We often talk about the importance of avoiding combs and brushes on curly hair. However, we also understand that not everyone wants or can do this. Combs and brushes have their place, and when used correctly can be helpful tools for maintaining and styling curls. Therefore, we’ve gathered this list of the best combs for curls. We’ve also thrown in a few brushes for good measure. Make sure you let us know if you try any of these combs or brushes, and what you think.
The Best Combs For Curls
This brush is a curly girl favorite when it comes to effectively and safely detangling curls. It’s best used when curls are wet, and you should make sure to create a lot of slip with conditioner before beginning to tackle tangles. The bristles are fine, yet still stiff enough to manage tough knots. It works best on fine to medium textured strands.
For our curly girls with 3a to 4c curls, this brush is for you. It has a flexible bridge, meaning you can really manipulate it to tackle hard to reach or deal with knots. It works to slowly and carefully un-knot even the most tangled curls while keeping breakage to a minimum.
If you’re looking for a brush that will provide a smoother, more polished look to your strands, grab yourself a boar bristle brush. This style of brush has been popular for a long time, and it’s because it works. The short, stiff boar bristles move natural oils down throughout your hair shaft, redistributing them and keeping curls smooth. This also helps minimize frizz, and increases shine. This style works best for medium to fine strands, as the bristles may not be strong enough to contend with thicker curls.
If you’re lost most curly girls, you’ve probably snapped a comb or two. Therefore, you’ll want to pick up one of these rugged wide-toothed combs. These work great on wet curls to help detangle, or to distribute product throughout your strands. The flexible plastic means your strands are less likely to destroy this comb. RIP thin, plastic combs.
No matter what type of curls you have, odds are you’ll benefit from adding one of these babies to your curl care toolbox. A pick is useful for a lot of things, from detangling to styling, but they’re especially great for creating volume. To create lift at the scalp, flip your strands over, insert the pick closer to your scalp, and gently lift.