Everything You Need to Know About Hair Brushes
This entry was posted on November 4, 2011.
Brushing your hair can be very relaxing. It's generally not a good idea to brush damp hair, especially if you have hair extensions, but if you use a leave-in conditioner or another great product you can carefully brush through your hair. Now...what kind of brush should you use? Here are some types of brushes we're just learning about ourselves and we can't wait to try them out.
A vent hair brush is your every day brush. It's great for combing out your hair, but isn't good for styling it.
It's called a vent brush because it vents through air flow that flows through the pieces on your brush. Use a vent brush to get the knots out of your hair, to create volume, and decide which direction you want your hair part to go.
The Styler Hair Brush
This type of hair brush is easy to use, but it does not have any vents. Since it does not have very much tension, it's hard to get your hair smooth.
The bristles on this brush are only on one side and they form a half circle bend. If you have a very short hair style such as a bob this brush is more ideal. Brush out the ends of your hair with a brush like this as well to add more length and softness.
This is the type of brush you'll want to use while blow drying your hair.
Use this brush to straighten your hair or curl your hair too! The more open the bristles are, the more height and lift you will achieve why styling your beautiful locks.
If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, the bristle brush is great at smoothing and straightening your hair. The bristle brush also comes in a variety of sizes so you can figure out which size is best for you. Depending on the length of your hair, you need to buy a bristle brush that you can wrap your hair around.
The Paddle Hair Brush
The paddle brush is larger and flatter than a cushion brush and is ideal to use if your hair is long and thick too. A paddle brush also works to straighten or smooth down flyaways.
This is not the type of brush to use if you want to create volume. Sweeping the brush down the length of your hair will only smooth your hair and make it straighter.
There are additional types of brushes, but this gives you a broad overview. In a future post we'll get more specific about what hair type is ideal for what brush. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to brush your hair carefully, especially if you have hair extensions! We don't want any breakage - we want you to keep your hair extensions in beautiful condition!