The Ultimate Guide to Hair Brushes
Brushing your hair can seem like a chore, especially if it feels like you don’t have the right tools. Finding the right brush though can make all the difference. Whether you have curly, static-y, limp, or thick hair - there's guaranteed to be a brush that can give you the benefits you want.
So, here's everything you need to know about choosing the right hair brush for you.
Wet hair is especially fragile to breakage regardless of type (curly, wavy, or straight). To combat this use a wide tooth comb brush to get out knots and snags when you first come out of the shower.
FOR CURLY HAIR:
Although it isn’t wholly necessary, if you do choose to brush curly hair go for one with wooden bristles. These bristles are good for fragile hair and won’t separate curls or generate static. You can also try a comb with two sets of wide-spaced teeth to get through your lovely ringlets post shower.
FOR STRAIGHT HAIR:
Long, straight hair will respond best to a paddle brush. The larger surface area will help you brush through longer hair more efficiently, plus it will help to detangle multiple knots at once. The rubber cushion to help you minimize damage from pulling.
FOR HAIR WITH LAYERS:
Use a thin brush if you have layers so you can lift and shape each section individually. This can be a great tool for anyone with straight or flat hair looking to add volume to their layers.
BEST FOR A BLOWOUT:
To get your most voluminous, soft blowout go for a round brush with compact bristles. Many round brushes are vented in the center, which can really help speed up the blow drying process.
TO FIGHT STATIC:
If you are someone who constantly battles with static, then you’ll need to pick up a wood or metal brush with rubber bristles. Avoid plastic brush as this easily conducts electricity - causing more static.
If you’re looking to get some serious height then you’ll want to pick up a brush with nylon bristles at varying lengths. The varying lengths will help to create some serious friction and volume to your look.
Which brushes suit your hair type best? Want to try any of these out? Tell us in the comments below!