This classic has been around for over 70 years and is still widely used because of the grip and control it provides when drying hair. Plus, the smaller shape and beveled edges are great for styling shorter hair and bangs.
For girls with long, thick hair, a paddle brush—like this one—will cut styling time in half. The wide surface of the brush covers large sections, while the flat shape helps to straighten strands without pulling at them.
This gentle brush is favored among top stylists for its ability to work through knots and kinks in all hair types—including synthetic. Thanks to thin, widely spaced metal bristles, it can be used on both wet and dry hair, and is the secret behind many of the cascading waves you see on the red carpet.
It's an investment, yes, but when you think about how much it costs to cut and color your hair (yikes!), this strand saving brush might be worth it. With a mix of boar and nylon bristles, it pulls the hair's natural oils from the scalp down to the driest part: your ends.