Natural vs Synthetic Bristles
The bristles on round brushes can be made out of natural materials like boar's hair or porcupine quills, synthetic materials like nylon or blends of natural and synthetic materials. Natural bristles are more flexible and are a great choice for styling fine, fragile tresses, while synthetic bristles are stronger and better able to move through thick, coarse hair. Hybrid bristles provide the flexibility of natural fibers but are reinforced with strong plastics to make them more resistant to breakage. The product names and descriptions will tell you what types of bristles each round hair brush features.
Brushes That Make Blow Drying a Breeze
Many people use round brushes to straighten their hair and add volume while they blow dry, so the makers of brushes
offer tools designed especially for use with hair dryers
. You can reduce the amount of time that it takes to blow dry your hair by using a vented round brush. These brushes are easy to spot because they feature holes in their barrels. The holes allow the air produced by the blow dryer to pass through the brush and reach the strands. If you frequently develop frizz when you blow dry, using a round hair brush made out of ceramic, tourmaline or titanium could help you get a smoother style. Hair brushes with barrels constructed out of these materials produce ions that seal the strands, minimizing static and frizz and increasing shine.
Round Brushes in Every Size
As you compare round brushes, remember that wide barrels work best for longer hair and narrow barrels are likely the best option for shorter hairstyles. You'll find descriptions of the brushes either within the name of the product or listed on the packaging as well as their specific product pages.
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