Guide to Hair Brushes

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Hair Brushes

Hair brushes are used to smooth, style, and detangle hair. They are made up of small bristles attached to a flat or rounded base, which is molded or fixed onto a handle. The bristles are usually made of plastic, and sometimes come in a removable barrel. There are various bristle types available, from fine hair-like fibers to thick, rounded tips. Most hair brushes have ball tips on the bristles to keep from scratching the scalp. 

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Types of Hair Brushes

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Kinds of Hair Brushes include the following:

Paddle brushes

  • Paddle brushes have a wide, flat base, which may be rigid or padded.
  • They are ideal for long hair and producing a smooth, straight finish.
  • Some models have specialized bristle tips that create a scalp massage.

Cushion style brushes

  • Cushion brushes have a flat back with a large padded base.
  • The back is used to keep the hair sleek, while the padding provides a scalp massage effect.
  • They are suitable for smooth, straight, and medium-length hair.

Sculpting brushes

  • Sculpting brushes have a narrow base with a raised surface, and long, fine bristles.
  • They are commonly used for backcombing and adding volume to short hair.
  • They are also great for round layered and choppy hairstyles.

Thermal round brushes

  • Thermal round brushes come with heating barrels and vents that blow hot air over the hair while brushing.
  • The barrel rotates the bristles to style the hair from the inside out.
  • They are used to set bobs, waves, and other temporary hairstyles.

Thermal flat brushes

  • Thermal flat brushes have a heated metal base and hot air vents.
  • They are used to straighten hair while brushing, creating a smooth, sleek finish.
  • They are available in various base sizes and come with temperature controls.

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Choosing Hair Brushes (Buying tips)

Ball tips: Choose a hair brush with molded ball tips to keep them from snapping off. Broken tips can scratch the hair shafts and make them appear dull and coarse. Look for smaller ball tips to better hook between hair strands.

Flexibility: Choose a hair brush with slightly flexible bristles to reduce pressure on your scalp. Look for stiffer bristles if you have coarse or curly hair, and softer ones if your hair is fine or limp.

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