It’s a well-known fact of life; we all have to brush our hair on a daily basis (unless you’ve decided to take the plunge and go for the shaved head look, in which case I salute you). But have you ever given much thought to whether your chosen type of hairbrush is causing your hair any damage? If you’re anything like me then the answer is no, but when you take a closer look at the different options available for different styling techniques and hair types it’s easy to see that you might have taken a wrong turn somewhere down the line.
With so many different styles out there to choose from, it can be difficult to know which brush does what and don’t even get me started on the varying style of bristles. One thing’s for sure and that is that NYC modeling agencies like us here at Boon Models have to be on top of these things and know which style to recommend to our models and clients. Therefore, we have taken the time to put together a bit of a breakdown for you so that you know exactly what you’re choosing when you next visit the beauty store.
The Round Brush
A perfect ally for blow-drying, the round hairbrush gives you plenty of freedom to create added volume and texture. You can even take this a step further by investing in a ceramic-barrelled brush, which will work its magic on your hair like a curling iron. However, the main thing to watch out for here is that you don’t hold your hair too close to the blow-dryer as this can end up burning it and causing the dreaded frizz that we can all stand to live without.
The Teazing Brush
One of the magic weapons of hair stylists across the world. This thin boar-bristled brush is perfect for people with fragile hair as it can teaze the tangles out without causing any added stress or breakage. It is also perfect for delicate styling as it can easily manoeuvre smaller amounts of hair.
The Paddle Brush
You’d be best advised to consider this your basic everyday hair tool. With it’s protective bristles and minimal static, the paddle brush is perfect for thick hair that needs detangling and has even been said to promote hair growth.
The Vented Brush
This brush is the perfect choice if you need to blow-dry your hair in a hurry. The vents in the plastic stimulate airflow and will also give you an all round added texture. But the experts strongly advise that you take care when hair is really wet because it is particularly prone to breakage. Gently does it…
So there you have it, your basic guide to choosing the right hairbrush for your own personal needs. And here’s hoping that we’ve managed to save a few of you from those dreaded split ends and also from making the wrong choices when it comes to your next hair care investment.