How to brush curly hair for defined, untangled tresses

Knowing how to brush curly hair will make all the difference!

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair using a wide tooth comb to gently brush through it



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We’ll admit it: navigating the ins and outs of curly hair care can be overwhelming at times. From deciphering the best products to use, to learning how to style your spirals, curly hair comes with its own set of cue cards.

These steps help make my curls look more defined and less frizzy – Chloe

With that in mind, ATH has created a tutorial starting with the foundation for defined, frizz-free waves: how to brush curly hair.

So, if you’re still in the dark about how best to detangle your mane, come take a look at our tips, tricks and techniques you need for the best curls of your life – promise!

How to brush curly hair: A guide


Start with damp hair.

To begin with, you want to start with damp hair. 

Tip: Use a microfibre towel or cotton T-shirt to remove any excess moisture, as this will also help tame frizz-prone curls.

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair using a towel to dry them


Next, spritz your mane with a moisturising spray as a base to help detangle and prep your hair for additional products.

Spray the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist from root to tip to helping to smooth and condition your tresses, as well as give them the moisture boost they need!

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair using the Tresemme botanique hydrating mist


Now your strands are all prepped, you’re almost ready to begin brushing.

To make the whole process that much easier, divide your hair into manageable sections to suit your hair length and thickness.

Hair hack: Use your fingers to initially separate your curls as a way of pre-detangling. This will make the next step a little smoother…

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair sectioning off

Begin brushing.

Okay, let’s start brushing!

Take a wide-tooth comb, focusing on 1 section at a time, and gently detangle your hair from the tips to the roots.

Tip: If you hit any difficult to brush knots, be extra careful not to break the hair. Try applying more of the TRESemmé Hydrating Mist to provide extra slip if necessary.

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair using a wide tooth comb to gently brush through it


And now you’re all done! Finish off by styling your hair as desired and go show off those curls.

woman with shoulder-length brown-blonde curly hair looking down and smiling with a light blue backdrop

Chloe’s Hair CV

What’s your hair type?

It’s naturally quite curly and tends to just do its own thing!

What are your go-to hair products?

A good leave-in conditioner and hair oils really help define my waves.

Do you have any daily hair struggles?

I would say styling my curly hair can be difficult especially in a rush, and dealing with frizz!

Tell us one piece of hair advice you would give to someone with hair like you…

Really look after you hair, take the time to do masks and treatments as they make all the difference.


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