Did you know? To get perfect hair, you need a perfect brush. In fact, in the diverse world of beauty tools, you’ll be surprised to know that there are just as many types of hair brushes as there are makeup brushes. Just how you need a different brush to apply foundation, eye shadow and blush; similarly, you need a different brush to cater to different hair types and needs.

A teasing comb won’t do the job of de-tangling your hair and vice versa. Precisely why, if you find your hair breaking too much or falling flat after brushing, then you’re probably using the wrong brush. To make life easy, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to hair brushes and how to find the best brush for your hair type...

Paddle brush—for thicker hair
 

Paddle brush—for thicker hair

What makes paddle brush the most common pick is that it is comfortable to hold and helps de-tangle hair easily. These brushes are best suited to brush through strands that are long, straight and thick. The sparser bristles of this brush help to penetrate the denser strands to de-tangle and at the same time add shine. Once you’re out of the shower, give your hair time to dry before using a paddle brush as brushing through wet hair can cause breakage. After brushing your hair, apply a few drops of smoothing hair serum to tame frizzy hair.

Round brush—for adding volume
 

Round brush—for adding volume

Round brushes are a common sight in most hair salons. They help give you the blowout straight out of your dreams. This is the perfect brush for all those looking to add some volume to their mane. Work on damp hair and use the brush to pull up on your roots while blow drying. Doing so will take the glamour quotient of your hair to an all-new level.

Teasing comb—for extra oomph
 

Teasing comb—for extra oomph

Want to add volume to your hair but got no time to blow-dry? Well, teasing comb is the solution! While we’ve often seen our hairstylist use teasing comb to add volume at the crown of our head, you can use this comb on regular days too to give your hair extra oomph. The thinner tail of the teasing comb will help section your hair and make your hairstyling easier.

Vented brush—for curly hair
 

Vented brush—for curly hair

While most women don’t brush curly hair at all; you’ll be surprised to know that a plethora of curly hair concerns can be resolved just by using the right tools. From helping you blow-dry, detangle and add shine, a finishing brush with widely spaced bristles is all you need for coarser hair types that’ll make your hair smoother and more manageable.

Wide tooth comb—for wet hair
 

Wide tooth comb—for wet hair

Your hair is in its most fragile state when wet. To cause least damage to wet hair, it’s best to reach out for a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair as it’ll prevent excess breakage. The larger width in-between the teeth of a wide-tooth comb allows more hair to pass through while still removing any aggravating knots and tangles.