Do you ever wonder why despite taking so much care of your hair, they still look damaged and brittle? The reason might be your hairbrush.
It might come off as a surprise to many but you need to look into the details of a hairbrush before choosing it to use. It might sound unnecessary to many but yes, your hairbrush is also a factor that determines breakage. Your everyday hairbrush not only detangles your hair but also redistributes the oil on your scalp. Moreover, it might even be the reason why your hair is rough.
Types of hairbrushes and what they do
There are numerous types of hairbrushes and each is made for its own distinct purpose. Some of these types and their uses are mentioned below.
1- A paddle hairbrush
This is a very common hairbrush. This is used to detangle the hair because the wide, rectangular surface allows it to perfectly smoothen the hair.
You can also use this brush if you want sleek, straight hair because it is actually easier to control and nothing can detangle the hair better than this. However, you need to be mindful when selecting a paddle brush too because they come in a variety of bristles. (Details given below)
2- Teasing hairbrush
This brush is ideal if you want to add volume to your hair and make them look fuller. It is ideal when you are doing ponytails because it lifts the roots. But you need to make sure not to use this brush very often because it can be harsh on the hair. Moreover, experts recommend individuals with fragile hair should avoid this type of brush.
3- A regular detangler brush
The regular detangler is specifically made to prevent breakage. They are made with wide tooth, plastic bristles. The plastic bristles prevent breakage and are also easier on the scalp.
4- Round brushes
We all know what these are used for. These brushes are perfect for a blowdry. One thing that you need to consider before purchasing a round brush is, of course, its bristles. Hair experts recommend people with normal hair to NOT use the metallic barrel because it can cause heat damage.
5- Wide-tooth comb
It is advised that you should not brush wet hair because they are more prone to breakage. But if you still want to do it depending upon your hair type, be sure to use a wide-tooth comb and not a regular hairbrush. It is also ideal for even distribution of leave-in products.
What hairbrush is ideal for your hair?
Below is a guide to the type of hairbrush you need according to your hair texture.
1- Hairbrush for straight hair
If you have straight hair then you should choose a brush with a rubber pad. Moreover, paddle brushes might be ideal for you because they work on a big section of hair all at once and also perfectly distribute oils.
2- Hairbrush for thinning hair
For thinning hair, go with a soft bristle brush. The soft bristles can are not harsh on the hair and hence prevent excessive hair breakage.
3- Hairbrush for curly hair
Brushing curly hair is not an easy thing. Experts recommend you use a wide-tooth comb if your hair is curly. The comb would brush through your hair without making them frizzy. Moreover, a comb doesn’t disturb the curl pattern as well.
You can also opt for a boar bristle detangling paddle hairbrush.
4- Hairbrush that prevents breakage
Hairfall can actually be worrying. If it is simply because of some products that you might’ve used on your scalp and you intend on changing your hair game, be sure to choose the right brush too.
Go for a brush with flexible bristles. The flexible bristles bend with the hair. You can choose a soft boar bristle brush to serve you the purpose.
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