Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Did you know there is one style of brush that can help detangle hair, create shine and smooth hair ready for the perfect hairstyle? Yep thats right one brush can do all of this.... so what is it? It's a smoothing brush made up of natural boar bristles or with a mix of nylon fibres to stimulate the scalp for a natural healthy shine.
This style of brush is a must have for brushing out freshly tonged hair to a glamorous wave, creating a sleek ponytail, smoothing hair sections for an up style creation or to detangle hair extensions. You can also use this style of brush to gently backcomb the hair to create extra added volume to your hairstyle or by spraying hairspray directly onto the brush to eliminate frizz and to reduce fly-away fluffy hairs.
The smoothing brush is a must have hair tool for creating any hairstyle with a smooth, frizz free healthy shine and here are our top eight finds online.
The Luxury Mason Pearson Boar Bristle and Nylon Brush
The Mason Pearson brush is the holy grail of hair brushes and is more than likely in every professional hairstylists kit. It contains mixed bristles or boar and nylon that gently massage and stimulate the scalp adjusting automatically to the contour of the scalp without irritation. This process lifts the natural sebum oil onto the hair to revive dry hair providing a healthy shine.
The hair becomes much softer and silkier as the hair glides through the boar bristle and nylon and has no sharp edges so the hair doesn't snags or pulls while detangling. The Mason Pearson brush effectively controls the hair for brushing into a ponytail, brushing out curls or for gently backcombing the hair for extra volume.
The KEVIN.MURPHY Smoothing Brush
Provides a smooth finish to all hair types without damaging the hair while supporting the hair and scalps health. The smoothing brush designed by Australian hairstylist Kevin Murphy is made from naturally sustainable bamboo so its lightweight to eliminate hand and wrist fatigue from brushing hair and blowdrying hair smooth and frizz free.
The Natalie Anne Brushing Out Brush
The queen of hairstyling on Instagram Natalie Anne is well known for her power ponytails and immaculate wavy hairstyles and this brush is what she uses to create smoothness to her polished hairstyle inspiration.
The Shhh Silk Natural Boar Bristle Brush
Shhh Silk is better known for their silk pillowcases for protecting your hair while you sleep but they are taking hair health to the next level with their boar bristle hair brush. The nylon bristles massage your scalp and stimulates blood circulation. Encouraging your hair to produce important natural oils and boosts hair growth for less breakage and healthier locks. The Boar hair bristles distribute these oils evenly down the length of each strand while removing excess. No more oily at the top and dry at the bottom.
The Briogeo Boar Bristle Hair Brush
Briogeo’s Vegan Boar Bristle Brush is suitable for all hair types and gently detangles straight, wavy, curly or coiled hair for a smooth healthy-looking finish. This Vegan and Cruelty-Free lightweight brush is engineered to perfection featuring soft ballpoint tips to gently massage scalp, multi-layered bristles to detangle every strand.
The Denman Natural Bristle Single Nylon Quill Medium Grooming Brush Is a great grooming brush for everyday use for all hair types. It is suitable for use on hair extensions for grooming into beautiful waves to reduce tangles and smooth for added shine.
The Tangle Teezer Brush
is perfect for those who's hair tangles into knots easily and can be used to detangle wet or dry hair. The wide teeth design minimises breakage to the hair as it flexes and glides through the hair without pulling and tugging. The small brush design allows you to detangles with minimum fuss, breakage and damage, leaving hair smooth, soft and shiny on the go.
The Christophe Robin Boar Bristle Detangling Hairbrush
Regular brushing is necessary for stimulating blood circulation, which generates hair growth, oxygenates the scalp and eliminates impurities. Brushing from root to tip distributes natural oils, protecting the hair fibre against harmful external factors, while brushing just a few times daily will strengthen the hair, make it supple and add shine.