Thursday, June 13, 2019

What is the best brush for long fine hair

Selecting the one best brush for long thin hair and one that's optimal for your hair type will give you the best results possible. Using the right tools will help with things like less breakage and of course more good hair days. And that's what everyone is concerned about, right? If you are interested in reading more see my article on what kind of brush is best for thin hair.

Which are the best brushes for long fine hair
What is the best brush for long fine hair?
  1. Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Round Thermal Hair Brush -1 3/4, $17.51
  2. Bio Ionic Bio Ionic Silver Classic Sculpting Brush, $20.37
  3. Harry Josh Pro Tools Detangling Brush , $20.00
  4. Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush, $15.00
  5. SEPHORA COLLECTION Bounce: Small Round Thermal Ceramic Brush, $33.84
  6. Goody Stylista Vent Hair Brush, $19.95
  7. Mason Pearson Pure Boar Bristle Sensitive Brush, $200.00
  8. S-Heart-S Scalp Brush, $71.71
  9. Ibiza Hair Extended Cork Round Brush, Large EX4, $45.00
  10. Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush, $8.49
  11. Denman Large Professional Paddle Brush D83, $14.14
  12. Wet Brush Epic Blow Out Brush 1.5 Inches, $10.00
  13. WIGO Large Porcupine Brush Red, $25.00
  14. Spornette Porcupine 3 inch Nylon and Boar Bristle Round Brush G-36XXL, $20.00
  15. Denman D3 Classic, 7-row medium styling brush, $11.28
  16. Cricket Static Free Volumizer, $8.81
  17. Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry, $6.49
  18. Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Brush, $30.00
  19. Ouidad Double Detangler Comb, $26.00
  20. DRYBAR The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush, $145.00
  21. J&D Beauty Wet Pro Epic Quick Dry Brush, $7.97
  22. Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush, $10.77
  23. Moroccanoil Boar Bristle 45 mm Round Brush, $84.00
  24. Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush, $26.00
  25. Vess Thin Hair Hair Brush with Soft hog Hair, $21.00
  26. YS Park Pro Straight Air Styler Brush, $17.88
  27. Kent KFM2 8" 9-Row Half Radial, $22.00
  28. Kent KB Headhog 8 1/2" The Every-Day Styling Hair Brush, $18.00
  29. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer, $59.99
  30. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler, $39.99
Prices above are as of when this this article was written.

What is thin hair and what is the difference between having thin hair and fine hair? Thin hair is the amount of hair you have. So that means having thin hair means a person does not have a lot of hair. That is one easy way to look at it.

Having fine hair means each individual hair strand is small. The actual hair diameter is small. A person can have a lot of thin hair. In both situations the ideal styling is to create as much volume as possible whether individual hair strands are tiny or there is just not as much hair. In either situation the styling objective is the same, create more volume. And creating volume can be accomplished by using styling products and or by styling techniques.

Does brushing help thinning hair?  Brushing your hair daily could help stimulate your scalp and help with appearance. 

Long fine hair styling techniques

And if you plan to create more volume and not use too much styling products the it much easier if you have the very best tools. That is the biggest secret in getting more volume. The second biggest secret is the technique.

One very easy way to apply volume to your hair is to use a blow-out brush like a Wet Brush Professional Blow-out as mentioned above, number #12 or use the Revlon One-Step hair volumizer, number 29 above. Another excellent choice to create volume is the Olivia Garden ceramic ion round thermal hair brush, number #1 above.

Fine hair blow-out style

Using a smaller brush gives hair more lift closest to the scalp because you can get the brush much closer to the scalp than a larger diameter round brush. But if you have long thin hair a small diameter round brush is going to make your work much harder. You will need to fine the right diameter brush for your length of hair. For longer hair a good size is one to two inches but you need to experiment some different sizes for your particular hair length and type.

