Experts say that using the right brush for your hair type, texture and style will help you score those highly coveted “good hair days.” But how can you know which to choose?
New York City-based stylist Mark Garrison of Mark Garrison Salon has broken it down for us. Find your perfect match with this easy guide!
Pro tip: Your brush is only as good as it is clean and, like other beauty tools, it should be freshened up regularly to prolong its life!
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For long hair and “flippers”: Paddle brush
Nothing gets the job done for our long-haired sisters quite like this handy brush. And if you like to flip your hair upside down to blow dry or brush from root to end, the paddle will help distribute your natural oils — which Garrison calls “God-given conditioner” — throughout your strands.
For detangling wet hair: Vented brush
Ideal for getting through soaked strands without causing breakage (like many other brushes), the vented option works best when you start at the ends and work your way up the head so that the brush is not forced through each section. It’s also great for fluffing up shorter cuts, says Garrison.
For smoothing and defrizzing: Boar bristle round brush