We may think of hairbrushes as utilitarian tools for grooming – but it hasn’t always been that way. Once upon a time, comb, hairbrush and mirror sets were treasured luxuries that were often given as gifts to new brides, or as romantic anniversary gifts from husbands to wives. Even today, a popular baby gift is ‘Baby’s First Brush’ in pink, blue or gender-neutral yellow with silky soft bristles. And why not? Even the Bible refers to hair as a woman’s crowning glory. It’s only to be expected that grooming tools for proper care of hair would be important.
These days, many of us simply pick up a hairbrush at the corner drug store or department store without paying much attention to quality, design and materials. This, say hair care professional, is one of the worst things that you can do for your hair. The brush that you use every day has more to do with how your hair looks and feels than the expensive shampoos and conditioners that people pay for without blinking.