We’ve already talked about choosing the right comb for your hair, but are you using the right tools? Every hair type is different and has different needs, so using the right tools is essential for the health of your hair.

Fine Hair

For those of you who have fine hair, you will be familiar with the real struggle to give your hair the illusion of fullness and body. This is a problem that can be combatted when using the right tools. Your everyday tool should be a porcupine brush – this consists of tufted bristles with harder bristles interspersed throughout. These brushes give excellent control of fine hair and will avoid snagging.

When styling, a round-barrelled brush will help you to achieve great volume and body, just make sure not to wrap too much hair around the barrel!

Curly Hair

If you have curly hair, you’ll know the dangers that are associated with brushing your locks! You can go from smooth ringlets to wild frizz in a matter of moments, but it doesn’t have to be this way! If you want to keep your natural curls intact, put down the paddle brush and pick up a wide toothed comb; your curls will be able to pass through the gaps easily.

Kinky Hair

Contrary to what many people believe, this is one of the most fragile hair types, so it’s important to look after it. Natural oils from the scalp find it harder to make their way down the hair strand due to its coiled or kinked texture, so it’s easy for this hair type to dry out.

It is essential to use the right tool with this hair type, and a standard brush is pretty much out of the question. Use a seamless brush to avoid snags and keep your hair in great condition.

Thinning Hair

If you are starting to lose your hair or are finding it a little thinner than usual, it’s important to start using the right tools. Boar bristle brushes are gentle enough to keep your hair in its best condition and will rarely pull or snag. You may find that cheaper brushes speed up the hair loss process, so now is the time to switch to a better brush!


Here at DHI Manchester, we know that hair loss can be distressing. As specialists in hair loss treatment, we are proud to help you get your confidence back. If you would like to talk about your treatment options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0161 839 3769. Keep up to date with all our latest news on Facebookand Twitter.