Admit it. Every time you’ve entered a beauty store to buy a comb or hairbrush, you’ve been bamboozled with the number of choices available. While you usually buy the one which looks the best, that’s not how you should pick them. Different brushes and combs perform different functions. Also, not every comb suits every type of hair. Let us tell you which one you should have on your dresser.
1. Rat Tail Comb: Usually identified by its closely parted teeth and its long and tail-like end, this comb is extremely useful to have a clear and demarcated parting of the hair. Apart from this, it is also useful in putting hair extensions and clippers.
2. Wide Tooth Comb: As the name suggests, the comb has wide and distant teeth. Use it to detangle the hair after a wash, without losing your precious strands.
3. Teasing Comb: This two way comb is extremely handy to create faux volume and puffs. The closely parted teeth are ideal to lift the volume of the hair. The other side with sleek yet loosely parted teeth is used to lift strands carefully.
4. Regular Comb: Using it to create any out of the box effect with your hair will only result in disappointment. The teeth are at a comfortably close distance which makes it apt for regular use. Use it for straight or wavy hair, not to detangle.
5. Picks: Used extensively for styling purposes, picks and its long teeth are perfect to lift the hair away from your scalp. Extend volume, create patterns and lift the strands up. Picks are useful for all that.
Hairbrushes, too, are available in plenty of options. Here’s a short tour.
1. Roller Brush: By far the most common product, the roller’s bristles are made up of nylon and are extremely useful for blow drying. Once used with a hair dryer, the nylon bristles warm up and help in the detangling and curling process.
2. Vent Brush: Loosely placed bristles define this brush. The brush is best suited for shorter hair. It is perfect for giving your hair some direction, volume and movement. If you think you’d do clean lines and precise details, forget it. This brush is for a casual flick or rough volume.
3. Paddle Brush: Apart from being soothing on the scalp. The brush is useful for straightening, flattening and general grooming of your hair. It is a great option for fine hair.
4. Military Brush: Rough and strong, use it only if you have heavy and rough hair. We’d suggest you to leave this for the men in your life.
5. Wire Brush: This one is also used for thick and curly hair, the hard bristles of this brush will leave your scalp bruised if you use it on thin and fine hair.
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