Do you have the right hairbrush? That may seem like a trivial question, but if you can’t get seem to get the hairstyle you want, it may be one you should ask yourself. Like your hairstyle, your hair brush should change over time. You need a hair brush that works with your hair texture and your styling goals. In some cases, you may need to have a few different brushes on hand, depending on the occasion or your style goals. As a professional stylist, I can help you find the right hair brush.
Detangling hair brush: You have long or thick hair that tangles easily during a shampoo – or a nap! You need a detangling hair brush or possibly a comb. The best detangling brushes have widely space rubber tipped bristles that gently coax the tangles from you hair. This should be the first brush you reach for after a shower.
Paddle brush: Most every hair type, curly, fine, straight or wavy can use a paddle brush. It’s the right choice if you want more volume with a smooth finish–great for use with a blow dryer or solo.
Round bristle brush: Because of its round shape, this is the right brush for getting smooth ends that flip up or down. Rolling a brush through your hair while you blow dry is the best method to use if you want volume and greater control of your style.
Ceramic brush: The ceramic brush is a valuable styling too. This hair brush is best used with a blow dryer. The hot air is distributed through the ceramic, shaping the hair wherever you want it. Love this tool!
Wide-tooth pick: Some people like a detangling brush, I like a pick. I have fine, thin hair so I want to keep every strand that I can. Use a wide tooth pick to remove those snarls after a shower. It’s great if you plan to blow dry using a diffuser for a wavy finish.
Rat tail comb: This comb has a pointy end that you can use for making parts in your hair. It’s handy to have too if you want to do some back combing or teasing.
These are just a few of the hair brush options out there. Some others to consider are heated hair brushes, vent brushes and wooden brushes with natural bristles. It’s really a matter of styling choice but it is a good idea to have a few on hand so you can mix up your hairstyle.