There are 2 kinds of people in this world: a) those that have 1 hairbrush and use it for everything (from detangling to blowouts) and b) the kind that have a drawer chock-full of brushes in every shape and size but have no idea what to do with any of them. Either way, deciphering the dizzying world of hair tools can be difficult. With that in mind, we created a guide for every kind of brush you could possibly need and what to do with each one. Brush up on your skills, and your hair will show the results.
Settle Staticky Tresses
Rough bristles can create frizz on static-prone hair. Instead, opt for a brush with plastic bristles and vents in the base–this cuts drying time in half and leaves behind sleek, frizz-less tresses.
Curl Straight Hair
Who needs a curling iron when you can create ringlets with a brush? When hot air is applied, the metal base on this brush turns into a curler. Be careful not to use it on wet hair, as it can pull and break the ends. Instead, wait until it’s almost completely dry and then wrap hair around the base like a curling iron and blast with a blow-dryer.
Get A Bouncy Blowout
The bigger the brush, the bouncier your blowout. Use a round boar brush to create lift at the roots and then curl the ends. Make sure to twist and brush hair under the warmest heat setting until it is completely dry. If it's even a little bit damp, it will get frizzy once it dries.