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Round hairbrushes are an ideal choice for people with fine hair. The round brush helps tame frizz and delivers the desired amount of bounce to the hair. Round brushes are often used for creating volume, texture and body in hair and is ideal for blow-drying. The benefits of using a round brush are especially obvious for men who have curly hair or want to define their curls. Additionally, a round hairbrush enables hair-stylists to have some tension control while working with a blow-dryer and are among the most popular hairstyling tools used in salons.
While the benefits offered by round brushes are many, one common problem that every user faces while using these brushes is the copious amount of hair that gets stuck in these. I carry my round hairbrush in my handbag all the time, only to notice strands of hair sticking out from my bag, courtesy my round hairbrush. It is equally embarrassing to use these hair laden hairbrushes in public washrooms. I wanted to get rid of this issue while still being able to use my round hairbrush everywhere.
I thought of a design that I think might work. It involves incorporating the principle behind a lint roller into a standard round hairbrush to obtain double the benefit. It would look like a multiple sheet lint roller with bristles on top. The top side of the sheet will not be sticky as in the case of lint roller, the sheet is only meant to be used as a support for hair to rest on. Once enough hair has accumulated into the hair brush one could simply tear off the used sheet which easily allows all the hair strands to be removed along with it at one go. A new sheet is exposed underneath, ready for accumulating next round of hair strands. One could simply keep re-using the brush by tearing off used sheets to get rid of hair sticking out of your every day brush.
It could especially be of great use in salons during covid and post-covid as lots of people have great concern regarding hygiene in salons. Hairstylists could simply tear off a sheet from these improved round brushes after using them for a customer, providing a clean slate for the next one, without having to go through the trouble of thoroughly cleaning the brushes each time they use it for a different customer.
The re-use can be limited to the number of sheets incorporated in the hairbrush.
> However, once all the sheets have been used, one could continue using it as a regular hairbrush.
An appropriate material for the sheet needs to be figured out which does not create friction during combing, does not accumulate static charge and does not absorb moisture from hair while at the same time easily holds the loose hair strands on its surface.
> An alternative to this problem could be having magnetic bristles that stick to the core, are easy to remove, clean and re-attach. This alternative could be applied to a large variety of brushes and is not restricted to round hairbrushes alone. This could be a separate idea on its own.
Attaching sheets wrapped around a replaceable cylinder
Michaela DOct 28, 2021
I like this idea! To tackle the re-usability concern: The sheets can be wrapped around a cylinder that is removable and replaceable. So, when the sheets of one cylinder finish you can replace it with a new cylinder. The cylinder and the sheets could have an appropriate design with little holes that would perfectly match the location of the brittles.
Also, to remove the cylinder there can be two types of mechanisms:
A sliding mechanism (but this may be tricky with the brittles).
A “click-and-open” mechanism that would make the cylinder open in the middle and therefore it would be easier to remove.