Best Brushes To Detangle Your Natural Curly + Kinky Hair

Crying, squirming, and trying to run away from the comb is an experience all too real for most people growing up with natural curly and coily hair. Detangling natural hair has traditionally been a pain for many because we weren’t encouraged to embrace our hair texture, much less how to take care of it properly. But now it’s 2019, we have YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and enough natural hair tutorials to last a lifetime- and that’s JUST how we like it! If you were never taught the proper tools to use to detangle natural hair, here are a few that will make wash day a breeze!


(Pro Tip: As opposed to straight hair, one of the most popular ways to detangle curly + coily natural hair is to detangle while hair is wet and has product-like conditioner in it! This allows for hair to detangle without as much pulling, with less snags and less breakage!)


  1. Wide Tooth Comb/ Wide Tooth Shower Comb

If you’ve been using any ol’ comb lying around you’ve been doing it all wrong. Wide tooth combs are the BEST COMBS to use when detangling curly and coily hair. They are useful because the space between its teeth are big enough to detangle natural hair and allow your curls to clump in a natural way. In fact, wide tooth shower combs in particular are great because it’s made to use while your hair is wet and has products like conditioner in it. It comes with a curved handle that’s less likely to slip out of your hands, and it can easily be hung up on a shower rod too!

(Wide Tooth Shower Comb -$5.98 )


  1. Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

This brush is great at detangling natural hair PLUS it’s design is cool AF. It has widely spaced “flexi-bristles” . Each row can be separated and moved apart which allows it to glide easily through even the tightest curl patterns without having to be as rough. It also has a wide handle with curves to place your fingers for a sturdy grip while using the brush.

(Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush- $14.00)

 

  1. Tangle Teaser

This tiny palm shaped brush can do a lot for textured hair! It has flexible bristles that bend along with your hair as it detangles. It also has rows of long bristles and short bristles to ensure your hair is fully detangled regardless of your hair type or hair length!


(Tangle Teaser- $12.94)


  1. ArtNaturals Detangling Hair Brush Set

These brushes look like the Tangle teaser and have the same flexible bristles but with a handle if you’d prefer to hold it this way.

(ArtNaturals Detangling Hair Brush Set-$11.35)


  1. Curly Hair Solutions Flexy Brush

This brush is great for curly and kinky hair textures because it not only has flexible bristles, but it was built to help people who have curly hair and dentangle in the shower with conditioner. Since it’s larger, this wide brush can even be used for wigs too!

(Curly Hair Solutions Flexy Brush- $19)


For More info on how to care for natural curly + kinky hair, check out our Pinterest!

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