Everyone who has hair, brushes their hair, though you may never have given much thought to the kind of brush you use. Using the right Hair Brush for your hair and your styling needs can make a difference in your hair’s health and appearance.
The appropriate brush for someone with long, curly hair will be drastically different than the best brush for fine or thinning hair.
Some brushes, like the round or vented kind, are best for styling, while others work to detangle, and some may even remedy static and frizz. Here we’ll cover different types of brushes and what they can do for your hair.
Types of hairbrushes and combs
There are so many different kinds of hairbrushes and combs available, it can be overwhelming to know which one is right for you. Depending on the type of hair you have, you may want to use a specialized brush.
The original Wet and Dry Hair Brush is an affordable option. Its fine, soft bristles are strong enough to work through the toughest knots, and soft enough not to cause damage to wet hair. The American Academy of Dermatology Association warns against brushing wet hair because it’s more prone to breakage. However, if you have very textured or curly hair, brushing when wet is a good idea. They typically have heat-resistant bristles that won’t melt or break when blow-drying hair.
The wide base of Paddle Hair Brush enables them to cover a lot of ground quickly while smoothing hair. They’re a great choice for people with long, straight hair.
A Vented Hair Brush is the best choice for quick blow drying soaking-wet hair. The vents allow hot air to flow through, reaching all layers of hair.
Round Hair Brush is a good choice for blow-drying hair and styling loose waves. They’re fully circular, which makes it easier to blow the hair under, resulting in curls or waves (depending on the size of the brush).
Rat tail brush
Rat tail brushes and combs are teasing brushes with a long, thin stem that can be used for separating and lifting sections of hair to tease and create more volume. Curly-haired people may prefer to use a sturdy, wide-toothed Hair Comb while in the shower. This can help prevent frizz and breakage that can come with combing dry curly hair. Detangling brushes with stiff bristles also work well.
If you are wondering about the best way to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, Body Brush is an option that offers many benefits. But before you grab a brush and start going to town on your skin, it is important to know how to do it correctly and which areas should be avoided during the process.
What is dry brushing?
If you are not sure what dry brushing your skin is, it is a daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush that is said to help get rid of flaky skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion – and even improve the appearance of cellulite.
But are these claims true?
“Some are true, but definitely not all,” says dermatologist Shilpi Khetarpal, MD. Keep reading to discover some helpful dry brushing tips and watch-outs for working on sensitive skin.