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Styling Brushes

 –  Great hairstyles start with great styling tools. The right hair brush can make getting your desired hairstyle a simpler task, and there are many types of styling brushes available to add to your hair care tools collection. Whether your hair is long or short, coarse or fine, straight or wavy, drugstore.com has the styling brushes that you need to get your tresses perfectly coiffed to ensure good hair days.
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Hair Brushes for Straightening

If you prefer a sleek, straight hairstyle, using a styling brush while you blow-dry can help to get your hairdo off to a great start. Using a straightening styling brush while blowing out your hair can mean less time with the flat iron or being able to skip it all together, depending on your hair's texture and level of natural curl. If you prefer a style that is straight all the way to the tip, choose a styling brush with a wide paddle head. For turned under ends, you can select a styling brush with a round barrel. The longer and thicker your hair, the wider the barrel will need to be to give you flawless results. If you have difficulty holding the hair dryer and the brush at the same time, consider a straightening hot air brush, which functions both as a paddle brush and a blow dryer.

Brushes for Adding Volume While Drying

Does your hair look limp and lifeless? You can add volume to your tresses while blow-drying with the right styling hairbrush. Round barrel hair brushes increase volume by lifting hair at the roots. If your hair is very thick or coarse, look for a round barrel brush that has vents or holes beneath the bristles. The openings in the barrel will allow heat to pass through to dry your tresses evenly and speed up drying times. For fine or thin hair, look for a round brush with flexible nylon bristles, which will be gentler to the strands.

Teasing and Improving Body with Brushes

Many up-dos and everyday hairstyles require you to add height to your hair. This can be done easily with a teasing brush once your hair is dry. A teasing brush is very narrow and has a pointed tip on its head. Its shape and the layout of its bristles makes it perfect for teasing. To tease out your hair, just move the brush up and down at the roots of small, 1-inch sections. Finish with hairspray to help the added height last all day.

Other Types of Styling Brushes

Depending on your hairstyle and your hair care concerns, you may benefit from adding other types of styling brushes to your collection of tools. If your hair's color is dull, try brushing it out with a shine-enhancing finishing brush, which helps to improve hair's luster. You can help to reduce frizz by using a styling brush that features ionic technology. Made out of titanium, ceramics or tourmaline, these brushes help to neutralize the charged particles that contribute to static and seal the strands to lessen the effects of humidity. To improve the texture of coarse hair, use an electric press comb with metal bristles to promote smoother, sleeker tresses.

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