Brush are also very suitable for men. They stimulate the scalp and remove tangles from longer hair. For men with an undercut, a brush is very useful if you can't style the hair by hand or a comb. A brush also allows all layers to flow into each other nicely, giving you a smooth haircut. At The Alpha Men we have brushes from the best brands. Specially developed for men.
Different types of brushes for men
The brush you use is essential. Choosing the right brush for your hair type and styling preference can make the difference between a good hair day and a bad hair day. We at The Alpha Men have a wide range of different types of brushes, which we explain below.
A Fade Brush brush is ideal for a shaved undercut or another shaved haircut where you can't really do much with a comb. The Fade Brush, as the name says, fades the shaved Undercut in length. The different lengths of hair then flow into each other nicely and that's how those shaved sides look super sleek.
Vent Brush brushes are literally ventilated or have spaces between the bristles for air to flow. The bristles/teeth are usually made of thick, stiff nylon or plastic. The Vent Brush is designed to dry the hair quickly in combination with a hair dryer. The teeth of the brush are quite far apart, which makes it easy to create space between your hairs.
Styling brush / Hair Dryer Brush
Styling brushes have rows of widely spaced pins that provide lift and more volume, for example when blow-drying your hair. Styling brushes have soft pins that stimulate the hair roots and do not damage the scalp. Styling brushes are also suitable for detangling curly or thicker hair. The brushes are suitable for all hair types and lengths.
The Paddle Brush is ideal for detangling your hair while making it soft and straight. Due to the cushions of a paddle Brush, on which the teeth sit with round ends, this brush massages and prevents damage to the scalp during brushing. The Paddle Brush is perfect for medium to long hair.
The round head of the beard brush is designed to perfectly style, curl and/or add volume to your beard while blow-drying. The beard brush also helps to remove tangles and unclog clogged hair follicles.
The quiff roller gives your hairstyle more air so that your hair rises and you can create the perfect pompadour, for example. The quiff roller has pins with spherical ends to prevent hair breakages and tears and not to damage the scalp. The quiff roller is suitable for short to medium length hair of any hair type.
How do you properly clean a brush?
Remove the hair from your brush every time you use the brush. You can pull these hairs out with your hands. When you have removed most of the hair from your brush, you can use the brush Bossman The 'Claw' Beard Brush Cleaner use to remove hard-to-reach stuck hairs from your brush. The brush cleaner is suitable for boar bristle brushes, plastic brushes and animal brushes. The brush cleaner is made of durable plastic, is very light and easy to use.
Shampoo your hairbrush
It is recommended to wash your brush with shampoo about once a month. This is to remove dirt, oil, and other built-up hair products from your brush. Hold the handle and swirl the head of the brush in a bowl of warm water. Next, put a few drops of shampoo on the bristles of a toothbrush, for example, and use the toothbrush to scrub the bristles and base of the hairbrush. Rinse the brush by swirling it in the bowl of clean water.
Tip: Do not soak your hairbrush in water, as this can damage the cushion and any wooden parts.
Let your hairbrush dry overnight
Place the clean, wet brush on a dry towel with the bristles facing down to dry overnight. When you get up in the morning, your brush is fresh and ready for use again!
Brush materials and their different workings
Commonly used materials for the handle of a hairbrush are ebony, rosewood, New Guinea rosewood, beech, ABS plastic and polyacetal. Common materials used for bristles include pig hair, horse hair, nylon, stainless steel, and goat hair.
A mixed brush is very common and is made, for example, from a mix of natural boar bristles and synthetic materials, such as nylon. A mix is really the best of both worlds. For example, boar bristles help distribute scalp oil evenly from root to tip, while nylon bristles help detangle your tresses.