Have you asked yourself lately what type of styling brush really works when blow drying your hair? There are so many sizes and types of brushes in the marketplace, so what does really work for your particular hair length and the style you are looking to achieve?
So let’s talk about the type of brush that is best to use. If you are concerned about keeping your hair healthy and shiny looking, it is important that you look for styling brushes that have aerated barrels and are made with ceramic ionic technology. If the brush has nano-silver and tourmaline technology that is even better and certainly a plus.
So why should the brush have an aerated barrel with ceramic ionic technology? Aerated round barrel brushes are made so that they can roll through the hair quickly and are not made to hold sections of the hair due to the relatively short bristles. Thus, the aerated barrel enables air to flow quickly without bouncing hair off the barrel when used with a hairdryer. The ceramic ionic technology results in the ceramic barrel heating up very quickly and uniformly. This allows for faster drying time and less time needed to dry and style. The shorter time the better so as to avoid drying out and damaging the hair.
Styling brushes that are reinforced with tourmaline additives help promote the breaking down of the water molecules for hair absorption. When nano-silver technology is added to the bristles this helps keep hair clean and smelling good.
Now that we have determined the type of brush, what about size? What size brush should be used for the various hair lengths and the type of style you are going for? Generally speaking, styling brushes usually come in 1″ or 1 1/2″ sizes and go up to about 4″ in diameter. You can use the following brush diameters as a guide:
- Very Short Hair Lengths – Use a 1 to 1 1/2″ barrel.
- Short Hair Lengths – Use a 2″ barrel.
- Short to Medium Hair Lengths – Use a 2 1/2″ barrel.
- Medium Hair Lengths – Use a 3″ barrel.
- Medium to Longer Hair Lengths – Use a 3 1/2″ barrel.
- Longest Hair Lengths – Use a 4″ barrel.
As for the style you want, a lot depends on whether it is volume that you are going for, are you looking to curl the ends of your hair under, are you wanting your hair to flip up, or do you want a bouffant style? Do you want to create some bangs? Again, based on the length of your hair, you can easily achieve these various styles by selecting the right size barrel. If your hair is layered and you want the shorter lengths to display some curl, selecting a smaller barrel would be the best route to take. Generally, for any style that has curl, the smaller barrel sizes work best. If you are looking for a slight wave or a smooth look, the larger barrels generally work the best. Sometimes it takes trying out different barrel sizes to get the exact look you desire, based on the fact that everyone’s hair is different and what works for one doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for everyone else.
So what hair styling tools (styling brushes) out there meets the criteria for styling your hair while blow drying it? Spornette makes several styling brushes that will fit the bill. In particular, the Spornette Prego brush has all of the features mentioned. So the next time you are in the market for a styling brush, give the Spornette Prego a try and see if you agree.