Any professional hair stylist will tell you that to create the appearance of perfect hair, you need to start with the right tools. While using the best hair styling techniques and products can help, they will only get you half-way there. That’s where the best hair tools (like hair brushes, straightening irons, curlers, and hair dryers) come into play. From gently detangling wet hair (without resulting in damage or breakage) to adding volume or creating lustrous shine, here are the top 5 hair brushes you need in your arsenal if you want beautiful hair everyday.
Top 5 Hair Brushes
Round Boar-Bristle Hair Brush: When you want to get the look of a professional blow-out, the must-have hair brush you need to use is a Round Boar-Bristle Hair Brush. While blow-drying your hair, you would take small sections of (nearly dry) hair, using the round brush to tautly hold your hair smooth and straight. The tension that this hair brush creates helps get your cuticle smooth and straight. And this hair brush also lets you perfect the look by creating a slightly rounded finish on the ends.
Paddle Brush: A paddle brush is ideal for getting large sections of hair dry (especially the under layers of hair) in a timely manner. In addition, because it features plastic bristles, it helps smooth and detangle the hair, without adding un-wanted volume or fullness. The paddle brush is most commonly used for detangling longer lengths without generating static, creating straight and sleek blowouts and smoothing hair into ponytails and up-dos.
Wide-Tooth Comb: Your hair is the most delicate when it is wet. That’s why it’s imperative to only use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your damp hair, prior to blow-drying or air-drying. A wide-tooth comb can also be used to part your hair during the styling process.
Vented Ceramic Round Brush: If you need to quickly blow-dry your hair, a vented round brush is the way to go. The vent allows air (from the hairdryer) to circulate, which not only heats up the hair brush (giving you an easy way to style, straighten, and/or curl your hair while it’s drying), it also helps reduce the amount of time you spend blow-drying your hair. Hot air for the hair dryer heats up the inner core of the hair brush, allowing the hair to set & dry faster. This type of hair brush also helps to distribute safe levels of heat evenly, preventing against burned or damaged hair. This is considered a great type of hair brush for drying bangs and short hair, in addition to smoothing out cowlicks.
Oval Cushion Brush: When you want the look of soft, lustrous locks, you need to brush your hair with an oval-shaped cushion brush. This type of brush helps promote healthy hair, since it distributes your hair’s natural oils throughout the hair. Boar tufts gently massage scalp to stimulate blood flow to hair follicles and exfoliate the scalp. In addition, it can be used to add volume and fullness to your hair, since it not only plumps up the look of your strands. If you need a bit of height on your crown, this is the perfect hair brush for teasing your hair, giving it that added oomph when you want it. This type of hair brush is best for using on dry hair, and is not intended for wet or damp hair.
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