Hairbrushes 101: Belle’s Must Haves
Jan 7, 2014
This weekend, I cleaned out the drawers in my bathroom. A little New Year’s mucking out was in order. And while I was cleaning out, I disposed of several extra hair brushes that I didn’t need. These are the survivors.
1. Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush ($20). This is the perfect all-purpose brush. It detangles wet hair with ease. If you want a smooth and easy blowout, this brush can give it to you (video tutorial). You can also use it to tease your hair. If you want one brush to rule them all, this is it.
2. Cricket Amped Up Tease Brush ($5). If you want to learn how to tease your hair, skip the comb. A narrow brush with stiff bristles is more effective. Need a tutorial? Check out The Small Things Blog for a video.
3. Spornette Prego 3″ Ceramic Round Brush ($17). The Spornette Prego brushes are my favorite round brush for a smooth blowout. The ceramic barrel helps give you those perfectly curled ends with little effort. The brush comes in several sizes, but the 2.5″ and 3″ sizes work well on most hair types.
4. CHI Medium Ceramic Boar Brush ($14). When I wear my hair up, especially inclement weather days, I want my bangs to get extra attention. A boar bristle brush gives you extra fullness and movement. It keeps my bangs looking light instead of heavy.
5. Philip B. Hairbrush Cleaner ($15). After a few weeks, my pristine hair brushes are coated with product buildup and loose hair. It’s not pretty. To clean out the gunk and hair and that clogs up your brushes, this is the tool. Though, I would recommend doing your cleaning over a trash can, since it can get a bit messy.
6. Swissco Tortoise Comb ($9). Twice-a-month, I like to treat my hair with Ojon Restorative Treatment. Like with most conditioners, for best results, it needs to be combed through thoroughly. This wide-tooth comb from Swissco is the perfect tool for applying conditioner to your hair.
So what are your favorite brushes?