Whether you’ve got a bob or cascading hair that you refuse to cut, tangles are likely when your hair is wet — but there’s no need to be subjected to snags, breakage, and scalp irritation from brushing wet hair. The best hair brushes for wet hair gently detangle without sacrificing your hair in the process.
While dry hair is surprisingly strong, wet strands are far more fragile. Brushing with the wrong brush, towel drying too roughly, or using a fine-tooth comb can all lead to breakage. That's why brushing your hair when wet used to be a universal industry no-no, but that rule was changed oncebrushes designed for wet hair were created — there are even vented kinds you can blow dry your hair with and ones that actually help dry your hair faster by absorbing moisture.
Sure, you still have to take care when running the tool through your fragile strands, but thanks to specially-designed bristles that won’t tear or snag, removing knots is easier than ever. For extra protection, spritz a little leave-in conditioner or detangling spray on your hair first.