Tips for Choosing the Perfect Hairbrush
The right hairbrush can be a total game changer.
Choosing the right brush and using it correctly will make all the difference in your look. The right brush can be the tool you’ve been missing to achieve gorgeous hair that moves and grows with you.
Here are some brush types and usage according to your hair type.
“Your choice of brush always depends on your hair type,” says Monahan. Most hair types will benefit from a mixed bristle brush—half nylon, half boar. Not sure what your hair type is? We break it down for you with this handy guide
- Mixed bristles
- Wood bristles
- Synthetic bristles are non-absorbent
- Less flexible
- It causes tearing and strand damage.
- Made of boar and natural bristles
- Much softer than nylon
- Works much better at naturally distributing the oil produced by your hair follicles.
- Makes your hair a lot shinier.
- It contains natural or synthetic and metal bristles.
- Helps to prevent damage.
- Makes the hair shiny.
- Mixed bristles are ideal for all hair types.
- Quite strong and gentle.
- New and unique.
- They do a great job with oil distribution
- Most are made of bamboo.
Types of Brushes:
There are many types of brushes, some of them are explained below.
1.The Round Brush
- Best for short hair
- Creating waves/Curls
- Help to tame frizz
- Increasing airflow while decreasing drying time
- Adding volume
- Getting a healthy hair and scalp
2. Detangling brush
- Gentle on the hair
- Quick and easy in removing knots and tangles
- Great for hair extensions and wigs
3. Paddle brush
- Best for soothing and detangling hair
- Shine and sleekness booster
- Made of plastic, timber or ceramic
- Perfect for all hair types
4. Straightening brush
- Healthy hair
- Quick results
- Anti-split ends
- Moisture lock
- A great investment
- Works with heat or a flat iron
5. Shine enhancing brush
- Help to polish the hair
- Detangling and soothing
- It contains double bristles that do all of the heavy lifting of re-distributing natural oils.
- Used as a styling tool
6. Smoothing brush
- Designed to stimulate the scalp
- Smooth the hair
- Styling brush
- Great for pulling hair into bun
- Give your hair a sleek look & style
- It does not separate hair
- Eliminates the common problem of ridges or bumps.
7. Teasing brush
- Used to adds volume to the hair
- Used for adding texture into ponytail
- Creates a firm base at the roots
- Bit harsh to hair
- Use for styling purpose
8. Vented brush
- Use to dry hair quickly
- Create volume
- Useful in styling
Choosing Your Brushes
We are going to analyze them briefly and explain what kind of brushes you want to buy when you pick a hairbrush.
Thinning, Delicate or Damaged Hair: Soft Bristles
- Boar bristle brushes are great for those with delicate hair as well, but make sure you choose one with extra-soft bristles.
- Boar brushes are best because they will not split or hurt your hair.
- They help to pull the oil from the roots to the tips of the hair.
- Reducing flyaways that are so common to thin hair.
Very Thick or Coarse Hair: Nylon Bristle Brush
- Those flexible boar bristles can’t always tame a truly thick mane. In order to penetrate hair that’s particularly thick or difficult to work with, you’ll want to use a nylon brush. Nylon bristles function similarly to their all-natural sisters, but they’re stiffer and offer more control.
Normal to Thick Hair: Mixed-Bristle Brush
- Normal-to-thick hair can benefit from a mixture of nylon and boar bristles. Mixed bristle brushes are really the best of both worlds. The nylon quills that extend from a tuft of natural bristles detangle tresses, while the boar bristles distribute your hair’s natural oils and smooth the cuticle—perfect for creating and maintaining healthy hair.
Curly Hair: Wooden-Bristle Brush
- Curls do present their own unique challenges, but with the right tools, you can tackle them all. To keep coils in tip-top shape, look for a hairbrush with widely spaced wooden pins. Wood brushes are gentle on dry, brittle hair, won’t separate the curls, and never generate the all-too-familiar curly hair foe, static.
Bangs and Very Short Hair: Small, Round Boar Bristle Brush
- To smooth short hair and tame unruly bangs, choose a small round brush with boar bristles. Boar bristles are great for creating tension. They catch every hair, making a boar bristle brush a dream for styling short strands. Whether the end goal is smooth and sleek, or you want a boost of volume, this little wonder will get you there.