Are You Using the Right Hair Brush?


Brushes are a necessary tool to create an easy and flawless hair routine, but not all hair brushes are the same. Are you buying the right brushes for your hair? Find out below!

Bristle Types

The first thing you have to pay attention to in a brush is the bristles. There are two types of bristles, nylon and boar. Nylon bristles are soft and flexible and are used for gentle brushing. Brushes with nylon bristles are best for thin and fragile hair. Boar bristles, as the name suggests, are made from the hair of a boar. These bristles are all-natural, soft, and sturdy, which make them ideal detangling and straightening thick, coarse hair.

Brush Types


Paddle Brush

Paddle brushes are wide, square, and flat with nylon bristles. Because of their wide surface area they are perfect for smoothing and straightening hair. Use a this kind of brush before flat ironing your hair for an easier experience and a more smooth look.   

Vent Brush

Vent brushes are skinny rectangles with plastic or nylon bristles that have openings in brush to allow air to flow. These holes allow hair to dry much faster which makes this brush perfect for people with longer hair–it’ll cut the dry time down significantly!  Plus, the less time it takes for hair to dry, the less heat damage and the healthier the hair is.

Round Barrel Brush

Round barrel brushes were designed to give hair volume when blow drying. The size of the barrel determines how much curl and/or volume will be achieved–smaller barrels for smaller curls, larger barrels for larger curls. This brush is also great to fluff and style bangs.

Ceramic Brush

Ceramic brushes are barrel brushes that are made out of ceramic. The purpose of a ceramic base is to have the brush heat up faster for more efficient styling. Ceramic brushes distribute heat evenly and hold it longer for a faster blow dry. As a result, there is less frizz, more shine, and no static.

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