Splurge vs. Save: The Ultimate Hair Brush Guide

by Lauren Thompson

When it comes to styling your hair, using the correct brush is crucial. Every girl needs a good natural boar bristle round brush to help smooth and polish. If you’re consistently blow-drying your hair [like, everyday], try to stay away from a metal brush. The metal will hold in the heat, which in turn will damage your hair much like a curling iron would.  Because there are so many different types of brushes out there, we’ve got a splurge and save option for round and flat brushes to make your hair looking better then ever!

SPLURGE: Mason Pearson Brushes, $120 – $230

Mason Pearson brushes are the creme de la creme of brushes [as you can tell by the hefty price tag]. They’re great for every hair type— especially fine hair. The extra-soft boar bristle and nylon mix gives lots of shine while gently stimulating the scalp.

mason pearson brush


SAVE: The Wet Brush, $9

On a budget? This brush is amazing for super fine hair that easily tangles after shampooing the hair. It also works wonders on children!

the wet brush

SPLURGE: YS Park G-Series Curl Shine Brushes, $85 – $159

These brushes are top-notch when it comes to curly, frizzy and coarse hair. They not only smooth it, but also add unbelievable shine. While they’re pretty pricey, they are well worth the investment. You’ll never have to buy a new brush again!


SAVE: Creative Professional Boar Bristle Brushes, $25 – $45

These come in different sizes that each serve a unique purpose:

  • XL: Best for very long hair.
  • L: Best for medium to long hair, to give bend and movement on the ends.
  • M: Best for shoulder length hair to smooth.
  • S: Best for bobs and bangs.
  • XS: Best for pixie cuts. Also ideal for smoothing a very curly of frizzy hairline because it will grab the hair and pull the curl out.

creative round brushes