We Combed Through Sephora’s Selection of Hairbrushes and Here Are the Very Best
Not detangling hair regularly can lead to breakage (especially prone-to-snarl curls), but doing so with the wrong kind of brush can do more harm than good and lead to split ends. We'll go out on a limb and assume you want to keep as much hair on your head as possible — at least until your salon reopens — so we went in search of the best brushes so that you don't (literally) tear your hair out in the meantime.
You'll notice different shapes, sizes, and bristle types — but they all help get hair as smooth and knot-free as possible, whether it's freshly washed or due for a shampoo. And even if you're not going to be using one of these hairbrushes to create tons of curls or a sleek blowout anytime soon, it's still important to keep tangles at bay for your next quick bun or inside-out ponytail.
After brushing up on the selection at Sephora, we've rounded up the best options for detangling, heat styling, and everyday upkeep right here.
Christophe Robin Boar Bristle Detangling Paddle Hairbrush
Boar bristles have a similar structure to human hair so they are gentle during brushing, and the ones found in the handmade Christophe Robin Boar Bristle Detangling Paddle Hairbrush ($85-$108) are different lengths to make sure they don't miss a spot.
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Round Brush — 45mm / 1-3/4"
The ceramic barrel on this Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Round Brush — 45mm / 1-3/4" ($84) ensures heat is equally distributed during blowouts so hair dries faster and smoother.
Sephora Collection Bounce: Round Thermal Brush
The Sephora Collection Bounce: Round Thermal Brush ($18) has a ceramic-coated barrel and tourmaline-ion-infused bristles, so hair dries faster and more evenly, and with less frizz and damage.
Drybar Pint Round Brushes
The Drybar Full Pint Medium Round Brush ($40) uses nano-ionic technology to reduce frizz while blowdrying, and it can get hair sleek or create waves.
Even though the brush is ideal for medium-length hair, there's also a Drybar Half Pint Small Round Brush ($36) that best gets to the roots of shorter styles, and a Drybar Double Pint Large Round Ceramic Brush ($42) that can add curls to long hair (and volume to shorter lengths), too.
Sephora Collection Mini Gloss: Dual Boar Bristle Brush
This Sephora Collection Mini Gloss: Dual Boar Bristle Brush ($15) has 100-percent natural boar bristles to help distribute your scalp's natural oils, but it's reinforced with nylon pins so hair is easily smoothed and detangled, too.
Christophe Robin Pre-Curved Blowdry Hairbrush 10 or 12 Rows
There are two options for this Christophe Robin Pre-Curved Blowdry Hairbrush ($97-$103) — one has 10 rows of natural boar bristles (for smaller curls or shorter hair) and the other features 12 (for longer hair or bigger curls).
Drybar Lemon Drop Brushes
The top-rated Drybar Super Lemon Drop ($20) features flexible bristles to detangle wet or dry hair, and handily tackles (yet doesn't loosen) hair extensions, too.
Or opt for the smaller version instead — the Drybar Lil' Lemon Drop Daily Detangler ($12) is perfect for travel bags and shorter styles.
Bio Ionic GrapheneMX Boar Styling Brush
The Bio Ionic GrapheneMX Boar Styling Brush ($42) also has heat-conducting graphene right in the brush, plus boar bristles (to smooth hair's natural oils throughout) and a barreled shape (to create curls and waves as desired).
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Paddle Brush
The Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Paddle Brush ($72) features handmade boar bristles that help hair stay healthy and manageable whenever you're brushing out tangles or slicking it into an updo style.