Which kitty brush do you use and why?
I use a Zoom Groom on my 3 shorthaired cats, because it removes shedding hair really well, and they love
being brushed with it. They come running when I get it out, and push each other out of the way to get brushed with it.
Sometimes I'll follow up with a soft-bristled brush or chamois cloth, to polish their coats - chamois works great on Sylvestra's super-short fur. If you get a chamois, be sure it's real leather chamois & not a towel, and with no added chemicals or soaps (better to get it from the pet store or cat show than the auto supply store).
For DH's Oreo, who for some reason doesn't like any grooming tools, I use a grooming glove (a glove that has little nubs all over the palm to brush out loose hairs).
---What is the best type of brush to use for short haired cats?Zoom Groom Are plastic bristle brushes bad for the cats skin?
Not sure...I've read that some people think that they cause hair breakage, though.
For the longhair question, TCS has a great longhaired cat grooming adviser
who has Persians, perhaps you could drop her a pm?