How many times have you tried to run a brush through your hair and realised, LOL, not even remotely possible, thanks to a zillion knots and tangles that seemingly manifested themselves out of nowhere? If this sounds even slightly familiar, please allow me to introduce you to detangling brushes, which manage to glide through knots without tugging, snagging, or breaking off your hair.
And to help you out, I found the best detangling brush for every hair type (from stick-straight strands to coarse curls to take-forever-to-dry waves), so you can finally make your brushing routine a painless experience.
1 Brush for Thick Hair
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, Sephora, Dhs40
All of Tangle Teezer’s brushes are amazing, but if your hair is thick, wavy, or curly, then this version here is about to be your MVP. It has a mix of strategically staggered long and short teeth (the long teeth detangle, and the short ones help smooth the hair cuticles) to make brushing out knots super easy and damage-free.
2 Brush for Fine Hair
Satin Hair 7 IONTEC Brush, Noon.com, Dhs117
Fine hair is extra prone to breakage, so you’ll want to use a detangling brush that helps fights knots before they even happen. This brush has Ion technology, meaning that it will smooth your hair down for a satin finish while getting rid of unwanted static that would cause frizz (the root of all knots).
3 Brush for Frizzy Hair
GHD Natural Bristle Radial Brush, Selfridges.com, Dhs80
Every morning, I run it through my dry hair and it instantly gets rid of the knots and tangles that happened overnight, without ripping my hair out. And its boar bristles also help distribute my natural scalp oils to my mid-lengths and ends, making my hair look smoother and shinier.
4 Brush for Dry Hair
Macadamia Natural Oil Comb, Fruugo.com, Dhs94
This wide-tooth detangling comb works on all hair types and textures (straight, wavy, coily, you name it), but it’s especially good for dry strands. The plastic teeth are infused with macadamia oil, vitamin E, and omegas that add moisture and shine to hair as you comb.
5 Brush for Curls
Ouidid Double Detangler Comb, Souq.com, Dhs300
Want to detangle your curls without damaging them or messing up their pattern? Then you need to try this kinda-brilliant comb from the curl experts at Ouidad. The double-spaced rows and rounded teeth work to gently detangle more knots with fewer passes, so your curls stay clumped, not stringy.
6 Brush for Hair that Takes Forever to Dry
Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush, Souq.com, Dhs99
If you have A LOT of hair that takes forever to dry, then you need to try this brush ASAP. Those little blue puffs are actually tiny microfiber towels that soak up excess water as you brush through your hair, so you get the effect of detangling and towel-drying in one really fast step.
7 Brush for Blow-drying
Wet Brush Epic Professional Quick Dry, Ounass.com, Dhs137
Stop wrestling with that round brush and pick up this paddle brush instead. The heat-resistant bristles easily brush through knots and tangles, and the vented back helps cut down on drying time. Just make sure you use a heat protectant spray or leave-in cream first to mitigate damage.