Choosing The Right Brush – Wavebuilder

Choosing The Right Brush

A lot of people wonder which brush is “right” for them but the answer is really up to you. You make the decision if a specific brush is good for you, because everyone has a different hair type and different preferences. When you go out and buy your brush, consider what’s needed. A lot of people think one brush will do but they usually find themselves going to buy more anyway. The truth is, different brushes do different things.

Understanding Different Types Of Brushes

Brushes come in different hardnesses:

1) Soft or softie

2) Medium

3) Hard or Firm

4) Very Hard/Firm or Extra Hard/Firm

The easy way to explain which to use is: the longer and coarser your hair, the harder the brush you need. If you just got a low cut or have fine hair, start with a soft brush. If you're wolfing (letting your hair grow to get the waves deeper) or have very coarse hair, you'll need a harder brush.

You'll also see brushes with a handle and without (that's called a palm brush) That's just personal preference--you have to decide which is more comfortable for you.

More info about Medium brushes

Now there is a big question mark when people approach medium brushes and that’s because a lot of people don’t know their purpose. The mediums are for fresh haircuts and until your hair is back to the wolfing (letting your hair grow for better depth and connection) stage. You can also use it during wolfing to help the connections and help lay your hair down.

Hard brushes

When buying a hard brush, be honest with yourself. You don’t want the hardness of the bristles to scratch your scalp but you do want it hard enough for when your hair is in its rough stages (to ensure it gets to the root of your hair.) For wolfing it’s a must use because the goal is to increase depth and only the hard brush can do that in this stage. The brand of the brush is not a big deal. It’s okay if it's not a Diane but like everything else, you get what you pay for.