Hair & Beauty

The Very Best Hair Brushes To Shop In 2021 For Every Hair Type

By Olivia Di Iorio
1st Sep 2021

woman with wavy hair

Looking for the perfect brush to tame those tresses? We've rounded up the best of the best for all your hair styling needs and for every hair type. Because yep, turns out not all brushes are created equal. 

Here are the best hair brushes to shop in 2021.

Thick Hair

Large Paddle Bass Brush

Price: $29.95

The Large Paddle Bass Brush is perfect for those with thick hair and who prioritise reducing their environmental impact as much as possible. The large brush is 25cm x 8.5cm, incredible for brushing out large amounts of hair no matter wet or dry. Plus, what makes this brush unique is how it’s made out of bamboo and natural rubber. 

Silk Oil Of Morocco Argan Infused Paddle Brush

Price: $39.90

For healthy hydrating looking thick hair, you’ve got to glide this brush through your locks. The Silk Oil Of Morocco Argan Infused Paddle Brush’s bristles are, you guessed it, infused with cold-pressed certified organic argan oil. This will leave your hair incredibly smooth and shiny, and its large surface area makes it ideal for styling large sections.

The Ultimate Finishing Brush By Tangle Teezer

Price: $29.95

When you can’t be bothered washing your hair, The Ultimate Finishing Brush By Tangle Teezer is your point of call. To be used on dry hair, the bristles are super strong allowing them to make their way through long thick hair easily. It’s the perfect brush for everyday. 

Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush

Price: $50

This pro paddle brush features extended bristles for easy detangling of thick hair. It can be used for both blow-drying and styling, plus it massages and stimulates the scalp during the process. It’s ideal for smoothing hair, so if you’ve got thick hair and are after a straight hair look, definitely use the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush.

Fine Hair

Boar Bristle Teasing Brush By Shhh Silk

Price: $29

For those with thin and fine hair, the Shhh Silk Boar Bristle Teasing Brush will make your hair look super shiny and healthy. The boar bristles help distribute your natural oils evenly and transforms flat, fine and limp hair into big, bold, full-bodied styles. It’s super thin and the end of the brush can be used to section off your hair to ensure every last bit of your hair is voluptuously teased. 

Silk Oil Of Morocco 6 In 1 Professional Volumising and Teasing Brush

Price: $49.90

To add a whole lot of volume to those thin locks, there’s no better thing to turn to than Silk Oil of Morocco's 6 in 1 Professional Volumising and Teasing Brush. The two-sided design gives this brush a multipurpose feature, allowing you to volumise, style, section, tease, detangle and smooth hair. It will prevent your hair from collapsing, promising big hair days all day every day.

Drybar Flat Mate Boar Bristle Brush

Price: $130

If you’re after a good ol’ hair revival this brush is the one for you. Drybar’s Flat Mate Boar Bristle Brush is the right combination of boar and nylon bristles to gently distribute your hair’s natural oils while also massaging the scalp and stimulating hair follicles. It’s a bit on the expenny side, but totally worth it.

Boar Bristle Teasing Brush By Shhh Silk

Price: $11.95

If you’ve got fine hair and are constantly on-the-go, Olivia Garden’s Style-Up Folding Teasing Brush Combo Boar & Ionic Bristle is for you. The way it can easily fold up and be thrown into your bag makes it ideal for travel and work. It’s the most ideal brush for when you need that extra bit of zhuzh in your hair, and the 100% boar bristle ensures volume and shine. 

Curly Hair 

Denman’s Classic Styling Brush

Price: $31.35

Recommended by a ton of hairstylists, Denman’s Classic Styling Brush is the best for styling those curls. The strong nylon bristles can be used to both style and detangle thick and thin hair. The brush offers maximum grip so you can easily control it during styling. It’s definitely a must-have for anyone with curly hair. 

Eleven Styling Brush In A Box

Price: $32.95

This brush is best suited for long, thick, curly hair. The bristles are a mix of boar and nylon giving you the freedom to use it for everyday brushing or blow-drying. It’s a pretty large hairbrush which is great for gliding through large amounts of hair too.

Afro Pick Set Of Three

Price: $77.34

These Afro Picks are made for curly and textured hair, whether that be used for touch-ups, detangling or boosting volume. The metal Ancestors Pick has smooth tips for comfort and a steady grip. The Tribe Pick is made of salon-grade, anti-static plastic. The Engraved Pick is made of salon-grade sandalwood and has thicker, wider teeth for detangling and smoothing, and hot tip, rubbing hair oil on before is the perfect concoction.

Evo Roy Wide Tooth Detangling Comb

Price: $18

This comb was made for curly and very curly hair types. With its wooden, anti-static, and wide teeth, this comb gives you an easy glide throughout the hair. It can be used to distribute product and ease away tangles and knots without any stress or tugging. 

Blow Drying

Drybar’s Round Ceramic Brush

Price: $61

If you want to look like you’ve just stepped out of the salon with a fresh blow-dry then this is the brush for you. Drybar’s Round Ceramic Brush is perfect for any hair length with three different barrel sizes to choose from, allowing you to create loose curls, or straighten and volumise. When blow-drying the ceramic barrel heats up to create a long-lasting blow-dry.

Olivia Garden Ceramic & Ion Round Thermal Brush

Price from $14.95

The Olivia Garden brushes come in a heap of different barrel sizes to ensure you’re getting the blow-dried look you want. Their ceramic heats up fast and retains heat for longer when blowdrying, plus the ion technology hydrates hair cuticles, adds shine and eliminates any sort of frizziness and potential flyaways. 

Morroconoil Ionic Ceramic Thermal

Price: $37

This is one durable brush, ready to give you a fantastic freshly blow-dried look. The bristles on Morroconnoil’s Ionic Ceramic Thermal brush conditions the hair, smoothes hair cuticles and repels water, not wasting any of your time waiting for your luscious locks to dry. Because really, ain’t nobody got time for that!

GHD Paddle Brush

Price: $44

The GHD paddle brush is a necessity if you’ve got thick hair and want a perfect blow-dry. When you step out of the shower glide this through your hair to detangle. After, use it to blow dry your hair too thanks to the air hole allowing a nice airflow.

Detangling

The Original By Tangle Teezer

Price: $23.95

The iconic Tangle Teezer is one of the most popular detangling brushes. It’s high quality and compact, featuring two tiers of bristles to ensure your locks are detangled and hair cuticles smoothened. You can also use The Original on both wet and dry hair.

Bass Brushes Detangler Brush

Price: $12.95

If you’re an eco-warrior then this brush is for you. The Bass Brushes Detangler Brush is made from plant starch, including corn and cassava. The bristles are super flexible, making it perfect for detangling. Plus, it’s gentle and glides through most hair types. 

The Body Shop’s Detangling Comb

Price: $9

The Body Shop’s wide tooth comb will effortlessly detangle both wet and dry hair no matter what the hair type. It’s also the perfect tool for gliding any sort of product you want through the hair. We suggest giving their sweet-smelling moisturising hair masks a go too.

Coco And Eve’s Tangle Tamer

Price: $14.90

This detangling brush is fit for all hair types—wavy, curly, kinky, straight. The two-tiered bristle technology gently detangles hair, preventing any sort of breakage or damage. It also fits in the palm of your hand, so if you’re travelling anytime soon it’ll be the perfect addition to your holiday washbag.

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Image credit: Aleksandra Polâkova

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