Going natural involves a great deal of experimentation with products as well as hairstyles. Finding a set of tools doesn’t involve as much trial and error. If you want to maintain your natural hair, you need the right tools. Clutchettes, we have complied a list of our top ten tools every Team Natural member needs.

1. Comb Set.

You can find a comb set with wide tooth comb, rat tail comb, and fine tooth comb at your local beauty mart. Combs are a great source for detangling and shaping your hair.

2. Spray Bottle.

You can fill it up with water or mix up a natural hair concoction to moisturize your hair.

3. Satin Cap.

You can’t go a night without having a satin cap on your head.

4. Satin Pillow.

If you are wild sleeper like me or sometimes your satin cap falls off your head, the satin pillow is always great to have.

5. Bobby Pins.

Use to create various hairstyles as well as tucking up fly a-ways.

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  • Awesome list!! Hair clips for sectioning the hair are essential for me!

  • SassyFrassy

    Whoa… I strongly disagree with using combs on natural hair. You should always detangle your hair with your fingers, with conditioner/moisturizer, while it’s wet.

    • Cha Cha

      So are you entirely comb free? I used to be comb free for like 3 months, but then my hair started to feel packed together at the roots, and I went back to combing it in moderation. I’m just not into fingers only styling. There are some things that my fingers just can’t do. When you have clumsy fingers like me, a very wide-toothed comb is sometimes necessary. Ideally, I’d like to be completely comb free, but I don’t know how to do it with success.

    • SassyFrassy

      Hi Cha Cha! I am completely comb-free, unless I straightened my hair. I’m pretty tender-headed, so the only way I can gently detangle my hair without crying is with my fingers while it’s wet. If it’s not wet, I don’t even try.

      From everything I’d heard, I always thought that combs were detrimental for curly hair. But I guess if you can use them without hurting your hair or breaking into tears, more power to you. I’m sticking with the fingers though.

  • MsC

    I think the list is awesome! Some people use combs as well as their hands to detangle their hair while wet. I know sometimes I need a comb to get some knots out of my hair.

  • NaturalCurls

    I’d add that bone combs are more gentle to the hair than plastic ones.

    Also a brush such as a modified denman or tangle teaser can be helpful.

  • Butterlysoulfire

    The list was good until I got to #9 Flat Iron. It’s totally unnecessary for anyone embracing their natural texture. It’s a great option to have as a natural but it’s far from essential–I say this as a 4b BSL who has never used a flat iron. Instead, I’d recommend that a brush be added to this list: a boar bristle brush, paddle brush, denman or tangle teezer. I’m sure that most naturalistas use a brush more than a flat iron any day.