10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019

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10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019


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What Is A Hair Brush?

This article will look at the 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019, the various types of hair brushes, how to clean your hair brush, and the benefits of brushing. A hair brush is simply a styling tool for your hair. You can use it at home or in a salon by a professional stylist.

According to Wikipedia: ‘A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid or soft bristles used in hair care for smoothing, styling, and detangling human hair, or for grooming an animal’s fur. It can also be used for styling with a curling iron or blowdryer.’ It was first introduced 1854 and patented and then in 1870, they came up with another type of hair brush.

How Does Brushing Help Your Hair?

Brushing your hair has a few benefits. Growing up, I just to read about brushing your hair 100 strokes before going to bed and this would produce Rapunzel-type hair! I sure was a believer and I tried! In any event, fast-forward to maturity, I did not get the Rapunzel tresses but I found that brushing does have some good things to doing it.

Benefits of brushing your hair:

  • It helps to distribute your body’s natural sebum throughout your hair and this helps to keep your hair shiny and soft.
  • Helps to remove tangles – as long as you use the correct brush and the right time.
  • Helps to remove grime and dust from your hair – especially if you cover your brush with an old nylon stocking and then brush your hair – you would be surprised how much grime your hair can collect during your day-to-day living.
  • Gives your scalp a healthy massage which helps to stimulate your hair follicles, bring blood to them and helps to promote growth.

Types Of Hair Brushes

There are various types of hair brushes that you can choose from – here is a list of a few, though it is not exhaustive:

  • round brush – usually used to blow-dry your hair, adding volume and movement. it might have a ceramic or metal base to heat up quickly.
  • vent brush – vents allow more air flow between the bristles
  • cushion brush – the more popular brand is Denman. The cushion helps to reduce hair breakage during detangling.
  • paddle brush – a brush with a broad base to help more exposure while blow drying your hair with flexible teeth.
  • detangler brush – widely spaced, flexible, nylon teeth to help make detangling easier.

The more common materials used to make the various brush handles are:

  • ebony
  • rosewood
  • beech
  • ABS plastic
  • polyacetal.

Common materials used to make the bristles are:

  • boar bristle
  • horsehair
  • nylon
  • stainless steel
  • goat hair

As you see, the possibilities for hair brushes are very interesting. Of course, each brush will serve a different function so be attentive in your choice. Read on to see my list of 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019.

How To Care For Your Hair Brush?

Just like your hair, you should also care for the tools you use in your hair. My habit is to wash my combs and brushes each time I wash my hair…and I wash my hair at least twice a week – so at no time are my hair tools ‘really’ dirty.

Let’s remember, what good is it if your hair is clean and then you comb or brush it with dirty tools? The buildup (which is also on your tools), the grime, and the body oils – not to mention the residue from styling products, will get passed through your freshly cleansed hair IF you do not clean your hair tools regularly.

So here is a great way to ensure that your brush, as well as other hair tools that can be washed, stays clean:

  • Remove the hair from your brush using a comb – it can be a wide-tooth or a close-tooth comb (depending on the size and type of the brush).
  • Cleanse with either shampoo, body gel, or a simple mix of vinegar and baking soda in warm water.
  • Rinse well – especially if your brush has a wooden base, you have to remember that too much water can contribute to mold and you need to make sure that it dries completely. Maybe let it sit in the sun for a spell as well.
  • Lay the brush on a towel, bristles facing down and allow to dry.

When To Use A Hair Brush?

As strange as it may sound, there are times to use a hair brush! Not in the sense of an actual ‘time’ as in ‘at 07:00 am in the morning’, but rather as to the time that you are combing, styling, or working on your hair.

You can use a hair brush:

  • On dry hair
  • On wet hair
  • As a styling tool while blow-drying
  • As a massage tool

Of course, care should be taken when choosing a brush to perform any of the above-mentioned activities because it will differ. Care should also be taken when brushing your hair, even after having the right brush for the job. A great way to use a brush is to bend at the waist so that your blood will flow towards your head and bring nutrients to the scalp.

Also, remember that using a moisturizer or detangling product while your hair is wet, will also make for a tangle-free session.

Well, after all that being said, let’s now take a look at the 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 that you can choose from to make your hair look just as fabulous!

