Looking for the right hair products can be incredibly overwhelming. It can seem like new, improved formulas and tools pop up every day. No wonder it feels as if there is no keeping up with the newest trends in hair care!

In reality, hair care doesn’t have to be complicated at all. To live in a hair friendly way, you simply need to follow a few healthy hair tips. And to invest in a tiny number of hair-friendly tools.

After all, what our hair like most is to be protected and otherwise left alone. The following hair-friendly tools are what made the biggest difference in the health of my hair. And no, I don’t need to replace them every month or so.

Let’s get started!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are so-called provision links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

1. Silk or satin pillowcase*

The biggest inhibitor for hair growth and your strands looking pretty is hair breakage.

No one wants to see those stubbly white tips all over. Or wonder why their hair doesn’t seem to grow.

But mechanical damage is a real problem when it comes to hair health. And a lot of this damage happens while we’re sleeping.

So to limit the damage that happens to your hair during the night, the best way is to get yourself a silk or satin pillowcase*.

The sleek surface minimizes friction to your hair and skin during the night, as well as preventing them from drying out. This way you not only fight damage to your hair but also wrinkles. Win-win!

2. Wide tooth comb*

Changing from my plastic paddle brush to a wide tooth comb* was another thing that really changed things for me. The amount of broken off hair pieces I would find after styling my strands decreased dramatically!

Wide-toothed combs don’t snag and break hair so easily. They also make it much easier for you to notice when there is a knot to detangle. Instead of ripping through it with force, you can take a moment and detangle it carefully. Tadaaa! Less breakage!

I personally am a huge fan of also opting for wood when it comes to my “detangling tool” of choice. If you are interested in knowing why, read more about my reasons for using a wooden hairbrush or comb here!

3. Hair sticks

If you have long hair and you don’t know how to use hair sticks, you’re seriously missing out!

Hair sticks are probably the most hair friendly way of doing updos. No bobby pins or other hair accessories needed!

4. Spiral hair ties*

While hair sticks will always be my go-to-choice when it comes to hairstyles, some things simply need a hair tie.

But many hair ties aren’t exactly hair friendly. Instead, they cause the infamous “hair tie kink” and loads of breakage at their point of impact.

The solution?

Spiral hair ties*!

Whenever I wear a braid, I definitely use these hair ties. And I don’t have any of the problems anymore that I used to have with the standard hair ties.

The only downside or these spiral hair ties? They are not exactly eco-friendly, as they are made from plastic.

5. Cotton or Microfiber towel*

No matter how much you love your terrycloth towel, you need to love your hair more!

Your hair is most vulnerable when it’s wet. To protect your hair in that situation, opt for an old cotton T-shirt or get a microfiber towel instead*! (Both will also help to minimze frizz, by the way.)

The awesome thing about microfibre is that it has strongly water-absorbent qualities. So it helps to dry your hair quickly while still keeping the strain on your hair to a minimum.

What are your favorite, hair-friendly tools?

Do you have any of the products mentioned here? Or do you have any other must-have, hair-friendly tools everyone should know about? Let me know in the comments and make sure to pin this to your hair care board on Pinterest!

An overview of the 5 must-have, hair-friendly hair tools

*These links are so-called provision links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.