Hair Coach: Smart Hairbrush Can Tell Your Hair's Health Status

By Christie Abagon , Jan 08, 2017 05:08 PM EST

The world's first-ever smart hair brush is here.  Hair care company, Kerastase, along with electronics company Withings, announced Hair Coach at this week's CES.

Caring for your crowning glory can be tricky, especially if you don't have proper tools.  Hair treatment can be costly and time consuming.   But the new smart brush, Hair Coach, aims to solve all these problems. 

The Smart Hair Brush Has Tiny Sensors That Could Tell More About Your Hair Than Experts

The product, which will be released later this year, has hundreds of tiny sensors, that can tell more about your hair than your dermatologist or hairstylist can, Regal Tribune reported.  It can tell you the health status of your hair and can also recommend treatments.  Most hair products recommended are from Kerastase, but reports say you can also use your favorite ones. 

Capital Berg reported that Hair Coach also comes with a pedometer that records the numbers of strokes per each session.  It then analyzes shifts in the user's brushing pattern and tells them about their progress.  The app pulls data on environmental factors like as humidity and helps users find the best products to keep their hair safe throughout a bad day.

Hair Coach Has Features That Can Detangle Hair Painlessly

Now, with the design, the smart hair brush has a white paddle and ergonomic handle which is slightly flattened.  The Hair Coach's bristles are made of nylon, plastic, and natural boar bristles - a combination which helps distribute the hair's oil while brushing.  This ensures that users can detangle painlessly. 

Hair Coach will run for six months off two AA batteries housed in the handle.  Although the product is marketed for women, it can work for anyone with long hair.  It goes on sale this fall for about $200.

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