Hairbrushes are one of those beauty tools that are often overlooked but did you know using the right one for your hair type can make a huge difference in the health and styling of your hair? Different shapes, sizes and bristle types all contribute to getting the perfect brush for your hair type. Take a peek at this breakdown before you pick up another generic plastic hairbrush!
Natural bristle hair brushes are high end and when it comes to distributing oil in the hair and versatility they take the cake. “The gold standard is the natural boar bristle, which is gentle on the hair, helps smooth the cuticle, and redistributes sebum throughout the strand to moisturize and create a beautiful, glossy finish”, Style Caster.
Synthetic brushes are non-absorbent and won’t contribute to distributing the oil along the hair shaft. They also aren’t flexible so you have to be careful when it comes to hair breakage. The price tag is definitely cheaper but investing in a natural bristle brush is usually better.
Mixed brushes are great for thick unruly hair types as the natural brushes mixed with nylon can be really great for detangling. These brushes can also add some serious shine! One of the most well known brushes and “considered by pros to be the Rolls-Royce of brushes, this investment piece boasts a gentle, detangling mix of nylon and natural boar bristles”, InStyle.
Paddle: These brushes are the best for natural straight hair types. Style Caster defines it as “Paddles are made for straight hair and straight styles, also best to use before flat ironing. It would be the ideal brush for anyone that feels that their hair straightens easily when heat is applied.”
Round: Looking for that perfect blow out? The round brush is your best friend when looking for even heat around the hair shaft and control of tension. According to Pop Sugar, “round bristle brushes also help create serious volume.”
Wide Tooth Comb: Perfect for detangling, especially in the shower with conditioner.
Fine Tooth Comb: A great tool for teasing the hair while also being useful when making parts or sectioning areas off to straighten them. According to Slice they’re “perfect for all hair lengths and types, the teasing brush is used for backcombing, which adds significant amounts of volume to parts of the hair at the root.”
Here at designHouse we strive to give you personalized attention and answer all your questions when it comes to the health and maintenance of your hair. Picking a hair brush can seem trivial but having some guidance to get the right type for your hair can be really helpful. Pop by and say hi at 1701 Douglas Street (in the Hudson building, downtown Victoria BC) and we can help you get the right hair brush suited for your needs.