10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019

Hair Brushes For Wet Hair

1/Wet Brush Pro Blowout Hair Brush

Wet Brush Pro Blowout Hair Brush, Fire Red

This brand, Wet Brush, has a lot of positive feedback as a hair brush.  It certainly wasn’t difficult to add it  to the 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 list. The main features of this hair brush:

  • Its bristles are heat-resistant and can withstand heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It has over-sized ceramic poly tops which help to release negative ions to help make your hair shiny and dry quickly.
  • The poly tips help to massage the scalp.
  • Is easy on the writs because of its ergonomic design.
  • Their style flex bristles are sturdy and will last long with regular use.
  • Great design to glide through your hair – whether it is wet or dry.
  • Helps to remove knots and snags.
  • Reduces hair breakage.

I think this hair brush desires a try, especially judging from the popular feedback that I have seen while doing this article.
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2/Wet Brush 1 Count Pro Select Paddle Brush

The Wet Brush 1 Count Pro Select Condition Edition Paddle Brush Stone Cold Steel

This brush is also made by the Wet Brush brand and seems to be another ‘hot’ seller. The main features of this brush for use on wet hair:

  • It is a great detangler and makes combing/brushing on wet hair easy.
  • It can be used on wet or dry hair as well as hair extensions or wigs.
  • It is created just for wet hair and detangles easily for any hair texture. The trademark bristles – IntelliFlex – which seems to make tangles disappear.

There is no pulling or tugging at your hair which can result in breakage.
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Hair Brushes For Dry Hair

3/Beauty by Earth Boar Bristle Hair Brush 

boar bristle hair brush

Growing up, my mother always used a boar bristle hair brush on my hair. It is as close as natural for a brush that you can get. The main features of this hair brush:

  • Helps to distribute natural hair sebum throughout your hair, making hair look shiny.
  • Easy to detangle your hair.
  • Has a combination of boar bristles and nylon pins which is gentle on the hair especially the way that the brush is designed.
  • Helps to stimulate the scalp.
  • It is eco-friendly being made from bamboo.
  • Helps to reduce frizz.

One thing about this brush, apart from its popularity, is the fact that it is so eco-friendly. Bamboo has a faster re-growth cycle and better yield than traditional wood and has no effect on the environment. This brush is great for children, men, and women.
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4/June Care Boar Bristle Round Hair Brush Set – 1 Nano Thermal Ceramic & Ionic Round Barrel Hair Brush and 1 Boar Bristle Paddle Hair Brush

Boar Bristle Round Hair Brush Set - 1 Nano Thermal Ceramic & Ionic Round Barrel Hair Brush and 1 Boar Bristle Paddle Hair Brush, Best for Styling, Straightening, Detangling Wet, Dry, Thick, Thin HairThis hair brush set is a good combination – you can use it for styling or simple hair care. The main features of the round barrel brush:

  • It has a large vented ceramic barrel
  • It holds the heat longer
  • It allows air to flow easily while styling your hair
  • Helps to distribute the heat to efficiently and quickly dry your hair

The features of the paddle brush:

  • Helps to give your hair lift and volume
  • Helps to distribute your hair’s sebum from root to ends to make hair shinier
  • Helps in detangling
  • Gives a good massage therapy
  • Made with synthetic plastic balled pins which are gentler on the hair
  • Ergonomically designed with anti-slip handle

Both brushes can be used on any type of hair.
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Hair Brushes For Detangling Hair

5/Crave Naturals Detangling Brush

Detangling Brush - Glide Thru Detangler Hair Comb or Brush - No More Tangle - Adults & Kids - Pink (Pink)

One tip that I will give to anyone working with their hair care is this – always comb through your hair before washing! If you were sporting a style that makes the comb through uncomfortable (too many tangles), then take your wide-tooth comb and comb through while it is completely wet, and then use your detangling brush of choice.

