The 5 best hair brushes money can buy
A golden oldie
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 03 2023
Nothing beats a classic — much like a tube of Revlon ‘Cherries In The Snow’ lipstick provokes memories of our mother and grandmothers’ beauty routines — so too does the humble hairbrush.
A simple and effective tool in taming thick and frizzy hair, the hairbrush is the unsung hero of a solid haircare routine. Heck, Marcia Brady’s silky strands wouldn’t be half as impressive if they hadn’t received a carefully counted 100 strokes of a hairbrush a day.
And while you might think that a hairbrush is best suited to straight hair types, even curly hair can benefit from a brushing (just make sure your hair’s wet).
Regardless of your hair type, we’ve hunted down the front runners in the hairbrush category — it’s smooth sailing ahead…
Denman Large Classic Styling Brush
The Denman brush curling technique has become a viral hack for defined curls. While we’re sure there’s a trick to getting the twist just right, there’s a reason the technique has been named after this classic styling brush. The anti-static rubber base is fitted with nine rows of nylon pins that carefully comb through the hair, detangling and defining strands.
$35.85 at Adore Beauty
Tangle Teezer Original Panther Black
A handbag essential, the tangle teezer is small but mighty and easily tackles dry or wet tangled and knotted hair. The two-tiered teeth simultaneously smooth strands and massage the scalp to promote overall hair and scalp health.
$28.05 at Adore Beauty
Mason Pearson Small Extra Brush Pure Bristle Black
Mason Pearson is the Bentley of brushes. The illustrious 130 year old history of the handmade brush spans generations; Mick Jagger famously took a Mason Pearson brush to Jerry Hall’s abundant waves of blonde hair in the bowels of Studio 54. Best suited to fine hair, the Mason Pearson smooths and softens strands, without accentuating damage and split ends.
$390 at Hair House
The Wet Brush Pro Paddle Detangler
If you have thick, full hair then you’ll know how beneficial a paddle brush can be before heat styling. Yes, this wide-set winner can be used on wet or dry hair, but we especially love the fact that we never lose volume after a brushing sesh, and the paddle doubles as a hair mask applicator in the shower.
$25.95 at Adore Beauty
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.