Your brush might be ruining your hair: know which type of brush is perfect for your hair type

Don't let your brush destroy your hair.

Your brush might be ruining your hair: know which type of brush is perfect for your hair type

Don't let your brush destroy your hair.
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  • I've used the same hairbrush from Target for as long as I can remember. I buy a new one every once in awhile when they get worn out, and I have three of them in my drawer right now because I love them so much.

  • But after doing a little research, I found out that there are certain brushes that are best for different hair types, and some can even cause damage to your locks if you're not careful. Your brush might be ruining your hair without you even knowing it.

  • Here are the best types of brushes for your hair type:

  • Plastic vent brush

  • Perfect for: Short haircuts and fine hair

  • What it does: According to Refinery29, this brush is awesome for short hair no longer than a bob. It has wide bristles that won't make your hair too fluffy, and it will give you the perfect style for your pixie. You can use it on wet or dry hair.

  • Buy it here.

  • Boar bristle brush

  • Perfect for: Medium and fine hair

  • What it does: The boar bristle brush has been gaining massive popularity, and for a good reason. This brush distributes your hair's natural oils for perfect texture and quality shine.

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  • The Wet Brush

  • Perfect for: Any hair type

  • What it does: Use this brush in the shower or while you're blow-drying your hair to get all the tangles out without pulling your hair out of your head. This brush makes detangling after the shower so much easier!

  • Buy it here.

  • Mixed-bristle paddle brush

  • Perfect for: Medium to thick hair

  • What it does: This brush is perfect for anyone with thick hair. The nylon bristles make it easy to brush through the hair, while the boar bristles distribute natural oils and create the perfect texture.

  • Buy it here.

  • Plastic bristle paddle brush

  • Perfect for: Wavy and curly hair

  • What it does: This is my go-to brush for everything. The best part is that it's big, so it can detangle everything fast. Plus, the wide bristles make the hair easier to comb through without sacrificing texture.

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  • Volume brush

  • Perfect for: Fine hair

  • What it does: This brush is perfect for people who need a little extra boost. It adds volume to your hair while keeping it nice and static-free.

  • Buy it here.

  • Denman 9 Row styling brush

  • Perfect for: Natural, curly hair

  • What it does: According to Popsugar, this is the best brush for natural, curly hair. The bristles are movable and wide, so they don't interrupt the natural path of your awesome curls.

  • Buy it here.

  • Who knew you could have the hair of your dreams by simply switching out your brush? Happy hairbrush shopping!

Lindsey loves traveling and shopping, and her favorite place in the whole world is Disneyland. She also loves spending time with her family and cute husband. She is studying Professional and Technical Writing and is part of the content team for FamilyShare.


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