The modern world is a dangerous place for your hair. Even those invented to make your hair look beautiful can be harmful. Take, for example, a hot styling tool. Sure, they can dry your hair faster and make it easier to style or straighten, but it can also hurt it. Then there are a variety of hair care products designed to lift, clean and shine hair. They may do it all, but too many wrong products can leave a buildup on the scalp.
You probably know it all, and you’re probably a clue to what you can do to keep your hair in top condition. These lists definitely include less heat, less product use, and proper nutritional intake. But do you think a lot about the hairbrush you are using? Have you ever wondered if it’s right for you? Read below for more information.
There is no space here to cover all kinds of hairbrushes and their uses. Instead, look at the five most commonly used brushes and at least outline why you need to consider whether they are suitable for you.
Untangle the hairbrush
Suitable for: All hair types
Best use: untangle wet or fine dry hair
If your hair is wet, it will break easily, so the last thing you should do is pull it with a hairbrush. All you need is a brush designed to remove those tangled strands. This also applies to thin, dry hair that is easy to get caught.
Untangled brushes generally have soft hair that slides between the knots and the crossed hair and allows them to be gently separated. Untangled brushes smooth the hair shafts and allow wet hair care products to cover them more evenly.
Wide to comb
Suitable for: All hair types, especially curly and wavy hair
Best use: untangle wet thick hair
For wet hair, a wide comb is also suitable. If you have thick, curly or wavy hair, it is not only a good choice but also a wise choice. Curls, coils, and thick textures are fine for thick teeth on this type of comb. It allows for greater separation and less friction of your strands. Not only is it a great way to safely classify those nasty strands, but it’s also a great way to evenly distribute leave-in hair treatments around your hair tress.
Boar hair brush
Suitable for: Short and fine hair
Best use: Dry hair styling
Soft boar hair brushes are great for short, fine, or fine hair. This is because the boar’s hair is designed to slip through the hair with minimal friction. In other words, you need to avoid catching or tearing your hair at the root. It’s important if you don’t have thick hair. In addition, the bristles distribute your natural scalp oil from the roots to the tips of the hair. This makes it an ideal brush to use after heat styling, keeping your hair healthy, straightening dry hair and reducing frizz.
Suitable for: All hair types
Best use: Add volume
If you want to reduce the use of hot styling tools and hair care products, a teasing brush is the best choice. Teasing is also known as backcombing or rutting. It describes the technique of lifting your roots and combing your hair in a way that instantly adds volume to your hair. The teasing brush is perfect for this. However, you need to be careful. Frequent teasing is not recommended, especially if you have fine hair, as it can be straining. Teasing brushes do less damage than teasing combs.
Suitable for: all
Optimal use: Blow drying
Paddle brushes allow hair to slide without leaving traces of rough hair, making it ideal for blow-drying and general brushing. Its wide and flat surface gives smooth results while allowing you to control its movement. Brushes come with a variety of hairs, so choose the type that suits your hair. If your hair is thick, curly, or rough, you will need stronger hair. If you have a thin or straight lock, choose lighter and more flexible bristles.
Your hairbrush is just as important as any other tool or product used on your hair. Therefore, you need to consider whether you are using the most appropriate one. Hopefully this article has provided you with some guidance in that regard!
If you’re worried about your hair condition or worry about hair loss, Vinci Hair Clinic can help. We offer all new clients free consultation with one of our hair professionals. This means you can get the answer to your question without committing anything. Why wait? Get in touch and book your appointment today!