You either love or hate your curls.
If you’ve had a head of curls all your life, you’ll know it can take a little extra care to keep them healthy and good looking. Using the right products and hairbrush is all part of managing your locks .
Characteristics of Curly Hair
It’s the shape of the follicle that gives hair its curl. An oval follicle shape produces curly hair and round follicles produce straight hair. The flatter the oval shape is, the curlier hair will be.
Another factor for determining curly hair is the way the follicle tunnels into the scalp. In people with straight hair, the follicle tunnels straight down into the dermis (the thickest layer of the skin) while in people with curly hair, the follicle angles into the dermis.
Despite what many think, curly hair can be fine or medium-textured, it’s not always thick. A head of curly hair will often include all different types of curls too. From wavy in some parts of the scalp to tighter curls in others.
What many curly haired people agree on is that curls equal dryness. It’s the angle of the follicle that causes the dryness. When the follicles curve, the sebum isn’t able to travel the length of the hair like it does along straight hair. Dry hair means it’s more prone to breakage and damage. When you add heat from UV rays and styling, you’re even more likely to experience hair breakage.
Best Brush for Curly Hair
For people with curly hair, the biggest concern should be choosing a brush that aids the sebum to move through the twists and turns and along the hair shaft. The best brushes for the job are those made from natural boar bristles. Spreading sebaceous oils from the scalp to the hair’s ends where it’s needed most occurs because of the microscopic scales on the natural boar bristles. Synthetic brushes can’t collect the oil and re-distribute the way nature intended!
Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ brushes use dual technology of natural boar bristles with hand-dipped nylon pins. The nylon pins are needed to help with detangling the hair. For many with curly hair, knots and matting are an everyday reality. Due to the dryness on the hair’s ends, curly hair tangles and knots more easily than straight hair. Dryness also causes frizzy hair but by improving moisture levels along the strand, you can reduce the frizz.
Quality brushes like the Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ don’t pull or tug at the hair like cheap, plastic brushes do. The soft nylon pins in a Scream-Free™ brush gently work through the curls so there’s no pain. A brush that pulls through the knots can cause damage to the hair shaft, particularly in tightly curled hair which is more delicate than straight hair.
People with curly hair are often big spenders on hair products in an attempt to combat the dryness. By using a natural boar bristle brush, the need for moisturising products reduces because you’re able to use your scalp’s natural oils to do the job for you. Moving the oils away from the scalp also allows you to lengthen the number of days between washes.
Best Brush for Children with Curly Hair
For young children with curly hair, it’s important to use a brush that doesn’t cause pain. Their curls may already draw unwanted attention from strangers so a painful detangling process every morning can cause even more resentment of their curly mop.
For kids the Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ Palm Hair Brush is an ideal size for working through their tangled tresses.
For adults with a full head of curly hair, the Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ Maxi Detangling Hair Brush is the most suitable.
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