6 Hairbrushes You Should Own for Amazing Hair Every Day
The right hairbrush can make all the difference. You wouldn’t apply lipstick with a blusher brush, well the same goes for hairbrushes—you need a small and perfectly formed collection to cover all of your hair’s needs. (Yep, hair is needy.) We spoke to Ken O’Rourke, Charles Worthington’s new hair ambassador—who works with everyone from Kristen Stewart and Emilia Clarke to Rita Ora and Karlie Kloss—and he revealed the hairbrush wardrobe you need. Keep scrolling for the six hairbrushes every woman should own and why.
For: smoothing hair. You can use this brush to get tension into hair when you’re blow-drying for a smoother finish.
For: a more polished, bouncy blow-dry (although this takes some practice to perfect at home).
Try not to use synthetic bristles, as you will get static; a natural bristle brush will result in a smoother, more polished finish effect. The brushes with holes in them help the hair dry quicker; these tend to be synthetic but the airflow means there is less chance of over-drying the hair, which leads to frizz.
For: gently smoothing and teasing out knots without breaking the hair.
For: back-combing and sectioning. Use this when you want to add some height to your crown or want to back-comb hair as a sturdy base for hair accessories. The metal pin-like handle can be used for creating neat partings or for sectioning the hair when creating updos.
For: detangling and back-combing. Okay, so the tangle teezer is the number-one knot beater, but a wide-tooth comb is good too. This type of comb will also give you a looser type of back-combing that’s more flyaway and disheveled (read: romantic) than the fine-tooth comb above.
Breezelike No Static Wavy Handle Green Sandalwood Wide Tooth Comb (£13)
For: smoothing and loosening curls. Not only does this brush prevent poodle curls, it will also revive a blow-dry the day after. Simply tip your head upside down and brush. You can use a finishing brush like this to smooth out back-combing as well. Look for natural bristles or a natural-synthetic mix.