Highlights By Victoria Quednau
Still sharing the same haircare tips, tricks and fashion news and much more bi-monthly, only now from a new location! Working behind the chair in downtown St. Cloud at The Color Loft – 1025 New York Ave
Every time you leave the salon your hair looks great right? Smooth, shiny and bouncy? But when you get home, wash your hair and try to replicate it on your own it never seems to look the same…am I right? If your answer is yes than keep reading.
It can be a little over whelming at first but all you need are some clips, a blow dryer and a brush. While everyone seems to focus on the hairdryer, it’s really your brush that does a lot of the hard work. Don’t know what kind of brush to use?
Big or Small Brush?
Generally, the longer the hair the bigger the brush. However, if you are wanting to create some texture and waves in your hair use a size smaller than you would normally reach for. However, feel free to use a combination or large and small brushes. The larger the brush the more hair you can dry at once – the smaller the brush use for details.
Boar Bristle or Ceramic Brush?
If you have coarse or frizzy hair you want to reach for a boar bristle brush. It will help smooth out your hair the best while adding shine.
Ceramic brushes are best for setting waves or adding volume to your hair. A ceramic brush works just like a hot roller. Roll your hair into the brush with the heat blowing on it. Keep the hot hair blowing and then hit it with the cool shot button on your dryer. When the hair is hot it stretches into whatever shape you are pushing or bending it to. The cold air is what is going to help set that curl in. So, for all of you who always wondered what that little cool button is for… you’re welcome!
If you are looking to get out of the door fast this is the brush you should reach for. Letting the maximum amount of air through your hair while smoothing it at the same time. A vent brush is best for people that have a relaxed or fairly straight textured hair.
I don’t care about the texture or length of your hair, everyone should invest in a wet brush. Perfect for getting tangles out of your hair after the shower or the beach. The soft bristles make the brush glide through just about any knot. It definitely makes a great gift!
I also encourage you to find a small pocket size brush to keep with you anytime. Keep it in your care like me or in your handbag to refresh your look at any time!
*Remember the only real way to get volume in your hair is by blow drying and staying it!
Pro Tip: Before you pick up your brush to start your blowout, make sure your hair is about 75% dry! Either let it air dry a little or turn your head upside down and rough dry most of the water out.