Style Suggestion: Use A Better Hairbrush
It’s maybe not something that most guys think much about, but your hair brush can make a real big difference in how you look. I learned this recently after wearing out the hairbrush I had been using — with no real problems — for many years now. This time around, I figured why not take a look and see if there is anything better out there. While there are not fancy startup companies making “the world’s best hairbrush for men” (yet), I did discover something anyway.
There are, apparently, a few features in hairbrushes that can make a big difference over what you might find at your local convenience store, and I discovered and bought a brush with all three of these features.
One: A vented top, meaning that here are cutouts in the back of the brush. This allows you to blow-dry your hair through the brush, which makes a big difference (so I hear — I don’t blow-dry my hair).
Two: A curved design/shape. The difference this makes is mind blowing (hair blowing?). The thinking is that your head is curved, and round, so why shouldn’t your brush actually match your head shape? A curved brush grabs more hair at a time, and pulls it more consistently and thoroughly into place. One “sweep” of a curved brush versus a straight brush makes a night and day difference.
Three: Boar bristles. Most typical brushes use just plastic, rounded tips to brush your hair. Boar bristles, though, are softer and thus more comfortable, and will also do a much better job at pulling all your hair in the direction you want.
With a bit of research, I discovered what I think could very well be the best hairbrush for guys, available on Amazon. It is a curved, vented brush, with a combination of the classic plastic, and better boar bristles. This thing is amazing. I have been using it for weeks now, and have been impressed every single morning at how good a job it does with my hair — and how much better a job it does than my old (much beloved in its own right) paddle brush. Whatever your hair length (mine is a bit longer than “short”), you will benefit greatly from a brush like this.
It’s really only a few dollars more than your typical hairbrush (and available from many retailers on Amazon), and well, well worth it. It would be worth it at double or triple the price, even. (It’s also available, by the way, without the boar bristles for a few bucks less. I tested that one too, and it works 9/10ths as well. It’s (mostly) all in the curve!) Brushes can last for years and years, and you use it every day, likely multiple times a day. Buy one that you’ll really like.