Oval hairbrush – This hairbrush is used primarily for smoothening the hair. If you have a fringe, use this hairbrush to style it.
Cushioned hairbrush – Oval and rectangular hairbrushes often come with cushioned bases. These are great for people with long hair as the cushioning helps prevent the hair from being stretched or broken.
Ceramic round hairbrush – Ever wondered how beauty salons manage to give your hair volume and bounce that’s nearly impossible to replicate at home? The secret is the ceramic round brush that can works wonderfully well for styling and volumising hair.
Wooden round hairbrush – This hairbrush is pretty multi-functional and can work on multiple hair textures. Avoid using it while your hair is dropping wet though, and allow it to be nearly dry before you style it with this brush. In general, round hairbrushes are the best for styling straight hair.
Nylon hairbrush – Nylon hairbrushes come in many types and their efficacy depends mostly on their bristles. Stiffer bristles that are closed placed together give you better control over your hair. Bristles that are set far apart are better for detangling and light brushing.
Wide-toothed comb – If you’ve got curly hair, one way to make the best of your curls and avoid frizz is to use a wide-toothed comb to untangle it while it’s wet and then just let it dry. Many curly haired women prefer to not even use the wide-tooth comb and only use their fingers to comb through their hair.
Hairbrushes with metal bristles – These are best avoided as they are too inflexible to use on human hair.
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