Are Round Brushes Dangerous?

msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
I haven't used one in ages, but I'm thinking about using one instead of banding so I can cut down on time. Do you think it would damage my hair?

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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I'm assuming you plan on using this for drying your hair?

    IMO, anytime you use a utensil on your hair you run the risk of snags, snarls, or tears, but I think a boar bristle round brush would be much gentler and less damaging. :)
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  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    I was thinking I could use it to stretch my hair a little bit. I'll use it really carefully and hopefully my hair won't get damaged :?
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Any brushes are bad for curly/kinky hair. Break-off will happen. I have an $80 Mason-Pearson and I won't even use that. It's just gathering dust. If it's tangled, wet and condition, is my motto. Even if I pull my hair back, I spritz with a de-tangler and finger back to get into a scrunchy.
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  • Sweet_AmbrosiaSweet_Ambrosia Posts: 19Registered Users
    I use both a round brush and a flat brush, to tame my hair down when I wear certain updos. My hair hasnt suffered any damage or breakage whatsoever.

    As long as you dont go overboard with the brushing, brush in moderation. Your hair should be fine.
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  • saqqarasaqqara Posts: 32Registered Users
    I brush with a super soft boar bristle brush. I haven't noticed any damage. Just stay away from those firm or metalbristle brushes and you should be ok.

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