Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finding the Right Brush According to Your Hair Type


There are an infinite amount of combs, brushes, and styling tools to choose from when walking through a beauty supply store. There's wide tooth, and fine tooth, ceramic, tortoise shell, vented, thermal, cushioned, round, flat, paddle, and the list goes on. An overwhelming amount of questions leaves a girl wondering whats necessary and whats not, a question I asked myself before I bought my Bass Premiere Boar/Nylon Brush and began doing a little research on.

1. Every girl should own a wide tooth comb and a boar bristle brush (as these are most essential). 

  - After getting out of the shower, your hair is at it's weakest state. Why? Because it's wet. When hair is wet its hydrogen bonds (what binds your hair together to form a strand) begin to breakdown. Because of this, tugging at your hair with a regular brush after a long shower can cause breakage and excess loss of hair. Gently grooming your hair when wet with a wide tooth comb removes any tangles, but is much less damaging then your everyday brush

  - A good quality boar bristle brush also is a necessary brush that should be in any girls hair arsenal. Boar bristle brushes are very dense (helps quite a bit to manage African American hair) and are usually a combination of a synthetic fiber and boar bristles. Boar bristles evenly distributes natural oils in the hair, which in turn creates, healthy, shinier hair, and seals the hair cuticle to improve the appearance of dry or split ends. Massaging the scalp with the boar bristles increases blood flow, in turn promoting hair growth

2. Purchase your styling how you style your hair! Do you like a lot of volume? Or prefer sleek and straight? 

  - For women in search of lift at the roots, turn to a round brush. Do you want a little oomph? Or a lot? Round brushes have a huge selection of widths, meaning the bigger the circumference, the bigger the hair

  - If you prefer a straight and chic look, opt for a paddle brush. Paddle brushes can have plastic bristles or boar. Ceramic paddle brushes are also known to make hair shinier when used while blow drying

What type of brush(s) or combs do you use? Do you have a favorite? Do you use different brushes according to how you plan on styling your hair?