When shopping for our haircare and beauty products, brushes are usually the last thing we think of getting. We'd rather get the most coveted hair straightener or a fancy new hair dryer. But choosing the right brush for your hair type is just as important as using the right shampoo or conditioner! But where do you start? Selecting the right brush for your needs is no easy task. So we've done the hard part for you and detangled the best brushes for every texture and style.
Prone to frizzy hair? We tend to go straight for our hair straightener to eliminate frizz or go overboard with fancy smoothing creams and expensive oils. But we always forget there's an easier method to eliminate frizz. If you find your hair frizzes right up after brushing a simple change can have your hair looking shiny and smooth.
Keep brushing to a minimum. If you have curly and frizzy hair the best solution is to brush your hair in the shower when your hair is wet. This way your conditioner can protect your locks whilst you detangle the knots.
Still need to smooth out your hair when it's dry? Opt for the Olivia Garden Divine Boar Styler. Gentle on the hair and scalp, this 100% boar bristle brush helps to straighten and smooth strands by evenly distributing oils from root to tip, leaving hair shiny and soft. Boar brushes have been around since the 1800s so we know it works.
Styling and maintaining curly hair can be tricky whether your natural hair type is wavy or kinky. Don't just go using any random brush from the drugstore as this can do more bad than good.
It is recommended to brush curls when they're wet to easily move through the knots. You want to make sure your wet detangler doesn't have any seams in the bristles or areas where the hair will get caught. If you're looking to style your curly hair, first import step is to decide what you're trying to achieve. As this will determine what the best size brush will be.
But if you're someone that wants a multi-use tool for your curls, then we recommend the Denman Classic Styling Brush. This coveted brush is most recommended by hair stylists around the world as it is a multipurpose tool that can be used to both detangle and style thick hair whilst keeping it frizz and static free.
Having a bad hair day every day? If you've got unruly hair you want to go for a brush that is gentle and won't break your locks. Your go to tool will be a large vent brush with ball tipped nylon pins. Ball tipped nylon pins are gentle on the scalp and will prevent pulling, tugging or breaking hair. What's even better is if it's a vented brush it can double as a blowout styling brush.
We recommend the Mermade Hair Brush, the all in one brush has soft flexible bristles that will help you avoid tugging and breaking your hair strands and can be used on both wet and dry hair.
If you have straight hair, your number one enemy is static and your best friend is the paddle brush. The paddle brush is great for detangling long and straight hair as it covers a lot of ground. The great thing is paddle brushes can come in a mixture of styles, nylon, boar or a mixture of both. The flat wide shape of paddle brushes make it a great tool for fighting frizz and smoothing hair.
We recommend the Visage Paddle Brush as it is ideal for creating sleek, straight and smooth looks on long and medium hair whilst eliminating frizz and flyaways.
Blow Drying & Curling
Do you live by blow-outs and curling? To maintain your salon blow-outs or to create your own curls at home you need the right tools. Just any old barrel brush won't do.
Ceramic and Ion technology barrel brushes is all the rave, whether you're styling wet or dry hair. Shiny hair? Tick. Soft hair? Tick. Frizz free styling? Tick. Ceramic and Ion barrel brushes retain heat for longer resulting in faster, superior and long lasting styling without all the frizz. What's even better they're available in different sizes and bristles depending on your needs.
We live by the Olivia Garden NanoThermic Barrel Brushes, not only are they designed with ceramic and ion barrels, they also have added tourmaline technology to add more shine and reduce flyaways.
There are so many different versions of brushes available to buy online it's so hard to decide where to start. Whether you're after an affordable paddle brush, an easy to use wet brush to detangle your knots or a high end barrel brush that creates salon quality blowouts, we've got an option here for you. Check out our range of quality brushes online.