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When it comes to detangling, using a brush made just for that is important. If you don't use one, you run the risk of pulling out more hair than necessary. Remember, always start from the ends and work your way up to the roots when managing knots.

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush ($12, Sephora)

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Featuring a patented teeth formation that bends and flexes throughout the hair without locking into tangles, this brush provides painless detangling. Use in the shower to brush through conditioning treatments or after hair is dry for quick and easy detangling. 

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb ($26, Sephora)

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This comb features double-spaced rows of rounded teeth that eliminate difficult knots and prevent curls from springing back and retangling. The thoughtful handle allows you to withstand even the thickest hair.

BaByliss Scalp Massage Brush ($3, Sally Beauty)

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The thick bristles massage the scalp while stimulating hair follicles for healthy, shiny hair while also detangling the roots of the hair. The shape and style of the brush along with the bristles help to evenly distribute styling products.

Christophe Robin Boar Bristle Detangling Hairbrush ($108, Sephora)

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Made with 100% natural boar bristles and wood, this easy detangling brush is the ultimate investment. 

Curly Hair 

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Curls require the utmost care, and these are the brushes that define rather than compromise the curl pattern.

Denman 7 Row Classic Styling Brush ($15, Sally Beauty)

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The close-set pin pattern and anti-static rubber cushion allow for maximum grip and control for smoothing and shaping. Cover your curls in conditioner and use this brush for the most amazing curl porn you've ever seen.

Wet Brush Blackout Original ($9, Sally Beauty)

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Once referred to as the "Denman dupe," the Wet brush is in the specially formulated IntelliFlex bristles with SofTips. It eliminates all tugging, tearing, pulling, and ripping. 

GHD Paddle Brush ($35, Sephora)

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This bestselling, gentle paddle brush is for those who like clumpier curls. They perfectly merge for a defined look. 


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Harder bristles are necessary for those sleek ponytails and flawless blowouts. These are the non-destructive brushes you need for styles that require a little more force.

Verb Blow Dry Brush ($16, Sephora)

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This lightweight brush uses an open vent to detangle and smooth hair while speeding up drying time.

Harry Josh Premium Oval Brush ($50, Dermstore)

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This salon-quality brush blends nylon and natural boar hair bristles for a smooth and shiny look. Plus, the mix of quality bristles boost manageability and prevent breakage. 

ion Blowout Vent Brush ($11, Sally Beauty)

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This brush is perfectly vented to accelerate dry time. This brush silkens and smooths hair while eliminating frizz and controlling fly-aways.

Brush Strokes Oval Boar Bristle Cushion Paddle Brush ($7, Sally Beauty)

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This is your go-to if you need your ponytail to be LAID. Featuring a wooden body, the 100% boar bristles leave hair silky soft, straight, and shiny.