"Brush Up" On Hair Brushes
Finding the perfect brush for your mane can prove to be a “hairy” situation. From paddle to round, vent to boar bristle, my mind is often twisted in knots trying to figure out what will work best. After all, a bad hair day can be a total downer! I decided to get to the root of the issue by asking RUSK Creative Stylist Sherri Jessee for advice. She recommends buying a brush based on how you want to style:
Paddle Brushes are fantastic for detangling and drying long hair. Their wide, flat bases are perfect for creating straight, smooth styles.
Round Brushes (like the RUSK Heat Freak, pictured below) will create volume and body and are available in small, medium, large and jumbo-sized barrels. When used with the heat of a blow dryer, the smaller round brushes act like rollers to create curl and movement. The larger round brushes smooth tresses and add body.
Vent Brushes help to quickly dry your hair straight, creating no bend. A vent brush has extra wide spaced teeth, which make it excellent for detangling wet or dry hair. It also speeds up blow drying time by allowing heat to get to the hair faster. You can find vent brushes in two sizes: small (for short to medium length hair) and large (for those with longer lengths).
Teasing Brushes are widely available and can help you to softly back brush your hair to develop desired volume in your crown area. Staggered bristle lengths aids in penetrating and lifting hair.
Boar Bristle Brushes (like the RUSK DaVinci, pictured below) penetrate and grip hair and help stimulate the scalp to release natural oils while you brush. A boar bristle brush will provide a relaxing scalp massage while simultaneously smoothing all lengths of hair.
Sherri Jesse has been a successful stylist and salon owner for 20 plus years. Amazing artistic talents in hair and makeup combined with the knowledge gained from a Bachelor's degree in education from Emory & Henry College have helped create one of the most sought after educators in the beauty industry. Sherri has been featured as an industry expert in such acclaimed magazines as OK!, Cosmopolitan and Beauty Entertainment, as well as in numerous educational videos and television shows. RUSK, a premier hair-care line, recently selected Sherri for her leadership and creative abilities to co-create their 2010 collection "Twisted Glam".