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How To Choose the Best Brushes and Combs

Watch more Hair Care & Conditioning videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Choose the best brushes and combs for your hair with the help of these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Determine your hair type Determine your hair type, which can range from fine hair that is straight and silky, to coarse hair that is curly or wiry. Most hair falls between these two extremes. Tip When determining your hair type, base it on your hair's natural tendencies, not your preferred style. Step 2: Assess your hairstyling needs Assess your hairstyling needs. If you blow-dry, curl, or straighten your hair, you'll need a special brush. Step 3: Choose a basic brush Choose a brush. Use a padded paddle brush for medium to long hair, but if you have very short hair, you may not need a brush. Step 4: Choose a comb Choose a comb. A pick or wide-toothed comb works well to detangle coarse hair. Those with short, fine hair can use a finer-toothed comb. Tip Detangle coarse hair and separate curls with your fingers Step 5: Choose a styling brush Choose a styling brush. For quick blow-drying, use a vented brush. To create body and waves or smooth frizziness, use a rounded brush with nylon or natural bristles. Step 6: Look for quality Look for quality. Brushes should have comfortable, ergonomic handles, and nylon bristles should have molded, round tips. Plastic combs should be free of seams that can snag hair. Did You Know? Did you know? The first vented, synthetic-bristled hairbrush was patented by American Lydia Newman in 1898.
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