When was the last time you thought about buying a new hairbrush? While easy to overlook in favor of the latest hair products or color inspirations. Choosing the right brush is one of the most important things you can do for your hair. However, picking the right brush is no easy task. There are points to consider before you lay a hand on a hairbrush. Beside, this new year bestowed upon us with a new technology in the world of hair brushes. L’oreal’s Kerastase Smart hairbrush. Yes, you read it right, it’s a 200$ smart hair brush that tells you everything about your hair health while combing.
Choosing the right hair brush
Before we jump into talking about Kerastase Smart hairbrush from L’oreal, lets talk a bit about how to choose the right normal comb for your strands. Unlike what some people think, a brush really plays a big role in your hair’s life. Specially if you have long strands. Those really get tangled quick and detangling them needs a special hair force.
While choosing the right comb depends on what you want to do with it, your hair type also has its share in the matter. For example, if you have a thin, weak long hair, go for the wide tooth wooden comb. Here is a collection of healthy hair brushes to choose from:
Let’s start off this list of hairbrushes with one of the most popular types out there. The paddle brush! Got tons of tangles? This is a good pick for you. This brush is wide and flat with the bristles in a soft cushion and can be used for a variety of hair types from short to long and thin to thick, but typically for straight hair.
The Wooden Hair Comb
Wooden combs prevent your hair from drying out because it helps to distribute oil from your scalp to hair. The excessive sebum production on the scalp is distributed throughout the length which prevents your scalp from getting greasy. In addition, its wide tooth prevent excessive shedding of hair while brushing.
This hair brush has vents on one side which allows air from your blow dryer to pass right through it. In addition to creating volume at your roots it also speeds up your blow drying time. Keep an eye on the tiny protective balls on the bristles, as they’re meant to protect your hair.
Use this brush when you’re trying to style your hair. You can use this on a variety of hair textures and the barrel comes in a variety of sizes to give your hair lift, curl and smoothness. Small round brush creates a wavier style with more lift at the roots, while a large round brush simply delivers smooth bounce and soft definition.
This curved brush, which some also refer to as a narrow paddle brush, helps create volume, styling both short and long hair. But mostly short hair. This hairbrush makes your fresh bob haircut sleek and straight with just a subtle bend on the bottom.
L’oreal’s Kerastase smart hairbrush
As I mentioned before, Withings and Kerastase smart hairbrush can tell you everything your hair goes through. This world’s first Smart Hair Brush is a new born baby from both L’Oreal and Innovation Technology Incubator. The brush is designed with Withings advanced sensors. It is installed with L’Oréal’s patent-pending signal analysis algorithms which help to score the quality of hair and monitors the effects of different hair care routines. This 200$ (£163) Kerastase Smart hairbrush contains a microphone which listens to the sound of brushing to determine the quality of your hair.
Forceful hair brushing might cause hair damage, including breakage and split ends. Kerastase Smart hairbrush can minimize the risk. Thanks to the sensors in it that count your hair fall and give information on the quality of hair and brushing patterns.
How does it work?
An accelerometer and a gyroscope within the brush provide information on brushing patterns as well as counting brush strokes, telling you if you’re being too vigorous.
By analyzing the way a person brushes and factoring in aspects of daily life, this smart brush app provides valuable information like hair quality score, data on the effectiveness of brushing habits, personalized tips, and Kérastase product recommendations. The sensors can also determine if you’re brushing a wet or dry hair in order to adjust with the hair’s curent state.
The sensors save the data automatically through wifi or Bluetooth to a dedicated mobile app. These brush also consider the weather factors like humidity, temperature, UV and wind, which also impact hair’s manageability and quality.
The following video explains it all: