You have your curl wash routine down pat, but come post-shower, your curls go cray. That's where curl picks and combs come in. To keep natural curls dangled, fluffed and fierce from AM to PM, we asked the curl experts about their favorite curl picks—keep reading to find the right one for your hair.
Tangle Teezer Detangling Hairbrush, $12
The Tangle Teezer is the best brush to use on curls because it glides through the hair easily without putting tension on the hair. Make sure the hair is wet then Pprt the hair in several sections. Start from the ends and work your way to the top when it comes to detangling or brushing through. I also love this brush because the curls stay nice. With it I like to use Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner and Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Cream Conditioner.
—Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, celebrity hairstylist and owner of TSD Hair Extensions
Curl Doctor Hair Pick, $10
My favorite comb is my Curl Doctor Hair Pick. It’s the only comb I use. With curls, it’s best to detangle with your fingers since you can feel the tangles and you can separate them safely with your fingers without ripping or tearing the hair. The hair pick I designed is to add volume to curly hair. You put it on the scalp and push hair away from scalp to create fullness. It can also be used to detangle if you know how to pay attention to tangles. Holding it vertically, the way the bristles are aligned, will create less friction than if held horizontally.
—Shai Amiel, owner of Capella Salon
The Spriggle, $12
The Spriggle is a four-prong pick that's great for creating lift and volume at the root without breaking up too much of the definition on the ends. It can be used on dry curls or wet curls. On wet hair, lift the roots while drying in conjunction with a hairdryer with diffuser attachment. On dry hair, place the pick at root and lift up and outwards until the point of resistance to separate and create lift at the root (watch my tutorial to see how). AG Hair Natural Dry Lift Texture and Volume Paste is a great paste to create and secure volume on curls. Massage into roots on dry hair after picking for volume that won’t stop.
—Evan Joseph, owner of Evan Joseph Salon