Are You Using The Right Combs & Brushes For Your Hair?

This is something everyone should know. No matter what your hair type, this information is very valuable. A lot of us tend to use the wrong tool for our hair that will result in breakage or not achieving the right look you want.  I talk about this as well in the last article I did for Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine on Why Your Hair is Breaking? I mention that it’s important to use the right tool when maintaining your locks.

Here is a break down of what tools are necessary and why from some of  the best hair experts in the industry.

FOR STRAIGHTENING

One side springs in and out to press a section of hair in to the comb, 
allowing you to pull strands taut while flat-ironing.

Amika Straightening Tension comb $15 loveamika.com

                                                                    

FOR STATIC PRONE STRANDS

This high-tech wonder releases a stream of
active ions that instantly tame flyaways. 

Braun Satin hair brush $75.00 ultra.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

FOR DETANGLING THICK HAIR

Thanks to its wide surface area, this flat paddle brush can easily 
glide through dense strands, says LA stylist Robert Ramos.

Corioliss Fashion brush $25.00 corioliss.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

FOR BLOWING OUT THICK HAIR

Silicone rods enhance shine, while tourmaline-infused 
bristles emit ions to help flatten and smooth cuticles. 

John Frieda Small Curl Nylon round brush $15.00 at Ulta.

                                                                             

FOR DETANGLING WET HAIR

Keep this one in the shower. Wide-set teeth 
"help distribute conditioner and untangle snarls. 
"Start at the ends and work your way up" 
says N.Y.C. stylist Paul Labrecque. 

Y.S. Park No. 452 comb $22.00 
shear world.com

                                                      

FOR COMBING CURLS

Take a brush to natural curls and it's frizz city! 
Use this comb—with two sets of wide-spaced teeth—and 
it's smooth sailing through wet ringlets.

Ouidad Double Detangler comb $24.00 Ouidad.com

                                                     

FOR DANDRUFF

The bristles are coated in copper, a natural fungicide, 
which can help prevent the itching and flaking caused by dandruff. 

Goody Styling Therapy Brush $13.00 www.target.com

                                                                 

FOR BLOWING OUT FINE HAIR

 "Soft boar and nylon bristles provide gentle tension 
for fragile strands, creating volume without damaging hair,"
 says L.A. stylist Alex Polillo.  
Ibiza B4 brush $45.00 ibizahair.com

                                                             

FOR DETANGLING FINE HAIR

 
Don't be put off by its weird, amoeba like appearance: 
"The soft, flexible bristles in this palm-size 
workhorse remove snarls without a trace of breakage", 
says N.Y.C. stylist Kattia Solano. 
Tangle Teezer $16.00 www.rickysnyc.com

                                                         

FOR COARSE HAIR

 
Add this comb attachment to most blow-dryers 
and it will firmly brush through sections as you work. 
Solano 2-in-1 attachment $21.00 solanopower.com

                                                                      

FOR TEASING

 
Three rows of nylon bristles sit 
at varying heights—"perfect for back-combing 
and creating major '60s-esque volume"
says L.A. stylist Theodore Leaf. 
Spornette Little Wonder
No. 111 brush $8.00 www.unitebeauty.com

                                                          

FOR EVERYTHING

 
Considered by pros to be the Rolls Royce of brushes, 
this investment piece boasts a gentle detangling mix of 
nylon and natural boar bristles that also add shine.
Mason Pearson Handy Brush
$120.00 bigelowchemists.com

Source: Instyle Hair

The Experts:

Oscar Blandi, Kathy Brewster, Rebekah Forecast, Janine Jarman, Paul Labrecque, Theodore Leaf, Paul Perez, Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, Alex Polillo, Robert Ramos, Mara Roszak, Tippi Shorter, Kattia Solano, Morgan Willhite