Hair brush which one? Do you know when to use a paddle or a styling hair brush?
You walk into the shop and there are a mass of different hair brushes in all shapes and sizes. With prices ranging from a few dollars to the very expensive.
How many times have you thought, “Which would be the best hair brush for me to use to get the result that I want when I blow-dry my hair.”
Best Hair Brush Bristle or Nylon?
Both nylon and natural bristle brushes have their good and bad points.
The natural bristle hair brush contains boar bristle and is generally much more expensive. The plus point being that the boar bristles are known to stimulate the hair follicles. Therefore helping to naturally condition and smoothen the hair.
Nylon bristles are fantastic when it comes to gripping the hair whilst blow-drying. Secondly they are very efficient for the detangling of hair.
A mix of the two would I suppose give you the best of both worlds.
Types of Hair Brush.
The Paddle Brush.
A paddle hair brush is used to create a straight smooth style hence its large wide shape. The brush has large flexible pins which help to reduce hair breakage. It is very popular for blow drying straight long hair. Whilst directing heat onto a section when pulling through you are able to create a fantastic shine on the hair.
The Styling Brush.
The styling hair brush is commonly referred to as a Denman brush. Great for use when blow drying as it helps to shape the hair and also provides good control. Generally used when blow drying bob’s or short hair styles. As it creates a natural volume due to its gentle curved shape.
The Small Round Brush.
The small round hair brush is used mainly on short layered haircuts.To create volume at the root area. By using a small round brush you tend to concentrate on smaller sections. But make sure the heat is directly hitting the barrel of the brush. This will produce lift at the root area .
When you have extensions you should be careful when brushing so as not to damage the hair and bonds. A hair extension hair brush has been specially designed. The bristles are soft so that they will not pull on the extensions. When brushing hair extensions make sure that you hold the bonds.
The Large Round Brush.
The large round hair brush allows you to create a look of volume on long hair as well as being able to create straight smooth styles. The central barrel of many of these brushes have pinholes. Which allow for even heat distribution. This in turn means you are not drying one solid section constantly.
The Dressing Brush.
The Rolls Royce of dressing brushes being the Mason Pearson. Not a cheap hair brush but worth every dollar. Made from natural Boar bristles it creates a natural shiny finish and can be used every day. Boar bristles are the best choice for distributing those beneficial oils down the hair.
The Setting Brush.
The setting brush which comes in various sizes is a modern day alternative to hair rollers. Reducing the amount of time spent blow drying and then putting rollers in.
A handle comes with several round brush heads so allowing you to blow dry a section of your hair then unclip the handle. This allows for the hair to cool whilst still wrapped around the brush barrel. Whilst you clip on another head to proceed to the next section of hair. This is the way you can produce bouncy waves or a tighter curlier look.
The Vent Hair Brush.
This is a good brush for detangling the hair as as the hair brush pins are very flexible. The vents on the brush allow for the heat from the hairdryer to flow freely therefore cutting down on the drying time. Use this brush for drying casual styles as it is not made to grip the hair firmly therefore treating the hair more gently than other harsher brushes.
The DeTangling Brush.
The detangling brush is meant for exactly what it states. The bristles are perfectly placed to ensure they move through the hair and easily get rid of any knots you may have. Great for use after shampooing and conditioning long hair.
Alternative Round Brush.
A variation of the round brush with which you can create volume in the root area. Using the barrel prongs to push into the hair at the root area before turning the brush. The warm air from the hair dryer can flow through the prongs easily so cutting down on the drying time.
Blow Drying Tip.
Which ever brush you choose for your blow dry always point the nozzle of the hair dryer down the hair so as to smooth down the cuticle this will create a better finish to your hairstyle.
Pick the hair brush that is best suited for you to achieve your perfect blow dry.