Let's be real. When you're creating your wish list of beauty products, brushes are at the bottom. We get it — that fancy new blowdryer is a much more exciting addition to your hair tools collection. But while the brush you use every day is easy to overlook, having the right brush is super important when it comes to caring for your hair.
Selecting one that's optimal for your hair type will give you the best results — like less breakage and more good hair days. And there are tons of styling hacks that the right brush can deliver with a simple swipe. Translation: Have the right tools on your bathroom sink, and you'll get better results in the morning — without heat or products. Have we convinced you yet? Excellent. Now, let's get started.
Picking the right brush is no easy task, so we called in reinforcements. Walking us through classic staples, new innovations, and everything in-between is red carpet hairstylist Ryan Richman. He works with Ashley Tisdale, Lorde, and Sarah Hyland — and is the man behind our beach-wave tutorial. Ahead, you'll find his expert breakdown on which brushes you need in your life, how to use the ones you already own, and so much more.
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