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What’s in a Natural Girl’s Purse?

By January 27th, 202131 Comments

I thought it’d be hilarious to take a look at what’s inside of this natural diva’s purse. I was cleaning it out one day… LOL! Here’s what I found:

  • Not one, but two widetooth combs… even though I don’t use them in my daily styling…I’m a finger comb sort of girl. Lol!!!
  • A 9-oz container of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme. I use it to lightly taper my hair on the edges because it smells fantastic.
  • I ALWAYS travel with bobby pins, hair clips and occasionally you’ll find tucking combs on me for those days my hair doesn’t want to cooperate. I would resort to them pretty regularly at first because I wasn’t sure what effect products vs. weather had on my hair…but now, I’m pretty product confident. I know what most will do for my hair.

What's in a Natural Girl's Purse?

As part of my daily styling routine…I always use a natural oil, mainly olive oil, and quite often a small amount of shea butter to keep my hair moisturized.

But the takeaway point is something I always preach when it comes to you and your natural hair — always be prepared and always have a backup plan. That will make your journey so much more enjoyable!

So divas, what’s in your purse?


  • Lisa says:

    Ditto on the hair pins!! I had a hairstyle fall apart in the humidity the other day, and ruffling thru my bag, I found a few hair pins to salvage the style. It's funny, but I consider them a necessity in my purse.

  • Keisa Sharpe, The Natural Hair Diva says:

    So…I'm not alone in carrying a make-shift natural hair salon in my purse:) and I see bobby pins are also a fave for many of you like me! Thanks for sharing ladies!

  • Ms. Sassy says:

    Bobby pins and a headband

  • Anonymous says:

    I dont have anything in my purse either but in my work but my bag for work I have a silk scarf and some qhemets aohc

  • mangomadness says:

    All I have is bobby pins and an Ouchless band. I also carry a small tub of shea butter mix in my purse. It's what I use for lotion but I could use it on my hair in a pinch.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm the kinda person once i do my hair that is it!So i don't leave the house with reinforcements!I carry more beauty stuff like lipgloss,handcream etc…

  • Anonymous says:

    i wear a scrunchie on my wrist. Hair pins in the purse for sure…thats it…i dont carry bottles of spray and jars of oil, not even a comb. thats a bit muchhhh no???

  • Anonymous says:

    Shea Moisture Yucca Thickening Moisture Mist (put in a small purse sized spray bottle) and purse sized organic coconut oil. Using just a small amount to refresh my sisterlocks.

  • Anonymous says:

    In my purse a sandwich bag with three headbands, a scrunchie, ouchless ponytail holder and a clip. In my work tote a sandwich bag with sample size Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade and Greg Juice. Also floating loose is a push on headband

  • Anonymous says:

    An afro pick

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow! Nothing hair-related and I've been natural for 7 years. That just makes me ill-prepared for the unexpected I guess. I need to get my act together 🙂

  • boho.barbie says:

    and my biotin vitamins!

  • bohobarbie says:

    I need bobby pins in my purse and my life at all times. Nothing is worse than switching purses and forgetting to restock the bobby pins or when I need 10 bobby pins and I only have 9! I just started carrying a comb in my purse, actually there are two in there now and one ouchless headband.

  • yesSheGrows says:

    right now I have a wide tooth combs, a soft brush, bobby pins, ponytail holder, shea moisture hair milk and 2 headbands. LOL
    why I have ponytail holder is beyond me since I have a not so TWA right now, but hey! why does she have 2 wide tooth combs? LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    1. bobby pins
    2. banana clip
    3. ponytail holder
    4. gel
    5. brush

  • Devan says:

    Bobby Pins – a must for me
    Aveda Brillant Gel and Hair Lotion (small travel size)
    Small black scarf

    I finger comb and use water to style if needed.

  • Kamella says:

    wide tooth comb, soft boar bristle brush, some bobby pins, an ouchless headband, 2 ouchless ponytail holders, banana clip, travel size spray bottle with water & olive oil mix

  • Porchia says:

    I have bobby pins (large and small), a camera like AuNaturelDivaApparel, an ouchless elastic headband, vitamin E oil, and a bottle of water.

  • Arnebya says:

    I have dug to the bottom of this seemingly neverending bag and come up with: a small container of Natural Oasis grease (it's more like finisher, though, and very thin), an entire pack of mini bobby pins, three tiny black rubber bands (I know, I know!), one ouchless headband and its counterpart ponytail holder (and separately: one wayward diaper).

  • Anonymous says:

    I haven't been carrying anything in my purse, but I think I may start. There have been many a day when my hair went left while being out and about. And I live in Florida too. You never know when the humidity or rain is going to mess up your 'do.

  • Anonymous says:

    i wash and go, so i always carry

    some gloss pomade by Kinky-Curly or mimosa hair honey by Carol's Daughter to scrunch out the crunch when my hair dries

    a water mister. i had one by Evian that i ran out of.

    bobby pins and a hair clip. if my hair dries in a funky shape, i can pin back a piece in a snap.

  • Suzette says:

    I always carry:

    – bobby pins

    – a boar bristle brush to smooth edges down

  • MrsDreMac says:

    You ladies are WONDERFUL! I am newly transitioning and there are days (like today!) that I am like, "Man, I wish I had _____ to do something with my hair!" Thanks so much for the hints and tips!

  • Anonymous says:

    I've got 5" hair now and I've found that I don't need to do much to my hair during the day after I've styled it. I moisterize before bed and/or before leaving home in the morning. So, if I pass a mirror during the day, I don't do much more than poke back a curl or pull one out. On very humid days, however, the weather detroys my curls, so I keep my hair in twists until I get to work, where I keep a small container of jojoba oil, one of castor oil & a spray bottle of water. That being said, I don't carry any hair care items in my purse.

  • IyanaLove says:

    1.Ouchless elastic bands
    2.Ouchless elastic headbands
    3.Bobby pins
    4.Mini bottle of argan oil
    5.Wide-toothed comb

    6.Depending on the day miscellaneous hair accessories

  • MsAnkh says:

    Goody ouchless headbands in case i have to resort to a puff. Bobby pins (lots of bobby pins of all sizes and colors). ponytail holders usually goodies. hair combs, and a flower just in case the hair style is such a bust that I have to resort to distraction. And usually in my car(where i can get to it quickly i have a cream styler and gel)

  • Tara Shenea says:

    1. Bobby pins
    2. Ouchless elastic headband (emergency puff creator in case my free-flowing hairstyle fails)
    3. Travel size mist bottle of water & leave-in conditioner

  • AuNaturelDivaApparel says:

    Goody ouchless, no slip headband for puffs.
    Ponytail holder for a quick bun or pin up.
    Very small container with Ecostyler Gel in it.
    My camera/ camera phone so I can capture cute hairstyles!

    That's it! 🙂

  • Dani @ says:

    Lol WOW that's a lot!

    The only hair product I have in my purse is a couple of ouchless elastic ponytail holders. I figure I can find water anywhere and smooth/pull my hair back into a bun if need be.

    I'm lazy.


  • Naptural_ray1 says:

    I always have a

    headband- just in case my edges get all puff and cant be saved

    bobbypin- to keep everything under control

    and a cut up stocking- to make a puff when humidity gets the best of my hair

  • Nabwire says:

    headbands and bobby pins are a must as my hair is a TWA

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