3 Things You Have to Know About Hair Brushes Before You Ever Brush Your Hair Again

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I’m a hair person. Always have been always will be. Fortunately, I was born with pretty great hair. I had very few awkward phases growing because I’ve never had to deal with frizzy hair. Yes, I had a bowl cut for more years than I care to admit, but it was a shiny, shiny mushroom of healthy hair. So, at least, it was a pretty bowl cut.

I’m one of those people who thinks it’s important to buy expensive shampoo and other products. If my pastor knew how much my hair dryer cost, he would likely frown. But, I’ve had the same hair brush for close to a decade and recently, I’ve learned that’s a bad thing. Mostly because one brush does not fit all. I am probably missing out on having an even better hair day than I could be having because I haven’t done enough hair brush research to go along with the 2 weeks it took me to decide to switch shampoos.

The hair brush you use is important.

3 Things You Should Know About Hair Brushes:

1. Brush Shape Matters: Different brush shapes do different things to your hair.

  • Paddle Brush
    Paddle brushes are supposed to create a straight hair look on long and short hair. A paddle brush will have many teeth close together to provide tension for smoothing out hair.
  • Oval Brush
    Oval cushion brushes are best used on dry hair for smoothing.
  • Round Brush
    Round brushes are perfect for creating volume and movement.
  • Flat Brush
    A flat brush is typically a brush with nylon teeth very close together. These brushes help eliminate static and frizz.

2. Bristle Type Matters: Hairbrush bristles come in a variety of types and each is suited for different purposes.

  • Boar Bristles
    Boar bristles are best for gently brushing hair. They help create shiny hair because they are so close to the cuticle layer of hair, which is what protects hair from outside elements.
  • Nylon Bristles
    Nylon bristle brushes are a catchall, as they come in all different shapes and sizes. The amount of control comes from how close the bristles are spaced together and how flexible the bristles are.
  • Ceramic Bristles
    Ceramic bristles are thermal and allow heat to be evenly distributed throughout.
  • Copper Bristles
    Copper bristles massage the scalp while brushing and help in getting rid of buildup.

3. Clean Hair Brushes Matter

Hairbrushes are total traps for germs, dust, oils and anything else that could be lurking in your bathroom. And you put these on your head daily. A clean hairbrush can definitely play a part in the way your hair looks and feels.

Easy tips for cleaning your hair brushes:

Remove hair from your brush every time you use it. Or at least, every day.

Shampoo your brush every month. Just a few drops of shampoo and warm water will remove oil, dirt and any product build-up.

This is a post sponsored by Goody who sent us a Clean Radiance Copper Bristle brush to try and let me tell you, we all fell in love with it.

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