Having the right tools to work with your hair can save you a ton of time and money. Imagine being able to get ready in the morning with minimal heat and product? Celebrity stylist Gretta Monahan reveals her ultimate guide to the right tools for your hair type.
To determine your hair type, if you don’t already know what it is, simply wash your hair and while it’s wet, examine a strand. Does it appear kinky? Dead straight? Wavey? How thick is the strand? Does it dry quickly or retain the moisture?
Once you know your hair type (which could be a combination of a few categories) you’ll want to ensure you have some basic tools on hand for your everyday hair success.
For thin, straight hair, we showcased:
Goody Smooth Blends Cushion Brush
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush
Create voluminous, full-bodied styles with the Moroccanoil® Boar Bristle Teasing Brush, designed for backcombing.
Moroccanoil handmade natural boar bristle brushes use and has an ash wood handle that is lightweight and heat-resistant.
$39.50 available for purchase at fine salons and spas or online at www.moroccanoil.com
Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories $4.99-$7.99
Moroccanoil Root Boost
For thick, straight hair (tends to be coarse and frizzy)
This high-performance, volumizing spray works beautifully for every hair type and texture, including straight, fine, or curly.
It instantly thickens strands at the roots to provide a long-lasting, full-bodied lift.
$32.00 available for purchase at fine salons and spas or online at www.moroccanoil.com
mask for superior deep hair damage repair. $24.95
Provides 10 benefits to hair: Deep hair damage repair, intense nourishment, strengthens hair from roots to ends, incredible shine, silkiness & smoothness, sensational defrizz & detangling, ultra hydrating, quickly absorbs in only 3 minutes, weightless finish with natural volume, non-greasy formula. Available at Trade Secrets and Chapters and Salons across Canada
Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Hairbrush $17.49
Tangle Teezer $20
Original (Blue/Pink): $20
Compact (Lip Print): $25
Blow Styling Brush: $38
Thick and Curly (burgundy): $20
Available at Sephora, Well.ca and select salons across Canada
For Wavy hair, we featured:
The Body Shop Paddle Brush $14
T3 Twirl 360 curl iron to shape and sculpt $275
Available at beautyboutique.ca or Murale
Spa of the World Radiance Oil, The Body Shop $24
For curly hair we featured:
Bamboo Pin Hairbrush, The Body Shop $14
CONAIR Infiniti Pro Elite Collection Motor Dryer $79.99
Aveda Be Curly Collection $29-$37
Italian AC motor styling tool for up to 50% faster drying and 3x longer life
Titanium ceramic technology protects against heat damage; 3 heat and 2 speed setting to customize according to hair type
Moroccanoil Styling Gel (Medium and Strong)
Be Curly Curl Controller 200ml – $32.00
Be Curly Curl Enhancer 200ml – $34.00
Be Curly Style-Prep 100ml – $34.00
Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque 150ml – $37.00
Create sleek-and-smooth or full-bodied, voluminous looks for both long and short styles, while simultaneously providing hair with an instant boost of shine.
Formula combats frizz and static by infusing strands with vital hydration to improve its condition as it holds styles in place.
$22.00 available for purchase at fine salons and spas or online at www.moroccanoil.com