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Have the hair you've always wanted with the hair care and conditioning tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Your hair type
- Your styling needs
Determine your hair type
Determine your hair type, which can range from fine hair that is straight and silky, to coarse hair that is curly or wiry. Most hair falls between these two extremes.
Assess your hairstyling needs
Assess your hairstyling needs. If you blow-dry, curl, or straighten your hair, you'll need a special brush.
Choose a basic brush
Choose a brush. Use a padded paddle brush for medium to long hair, but if you have very short hair, you may not need a brush.
Choose a comb
Choose a comb. A pick or wide-toothed comb works well to detangle coarse hair. Those with short, fine hair can use a finer-toothed comb.
Choose a styling brush
Choose a styling brush. For quick blow-drying, use a vented brush. To create body and waves or smooth frizziness, use a rounded brush with nylon or natural bristles.
Look for quality
Look for quality. Brushes should have comfortable, ergonomic handles, and nylon bristles should have molded, round tips. Plastic combs should be free of seams that can snag hair.