This is a sponsored post. I have received compensation, either monetarily or in product. With that said, the opinions herein are 100% my own. Growing up, my mom made my sister and I have a short “pixie” cut. We HATED it! All of our friends had pretty long hair and we had these short hair cuts. I was called a boy about as many times as I was called a girl! You can imagine when I was old enough, I rebelled and grew my hair long. Like down to my butt long! Let me tell you, that was a chore to brush! When I got tired of that, I cut it all off. The one thing I always had trouble with, was choosing the perfect hairbrush. Here are some tips to help you buy the hairbrush that is right for you!
Bristles: Hairbrushes will have either natural or synthetic bristles or a combination of both. Natural bristles usually come from boars while synthetic bristles are made from nylon. Natural bristles help clean the hair and scalp, reduce static and cause minimal breakage. Synthetic bristles are good for fine hair, but may not be the best choice for longer, thicker hair. Also, synthetic bristles can melt under excessive heat.
Paddle Brush: A paddle brush usually come in a square or round shape. They are good for detangling and smoothing out your hair. It is perfect for a blow out for short or medium length fine hair.
Vent Brush: This is your basic hairbrush that is made for detangling and taming frizz. A vent brush is good for short or medium length hair like mine. The vents allow airflow from your dryer to reach your hair for faster drying and styling. I use the Sleek Finish Vent Brush from John Freida, which sells for $12.99 at CVS.
Round Brush: This brush will add those big bouncy curls on your blow-out! This brush will add volume while you blow dry your hair. They come in various sizes, depending on your hair length and thickness as well as the end result you are looking for. For Caitlin, who has longer hair, we use the Full Volume Medium Porcupine Round Brush. This brush will create shine, smooth flyaway hair, help reduce frizz and can straighten curly or wavy hair or add volume and curl. This brush has a combination of nylon and boar bristles to distributes the scalp’s own natural oils for added shine and smoothness. It sells for $14.99 at CVS. For myself, I have the Volume Curls Round Nylon Brush for my shorter hair, and it sells for $14.99 at CVS.
Combs: Combs come in wide or fine tooth. Use a wide tooth comb to detangle and comb wet hair. A fine tooth comb can be used on fine hair, or as a styling tool for teasing on thicker hair.
When it comes to a brand of brush or comb I trust, it would be the products from John Frieda. John Frieda is a British celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salon and hair product businesses. You can keep up with latest from John Frieda by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Want to own three John Frieda brushes for yourself? One of my USA readers will win a set for themselves valued at $45! Good luck!
What type of hair do you have and what hairbrush do you use?