Use These Hot Tools If You’ve Got Natural Hair
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It’s no secret that natural curls are delicate and should be handled with care in order to preserve the hair’s texture and shape–especially when using hot tools. But for those days where nothing but an amazing blowout will do, we’ve come up with a list of the best hot tools for natural hair that won’t cause breakage or damage to your curly tendrils.
Whether you have 2a waves or kinky 4c curls, keep reading to see our list of the best dryers, straighteners and curling irons to style those luscious locks without causing heat damage.
DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser
For a quick way to safely dry your curls, eliminate frizz and give them an extra bounce, DevaCurl’s DevaFuser is a hand-shaped diffuser that completely surrounds the curls to dry them faster while giving extra volume due to the positioning of the strands in the diffuser as they dry. Since scrunching your hair with your hand while your hair is still wet can lead to unwanted frizz, the DevaFuser cradles the hair to gently and quickly dry it without creating the hand-to-hair friction that leads to frizz.
Conair Infiniti Pro Gold Series Soft Bonnet Hair Dryer
Conair’s Soft Bonnet allows you to bring the salon experience home without sacrificing quality. The four different ionic technology heat and speed settings allow you to customize your drying experience based on your hair type while eliminating frizz and adding shine. The bonnet is great for hot conditioning treatments or simply drying the hair and the four foot hose allows you to freely move while drying your hair.
Amika Blowout Babe Interchangeable Thermal Brush
Amika’s Blowout Babe Thermal Brush features a ceramic barrel and ion generator that emits infrared heat and negative ions for a smooth, shiny, frizz-free blowout that looks like you just left the salon – minus the heat damage. The interchangeable head protects essential moisture within the hair while delivering a wide range of styles from undone waves to polished curls all without the use of hot air.
T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand
T3’s Digital Singlepass technology allows heat to evenly pass throughout the tool the entire time you style while the tourmaline and ceramic surface smooths fly aways, enhances shine and locks in the style. The Convertible Styling Wand comes with three barrels, offering a variety of styling options: a one-inch Straight Barrel for tighter, polished curls, a 1.25-inch to .75-inch Tapered Barrel for undown waves and a 1.5-inch Straight Barrel for big, voluminous curls.
Hai Beauty Concepts Gold Convertable Flatiron
If you want to achieve pin-straight hair in a single pass with as little exposure to damaging heat as possible, the Hai Beauty Concept Convertable Flat Iron is your way to go. The 1 1/4 inch cushioning gold plates straighten the hair with one pass without snagging. The iron uses infrared energy to seal the cuticle inside out to reduce heat damage and deliver smooth, shiny strands. Additionally, Hai’s exclusive Tri-Diamond technology means that your hair is not being exposed to any toxic or harmful emissions. Just be sure to apply your favorite heat protectant prior to using the straightener to protect your curls as much as possible.
Conair Gold Plated Straightening Comb
One of the OG hot tools for natural hair, the straightening comb received an upgrade via Conair’s Gold Plated Straightening Comb. Conair’s straightening comb has 30 different heat settings to customize the straightening experience for any and all curly hair types and doesn’t get above 345 degrees fahrenheit which is key to preserving and protecting natural textured hair. Just be sure to use a heat protectant and avoid knicking the comb against your ear in the process.