Having the right hairbrush can be a total game-changer. In fact, there are many different types of brushes available depending on your hair type, and to find the right one, start with the bristles. Some bristles, like stiff synthetic nylon bristles, are best for super thick hair types that are prone to static and frizz. Others, like a wide-tooth comb, are made to detangle wet or damp hair, especially when you’re still in the shower. Ahead, read on for two types of hairbrushes to find out which one is best for your hair type.
This ergonomic, non-slip hairbrush was made specifically with your scalp in mind. It fits into the palm of your hand and flexes around your head instead of pulling your hair down, gently releasing knots or kinks. Not only does it minimize breakage, but it’ll make your hair shinier and healthier by helping distribute oils from your scalp down to your ends. The more you use the brush, the more it flexes, making it one of the rare beauty products that gets better with time. This type of brush works well on all hair types, including curly or textured hair.
The last thing you want to do when your hair is wet is hit it with a boar-bristle hairbrush, which will stretch and possibly tear your hair’s cuticle. Specifically designed for wet hair, this Mason Pearson rake comb is great for in-shower use—especially after you apply conditioner. Great for all hair types, its wide-tooth design works wonders at detangling naturally thick, curly, or fine hair. Plus, the tortoiseshell pattern will look great sitting on your vanity next to a candle, too.