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Learn About the Basics of Hairbrushes

When faced with the wide array of hairbrushes at the store, it can all be a wee bit overwhelming. Well, fret no more. Take a look at some of the basic brushes below and find out all about the who, what, where, and why of these detangling devices. Happy brushing!


Paddle Brush: For smooth styles

Round Brush: For body and wave

Styling Brush: For sleekness and lift
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shhbabytee shhbabytee 8 years
I'd really like to know what a boat bristle brush will do for me. My boyfriend wanted to get me a Mason Pearson brush for my birthday but I refused since it's $$$ and I'm not sure if it' worth the money. Any one have ideas??
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I miss my paddle brush...
myystque myystque 8 years
This is helpful and has made me realize I probably need a paddle brush.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Only thing that works for me is a paddle brush. I have tons of super-coarse hair so it's the only thing that can handle it all.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I have been typed as a 3C/4A hair type so I usually just use a smoothing brush with natural boar bristles to smooth my frizz prone hair into a ponytail.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
Whenever I use a round brush, it makes my hair poofier than usual. I love my Paul Mitchell paddle brush. It could easily be used as a styling brush if I happen to be lazy that day.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I use 2 different brushes...paddle to start with the drying process (the flat brush seems to do a faster job of getting my hair dry, and it helps with flyaways), then I finish it off with the round brush. I've actually started just heating the round brush with my hairdryer then using it to just curl my ends...does the job!
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