When we were growing up and learning about taking care of ourselves, we were told that it was great to brush your hair with 100 strokes daily to keep our scalps healthy and our hair at its best. Now they seem to say that this is just an old wive’s tale. Well Lisa and Marcia happen to be “old” wives and we believe that it is good for our heads to brush well. Neither of us count to 100 but we know the value of a good hairbrush for styling and healthy living.
UMBERTO Beverly Hills now has a line of hair brushes that they sell exclusively at Target and Target.com. We were sent several to test and share our results with you. You’ll able to find these at Target for the low prices they cost are a boon to all of us – easy access, professional products, and a wallet friendly price.
MARCIA’S BRUSH Oval Brush: For Smooth, Full Style, and to Create Bend on the Ends
I wear my hair straight with a slight bend at the ends. In the days when I was growing up it was called a page boy. I’m showing my age by even mentioning that since I haven’t heard that term in forever. In the past I’ve gotten Keratin Straightening but it’s all grown out and I don’t have plans to do it again for a long time.
The UMBERTO Professional Series Oval brush ($12.99) is great for all hair styles but it’s highly recommended for straight hair that needs some volume. The bristles in the Oval brush are a combination of boar and nylon bristles. The Natural Boar Bristles help distribute the natural oils in your hair so that your hair is smooth and shiny. The Nylon Bristles work to gently detangle and give you control to style. As you can see, the bristles are an uneven length in order to avoid pulling or tearing.
The Oval brush is well made with smooth wood that’s easy to keep clean. It’s a gentle massaging brush unlike many boar bristle brushes. This one never hurts yet I know it’s helping with the circulation in my scalp. I like it and so does my hair!
LISA’S BRUSHES: Paddle Brush to create loose, natural, straight styles and Round Brush for smoothing, shine and lift
I have bangs and long layers, so I use both a round brush and a paddle brush every time I blow my hair dry. I use a paddle brush for my bangs and to get my hair mostly dry, then I use a round brush to curl the ends. Sometimes I wrap sections several times around a round brush and hit it with some heat to curl it under. Other times I only curl the ends round the brush one time, then I twist my hair into a rope and blow it dry for long, loose waves.
The Paddle Brush is great for detangling so it’s perfect for blowing my hair to that ‘almost dry’ stage. I really like the curved shape of the paddle, it is easier to use and more comfortable than a traditional paddle with straight edges. The nylon bristles are very comfy and don’t hurt my scalp. And the handle is awesome, making this a very lightweight brush that makes blow drying all that hair much less of a chore.
The Professional Series Round Brushes come in three different sizes and mine is the Large size. It is terrific for long, layered hair. This makes big, loose curls, or with the twisting method it makes tighter curls. It has boar bristles so it not only smooths away frizz, it also makes hair shiny. My hair doesn’t get all tangled up regardless of how many times I wrap it around, and the light wood hollow barrel help my hair dry quickly. Prices range from $8.99 – $12.99.
No need for 100 strokes with UMBERTO Professional Brushes. These wallet-friendly brushes will make you – and your hair – very happy. Pick one (or two) up at Target and you’ll be sure to have great hair days.
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