Different Brush Types and How to Choose the Perfect One for Your Hair

Have you ever been to a beauty supply store and looked closely at the variety of brushes available? You’ve probably wondered what each one is used for and what the differences are between them.

These items help us keep our hair healthy; they detangle and remove dead skin cells from the scalp, distribute oil to prevent buildup, stimulate blood flow and add shine, but which one is best for you? Here’s a guide to choosing the right brush for your needs.

Detangling Brushes

The bristles of these brushes are distributed so that they detangle without stretching, they work on wet and dry hair. They are recommended for very straight and wavy hair. Shapes vary: some are ergonomic, flat and square.

Natural Bristle Brush

These brushes have bristles made of boar or pig hair. They are excellent for bringing shine, the density of the bristles is useful for scalp massages. It does not generate static electricity and leaves the hair silky and neat. It is recommended for fine to medium hair, with little volume and is ideal if you have fragile hair.

Wooden Brush

This type of brush helps you keep your hair in order without losing its natural shape, it doesn’t generate static electricity, it doesn’t break or break the hair and they are very easy to clean. There are round, flat and square shapes that are recommended for curly hair and for voluminous hair.

Padded Brush

This type of brush is recommended for women with fine, straight hair, as it can cause frizz in other hair types. The type of teeth it has stimulates circulation in the scalp, it can be used on wet or dry hair.

Paddle Brush

Like the paddle brush, it is designed to be used by girls with straight hair. This model is perfect for detangling the ends, as it can catch more hair and make drying easier.

Metal Bristle Brush

These brushes are recommended for thick, unruly hair with lots of volume. You should handle it with care so as not to injure your scalp.

Vented Brushes

The holes in the brush allow air to circulate and with the movement that occurs when brushing, the hair dries faster. They add volume and are very convenient to use, although the small amount of bristles won’t detangle or shine hair.

Thermal Roller Brush

This brush is used in a more professional way in hair salons, to straighten hair or make waves with the hair dryer. You can have one at home and learn how to use it, the material with which it is made keeps the heat and facilitates the smoothing. Don’t forget to use a pre-styling product to protect your hair.

Soft Bristle Barrel Brush

Like the thermal brush, you can use it to straighten or wave your hair, the difference is that it won’t burn your hair. It is also used to give volume, you can find it with soft bristles or combined with plastic teeth.

Tweezer Brush

This fine brush is very useful to create volume naturally and without damaging the hair. Its fine point allows to trace the match of the hair, and to smooth the most unruly hair. It is used to detail the finishes of hairstyles.

Additional Tips for Choosing a Hairbrush

– If you feel that a brush is scratching your scalp, it’s best to change it because it will irritate you and may damage your hair. It’s best to try the brush you feel most comfortable with, your hair will thank you.

– The shorter the hair, the smaller the brush should be. It may not seem like a big deal, but the type of brush we use to comb our hair has an influence on its shaping.

What type of hair do you have and what kind of brush have you decided to use? Share it with us in the comments below.

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