A hairbrush is a small
brushwith rigid bristles used in hair carefor brushing, styling, and detangling human hair, or for brushing a domestic animal's fur. The earliest US patent for a modern hairbrush was by Hugh Rock in 1854 (US patent|D645|US Design Patent #D645).A brush with elastic wire teeth along with natural bristles was patented by Samuel Firey in 1870 as US patent|106,680.
A brush is typically used on longer hair, while a
combis normally used on shorter hair, but can be still used for short hair. A flat brush is normally used for detangling neat and tidy hair, after a sleep; 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, but not all work, they are usually used on untidy unkept hair. A hairbrush is also useful in removing loose hairs, and in increasing circulation to the scalp.
The brushing of a domestic
animal's furis often perceived as a mark of affectionand/or a bonding experience, which can have a soothing effect, e.g. making a cat purr. Special brushes are made for cats and dogs. For an equine's tougher hair, a curry-combis used.
These four different brushes are used for different types of hair:
*Flat Brush- used to straighten tidy and neat hair and gives 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 the hair
* Comb- usually used by men, but it can be useful for anyone with short hair.
Sources and external links
* [http://www.myfullerbrush.com/hairbrush-cleaner.htm Hairbrush Cleaner Tool]
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hairbrush — (n.) 1590s, from HAIR (Cf. hair) + BRUSH (Cf. brush) (n.1) … Etymology dictionary
hairbrush — ► NOUN ▪ a brush for smoothing one s hair … English terms dictionary
hairbrush — [her′brush΄] n. a brush for grooming the hair … English World dictionary
hairbrush — UK [ˈheə(r)ˌbrʌʃ] / US [ˈherˌbrʌʃ] noun [countable] Word forms hairbrush : singular hairbrush plural hairbrushes a brush for arranging hair and making it tidy … English dictionary
hairbrush — [[t]he͟ə(r)brʌʃ[/t]] hairbrushes N COUNT A hairbrush is a brush that you use to brush your hair … English dictionary
hairbrush — /ˈhɛəbrʌʃ/ (say hairbrush) noun a brush for grooming the hair … Australian English dictionary
hairbrush — noun Date: 1599 a brush for the hair … New Collegiate Dictionary
hairbrush — /hair brush /, n. a brush for smoothing and styling the hair. [1590 1600; HAIR + BRUSH1] * * * … Universalium
hairbrush — noun A brush used in hair care for brushing, tidying, and detangling hair … Wiktionary