All according to a natural haircare expert. 

By Kayla Greaves
Updated May 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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One of the hardest parts about going natural (and staying on that journey) is figuring out how to work with your texture.

While finding the right products for your curls and coils is important, it's truly only half the battle. Because if you don't have the right hair styling tools on deck, things are definitely going to get tricky.

Luckily, natural haircare expert and founder of the iconic Miss Jessie's brand Miko Branch is here to help.

So whether you've just big chopped, or you're a salon natural who's now figuring out how to do your hair on your own, you'll definitely want to take in everything Branch has to share.

The six essential hair tools every natural needs to have in their bathroom, ahead.

Wide-Tooth Detangling Comb

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Miss Jessie's Detangling Comb

"Always detangle a head full of matted knots with the right moisturizing conditioner — first with your fingers then very gently with a wide-tooth comb," says Branch. "Practice patience and love on your tresses."

To shop: $6; missjessies.com

Microfiber Towel

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Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

"Soak up the excess water from your freshly washed tresses by patting it with a microfiber towel, never rubbing your curls," the entrepreneur explains. "Ditch the regular towel."

To shop: $23; sephora.com

Hair Clips

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Conair Metal Styling Clips Value Pack

"Before applying a hydrating styling product, use sturdy hair clips to section your textured hair," she shares. "Ensure product is spread evenly, and don’t go overboard with the amount of product."

To shop: $4; target.com

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Diffuser

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Miss Jessie's Pik Defrizz Diffuser

"Say it with us: air dry is always the best dry," Branch exclaims. "However, you could also use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer. Just make sure to set the dryer to low, and stay away from the scalp."

To shop: $12; missjessies.com

Spray Bottle

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Pattern Mist Spray Bottle

"Refresh your crown of curls with a refillable bottle that offers a continuous fine mist of water, you won’t soak your entire head," the haircare expert advises. "Feel free to add a little bit of oil to glisten your gorgeous mane."

To shop: $13; ulta.com

Silk or Satin Pillowcase

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Slip Silk Pillowcase

"Replace the cotton pillowcase that pulls on your hair with a silk or satin one that is much more gentle, and helps maintain your curls' natural oils," she says.

To shop: $89; sephora.com

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