A hairbrush is a hairbrush is a hairbrush, right? Not exactly. Sure, any brush can do the simple task of making yourself more presentable; but, having the right brush and knowing how to use it can be a game changer when it comes to achieving a desired look while being kind to your hair and scalp.
Read on as we discuss five common hairbrush types and how each can help you get the look you want.
Detangling Brush – A dedicated detangling brush is great for getting through even the toughest of knots, especially on wet hair when it’s most susceptible to breakage. Look for one with far-spaced bristles and ball tips that massage the scalp – the latter help distribute hairs natural oils and promote circulation.
Boar Bristle Brush – An ideal brush for all hair types, boar bristle helps bring out hair’s natural texture, whether it be curly, wavy, or straight. The spacing of the bristles does a better job of detangling long hair and helps evenly distribute oils from your scalp.
Mixed Bristle Brush – The best of both worlds, a mixed bristle brush is typically made of both natural boar bristles and synthetic materials. Boar bristles evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils while synthetic bristles gently disentangle – a great choice for medium to thick hair.
Thermal Brush – A thermal brush is made with materials like a magnesium alloy barrel that conducts heat to speed up drying time. This not only helps speed up the grooming process but results in less heat damage to your hair. Look for one with nylon bristles that help create a soft, voluminous look and feel.
Round Brush – Available in a variety of sizes, round brushes help achieve a salon-quality look at home while taming frizz and adding volume. Choose a smaller brush to create tighter curls or a larger one to straighten and smooth hair or create subtle curls or waves, depending on hair length.
Bottom line, hair can be super easy to care for or a major challenge, depending on numerous factors – including your propensity to shed hair, possibly even to the point of balding. If your brush – no matter which type you use – is starting to look like a hair depository more every day, contact DiStefano for a free consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for a hair transplant. We help people all over Southern New England get their hair back, and keep it.