Hairbrushes are one of the hardest working tools in your arsenal, but more often than not, women use the wrong type for their hair. In fact, each style on the market is intended to be used with a certain, specific type of hair. For example, coarse hair loves wide-set teeth that don’t snag, while fine hair is enhanced by a boost from the dense bristles of a boar-bristle brush.
Have you been using the wrong brush all along? It’s totally possible, but an easy mistake to correct. Below, you’ll find a great selection of brushes that have been picked from the top user-rated styles, including several options for styling.
For Thick, Curly Hair
Across the board, this brush has earned five stars from users who report that it can tame even the most unruly curls. The teeth of this brush are soft, meaning you won’t rip out your hair when you encounter a tangle. In fact, it detangles with extreme ease. Also, you just can’t beat that sticker price.
Denman ‘7-Row Cushion Brush’
For Thin, Delicate Hair
For thin, delicate, or damaged hair that needs special attention, a soft boar-bristle brush does the trick. This one in particular is great for stimulating the scalp and hair follicles without increasing damage.
Acca Kappa ‘Extra Soft Natural Bristle Brush’
AED86 / SAR88
For Fine, Flat Hair
Those who have fine, flat hair consider this volumizing brush to be the holy grail. While only genetics and a team of hair stylists can give you those amplified Victoria’s Secret locks, this does a pretty good imitation in a pinch.
Cricket ‘Static Free Comfort Volumizer Brush’
AED28 / SAR29
For Normal Hair
This sturdy, well-made paddle brush is great for blow-drying, styling normal hair, and detangling wet strands. You can’t go wrong considering it’s a multi-use tool at an affordable price point.
Ghd ‘Paddle Brush’
AED128 / SAR131
For Super Short Hair
If you’ve chopped your hair to pixie length, you know just how hard it can be to style. If you want a brush that grabs every strand, making it ideal for adding texture and volume to your cropped mane, try this tiny boar-bristle brush.
Spornette ‘No.312 Deville Hair Brush’
AED54 / SAR55
For a DIY Blow-Dry
Users claim that this brush cuts even the thickest hair’s drying time in half. If you’re attempting a blow-dry at home, this top-of-the-line brush is rounded for big volume and amazing for any hair type.
Christophe Robin ‘Pre-Curved Blowdry Hairbrush’
AED345 / SAR352
This little brush is a big tease. For all of the disciples of backcombing, the dense bristles of this brush are perfect for achieving major Las Vegas-style volume.
Sephora Collection ‘Bump: Boar Teaser’
AED55 / SAR56
If you want straight, sleek hair and don’t have time to flat-iron it every morning, it’s time to try thermal styling. This amazing brush straightens your hair as you pull it through your locks.
Amika ‘Polished Perfection Straightening Brush’
AED440 / SAR449