The best brushes for women with hair loss

Using the right hairbrush helps prevent breakage and damage while promoting scalp health and keeping your hair shiny and free of tangles.

What are the benefits of brushing your hair?

There are multiple benefits to brushing your hair daily.

When you brush your hair correctly, it helps distribute these natural, healthy oils from the roots of your strands to the ends, giving them a natural shine.

The mini massage to your scalp encourages blood flow and hair growth.

Massaging your scalp and brushing your hair will help distribute the topical scalp treatment serums, making your anti hair loss treatment more effective.

It is totally normal to shed 80-100 strands of hair a day, so when you brush your hair daily, you help remove loose hair.

How often should you brush your hair?

Do not overdo it. One study has found that over brushing is associated with more hair shedding. Brushing twice a day is optimal. Too vigorous brushing, even if only once a day, will cause breakage and damage your hair.

How to comb and brush wet hair?

Wet hair is more fragile than dry hair.

  • Use a very wide-tooth comb or a wet brush a few inches above the tips of your hair and gently comb down.
  • Use gentle, small comb strokes.
  • Use your fingers to loosen any knots.
  • When the ends of your hair are tangle-free, move up a few inches and comb down.
  • Repeat until you get tangle-free hair.

What are the best brushes for detangling?

Detangling brushes have flexible bristles that are dense enough to comb through all the hair but are spread out enough to avoid damage. Detangling should be done on wet hair, starting at the ends and working your way to the root.

Our choice: Denman Classic Styling Brush 7 Rows or the Tangle Teezer Detangler Hairbrush

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What are the best brushes for blow-drying?

If you have super thick or wavy hair, a paddle-shaped brush will be easier to control. Smaller brushes are the best for shorter hair and tighter curls, while larger brushes are better for longer hair. Ceramic brushes hold heat vented; vented barrels will speed up drying time. Nylon or boar bristle mixtures are more gentle and will provide shinier results.

Our choice: GHD Ceramic Radial Hair Brushes

What are the best brushes for hairstyling?

Half-round rubber base brushes with seven or nine rows of round-tipped nylon bristles are best for hairstyling. These nylon bristles are heat-resistant and anti-static, which is the best choice for smoothing hair.

Our choice: Denman Classic Styling Brush 9 Row

What are the best brushes for long hair?

If you like to blow-dry or brush your long hair, the paddle brush will help distribute your natural oils throughout your strands.

Our choice: The Wet Brush Pro Paddle Hairbrush and this Bamboo Paddle Hairbrush.

What are the best brushes for wet hair?

An excellent alternative to wide-tooth combs is vented brushes. The space between the bristles allows the hot air from the hairdryer to heat up and dry the hair quickly. Vented brushes are also great for fluffing up shorter cuts.

Our choice: the Wet Brush Speed Dry Brush and Vented Boar Bristle Hairbrush

What are the best brushes for creating volume?

Round brushes are made to enhance volume, curls, and waves. The smaller the barrel of the brush, the tighter the waves. Look for larger barrels for longer hair and bouncy, voluminous strands. To create more volume, separate hair into two sections. A thinner top layer and a thicker one below. Start by backcombing the upper section to the root of the hair. Then, brush the top section over the teased hair for a shiny, voluminous look.

Our choice: The Suprenant Nano Thermal Ceramic or this Nylon Bristle Teasing Brush

What is the best way to exfoliate the scalp?

The Tangle Teezer Scalp Exfoliator is a great way to exfoliate your scalp. Pair it with your favorite shampoo in the shower or dry hair after applying the scalp treatment. For a good scalp massage and effective exfoliation, use small circular motions or sweeping strokes starting from the front of the scalp to the nape of the neck.

If you have dandruff, look for a shampoo that contains salicylic acid to help remove dead skin cells, pyrithione zinc reduces scalp oiliness, and tea tree oil is antifungal, antibacterial, and balances out your scalp microbiome.

Our choice for women with hair loss and dandruff: MDhair's restore shampoo.

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