A hairbrush should be considered an essential haircare item for everyone. If you’re looking to style your hair, add some curls, or simply remove knots, you need a brush to help you.
However, you may be surprised by the sheer array of hairbrush options available. It’s important that you understand the different types to help you choose the right one or ones. There’s nothing wrong with having more than one hairbrush.
As the name suggests these types of hairbrushes are designed to help you detangle knots in your hair. The issue with knots is that brushing them places a strain on your hair. This can cause damage to the hair cuticles or even pull hair out unnecessarily.
These brushes are designed not to pull on your hair, they usually have non-slip handles, and will gently remove the knots.
The Cushion Brush
The cushion brush has nylon sticks mounted on a rubber pad. This ensures your hair doesn’t create static as it’s being brushed. You’ll find it’s important as static causes ‘flyaway’ hair that is difficult to style properly.
The cushion brush will ensure you have smooth hair that sits together properly.
The paddle brush can be considered your everyday brush. This is the most popular for almost any style. However, it is particularly effective at creating blow out styles. It can also help to eliminate frizz, giving you a perfect finish and plenty of shine.
If you want to skip the hairdryer but still have an awesome-looking hairstyle, you’ll find the thermal brush is the perfect answer. It needs to be plugged in as it will warm up. You can then brush your hair in the same way as you would with a paddle brush. The heat will dry your hair and style it, allowing you to build volume and shine.
It’s simple but effective.
The curved brush is less common but a useful tool if you’re dealing with dry hair. Dry hair is usually a result of lost moisture and an inability of your hair to retain the moisture.
Moisture retention is actually due to oil in your hair, it coats your hair and protects it. If your hair is dry then the curved brush can help to move the oil from your scalp down your hair. You can also get vented curved brushes which help your hair to dry faster while being styled.
Boar bristle brushes are generally more expensive. However, they do help to distribute the oil through your hair and the bristles are very soft. This ensures maximum care for your hair. This type of brush is a particularly good choice if you have fine hair as it is so gentle.
The Teasing Brush
This type of brush is used to tease your hair into specific styles. In general, it is slim and allows you to manipulate small sections of hair. You can create knots that add volume, it’s especially beneficial when creating updos.
Of course, there are other types of hairbrushes, but these are the main ones and the ones you’re most likely to need or use.