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Angelgrlsue

I have thin hair and wanted to know which is the best hair brush for this type of hair.  I tend to get fly aways too, even with using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.  I heard that wooden paddle brushes with boars bristle is suppose to be good for this type of hair issue.  What do you suggest?  My hairstylist recommended I get a round brush, she did not say what type.  I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and they gave a round brush with boars bristles.  Have been using it for several months with no good results, I still get fly aways and frizz after blow drying my hair, I have to blow dry my hair, otherwise I end up with very flat and scraggily hair.  I also use a volumizing root mouse.  The only brush that really did work, I ended up having to get rid of it though, due to it being worn out, was a wooden paddle brush, only it had nylon bristles. Any suggestions would be great, I will be going to Sally's this Friday.

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Jani423

Long hair that is frizzy and fly away is such a pain.  I think it is primarily caused by dryness.  Your hair shafts could just be thin or could get that way from age.  My hair was always full but now its thinner and I have the same issue with the flyaway look.  My hair is colored as I've gone almost all white, so mine is thin from age.  I've recently changed conditioner to a moisturizing one and I only use the hair drier when I have too.  I don't brush it too much either.  I have a nylon bristle (wide apart bristles) that I use when its wet and boar's hair brush for styling.  If you straighten or curl your hair with an iron make sure you put heat protector on first.  This is important.  I use a little argon oil (moroccan) mostly on the ends.  Oddly it seems when I take more time to do a really good job of straightening it I have less fly aways. I figured this after noting that my hair dresser takes way more time than I do and it looks great for a couple days after.  She recently gave me a sample of a product she uses that I'm going to try out.  

 

I don't think its the brush so much as it is how you care for your hair.  

 

Jani 

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tracy_j

I have not tried yet, but my hairdresser suggested that I used a showercap on my head after applying conditioner. She suggested that the heat from my head would help the conditioner being absorbed. I do have thin / flyaway hair.

 

With brushing I usually try to be careful and not stretch / damage the hair. I think that is more important than any particulatr type of brush.

 

Tracy

 

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