Choosing the right brush is one of the most important things you can do for your 'do. Dry, fragile and damaged hair types need to be extra careful when selecting a brush to not cause more frizz, friction and snapping.
Selecting one that's optimal for your hair type will give you the best results — like less breakage and more good hair days. There are a lot out there to choose from; boar bristle, paddle or plastic, hot hair brush or simple comb, we're here to help you navigate. The right brush can deliver with a simple swipe. Translation: Have the right tools on your bathroom sink, and you'll get better results in the morning — without heat or products. Have we convinced you yet? Excellent. Now, let's get started.
Picking the right brush is no easy task, so we called in reinforcements. Walking us through classic staples, new innovations, and everything in-between is red carpet hairstylist Ryan Richman. He works with Ashley Tisdale, Lorde, and Sarah Hyland — and is the man behind our beach-wave tutorial. Ahead, you'll find his expert breakdown on which brushes you need in your life, how to use the ones you already own, and so much more.