Also, a round brush with short bristles is going to be better to short thin hair. The shorter bristles are just not long enough to penetrate and makes brushing harder. So for longer hair go for a bush that has longer bristles that can penetrate your hair.

Vent brush styling

For those of you who have lots of tiny hair, a real easy way to get more volume is to use a vent brush. A vent brush that has holes in the head or is ventilated allows air from you hair dryer to pass through the holes and to your hair thus allowing your hair heat up and dry to the desired shape much quicker. Using a vent brush allows you to quickly shape your hair creating mover lift and volume. A great choice is to use the Moroccanoil ceramic round brush mentioned above, number #18. This brush comes in a variety of different sizes to different lengths of hair, a 25mm, 35mm, 45 and 55mm.

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Round Thermal Brush 1 3/4

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Round Thermal Hair Brush -1 3/4

Olivia Garden manufactures different sizes in this model. The least is a 1⁄2 inch and the biggest is a huge 4 and 1⁄2 inch! The brush has a pottery barrel, heating fast and keeping the temperature longer. The large hole of the brush maximizes the airflow, making it drier and lighter.

The brush as it is the tourmaline ion technology that moisturizes hair cuticles and makes the hair brighten when you break down natural oils. Tourmaline ion technology also helps eliminate friction and flying conditions. Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral which contributes to the smoothness of your hair.  If you are interested on other round ceramic brushes see my article on Ceramic And Ion Big Round Brush.

Bio Ionic Bio Ionic Silver Classic Sculpting Brush

Bio Ionic Bio Ionic Silver Classic Sculpting Brush
If you dry your hair and can't figure out how to control a round brush, then try the Bio Ionic. It's easy to control and reduces static fly-away when blow drying.

This sculpting brush is ultra-lightweight with a thermally conductive barrel of magnesium. The brush's bristles contain NanoIonic hybrid minerals within. Millions of negative ions and far-reaching infrarot energy emitted by the magnesium barrel keeps hair smooth and soft while also conditioning it to have a brighter look. The brush helps with faster blow drying and also removes odor or product build-up.

  1. Sculpting
  2. Thermal Conductive Magnesium Barrel
  3. Hybrid Mineral Molded Bristles 
  4. Conditions, Smooths & Softens 
  5. Controls Frizz & Hydrates Hair 
  6. Reduces Breakage & Split Ends

Harry Josh Pro Tools Detangling Brush 

Harry Josh Pro Tools Detangling Brush
If you have unruly hair, but love to give yourself a fresh morning blowout, this is your go-to brush. The bristles are gentle and great for tug-free styling. It easily untangles the most unruly hair. It can be used either on wet or dry hair. A great all around detangling high quality brush.

  1. A slip-free handle and soft, flexible Intelliflex bristles
  2. Perfect tool for use on wet or dry hair
  3. Promotes healthier, shinier hair through scalp stimulation without tugging or snagging on your delicate strands

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling

The Teezer is great for use on medium to thick hair for detangling. It really is robust for detangling hair and best suited for working knots out of thick hair. Many stylists use the brush for styling medium to tin hair as well as using it to untangle hair. It can be used on either wet or dry hair. The brush is NOT to be used with heat due to the bristles could melt. If you are concerned about melting brushes you might be interested in my article Round Brush That Won't Melt.

  1. Build volume on dry, fine, or medium hair
  2. Detangling thick, full hair while wet or dry

Sephora Collection: Small Round Thermal Ceramic BrushSephora Collection Small Round Thermal Ceramic Brush

This is one of the easiest round brush to use. It combs through hair easily and the bristles create less tension than other brushes due to its sparse bristles. It features a metal base so when used in conjunction with a blow dryer it heats up quickly. This feature helps tame thick hair quickly. It smooths out thick bulky hair easily. If you do not know what size round brush is best then you might be interested in reading my article called Round Brush Size Chart.

Since this brush heats up quickly when used with a blow dryer if you have thin or weak hair be careful not to overdo it. You can easily damage your hair. 