This detangler seems to be the rave of the day for a lot of users, more than 5000 have given mostly positive feedback! Let’s take a look at the features:

  • It has firm bristles that do not lose their shape
  • unique cone-shaped plastic bristles help to separate the hair sideways versus downward and makes detangling easy
  • easy to use and children friendly
  • massages your scalp to increase blood circulation and hair growth
  • smooths the hair cuticles and makes hair shiny
  • can be used for all hair textures
  • can be used on wet and dry hair

This brand also offers a ‘no questions asked money back guarantee’ which means the company stands behind its brand with confidence that the brush will do its job. I love this aspect of some of the brushes listed here in this 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 review.
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6/The Wet Brush Rubberized Wet Detangle Brush

The Wet Brush Rubberized Wet Detangle Shower Brush (Assorted Color)

The Wet Brush brand has yet another winner. Based on the feedback, this brush is also a winner. It is quite understandable why it is on my list of 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019. The features of this hair brush:

  • soft rubber tips for a smooth comb through
  • can be used on wet and dry hair
  • great for detangling your hair

I would also check this brush out for my toolbox.
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7/ArtNaturals Detangling Hair Brush

ArtNaturals Detangling Hair Brush, Pink and Black, Glide the Detangler through Tangled Hair, Best Brush/Comb for Women, Girls, Men and Boys, Use in Wet and Dry Hair, Top Detangling Brush, 2 Piece

Arts Natural is a very popular brand especially when it comes to hair products. The fact that it has a hair brush, you can also rest assured that the same quality-driven group has made yet another great product. The features of this hair brush:

  • it has an ergonomic design
  • the handle is curved which helps to make it easy on the wrist, and fits easily in your palm
  • it has cone-shaped bristles which work in a sideways motion with detangling
  • easy to use
  • great for children and makes it easy to detangle and no more tears!
  • meets Arts Natural’s 100% natural standards

The brush is made of high-quality plastic and is paraben-free.
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8/Beauty by Earth Detangling Brush

detangling wooden hair brushes

This hair brush is made by a brand called Beauty by Earth – interesting name indeed. Let’s take a look at the main features of this hair brush:

  • easy to use
  • easily removes tangles
  • can be used on wet or dry hair – man, woman or child- can also be used for blow-drying
  • has a natural wooden paddle with flexible natural boar’s bristles that are great for scalp massaging

This brush also comes with a full refund policy – no questions asked. This speaks a lot of the brand’s confidence in their product. I don’t think you can go wrong just taking this brush for a trial run! It is easily a candidate to be on the 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 list.
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Hair Brushes For Blow-Drying Hair

9/Ineffable Care Boar Bristle Hair Brush Set

boar bristle hair brushes on a wooden surfaceBoar’s bristle has been a very popularly used ‘fiber’ to make hair brushes over the years. It comes as no surprise that it is a good accessory to have in your hair care arsenal. Let’s look at this hair brush’s features:

  • made with boar’s bristles which are great for scalp stimulation, taking your sebum from your scalp to the tips of your hair
  • also has nylon bristles added to help detangle thick hair while the boar’s bristle does the ‘combing through’
  • the brush is vented to make blow drying quicker and reduce the amount of heat being directed at your hair
  • has a curved and over-sized head which helps to allow the best contact with your scalp for massaging

Another good thing about this brush is that it comes with a 90-day guarantee and can be used on all genders.
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10/Osensia Soft Paddle Brush Infused with Ionic Minerals 

Soft Paddle Brush Infused with Ionic Minerals – Antistatic Flat Detangler Brush for Hair Styling, Blow Drying, Straightening – Gentle, Nylon Bristles, Easy Comfort Grip Flat by Osensia - made in Korea

On a whole, paddle brushes are great to help with blow-drying your hair. It is easier to allow the heat to pass between you and your hair. Osenia goes a step further – here are the features of their hair brush:

  • heat-resistant
  • anti-static nylon bristles with round ball tips to massage the scalp as you brush
  • ergonomic, soft grip handle
  • ionic minerals fused in each bristle to help your hair shine
  • great detangling tool
  • lightweight and easy to use
  • has a unique section tip to help with precision styling

This product is also backed by the manufacturer’s 100% money guarantee – no questions asked. I think you have nothing to lose in trying this one!
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My Final Thoughts On 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019

Well,  having read this far, I hope this 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 list will help you decide which brush you might like to give a try depending on:

  • your budget
  • your hair texture
  • your hair care regimen
  • your styling choice – whether it is in the comfort of your home or the chair of your favorite stylist

Whatever your decision, just remember that with all things, you have to be patient and maybe give it a try a couple of times before you ‘throw the proverbial towel in’!

