Why do you need different hairbrushes for different hair types?

Marilyn Monroe used to brush her hair for 15 minutes every night, and her hair was natural, glowing, and, yes, beautiful, extremely beautiful. Who doesn’t want healthy hair that will glow wherever you go?

Brushing our hair thoroughly should be a part of everyone's daily routine. It has lots of great benefits such as:


  • Massaging your scalp. Brushing your hair reduces stress and stimulates the blood vessels in the scalp, causing the sebaceous glands to release sebum (natural oils), which coats your scalp and hair, allowing for a balanced pH, keeping your hair healthy.
  • For oily hair, depending on the type of brush you use, excess oils can be removed. For dryer hair, some brushes will spread your hair's natural oils more evenly from hair root to tip.
  • Detangling your hair often and keeping it hydrated can help you prevent split ends.


Now that we agree that brushing often is good, did you know that the hairbrush that you use will have a significant impact on your hair health? Some brushes will be better suited for your hair needs than others and choosing the right one can make the difference between a good hair day and a bad hair day. As there are many brushes in the market, do you know what brush type is right for you?


Detangling Brushes

These brushes are specially designed to remove knots and tangles. Detangling brushes are ideal for those who have difficult, rebellious, wild hair. Depending on the brush, you can use them while your hair is dry or wet. Using these brushes correctly will help extend the lifetime of the brush. If you are using your detangling brush in the shower, you should not have to worry about it tugging, snagging, or pulling out your hair. If you are using a detangler on dry hair, a leave-in conditioner will help it glide smoothly and effortlessly.



Paddle Brushes

Paddle brushes allow you to brush through large portions of hair at once, making them very convenient for long or thick hair. Paddle brushes with an air-cushioned base, along with ball-tipped bristles, help to gently and evenly stimulate the scalp without damaging it. A paddle brush will also help with air drying or blow drying your hair.


Natural Bristle Brushes

Natural bristle brushes, especially soft bristles, can be beneficial for thinning or delicate hair. Choosing between soft or hard bristle brushes is generally up to the user’s preference. Soft bristle brushes are gentle enough to style, straighten, and add shine to hair, without damaging it. While hard bristle brushes accomplish the same, they are usually better for thicker hair and less sensitive scalps. Both will spread your hair’s natural oils, balancing your pH and preventing the growth of fungi and bacteria on your hair and scalp.


Round brushes

Round brushes are the best hairbrushes to get the hair at the roots to move out from the scalp. This is the ideal brush to use when you are blow-drying your hair as these brushes tend to preserve your hair's volume by straightening hair without affecting its shape. Depending on the look you want, thinner barrels will give more volume and shape, while thick barrels will leave your hair straight. A thinner round-brush barrel creates tighter curls and gives volume if you have short hair, while brushes with thicker barrels are known to straighten hair and create subtle waves.

Invest in your hair, its the crown you never take off


Finding the perfect hairbrush may seem like overkill for the average person, however, like good socks or a comfy mattress, finding the perfect brush might improve your quality of life drastically. Using the best brush for your hair is guaranteed to cause less breakage, bad hair days, split ends, and dry, frizzy hair. If you need more help choosing the right brush, please chat with us, or call us, and one of our experts will help you find the perfect brush.


January 17, 2022 — Bayside Brush Co.

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