Are You Using the Right Hairbrush?
You probably don’t give your hairbrush much thought, do you? Most people don’t. After all, it’s such a simple tool. What’s there to think about? As it turns out, there’s a lot more to consider when choosing a hairbrush than you might realize. Choosing the right hairbrush for your hair type can make all the difference between a good hairstyle and a great one. So how do you choose? Read on to learn which brush is right for you.
Natural Boar Bristles
These natural bristles are soft and gentle on hair and help to minimize breakage. If you have thick, coarse hair and want a smooth and shiny blowout, this would be a great choice The natural bristles help to distribute oils from your scalp to keep hair moisturized and prevent dryness. This kind of brush is also great for fine, limp hair. It does an excellent job of separating hairs to pump up the volume and provide lift.
If you have frizz-prone, thick, or curly hair a synthetic bristle brush might be the best option for you. The bristles are typically made from plastic or nylon and don’t create as much static, which reduces frizz and flyaways. They also slide more easily through your hair which will make getting knots out much easier.
To get the best of both worlds, opt for a combination of natural and synthetic bristles. These brushes are excellent for long hair. The natural bristles will provide you with a smooth sheen while the synthetic bristles tackle the tangles with ease. If you’re unsure of your hair type or have hair that borders between two types, this kind of brush will serve you well. It’s a great all-purpose brush that will work for nearly any hair type.
The style of brush you choose is just as important as the type of bristles. The best shape and style will vary depending on the job you’d like it to do. Choose a vented brush for blow-drying to maximize airflow and dry faster. To create volume, reach for a large round brush. For a smooth, sleek finish a fine bristle paddle brush is the best choice. A wide bristle cushion brush is best suited for a natural air-dried style. And if you have curly hair you’ll get much better curl definition and less frizz if you opt for a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush.
If you need help choosing the right tools for your hair type, the hair care experts at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon will be happy to help. Give us a call today at 972.509.1565 to schedule an appointment for a fresh cut or color. You’ll find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy. If you’d like to manage appointments from your phone, download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play.