Friday, 21 May 2010

Brush me up the right way...

Round, paddle, vent, there is a type of brush for anyones hair. If you are lusting after smooth locks, or volume that would give you a 'just stepped out of the salon look' read on and find your brush soulmate...

Round (or Radial/Barrel)- Great for shorter hair to give some volume, or fab for longer lengths to create soft loose waves. For short hair take small sections on the crown and blowdry up and out, curling under the brush. Hold the brush in the hair for a few seconds without the heat from the hairdryer to help the hair to set. You can get different sizes of round brush so depending on length, smaller for shorter, larger for longer.

Paddle - Probably the most popular brush. Mainly used on mid length to long hair, but is great for short thick hair. Smoothing the hairs cuticle creating great shine, hold hair on top of the brush and blow dry sections in a downward motion.

Vent - The speediest number in town to dry hair. Vented brushes let the air circulate through the hair and can be used to achieve great volume. Can be used on any length of hair - wouldn't recommend curly hair as it can result in a tangle disaster.

Cushion - Not an actual cushion, but cushioned head on a brush. Any girls that suffer with frizz or static, this is the brush for you. Helps smooth cuticles, and reduce static for a smooth, sleek finish. Usually you can get a brush above with a cushioned base (bar the vent)

All brushes I've used in pictures are from the Denman range, I really love their brushes, long lasting, hard wearing and they have even started doing a "scent" range on their website. Coconut hair anyone?!


  1. Great post, I love the sound of coconut scented hair!

  2. Coconut hair? Sounds divine!
    Thanks for your kind words and thoughts, Kel.

  3. Coconut hair!Yum!!Great advise on brushes,thank you for that!And thanks for liking my poofy hair-it is now chock full of knots!!But it was worth it for the extra volume!!x

  4. I'm hopeless at blowdrying my hair so I just stick to my trusty paddle brush :)
    I love the sound of a scented brush.. just not coconut please! :) xx

  5. I couldn't get on with any brush I tried so now use a wide tooth comb, it works great :)

  6. It appears I'm using the right brush for me!!!

    Thanks for the good advice!

  7. Denman brushes are the business! :) I have my favourite paddle brush that I use every day, even when my hair is stupidly short and I cant blow dry it properly I still stick to using it. A scented brush sounds totally strange, but rather intriguing at the same time! Thanks for the nice comment on my b&w picture :) hope youre all good missy! xx

  8. yum coconut hair!! i cant live without my round wire brush otherwise my hair would never dry!

  9. I think I may have to invest in a coconut brush just to roadtest for you guys, I'd imagine it'd be yummy.
    Glad you all seem to be using the right brushes - I couldn't believe after going to a round brush how much "poofier" my hair was!!

    X x


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