The Ultimate Guide to Hair Brushes

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Brushes

Brushing your hair can seem like a chore, especially if it feels like you don’t have the right tools. Finding the right brush though can make all the difference. Whether you have curly, static-y, limp, or thick hair - there's guaranteed to be a brush that can give you the benefits you want.

So, here's everything you need to know about choosing the right hair brush for you.



Best Detangling hair Brushes

Conair Wide Tooth Comb / Vidal Sassoon Wide Tooth Comb / Goldwell Elum Rake Come Without Handle

Wet hair is especially fragile to breakage regardless of type (curly, wavy, or straight). To combat this use a wide tooth comb brush to get out knots and snags when you first come out of the shower.



Best Hairbrushes for Curly Hair

Bass Brushes Large Oval Wood Bristles Hair Brush / Earth Therapeutics Regular Nylon Bristle Bamboo Hair Brush / Ouidad Doulbe Detangler Comb

Although it isn’t wholly necessary, if you do choose to brush curly hair go for one with wooden bristles. These bristles are good for fragile hair and won’t separate curls or generate static. You can also try a comb with two sets of wide-spaced teeth to get through your lovely ringlets post shower.



Best Hair Brushes for Straight Hair

John Frieda Paddle Brush / Conair Brush Gel Grips Soft Gel Handle Paddle Brush / Sephora Collection Paddle Brush

Long, straight hair will respond best to a paddle brush. The larger surface area will help you brush through longer hair more efficiently, plus it will help to detangle multiple knots at once. The rubber cushion to help you minimize damage from pulling.



best hair brushes for layered hair

Ecotools Quick Volume Styler Hair Brush / Goody Jewel Shine Round Brush / Marilyn The Teasing Brush

Use a thin brush if you have layers so you can lift and shape each section individually. This can be a great tool for anyone with straight or flat hair looking to add volume to their layers.



Best Hair brushes for a blow out

Goody Quikstyle Half Round Brush / Dry Bar Half Pint Small Round Brush / Goody Ouchless Ceramic Round Brush / Ecotools Styler Smoother Hair Brush

To get your most voluminous, soft blowout go for a round brush with compact bristles. Many round brushes are vented in the center, which can really help speed up the blow drying process.



best hair brushes to fight static

Conair Brush Tourmaline Ceramic Porcupine Cushion Brush / Denman Large Grooming Brush Natural Boar Bristles / Sonia Kashuk Small Hair Brush

If you are someone who constantly battles with static, then you’ll need to pick up a wood or metal brush with rubber bristles. Avoid plastic brush as this easily conducts electricity - causing more static.



best brushes for teased hair

Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Brush / Goody Mosaic Natural Edge Control Brush / Conair Styling Essentials Teasing Hair Brush

If you’re looking to get some serious height then you’ll want to pick up a brush with nylon bristles at varying lengths. The varying lengths will help to create some serious friction and volume to your look.


Which brushes suit your hair type best? Want to try any of these out? Tell us in the comments below!

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