7 hair tools every woman needs for great hair
Good hair days can be few and far between when you don’t have the right hair styling tools at your disposal. Whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, if you’ve got a reliable mix of hair tools to fall back on, it’s easier to get the look you want. Every. Single. Day.
But when it comes to creating your hair styling kit, there can be a lot to consider. Which hair styling tools do you really need? What’s the best hair brush for you? And should you invest in a hair curler or a hair straightener? Choosing the right hair styling tools can be tough, which is why we’ve helped to narrow it down with this essential edit of mane must-haves.
Unlike the hair-frying iterations of past decades, the hair dryer is now all grown up and much less damaging for your locks. Look for dryers that boast a high-tech temperature control that’ll protect your hair while also giving you the blowdry of a lifetime. Interchangeable nozzles are also a useful feature, as they help customise your hair dryer to your hair type.
There are so many heat stylers to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start! Begin by assessing your hair type and your lifestyle. If you’ve got fine hair, it might be worth investing in a heat styler, like a hair curler, that can add some movement to your locks. If you’ve got thick hair that errs on the side of unruly, a high-quality hair straightener might be for you. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s realistic for your lifestyle. There’s nothing worse than investing in a fancy heat styler and finding yourself unmotivated to use it after a few days. If you’re still not sure, look for a styler that can both straighten and curl your hair.
When sleek locks are the order of the day, you’ll need a paddle brush. They’re great for smoothing strands and taming fly-aways, especially for those with thicker, medium to long hair. Make your brush work even harder by choosing one that can multi-task. We love the Lady Jayne Professional Vaddle™ Brush because it’s a vent and a paddle brush in one. The paddle base of the brush means you can catch more hair in the ionic bristles, while the heat-activated copper base plate contains vents to allow for optimum air flow, so you can get the sleek, smoothing effects of a paddle brush while simultaneously speeding up your blowdry. Even better? The ionic bristles help to minimise frizz and make hair shine.
Hair that needs a volume boost will meet its match with a round or radial hair brush, like the Lady Jayne Professional Porcupine Radial Brush. As well as adding volume in all the right places, the Professional Porcupine Radial Brush gives hair lots of movement, as the heat-activated ceramic copper barrel works particularly well when creating loose waves. You can also achieve sleek styles thanks to the mixture of ionic and boar bristles on the brush, which make the hair look smooth and shiny.
We don’t know where they disappear to, but somehow no matter how many packets of hair elastics we purchase, they always seem to disappear. However elusive they may be, a good hair elastic (or 20!) is an absolute hair-styling-kit essential. Whether you’re creating a simple ponytail or a glamorous up-do, a high-quality hair elastic can do it all. Look for snag-free styles like the Lady Jayne Snagless Hair Elastics, which pull back the hair without leaving the dreaded post-ponytail kink.
Hair clips are a seriously underrated hair styling tool. Far from the butterfly clips you wore as a teen, these next-gen hair accessories are chic, stylish and give you the ability to transform your hair in a snap (literally!). Try using a hair clip like the Lady Jayne Metallic Geometric Round Clips as the feature of your next look – pull back the front section of your hair and secure it at the back for a half-up, half-down style. Alternatively, add some sass to your regular hair fasteners by incorporating sleek metallic versions, like the Lady Jayne Large Metallic Bobby Pins.
We all have those days where we can just want a quick, stylish solution for our hair without the fuss. It’s these days that a simple, no-frills headband is your hair’s BFF. Push it all back with a minimal headband that will add polish to down hairstyles and neat ponytails alike. The Lady Jayne Mesh Headband is a great choice, with a rose gold hue that scores major points in the trend department.
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