Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's new at The Loft - Episode 71

Macro 3.6.5. Challenge

Hairbrush Bristles

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A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid or soft bristles used in hair care for smoothing, styling, and detangling human hair, or for grooming an animal's fur.

The earliest U.S. patent for a modern hairbrush was by Hugh Rock in 1854.  A brush with elastic wire teeth along with natural bristles was patented by Samuel Firey in 1870 as U.S. Patent 106,680.

A brush is typically used on long hair while a comb is normally used on shorter hair; however, both may be used for either. A flat brush is normally used for detangling hair, for example after sleep or showering; a round brush for styling and curling hair, especially by a professional stylist, and with a blowdryer. A paddle brush is used to straighten hair, flatten long hair, and tame fly-aways. A hairbrush can also be used to remove loose hairs, and increase circulation to the scalp.

Types of hairbrushes

A Cushion Boar-bristle hairbrush is used to detangle hair.  A round hairbrush is sometimes used to style medium length hair with a blowdryer.Examples of brushes used for different purposes:

    Cushion Brush – used to straighten tidy and neat hair and gives it a professional look.

    Paddle Brush – used for untidy and unkempt hair which is hard to manage.

    Round Brush – used for neat hair; the brush curls hair at the ends.
   Comb – mostly used for shorter hair. Combs can also be used for hair decoration.

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