Types of Hair Brushes
Author: Carol Belanger
Most of us just grab a hair brush, run it through our hair and forget about it. However,
are you using the right hair brush for your hair care and styling needs? Selecting the proper hair brush can make a big difference in our ability to style our hair, prevent unnecessary breakage, and can keep the hair shiny and healthy.
Hair brushes come in all sizes, shapes and styles, and selecting the right brush for your hair needs can be a little overwhelming. Thus an understanding of the different types of hairbrushes and their use will help you in selecting the right hair brush for you hair care needs.
Round Brushes are also known as barrel brushes or radial brushes. These brushes are perfect for short to medium length, bob type hairstyles and they will add volume at the crown and smooth the hair shafts. They are designed as a styling aid to give hair curl when used with a blow dryer. Note: the larger the barrel the larger the curl and smoothness.
Round brushes are also available in a heat conductive material and are called thermal brushes. They actually conduct heat from your blow-dryer so not only are the outside of the hair shaft is drying, the brush bristles are drying the inside hair shaft too.
There are also brushes for sculpting. They are used for backcombing and adds volume to short textured hair or razor-cut hair with sharp edges.
Hair brushes with widely spaced bristles are best for long hair, especially slightly heavy ones like those made of heavy plastic, wood or ebonite, which don’t cause static or damage hair.
Ionic Hair Brushes are brushes that use negative ions to rid hair of frizz and fly-away hair. They can add shine and make hair soft and smooth. These hair brushes flatten the hair strand and force the hair to stay straight they do a great job of eliminating fly-away hair and frizz. You can maximize results when used in conjunction with an ionic blow dryer.
There are also paddle brushes, vented brushes, and cushioned hair brushes to name a few.
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