Hair Brush Hacks You Should Have Known Sooner

by Anjelina Tongco

Your hair brush is one of the most important components of your hair arsenal of hair tools. Whatever hair type you have, whether it’s straight, curly, or wavy, one thing is for sure: you have a hairbrush in there somewhere that you’ve barely paid any attention to. The hairbrush is one of the most underrated hair tools that everyone takes for granted. 

In this article, we’ll share with you some hair brush hacks you’d wish you would have known sooner. Read on and try them out for yourself! 

  • Hairbrushes are ungendered
  • Hairbrushes are usually marketed towards women and so, sometimes, some companies slap the words “for men” somewhere in the packaging and charge a bit more. Don’t buy them! Any hair brush can be a hair brush for men, there are no special features that make it exclusive to just one gender. Although, there is one hairbrush that’s made for men and it’s a beard brush

  • You can brush your hair wet. You just need the right kind of brush
  • You know how other people always tell you never to brush your hair wet because it’s still super fragile and weak? Well, you can actually brush your hair straight out of the shower (or even while you shower). You just need the right kind of brush for the job. A wet hair brush is specially designed to be used on wet hair. 

  • Put on a dryer sheet for less static and more fragrance 
  • Place a dryer sheet (unused) on top of your hairbrush and push it in so it’s held in place by the brush’s bristles. Doing this makes it easier for you to remove hair from your hair brush later. It also reduces static buildup and it lends a nice, subtle fragrance to your hair every time you brush. 

  • Brush from the bottom up
  • Don’t you just hate it when you run a brush through your hair, only for it to get snagged at the bottom? If this happens to you, it’s because you’re brushing your hair wrong. Brush from the bottom up instead of the other way around. This way you get the tangles out first. 

  • All-in-one styling is a thing
  • If you think your hairbrush is only for detangling hair, you’re wrong. Hairbrushes are great tools for styling, too, but did you know there’s a better way to style your hair? Get a hot brush and enjoy all-in-one styling in the palm of your hands.