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Choosing The Right Hair Brush For Your Hair – A Simple Guide To Different Brushes

The same way we look to buy makeup brushes for different uses is the way we need to start looking at hairbrushes. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to hairbrushes, and you need to find one that works for you and your hair best. There are so many styles of brushes out there – from wet brushes, detangling brushes, and brushes for different lengths of hair. However, when was the last time you thought about the benefits of a hairbrush? It’s important to be able to differentiate these brushes, as they all have specific uses and some may damage your hair if you aren’t using the right style. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use combs and brushes that are unique to your hair type and utilize a hairbrush that will ultimately benefit you. Let’s take a closer look at hairbrushes and what you need to look for depending on your style of hair.

The Paddle Hair Brush

The paddle hair brush is probably one of the most popular hairbrush styles, and it works for all hair types. Owned by many, the paddle hairbrush is specifically used most for its ability to quickly detangle hair with comfort and ease. Not only does its long, flat, and wide rectangular shape provide easy control when you are brushing your hair, but it provides smooth results without breaking up the natural pattern of even curly and wavy hair. Always keep in mind that paddle brushes have many different bristle styles – use sturdier bristles for thicker or textured hair.

Round Hairbrushes

Typically used for medium to thick hair, round hairbrushes are used primarily in salons or at home for blowouts. It takes a lot of time and practice (as well as upper body strength) to master the art of using a round hairbrush for a blowout. But with the proper round hairbrush, it’ll make the job so much easier. Usually, round hairbrushes are made with an ionic or metal barrel that heats up when you use a blow dryer as you’re running it through your hair. It works almost exactly like a curling want. Round hairbrushes help to tame frizz and delivers a certain amount of “bounce” to your hair. Keep in mind, we suggest not to use a round hairbrush with an ionic or metal barrel if you have fine or damaged hair – it can cause extreme heat damage to already weak or split ends. We suggest using a round hairbrush that has is a natural boar brush with gentle bristles if you have fine hair.

Teasing Hairbrush

Teasing hairbrushes are long and thin with short bristles, and is best used to add volume to your hair. This is a great hairbrush for all hair types and works well even on damaged hair. Teasing hairbrushes are used as one of the easiest ways to lift your roots as well as create the illusion of fullness. This makes a great tool for creating bouncy up-do’s, adding volume to naturally straight and flat hair, and adding texture to ponytails. Bonus points if the brush has a pointed end for sectioning your hair! However, you probably should avoid teasing your hair too often, as this process is a bit harsh on any hair type, but especially harsh if you have fine or damaged hair.

The Wide Tooth Comb

A wide tooth comb is a great way to brush your hair and works great on all hair types. This is one of the best tools you can use on wet hair, as wet hair is more prone to breakage if you use another brush instead. The wide tooth comb works amazingly to safely comb out wet hair as well as distributing hair product throughout your hair (such as a leave-in treatment). If you shower at night, use this comb gently through your hair and then put your hair in a loose bun – this will ensure that you don’t wake up with morning tangles.

Boar Bristle Brush

This is an interesting brush that is long and thin and contains this boar bristles. It works best on fine or curly hair – and is a total game changer for these hair types! The don’t really look like they are delicate on the scalp, but in fact, boar bristles are designed to gently glide through your hair much like a paddle brush. By using this brush style, you will avoid pulling or snagging the roots of your hair, making this the go-to brush if you have fine or curly hair. It also evenly distributes natural oils as well as oil products within your hair, and it’s recommended to use it after you style your hair with heat. Using this brush before bed is also great – it helps to condition dry ends.

Loop Brush

Have you ever seen something so unique and interesting? This hairbrush works incredibly if you have hair extensions. In fact, it’s an absolute must-have if you use hair extensions. This brush features uniquely looped bristles that enable the brush to easily glide over wefts without getting stuck or caught, and prevents hair extensions from being pulled out. This brush works well whether you have simple clip-in extensions or more permanent extension types and naturally prevents pulling and damage.

Take Away Message

The type of brush you choose is ultimately up to you, but this guide serves as an easy way to determine which hairbrush style will best suit you. One of the best things you can do for your hair is choose the right hairbrush – this will help to prevent excess damage as well as style your hair to protection! Remember, finding the right products for your hair type can truly make a world of difference. Try out these different types of hairbrushes and find out what works best for you, and see how easily you can transform your hair!