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How to choose your hairbrush?


Choosing the right hairbrush can make all the difference. After all, if you choose one that isn't suitable for your hair or scalp type, it can lead to snags, breakage, and irritation. On the other hand, a good hairbrush will allow you to achieve smoother styling and increased blood circulation for healthy, shiny hair!
That being said, it's not always easy to choose the best brush for your specific situation - there are so many options available it can be hard to decide between them! To make it easier for you, let's take a look at the different factors to consider before buying a new hairbrush.

Why is the choice of brush important?

Choosing the right hairbrush is essential for healthy hair. The type and style of your brush will depend on your personal needs - what works for someone else may not work for you. A brush should evenly distribute the hair's natural oils, help reduce breakage and frizz , and prevent tangles; it should also provide a gentle massage that stimulates circulation to the scalp.

A good brush will be able to untangle any tangles without causing unnecessary damage or stress to the scalp and hair. With so many shapes, sizes, and types on the market, choosing the right brush for your specific needs can be a daunting task. But choosing the right brush is key to getting the most out of your daily styling routine, and helping you look your best.

Cleaning your hairbrush is also an important part of your hair routine. Indeed, this allows to get rid of dirt and impurities accumulated on the brush and thus to obtain a better brushing.

  • A good hairbrush can detangle your hair without causing damage, breakage or frizz. Similarly, this brush should not attack your scalp, but gently massage it to activate blood circulation. Plus, it evenly distributes natural oils and hair care products.

How to choose my hairbrush?

Of course, the most important criterion is the type of hair. Start by determining your hair type to choose your hairbrush accordingly.

Other factors then come into play:

  • The size of the brush : The correct size allows for maximum efficiency when styling or brushing your hair. Smaller brushes are suitable for shorter, thinner locks that tangle easily, while larger brushes are better for longer, thicker hair as they can easily get through waves without snagging.
  • Its shape : The shape is directly linked to the type of hair since depending on the type of hair, you will choose one shape of hairbrush rather than another. The size of the brush also has an impact on its grip; a wider handle will help you control the brush better, allowing for much more precise application of styling products.
  • Your styling goal : There are several types of hairbrushes that meet different needs. It is therefore important to consider the hairstyle effect you want to achieve and the final look you want to achieve.
  • The type of hair : The type of brush hair you choose depends on the result you want to achieve from brushing. Bristles made from natural materials such as boar bristles and rubber can effectively distribute oils into the scalp for added shine and improved detangling. On the other hand, synthetic brushes are better at smoothing frizz and taming curls.
  • The maintenance of the brush : The difficulty of maintenance depends on the type of hair and the shape of the brush. Some hairs accumulate dirt and impurities more easily, which makes cleaning difficult. Often neglected, the maintenance of the brush is nevertheless necessary.

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Which brush for which type of hair?

Choosing the right brush for your hair type is an important step in achieving healthy, shiny hair. To choose a brush, it is best to take into account the thickness and texture of your hair.

Which brush for fine and fragile hair?

Dealing with tangled hair can seem like an uphill battle, but with the right tools, it can be a lot less of a pain. It's important to start by using the right type of brush - boar or bristle bristles are ideal, as they remove tangles without pulling and breaking the hair. In addition, this type of brush does not generate static electricity that could damage your hair. For the shape, we will choose a fine brush, rectangular or rounded to fit the shapes.

Be sure to brush your hair carefully, starting at the ends and working your way up, so as not to damage the roots. This allows you to gradually remove knots while avoiding the breakage you might experience with a brush with hard bristles or small balls that aggressively cling to knots.

Twice-daily brushing will also help reduce tangling issues in the future, as it removes dirt and product buildup that can cause ugly tangles over time.

  • For your fine and fragile hair, which also tangles easily, turn to a hairbrush with boar or silk bristles. These get rid of tangles without pulling on your strands. This will prevent breakage and knots.

Which brush for straight hair?

If you have straight hair and want to give it shine and volume, the best tool for you is a brush designed specifically for this purpose. Boar or bristle hairbrushes are great choices because they can generate heat while brushing, which will open your hair cuticles and add shine. Wooden pins are another great option, as they will be gentle on the strands while massaging the scalp and therefore stimulating hair growth. In addition, since these brushes aerate both the scalp and the hair itself, they provide extra volume to your hair.

  • For straight or straight hair, just like fine hair, use a boar or bristle brush. If you want to add volume at the roots, wooden pimples are an excellent choice. These stimulate hair growth by gently massaging the scalp.

What brush for curly hair?

If you have curly hair , it can be difficult to achieve the perfect wavy look. Unfortunately, brushing wet hair can cause frizz and other unwanted effects. Knowing the right techniques, however, makes it much easier to maintain beautiful waves.

For starters, detangling your hair on dry hair before shampooing is the most ideal situation. A boar bristle brush with loose bristles works better than a brush with full nylon bristles because it helps avoid the dreaded “foaminess” that often occurs when brushing wet curls. After washing and while hair is still damp, use a wide-tooth comb to gently part your curls without breaking or damaging them further.

  • If your hair is curly, turn to a hairbrush with boar bristles or a mix of boar bristles and nylon. Above all, choose parted bristles to detangle your strands easily.

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What brush for thick and curly hair?

To keep thick hair healthy and shiny, it's important to choose the right brush. With thick hair, it's best to avoid brushes with all-plastic bristles, as they don't effectively penetrate strands and detangle them. Instead, opt for a larger brush, made of boar bristles and nylon, which can not only remove tangles, but also distribute your scalp's natural oil to the shafts. On the side of the form, turn to an oval or square brush that covers a good surface of hair.

When using this type of brush, run your hair firmly from root to tip to properly detangle it while maintaining its natural shape.

  • Your hair is thick? Choose a large brush with nylon bristles large enough to penetrate your hair mass and thus detangle all of your hair.

Which detangling brush without pain?

Detangling brushes feature soft, flexible bristles. By helping to reduce tension on the scalp and strands and evenly distribute products, these innovative hair brushes make it easier to care for your hair while avoiding frizz and static. The brush should have soft bristles, a soft base, and an ergonomic handle to create the most comfortable experience. Choose a brush that meets your specific needs, whether your hair is short or long, curly or straight.

How to brush your hair properly?

If you're not sure about the right way to brush your hair , there are a few steps you can take to make sure your hair gets the attention it deserves. First, start by using a wide-toothed comb to untangle any tangles in your hair before brushing it out with a suitable hairbrush. Always use gentle strokes and be careful not to tug on delicate strands.

Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up slowly until all tangles have been removed - starting at the bottom helps reduce pain and breakage. Another key point is to be careful when brushing from root to tip. Be careful to use gentle movements and not to pull too hard on certain areas, which could damage them further.

  • The secret to brushing your hair properly is to use gentle strokes. Start at the ends to reduce pain and breakage then work your way up to the root.

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How often should you brush your hair?

Generally speaking, many professionals agree that brushing your hair twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening) is sufficient for the majority of people. On days when you have more time, it's good to brush your hair more frequently - it can help detangle it and is especially beneficial for long or curly hair.

The frequency should also depend on the length, thickness and type of hair. For example, people with fine hair should brush it more often and more gently using a soft-bristled brush to avoid breakage. While those with thick curls can get away with brushing once or twice a day.

  • It is necessary to brush your hair at least once a day. This is especially important when you have fine, long hair that tangles quickly. For other hair types, styling just before showering or using a wide-toothed comb while hair is still damp may be sufficient.
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