My Top 5 Hair Styling Brushes

Finding your reliable GO TO hair brush is the ultimate in hair styling. After visiting your hairstylist, relaxing in the salon chair, with a glossy new hair colour and fresh haircut, and then your stylist blow dries your hair into a voluminous red carpet ready style, GREAT! … but how do I achieve this at home?

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My GO TO Top 5 Hair Brushes

 

Tangle Teezer

The most colourful hair brush! It comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. There is a Tangle Teezer brush for all hair types, They are very simple to use

  • You shampoo and condition your hair, and fully towel dry.
  • Start by using the brush from mid-lengths to ends, eventually working your way up the hair, until you have brushed the hair through fully.
  • It should leave you completely detangled with minimum fuss, breakage and damage.
  • Leaving your hair super smooth and soft.
  • On their website they offer a personalized service, so they would be great as a gift! Tangle Teezer Customise

Medium Size Round Brush

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Medium Size Round Brush

This size brush is great for blowdrying fringes, hair on or above the shoulders

  • Once you have applied your favourite styling products ie; Volume mousse, Root lifting spray, Volumising Cream,
  • Start by drying your roots first with your hands, in the opposite direction that your hair naturally wants to fall, this will increase volume in that area, be careful not to dry your fringe too much like this as you will want this to sit slightly flatter on your face. Drying the root area correctly is the most important part of the process.
  • Then start to dry the mid-lengths and ends,
  • Your hair should now be around 65% dry, section off horizontally throughout your hair, and lightly use the brush, be careful not to roll the brush too much which can result in tangling.
  • Once you’ve got to the crown wrap the hair around the brush, dry underneath the brush, then on top, and pull the brush out toward the top of your hair as this will increase the volume.
  • Repeat each section like this until you get to the fringe area, and blowdry that forward, with a slightly curve at the end so it doesn’t then lay too flat on your face.

Large Size Round Brush

Large Size Round Brush

A large or extra-large round brush is great for medium to thick hair and mid-length to long hair

  • The process for this brush is similar to the Medium Round Brush, but i would suggest to dry your hair to 75% before using the brush as the hair would be much thicker and you don’t want to over dry your hair.
  • Section horizontally throughout your hair, and using this size brush, put in at the roots, blow-dry under the section and above to keep the volume in the hair and help it set.
  • Repeat this in each section, concentrating on the crown area.

Paddle Brush

Paddle Brush

Long hair that has a tendency to be slightly knotty when being blow-dried, this will reduce breakage and damage if used correctly.

  • Focus on drying your roots first, with your hands in the opposite direction of how it would naturally fall, once your roots are almost dry.
  • Lightly dry the mid-lengths and ends, dry this part of your hair with its natural fall, once it is 60% dry, section horizontally throughout your hair.
  • With the paddle brush, insert under each section from mid-lengths to ends, gently dry each section until completely dry, this will result in a smooth and shiny finish.

Back Combing Hair Up Brush

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  • This can be used any day, especially for nights out or you want to make a special effort.
  • Once your hair has been completely dried and styled using your preferred technique, Horizontally section your hair just under the crown area to the width of your hair that you require structured volume.
  • Measure 2 inches from your scalp insert the bristle brush side and brush back on your hair to the crown, repeat this 3 times.
  • It should now be a firmer structure, lightly brush over the top layer to smoothen, then repeat the process until you get to the top of the crown and smooth over completely to disguise backcombing.

Choose your weapon!

 

With Love Chelsea

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