I have to admit I have more hairbrushes than a whole salon and have been paring down my arsenal of brushes in an effort to simplify the whole drying of my hair process – seriously in a morning they are laid out like a surgeon would have his instruments.
So I have now narrowed it down to these seven which cover every eventuality …….
Denman Large Paddle Hairbrush £9.44 John Lewis (see more)
This is the anything and everything brush – I must say it has been pure joy since first buying one of these brushes as it enables you to lift the hair and dry quickly – it helps detangle painlessly, it doesn’t pull or scratch, it’s padded with an air cushion – the perfect brush for drying your hair before using the straighteners or the curling tongs.
Bumble & Bumble Round Classic hairbrush £25.00 Selfridges (see more)
My next favourite must have brush – the Round Classic Hairbrush otherwise known as bounce and shine it is perfect for neat scooped ends or loose, or creating tumbling waves with body, movement and volume. Features boar bristles and custom body made of sustainably harvested beechwood.
Denman Head Hugger 33mm Round Hairbrush £8.17 John Lewis (see more)
This is for curling as it acts as a curling tong when heated up with its ceramic-coated barrels, which retain heat and help to enable damage-free styling. The hourglass shaped barrel 'hugs' the contour of the head and provides extra volume and root-lift- as it’s hollow inside the air flows through so it’s drying inside and outside as the hair is wrapped round – the size depends on the length of your hair and the size of the curl you’re looking for.
Fekkai Large Round Brush £46.00 House of Fraser (see more)
This is what I call my combo brush as it lifts and also adds bounce and shine -handmade in France to Frederic`s Fekkai specifications, it`s uniquely designed handle of European olive wood offers a comfortable, non-slip grip that controls hair static for smooth, straight hair. Can be used on all hair types, but is perfect for curling ends under or adding volume and bounce.
Denman Classic D3 Styling Brush £6.99 Boots (see more)
This controls my fringe and it has controlled my fringe for at least thirty years – it give the perfect amount of lift and helps when I’m at that just too long stage and debating if I should cut my fringe it also give a small but perfect amount of lift when my fringe has been cut – this brush rocks.
Fekkai Classic Brush £69.00 House of Fraser (see more)
This is the brush I use when I need my hair to look sleek or I’m having my hair up in a French Pleat or a bun and I want to look groomed and it all to be under control – this brush does the trick perfectly the Classic Brush leaves the hair shiny and static-free, its natural boar bristles protect the hair and stimulate the scalp. The Classic Brush is handcrafted in France from faux tortoise and natural boar bristles.
Denman Grooming Brush £9.29 Boots (see more)
This is the sister brush to the Classic and I have this in my handbag when I’m out and about with my hair up or needing to look slick and groomed – in other words emergency brush.
BaByliss Big Hair Spinning Brush £45.99 Boots (see more)
Plus I also have this ………… I cannot speak to highly of this wondrous invention as it lifts , dry’s and adds bounce and shine and is so easy to use – my personal advice is rough dry hair and then section off and use the brush – to use the spinning function is literally a flick of the thumb as it’s so wonderfully designed you can spin the brush to dry the hair quicker and have your curl …… after a life time’s use of curling tongs and hot brushes I can quite confidently say this beats everything.