11 weird hair tools that will make your look amazing

As a fashion and beauty writer, beauty tools are my Achilles heel, by which I mean I only found out what a diffuser was about four weeks ago. So, in a quest to better myself, I started researching all the best beauty products – including the weirdest hair tools – on the market right now. While some of them may seem completely ridiculous, others totally fill a need I didn’t know I had. As if I never thought of trimming my undercut with a vacuum attachment. So DIY, so go get it.

When it comes to crazy fashion and beauty tools, my mom has kind of tried and tested them all: so a few of these items actually come with her comments as to how good (or bad) they are. In fact, she still uses some of the weirdest tools of them all in her daily routine, proving that taking a risk on a new product is very often worth it. As for some of these other products, I have tried them myself.

Even if you think you no longer need electronic devices to use once and then throw in the back of your closet, this list will hopefully be a fun glimpse into the minds of inventors born into a world where almost everything has already been done. . Do we really need three weird new tools to curl our hair in 2016? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try them anyway. My advice is to start with these 11 particularities.

1. Creative Curl Maker

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret, $69.99, Amazon

Instead of having to curl your hair around your wand or do that weird trick with your straightener, this curler sucks your straight hair in and curls it. It may sound fancy, but my mom loves it and uses it almost every day.

I don’t know how it actually works – probably black magic – but it seems just as much fun to use as it is to have perfect curls.

2. The Improved Towel

The Original Curly T-Shirt Towel, $19.99, Amazon

Drying your hair with a t-shirt, something that dramatically reduces frizz, is a secret the perfect hair community has long kept. The Curly Tee Towel delivers the same effect, essentially, using a 100% cotton jersey knit instead of the terry cloth you’ll likely find in most regular towels.

3. Vacuum cleaner accessories

Flowbee System with Super Mini Vac, $119.99, Amazon

This website – and this product, TBH – comes straight from the 90s and comes straight to my heart. Not that I personally cut my hair with a vacuum attachment, but I would probably pay a lot of money to have a friend of mine do it.

With a whole page of glowing testimonials, who am I to judge? The Flowbee might be the best thing that can happen to you.

4. Three styles, one brooch

Goody Simple Styles Modern Updo Pin, $5.84, A Mazon

I’m sure you saw a variation of this at your local pharmacy and assumed it was the kind of thing your mom might use. But if you’re not one of those beauty bloggers who can pull off a complicated hairstyle with a single bobby pin, it might be worth taking the leap into adulthood and investing in a hair tool that a woman business would use. Don’t worry: I will keep your secret.

5. Braided Dough

Oscar Blandi Pronto Braiding Paste$25, Amazon

It smooths and hides flyaway hairs in your braid, while adding “texture, volume and definition” to your mane. It’s the kind of product that would probably be perfect for shorter hair, where a messy braid is usually an accident rather than a deliberate look.

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6. Telephone wire

Invisibobble, $8, Urban Outfitters

I hope it’s not just me, but I saw this reimagining of the classic hair bobble all over these last weeks. Apparently, it’s great for not only holding your pony in place, but also doing far less damage to your locks than a hair tie.

7. The Improved Hairbrush

Remington hot air brush, $49.99, you lta

Another favorite of my mom, this hairbrush is so much more than correct a hairbrush. It spins and releases warm air while brushing your strands. This means it’s ideal for styling gorgeous waves or simply drying your strands with less intensity than a hair dryer.

8. Filtered water showers

T3 Source Showerhead Filter, $130, Amazon

If you filter the water you drink, why not also filter the water you wash your hair in? Or, as Sephora’s website puts it, “Showering in chlorinated water dries out hair and skin and bleaches hair color. Chlorine is the real culprit for dry, damaged hair and skin. L “Ordinary household water can contain half the chlorine of a swimming pool. Shampoos and conditioners do not purify water. T3 Source filters do.”

9. Twist Hair Dryer Attachment

Forstyler hair twister$39.99, forstyler.com

This attachment for your hair dryer will twist your locks as they dry to create “soft, natural waves and curls.” Claiming to be damage-free, it’s a way to do all of your heat styling at once.

10. No more roots!

Root Touchup, $29.95, Madison Reed

You don’t have time to go find your roots, but you go to an occasion for which the roots would be totally unacceptable? Madison Reed has you covered with this root touch-up powder. It’s unfortunately not tried and tested by myself, but 75% of reviews on Amazon give it five stars, so it seems pretty legit.

11. Head torture device

Hairagami Spin Braider$7.95, hairagami.com

OK, I didn’t know they still made these, so I just had to include it. If you didn’t have one in the ’90s, don’t worry: the main function was to get your hair tangled beyond repair at your best friend’s slumber party so her mom had to cut off a piece of your locks during that you were crying. But who knows? Twenty years from now, they might just fix that little flaw.

Hopefully, this weird and wonderful list of hair tools has inspired you to take more risks with what you put on or in your mane. Otherwise, there is nothing to worry about. Just leave it to our mothers and younger siblings to test them out, then buy the items that didn’t destroy anyone’s locks.

Images: Courtesy Marks