There are so many different brushes out there, it can be intimidating trying to find the one that will be best suited for your hair. Believe it or not different brushes really do perform completely different tasks for your hair and it is important to use the correct brush for the correct function.

I have chosen 9 of my favourite brushes and will show you exactly what each is for and where to find them.

1. The Paddle Brush

If you have super thick hair the paddle brush is a must have for you. It is a great multi-purpose brush and perfect for any hair type and general day to day grooming and for detangling hair. This is a great one to keep in your handbag and use whenever your hair needs some taming. Available at Dischem Pharmacies for R49.50

2. The Vent Brush

The Vent Brush is designed for quick hair drying time. The vents allow the hot air from your blow dryer to reach the hair more easily shortening your drying time. You want to brush continously from the top of your head down to the ends while drying. Available at Dischem Pharmacy’s for R44.95

3. The Small Round Brush

This brush is great to accentuate layers in the hair or for styling your bangs. The best way to style mid-length bangs with this brush is to your bangs together, hold the brush horizontally behind your hair and brush upwards and back. Available at Dischem Pharmacy’s for R109.00

4. The Large Round Brush

This brush is used for creating volume in the hair. You constantly roll the hair around the brush through the hair while drying. This way you create gorgeous and voluminous hair without too much fuss. Available at Dischem Pharmacy’s for R79.95

5. The Smoothing Brush

This hair is perfect for smoothing out your hair when creating hairstyles, such as a ponytail. It is also great for taming fly-aways and stray hairs. A great way to use it, is to spray some hairspray onto the bristles of the brush and then gently work it over desired areas. It will give your hair a really sleek effect and gorgeous shine. Available at Dischem Pharmacy’s for R64.95

6. The Detangling Brush

This brush is designed to be used on damp hair to glide through tangles. The bristles are soft and flexible as wll as perfectly spaced apart to glide through hair without causing any damage. Available at Dischem Pharmacy’s for R109.00

7. The Teasing Brush”

These brushes are usually made with 100% Boar Bristles. Teasing adds a large amount of volume to the roots. This is great for creating loads of different hairstyles. Choose a section of hair, spray hairspray at the root area and brush downward to create your desired amount of body. Then use you teasing comb to lightly tame stray hairs. These brushes are difficult to find in SA, try ask at your salon. Otherwise the are Available online for R190

8. The Natural Bristle Brush

This brush is great for mixing your hair with your hair extensions. It is also great for brushing out curls to create gorgeous hollywood style waves. The mixed bristles at different height will distribute the natural oils through your hair and create a gorgeous shine. Use this brush every night for softer and shinier hair. Available at GHD for R349

9. Single Strand Extensions Loop Brush

This brush is specifically designed not to tug at the bonds of your single strand micro-loop or keratin bond hair extensions. These brushes are also great for wigs. I unfortunately couldn’t a local supplier, so will probably look at stocking them soon. Ask at your salon though, they normally have access to these products.

When it comes to your FrontRow Clip-in hair extensions, my advice is to stick to your paddle brush, detangling brush or mixed bristle brush. Always brush the extensions in gentle strokes from top to bottom, staring at the ends of your hair and working your way up.

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