Bristles are on the shorter side as compared to other brushes so it may not grab your hair all the way down while brushing long thick hair.

  1. Great for heat-styling on wet or dry hair
  2. The heat it delivers also helps dry your hair faster
  3. Seamless one piece handle construction prevents snagging the hair
  4. Lightweight design allow for easy maneuvering when styling
  5. Great for straightening, and adding volume
  6. Suitable for use on hair with hair extensions
  7. Not tested on animals
  8. Ball-point tips prevent scratching of the scalp

Goody Stylista Vent Hair Brush

Goody Stylista Vent Hair Brush

This is a great brush for fine hair and very short cuts. 

It's good at styling short hair like pixies. It has a wide body for bristles and easily detangles hair. Excels are styling wet or dry hair, and detangling during blow drying.

  1. Stands out with chic colors and gorgeous designs
  2. Ball-tipped bristles for comfortable detangling

Mason Pearson Pure Boar Bristle Sensitive Brush

Mason Pearson Pure Boar Bristle Sensitive Brush

This brush is for medium to fine hair. For dry hair only. Natural boar bristles help to stimulate the scalp, distributing oils through the hair while detangling.

This brush has a thin handle. By looking at the images it appears to be thick but when viewing from a side angle the brush handle is quite thin as compared to other brushes. This could cause you to have to use more tension in your grip to control the brush.

This one is a sensitive brush not to be confused with their other models. This one is made for thin or fine hair.

  1. Suitable for fine to normal hair
  2. Hand-finished handle to remove any sharp edges
  3. Unique rubber cushion pad has been designed to be kind on the hair and scalp
  4. Animals are not harmed in the collection of the boar bristle
  5. Made in England and carry a one year limited warranty
  6. Gentle to the hair and scalp

S-Heart-S Scalp Brush

S-Heart-S Scalp Brush
Great for thick, curly, and any type of hair that tangles easily. As it is sometimes called a "shampoo brush" it generally used during showering to gently massage shampoo into the roots. It allows you to get a deep clean. You can also use it to detangle, break dry curls and remove curly or wavy texture without removing them totally. Best for massaging in shampoo and detangling wet or dry hair.

  1. Works on wet or dry hair
  2. 376 round-tipped nylon bristles
  3. Gently massage your scalp, promoting circulation and giving a deeper cleaning
  4. Great for detangling
  5. Easy to grip in your hand

Ibiza Hair Extended Cork Round Brush, Large EX4

Ibiza Hair Extended Cork Round Brush, Large EX4

For use with fine to medium hair. It is very easy to create a good amount of tension and pull on the hair using this brush due to the dense bristles. It's great to add volume, define layers on long hair, and achieve a professional looking at-home blowout. Excels when used with a blow dryer on wet or damp hair.

This brush has a cork handle. While cork feels good to the hand and grips very well it's not the toughest handle material so handle with care.

  1. Extended cork handle 
  2. Natural boar bristle with a unique carbon fiber heat resistant nylon
  3. Light weight
  4. Made in Spain

Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush

Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush
For use when you want a great teasing brush. What makes a great teasing brush is levels of staggered boar bristles providing good grip. This allows you to get more volume and the use the same brush to smooth out the hair using the boar bristles, called backcombing. Great technique for use at home to get that salon look. You just need the right tool and the right technique. Great brush to build volume on dry hair.

Use only on dry hair.

  1. Innovative hourglass design
  2. Made of 100% boar bristle 
  3. Three Row Bristles
  4. 9-3/4" Long

Denman Large Professional Paddle Brush D83

Denman Large Professional Paddle Brush D83
This is a great brush for fine, wavy or curly hair. 

This large brush covers a good amount of surface area to quickly detangle. Curly and wavy hair can benefit from the wide bristles that will tame frizz without breaking the natural pattern of the hair. It's best for detangling wet or dry hair, with heat or without.

