Which Hairbrush is Best for Your Hair Type?

Confused about which tool is best for your tresses? Brush it off! Our list of best brushes will have you styling and profiling in no time.


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Short Hair

Preen your pixie cut with the Marilyn Thermal Kiss Brush. This small-barrel brush creates volume for even the shortest styles. $20, marilynbrush.com

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African American Hair

Whether your hair has a natural curl or just needs shaping help, the D3 Medium 7 Row Styling Brush from Denman provides maximum grip and control while you style thanks to its anti-static rubber pad. $13, denmanbrushus.com

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Long Hair

While long hair is often touted as the easiest to style, keeping lengthy locks looking their best can be an ordeal. The Classic Wet Brush painlessly detangles long hair without breakage, and its long bristles allow for more elasticity when brushing through from root to tip. In other words: It makes managing your main a whole lot easier. $9, thewetbrush.com

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Curly Hair

The Angelo David Medium Paddle Brush brings out the best in your curly-q’s thanks to a combination of nylon bristles that separate and control, and natural boar bristles that smooth and condition. $55, angelodavid.com

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Fine Hair

Keep those baby hairs looking their best with the Sam Villa Small Round Brush. Infused with nylon fibres, the 100-percent boar and tourmaline bristles create volume and shine. $15, samvilla.com

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Thick Hair

Though the envy of many, thick hair requires some serious upkeep. Keep your silky tresses sleek and chic with a Mason Pearson Popular Mixture brush. The crème de la crème of hairbrushes, this styling wonder is gentle on hair but removes tangles like a champ thanks to its combo of nylon and boar bristles sitting atop a rubber pad. $205, shop.nordstrom.com

1 Comment
  • DLori27
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    I've had the same Mason Pearson Hairbrush for almost 20 years and it's in just as great shape as it was the day I purchased it. It;s the best brush ever on the market. It has made my long hair shiny, healthy, no split ends or damage. It's not cheap but in the long term it's far worth it.