What Are the Best Types of Combs & Brushes to Use on Hair Extensions?

The following hair extension brushes combs are obviously designed for keeping hair extensions as beautiful as the natural hair these are attached to on the head. Of course, these brushes and combs can also be used on natural hair, thus, making these products the best value for your money where hair care is concerned.

 Wide-tooth Comb

This is used in the removal of large tangles from both natural hair and hair extensions. Be sure to use it after a shower wherein shampoo and conditioner were applied on the hair as well as in the morning after removing the loose braids applied on the hair as protection against excess tangling of the hair extensions.

The wide gaps in the comb will gently yet effectively remove the small tangles in the hair before the fine-tooth comb will be used on the strands. Be as gentle as possible when using the wide-tooth comb to avoid damaging the hair extensions.

 Fine-tooth Comb

Use the fine-tooth comb sparingly because, when it is applied with a strong force or used often, it can unbind the hair extensions from their attachments to the natural hair extension strands. Use it gentle yet firm motions for best results.

The fine-tooth comb is best used on smaller and tighter tangles in contrast with the wide-tooth comb, which is suitable for large and loos tangles. Hold your hair firmly at the scalp’s base where the extensions are attached and then carefully separate the bundles in this area.

 Looper Brush

Matting and tangling of the hair at the scalp are one of the most common issues with hair extensions. Fortunately, using a looper brush on the matted and tangled hair can free up the strands, thus, achieving smoother hair with nice curls, where curls are present.

Instead of the straight bristles on a standard hairbrush, the looper brush has a looped bristle that allows it to slide over the attachments of the hair extensions. Brushing at the roots of the hair without unbinding the extensions is then possible.

Like most hair extension brushes combs, the looper brush can be used on both dry and wet hair. But it must be emphasized that, before using the looper brush, the tangles must first be removed using a wide-tooth brush. Then, gently run the looper brush from the scalp to halfway down the hair extensions, which will remove the small tangles and clean out the shed hairs.

 Bristle Brush

Think of the bristle brush as the best tool for the finishing touches, the smoothing brush, if you will. Its design – closely spaced fine bristles – will effectively remove small tangles while your hair is being dried and styled with a flat or curling iron.

Apply gentle motions when using the bristle brush as well. Keep in mind that, although the hair extensions are firmly attached to natural hair, these will more likely come unbind with forceful motions.

Tip: Keep all of these hair extension brushes combs handy so that you can style your hair in a jiffy even without hair care products like leave-on conditioner and anti-frizz spray on hand. You can place smaller versions of these products in your handbag or travel bag for this purpose.