Which brush is right for my hair?
Anyone who thinks that all combs are the same is very wrong. There are also a wide variety of brushes for different hairstyles – maybe you are not yet using the ideal product for your hairstyle.
With an ordinary comb with close-fitting teeth, you can part or tease your hair with a little skill.
However, this involves more effort than using a product designed for it from the start.
When brushing your hair, you should also use the right bristles, depending on the planned style.
If you do not want to destroy your hair while styling, then you should use a suitable comb and brushes with soft bristles.
In the next, you will find out which common brush and comb models are available and for what they intend.
Combs with dense teeth
- The better the teeth of the comb, the finer and smoother the hair will be that is combed with it.
- Such combs used to free the hair from knots and bring them into a smooth shape. But they can also be used for teasing, by combing individual strands against the grain.
Combs with coarse tines
- Such combs intended for curly hair. It designed to untangle curls without bulging the hair too much. Also, the curls stay in their natural shape.
- This special brush shape owes its name to the vortex-like holes between the individual plastic bristles or tines, which usually provided with small balls at the tip.
- Skeleton brushes intended to lift the hair when blow-drying it and thus give it volume. Whereby the hot air can easily escape through the openings of the brush.
- They are good for straight and curly hair that is at least long enough to be lifted entirely by the brush.
- Such combs consist of two parts that have conveniently combined in the fork comb: a surface with coarse or fine prongs and a kind of fork with very crude prongs.
- Depending on the thickness of the comb, fine, full or curly hair can be combed or teased.
- With the fork end, individual strands can be pulled out of certain hairstyles such as braids or buns at will to create more romantic styles.
Hair combs with a handle
- There are versions with a fixed style made of plastic or models with a pull-out style made of metal.
- The extension of the comb is used to part the hair precisely or to separate individual strands for styling.
- If it is a variant with narrow tines, the comb can use for topping, with coarser modifications it intended for combing wavy or curly hair.
Topping brushes with a handle
- A teasing brush is narrow and covered with synthetic or natural bristles. It used to give volume to hairstyles.
- They are provided with a handle to separate the desired section of hair. Often brushes are gentler than fine combs.
- Nevertheless, the topping is always a strain on the hair, and one should not use this technique too often and then take good care of the hair.
- If you have a knot in your hair, you can quickly remove it with a detangler brush.
- Specially arranged plastic prongs of different lengths, which are easily flexible, detangle all hair lengths that could lead to knots.
- For painless application, start brushing as low as possible at tips and work way up to the hairline from there.
- These large-area brushes with plastic or natural bristles are intended for straight, long hair and ensure a neat head of hair after just a few brush strokes.
- Sometimes they have anti-static rubber pads under the bristles.
Brushes with plastic bristles
- There are brushes with plastic bristles as well as those with stronger nylon or even metal bristles.
- They are usually provided with beads so as not to damage the hair structure and scalp when brushing.
- There are also brushes with a combination of fine and firmer bristles. In principle, they can be used for every hair type and vary in shape and size.
- Here too, rubber cushions are often used under the bristles because they intended to prevent the hair from being electrically charged and sticking out after brushing.
Brush with natural bristles
- Brushes with natural bristles, for example, from wild boar, in small to medium sizes are ideal for straightening the hair and ensuring shine.
- The hair length does not matter here. It used from a few centimeters of hair. Both curly and straight hair benefit from the silky shimmer that the natural bristles give.
- Since they conjure up the volume in combination with a blow dryer and not too large strands that you blow-dry individually, they are perfect for fine hair.
- The longer the head of hair, the sooner you should choose a large round brush model.
- Similar to ordinary brushes, there are either natural or plastic bristles, firmer plastic bristles with small nubs, or a combination of both.