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Wait, there are different types of hairbrushes?

You’ve probably spent ages in the hair product aisle trying to decide which shampoo will give you the *most* lustrous locks. But have you ever carefully pondered the item you run through your hair? Your hairbrush or comb can make a noticeable difference in giving you volume and shine. Luckily for you, we have all the deets for choosing your hairbrush match right here.

Paddle

This brush’s large size catches more hair and speeds up the detangling process, which can be a life saver for gals with thick hair. Its wide bristles also help curly and wavy hair keep their natural textures. On the other hand, if you already have straight hair and want a smoother, sleeker look with less volume, reach for this brush.

Round

Want voluminous, bouncy hair? This brush is your go-to. It’s frequently used while blow-drying to give your hair more lift and volume, but it may take a bit of practice to get the hang of the technique. Larger barrel sizes mean larger curls, so choose carefully. To tame bangs and shorter hair, you’ll probably want a smaller brush.

Teasing

A teasing brush is great for, well, teasing. If you want to make your hair look thicker or more voluminous, this brush will do the job. It’s easy: first, comb in the opposite direction that your hair is growing in the section where you want to add more volume. Then, lightly brush in the normal direction to smooth the top over.

Wet

This one is fantastic at detangling wet or dry hair painlessly. Run a wet brush through your hair after washing it, and you’ll find it easier to style your hair when it’s dry. Since hair is more fragile when wet, it’s a smart move to use a special brush designed for weaker hair. These are great for all hair types, so you can’t go wrong with it!

Vent

Vent brushes have spaces for air to reach your hair. They’re usually used with a blow dryer to speed up the drying process, but they *can* give you less control over the final look. If you just want a quick blow-dry and aren’t planning on further styling your hair, this is the brush for you.

What's your favorite way to style your hair? Share down below!

Photo credit: Remington, Ricur, Mandy McCullough

by Grace Zhou | 1/20/2018
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