Good brushes in make-up can make or ruin our face. The right brush can make us look like a million dollars. We always look for the best make up brushes in the market. When it comes to hair, pretty much the same rule applies.
But we randomly tend to pick up brushes for hair without giving it much thought. Sometimes we like the colour or the design or sometimes an attractive package or offer is the main buying criteria. It’s time we actually think about our hair type, the uses of the brush and give a thought before buying a hair brush.
While we are in love with our curling irons and tongs the good old hairbrush gets pushed into the background. But their importance is felt everyday even if we are not styling our hair. Read on to find out why we need different types of brushes for a single head of hair.
Choosing the right hair brush and using it correctly can make all the difference in getting the right hair result whether its de-tangling or massaging the scalp. There are so many different kinds of brushes on the market…it’s kind of confusing. There is not much literature on the specific uses of each brush. Unless you are a hairstylist or hair dressers you tend to be clueless regarding the range of combs and brushes you are faced with in a beauty store or online.
Finding the right hair comb / brush may sound like an daunting task for some, but because this is one tool you’re expected to use every single day, making the switch just might be one of the biggest favours you’ll ever do for your hair. Going beyond just simply brushing your hair, using the best brush for your hair type is guaranteed to cause less breakage, prevent bad hair days, and deliver the ultimate look.
It may seem pretty simple, but finding the best brush for you can be a pretty demanding task—after all, there are so many to choose from! And of course, just like your arsenal of makeup brushes, you’re definitely going to need more than just one hairbrush.
Whether you’re looking to highlight your natural waves, detangle those stubborn knots or achieve the ultimate blow dry, scroll through our hairbrush list to help you find what brush you need to fit your need.
A must-have basic list of 6 brushes / combs for you.
- WIDE TOOTH COMB
Used mainly for : DE-TANGLING WET / DRY HAIR
A MUST-HAVE comb FOR EVERYONE. This essential comb is perfect for detangling hair while it is still wet. Its gentle on the hair and does not break it.
Did you know that a Wide Tooth Comb is perfect for the application of a hair mask also. It coats the mask evenly onto the hair shaft and makes it more effective. It massages the scalp and improves blood circulation. Makes hair more manageable and smoother.
The wide-tooth comb is most important for detangling wet hair gently.
- PADDLE BRUSH
Used mainly for : BRUSHING OUT LONG HAIR / REMOVING KNOTS
Paddle brushes usually have bristles coming out of a soft cushion and are great for massaging the scalp, de-tangling, and smoothing naturally straight hair. The air-filled rubber cushion is designed to bend with your scalp to minimize damage from pulling.
A wide paddle brush is perfect for taming unruly hair of any length. Use it to blow dry your hair out quicker by sectioning and running the dryer over the brush root to end. You can use it for de-tangling as well—wet or dry.
- RAT TAIL COMB OR TAIL COMB
Used mainly for : PARTING HAIR INTO SECTIONS
It is a comb for the hair having a narrow, pointed handle used mainly while dividing the hair into neat and clean sections while cutting or styling the hair.
Also funnily known as the rat-tail comb, this comb is known for its long thin handle. This type of comb is more of a styling comb mainly used for people with longer hair. The tail of the comb is used for separating, straightening, and sectioning the hair for different styling processes.
These are commonly found in salons and as part of a professional hairstylists kit. Such combs usually have handles in plastic or metal. Simply put, this petite tool is crucial in hair-styling and its structure makes a difference to your style and hair texture, within minutes.
- ROUND BRUSH
Used mainly for : BLOW OUT / BLOW DRY / CURLING
Round brushes are ideal for creating that volume and body in your hair. This is the brush you want to use when you are blow-drying your hair. Small size brushes create tighter curls, while brushes with larger barrels are known to straighten hair and create subtle waves. With the right size of round brush and a little bit of practice and patience , you can achieve a a great curl at home. Typically, round brushes are made with a metal or iconic barrel which heat up when used with a blow dryer (it works pretty much like a curling wand). The round brush helps tame frizz and delivers the desired amount of bounce to your hair.
If you have fine to normal hair, we don’t recommend using a round brush with a metal or ionic barrel, as it may cause severe heat damage to already weak ends.
Instead, we suggest trying something more gentle like a mixed bristle or natural boar round brush. Round brushes are ideal for creating that volume and body in your hair. This is the brush you want to use when you are blow-drying your hair.
- TEASING BRUSH
Used mainly for : CREATING VOLUME / BACK COMBING
Using a teasing brush is the easiest way to lift your roots to create the illusion of fullness. This brush is perfect for teasing your hair and creating texture to support your lovely up-dos, adding texture to ponytails, or create a base at the roots when clipping in hair extensions. Bonus points for having a point-ended handle, which can be used for sectioning the hair perfectly!
Keep in mind, you shouldn’t be teasing your hair too often as this process can be a bit harsh on your hair. Try to avoid this brush if your hair is very fine or fragile.
- LOOPER BRUSH
Used mainly for : BRUSHING HAIR EXTENSIONS AND WIGS
If you wear hair extensions, the looper brush is a must-have. This brush features unique looped bristles that allow the brush to glide easily over wefts without getting caught, or pulling them out. Looper brushes are not only great for brushing hair while you have your clip on extensions , tape-ins or micro ring loops installed in with no damage or pulling.
Remember, finding products that are right for your hair type can make a world of difference. Try these different kinds of hair brushes out and see how you can transform your hair!
Some good brands that we would recommend and which are easily available on amazon.in Filpkart.com and Nykaa.com are
Mildly priced : Roots, Vega, Gubb USA, Toniq
Highly priced : Ikonic, Spornette, Woolsy, Tangle Teezer, Body Shop
Check them out and let us know your choice on 8369223872 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ciao…till we meet again.