There are certain brushes that will work perfectly to detangle hair extensions, add shine, and reduce static. The suggested brushes will vary based on the type of hair extension, as well as where you are brushing, i.e. the roots to ends, or solely the hair extensions. Our natural hair contains oil that spread throughout the hair, but while wearing extensions, the oil does not reach the mid-shaft to the ends of the hair. Some suggestions may be a bit unusual, but I assure you that the brushes will work!
For Individual Strand Hair Extensions; Keratin bonds and i-tip hair extensions
The loop brush (made of silicone loops) will separate individual strand hair extensions at the root. Carefully brushing in sections, not one fell swoop, is recommended. Often individual strands will tangle into one another at the root and the loop brush will help to separate them.
The best loop brush with silicone loops
Natural Hair and Curly Hair Extensions
The Denman Brush was created in the 1930's its tight bristle work perfectly to mold curls, detangle and blow-dry curly or natural hair. The brush does work well on all hair textures, but the Deman brush is superior for anti-frizzing the hair as well as hair extensions. The design will pull the hair taught and achieve beautiful curls.
Natural Boars Bristle Brush (for natural hair and extensions)
Made of 100% boar bristle, the Mason Pearson brush is one that is verifiably natural. The natural bristles will stimulate the hair follicle allowing for increased circulation, blood flow, and growth. The bristles promote shine and I often blow dry with it. The bristles do not break hair and will create a perfect blow-dry.
Spornette DeVille Brushes
Made of boar bristle which creates intense shine, you can pick your style; oval, paddle, or sculpting brush. The brush stimulates the scalp and will help to distribute natural oil through the hair extensions. Keep one in your purse to keep hair extensions supple and detangled.
Spornette DeVille Boar Bristle Brush
The extra hair achieved by hair extensions will require extra care! Detangling after shampoo/conditioner is essential. The brushes are also great to use on dry hair and brushing throughout the day. During the winter months, dry heat leads to dry hair and detangling is paramount.
1) Porcupine Dog Brush
The porcupine dog brush made by Chi is designed to detangle a dog's coat but works great on detangling hair extensions. Made with both nylon tips and soft bristles, the combination detangles hair extensions, promotes shine, and decreases flyaway hair. The pins of the brush are longer than a brush designed for humans and will detangle thick hair. I accidentally purchased one, and in desperation I used it! I was shocked at how well it worked on my hair extensions; no static and loads of shiny hair. After this experience, I decided to purchase them for my hair extension clients.
2) In our salon, we work with lots of hair extensions, hair systems, and wigs, we use the Scalp Master Detangling brush. It is made of flexible ball-tipped bristles, similar to the wet brush, but I love the handheld portion of the brush. I use it to spread a hair mask on wet hair and detangles dry hair well. This brush has worked to detangle the nastiest hair knots. It is also a scalp massager, you may want to use it to promote healthy hair growth.
3) We all need a small brush for our purse, the below offers a mirror too! The use of this brush is self-explanatory.
The right brush is essential for hair extensions, it is a great idea to experiment with these brushes. They vary in price; plastic brushes being the least expensive and natural material more costly.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, we evaluate your natural hair, listen to our client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. We use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using our Pull-thru Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out to us and explore the possibilities.