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Curly Hair 101: The Right Brush and How to Use It

As beautiful as it is, curly hair can be tricky to manage and style. Whether you're dealing with crazy curls or tangled waves, you can slash your time in front of the mirror with a few quick and easy tricks.

As beautiful as it is, curly hair can be tricky to manage and style. Whether you're dealing with crazy curls or tangled waves, you can slash your time in front of the mirror with a few quick and easy tricks.

Ready to tackle that mane? Here's everything you need to know about finding the perfect brush for curly hair and using it to style your waves.

 

Curly Hair 101: The Right Brush and How to Use It


Smooth Things Out


Before you do anything, you need to tackle your knots. Going through your snarled hair with a brush can cause serious damage. Before you pick up that brush, grab a wide-tooth comb. We adore the Evo Roy Wide-Tooth Detangling Comb.


Avoid Hair Stress


To prevent breakage, it's important to avoid pulling your hair. If you comb from root to tip, you're going to put a lot of stress on your hair, which can cause a ton of split ends.

Instead of yanking through your hair, grab a small section and slowly work your way up. Hold onto the section as you comb it so that you aren’t creating any stress. When you're working on the bottom half of your hair, you shouldn’t feel any pulling at the scalp.

PRO TIP: If you can’t detangle your hair without puling on it, use a detangling spray. Try O&M Know Knott Conditioning Detangler, and you'll never want to live without it again.


Comb Wet, Brush Dry


If your hair is hard to detangle, take your wide-tooth comb into the shower. Coat your wet hair in conditioner, and then slowly comb through. The conditioner will give your hair enough support to prevent breakage when combing. Although a brush is too rough for wet hair, it's great for styling dry hair.

 

Curly Hair 101: The Right Brush and How to Use It

 

Invest in Quality


If you love your hair, treat it with kindness. Forget about cheap plastic brushes and treat yourself to a high-quality brush. A blend of natural and nylon bristles is a perfect pick for curly hair. Look to classics such as the cult favourite Mason Pearson Bristle/Nylon Popular Brush.


Keep It Clean


Once you find the perfect brush, keep it clean. People underestimate the importance of washing their hair tools. Cleaning your brush weekly will keep it fresh. A dirty brush deposits product residue and dust onto your hair every time you use it, which makes styling more difficult.


Avoid Static and Frizz


Want to know the easiest way to keep your hair sleek and gorgeous? Just rub a few drops of Moroccanoil Original Oil Treatment into your locks before brushing, and you'll be glowing in no time!

 

Curly Hair 101: The Right Brush and How to Use It