BEST FOR THICK HAIR: Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush Paddle brushes are what you want to look for when trying to tackle thick hair. This Wooden Paddle Brush from Aveda is the brand’s best seller for a reason. It features longer than usual bristles to aid in detangling which, in turn, reduces stress on the hair and scalp. What’s better is that it also comes in a mini version so you can pop it in your handbag and take it everywhere with you!
BEST FOR THIN HAIR: RAINCRY Condition Paddle Brush If you have thin or flat hair, you want to look for a soft boar bristle brush like this RAINCRY Condition Paddle Brush. Although she’s a little (or a lot) bougie, when it comes to our hair health it’s worth the splurge. Especially if you plan on keeping it for 10 years like your old brush, right? Boar bristles help to maintain a tangle-free mane without pulling or causing damage due to their gentler nature. Boar bristled brushes can also be used to tease the hair at the root to create more volume in flat hair.
BEST FOR DAMAGED HAIR: O&M Detangler Brush If your hair needs a little TLC, you want to use a brush that is gentle and less likely to cause breakage or any further damage. In particular, look for a brush that has flexible bristles so they bend with your hair, like this O&M Detangler Brush. It has ball-tipped bristles that are flexible and designed to detangle without any unnecessary tugging.