Finding the right brush for fine hair

Fine Hair

Fine and thin hair is lovely and silky to the touch and can be much easier to style than other types. It suits many styles, a low bun or a high ponytail can look effortlessly chic.

So, what’s the difference between fine and thin hair? These terms are often used interchangeably but aren’t quite the same. Fine hair is when the size of the strands are smaller, and are more often seen in lighter hair colours such as blondes. Thin hair is when there are fewer strands of hair on the head itself.

If you’re frustrated by all the voluminous blow drys you see in the media – you’re not alone. We can’t choose what kind of hair we are born with, but we can choose how we decide to look after it. We’ve developed products to be suitable for a huge range of hair types, there’s bound to be a Tangle Angel brush that will suit your locks. We’ve got detangling brushes for both of these hair types, tips and tricks to keep your thin or fine hair in tip top condition.

Cherub 2.0: the perfect kids brush for fine hair

The Cherub 2.0 is our renowned kid’s brush, made for delicately detangling your little ones’ hair every day. Designed with all of the amazing features of the Angel 2.0, this brush is stylish, compact and is available in a variety of colours to suit your personal preference.

This brush can be used in multiple settings; being water resistant, it is ideal for using on wet hair after a bath or shower. It’s Antibacterial properties also help to stop the growth of bacteria, ensuring hygienic brush-through every time.

Why is the Angel 2.0 good for fine hair?

Make detangling fine hair a breeze with our brushes. We developed Angel 2.0 with fine hair in mind, which is designed for detangling and everyday brushing.

Being water-resistant makes it the perfect wet brush for thin and fine hair, and its Memory Flex™ bristles allow the brush to move smoothly through your locks and get rid of all those pesky tangles.

Tangle Angel: The definitive hair brush for fine hair

Our brushes have been designed to stand out from the crowd, with a number of key innovative features that make them a fantastic choice for your hair.

Tangle Angel brushes are one of the only brushes on the market with handles; our paddle style brushes have handles for greater control to remove those pesky knots with ease.

All of our brushes are also water resistant so can be used on the beach, by the pool or in the shower. Truly the perfect wet brush for fine hair.

The bristles on each and every brush contain anti-static additives which we developed with your hair type in mind, to reduce those pesky flyaways that ruin your sleek look.

How to use your hair brush: brush your hair daily

Brushing fine hair can encourage hair growth, as it stimulates the scalp. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s really wet, let it air dry a little first.

Using a brush with soft or flexible bristles such as our Cherub 2.0 means that you can detangle your hair gently, without breakage as it won’t apply too much stress to your delicate hair.

Don’t shampoo too often

While we’re talking about shampooing, try not to do it too often!

The temptation for those of us with fine or thin hair can be to wash often as hair can feel greasy after a short period of time, but over-washing can encourage overproduction of oil making your hair appear flat and lifeless.

Aim for two or three times a week and use dry shampoo in between washes. When you do wash your hair, stay away from sulphates as they can dry out your hair and make it more susceptible to breakages, instead use a volumizing shampoo to give your hair a boost.

Sleep in silk

We’re not talking about your pyjamas!

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase or using a silk cap can help keep your hair frizz and tangle free, as the soft glide of silk is less damaging than harsh cotton.

Have regular trims

Fine and thin hair are most susceptible to split ends, which will end up working their way up the hair shaft and making your hair feel even thinner.

Regular trims can help keep your hair as strong and healthy as it can be and reduce your split ends. But make sure your hairdresser is also using one of Tangle Angel’s fantastic brushes.

Use a heat protector

Stylists recommend leaving your hair to air dry 75% before using any heat styling products on it, to reduce breakage.

When you heat style your hair, be sure to use good quality defence spray to protect your delicate strands.

Get the right cut

Next time you visit the salon, take the time to discuss with your stylist the look that will suit you most.

As a general rule of thumb, shoulder-length styles are flattering to fine and thin hair as it creates a more full-looking ‘do.

Brushes for other hair types

We’re all different and so is our hair! We’ve got brushes to suit all kinds of hair types: find out more and how Tangle Angel can help your ‘do stay healthy and tangle-free.

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Curly Hair

If you’re a curly girl you know it takes a lot to tame that mane and keep your curls looking defined. We’ve got a range of brushes suitable for curly hair, so whether you’re wavy, coily, or somewhere in between, we’ve got the brush for you.
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Thick Hair

Does it take you hours to brush your hair? Do you feel like you’re having to wrestle with it just to get it to do what you want? Having thick hair can be a real challenge but we’ve got tips, tricks and the perfect brushes to tame your mane.
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Straight Hair

If you’ve got poker straight hair, you’ll know it requires regular brushing to keep it looking sleek. Our brushes have been developed for all hair types so you can trust we’ll keep you looking slick and polished.
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Wavy Hair

Being somewhere in between straight and curly can be a faff for our wavy haired pals. Our brushes can help keep you looking beach ready, find out more and how to keep your wavy hair in tip top shape.