The Best Brushes for Thick Hair
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If you’ve ever had a Princess Diaries moment and witnessed your thick mane break a brush, we’re here to assuage your fears and help you avoid said hairy situation. In the gallery ahead, we break down the best brushes for thick hair and frizzy hair types including the round, paddle, and oval brushes for detangling, styling, blowing out, and more.
GHD Paddle Brush: $35
GHD’s paddle brush is best for longer lengths that are thick. Use it to detangle wet or dry hair without causing frizz or kinks.
Olivia Garden Eco Ceramic Firm Bristle Thermal Collection: $30-$45
The firm bristles on this brush are ideal for thick, coarse hair that requires more tension while styling. The best part is that it’s made of Nylgard™ bristles which are heat resistant up to 550°F. Comes in four different sizes.
Mason Pearson Detangle Hair Brush: $110
Despite its hefty price, the Mason Pearson Brush remains a kit favorite, and if your texture’s on the thicker side, this one is designed especially for you. The detangler features six ringlets of Nylon brushes, and comes with a bristle cleaner.
R+Co Round Brush 5: $95
If you didn’t know R+Co made brushes, you should. The Round Brush 5 styles everything from shorter lengths to long and even curly, unruly textures. Made of natural boar bristles, the brush begets a perfect blowout.
Ibiza Hair G17 Brush: $62
The extra-long narrow barrel on Ibiza’s G17 brush allows for easier movement, ideal for creating texture, waves, or smoothness on frizzy or coarse hair types.
Harry Josh Pro Tools Premium Oval Brush: $50
Mane Master Harry Josh works with the best of the best, and translated his knowledge of hair types into his Oval Brush. Great for detangling all hair types, this wooden paddle brush can detangle without creating knots or style thick strands easily thanks to the brush’s flared bristle pattern.
Fromm 1907 Copper Thermal Brush: $18
The copper core barrel on Fromm’s round brush dries hair 30% faster while its bristles deliver a super firm grip on thick locks for adding oomph.