair envy for you!