The secret to a great hair day? The right tools. Ask any stylist and they’ll tell you that whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, there are a few brushes that every lady should have in her arsenal. But do you know the difference between round and paddle brushes? If the answer is no, you may not be using the best hairbrush for the job. And with all the different options on the market and often contradicting info, if can be super confusing. Not to worry. We’re breaking it down. Here, the five best (and totally budget-friendly) picks to get your groom on.


1. Sephora Collection Tidy Detangling Comb ($8): The best way to say “See ya never” to knots without damaging your locks? A wide-tooth comb. These multi-taskers are great for detangling both wet and dry strands and are suitable for all hair textures and lengths!


2. Ion Ceramic Round Brush Nylon Bristles ($7): Want to recreate a bouncy blowout at home? You’ll need a large round brush. Nylon bristles are gentle to strands, while the tourmaline ceramic barrel helps eliminate frizz — with the added bonus of cutting down drying time!


3. Brush Strokes Oval Boar Bristle Cushion Paddle Brush ($7): Your secret weapon for healthy hair? A boar bristle brush. This mane must-have works to evenly distribute natural oils from scalp to ends, leaving your hair silky smooth and seriously shiny.

4. Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Eco-Friendly Iconic Bamboo Hair Brush ($15): Because every gal needs a great everyday brush! The round-tip pins easily slide through all types of strands and stimulate the scalp (yay for promoting hair growth). Added bonus, the handle is made of eco-friendly, sustainable bamboo.


5. Goody Tail Comb ($2): When it comes to parting and sectioning your strands, nothing does it better than a fine tooth comb. If straightening your hair is part of your regular routine, this will make a world of a difference. And for braid enthusiasts, it’s the ultimate tool.

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