These are the hottest, most popular and best detangling combs as of this writing. I personally rounded up the best and most popular combs out there for getting the tangles and knots out of your hair while causing as little damage as possible to your hair while untangling knotted hair.
Which Comb Removes Tangles From Hair: Detangling combs removes knots and tangles in a quick pain-free manner. Top detangling combs and brushes are ideal for adults and children with knotted hair.
An ordinary brush can pull too much on the hair while pulling out knots as it goes. Detangling combs separate the hair and unravel tangles with each brushstroke. The best detangling combs will cause less hair loss, less stress, and a faster detangling of knotted bed head hair in the mornings. And as an added benefit, you can enjoy a great scalp massage by using some best detangling combs.
|Combs That Remove Tangles From Your Hair|
|Top Hair Brushes||Recommendation||Rating|
|Conair Pro Hair Brush||I love this vent brush, the price, the good grip handle, the ball-tipped bristles, the color. It’s just a great all-around brush but I would not use it for a detangler brush, there are better options. Great choice||Good|
|Revlon Detangle & Smooth||Great handle and grip with a rubberized finish (may grab hair) and the bristles are easy on your hair and scalp. The price is very cheap due to it’s made in China where production costs are low||Good|
|Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Brush||I love the ball-tipped bristles and the air cushion. This combination makes the brush feel really good on your scalp. The paddle design lets you brush through lots of hair much faster. The handle is comfortable to hold. All for a very cheap price||Good|
|Wet Brush Classic||The unique ultra-soft Intelliflex bristles with poly bristle tips are extremely gentle on your hair and scalp||Great|
|Bsisme Hair Brush||Combination of boar and ball-tipped bristles gets through your hair easily while feeling good on your scalp. I love the wooden handle and air cushion. I also like the boar bristles for extra shine. Boar and a wooden handle brush for less than $10.00 is amazing. Plus the quality is actually better than I anticipated||Good|
|Revlon Perfect Style Porcupine||What I like about this brush is you get ionic technology for less than $10.00. Pretty amazing. Easy to use and give your hair nice body and reduced frizz||Good|
|Wet Brush Ombre||The brush head flexes in almost every direction. So this means it can contour to your scalp for a more comfortable experience. The open design makes blow drying faster. The only down side is you need to be somewhat careful while brushing not to twist and break the brush||Good|
|Crave Naturals||The unique cone shaped plastic bristles does not rip or pull out your hair plus the cone shape helps the bristles separate and glide through your hair very easily||Good|
|The Wet Brush Pro Paddle||The Intelliflex bristles are very gentle on your hair plus the paddle style lets you brush through a lot of hair faster than an oval brush||Great|
|Tangle Teezer The Original||It’s one of the perfect detangling brushes on the market today. Works with wet or dry hair and is easy on hair and scalp. What I like are the two tiered bristles. Both long and short bristles works together to smooth and brush through your hair with minimum effort||Good|
|Cricket Ultra Smooth||What I like is the plastic is infused with Argan, Olive and Keratin oils. I also love the handle. It’s a great shower brush. The only thing I would like to see improved upon is the length of the bristles could be a little longer||Good|
|Nipoo Wooden Bamboo||Wooden ball-tipped bristles are embed in a soft air cushion that feels amazing on your scalp. This brush will definitely help with breakage since the bristles are spaced apart and made of smooth wood. Made in China and is of very good quality||Good|
|Revlon Wood Series Round Brush||I love this brush because of the wooden handle and the very good grip. I can’t believe I am talking about a twelve dollar brush! The brush comes in two sizes a large and medium. The medium should work for most folks. Combine this brush with a good blow dryer and you have a good set up for comfortable styling. The only thing I think could be improved upon is that some of the bristles fall out. But as long as you don’t loose an entire plug should be OK||Good|
|Conair Anti-static Detangling Brush||3 brushes for less than $15.00, well what can I say? Similar to the Wet Brush. Made in China is why the cost is so low||Good|
|Wet Brush 2 Piece Original||The Intelliflex bristles that will not rip or pull out your hair plus the air cushion makes it very comfortable on your scalp||Great|
|HSI Professional Velvet Touch||Great brush that feels very good on your scalp. I like the ball-tipped bristles embedded in the air cushion. I feel this really helps with how good it feels however I am not a fan of two piece plastic handle due to they are prone to break. Overall good brush for the price||Good|
|Wet Pro Epic||As with all Wet Brushes it has the Intelliflex bristles which are great and resist heat up to 450 degrees. It’s a great brush that is easy on your hair||Good|
|Boar Bristle Curved & Vented||Combination of boar and ball-tipped bristles feel amazing on your head. The over-sized curved head allows you to brush through a lot of hair fast. Works great and you get two at a great price||Good|
If your hair gets so matted and tangled that all you want to do is scream out then you came to the right place. With these combs you should be able to tame the impossible. According to Stacey, our in-house Hair Care Analyst, “The goal is to avoid the massive hair clumps in your comb and all the ripping and pulling. Investing in the proper tools as well as going slowly and taking your time to carefully undo the knots are the most effective way to avoid ripping out and damaging your hair.” You might be interested in reading more about brushes that won’t damage your hair.
