- Detangling Comb: Using a brush to detangle your hair can break and damage it so I opt for a wide-tooth comb. I use in the shower while wet and then once dry, you can also try the Conair Anti-Static Detangling Comb.
- Hair Ties: Starting a braid by tying your hair at the base really helps it from falling apart later. I like the Goody Clear Elastic Bands because they work great for a multiple variety of hair colors and textures.
- Flat Iron: Using flat-irons to wave and curl hair has always been my preference because I’m a double-duty type of gal. The FHI 1″ Heat Platform Series Flat Iron is a lesser known tool, but it works wonders for creating gorgeous waves.
- Hair Spray: Setting your style is – of course – a must, but I’m not a huge fan of hairspray, except for this one: Pravana Super Shape Hair Spray. It’s the only one I’ve ever used that won’t leave your hair feeling icky at the end of the night.
If you have skin like mine, when you go to sleep with a face full of makeup Rudolph-The-Red-Nosed-Reindeer is staring at you in the mirror when you wake up. Yet even if you’re washing your makeup away every night, you should also be cleaning your tools everyday to keep your zit-happy alter ego at bay.
- Daily Brush Cleaner: It only takes a few minutes after you apply your makeup to disinfect your brushes with a daily sanitizing spray. I use the E.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner, and it leaves my brushes clean and fresh for the next day.
- Weekly Brush Shampoo: You can buy special makeup brush shampoo from a variety of places, but I use regular hair shampoo to get the makeup, dirt and built-up grime out; it works just as well. Try Suave Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo.
- Makeup Bag or Roll-up Wipes: Make sure not to forget about your plastic casings or makeup bag and roll-up. You can bet wherever your tools hang out there is going to be a build up of makeup and dirt. Try Simple Facial Wipes to clean up.