For everyday grooming, choose paddle brushes. When you blow-dry, use a round brush to easily grab every strand. But watch out for round brushes with metal frames — when combined with hot air from a dryer, it can heat up way too fast and burn your tresses. Your safest bet is to stick with a wooden one.
But not all brushes are made equal, and when you factor in bristle types and hair texture, a brush could make or break your hair:
• For fine hair, brushes that exclusively house natural boar bristles are the best. They smooth and enhance shine without pulling or tugging.
• For normal to thick hair, try a boar-and-nylon combo to detangle; plus, you’ll get the added benefits of smoothing and creating a healthy sheen.
• Got really thick hair? A brush with nylon bristles is strong enough to help detangle gnarly knots.