It feels so good to be living in a time when curly hair is finally getting the love and recognition it deserves. It took me years to fully love and embrace my curls but now I’m obsessed. In fact, I’m constantly looking for the best deep conditioner treatments, curl creams, and co-washes to keep my curls healthy and happy. But one thing that’s often overlooked when it comes to caring and styling curls is the right detangling brush.
Trust me when I say, the right comb and brush can make all the difference in the world when it comes to gently detangle, stopping breakage, alleviating split ends, controlling frizz, and boosting bounce. Here’s a look at the best combs and brushes for naturally curly hair — check them out.
The Denman Brush
There’s a reason why the Denman Brush has become so popular among curly girls. When it comes to detangling, nothing beats the classic Denman Brush. It not only helps eliminate knots but it also helps to enhance your curl’s definition. Honestly, it’s a must-have!
Denman Brush, $8, amazon.com
A Wide Tooth Comb
You can really never go wrong with a wide-tooth comb. The wider spaces between the teeth make for very gentle and stress-free detangling. It’s gentle on curls and allows you to detangle quickly — without the pain.
The Body Shop Detangling Comb, $7, amazon.com
A good paddle brush
I’m a big fan of the Drybar Super Lemon Drop Daily Detangler Brush for a number of reasons. It’s great for detangling wet curls but you can also use it for dry styling. The flexible bristles work through tangles and knots without pulling or tugging at your hair.
Drybar Super Lemon Drop Daily Detangler Brush, $20. thedrybar.com
The Tangle Teezer
I have to admit, when I first heard that the Tangle Teezer worked wonders on detangling thick and curly hair — I had my doubts. But apparently this brush, known as the holy grail of detangling brushes, has a version specifically designed for textured strands. The two tiers and memory flex bristles work to gently glide through knots leaving curls smooth and soft without the breakage.
Tangle Teezer Thick and Curly, $12, sephora.com
The Wet Brush
This brush is most used in the shower to help detangle wet and freshly washed and conditioned hair. It features intelliFlex bristles that make it easy to glide without pulling or breakage. Apparently it’s so gentle you can even use it on extensions or wigs.
Wet Brush, $8, amazon.com
Ouidad Double Detangling Comb
This comb has become especially popular in the natural hair community. Its double rows of teeth helps get through thicker hair that might be more prone to knots and tangling but without the aggressive tugging or damage. It’s a little on the pricey side but worth it especially if you have 4A curls or tighter.
Ouidad Double Detangling Comb, $26, ouidad.com