7 Best Brushes For Thick Hair To Tame Your Mane

Having thick hair can be a blessing and a curse. The main issue thick-haired humans face is, IMO, maintaining their manes. So I scouted out the best brushes for thick hair, in the hopes that your mornings can be made slightly less lengthy and potentially less painful.

Although most folks would think thick-haired people ungrateful to point out the negatives of having thick tresses — due to the fact that thick hair is stereotypically seen as "attractive" by Western society — just like any type of hair, there are two sides of the coin. As someone who has thick hair, I can certainly vouch for both the positives and negatives. Of course, sometimes it's rad having a forest-like barnet, certainly when it comes to achieving cool hairstyles and having them stay put without a ton of hairspray. However, the upkeep of thick hair can sometimes feel like a full-time job.

Most people I know wash their hair every other day, or sometimes more frequently, however I try to leave mine as long as possible. Don't get me wrong, I don't enjoy sporting dirty hair, it's just the process of washing it takes an eternity. From start to finish, my hair washing routine takes an hour. I won't bore you with the details, but if you're a thick-haired maiden like me, you probably undergo a similar routine. So in order to make caring for your hair that little bit easier, here are the best brushes for thick hair.

1. The Paddle Brush

Diane Bamboo Paddle Brush, $4.99, amazon.com

After much trial and error (and tears) I finally discovered the humble paddle brush and I've never looked back. In my experience, this baby is awesome for long, thick hair as it covers a large surface area all at once, so you're not left with arm ache.

2. The Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly Detangling Hairbrush, $15, sephora.com

After trying a Tangle Teezer for the first time recently, I'd highly recommend them to anybody. I used one after wearing my hair in victory rolls — a look that takes a heck of a lot of back combing — and I was surprised at how efficient it was at teasing the horrendous knots out of my barnet. The Tangle Teezer has a firm foothold on my beauty wish list and this particular model, specifically for thick and curly hair, has top spot.

3. The Detangling Comb

Sephora Collection Tidy: Detangling Comb, $8, sephora.com

If you're anything like me, you probably feel like you waste a ridiculous amount of time finger-combing conditioner out of your hair every time you wash it. Take the hassle out of hair washing and get yourself a wide-toothed detangling comb instead.

4. The Nylon Bristle Brush

Conair Impressions Hair Brush Nylon Bristle, $6.99, amazon.com

As a kid, I'd always spot my mom purchasing the same kind of hair brush every time she needed a new one, and now I know why. According to Byrdie, "In order to penetrate hair that’s particularly thick or difficult to work with, you’ll want to use a nylon brush. Nylon bristles function similarly to their all-natural sisters, but they’re stiffer and offer more control." So make sure to keep your peepers peeled for nylon bristles.

5. The Scalp Brush

S-HEART-S Scalp Brush Mini, $71.49, amazon.com

This scalp massaging brush is designed to be used on wet hair. With its cool design that should give you a solid grip, plus its 376 round-tipped nylon bristles, you can't really go wrong!

6. The Wet Brush

Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush, $8.98, amazon.com

Although some folks are against brushing wet hair, personally, I can't imagine trying to untangle my mangled mane after blow drying it. This Wet Brush looks like it would work a treat post-shower.

7. The Michael Mercier Brush

Michel Mercier Professional Quality Detangling Blue Hair Brush For Thick Hair, $14.90, amazon.com

Now this brush looks like it means business! Sure, it looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie but with its long handle and bristles of differing lengths, it looks like it would make fast work of even the thickest, knottiest locks.

Don't despair thick-haired gals! These brushes will hopefully make your hair care routine much less stressful and help you forget your childhood, hair brushing memories, many of which were likely filled with choking back tears.

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