Choosing the Right Styling Brush for Your Hair

Choosing the Right Styling Brush for Your Hair

Have you ever noticed just how many types of hair brushes there are? It can be easy to get used to using the same kind of brush your whole life, until you start to realize that there are almost as many different varieties of hair brushes as there are types of hair.

Not only are some styles of hair brush better suited for specific types of hair, but using the wrong type of hair brush – or even using the correct clean hair brush but in the wrong way – can actually damage your hair. And if that’s not good enough reason to know how to choose the right styling brush for your hair, we’re not sure what would be.

Paddle Brush

Paddle brushes come in all shapes and sizes, and are one of the most commonly used hair brushes today. Open up a random woman’s purse (just hypothetically – please don’t actually do this!). And there’s a very good chance that you’ll find a paddle brush. Typically used to smooth and untangle hair, a paddle brush works especially well on wet hair. For best results, start at the ends and detangle one section at a time, working your way up the roots.

Vent Brush

Vent brushes are most commonly used on short or medium length hair, and are best suited to thin hair. The wide spaced bristles do a good job of preventing split ends from forming in thin hair. Vent brushes also have their place as a tool when blow drying hair, as the tiny built-in vents distribute heat and ultimately reduce the amount of time taken to dry your hair.

Round Metal Brush

If your aim is to add volume to your hair while drying with a hairdryer, a round metal brush should be your tool of choice. Once you’ve decided that a round metal brush is right for your hair, simply choose a size based on the length and thickness of your hair. A newer style round metal styling brush is made from ceramic materials and claims to cut down on drying time.

Teasing Brush

A teasing brush has many bristles tightly packed together and, as the name suggests, is used to tease a section of hair to add volume. These days, teasing brushes are most commonly used to add height on the top of the head when creating up-dos. As useful as a teasing brush can be to create specific hairstyles, it is generally unsuited for use as a general, all-purpose brush.


Fine toothed combs are used in a similar way to teasing brushes – to back-brush hair to create height and volume in a specific area. Wide tooth combs, on the other hand, are best used for detangling wet hair.

Anti-Static Styling Brush

Now there’s a new player in the comb and brush market: the anti static styling brush. And unfortunately for all the other kinds of brushes and combs currently available, the anti static brush is set to very quickly become the only brush you’ll need for your family: no matter the various hair types, lengths, styles, and textures.

ForBabs have designed the first and only anti static hair brush, the X-Static ForWomen. Designed to eliminate static electricity and frizzy hair, the X-Static combines many must-have features into one easy-to-use and completely portable design. With no power cord to slow you down, the X-Static anti static styling brush can be used anywhere and at any time, smoothing your hair into a manageable, natural looking, and entirely frizz-free hairdo.

What type of styling brush do you use? Let us know in the comments, and please like and share!

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