And just to make for some more interesting reading, I did a review on the brushes made by HotHeads – you can read more about my review HERE. I have been using these brushes for a while and I highly recommend them. They are so wonderful that I created a review just for them on their own.

Here’s hoping that this 10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019 review was a source of valuable information that you could use for your hair health!
Much success.

{This article has been updated Jan 2019}

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12 thoughts on “10 Best Professional Hair Brushes 2019

  1. Sue Dixon

    I had no idea there were so many styles of hair brushes. A good brush makes a big difference though and this article proved that and more. It also taught me I have to wash my brushes more often. I also wash my hair twice a week, making that a perfect time to also wash my brush and combs. I believe it’s time for me to choose a new brush as well.

    Thanks Michelle. This was an incredibly helpful article.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Sue,
      Thanks for visiting. Thanks for your kind words. Yes, doing the research for this article also made me aware of all the various types of brushes available. Yes, it is so important to clean our hair tools on a regular basis, not just our hair. I am happy that this article provided value for you. Good luck on your brush search.

  2. ariel

    Hello Michelle, For years the whole idea of brushes has really confounded me. I have that natural curly type of hair that just does not want a brush in it. And i just wondered what you suggested for that?
    And great idea about washing brushes so often. In peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Ariel,
      Thanks for visiting. Ah, the blessings of hair – curly, straight, whatever! The key to a good brush for curly hair is one whose bristles are not too close and best wide. This way it won’t snag at your curls. It really is a case of trial and error. If I had to choose, I would go with the brush by Wet Brush It can also be used on dry and wet hair. I hope this helps.

  3. Brittaney Verkuyl

    I need to take a closer look a the brush I use on my hair on a daily basis. And take a closer look at my brushing regimen as a whole. Thank you for some direction Michelle!

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Brittaney,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we need to pay attention to our hair tools and our regimen or technique as well. There are so many things we just ‘do’ without thinking! Good luck.

  4. Annie Collyer

    Hi Michelle,
    As a person with coarse curly hair, detangling is definitely a challenge for me. I have taken to wrapping my wet hair in a towel to squeeze instead of doing the old rub-a-dub-dub, finally after many many years of gently working the tangles out without ripping my hair out by the roots. I think the Beauty by Earth Detangling Brush is one for me to try out. I like the money back guarantee. I agree, it speaks volumes about the company’s confidence in its product.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Thanks for visiting, Annie. Yes, information is key or knowledge as they say. I have somewhat curly hair in certain areas and I need to be careful and more importantly, patient when it comes to detangling. I have used and still use my trusty Denman detangling brush. However, there are so many options today than there were when I was ‘growing-up’…the time when my mother would be ‘tugging through my curls’ and I would be ‘crying like a baby’! 🙂
      SO, I totally ‘get it’! Good luck on your purchase and I hope it works wonders for your curls!

  5. Lisa


    Wow, I am shocked that there are so many choices. I really think the Crave Naturals Detangling Brush is the route to go.The fact that is massages the scalp and increases circulation is a huge benefit. I really like the hot pink color. Do you know if it is available in different colors?


    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it is true. I, myself did not realize the variety of brushes until I decided to do this review. 🙂 Crave Naturals is a well-known brand and is quite popular, so I think this choice might be a good one. Hmm, the color choice – there are other colors but somehow this one gets the ‘rave’!

  6. Patricia Coyne

    Hello Michelle,
    This article is very helpful for anyone who unsure of what to look for in a hairbrush. I would like to introduce you to our Hotheads hair brushes if I could ask your opinion we are an indy company who have developed brushes to help prevent damage when blow drying as they are the only brushes with Captive Ends and our Gentle Touch 3D bristle pattern.I can forward you samples of our collection.Please view http://www.hotheadshairbrush.com to rad about our philosophy on Improving the Quality of your Hair and Style without Damage

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Patricia,
      Thanks for your visit and sharing your thoughts. I am glad you found value in the article. I will check out your site and your products. I will send you an email.


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