Have you walked down the hair care aisle lately? There are a myriad of brushes available, and they are all basically the same thing: a handle with bristles. Do you need a flat brush? Round? Boar or synthetic bristles?
Do not fear, dear readers, I'm here to teach you Hair Brush 101. After this post, you'll know how to pick the right brush for your hair type and style.
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Hair brushes have either boar bristles or nylon. Boar is thought to be the best type of bristle because it is strong and easier to control, but it is expensive. Nylon bristles are gentler on your hair and a lot less expensive.
Since boar bristles are packed tighter on the brush, they are better at removing dirt or styling product from your hair. The stiff bristles also massage your scalp and distribute your natural oils throughout your hair for more shine. Since the bristles are strong, they are better for coarse, curly, or thick hair.
Do you have a favorite brush?