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17 Best Hair Brushes For Your Red Hair

Don't grab any brush, choose one that has been tested and approved 'Redhead Friendly'

If you think your redhead skin is the only sensitive part of your body, you’re forgetting about your red hair and scalp. Though your skull is hard, your scalp is quite tender. It has more blood vessels than any other area of the body and lots of nerve endings. That’s why choosing hair products carefully is super important. Don’t grab any brush, choose one that has been tested and approved ‘Redhead Friendly’.

Best Budget:

Conair Velvet Touch Cushion Brush ($5)A versatile everyday brush that’s great for all hair lengths.

Best Splurge:

Mason Pearson Nylon & Boar Bristle Hair Brush ($140)Shocked by the price tag? Mason Pearson brushes have been around since 1885 and they are made with premium-grade, handmade boar bristle and a patented rubber-cushion pad that are gentle on the hair and scalp. Cult followers swear by this brand and brush –– saying there’s nothing that compares.


Best For Thick Red Hair:

Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles ($20)This soft hair brush has seven rows of sculpted round-ended nylon pins to give softer, denser, increased movement and define curls in wet hair.

Best For Fine Red Hair:

Try a brush with extra-soft bristles like the Belula 100% Boar Bristle Hair Brush Set ($24). It will also stimulate the scalp to produce sebum (natural oil), the best organic anti-frizz treatment. Spornette DeVille Boar Bristle Oval Cushion Hair Brush is another great option if you have super fine red hair. 


Best For Short Red Hair:

Have short red hair? Try a vented hair brush like Baasha Hair Vent Brush ($10). It will allow air to pass through the brush for faster drying and styling. 



Best Teasing Brush: 

Add volume and lock in fullness with this REVLON Perfect Style Softness and Shine Teasing Brush ($4). 

Best For Sectioning Red Hair: 

Diane Ionic Anti-Static Rat Tail Comb ($3) is perfect for precisely parting, teasing, coloring, and sectioning hair for braids and other elaborate styles.


Best For Coloring, Using A Color Depositing Shampoo, Conditioner or Mask:

A wide-tooth comb is great if you brush your hair while in the shower after conditioning or need to brush the color throughout your hair after applying a mask or color depositing shampoo. We love Revlon’s affordable Essentials 2 Piece Tangle Free Comb Set ($4).

Best For Long Red Hair: 

Stick to this ghd Paddle Brush ($35) if you have long red hair. It won’t generate static but instead, create straight and sleek blowouts and smooth red hair.


Best For Curly Red Hair: 

Curly-haired redheads fave around this Wet Brush Original Detangler ($7) that features exclusive ultra-soft intelliflex bristles to glide through tangles and knots with ease. It won’t cause breakage or damage.


Best For Blowouts:

Want to get the same salon blowout results at home? It all comes down to the brush and technique. Try Ceramic+Ion Speed XL Round Thermal Brush 1 3/4” ($25) to create seamless body with its absolutely snag-free, wavy soft-tip bristles that are gentle on the scalp. The large holes will crate faster drying, too!

Best For Bangs:

Yes, you need a brush specifically for bangs. Diane Thermal Round Wood Brush ($8) is a great affordable option that will glide easily through bangs; whether thick or thin.


Best For Damaged Red Hair:

Tangle Teezer’s award-winning Original Detangling Hairbrush ($10) will allow you to brush your red hair with minimum fuss, breakage, and damage, leaving you with glossy locks.

Best Detangler:

The unique cone-shaped plastic bristles on this Detangling Brush from Crave Naturals ($12) works to separate the hair sideways instead of down, gently unraveling even the toughest tangles. It’s kid-friendly, too!

Best Eco-Friendly Brush: 

Wet Brush Go Green Oil Infused Watermelon Brush ($10) is a great eco-friendly, biodegradable brush.

Best Massaged Brush: 

New to a massage brush? Massage your scalp while in the shower using HEETA Scalp Care Hair Brush with Soft Silicone Scalp Massager ($7) to ease itchiness, promote blood circulation and get a nice relaxing massage at home. 

Which hair brush will you be trying? Rock it like a Redhead! 

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