Sunday, December 5, 2010

Know what brush to ask Santa for ?

So, its that time of year again, the time of year where we get the chance to spoil the ones we love. However, that does not mean that we should not be spoiled ourselves! I am sure that some of you are absolutely addicted to blow drying your own hair... or maybe you have no choice (ha ha ha). Regardless you all need a hair brush, and knowing which one to choose can save you a lot of grief. To decide on the right brush, you first have to decide what look you are trying to achieve. The right hair brush is essential in being able to create that look;  for instance, if you were looking to create a wave and loose curl effect, you would definitely want to be using a metal brush round brush. The opposite is true for those looking to create a smoothed out straight effect, they should be using a natural bristle round brush. Why is that, well we first have to understand our hairs make up. Our hair strands work in the same way our skin does, cold air will close our pores and our hair cuticles while hot air does the opposite and opens both cuticles and pores alike. So, when trying to achieve a wave we need our hair shaft to take the shape of our brush in order to lock in that wave.

Metal brushes are designed to hold in the heat from your dryer by heating their metal surfaces and circulating hot hair around the brush. They also have very few bristles to allow the hair to be circulated easily around the now hot surface. Hair surrounding the brush will open its cuticle layer and take the brush`s shape, hence create a rounded wave. A little cold air locks that shape into place.

 Therefore in a very opposite way one would imagine that a natural bristle brush, with so many more bristles and a plastic or wooden handle;  is designed to do the opposite of add body or wave but to help straighten and smooth out the hair shaft. Natural bristle brushes should be rolled in to each sections root area and pulled through with good tension to create a straight finish.

I hope to have made your holiday wish list slightly easier to figure out, I know that I have made your decision on brushes more clear. Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at evoke.

Jon DiMauro

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