What’s Best For Your Hair: An Educational and Informative Guide

Hair Statistics

Throughout the year HairBrushy collects interesting data about hair. These studies and data collections are based on real people and real data from this site. Sometimes we come up with some interesting hair facts. So interesting we like to share them. This year and last year were great years to collect data about how people damaged their hair and when hair static conditions happen the most.

How Was Your Hair Damaged?

When asked “how was your hair damaged,” the overwhelming majority of respondents said it was due to color treatments. Just the color process alone caused harm to 34 percent of the hair population. This proportion rises to 51.4 percent when paired with heat generated by hair styling techniques. When chemical treatments are included, the total number climbs. A total of 54.3 percent of the hair was damaged as a result of chemical treatments and heat exposure.

When Does Static Happen The Most?

When asked “when does static happen the most” the overwhelming majority of respondents said during Winter. A small number of respondents said Fall. So as you can see there is a trend. As the weather gets colder static conditions are on the rise. This is most likely due to being indoors and hair being subjected to heated dry air. Surprisingly static conditions do not go away completely in the Summer. This is most likely due to air conditioning drying indoor air.

Hairbrush Classifications

Hairbrushes have different classifications. Hairbrushes also have special purposes and features, making certain ones better for creating specific hairstyles. Knowing your hair type is beneficial in choosing a hairbrush. Depending on your hair type, the effects of brushing will be different. For example, curly hair, when brushed, will typically expand while straight hair will look smoother. A boar bristle hairbrush will excel at personal hygiene and adding shine, while a paddle brush will be the best choice for taming frizzy hair conditions and brushing through a lot of hair fast. Hairbrushes can be classified by the following characteristics, shape, bristle density, bristle firmness and purpose. Continue reading to find out more about hairbrushes.

Hairbrush Shape ClassificationsDescription
RoundBristles on all sides are characterized by a perfectly round brush head. Manufactured in various diameters. The go-to-brush for professional stylists.
Oval FlatBristles on one side characterized by an oval brush head and bristles mounted in a rubber cushion for flexibility. Used for general brushing and light styling. Manufactured in various oval sizes for adults and children.
Oval RoundBristles on all sides of the brush head. Used for styling. Manufactured in various oval sizes.
Oval MilitaryBrush is an oval shape brush head with no handle. Fits into the palm of your hand and used primarily when traveling due to it’s compact size.
PaddleBristles on one side with a large flat paddle-shaped head. Generally used for brushing lots of hair or taming frizzy hair conditions.
RectangleBristles on one side and brush head shaped in a flat rectangle. Generally special purpose for aiding in drying hair with nylon tipped bristles.
Thin RectangleBristles on one side with a very thin flat brush head consisting of 2 to 6 rows of bristles. Generally special purpose for teasing.
Bristle Density ClassificationsDescription
DenseVery densely packed bristles. Generally, most boar brushes have densely packed bristles.
MediumBristles not as dense and not really wide-spaced. Fits in between dense and wide-spaced bristles. Generally, combination brush with nylon and boar bristles used to add shine and detangle at the same time.
WideWide-spaced bristles. Generally, wooden brushes or shampoo brushes.