5 Compact Hairbrush Tips and Tricks

5 Compact Hairbrush Tips and Tricks


Do you carry a compact hairbrush? If not, you should. Even if you aren’t doing anything ‘strenuous’ your hair naturally gets tangled and messy when you’re out and about. Having a travel hairbrush with you keeps your hair looking good and healthy.

If you haven’t jumped on the portable hairbrush bandwagon yet, check out our favorite tips and trips for travel hairbrushes that every woman should know.

Keep it covered

Think about everything you throw in your purse. Sometimes it feels like everything but the kitchen sink, right? Now think about the dirt and debris on those items that now sit in your purse.

If you use a travel brush without a cover, the dirt and debris end up on your brush and in your hair. That’s probably not the look you were going for. Instead, look for a portable brush that properly covers the bristles. A cover will keep the dirt out and protect the bristles from damage. What good is a hairbrush if it can’t brush your hair?

Keep one in your gym or dance bag

If you work out, dance, or play a sport, your hair is bound to be a hot mess when you’re done. Detangling your hair right away is the healthiest thing you can do for your hair. Let the tangles sit and you’ll have breakage and frizzy hair – probably not what you intended.

Take the thinking out of it and keep a travel brush in your gym bag. When you’re done working out (or participating in your sport) immediately brush your hair, even if you can’t shower right away. Get the tangles out by brushing your hair from the bottom up.

Buy a travel brush that won’t get crushed in your purse

What’s the point of buying a brush if it will only get demolished by everything you throw in your purse? You need a sturdy brush and can stand the test of time. Look for one with a cover and that is made of sturdy materials that can handle the destruction your purse likely goes through, especially if you have kids who throw anything and everything in your purse.

Keep a portable brush with an attached mirror at your desk at work

Sometimes we get so caught up in our work and we can’t break away. When you go into the bathroom and sigh at your appearance, it can be frustrating. Keep a travel brush with an attached mirror at your desk and you’ll always know what you look like.

Bonus points – brushing your hair can help relax you if you’re feeling stressed. Take a minute or two for yourself, checking yourself in the mirror and detangling your hair. You’ll feel better and be able to focus more on work after taking a minute or two for some quick self-care.

Use a portable brush often

You may not think it’s necessary to brush your hair throughout the day, especially if you have curly hair. But what happens at the end of the day? You go to wash your face and throw your hair in a pony only to realize your hair is a knotted mess.

Not only is this not attractive, but it’s also not good for your hair. It causes tangles and breakage, which then causes frizz. Using a compact hairbrush throughout the day, even if just for a few seconds, can detangle your hair and preserve its health.

Add a Cute Compact Hairbrush to your Beauty Tools

Some beauty tools need to come with you when you’re out and about. Lipstick, a mirror, and a compact hairbrush are among the essentials.

When you have a brush with you, you’ll always look put together and you’ll preserve the health of your hair. No one likes dealing with tangles or looking in the mirror in horror at what they look like. Pop a cute hairbrush into your purse and you’re more likely to take care of your hair, giving it the care it needs to look good all day long.