Brushing is probably the most basic step in any hair care routine, but did you know that there’s more to brushing than you realize? Read on to learn more about choosing the best brush for your hair.
When it comes to taming our locks, it’s so easy to just grab the first brush we see and use it. But just like any other self-care product, there are brushes that are designed specifically for different needs. Using the right brush can make a huge difference in your hair’s health and how well you can style it.
With all the types of brushes available in the market, it can get a little confusing. How do you know which brush suits your hair? Here’s a helpful guide:
1. Natural bristle brush
Brushes come with different types of bristles—natural bristles, synthetic bristles, or a combination of both. The natural boar bristle is considered the gold standard of brushes because of its versatility. It is also gentle on the hair and helps redistribute the hair’s sebum throughout the strands, resulting in a glossy finish. Natural boar bristle brushes tend to be pricey, but they’re definitely worth the investment as it works for almost all hair types, styles, and textures.
2. Mixed bristle brush
These brushes are a mix of natural and synthetic bristles, and are also referred to as porcupine brushes. Mixed bristles combine the benefit of the natural boar bristles and the interspersed nylon quills of synthetic bristle brushes. The natural bristles redistribute natural oils, while the synthetic bristles work to detangle coarser hair.
3. Paddle brush
Paddle brushes are great for straight hair. These brushes typically have bristles coming out of a cushion and are perfect for massaging the scalp and smoothing hair. The cushion in the brush is designed to bend with your scalp so hair doesn’t get damaged from pulling.
4. Round brush
The round brush is your go-to brush for any blow dry look. Use a round brush for creating hair styles that involve body and bend, or when you’re smoothing down your hair’s natural texture.
5. Metal brush
Use this type of brush when you’re creating a look that involves curls. While metal brushes are not ideal to use when going from wet to dry, they’re great for creating polished final looks.
Now, put that newfound knowledge on brushes to use, with the best and natural care you can give your hair. The Moringa-O2 hair care system is packed with the nourishing benefits of Malunggay, Olive Oil and Omega (from Sunflower Oil) to gently cleanse, nourish, and protect your scalp and mane.