Does a Hairbrush Really Make a Difference? - Wylde Grey

Does a Hairbrush Really Make a Difference?

We love a good drugstore find. However, not all beauty tools are created the same, even when engineering differences are difficult to detect with the naked eye.

A beautifully designed object makes us happy, but functionality matters. So we did a little recon on some luxe hairbrushes that are easy on the eyes and garnered some quotes from the pros.

The Yves Durif brushes and combs look and feel incredibly elegant, yet they’re also weightless and functional. Here’s what Yves has to say about why they are more than just pretty.

“What makes the Yves Durif Vented Brush special—apart from how beautiful it looks on a vanity—is that it’s an extremely lightweight brush that’s excellent for painlessly detangling and smoothing hair. And it can be used on wet or dry hair.”

Wet brushing can help prevent breakage, so we are big fans of this dual functionality.

“The width of the paddle is designed to cover as much hair as possible,” Yves continues, “which means just a few strokes are enough to smooth your hair. The handle and frame are made of our signature ivory-hued rubber resin, and the bristles are made of carbon fiber, which makes the brush featherlight and enjoyable to use.”

Yves recommends using the Vented Brush to first brush your hair while it’s dry, right before washing. Then, brush it again in the shower after shampooing and conditioning while your hair is still wet. The bristle spacing and their ability to bend with the curves of the scalp makes this a painless process (especially great for kids’ hair!) and cuts back on breakage. It’s a super gentle experience, which is ideal if you’re trying to grow those lengths.

“To be effective, they must be made with first-cut/root boar bristles—the rarest, most expensive, and strongest part of the bristle. And they must adhere to criteria of tufting excellence (thin tufts with uneven lengths). Only the combination of these two elements will ensure that a boar bristle brush penetrates the hair to the scalp and its natural oils, as well as gently and effectively massages the scalp.”

Of course, this is not all a theory.

Julia tells us that a consumer test run by 50 people over four weeks confirmed the benefits of her Repair & Shine Hairbrushes:

  • 94% noticed a reduction of frizz
  • 92% reported shinier hair
  • 87% observed a better natural oils distribution
  • 85% saw a considerable reduction in breakage and hair loss.

She states, “We are the only brand that provides consumer test results to prove the effectiveness of our brushes.”

And, if you really want to feel like a princess, opt for Julia’s recommended, legendary 100-Stroke Method.

“Always brush your hair from roots to ends for four sets of 25 strokes:

  • 25 times with your head up, brushing from your forehead to your ends
  • 25 times head to the right, brushing from the left ear to the ends
  • 25 times head to the left, brushing from the right ear to the ends
  • 25 times with your head tipped forward, brushing from your nape to the ends.

It only takes two minutes, and by doing this, you’ll massage your entire scalp, stimulate circulation, and spread natural oils throughout your hair to the ends. After a few weeks (typically three to six, depending on hair length), individuals find that they can shampoo less frequently.”

Their verdict?

Better oil distribution, less-frequent washes, improved scalp health, and reduced breakage could all be thanks to your brush, given the investment.

You might just have to see for yourself.

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