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14 Detangling Brushes and Combs That Work Wonders For Every Hair Type

Having a good detangling brush or comb in your routine can work wonders for your hair. Detangling brushes are slightly different than traditional brushes because the bristles are designed specifically to glide through tangled strands and separate them without causing stress on your scalp or breakage. This makes it especially great to have handy if you have extremely thick hair that knots up easily. 

If that’s not enough to convince you that you need one, it can also cut brushing time in half due to the efficiency and design. As a bonus, they’re not difficult to use, either. You can select an option that works on both wet and dry hair, keeping in mind that wet hair can be a little more fragile. If you do opt for one you can use in the shower (or on wet hair), make sure you’re careful and do your hair in sections. To get a complete list of the best detangling brushes and combs, I enlisted the help of master hairstylist Samantha Harman. Read on below for Harman’s favorite detanglers plus a few we recommend for every hair type.

“This brushes through wet and dry hair with ease and is great for any hair type. The brushes are also wig and extension friendly!” —Harman

“This brush has custom bristles for gentle detangling of wet and dry hair. The brush comes in fine-medium as well as medium-thick so you are able to customize it to your hair type. You’re also able to remove the cushion of the brush for easy cleaning.” —Harman

Tangle Teezer brushes are the OG detanglers and this option is great for fine hair prone to breakage. The two-tiered teeth are super soft, won’t tug the hair, and even help gently massage the scalp for better product absorption.

Designed for curly and coily hair types, this mini comb from Pattern gets the job done. The wide-tooth prongs works well both on dry and wet hair. It’s *the* comb to have for tighter curl types. 

Denman’s Gentle Styler is a great option for those with curls because it provides definition, detangling, and shape to them. It can also be used while blow drying to help shape the hair and give you the fluffy supermodel hair of your dreams.

I know what you’re thinking—this looks more like a weapon than a detangling brush but the almost perfect five-star rating speaks for itself. Folks with even the thickest, curliest hair love this detangler for its flexible paddle and ionic bristle that gently glide through the hair. They eliminate tangles in record time.

Made with boar-like bristles and detangling bristles, this styling brush is great for longer, wavy hair types. It smooths, styles, and even provides a gentle scalp massage while you’re using it.

The large size of this comb makes it great for thicker hair. The wide tooth design makes it flexible and allows it to easily glide through thick, knotted hair. It’s specially cut to help improve blood circulation on the scalp and helps spread your hair’s natural oils from the scalp through your lengths.

The Crown’s Brush No. 002 is made with beechwood pins which help smooth out hair and detangle strands easier without pulling or causing damage. Additionally, it helps prevents static for smoother, frizz-free hair.

This is another combo brush that utilizes both boar bristles and detangling bristles to detangle strands with less damage. It can be used on wet hair, dry hair, or even wigs and extensions.

Wet Brush collaborated with Sephora to make the detangling brush of our dreams. It’s made with HeatFlex bristles and an open-vented design to faster moisture release to dry your hair in record time. It works wonders for all hair types and is safe to use with a blow dryer, too.

This curved styling brush is unique in the way that it bends and flexes with your strands to help remove knots without causing excess breakage. It even helps you cut down on blow drying time due to its vented, contoured design.

I’m obsessed with the foldable design of this detangling brush. It’s so convenient and perfect to take with you when traveling. I’ll be buying one to keep in my purse, too, to be honest.

This set comes with a detangling hair brush, wide-tooth comb, and compact comb. That means there’s an option for every hair type and it’s totally budget-friendly. You can also adjust the distance between the bristles on the bracket of the detangling brush to adjust it to your specific hair type and length.

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