Best detangling brushes and combs for knotted, brittle hair

With all the masks, oils, and TLC we bestow upon our locks, you’d think they’ll do us a solid and acquiesce to our numerous whims and wants. That is, to hold the styles we’ve (painstakingly) crafted; appear healthy despite all the chemical processing we’ve inflicted upon our tresses; and to be a smooth, sleek waterfall every time we run our fingers through it. Are we asking too much? Perhaps, though the latter is not impossible to achieve with the help of the latest detangling brushes. Designed to tackle knots, snarls, and clumps with ease, these babies are the first step in getting the full, shiny mane of dreams. Shop our curation of the best of the lot, below.

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Boar Bristle Detangling Hairbrush
This brush is handmade with 100 percent natural boar bristles and wood; natural boar bristles have a similar structure to human hair and contain the same keratin compound. The bristles are all different lengths to easily grab every hair when brushing, while also ensuring no damage and a very gentle brushing.
Detangler Hair Brush
Developed and patented more than 100 years ago, Mason Pearson's hair brush is the ultimate grooming tool. The patented pneumatic cushion conforms to the contours of the scalp, which optimizes brushing with minimal effort. Nylon cleaning brush is included. This pure-nylon bristle is specifically for brushing before and after shampooing for all hair types. Also well suited for all-round use for dense or coarse hair. Great for working out knots and tangles after shampooing.
Detangling Spa Brush
Detangling Spa Brush with flexible nylon bristles. The flexibility of the bristles ensure pain-free detangling while the soft ballpoint tips massage the scalp to stimulate the blood circulation. Perfect for all hair types, wigs and hair with extensions.
Vented Paddle Brush
Philip Kingsley’s Vented Paddle Brush has anti-static properties, a soft cushion to ensure gentle pressure and rounded pins, widely spaced to grip without tangling and give gentle scalp care. This large brush is great for detangling thick, long hair.
Wooden Paddle Brush
A professional brush designed for treating scalp & detangling hair. It utilises extended bristles that stimulate & massage the scalp.
Detanging Brush
Painlessly detangle all hair types and textures with this must-have brush. Great to use on wet or dry hair, it smooths strands and preps for your blowout without causing any damage. The easy-to-grip handle allows for easy, comfortable styling and movement.
HD Detangling Hair Brush
Featuring FLEXI-SOFT bristles with a three-tiered construction, the brush separates and smooths hair whilst gently stimulating the scalp. Its contoured, ergonomically designed handle fits perfectly in the palm of your hand for faster and easier brushing.
Fine & Fragile Wet Detangler
This hairbrush is ideal for those with colour treated or fine and fragile hair. Thinning hair is a condition that can be caused for a myriad of reasons at any time of life. This brush, with two-tiered soft-flex teeth, smoothly detangles with no pulling or tugging of the hair and can be used to detangle wet and dry hair.
Olive Wood Handbag Size Anti Static Hair Brush
Crafted from premium quality olive wood, characterised by its rich distinctive grain and ethically sourced from Mediterranean olive trees that have reached the end of their fruitful life, the ergonomic brush features a pneumatic rubber cushion to prevent snagging and pulling.
Dream Smooth Professional Paddle Hair Brush
Ideal for detangling and styling wet hair without weakening or causing breakage, the brush boasts a blend of flared, non-damaging nylon and natural boar bristles that capture and grip locks gently for tighter and safer tension.
Go Green Detangler
With all the incredible hair-smoothing qualities of the classic, this brush has one fundamental difference: it’s biodegradable. Ergonomically designed with a sleek, shiny handle, this is ideal for eliminating post-wash knots and reinvigorating your scalp.
Detangling Hair Brush
Its innovative design allows air to flow more freely, meaning blow drying occurs much quicker for speedier styling. Shaped to avoid snagging and pulling, your strands will all be safe from damage.