Hair Care: How to Choose the Right Hairbrush for Your Hair Type

Choose the Right Hairbrush

Your hair is something that you deal with every day. You wake up in the morning, run a brush through your hair, and realize that you just made a frizzy mess of everything.

Now you are scrambling with a variety of products, flat irons, or curling wands to manage the mess you have made.

The point of this is that your hairbrush is more than just a brush. It can dictate how your morning goes and the health of your hair. Keep reading on to learn more about choosing a hairbrush for your specific hair type. 

Hair Types

Did you know that there are many different types of hair? This is especially true when it comes down to curly or wavy hair. 

If you have straight hair – you can rest easy. You have the easiest hair type classification. However, people with straight hair are more prone to oily hair.

Things get a little bit more complicated with wavy and curly hair. There are three different classifications of wavy hair – Type 2A, Type 2B, and Type 2C.

Type 2A has light curls at the ends of the hair whereas Type 2B has a little more wave to it starting at the midpoint. If you want the perfect beach wave look, then this hair type is ideal. 

Type 2C has more pronounced waves starting at the base of the hair and people with this type would benefit from a diffuser when blow-drying their hair. Wavy hair transitions smoothly into coils and curly hair. 

These last two hair types also have three different categories similar to wavy hair. The progression of curly hair is based on the circumference of the curls – it is important to try not to brush out these curls or pull them tightly into a ponytail.

Coils are arguably the most prone to damage as these tight curls are very fragile. With all the different types of hairstyles, it is important that you have a hairbrush that fits your needs. 

Choosing a Hairbrush

Now that you know what type of hair you have – choosing a hairbrush is the next step. Hair detangler brushes are by far the most popular type of brush. They can work with both wet and dry hair – they even work well with curly hair. 

If you deal with curly hair, you might look into a wet brush. While it is normally frowned on to brush through wet hair, these brushes are designed to be gentle with your hair. Curly hair is also easier to brush when it is wet. 

If you deal with dandruff, then check out a cushion brush. The design of this brush stimulates the scalp and can potentially improve hair growth as well. 

Boar bristle brushes are increasing in popularity. You should choose this option if you deal with fine or thin hair. However, if you also deal with frizz then a nylon bristle brush can provide the benefit of boar bristles without the added static. 

Wide-tooth combs are another option if you have curly hair or prefer to brush your hair when it is wet. However, if you go straight for blow-drying your hair then look for round brushes.

The smaller the barrel, the more curls and waves you are likely to get. If you have a large barreled brush you will likely get more volume. Some round brushes include boar bristles to avoid frizz and static when you add in the heat. 

Best Brushes for Thinning Hair

You’ve already heard it mentioned several times but boar bristle brushes are still widely used for those dealing with thinning hair. They are popular because they are gentle on your hair and tend not to break off the ends.

If you have short hair, you don’t have to opt for a large brush. Smaller ones or vented brushes work well for short-cropped hair and blow-drying.

If you deal with thinning hair, make sure you aren’t brushing vigorously or excessively. For people dealing with thinning hair, it is also recommended to let your hair dry all the way before brushing.

Otherwise, if you must brush your hair when it is wet, make sure you are choosing a hairbrush that caters to your hair type.

Helpful Tips

Some other helpful tips for a thin hair regime is to watch what shampoo you use. It doesn’t necessarily matter how often you wash your hair as it is what products you use. You should look for shampoos with a pH balance between four and six. 

The best treatment is to air dry your hair after your shower. If you need to blow dry it, check out the air vented boar bristle brushes and drop down the temperature of your blowdryer. 

Also, look at the products you are investing in. Quality products can give your hair the texture and volume you want. However, some products are difficult to wash out of your hair and cause more damage. 

Did you know that your hair is composed of 65% to 95% protein? Your diet greatly impacts the health of your hair. If you watch what you are eating and drink enough water, you might start seeing improvements in your thinning hair. 

Take Care of Your Hair

Your hair can fall out and start thinning for a variety of natural reasons. This can be from stress, seasonal changes, or medications, to name a few. 

Your hair care is an important part of your daily habits. Make sure you are purchasing the right hairbrush for your hair type. 

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