HEAD SHOW

February 1st, 2018

We help you choose the perfect hairbrush for her hair type. Your hair is your crowning glory. However, just like your skin, your hair too needs a lot of attention. the best way to take care of your hair is to use specialized brushes.

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Thick hair: Needs a coarse brush to get through the strands. If you have thick hair, pay attention to the bristles of the brush and teeth of the comb – they must be strong so that they don’t break easily when you’re trying to brush and damage your scalp. Sturdy nylon bristles are ideal; especially those which have balled tipped bristles that protect the scalp. You could try wire bristles too. But be careful, as some of them can be really tough on your hair and scalp. Combs with teeth close to each other help detangle thick hair easily. A good oval or paddle brush is good as it will smoothen and straighten your hair.

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Thin hair: Is delicate and requires the most care. When buying a brush, make sure the bristles are extra-soft – boar bristles are highly recommended. In terms of combs, always look for wide toothed combs as they are far gentler on the strands. A vent brush works great, especially when styled with a hairdryer because it creates volume at the roots. Also recommended are porcupine bristles.

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Medium hair: Is usually fuss-free and most hairbrushes and combs work equally well. Choosing the right brush with protected bristles also provides the added advantage of massaging your scalp as you brush your hair. This will improve blood flow to the scalp as well as enhance hair growth. A mixture of nylon and natural bristles are also recommended for this hair type. A cushioned hairbrush and a good round brush are must-haves for you.

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Curly hair: Is best left uncombed as often as possible or just lightly brushed on the surface. But when you absolutely must comb, use a detangling wide-toothed comb. And unlike straight or wavy hair, curls should be combed through when they’re wet rather than dry.

Tip: As a rule of thumb, the space between the bristles or the teeth determines the amount of control the brush or comb will provide. For hair that requires more control like thick hair, the bristles/ teeth need to be spaced very close to each other. Thin hair requires significantly less control, so wide spaced brushes and combs are better.

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Information courtesy; DIVO haircare

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