The Wet Brush classic
Wet Brush Pro Paddle Hair Brush Detanlger Comb
This is a great brush for thick very curly hair. This is a great no pain detangler brush and very gentle on your hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair. Make sure you get the original and not a fake you will be glad you did. The fake ones are not as good. The brush has a good handle and can brush through a lot of hair due to its large rectangular head. The brush is almost 9 inches tall. New professional design glides through tangles without breakage or pain. Vented cushion makes hair treatment easy to clean up.
Wet Brush 2 Piece Original Detangler
It’s a revolutionary brush that glides without breakage or pain through the tangles. Exclusive, highly soft bristles from IntelliFlex glide easily through tangles.
According to Meesh, our in-house Product Analyst, “The key to strong, healthy hair and the single most overlooked step in hair care is the way you brush your hair.”
If your hair is wet, it’s at its weakest point and your brush can pull it and it snap like a rubber band.
That’s why you should brush that doesn’t pull, grab or break hair. Once you start using a genuine wet brush you will most likely purchase another one. Wet brushes are a number one seller and there is a reason. They are great at detangling thick curly hair or if you have long fine hair they are great at not danagling your hair.
This particular comes in many sizes, patterns and colors. There is even a baby Wet Brush! Just make sure you purchase an original and not a knock-off. My favorite is the “Happy Hair” model. The smiling pineapples are awesome!
Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush
Did you know that ordinary bristle brushes generally work against your hair? They basically rip through and pull your knotted hair instead of gently separating it. But the unique cone shaped plastic bristles of the Crave Naturals brush works to separate your hair sideways instead of down, gently unraveling even the toughest of tangles are no match.
For really tough tangles try “Shea Moisture Kids Extra-Moisturizer” in an 8 ounce bottle. All you need is a little to untangle the toughest of knots with no pain. The Coconut and Hibiscus smells great.
|Favorite Detangling Products|
|Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer||I like Oribe because it’s a lightweight conditioning detangler and primes
hair for immediate glide-through combing, leaving strands silky soft and
incredibly touchable. Great for long hair.
|Joico Leave-In Detangler||Once of my favorites because it instantly detangles. Leaves hair soft and
shiny. Great for all hair types. Won’t weigh your hair down. Highly
|R+Co X Gryph + IvyRose Get-A-Grip Detangling Spray||I love herbal blends and this is no exception. R+Co features a proprietary
herbal blend for naturally tangle free hair.
|R+Co Detangling Brush||I like the way it glides through knots, without the pain. Nice high quality
This brush is very child friendly. The “Glide Thru” brush does not dig into the scalp or rip hair like other brushes. It takes out tangles without hurting or yanking thus eliminates your child going through fits when it’s time for hair brushing.
Wet Brush Classic
Bristles are super-thin, strong and flexible. These bristles will glide through any type of hair that combines tangles effortlessly. Soft tips on the top of the bristles massage the scalp. The Wet Brush changed the hairbrush game and transformed what used to be a painful and time-consuming task into an effortless, fun and colorful part of your day.
