Friday, 8 March 2013

My Top 5 Hair Tools!

 Hello everyone. I have recently realised that I have never done a post surrounding the topic of hair, so for this post I thought I would show you my Top 5 Hair Tools. This isn't going to show any products I use in my hair, but just the top tools that I like to use with my hair. Here goes:
First up is the Remington Curling Wand. I love using this to curl my hair and I usually use this tool when I want the curls to be tighter and more defined, rather than a wavy style. It's very simple to use, you just separate the hair into sections, wrap each piece around the wand and hold it there for the desired time. You can adjust how the curls turn out depending the length of time you hold the hair around the wand, and the size of the chunks you separate the hair into.
Sticking with the electrical heat styling kind of tools, next up are a pair of straighteners. I use FHI Heat Platform straighteners. I know most people tend to love GHD's but I have used these for years and I personally find these do the job well enough for me so I have no reason to buy a new pair! I don't actually use this tool to straighten my hair, as I don't like to wear my hair straight. Usually I use this tool when I want to create more of a wavy style to my hair, which is usually my everyday look. I just use the straighteners like you would if you were curling your hair with them, but only briefly hold the hair to the heat.
Here are the next two tools. Of course I have included my Tangle Teezer (The Compact Styler). To be quite honest I would be very surprised if any beauty blogger did this post and didn't include the Tangle Teezer! You all know how I feel about this, it is the best hairbrush I have ever used! I use it all the time on my hair when it's both dry and wet and it is pretty much the only hairbrush I use now! 

The next tool I have chosen is this Hair Tinting Brush. If any of you dye your hair lighter than your natural colour, then you will know what a pain roots can be! I just find this tool very useful when I am colouring my roots using a home dye so I can apply the dye to the roots and not splash too much on the rest of my hair where it isn't needed. I think I got this from a hair specialist shop called Sally's, but I'm sure you can pick one up just like it in any Boots or Superdrug too.
My final choice is a hair doughnut. This is a rediscovery for me. I used this a lot back in the summer when my hair was much longer, but when I had it cut shorter, I began to wear it down every day so it got pushed to one side. This is a great tool for people with thin and quite straight hair like myself. My hair does not have a lot of volume naturally so I struggle to get it up in a nice bun, however using one of these gives me a big and full hair bun that I just love! I'm so glad I have rediscovered it again recently because it's just such a handy tool for me. I also think this would be a great hairstyle for me to wear to work.

What are your must have hair tools?

Also, please let me know if you like this kind of post, if you do I was considering doing a Top 5 Beauty Tools one too, so a similar post but including tools for make up, skincare and nails etc. Is that something you'd be interested in?

Emily x

22 comments:

  1. Great post! I need to get a hair doughnut- i'm always envious of people's amazing hair bun's with these lol. Still haven't got myself one x

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    1. thankyou :) they are a great thing to have, very cheap too - I think mine only cost £1/£2!

      xx

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  2. Fab post, I have a pink pair of FHI's which I keep at work for emergencies xx

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    1. thanks! yeah they aren't the best straighteners but they do the job well enough :)

      xx

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  3. These kinda posts are brilliant. They make me want to buy things if I don't already have them though ;)

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    1. most blog posts make me want to buy things haha!

      xx

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  4. I really need a curling wand! Love the hair doughnuts, the perfect cheat ;) xx

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  5. i can never get the doughnut hairstyle right! :(

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    1. oh that's a shame, maybe look for a tutorial on youtube?

      xx

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  6. The doughnut looks lovely, I really want one but I'm worried my hair is too fine and the hair will show through :p

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    xx

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    1. my hair is quite fine but it's okay as long as I make sure to spread out the hair when I'm done :) you can get different sized ones too so maybe you could get a smaller one?

      xx

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  7. The doughnut looks so pretty in your hair, think I might get mine out again!

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  8. Curling wands are so amazing, I have the Babyliss one and I love it. I still need to buy a tangle teezer! My friend always rocked the donut and I was always in awe of her perfect bun so she bought me one and my god, I couldn't get my hair to look right. My arms started hurting after a while so I gave up. I am utterly clueless.

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    1. I love both the curling wand and tangle teezer! ah the doughnut can take a while to get the hang of but I find it so simple to do now, maybe give it another go :)

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  9. The Remington Hair Wand is my absolute fave! So easy and quick to get the curls :)

    Rosie xo

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  10. I desperately need to get a new curling wand.. I hate having straight hair so i always put it in plaits before I go to sleep but I want the curly look rather than wavy now

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    1. yeah that's what I usually do for my everyday hair but curling wands are great for more proper curls rather than waves :)

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  11. I love everything you picked! I have a tangle teezer too & love it...it's so good at removing any horrible knots! Sophie xx

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