Posted on 14 June 2022
During our tests, we found this brush to be the most popular option for the general public. Not only is it designed to fit all hair lengths, but it also has excellent ergonomics that make it even more comfortable to use. While the model is unfortunately not the most pleasant when used on wet hair, our testers were particularly satisfied with its grip and its effectiveness on long, short, thin, thick and frizzy hair. Needless to say, its two-tiered pin technology has proven itself.
There are different shapes of hair brushes.
Flat brushes are ideal for thick hair and skeleton brushes for straight hair.
Round brushes are recommended for long hair.
Nylon bristles detangle less efficiently but respect your hair fiber.
Metal, wood and plastic spikes are very effective to detangle your hair.
In the end, the most important thing is to choose a quality brush to avoid damaging your hair.
It is true that, during our tests, this detangling brush did not appear to us as an obvious choice. With its classic oval shape and its little ball pimples, it looks like all the other “lambdas” on the market. Nevertheless, it was without counting on the competitiveness of its price-quality ratio. It is fair to say that the Franck Provost does not shine by its originality, but it does the job perfectly: it detangles all types of hair, whether they are dry or wet, for a lower price.
Although this brush comes with a hefty price tag, it is largely justified by the quality of the services it provides. Indeed, the GHD has a large flat base which, in addition to allowing it to detangle large sections of hair, also gives it the ability to do blow-dries worthy of the best hair salons. Unfortunately, while this last ability did not fail to seduce our testers, they were disappointed to see that the brush was only intended for people with long to medium-length hair, leaving short haircuts out.
The Moroccanoil is not a brush to be used to detangle your hair. However, thanks to its round format of 35 mm, it is quite up to the task when it comes to shaping (medium-length) hair. Indeed, during our tests, we did not only observe a pleasant grip: we were able to enjoy the benefits of ionic and ceramic properties as well, which greatly reduced the drying time. Be careful though, because while this model will help you create beautiful waves, it can also damage your hair if used on dry hair.
|Our choice, Best mid-range||Best budget||Best high-end||High-end alternative|
|Tangle Teezer||Franck Provost Wet & Dry||GHD Paddle Brush||Moroccanoil|
|Although this brush is not the most economical option available, it is a strong contender thanks to its Palm-Friendly design and two-level bristle technology.||Admittedly, this hair brush is not one of those that stand out thanks to its innovative technologies. However, its efficiency and affordability allow it to remain competitive on the market.||While this model is not the most affordable on the market, it does have a large, flat base that detangles large sections of hair and does great blow-dries, for a voluminous mane.||Despite its somewhat restrictive use, this round brush still manages prevail among the competition, thanks in part to its ability to define the hair when blow-drying.|
Wet Brush Original Detangler (£12.99 upon publication): although this model is much talked about by users, it does not keep its promises. Indeed, even if it plays its role of a detangling brush perfectly, there is still a reason to question the validity of its price-quality ratio. Far from the 45% less breakage and 56% less effort announced, it actually displays the same efficiency as cheaper models.
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How to choose your hair brush?
Brushing your hair is an everyday gesture. Meant to bring shine and softness to the hair, brushing is indeed the guarantee of a healthy mane, since it is free of brittle hair.
However, if its benefits are numerous and very little disputed, it is still necessary to choose the brush adapted to your type of hair, which is not always simple when one is confronted with the many models present on the market.
So, to help you make a thoughtful choice, we have listed a few features to consider before making your purchase:
- Use: brushes are not only intended to detangle hair. In fact, some are designed to define hair first. Whether you choose one or the other, always make sure you choose quality models, otherwise you risk damaging your hair.
- Shape: more than a criterion related to design and ergonomics, the shape of your brush has a direct impact on the way your hair is held. While round brushes take great care of long manes, thick hair can rely on large, flat, square or rectangular brushes to enhance it. Lastly, skeleton brushes are designed to treat even the straightest of hair.
- Bristles: important elements, they greatly influence the performance of the brush. Boar bristles are both soft and firm, making hair shiny without failing to detangle it. Nylon bristles have a less detangling action but are particularly respectful of the hair fiber. Lastly, metal, plastic, or wooden spikes usually get rid of the biggest knots, especially when the hair is long and tends to get greasy easily.
- Technologies: although these are often part of the marketing strategy, some of them bring a real added value to the brush. This is the case of the two-level pin technology, which is particularly effective to adapt to both long and short hair.
Translated by Aylin Akturk