You wake up in the morning, take a quick shower and then reach for the brush sitting on your counter. Stop. Are you using the right brush?
The Wet Brush
Wet Brush – $8.99
First of all, did you know that brushing your hair when it’s wet can actually increase the chances of breakage and split ends? Why not try finger combing it instead, it works just as well and it won’t tug as much on your lovely strands. If you’ve got seriously unruly hair and finger brushing isn’t going to cut it, we’ve got a solution for you.
The wet brush is designed with super strong and thin bristles that gently detangle hair knots. These bristles then bounce back into place after each brush so that it doesn’t pull your strands and stretch them out until they snap. The ends of each bristle is designed to massage your scalp and increase blood flow in order to promote healthy hair growth. If you’re skeptical of this brush, it’s also safe enough to brush through wigs and extensions. If you’re willing to brush through $100 worth of hair products, then you should trust it enough to use it on your own hair that grows free from your head.
Boar Bristle Brush
Mason Pearson – $78.00
Boar bristle brushes are used to help smooth out hair after it’s been already been detangled. The natural fibres of the bristles are also good at distributing oil throughout the hair so that it isn’t concentrated along the scalp. The oil redistribution helps to boost the shine of your stands leaving your hair looking healthy. Just be careful if you have thick hair, natural bristles are best left for thin hair as they’re a little bit more fragile and thick tangles may snap the spines.
The Teasing Brush
The tiny little brush packs on a big punch. If you’ve ever wondered how those pageant queens get their massive bee-hive hairdos, then this is the solution to your question. The tiny boar bristles on this brush can push back massive amounts of hair until it creates a nest of a mess on your head. Be gentle with your strands though and don’t brush too vigorously.
It’s also not recommended to brush in two directions. Brush in one direction and then lift your brush up before brushing again. The motion of rubbing back and forth on your strands can cause some serious damage – which we want to avoid.
The Extension Brush
Lady Jane – $14.99
We can’t all have Rapunzel quality hair, and sometimes need to turn to a good weave to get that look. But just because the hair is fake doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need maintenance either. When your strands get tangled up, an extension brush is great to have on hand because its looped bristles make it easy to detangle hair without pulling out any strands. The looped ends glide smoothly through the hair and allows strands to slide off if they can’t be separated.
So before you pick up any old brush for your weave, make sure to try out this one first. It’ll make your extensions last longer and save you the horror of finding clumps of hair on the ground.
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