  1. Ball-ended nylon pins
  2. Air-cushioned natural rubber pad
  3. Matte finish handle provides grip and control

Wet Brush Epic Blow-out Brush 1.5 Inches

Wet Brush Epic Blow-out Brush 1.5 Inches
Wet Brush Blow Out is a multi-grip bristle technology on one side of the barrel, while the other side is bristle-free. It has an ergonomically designed handle for a comfortable grip and features a bristle-free side with a smooth ceramic surface that heats up to seal hair cuticle. You may also want to try out the Helix Blowout brush. It's the perfect brush for a sleek and smooth blowout. It features IntelliFlex bristles that glide through hair without snagging. The natural bristles of the boar add brightness while styling.

WIGO Large Porcupine Brush Red

WIGO Large Porcupine Brush Red
Brush incorporates both boar bristles to enhance shine and nylon ionic bristles to add smoothness. Wigo's Large Mixed Bristle Round Brush also features a ceramic barrel that evenly distributes heat from your hairdryer for faster drying. Add to your hair curls, flips and volume. Grabs hair nicely and has a sturdy handle. Also, great for straightening hair too.

Spornette Porcupine 3 inch Nylon and Boar Bristle Round Brush G-36XXL
For medium to thick hair. The nylon in this combo brush makes it much easier to create a blowout than it would be with a full boar-bristle brush. The reason is because the nylon bristles help to get through thicker hair a little better than just having bora bristles. Having the nylon mixed in makes the brush penetrate thicker hair really well.

The Porcupine Round Brushes features extended nylon bristles that easily penetrate the hair, while the shorter boar bristles provide an excellent hold for styling and smoothing of all hair types. The two sets of bristle detach and then create smooth and shiny hair while adding lift and bounce to the root.

The nylon bristles are longer than the boar bristles, allowing them to easily penetrate hair sections. This ensures the ultimate hold during the dry and style blow. It also features a pin-tail handle that helps with hair sectioning. 

Denman D3 Classic, 7-row medium styling brush

Denman D3 Classic, 7-row medium styling brush
For medium, thick, and curly hair. Can also be used for thin or long fine hair. It's a good all-around brush. 

Perfect brush for controlled styling, wet and dry hair, separation and definition of wet curls, hair sculpting and styling, and blow drying. Features seven rows of sculpted round-ended nylon pins.
The classic 7 row is great for wet detangling and defining curls. Make sure you get an original.

  1. Can be washed in warm, soapy water 
  2. Rinse and leave to dry away from direct heat and sunlight 
  3. Can be used with a hair-dryer 
  4. Gloss finish 
  5. Seven rows of sculpted round-ended nylon pins 
  6. Half-round brush create tension when shaping the hair during blow-styling
  7. Unique pin pattern provides deliver extra grip and tension

Cricket Static Free Volumizer

Cricket Static Free Volumizer
The Static Free Volumizer is a favorite among professional stylists and a must have during the styling process. Maximize and direct airflow, dry time and design with this brush and create amazing shapes in record time.

Does a great job at eliminating static and fly-away.

  1. Tunnel design allows you to maximize and direct airflow
  2. Static free properties to eliminate fly away hair
  3. Non-snag bristles and reinforced ball tips for added comfort
  4. Cris-cross bristle pattern lifts and adds volume

Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry

Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry
Good for any hair type including thin or fine hair. Easily remove tangles in wet or dry hair with the Wet Brush Pro Flex Dry. The Wet Brush set out on a mission to conquer the horrible hair-detangling issue without tears or damage. They created a unique brush with IntelliFlex bristles that runs smoothly through hair either wet or dry without pulling or tugging.

  1.   Great for in the shower and with or without the use of conditioner
  2.   Bristles glide through any hair type combing out tangles effortlessly
  3.   Can be used on wet or dry hair and works on extensions and wigs

Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Brush

Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Brush

This brush is made with high-quality materials and ceramic and ionic properties that allow even heat distribution, enhancing drying time and leaving hair shiny.

