Nearly every single hair care regime involves a brush or a comb at some point during the process. Combs are generally used as careful detanglers, for precise parting, for straightening wet or damp hair, or for styling shorter hair with a gel or pommade. There are multiple varieties, for example, picks, fine-toothed, wide-toothed, wood, plastic, or the standard black barber’s comb.
Brushes also come in a multitude of options. Amongst the favorites are bristle-brushes, round bristle-brushes, and paddle brushes. Brushes can be used for smoothing hair during styling, detangling, massaging the scalp, and for adding volume during the styling process. They are easy to clean and one of high quality will last you for many years.
For those with longer or thicker hair, for those who live in continually humid environments, and for those of us who do not have time to air-dry, blow dryers are a time-saving ingenious invention. Not only do they dry hair quickly and efficiently, they can also be applied as part of the styling process. Many people with long hair will use a round bristle-brush to help smooth their hair as they also blow dry it.
This helps increase shine and adds a polished look to otherwise slightly frizzy hair. Diffusers have also become a popular part of the process. This is an attachment for the end of your blow dryer that helps to spread the air through wider portions of your hair, adding bounce and body that plain air-drying does not. Electric Hair Brush
A combination tool that helps to free up your hands is a hot-air brush. This clever modification allows you to apply hot air to your hair through the very same brush, instead of managing two tools at once. The hot-air brush is very useful in tight spaces, for travelers, or for more advanced multi-taskers, one hand is left free for other tasks.
An ability to change the look of your hair rather quickly is easily accomplished with such tools as curling irons, straightening irons, hair rollers, crimping irons, and braiders. These tools are excellent for daily use without the risk of a perm or for a whim change-up in your styling routine. They are also very useful for creating more “formal” hairstyles, up-dos, and for controlling fly-away hair in difficult environments.
Ceramic is currently the most popular type of hair iron. The elements heat very quickly and, most importantly, evenly for a reliable tool that will curl or straighten your hair correctly from start to finish. They also have a large range of adjustable heat settings, wide or narrow curls, large or small flat-irons, and crimping-irons for a wavy look.
Hair rollers come in many sizes and are for those of us that typically have more time to prepare. They self-heat on their electric stand, you roll them into your hair, then let them sit while you finish other preparations. Remove them just before completing your regime and style according to your preference.
Braiders are relatively new tools on the market, but they accomplish just what they say–they automatically braid your hair for you very quickly. With this tool, you will get what you pay for, so do your research before making a purchase. They also take a little practice to achieve a smooth and well-made braid.