You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that most of us at Acca Kappa own multiple brushes. Variety, as the old saying goes, is the spice of life, and we believe in having options. After all, every day is different. You put on different clothes and shoes and probably adjust your hair style accordingly, so understanding which brush is best for a given task just makes sense. Without further ado, let’s talk hairbrushes!
Choose a Shower-Safe Brush for Wet Hair
Even though you’ve heard us say not to brush your hair when it’s wet, there are a few situations that call for breaking the rules. One involves hair treatment products like masks and conditioner. When you want to ensure that every strand receives a healthy dose of your favorite hair mask, using a shower-safe brush is a must. Don’t ruin your high quality wood brushes, though! Select a brush with soft bi-level pins that will slip easily between your strands. Tip: Always brush through the ends first. Starting at the crown will only drag tangles down to the ends and cause breakage.
Got Tangles? Get Beechwood
If you have medium to long hair, chances are you spend a fair amount of time detangling. From a windy day to a fitful night of tossing and turning, strands swirl and whirl in the oddest ways, and tackling those tangles requires the right tool. Brushes with wide-set bristles, especially those made of natural beechwood, gently separate strands while keeping static at bay. Construction matters, too, because hair can snag or break where bristles connect, so choose bristles set in a pneumatic cushion. The air suspended under the cushion alleviates pressure during brushing. Choose a brush with cone-shaped beechwood pins as well. They gently glide through the hair and simultaneously stimulate circulation in the scalp.
Choose Heat Resistant Brushes For Blow Drying
You’ll find several options in the marketplace designed for use with a blow dryer, but if your brush doesn’t have heat resistant pins, you could be undermining the integrity of your strands. Our bestselling Paddle Brush with Heat Resistant Pins ensure a sleek blowout every time thanks to its rounded epoxy tips and pneumatic paddle surface. The widely-spaced bristles prevent tangles from forming, and it can safely be used on both wet and dry hair.
Create Volume and Soft Curls with a Round Brush
Do you like extra volume at the crown? How about soft, bouncy, loose curls? Using a round brush while blow drying makes quick work of either style. When picking a round brush, consider the length, texture, and thickness of your hair as well as how tight you want the curl to be. The shorter the hair, the smaller the barrel. Round brushes with a combination of boar’s hair and nylon bristles help lift hair at the crown and hold it firmly but gently while you direct your dryer at it.
Everyday Brushing Is More Effective With a Boar Bristle Brush
With the right “go-to” brush, you’ll do more than make your hair look great, which is why boar’s bristles are the gold standard in hair brushes and are loved for their many benefits. They improve circulation in your scalp, which can encourage hair growth. They distribute natural hair oils down the length of your hair to condition it naturally, which works particularly well if your scalp is oily. And they gently remove dead skin cells from your scalp, which is important for scalp health. If you’ve never used a boar’s bristle brush, the fibers are very similar to human hair, so you’ll experience less damage and shinier strands than with nylon bristles.
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Still have questions? Reach out to us any time. We’re happy to help you choose the right brush for your needs.