“As long as it gets the combing done.” That’s what we’ve been taught and what we’ve thought about the hair brush. And so, whenever we see it come in different sizes and forms, we get a little overwhelmed, if not bewildered.
But that ends now. You see, there are different kinds of brushes for different reasons, and most importantly, for different hair types. Are you using the right hair brush for you? Find out in this simple guide.
Hair Brush 101: The Different Types of Brushes
1. The Wet Brush
You’ve got knots right after washing your hair? From the name itself, this hair brush will be handy for you right after shower. With its cushion and soft bristles, it will loosen your tangles with gentle care. Just brush the ends of your hair first before working your way up.
Perfect for: Any hair type
2. The Cushion Brush
Just like the wet brush, the cushion brush is designed for detangling your locks while they’re wet. You can even remove rows to suit your needs.
Perfect for: Curly hair types
Editor’s tip: Nourish your hair to strengthen it before all the detangling and pulling. Use the Cream Silk Damage Control Conditioner to transform your hair to softer, resilient hair instantly.
3. The Paddle Brush
With its wide bristles and coverage, you’d be paddling through your tangles and smoothening them! The paddle brush will also help tame your frizz without causing any breakage.
Perfect for: Fine hair
4. The Round Brush
If you love blowout hairstyles, this hair brush is your best friend. This will help you achieve your desired volume and curls in sizes you want.
Perfect for: Medium to thick wavy hair types
5. The Mixed Bristle Brush
Because of the boar bristles tossed in, this hair brush’s detangling magic gets topped up with the trick of distributing your hair’s natural oils even to the ends. Shiny hair dreams do come true!
Perfect for: Fine, straight, and oily hair types
Editor’s tip: Managing your oils starts with the products you use to wash your hair. Choose the Love Beauty and Planet Radical Refresher Conditioner to purify your tired and greasy scalp with natural Australian Tea Tree Oil and refined Vetiver aroma.
6. The Vented Brush
Always on the go? The vents on this hair brush will help speed up your hair’s drying time. This is also perfect for girls who constantly style their hair with heating tools as the heat gets better access to your hair, decreasing its exposure and potential damage.
Perfect for: Medium to thick straight hair types
7. The Wide Tooth Comb
From drying your hair to managing your thick mane, the wide tooth comb will do great wonders for you. Unlike other brushes with bristles that gives stress on your hair, this type of hair brush gently combs through your hair without separating your strands too much.
Perfect for: Thick hair types
Styling your hair doesn’t only need the right look and products. You should also have the right tools you need to get that healthy and good-looking hair, like a hair brush that’s exactly perfect for you.