Most women pay much attention to their toothbrush, taking time to choose the right one, checking different brands, and shapes. They remember to change their toothbrush every while and then. On the other hand, there are many hair types, thin hair, long hair, short hair, dry hair, etc.
Your hair does not stay in the same shape forever. Your hair changes over time, and if you want to do it a favor, you should choose a hairbrush that suits your hair type. So, when was the last time you bought a hairbrush?
Why should you pay much attention to the kind of hairbrush you use?
Brushing your hair is a good way for stimulating the scalp, which promotes the growth of healthy hair. It also redistributes sebum on the lengths of your hair giving it protection and helping your hair preserve moist for as long as possible. That is why, choosing a natural brush, and one that suits your hair type is essential to taking good care of your hair. Also, brushing your hair will remove dirt from the scalp.
What are the main three types of hairbrushes?
There are three main types of hairbrushes, classified according to the kind of bristles used in manufacturing those brushes, and they are:
Bristle Type: Plastic
Those friendly brushes are suitable for all hair types. Best used for detangling and preliminary blow-drying. Though they suit most medium to thick hair, every woman can own and use such a brush to comb her hair. Just make sure not to brush your hair while it is still wet, here is why.
Another advantage of those plastic-bristles-brushes is that they are cheap when compared to types that are more natural. Just make sure that you pick a good quality brush; you do not want tough bristles that could hurt your scalp.
Also, make sure to choose the right spacing between bristles for your hair type. Very close bristles are suitable for fine to medium hair, while widely spaced bristles are better for coarse hair.
Bristle Type: Nylon
Brushes with nylon bristles are made for fine to medium hair. Bristles spacing vary from one brush to another, depending on the way you wish to style your hair.
Sometimes nylon bristles are added to another natural kind of brushes to make them last longer. One example is boar bristle brushes; nylon and boar make a good combination for healthy shiny hair. This type is suitable for daily use and creating frizz-free looks.
Make sure to look for ball tips that are molded, not glued.
By the way, I wrote a post about natural remedies to get rid of frizzy hair, read the post here.
Bristle Type: Boar
Boar bristle brushes are made from actual hair. Those bristles are ideal for thick hair since they tend to close the cuticle layer, the outside layer of your hair, which will create shiny hair. What those brushes exactly do, is that they redistribute the oil produced by the scalp all over your hair, thus achieving the smooth and shiny looking.
The only downside is that they can be very expensive, but even though, they worth the investment.
One of the most famous boar hairbrushes brands is the MASON PEARSON HAIRBRUSH; you may also try this pretty Sephora Luxe Combo Gold Travel Brush.
Hair products and dust can build up on your brush. It all needs few minutes for your brush to stay in tip-top shape.
- Remove hair from the bristles using your fingers, scissors or a brush cleaner like Mason Pearson Brush Cleaner
- Clean your brush using warm water and shampoo; swish the brushes around, rinse and lay flat, bristle side down to dry.
- Replace your brush when the bristles are fraying. A good quality brush should last about three years.
After a very busy day, I am sure that you like to set in front of the mirror and comb your hair, making sure that your hairbrush messages your scalp. Using a wide teeth brush for detangling your hair will for sure make this a pleasant experience, and assure that you are not breaking your hair. A good hairbrush will look after your hair for years, so make sure that you invest in a good one.
Now it is your turn, what is your favorite hairbrush? Did I miss anything? Tell me in the comments 🙂
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