I asked a hairstyling expert how to make a blowout last longer
by Natalie Hemengül
Are you looking for the right brush or comb to shape, detangle and condition your hair? With so many to choose from, it's not easy: paddle brush, round brush, detangler, tangle teezer, curling comb, handle comb, or toupee comb... you're spoilt for choice!
Regarding the material of hair brushes, here's what to consider: Brushes should have well-rounded bristles, be they plastic or metal. Hairbrushes made of natural bristles are ideal, as wooden bristles virtually absorb the grease from the hairline and pull it down to the dry tips. This makes the ends less likely to become brittle. For detangling wet hair, so-called "detanglers" or "anti-pull brushes" have become established in recent years. Brands such as Tangle Teezer or Wet Brush offer hairbrushes that do not damage sensitive hair thanks to plastic bristles of different lengths and particularly flexible.
Curls are already naturally endowed with a lot of volume. Therefore, you don't need a round brush to conjure up more fullness. For curly heads it is therefore better to use a coarse-toothed comb so as not to separate the natural structure of the hair and make it look dull.
Particularly fine combs can be used to quickly remove dust particles and dandruff or to tousle the hair.