Order by 2pm AEST for Same Day Shipping

What Hairbrush to Use - A Comprehensive Guide

What Hairbrush to Use & When - A Comprehensive Guide

You must have heard that there are hairbrushes designed for specific hair types and hairstyles. Know that the right hairbrush can be a game-changer in hair care and make the styling process pleasant and easy. Using the correct brush can improve hair texture and overall hair health.

Therefore we, Sophia Hair, have created the complete hairbrush guide on their purpose and hair type.

10 Most-Used Hair Brushes: Why & When to Use Each?

1. Wide Tooth Comb:

    A wide-tooth comb is best for detangling wet hair. It is suitable for all hair types, especially wavy and curly hair.

    Wide tooth combs create less friction as a result of having less teeth, this minimizes the pulling on your hair, reducing the amount of breakage. It is also ideal to spread mousse or foam in hair.

    Gold Wide Toothed Comb


    2. Rat Tail Comb:

    A rat-tail comb is a styling comb, excellent for creating clean and precise partings or sectioning out the hair for various hairstyles like braids. The close proximity of the teeth in the comb helps you in creating tight backcombing. It is useful for all hair types.

    Gold Rat Tail Comb

    3. Teasing Brush:

    A teasing brush is perfect for adding body & volume to the hair by gently lifting up the roots. It can be used on any hair type, but remember, if the hair is thin or fragile, avoid the teasing brush.

     Teasing Brush

    4. Paddle Brush:

    If you also want a multi-purpose brush rather than owning several different brushes, then use a paddle brush.

    The paddle brush is the most versatile brush found on this list. When it comes to everyday styling and detangling this brush is second to none, and is suitable for all hair types, including thin, damaged hair.

    The paddle brush has a wide, flat base that allows smooth and controlled motion over a larger area of the head to quickly brush/style the hair in regular routines.

    The flexible ball-tip bristles allow you to remove tangles without pulling the hair or snagging the roots. Also, the ball tips improve the blood circulation in the scalp to encourage new hair growth.

    All these qualities of the paddle brush make it gentle and excellent for use on hair extensions too.

    As mentioned above, it suits all hair type and hair textures. However, choose a paddle brush with soft synthetic bristles or nylon bristles if your hair is thick.

    The ease and comfort of using the paddle brush make everyone a fan. But you can only enjoy the benefits of a paddle if it is of high quality.

    Gold Paddle Brush

    5. Boar Bristle Brush:

    A Boar bristle brush is best for fine and curly hair texture. This brush is designed to stimulate the scalp, spreading the natural oils throughout your hair without snagging the roots. They are also very suitable for styling dry hair.

     Gold Boar Bristle Brush

    6. Ceramic Round Brush:

    The purpose of using a round brush is to get a flawless blowout look. Round brushes are most suitable for medium to thick hair.

    Typically, round brushes have a ceramic base that heats up when blow dryer heat hits the brush and acts as a gentle curling iron. It reduces frizz while giving the desired volume to the hair.

    Also, round brushes come in different sizes. The smaller one (with less diameter) gives you more prominent curls. The medium round brushes will give you fewer curls, and the large ones are best for those who only want a bevel at the ends with a lot of volume.

    Boar Bristle Round Brush


    7. Detangling Brush:

      As the name suggests, the detangling brush is best for detangling hair, and they can be used on all hair types. The flexible bristles run smoothly through your hair, helping you remove the knots easily.

       Gold Detangling Brush

      8. Loop Brush

      The loop brush is designed to brush through hair extensions without getting caught in the bonds. Instead of spoked bristles, the bristles are looped, allowing them to slide smoothly over the bonds. These brushes are often recommended in the hair extension market, although we have found through experience that the loops can have trouble penetrating the hair and often flatten out, sliding over the exterior of the hair instead.

      Hair Extension Loop Brush

      1. The Denman Brush:

      The Denman brush is fantastic for detangling curly hair, but it is particularly famous for its unique styling ability on wavy/curly hair. It amplifies and provides definition to the curls and and at the same time smooths the frizz. You can also use it for distributing styling products like creams, mousse and gel in curly hair.

      Curling with the Denman brush is a little advanced, so it is best for beginners to get a little bit of practice at home before taking it out into the wild.

      1. Vented Brush:

      A vented brush is for quick blow-drying and can be used on any hair type. When roughly blow-drying, the heat passes through the vents, speeding up the drying process of wet hair while allowing the hot air reach all layers of hair.

      Gold Vented Brush



      Join the movement of motivated salon owners and subscribe to Sophia Hair. You'll receive weekly updates on our FREE content as it is released. Just type your email address into the box at the top or bottom of this page.

      If you have more/better information that could help out our community, or questions that need answers, drop a comment below or email us at support@sophiahair.com.au.


      Looking forward to hearing from you,


      Lucas Miller

      Sophia Hair Australia

      Leave a comment

      Please note, comments must be approved before they are published