Growing up with wavy/curly hair (think 2B), hair maintenance has always been a struggle in my beauty routine.
Should I brush it? Should I wet it? If I wash it too much then it looks frizzy and dry, but if I sleep on it dry it will get tangled and then I’d have to brush it out, and if you have curly hair, you know you can’t brush it out dry and expect anything good. (Unless you are Natasha Lyonne in Russian Doll, in which case, proceed.) I’m embarrassed to admit…I have even gone through the crunchy mousse phase in which your hair looks wet all.the.time. And not in the chic way like Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala.
So if you are anything like me, it freaking hurts to brush out your hair if it’s super tangled. I even have my Pantene Pro-V detangler from 2008 for those extra tangled days. But I still always have a huge knot in the back of my head that just hurts too much to fully brush out. I can’t count how many times I’ve gone to CVS and thought, “I’ll just grab any hair brush that is big enough to get through my hair”. For me that was literally any square paddle brush that looked like it would do the trick.
Not to be too dramatic (okay, who am I kidding), but my life changed when I found The Wet Brush Pro Epic Quick Dry Brush. It came into my life when I wasn’t even looking for it, but I’m obsessed. My sister who also has long curly hair insisted it’s the only brush she’s tried that doesn’t get stuck in a knot and pull at your hair. Truthfully, I never think to replace my hairbrush because it is always the last hair product I think about, and it’s not exactly a “fun” place to spend your money. I am always in the market for a good dry shampoo, but who ever thinks that there are brushes that really work better than others?
For under $15, I took the plunge. What’s the worst that could happen?
The first time I used it was after a shower. My hair was wet. It glided through…seamlessly.
Then I used it while blow drying my hair. Turns out, because it has an open vented design, it actually helped dry my hair faster.
I brushed through my hair dry after styling. It was completely painless. It didn’t fluff out my hair. In short…it worked miracles. What more can you ask for in a beauty staple?
By Dani Blankenstein