Buying a hair brush seems fairly simple, but finding the right hair brush for you can be an overwhelming task, especially since there’s so many different types of brushes to choose from. When buying a new hair brush, a lot of factors should be considered before you walk out of the store, like what type of hair you have and what style you hope to achieve. The biggest mistake we see when it comes to hair brushes is that people tend to only use one type of brush. In order to have a good foundation for healthy hair, you need more than one brush in your arsenal.
Whether you’re looking to add to your existing brush collection or start a new one, this guide is for you! We’re confident that after reading this ultimate hair brush guide, you’ll be able to find all the perfect brushes needed to master a gorgeous blowout, detangle all your stubborn knots, and maintain your curls. Let’s get started!
A detangling brush can be used on all hair types, and works best for detangling hair while wet. Did you know that your hair is in its most fragile state when it’s wet? That’s why it’s important to have a brush specifically designed to handle all those stubborn knots to avoid any breakage. Detangling brushes are typically designed with flexible bristles that are made to remove tangles painlessly and without any damage. Using another brush after the shower could result in your gorgeous locks breaking, which we never want for you!
Now that summer is around the corner, who isn’t obsessing about the blowout look? However popular blowouts are, they can be difficult to master without the right round hair brush. There are a lot of different kinds of round brushes on the market, and you can’t necessarily go wrong with any of them.
Most commonly, round brushes are made with a metal or ionic barrel, which works like a curling wand because the base heats up when used with a hair dryer. This is what gives you that defined curl. However, we always encourage those with fine hair to stay clear of those metal barrel round brushes because it could cause heat damage. Instead, we recommend using a boar bristle round brush. They’re ideal for all hair types, especially fine hair. The round brushes with blonde boar bristles give you more shine than the black or brown bristles, which goes a long way in getting that perfect look.
The other thing you have to be cautious about is the size of the round brush you’re buying. You should consider the length of your hair and the size of the curl or wave you want when styling. Small barrels will create a tighter curl, while the larger barrel brushes will help you to straighten your hair, and create subtle waves. There’s no better way to blow-dry your hair than with a round brush. Everyone should have at least one round brush in their collection. If you’re looking for a new one, we suggest picking up one of our Ibiza brushes for fine hair. If you have thicker hair, feel free to shop our Olivia Garden ceramic barrel NanoThermic brushes.
This is a brush we all most likely have in our collection already, but have you been using it right? The rectangle paddle brush performs best when used for blow drying hair. Its flat, wide surface makes it easier to handle, while providing extremely smooth results. A paddle brush works for all hair types. Those with curly or wavy hair can feel confident using this brush because it’s designed not to break the natural pattern of your curls. If you have straighter hair, you can easily incorporate this brush into your styling routine to prep your hair before using the flat iron.
Having gorgeous, healthy looking hair takes some work, but it’s definitely not impossible. With the right tools and products, you can completely transform your hair! If you’re just starting out on your hair care journey, finding the right brush may be the best place to start. If you need extra help learning to use your new brush or having any other questions, book an appointment with us at the salon and we can show you some tricks!