Revlon Detangle & Smooth Black Cushion Hair Brush
The Essentials Soft Feel cushion brush will help you untangle your hair and smooth out curls. With rubberized finish to give you a firm grip when styling. The Revlon Detangle & Cushion Hair Brush dimensions are about 1.5 x 2.4 x 9.8 inches. There is nothing really to say bad about the brush due to it’s just a plain good brush at a very reasonable price. You really can’t go wrong purchasing this one.
Conair Anti-static Detangling Comb
Conair’s anti-static comb provides you with a fully controlled, static-free styling. Style your dry hair and smooth it easier without any frisky fly-a-ways. The widely spaced teeth evenly spread the conditioner across the hair without pulling or splitting ends. The comb can also be used during styling to create volume. It is for use with all hair types. Good for either wet or dry styling.
The comb is made of molded plastic, but it is flexible so it can bend somewhat and should not break. The comb is almost 10 inches in total length, including the handle, very large. The teeth are spaced about a quarter of an inch apart. They’re widely spaced. They’re spaced so you won’t damage your hair.
For more information see “Best Wide Tooth Comb Detangling“. In this article I wrote about the best wide tooth combs for un-tangling your hair. The article did not include brushes like this article.
Conair Pro Hair Brush with Nylon Bristle
Perfectly sized for traveling, the mid-size brush is an all purpose multitasking brush. It’s also great for adding volume and lift to any hair style. Or you can just use it as an everyday brush. The ball – tipped bristles will not snag or pull hair. It can be used for everyday brushing of all types of hair. Ball-tipped bristles won’t snag or pull hair. Use to add volume and lift to hairstyles. Perfect for traveling, compact size.
If you are willing to spend a little more money like $12.00, then I would highly recommend the Denman Flexible Hyflex Vent Brush with soft bristles.
Just so you will know this brush sells like crazy, not sure why but is extremely popular. Just keep in mind this is a $3.00 brush, at the time of this writing. So with that being said, not only for this brush but any other brush you only pay $3.00 for, it’s not going to be perfect.
Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Brush
Conair’s velvet touch paddle brush in black and silver salon has a soft touch handle for a more comfortable hold. The flexible cushion base massages your scalp and acts as a mini shock absorber for stress-free brushing. The ball-tipped bristles won’t snag or pull hair while you detangle and style you hair. This wide headed brush is designed to gently comb through wet or dry hair. It’s a good brush for $6.00. At least that is the price at the time of this writing.
If you have long hair and tend to put a lot of tension on your hair while brushing or have very thick curly hair there are better options out there than a plastic handle. Plastic handles, especially two piece designs tend to break. I recommend wood, but they usually cost more and they have their own set of problems. Wooden handles usually are much stronger and breaking is not a common problem.
Bsisme Hair Brush Natural Boar Bristle
Bsisme boar bristle hair brush is a unique combination of natural boar bristles and nylon pins that both deflect stubborn knots and spread nourishing scalp oils throughout the length of your hair. Read more about boar brushes and how they help protect your hair.
Natural bristle brush from the boar is a natural conditioner. The structure of boar bristles is the most similar to human hair. The bushy boar hair surrounded by the longer nylon pins helps absorb the natural oils produced by the scalp and gently distributes them down the hair shaft, healing dry and frivolous hair while removing excess oil. Long-term use will improve hair texture and vibration.
The longer nylon pins and detangler balls glide through any type of hair combining tangles effortlessly without pulling, you can give your kids ‘ hair the care they need without tears or drama. And massage and safely stimulate your scalp, giving your scalp a great “SPA” to relax muscles, stimulate blood circulation, and foster hair growth.
Nice good quality brush at a low price of $13.00 at the time of this writing. You get a wooden handle, boar and nylon bristles. The biggest con of this brush is going to be it comes with a cleaning tool so you are going to have to clean it if you want it to last.
Boar Brush Cleaning Instructions
Be sure to regularly clean it, especially if your scalp is oily. If you do not clean your brush then toxins, grease, and dirt will cause scalp problems.
- Remove excess hair by hand or with a wide-toothed comb or after each use with our complimentary brush cleaner tool.
- Gently clean the hair brush in lukewarm water with some shampoo. Brush with the cleaner tool up, down, left and right.
