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When choosing a hair brush, first try to select one made from natural animal hairs or a good mixture of natural animal hairs and polyamide (typically nylon) pins.
YS Park provides an amazing balance with offerings of 100% boar bristle brushes, mixed brushes with boar bristles and polyamide/nylon pins, and 100% polyamide/nylon pin brushes.
- Boar bristles massage the scalp to stimulate blood circulation. They also help distribute oils from the scalp to the ends of the hair for a healthy, shiny appearance
- Polyamide/nylon pins help to straighten and polish the hair. The nylon resin provides a natural grip on the hair as it brushes without stretching or breaking hair as the pins slid past
The combination of these two will help maintain your hair with regular use. We recommend YS Park Brushes because they are engineered to be heat and moisture resistant. The pins are either natural boar bristles, nylon, or polyamide pins and all YS Park Brushes have an excellent grip.
Round Hair Brushes
Round hair brushes, such as the popular YS Park Carbon Tiger Series, add volume to both short and long hair. Select a medium size barrel for short hair and bangs. To create a long sleek style with curves, a large barrel work's perfectly. The size of the YS Park hair brush you need depends on the length of your hair and the effect you want.
For short hair (up to 15 cm or 6") the center barrel of the brush should be approximately 3cm or 1" diameter or less. For mid length hair (15 to 20 cm or 6 to 8") the center barrel of the brush should be approx. 3 to 4 cm or 1" to 1 1/2" diameter. For long hair (20cm or 8" plus) the center barrel of the brush should be approx. 4cm or 1 1/2" diameter plus.
For a strikingly powerful round hair brush we like the YS Park Brush 60G1 – Curl Shine Styler Brush made with natural boar bristles and heat resistant polyamide pins. It’s a hair brush specially sized to suit all blow drying needs and faster drying always means less heat damage. The long heat resistant polyamide pins (orange) smoothly grab and lustrously straighten the hair while the short boar bristles (white) create gleaming curls resulting in a finish incomparable to any other.
Pad Brush (i.e. Cushion or Paddle Hair Brush)
Pad brushes, like the YS Park Beetle Series Brushes and the YS Park Tortoise Series Brushes, provide a soft cushion base with bristles on one side, often slightly curved. They are used to smooth, without lift or volume and are typically used on short to medium hair lengths that aren't too thick or dense. They are very simple to use and are popular with men to create neat smooth shapes without creating lift. They are great hair brushes to smooth naturally straight hair or to finish off after using a round brush to straighten frizzy, wavy, or curly hair.
To create glistening straight hair, we recommend the dynamically smooth YS Park Luster Wood Styler Brush 701. This hair brush is made with nylon pins and all natural boar bristles. It also provides superb resistance against heat and moisture. The rubber portion of the hair brush, where the bristles are implanted, has the resistance needed for creating the best straight hair looks.
Hair Brush Care
Now that you have the right YS Park Brush, make sure to clean out your hair brushes and wash them periodically. A good rule of thumb is to clean them with soap and water around once a week. This will minimize the amount of buildup that you will incur on your hair follicles and you will have healthier hair.YS Park Brushes