We were always of the belief that a hairbrush was the natural enemy of curly hair, but as it turns out, it could actually be the answer to your most perfect curls yet.
Now of course the beauty MacGyvers on TikTok were the only ones crazy enough to test this theory, but in doing so they’ve opened our eyes to a whole new way of styling curly hair.
The technique in question is relatively simple. After washing your hair and applying your leave-in products, take a section of your wet hair and run a brush through the underside of it.
And, much like the sharp edge of a pair of scissors running down a ribbon, the tension should result in the hair coiling, becoming springy, bouncy, and (most importantly) the perfect curl.
Want to see this viral curling tactic in action? Check out these TikTok tutorials:
Want to take things a step further and maximise the potential for definition? Then the Denman curling method may be right up your alley.
Utilising the same aforementioned tension technique, the Denman method goes one step further and requires you to wrap your hair around the handle of your brush like you would a curling wand.
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.