Soft Bristle Brushes (2021 Top 10 Picks of a Stylist)

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Are you using the right brush for your hair type?

Soft bristle brushes are ideal for finer hair types, anyone suffering from hair loss or for damaged hair.

They are designed to glide through the hair easier which helps to prevent damage through brushing, they also help to give the hair shine.

Softer bristles are also designed to stimulate the scalp, which increases the circulation to the Hair follicle, all of the above helped to promote healthier hair growth.

However, these brushes don’t work well on thicker hair types as the bristles aren’t strong enough to penetrate through the hair.

We’re going to take a look at Six of my favourite soft bristle brushes…

The wet brush has soft IntelliFlex bristles that gently pull apart tangles in the hair. It is designed so you can brush with less force, preventing damage through brushing.

I really like this brush as it can be used for any hair type and it really does stop any damage to the hair. I use these brushes every day in the salon and they are very popular amongst my clients.

Other benefits include:

  • They have a very comfortable design.
  • They come in numerous colors.
  • It can be used on wet and dry hair.
  • Ergonomically designed.
Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush - Purple - Exclusive Ultra-soft IntelliFlex Bristles - Glide Through Tangles With Ease For All Hair Types - For Women, Men, Wet And Dry Hair

Although this brush is designed for young children it is also really good for very fine hair types, anyone suffering with hair loss or for someone with a very sensitive scalp. This brush has been beautifully crafted to help stimulate the scalp.

Other benefits include:

  • Helps to prevent cradle caps in new-borns.
  • Encourages growth and shine.
  • Ergonomically designed.
  • Tames hair without pulling.

I think this brush is really beautiful, although it is slightly more expensive it really does have some amazing benefits to the hair and scalp.

Kent BA10 7.5' Newborn Baby Hair Brush Soft Bristle - Cherrywood Base and 100% Pure White Natural Bristle Cradle Cap Brush and Toddler Hair Brush - Baby Soft Hair Brush Encourages Growth and Shine

This brush is designed for finer, shorter hair types, it has been made with boar bristles and a beautiful wooden handle.

I like this brush because it is more affordable however it does really work on the hair.

Other benefits include:

  • It has been made for durability.
  • Helps to form and maintain waves.
  • Great for sensitive scalps.
  • Comfortable to hold and use.
Diane 100% Soft Boar Bristle Brush for Men and Women – Soft Bristles for Fine to Medium Hair – Use for Smoothing, Wave Styles, Soft on Scalp, Club Handle, D8169

This brush is really great for finer hair types, it is designed to prevent pulling on the hair during the styling process.

I really love this brush because it provides soft tension to the hair, while still enabling you to have control while blow-drying.

Other benefits include:

  • The brush has been handcrafted.
  • Eliminates frizz and flyaway hairs.
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair.
  • Durable and biodegradable.
Olivia Garden EcoCeramic Soft Bristle Round Thermal Hair Brush EC-26S (2 1/8')

This is a really beautiful detangling brush for finer hair types, the bristles also help to distribute the hairs natural oils, making the hair look healthier and shinier.

Other benefits include:

  • It halves your drying time.
  • Bio friendly and recyclable.
  • Child friendly.
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair.

One of the things I really like about this brush is its design and the soft pastel colours that it comes in, I also love how softly glides through the hair while still getting all the tangles out.

Fiora Naturals Hair Detangling Brush -100% Bio-Friendly Detangler hair brush w/ Ultra-soft Bristles- Glide Through Tangles with Ease - For Curly, Stright, Women, Men, Kids, Toddlers, Wet and Dry Hair

This brush glides through the hair without pull and tension, minimising hair breakage, it is also great for anyone with a sensitive scalp.

Other benefits include:

  • It is travel size so you can take it wherever you go.
  • Comfortable to use.
  • Reduces frizz and tangles.
  • Helps to stimulate the scalp.
  • Ideal for both men and women.

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This is a really great affordable brush and I love the size so you can just pop it in your bag and take it on the go.

One of the things I really love about this company is that they offer you a money back guarantee if you do not get on with the brush, which I can assure you, you definitely will!!

Giorgio GION2G Neon Green 6.25 inch Gentle Touch Detangler Hair Brush for Men Women & Kids. Soft Bristles for Sensitive Scalp. Wet & Dry for all Hair Types. Scalp Massager Brush Stimulate Hair Growth

I think it’s really important if you do have finer hair or you’re experiencing hair thinning, that you really find the right hairbrush to suit your hair needs.

All of the above hair brushes will give you that, they are designed to relieve tension, while still detangling the hair, leaving your hair smooth, soft and shiny.

Top tip – When brushing, always remember to brush from the ends of your hair upwards, this will also help to minimise tension on the scalp.

Grab your brush and start your journey to get healthier hair!

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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

She began learning about natural hair care while working at Aubrey Organics. More recently, she has been taking on the challenging question of hair loss and regrowth as a Hair Coach for Kerotin Haircare.

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