3 Reasons You Should Try a Brush Made Specifically for Wet Hair

Wet brushes are specifically designed to glide through post-shower hair for easy detangling and extra smoothing power.

Shot of a young woman flipping her wet hair against a blue background
Finally, a brush that doesn’t tear at your hair when it’s wet.Getty Images

A wet brush is your secret weapon to detangling and defrizzing. Whether you have a mane full of curls or pin-straight hair, here’s why a good wet brush can be a game changer.

The Bristles are Flexible

Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush with Soft IntelliFlex Bristles
Keep one in the shower, and one in your hair-stuff drawer.Amazon

The secret of wet brushes? The flexible yet firm bristles. They glide through hair types to untangle knots with much more ease than a stiffer paddle brush or boar’s bristle brush. The Wet Brush brand is the original innovator in these beauty tools—we found this two-pack that’ll let you keep one in the shower and the other in your gym bag or another convenient spot.

They Have Ergonomic Handles

Cala Wet n Dry Brush
Time for your 100 strokes.Amazon

You want your beauty tools to work great. The makers of wet brushes typically pay close attention to the ergonomics of the brush handles to make sure that you can maintain a good grip even when things get slippery. Thanks to growing demand for wet brushes, brands are also coming up with increasingly chic versions of this beauty basic. This mirrored rose gold one has the soft, flexible bristles it needs, but is also just so...cute.

Some Wet Brushes Can Do Double Duty

Wet Brush Pro Epic Quick Dry Hair Brush
Step up your blowout.Amazon

If you don’t have much storage space in your bathroom or vanity area, it helps to have beauty tools that do more than one thing! A vented wet brush like this one can double as both the brush you use to detangle post-shower and the brush you use for your blow out. If you plan to use your wet brush with heat tools, be sure to look for one with heat-resistant bristles. Otherwise, the heat could warp or damage the soft plastic material.