Saturday, June 13, 2009
What's in Your Toolbox: Tools of the Trade
1-Spray bottle: I use a trigger spray bottle filled with water to mist dry hair, for parting and to smooth fly aways.
2-Elastics: in a lidded container to control runaways. Two sizes. Small clear or any color imaginable about the size of a dime. Available in any Wal-mart, Target, etc. These are cheap!!! 500 for $1 at the Dollar Tree. Also, for longer hair or large ponytails I use the larger version that fits around your wrist to secure big bunches of hair.
3-Clips/clamps: like your hairstylist uses. These are usually plastic and shaped like an alligator. Use to clip hair out of your way or as an extra hand.
4-Curling Gel - love, love, love this for defining Ruby's natural curls. Garnier's Curl Sculpting Cream Gel.
5-Hair Spray - your choice. I am a big hair aerosol girl from the South.
6-Heat Protectant - again your choice.
7-Topsy Tail - yes, remember this. If you can't do pull through pony knots get yourself one of these. The kit comes with two sizes. Referred to by me as TT.
8-Bobby Pins - self explanatory. They hold best when x'ed over one another.
9-Leave In Conditioner - I use Infusium 23, put it in a spray bottle, and call it "Princess Potion." So necessary if you've got a curly girl.
10- Paddle brush, rat tail comb, wet comb.
Collect these as you need them and you'll soon see what you need and what you don't.