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Best Hair Brushes for Curly Hair – Our Top 5 Picks

Under every woman’s bathroom sink or on top of their bureau is a collection of her go-to hair tools. From the time we start experimenting with different hairstyles, we build a group of our favorite products.

For women with curly hair, a hair brush is going to be your best friend. It will tame those curls and make sure you don’t end up a frizzy hot mess. We’ve taken the hard work out of it and put together the five best hair brushes for curly hair.

ImageTitleEditor's RankPrice
Product ImageTop TopTangle Teezer Thick Curly Hair BrushBest for Thick, Wet & Dry HairSee Price
Product ImageTop TopBESTOOL Natural Hair Detangling BrushRecommended for Natural Black HairSee Price
Product ImageTop TopDenman’s Classic Styling BrushEditor's ChoiceSee Price
Product ImageTop TopWet Brush Original Detangler BrushBest for Knots and TanglesSee Price
Product ImageTop TopKareco Tangle Buster Paddle BrushBest for All Hair TypesSee Price

Best Brushes for Curly Hair

To ensure your curly hair looks beautiful all day every day, make sure you keep at least one (or all) of these brushes on hand.

1. Tangle Teezer Thick Curly Hair Brush– Best for Thick, Wet & Dry Hair

The Tangle Teezer is also a tangle tamer: a comb made for curly hair. It will slide through your natural curls without causing frizz. Whether hair is wet or dry, the Tangle Teezer will rid your locks of knots and tangles. Unlike many other cheap hair combs, the teeth on this one are strong which means they’ll last longer, and at $10, it’s a steal.

The Tangle Teezer’s reviews communicate that it is also great for women of color with 4c hair. Use the comb when you’re just out of the shower with wet hair, after you’ve let curls air dry a bit, or with your go-to hairspray or mousse.

Also at an affordable price ($9), the BESTOOL Detangler, available in three different colors, is an optimal choice for black natural curly hair. Whether your curls are wavier, spiral-shaped or kinked, use the BESTOOL as your daily comb. For best results, it’s always a good idea to use a leave-in conditioner; this will add shine and help the Detangler glide through hair.

The makers of the BESTOOL Detangler recommend combing hair vertically when wet to “release tangles,” then going back through locks horizontally. The rubber handle promises you won’t end up with a sore hand after styling, something many of us women are all too familiar with!

For women with black natural curly hair, using the BESTOOL Detangler will cut down on combing time, so you can spend more time enjoying that cup of coffee in the morning.

3. Denman’s Classic Styling Brush– Our Top Pick

Strong stable rows of nylon pins on a rubber pad make up the Denman Classic Styling Brush. It’s an affordable $20, lightweight, and is suitable for all hair types. You can also choose from a 5 or 9 row brush.

The Denman Classic is designed with edges that you’ll want in a brush if it’s going to help you style your curly hair with a blow dryer. The edge will assist with pulling your hair taut as you run your locks under heat.

The one thing we women don’t want as we style our curly hair is more static – luckily, the Denman Classic promises anti-static nylon pins. The one thing you won’t end up as you comb your curly hair is frizz, thank goodness. In one brush you’re sure to find a detangler, frizz banisher, and a guaranteed tool for straightening and adding volume.

4. Wet Brush Original Detangler Brush– Best for Knots and Tangles

You wouldn’t normally think quality products come with small prices, but this Wet Brush Original Detangler Brush proves that theory wrong at its friendly $10 price tag. Aside from having a fun design, the brush features flexible bristles that move with locks instead of forcing their way through.

There is a lot of advice going around that you shouldn’t brush your hair when it’s wet, usually depending on what type of hair you have, but for curly-haired women, this Wet Brush is ideal.

Sometimes letting your hair air dry after washing can actually make it more difficult to comb through. But with the Wet Brush at your side, you can feel confident that combing hair when wet won’t ruin those strands.

5. Kareco Tangle Buster Paddle Brush– Best for All Hair Types

Available in three colors, the Tangle Buster has a wallet-friendly price tag. This brush also works with both wet and dry hair and features flexible bristles.

Your curly hair will love how it effectively detangles hair but doesn’t create frizz or damaged strands. The brush works for all hair types and sensitive scalps.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if the brush snags my hair?

If your hair brush continually snags your hair, you may want to consider a wide-tooth comb or invest in a brush with wider-spaced bristles.

By continually using it, you will end up pulling out hair causing hair loss and damage to the roots. A brush should slide through easily, act as a detangler, and remove dead skin cells to keep hair healthy. 

If the brush is snagging, this indicates that you do not have the best brush for your hair. You may end up causing hair damage.

How do I finger detangle natural hair?

Begin in the shower and detangle on wet hair. Separate the hair into small sections to help your fingers glide through each hair strand better. Then, work from the ends of the hair to the root.

Keep scissors handy for tough stubborn knots. Finally, take your time with it. The denser the hair, the more time it will take to detangle.

How do I clean my hairbrush?

To clean a hair brush, use a tail comb. Put the tail underneath the hair at the base of the brush and gently lift it up.

If it is a paddle brush, you can lift hair up and over the tips providing there are no safety tips. Should there be safety tips, then pull the hair up to the bottom of it, and use scissors to cut the hair out of the brush.

Use a shampoo and wash the hairbrush in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly, and allow it to air dry on a towel. Be especially gentle on a boar bristle brush. They are very delicate and you can easily damage the bristles.

For best results, as usual with any detangling brush, use it with a leave-in hair conditioner. One reviewer with natural black hair raves about its ability to cut down on knots and tangles.

The great thing about these five products is they’re all available for purchase on Amazon and all manufacturers offer a refund policy should you not be happy with your purchase.

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