This is a high-quality ceramic styling tool that is optimized for medium-length hair.

Includes sectioning tip that is stored inside the handle.

The best way to use this brush is to start at the roots, use easy strokes to work the brush gently throughout the hair length. Best used on medium to long hair to create volume and a smooth, sleek look.

  1. Ceramic barrel that evenly distributes heat
  2. Ergonomic and light weight handle for no hand fatigue
  3. Ionic bristles for shiny hair
  4. Different sizes, 25mm, 35mm, 45mm and a 55mm
  5. Anti-static and naturally antibacterial for maximum hair health
  6. No seams, which means no chance for you hair to catch and pull

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb
Sometimes it's not a brush, but a comb instead. It's especially great at untangling wavy or curly hair and can be used to distribute conditioner evenly. Best for detangling wet or dry hair.

  1. Eliminates knots quickly and easily
  2. Detangles curls with fewer strokes for less damage
  3. Rounded tips are soft on the scalp

DRYBAR The Brush Crush Heated Straightening

DRYBAR The Brush Crush Heated Straightening
With the warming of a flat iron in a paddle brush, the Brush Crush quickly achieves smooth, straight hair in one easy step. It incorporates ionic technology, which sticks the cuticle for lower friction. Customized styling is possible with the digital temperature control for all hair types.

This one tool takes the place of several other tools. It replaces your blow dryer, brush and flat iron. All you need to straighten and style your hair is the Drybar. Best for straightening hair in one step. Makes shiny, frizz-free hair and straightens in one simple step. Also seals cuticula for a smooth looking style.

  • A straightening brush combining a flat iron and a paddle brush to create a frizz-free look

J&D Beauty Wet Pro Epic Quick Dry Brush

J&D Beauty Wet Pro Epic Quick Dry Brush
Glides through thick curly hair with no problem. 

If you are currently using a comb to detangle your hair you might want to try this brush. It should cut your detangling time down considerably. Performs well on wet or dry hair. The brush features a nice wide head that combs through a lot of hair at once cutting your brushing time. The Wet Pro Epic is highly recommended.

Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush

Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush
One of the best tools at removing knots and tangles in your hair. 

Did you know that most ordinary bristle brushes work against the hair, basically ripping the knotted hair and pulling it out instead of gently separating it. But the Crave brush's unique cone-shaped plastic bristles work to separate the hair sideways rather than down, unraveling gently even the hardest tangles.

Many other brushes have beads at the end of each bristles that can dig into the scalp and could even cause pain and easily get caught-up in tangles. The Crave brush features painless soft plastic bristles that massage the scalp and increase circulation.

Moroccanoil Boar Bristle 45 mm Round Brush

Moroccanoil Boar Bristle 45 mm Round Brush
Easily create a voluminous blow dry sleek and smooth style with this large round 45mm brush. It features a handmade premium natural boar bristles. One big benefit is it accelerates the drying time. It also distributes the natural oils of your hair to boost shine and give a smooth look and style. This allows hair to become softer, healthier and easier to manage with repeated use. The brush is suitable for all hair types and is ideal for coarse, dry hair.

Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush

Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush
The Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush is a high performance styling tool for in salon or at home use. It's perfect for creating sleek styles for all hair lengths. High quality materials with ionic and ceramic properties combined with state-of-the-art construction provide an effortless styling experience with flawless results.

Excellent for blow-drying hair. Brush bristles contain ions that repel water, causing rapid evaporation of moisture, while ceramics provide even heat distribution, resulting in increased drying time. Ions also act as a hair shaft conditioner, leaving the strands healthy, shiny and full of body.  Being a paddle design it covers a lot of hair at one time thus saving you time.

Vess Thin Hair Brush with Soft Hog HairVess Thin Hair Brush with Soft Hog Hair

This is a specialized brush for thin or sparse hair. 

