The best hair tools, 2019
Whether you need volume or taming, de-tangling or de-frizzing, these are the best hair styling tools 2019 has to offer
Cloud Nine The Wide Iron, £149
These award-winning irons heat up within 20 seconds and you can set your temperature (between 100-200 degrees), so you can choose the setting depending on your hair type. They are lovely and wide, so you can smooth large sections at a time and do battle with frizz, unruly kinks or create chunky waves in minutes. Plus they have some brilliant safety features like an automated shut-off after 30 minutes and have a silicone glove to slip over when you’re done so it won’t burn you, your furniture or the carpet either.
Luke Hersheson Knot My Problem Brush, £8
This brush is great for in the shower as it glides through tangled damp hair in a breeze, or on the go because it comes in a protective case. Used wet or dry this won’t snap, break or irk sensitive scalps or knotty lengths.
WAM Compact Pro Mini Straightening Iron at Windle & Woodie, £30
These may be small, but they are undoubtedly mighty – as they heat up to 410 F, plus are portable enough to take anywhere, from long weekends to long-haul vacations in the sun.
They use only GHD hot stylers at Freddie Harrel’s favourite London salon, Hair Lounge on Portobello Road. This iron heats up to smooth the most stubborn kinks and curls with the innovative dual-zone technology feature two heat sensors to control the optimum styling temperature of 185ºC for consistent and even styling from root to tip and won’t damage afro hair either.
FURIDEN Straightening Brush Hair, £39.97
Would you like to stretch that blow dry out for another day or two? Then invest in a little hair powder for the roots and use this: it's a hybrid between a blow dry brush and straightening iron, and it adds that salon-sleekness on dry hair to refresh a blow dry that’s starting to flag. Plus it’s super similar to the out of stock GHD equivalent, at a much lower price.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, £299
The Dyson diffuser magnetically attaches to the dryer and disperses air evenly around your curls and has negative ions, helping to reduce frizz and static while improving definition. It’s expensive – but one of the only dryers around that promises salon-worthy results without paying (and tipping) the stylist.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager at Cult Beauty, £14
This hand-held massager can be used alone on dry locks, or on wet with your shampoo, oil or treatment to make products work harder. It can help to detox your scalp, get rid of flakiness and dislodge dirt and boost blood flow, which in turn bolsters growth and makes hair healthier too.