Our Range of Hair Brushes Explained
Have you ever wondered why your stylist has so many different types of hair brushes?
It’s because they’re each designed to do a different job yet surprisingly most of us never give this a second thought at home. We simply use the hair brush that has been floating around the house forever, which we probably inherited from a family member or friend.
Using the right hairbrush for your hair type and style will not only give better results, you’ll most probably find it’s easier and more comfortable to use too. This is especially important if you want to reduce frizz, prevent breakage and keep your hair beautiful and healthy.
Before you can decide on which hair brush or brushes you need you need to think about a few factors like whether your hair type is straight, wavy or curly and if your hair is baby fine, thick and heavy, or somewhere in between.
It’s also good to decide what you’d like to do with your hair and when you use your hairbrush most often. Are you trying to detangle dry hair before styling it or do you brush your hair straight out of the shower when it's still wet?
Once you’ve given some thought to these things, you’ll be better placed to know which hairbrush will work best for you and your hair.
Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular and commonly used hairbrushes.
Paddle brushes are either round or square and are great at untangling tresses and smoothing out locks.
They come in all shapes and sizes, which means you could have a larger one for use at home and a smaller one for when you’re out-and-about.
Vented brushes are best for medium and short length hair. They are great if you blow-dry your hair frequently because the vents help to reduce drying time. These brushes are also especially good at untangling frizzy hair.
Teasing brushes usually have tightly packed bristles and are rectangular in shape. They are best for adding volume to a specific section of your hair and for ‘back-brushing’. With a teasing brush, you’ll be able to tease your hair to create chic and stylish up-dos too.
Round hairbrushes are for you if you want to add volume to your hair while blow-drying. They come in many sizes so there is sure to be one that’s just right for your hair length and style.
Recently, manufacturers have started offering technologically advanced round brushes that are both ionic and ceramic and can help cut drying time without compromising on styling.