- Rinse the foam with clean water off the brushes.
- Squeeze out any water left in the airbag to avoid moldy wooden handles.
- Finally, with a towel, wipe the dry water droplets and lay your brush with the bristles facing down to dry.
Tangle Teezer The Original
What would a best detangling comb review be without mentioning the Tangle Teezer? This sensational hairbrush removes knots and tangles as soon as you start brushing, no need for painful pulling and unnecessary hair breakage. The genius of Tangle Teezer designed teeth flex just the right amount to de-stress,de-tangle and smooth the cuticle of the hair. Tangle Teezer is also friendly hair extension and weaving, unlike ordinary brushes and combs that catch, tug and snag. Tangle Teezer mixes effortlessly with existing hair creating a seamless and flawless finish.
The best part about this brush is you can use it on wet or dry hair and it does not pull or snag your hair. But the biggest con is there is no handle. It’s does a great job but it’s not the easiest tool to hold on to.
Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry, Ombre
This is an extremely popular brush and I really can’t explain why. The design, in my opinion could have been much better. The brush is prone to break. Due to it’s made of plastic and the design makes the brush inherently week at critical areas. I think there are much better models from Wet Brush, but for some reason this sells well.
The only reason I can think of is that people who buy this brush and are happy with it do not have long or thick curly hair therefore, not much tension is put on the plastic handle. I say this brush is going to do well if you have thin or shorter hair and do not put much tension on the handle while brushing your hair.
Boar Bristle Curved and Vented Detangling Hair Brush
This brush is perfect for any type of hair and can be used by men and women regardless of hair style. Fine hair can take advantage of boar bristles stimulating natural scalp oils for healthier hair, while thicker hair will enjoy the detachment features of this hair brush. Long, short, curly or tangled hair, anyone can benefit from this set of high quality crafted hair brushes.
Here is what’s to like about this brush. It’s got a nice grip-able handle and it has a mixture of boar and nylon bristles all for less than $20 at the time of this writing. It has an oversized head so it’s going to be more efficient and cut your brushing time down. And the head is vented for faster blow drying.
Now, here is what’s not to like about the brush. It’s plastic. It has a two piece handle. It’s made by Repsol Care, who is that? But I will say this, it’s an extremely popular brush and there are tons of people out there that are very happy with this choice.
Easily brush your wet hair with the Epic Professional Quick Dry Brush from Wet Brush anywhere. The Wet Brush set out on a mission to conquer the horrible hair-detangling issue without the tears or damage. They created a unique brush with IntelliFlex bristles that run smoothly through hair and drain wet or dry hair without pulling or tugging.
What can I say? Another Wet Brush. Five out of the thirteen top best sellers and most popular detanlging combs/brushes are Wet Brushes.
This brush has a good design in that the head of the brush is wide to cover more hair when you brush thus it’s going to be faster and the head is vented to allow hot air to pass through which allows for faster drying times and has a nice ergonomically designed handle for a comfort grip. Just make sure you get an original Wet Brush and you will be happy. At the time of this writing they cost about $7.00.
Which of the 13 Top Best Selling Detangling Combs is for you?
You really can’t go wrong with any of these combs/brushes with the exception of one brush. And that’s the Wet Brush Pro Flex Ombre. I think there are much better options available out there. I do not like the design. Just looking at it makes me think it’s ready to break any moment.
They are all very affordable and some are really cheap. And of course most are made of plastic, but that’s what is expected in this price range. Some plastics are better than others and some designs are better. Now with that being said these combs are all very popular so they are doing it right and getting the job done. So pick one and start styling.
How to detangle your hair
I like this video because Jayne show you how to detangle your hair step by step in this video. Notice she starts out at the ends of the hair and not at the hair line. She is working in sections and not tackling all the hair at once, this is very important. This is to avoid causing more knots and tangles. Also, the hair is not wet but about 80% dry. Notice how slowly and gently she works the comb through the hair. This is because wet hair is very fragile. She is using a Mason Pearson wide tooth comb to detangle the hair and then right at the end of the video she uses her fingers to detangle the front from the hair line down to the ends.
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