Curly, Straight Or Wavy? Know Which Brush Suits Your Hair Texture Best

by Charlene Flanagan

Does it really matter? Well, yes. Using the right hairbrush, one that complements the texture of your hair can minimize frizziness and help play up the strengths of your strands. So before you even get to the shampoos, conditioners and masks, learn how to pick the right brush for your hair type.

You have the paddle brush, the round brush, the teasing brush, the cushion brush and the vent brush.

Find Your Match

  • Paddle Brush: Ideal for those with thick, long, coarse hair that falls straight, this one will give you the perfect blowout and help you achieve that slick look in no time. The flat, square brush provides the dryer with more room to work.
  • Round Brush: Great for those with curly or wavy hair, you can use it to enhance your ringlets. The bigger the round, the bigger the curls.
  • Cushion Brush: A down-sized version of the paddle brush, this one’s perfect for those with delicate hair that’s prone to breakage. It will help you achieve a sleek, smoothened look and minimize static, invariably minimizing the frizziness of your locks.
  • Vent Brush: If you’re looking to get in on the big hair trend, this is your go-to brush. Adding volume and making limp hair appear fuller and lively, the holes in this brush act as vents and lend your strands more bounce.
  • Teasing Brush: Consider this the red carpet brush. From backcombing to raised bouffants, the varied length of the bristles help create texture through friction without breaking the strands. This one’s perfect for those glamorous gravity-defying hairstyles.

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. A little tip, read up on how to clean your hairbrush and you’re golden on the mane subject.

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