What's in your toolkit?
Posted by Lil So everyone has their top five things that they can't go without for more than 48 hours when it comes to their hair - especially if they'd rather their hair didn't turn into a bird's nest! I'm going to have a go at listing mine, but it would be great to find out what in yours? 1. A silk/satin cap! When I'm sleeping my cap protects my hair from breaking. This is because it slides against the material rather than rubbing against and/or getting caught onto my cotton pillowcase. I have also managed to find one that doesn't come off at night (i know right? shock shock horror) - I got mine from Ebay for £7.99 here. 2. An empty spray bottle! My hairtype LOVES moisture. And the only thing that can give it moisture is water. I fill my spray bottle with three quarters water and one quarter of my favourite oil (to seal in the moisture). Whenever my hair gets thirsty I give it a quick spritz and I'm good to go. Spray bottles are also handy for section by section detangling (which i do a lot). 3. Silk scrunchies! My hair thinks these things are amazeballs (am I allowed to say that at my age?). Like the silk scarf it doesnt get caught onto your hair and break a chunk off everytime you want to tie your hair up. I've been putting my hair in twists as a protective style and then tying those twists into a ponytail. So far so good. Only thing is that if my hair is oily then they can get a bit oily also so always handy to have more than one whilst the oily one is in the wash. I got mine from Ebay for £2.10 here. 4. A wide tooth comb! Whislt my hair has conditoner/detanger in it, I gently comb through with my wide-tooth comb. The teeth are wide enough to separate groups of curls and prepare hair for styling without aggravating any knots that can be worked through with detangling brush afterwards. 5. Plastic shower cap! As well as the obvious use...these are great for deep conditioning your hair. This keeps the moisture in and the heat build up opens the folicles on the scalp allowing the 'good stuff' from your conditioner to be absorbed. Some people like to put this on and then put the silk bonnet ontop and keep it on overnight. I tried this after saturing my hair with with coconut oil, my hair was very soft after washing out the morning after. If you're on a budget, use a plastic bag, works just as well if you're not keeping it on overnight There you have it, i've shown you the top 5 of what's in my toolkit, so what do you keep in yours?