If you’ve been struggling with feeling like your hair is limp and lifeless lately, we feel your pain. No one likes to feel like their hair is lifeless. You may not be aware that isn’t possible to breathe new life into your hair with the right brush. Using the right hair brush can truly make the biggest difference in your hair and its health. Not sure what we mean? Of course we’re going to share some of the ways that you can actually get new life into your hair with your brush. Ready? Let’s get started!
Update Your Brush
Here’s the deal, most people don’t update their brush nearly enough. And the truth is, our hair changes and evolves as we age. This means that you shouldn’t be using the same brush that you were using when you were in high school or college. And yes, we are saying that if you’ve had your brush since that long it’s definitely time for an update. As you start to notice that your hair’s texture or type changes, it’s suggested that you change your brush accordingly to really make sure that you’re making the most out of using brushes.
Use A Brush Appropriate For The Style You Want
You know how you use different hair styling tools to accommodate the hair style that you want? Well, you need to be doing the same thing with your brushes. For example, if you’re looking to create a straight hair style, then you’re going to want to use a paddle style brush. Paddle brushes are also ideal for doing that preliminary hair drying (just getting your hair, mostly dry without a lot of actual styling happening). If you’re looking to create a look that’s got volume and bounce, you’re going to want to use a round brush. And finally, if you want to create a lot of height and some teased hairstyle, then you need to use a teasing brush. Although it’s not enough to just focus on the TYPE of brush, but also the types of bristles that you use and look for in a brush. Experts suggest that if you have thin (or thinning) and dry hair you should opt for using brushes with natural bristles as they’ve been found to help with giving more moisture (locking in moisture) to the hair better than synthetic bristles. Synthetic or plastic type of bristles are going to be the best option for those with medium to thick hair – experts suggest that boar bristles are also good for this type of hair.
Make Sure You’re Maintaining your brushes
While having the right type of brushes in your collection and updating regularly is important, it’s also crucial that you make sure to maintain your brushes while you’re using them. This means removing any hair that’s caught in the bristles on a regular basis as well as cleaning the brush(es). Maintaining your brushes with these tips are going to help ensure that you’re keeping your hair healthy and really making the most out of your brushes.