Hair Brushes are usually made to stringent quality standards using durable premium materials. In most cases they are heat resistant with the concepts and designs produced for every styling job and every type of hair. There are three main groups of hair brushes.These include; grooming brushware, blow styling brushware and blow waving brushware.
So that your hair brush can last and still be effective for your hair there are some simple rules to follow. Rule 1) Check your brush regularly for split bristles as these can damage the hair. Invest in a new brush when the bristles show signs of wear and tear. Rule 2) Clean your brush regularly to maintain healthy, clean hair. For oily hair wash bristles each time the hair is washed. For dry/normal hair wash brushes on a weekly basis. Rule 3) Remove loose strands of hair prior to washing by sliding a wide toothed comb or brush through the bristles. For ball-tipped brushes use the tail of a tail comb to lift the loose hair from the brush. Rule 4) Immerse the brush bristles in a sudsy solution of lukewarm water and shampoo. Swirl the brush around until the bristles are clean. Rinse thoroughly in clean lukewarm water. Shake excess water from the bristles and dry the handle and back of the brush with a towel. Place the bristles down on a towel and allow to dry at room temperature.
PAD/PNEUMATIC BRUSHES They require special care when washing. Grease can cause deterioration of the rubber pad, therefore more frequent washing is recommended. Rule 1) Remove loose strands of hair with a wide toothed comb, another brush or a tail comb. Prepare a bowl of lukewarm soapy water free of detergents or ammonia. Rule 2) Swirl the brush around in a shallow tray of first soapy water and then clean water, keeping the rubber pad as dry as possible. Rule 3) Allow brush to air dry naturally with bristles facing down into a clean, dry towel. Rule 4) Be careful not to allow the "hole" in a pneumatic brush to become clogged or covered otherwise this will destroy the brush's ability to breathe and adapt to the contours of the head. Rule 5) Never use oil or spirit on the brush as these destroy the rubber.
PHARMACIST'S ADVICEAsk your Pharmacist for advice. 1) Always use a quality hair shampoo and conditioner. Remember the cheapest is not always the best. 2) Ask your Pharmacist for the correct brush for your particular hair. A natural bristle brush is usually suggested. 3) If the diet is inadequate some nutritional supplements might be taken. Vitamin A, called the cosmetic vitamin might be recommended. If the hair is dry, vitamin E may be recommended.