The hair type is the most important factor when choosing a brush. If you have curly or wavy hair, a round brush is best for you. For straight hair, a flat brush is the best option.
The brush we choose for our hair is essential. We often focus on the choice of products and neglect the choice of the brush that can change our life.
By carefully brushing the hair, many of the most common problems can be solved: dandruff, knots, oily hair, and dry hair. Good hair care or styling products are not enough, you need to start from the base and learn to brush methodically. Curious? Find all the tips in this article!
Comb or brush?
No, they are not the same and have two very different functions. The comb is recommended for those with curly or permed hair, but why? Because hedgehogs are difficult to untangle with a brush with small, closely spaced bristles. A comb with teeth of different widths is better, depending on the type of curl. Plastic combs should be avoided, instead preferring wooden ones because it is antistatic and therefore prevents the accumulation of static electricity, thus making the hair softer and more disciplined.
The brush, on the other hand, is ideal for those with straight or wavy hair, because it allows you to untangle it well and give it greater shape and volume.
As previously written, even curly hair needs a good brushing, but always use the most suitable tool. The right routine requires that the hedgehog should only be combed when wet, to avoid breaking the delicate hair. For this reason, it is better to use a wooden wide-toothed comb, which avoids damaging and breaking the curl, without thus taking away its natural elasticity and shape. It is common practice to believe that curly hair is thick and strong; instead, it is very fragile and delicate hair that requires specific care.
For wavy hair, you can always use a wide-toothed wooden comb, especially if the hair is thick and full-bodied. Also excellent is the Tangle Teezer, which with its soft and flexible teeth manages to comb even the longest and wildest hair with care, without ruining the lengths and natural waves of wavy hair. Also suitable for the finest and thinnest hair.
Straight hair needs a good brushing, as it too tends to have knots at the ends. The best brush is the rectangular brush, especially if the hair is long and thick. It allows you to make a quick, smooth, and very soft style just by passing it over the hair while the hair dryer is drying. This type of brush is also ideal for reducing frizz, without stressing the lengths and reducing the risk of breaking the hair.
How to use the brush?
In addition to choosing the brush, it is also important how you use it. The hair should be brushed starting from the scalp and going down to the lengths and ends. So we start from the top and go down.
How often should you brush?
The ideal would be twice a day (except for curly hair, which only needs a brush when wet and after washing) in the morning and in the evening. Better yet, do it upside down, because it helps reactivate the circulation of the scalp and in this position, it is easier to comb and untie the knots. The brushing, if done by massaging the skin, helps not only to reactivate the circulation but also to give relaxation before falling asleep.