This hairbrush is specifically designed as setting hairbrush for anyone who may have trouble with thin or sparse hair. If you feel pain when using normal brushes then this is the one you want.

Very gentle to your hair and scalp thanks to the soft material 100% natural hair. This brush is made in Japan. The handle is a wood patterned ABS resin which composes the grip to realize lighter weight than pure wood materials. The good handle ensures your hand does not feel tired when brushing and setting your hair. Keep your hair beautiful and clean by brushing frequently.

YS Park Pro Straight Air Styler Brush

YS Park Pro Straight Air Styler BrushExpensive but top notch quality in a brush. The YS brush features anti-static, antibacterial, and heat resistant bristles. Very good design.

It's specially sized to meet all blow drying needs and its super lightweight. It has a nice comfort grip which is dimpled for an organic feel.

  1. Anti-static
  2. Anti-bacterial deodorizing
  3. Heat-resistant
  4. For all blow drying
  5. Faster drying for less heat damage
  6. Super light body for better airflow
  7. Handle air holes prevent clammy hands
  8. Comfort grip


Kent KFM2 8" 9-Row Half Radial

Kent KFM2 8 inches 9-Row Half Radial
This brush has nine rows of quills and is suitable for thick or long hair. The Kent for men product range is an exciting range of brushes designed specifically for men, combining black handles and gray non-scratch quills that contain powerful energizing ion molecules that help remove UV damage from the hair.

Kent KFM2
An ion is an atom that has lost or gained one electron, making it charged negatively or positively. Volcanic andosite quartz crystals emit negative ions and can be formed into brushes when added to resin. It produces brush quills that have a safe natural energy when used in brushing.

  1. Flexible natural mineral ionic charged bristles will protect your hair and scalp while adding volume
  2. Soft ion quills protect scalp and gently massage and stimulate blood cells
  3. Apply a styling product then brush normally
  4. Size: 8 ' Bristle Length: 2/4 '
  5. An effective styler without styling products


Kent KB Headhog 8 1/2" The Every-Day Styling Hair Brush

Kent KB Headhog 8 and one half inches The Every-Day Styling Hair Brush
The Kent Headhog has proven its versatility for the whole family, whether in the home, handbag or sports bag, this is the perfect brush for everyday use.

Kent KB Headhog Size Diagram
An air - cushioned head protects the scalp from damage, while the non - scratch ball tipped nylon quills glide gently through knots.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
One of the best features of this hot brush is the price. Plus it compares well with other hot brushes costing much more.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
The Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is designed to deliver beautiful volume and brilliant shine. The unique oval brush design creates volume at the root and at the ends in a single pass.

To reduce the size of water droplets for faster drying, negative ions saturate the airflow. This helps to make hair shinier, smooth and condition while reducing static and frizz. Itt dries and volumizes in one step for less heat damage and beautiful full bodies results.

Before purchasing you should read all about hot brushes. This is a series of articles that explains top features you want in a hot bush and other important facts on the top selling hot brushes on the market.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler

Revlon did it again. The One-Step Styler is another product that is very cost effective as compare to similar products.

Revlon hair tools are dedicated to helping you achieve lovely hair. Whether you want beautiful blowouts, large enviable waves, striking straight locks, or the perfect fashion accessory to complete the look, Revlon has the tools of styling you want.

The innovative Pro Collection line will give you the latest technology to help you quickly achieve desired results. The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler is a revolutionary styling tool that puts in your hands the power of a dryer and a styler's precision. The design of the large paddle brush runs through your hair in half the time to detach, dry, and smooth hair.

Check out my article on "Should you brush fine hair". Did you know damaged, thin hair can benefit from an extra-soft boar bristle brush? Check out my best brushes for fine hair recommendations in this article and more...

Do you have long fine hair? If so make a comment below on what works best for you. 

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