The benefits of a detangling brush

All Things Hair | 26 July 2016

Your fast-track ticket to tangle-free tresses.

Have you ever thought about investing in a detangling brush? Then you might want to read on…

We’ve all been there: you go to brush your hair, only to find that your brush becomes stuck among a mess of knots and tangles – and you’re not quite sure whether to stop, or just keep brushing and risk causing some major damage. And while this is thankfully not a frequent occurrence for all of us, if you have thick, long, or curly hair, it can be a daily chore. But there’s good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, there are plenty of treatments, tactics, and tools out there that will help you maintain sleek, smooth, and tangle-free locks – one of them being a detangling brush!

Keep reading below to see why we think a detangling brush is worth the investment.

Why you should invest in a detangling brush


Woman brushing her hair with a brush
Regular brush or detangling brush – which do you use?

What exactly is a detangling brush?

 A detangling brush is a brush that has been specifically designed for hair that gets tangled or knotted easily. This can be common if you have long or very thick hair. Because although all brushes can, to a certain extent, be used to remove knots and tangles, a detangling brush will allow you to do this without tugging or pulling the hair, and therefore minimising the damage.

How does it work?

Although there are lots of detangling brushes on the market, they tend to work in roughly the same way and can usually be used on either wet or dry hair. Simply divide your hair into sections and gently pull the brush through your hair – easy peasy!

Brown haired woman with brown curly locks
Tangle-free tresses!

So, what are the benefits of a detangling brush?

There are a whole host of benefits to using a dedicated detangling brush. Below are just some of them!

  1. Pain-free – Detangling brushes are carefully designed to ensure that they glide through the hair, making detangling a smooth, pain-free process. Let’s face it, no one likes to have their hair tugged and pulled!

2. Quick and easy – Designed with the sole purpose of removing knots and tangles, a detangling brush is good at its job, making the entire process quick and easy.

3. Versatile – Detangling brushes are available for all different hair lengths and textures, making detangling quick and easy for everyone. These brushes are also gentle enough to be used on either wet or dry hair.

4. Gentle on the hair – Reducing the amount of pressure applied to both the hair and the scalp, a detangling brush can help to reduce damage, hair loss and split ends. And because a detangling brush is so much more efficient when it comes to eradicating knots and tangles, you’ll find that fewer strokes are needed, which again lowers the risk of damaging your precious strands.

5. Great for hair extensions and wigs – Detangling brushes are also ideal for keeping your hair extensions or even wigs in great condition!