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You may be getting ready for a night out or a big business meeting. And while you want to blow-dry your hair to give it the right volume and hold, it just won’t stick! Sounds familiar? You may have missed paying attention to the type of hairbrush you’re using. Yes! A modest hairbrush can make or break a hairstyle. We’re going to help you figure which one works for your hair type and for the style you want to achieve!

There are all kinds of brushes that are used to deal with different kinds of hair – such as round and flat thermal hairbrushes, paddle brushes, wire brushes, oval brushes, sculpting brushes, and cushioned hairbrushes. And knowing which one works best for your hair type can make all the difference to the way your hair behaves every time you style it. Here are a few basic brushes that are commonly used.


Paddle brushes have bristles coming out of a soft cushion and are great for massaging the scalp, detangling, and smoothing naturally straight hair. These brushes are ideal for blow drying or ironing your hair straight.


The vent brush has bristles on one side with vents in between each set of bristles. They are available in all shapes and sizes and are most commonly used to create volume at the roots while adding direction and movement to hair during a blow out.


A round brush is the most popular hairstyling brush because it can be used to create any hairstyle and it works well with your hair no matter what type or texture. While there are a variety of round brushes to choose from, all of them can help you smooth your hair, create lift, add volume or even curl your hair.


This brush is perfect to give a finishing touch to your curled hair. This brush should not be used on wet hair as it can cause breakage, but to enhance a curled hairstyle once it’s been set. This brush can add some height at the roots adding volume to your curls.

Now that you know what type of hair brush is suited for which hairstyles, make sure you go out and get the right one before you style your hair, in order to get the best results. Don’t just brush your hair off with the wrong type, use the right brush, and add that wow factor to your hair!