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#WaverWednesday: Using a Soft Hair Brush for 360 Waves

by Maliki Durant |

Last week, the topic of discussion were medium brushes and when to use them. This week we end the complete brush rotation series with soft hair brushes, or what the wave community calls, “softies.” If you didn’t get a chance to see our previous posts on hard brushes and medium brushes, go check those out before reading this. Most wavers agree the softy is the hair brush you’ll probably use to most in your wave journey, so let’s get right to it.


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Softies are made with 100% boar bristles and are usually much softer than medium and hard bristles. You’ll notice soft bristles come in a few different shades from grey, tan, and black.


You can use soft brushes at all levels of your progress. In the morning when you un-rag to nighttime before you rag-up. They can assist you when giving yourself a line up or tapper, and they can be use directly after a fresh cut. The true purpose of the soft brush is to lay the hairs on top of your hair into your pattern after your hard and medium brush sessions. Brushing with your soft brush all helps distribute product through your hair, which provides added shine and volume to your waves.

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Unlike hard and medium brushes, in my opinion soft brushes are technically useless in the shower. Once your hair starts to grow in thicker, soft brushes become less effective if you're not using a medium and hard brush in the same rotation.

In conclusion to our three-week discussion on brushes, you’ll learn each brush serves it’s purpose in our personal wave journey--no matter how you combine medium with other mediums,= and softies with other softies. A hard, medium, and soft-brush rotation is key to properly building and maintaining 360 waves. Next week we’ll have another member of the community sit down with us and tell us a few tips on how they stay wavy in the winter time. Until then, stay wavy and keep those brushes moving.


Kado is the founder of Elite Spins, a digital community for wavers to share product reviews, methods, and tips. Connect with him personally on Instagram and follow the Elite Spins page.