How to Choose the Right Hairbrush Part 2 - Bristle Types

Yesterday, we talked about how to choose the right hairbrush according to brush shape/size.  However, there are also several different types of brush bristles!  In part two of our hairbrush exposé,  we’ve summed up the major types of hairbrush bristles to help you find which one is right for you! 

I always use the same brushes: Mason Pearson for detangling and blowing out bangs and Spornette mixed bristle round brushes for blowouts. The mixed bristles grip the hair and create enough tension to get the hair really smooth without pulling on the hair. -- Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend. [via Talking Makeup]

Boar Bristles

Boar bristles are best for creating shiny, sleek hair.  They are designed to hold moisture and to help distribute natural oils from the scalp throughout all of your hair.  Boar bristles are ideal for fine, or damaged hair.   DBC recommends: Mason Pearson All Boar Bristle Brush or Spornette Boar Round Brush(comes in varying diameters).

Nylon Bristles

Nylon or synthetic bristles are best for people who have thicker, curly or wavy hair as these materials are sturdier and can easily run through thicker hair. They are also better for detangling wet hair.  DBC recommends: Spornette Prego Ceramic Nylon round brushes (comes in six different diameter widths) or theMason Pearson All Nylon Brush

Ionic Bristles

Ionic bristles are a newer technology that typically are found with ceramic round brushes.  Brushes with ionic bristles are designed to distribute the negative ions from the heat of a blow dryer. This contributes to faster drying time. Ionic bristles also help the hair retain moisture attract water to make the hair feel softer and appear shinier and frizz-free.

Mixed Bristles

Brushes that have both boar and nylon bristles bring you the best of both worlds!  Not only do you have the boar bristles to give you smooth, shiny hair, but the nylon bristles help for detangling and styling thicker hair.  DBC recommends: the Mason Pearson Popular Mixed Bristle brush or the Spornette Extra Large Combo Brush

 Still Confused? 

Visit Spornette’s Official Website, where they let you choose what you want to do with your hair and they recommend brushes specific to your needs!  Also, this handy chart summarizes the different types of brushes we mentioned in this article. What kind of bristles do you prefer on your brush? Tell us below!

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