How to choose the best brush for healthy hair? (2022)

Which hair brush is suitable for my Hair?

In the last post, we were talking about How to comb your hair properly. Today we are going to talk about the ideal brush for your hair.

When choosing a brush or comb, you will come across several types. Each has different features and is designed for a different hair type. When buying a new brush, go for quality materials. In this case, it doesn't pay to skimp. Cheap plastic or metal brushes can harm your hair.

Boar bristle brush

A boar bristle brush is a good choice for straight, wavy and fine hair. You can also use it if you don't know which one to choose. It's soft enough and thoroughly detangles even tangled hair. It helps to spread sebum away from the scalp along the entire length, giving the hairstyle a healthy shine. The boar bristle brush counteracts both excessive drying and breakage and adds airiness to the hairstyle.

Combination bristle brush

The combination of boar and synthetic bristles is suitable for medium-thick and finer hair. The bristles are strong enough to help you comb thoroughly while being gentle enough on your hair. The presence of boar bristles contributes to the distribution of sebum and adds a natural shine to the hair. Moreover, you can also use the combination bristles when styling your hair with a blow dryer.

Nylon bristles

This material is suitable for brushing thick and dense hair. The brush should have widely spaced bristles topped with a ball for scalp protection. With such a tool, you will be able to comb through even tangled hair without damage. The anti-static properties of nylon are also an advantage. You may be pleased with the price - they are cheaper than brushes with boar bristles.

Styling and tunnel brushes

Styling brushes are used for styling your hair. For this purpose, choose brushes with soft bristles and holes through which air can flow. Styling brushes can be shaped differently. For example, if you choose a round brush, you can use it to add volume, create waves or straighten your hair.
For easier hair drying, use tunnel brushes, which provide plenty of room for hot air to flow. They will not tangle your hair unnecessarily when blow-drying, in addition to drying it faster.

Wide-toothed comb

This comb can be used to comb through short hair. If you would like to use it on long hair, it is advisable to do so after applying conditioner. You can also use it to apply a hair mask more thoroughly, for example.

Wet Hair & Hair Brush? What now?

Brushes for wet hair

Since wet hair is, as mentioned, much more fragile, you'll need a special brush to comb it through. Be careful when using it, too, and comb your hair thoroughly before getting it wet. Don't forget to use conditioner before combing, too.

We recommend the following brushes for wet hair:

Tangle Teezer: the two-level arrangement of the teeth allows for better combing without damaging the hair. You will also appreciate the Tangle Teezer if you have a sensitive scalp. Nothing will tug at you more when combing. The ergonomic shape is also an advantage, as it makes it easier to handle.

Wet Brush Flex Dry: You'll love Wet Brush brushes for their easy detangling without pulling or pain, as well as their faster drying time.The technology used also protects the skin from scratches. All hair types can benefit from Wet Brush brushes.

Wet Brush Detangler: a brush designed for all hair types, even wigs, hair extensions, and curly hair. The specially thin, flexible, and strong bristles will not damage them and do not pull when combing.


How to clean the brush and comb

Both the brush and comb need to be cleaned regularly. You should remove the hair from them after each use. This will reduce the trapping of grease and styling products on the bristles or teeth. We recommend that you wash off the grease build-up regularly to prevent dirt from getting back into your hair. The cleaning interval should be at least once a month, some experts even recommend once a week.

Remove any remaining hair from the brush first. The best way to pick it out is with a comb. For the actual washing, you can use shampoo, soap or liquid soap. Wet the brush first and then apply your chosen cleanser, lather and rinse. If you haven't washed off the buildup sufficiently, repeat the process and use a cosmetic swab or an old toothbrush to clean the bristles more thoroughly. It also helps if you make a solution of water and shampoo or soap, soak the brush in it for about 4 minutes and then finish cleaning.

Finally, rinse the brush with clean water and dry it. When drying, it is advisable to lay it bristles down on a towel. This will absorb any excess moisture.