Discover the Right Hairbrush For Your Hair Type

You may never have thought about this before. But, the health of your hair is directly affected by the type of hairbrush you use.

Yes, there are different types of hairbrushes and different types of hair.

It’s time you discovered the full range of GHD combs and brushes and selected the right ones for your hair type.

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The Types Of Hair

There are many ways to define different types of hair. But, when it comes to choosing the right hairbrush, there are three types you should be concerned with:

  • Fine

Having fine hair doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot of hair. You can have fine hair with lots of volumes. Fine hair is simply hair that is very thin. It has just two layers; the cuticle and the cortex.

Because your hair is fine you won’t be able to use many products. The weight of too many products will damage your hair.

  • Normal

Normal, or medium hair is the most common type and, in most cases, it consists of the cuticle, cortex, and medulla. This makes each strand feel thicker and ensures the hair is much stronger.

You’ll find this type of hair is easier to style and less inclined to break.

  • Thick

Thick hair has the same three layers as medium hair but each strand is much thicker, making it easier to have a full head of hair even if you don’t have that many individual strands.

Unfortunately, this type of hair often becomes frizzy in humid conditions.

The Hairbrush

There are a variety of hairbrushes on the market and some will cover most types of hair. But, it’s best to follow this guide.

  • Boar Bristle

Boar bristle is surprisingly soft and feels great when brushing your hair. It is also very effective at picking up dust and debris from your scalp and hair, eliminating this unnecessary addition to your head.

At the same time, boar bristle will pull the natural oil from your head and down the length of the hair, helping to protect it and make it stronger.

It’s good for fine or medium hair.

  • Soft Bristle Brushes

Although boar bristles are soft, there are softer bristles on the market and these are the ones you should be choosing if you want to brush fine or damaged hair.

The softer bristles are very gentle on your hair, preventing damage while boosting blood flow to the scalp. This improves the flow of nutrients and can help your hair stay healthy.

  • Mixed hairbrush

The most common and best-mixed hair brush is the one made from boar bristles and nylon. The boar bristles will help natural oils move across each strand of hair while the nylon is excellent at detangling.

In short, this type of brush works with fine and medium hair types to give you a great finish.

  • Nylon Brushes

Nylon hairbrushes are reserved for people with thick hair. They are adept at sliding through thick hair, separating the strands while massaging the scalp, and improving blood flow.

Select the right brush and you’ll quickly notice the difference in how your hair looks and feels.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.