Advantages of a Soft Hair Brush for 360 Waves

Everyone wants to know the best wave brush to use for the type of hair you have. Most wavers agree the softy is the hair brush you’ll probably use to most in your wave journey, so let’s get right to it.

What’s the Difference Between a Hard and a Soft Wave Brush?

The difference is in the bristles.  No wave brush bristle should be too hard but you will find soft brushes and hard brushes on the market.  The truth is, hard bristles can irritate the scalp, and so if you have short, wavy, hair, it’s best to choose a soft brush.  The hard brushes are better for length as they get right through the hair, but without applying too much pressure so without pulling, breaking or snapping hair.  Hard brushes are better for really achieving good waves because they hold the hair in place better than soft brushes.

You can use soft brushes at all levels of your progress. In the morning when you un-rag to nighttime before you rag-up. They can assist you when giving yourself a line up or tapper, and they can be use directly after a fresh cut. The true purpose of the soft brush is to lay the hairs on top of your hair into your pattern after your hard and medium brush sessions. Brushing with your soft brush all helps distribute product through your hair, which provides added shine and volume to your waves.

Soft brushes:

  • Keep hair flat.
  • Last longer than hard brushes as they are more flexible.
  • Good for short hair.
  • Good for straight or curly hair.

Can I Soften a Wave Brush?

If you want to soften up a hard wave brush, follow the steps below:

  • Wash the brush in a good quality shampoo and condition.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Soak it in a mixture of hot water with three tablespoons of vinegar for ten minutes.
  • Shake it out.
  • Rinse again.
  • Let the brush air dry (this will take time).

Cleaning a Wave Brush

  • Remove any excess hair by hand (or with the handle of a slim comb, just by lifting hair out of the bristles).
  • Wash in a quality shampoo, (don’t condition).
  • Rinse thoroughly and air dry.

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