Here's the thing, we're always too busy worrying about the shampoo and hair products we're using and tend to forget another important factor, what happens when we're out of the shower and it's time to brush our hair? How does our hairbrush affect our hair? And does it make sense for hundreds of different people with different hair types to be using the same type of brush? Probably not. 

Our different hair types need different hairbrushes. It's important to understand your hair type and analyze what it needs when it comes to brushing. A brush can make or break your hair, literally. So let's help you find the perfect brush for your hair type

Note: Remember to always pay attention to how your hair is reacting to a brush. So, even if you try out one of the options recommended below, it might not work for you. Don't force it and try something else. Be gentle and always ask professional help. Happy brushing! 

1. Fine delicate hair

If you have fine hair, pure boar bristle brushes are great option for you because they're gentle and they polish the hair really nicely.


Arabella's Boar Bristle Brush

If you're concerned about static, go for another option. Try a brush with a rubber padding and nylon pins.

If you have really short hair, get a vent brush with wide bristles because it helps prevent the hair from being too fluffy.


Scalpmaster Hair Stylist Vent Brush 

2. Straight thin hair

Natural boar bristle brushes are great for everyday day use. They have a lot of health benefits for the hair because they distribute the natural hair oils. It's also very forgiving for thin strands that  can easily break, you will find it very gentle on them. You can also try wooden or bamboo brushes if you looking to prevent static.

You probably want to add some volume to your hair. This is when teasing the hair comes in. However, using a thin comb with tightly packed teeth will cause a lot of static and could be harsh on your hair. Use a teasing brush instead, with boar bristles.


Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush

You could also use a tiny brush with wide set bristles that is especially static-free made to minimize flyaways.


Cricket Static Free Volumizer Brush

3. Medium to thick hair

A Tangle Teezer might be your best friend. It really helps with thick hair because it's good at releasing knots.


Tangle Teezer

You should also try out a mixed bristle brush, which has both nylon and boar bristles. It maintains healthy, shiny hair through the boar bristles while still detangling nicely with the nylon.


Mason Pearson Handy Mixture Nylon & Boar Bristle Hair Brush

4. Curly thick hair

Try to avoid brushing curly hair when it's dry because it will most likely lose its shape and get too poofy.

Paddle brushes are good for when your blow drying your hair. It helps contain and reduce frizz, while also creating shine without breaking your hair's natural form.

Nylon bristled paddle brushes are great because they detangle easily and don't cause a lot of static.


Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Brush

Always go for widely spaced bristles that are uniform! These are perfect for curly, thick hair as they are closest thing that could imitate your finger tips.

Bamboo or wooden brushes are also a preferred option because they're more gentle and will not separate the curls as much as other brushes.

You could also go for a wide tooth comb so you can minimize the loss of shape of your curls.


Wide Tooth Hair Comb

For girls with curly but soft hair that doesn't get tangled too much, the Denman brush is a must for you! It helps detangle thick hair nicely without breaking the hair too much because of its uniform bristles.


Denman 7 Row Styling Brush

5. Easily tangled hair

For unruly hair, paddle brushes with uniform fine bristles are really good. Nylon brushes with uniform, long bristles can penetrate the hair to detangle it easily because of their stiffness and control. Non uniform bristles are so bad for you, so try to avoid them as much as possible.

It's also incredibly important to remember that you should always brush your hair by working your way to detangle from the tips first to the roots. 

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