Are You Using The Wrong Hairbrush?

Hint: It could be the main reason your hair isn’t growing.


The one hair tool the majority of us use once if not multiple times a day, but don’t give nearly the correct amount of credit (or blame) to: The hairbrush. Be honest, when was the last time you actually thought about your hairbrush? It’s no secret that choosing the right brush plays an integral role in how any given hairstyle will turn out, but the tool doesn’t seem to really fit in the conversation when talking about keeping our hair shiny, healthy and growing.

Finding the right hairbrush for your hair type may sound like the most unnecessary task ever, but it could be the gamechanger you’re looking for to start retaining more length. While there are many to choose from on the market, there are only a few that are targeted towards everyday detangling purposes. That steers us far away from styling tools such as round brushes and teasing brushes and narrows our search down to a few recommendations to get you in the right direction.

Coarse Straight/Wavy Hair: The Tangle Teezer Smoothing Tool

Although described on the Tangle Teezer website as a blow-drying hairbrush, this tool is the ultimate smoothing detangler for coarse straight hair types. Because the stiff bristles are so far set from each other, it mimics the benefits of using a wide tooth comb with the added efficiency of a paddle brush-like design. We recommend angling the brush diagonally to your hair, so the built-in tension of the bristles can slide through any and all knots with ease leaving you with smooth and shiny locks.

Fine Straight/Wavy Hair: The Tangle Teezer Fine & Fragile

Have you already noticed the absence of your beloved paddle brush or boar bristle brush on this list? That’s because there are many more advanced options out there, that offer specific placement and design of the bristles ensuring less wear and tear of the texture of the hair strand and more focus on detangling. The two-tiered soft-flex teeth of this particular brush ensure that it glides from root to tip without snapping off any of those precious fine hair strands.

Coarse Curly/Kinky Hair: Wet Brush Shower Flex

Curly hair tends to demand being brushed when wet or damp, which is not the case for straight hair. Having said that, whether your hair is curly or not it is always in a more delicate state when wet, so the very best option is often thought to be a wide tooth comb to detangle your curls. However, combing your thick curly hair can be extremely time consuming and difficult to do effectively, so our suggestion is to try out the ever-so-flexible Wet Brush Shower Flex.

Fine Curly/Kinky Hair: Curly Hair Solutions Flexy Brush

When detangling curly hair, the key characteristic of the hairbrush should in fact be ultimate flexibility to avoid breakage. The Flexy Brush offers super soft bristles to protect your fine strands from excess manipulation, while helping to add definition to your curls in the process.

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