In addition to good conditioners and lots of patience, the best wave brushes can make getting 360 waves much easier! Finding the right one can take some trial and error, so we did some of the hard work for you. We found 10 wave brushes for a variety of hair types, budgets, and handles, so you can find the right one for your hair! Before we get into the wave brush reviews, here are a few things to know first.
Boar Bristle: The best wave brush to use is typically made of 100% boar bristles. Some brushes use “filler” bristles, in addition to boar bristles, made of nylon, plastic, and other synthetic materials to cut costs or create different levels of firmness.
Handle Material: The wave brush’s handle materials can affect the overall look and feel of the brush you’re using. Wood handles look old-fashioned and classic and feel comfortable in the hand. Plastic handles have a modern feel and can tolerate getting wet.
Size: When we measured a handled brush, it is the handle and brush head length together. For palm brushes, we measured the length. This can help you find a brush that fits your hand, or fits your luggage when you travel!
Type: We found wave brushes with handles and without handles, so you can create the perfect waves however you like! Handled brushes are great for hard to reach spots. Palm brushes give you more control, and they pack well when traveling.
Curve: The curve of your wave brush is talking about the bristle firmness. Soft bristles are great for thin hair or sensitive scalps. Medium and hard bristles are great for thick, coarse hair and for creating better precision with your waves.
Money Back Guarantee: Much like a warranty, a money back guarantee is nice to have in case something fails with your wave brush. It’s a good sign the company stands by their product, and they will make things right if something goes wrong!
Now that you have a better idea of what type of wave brush you need, let’s get into our wave brush buying guide! Whether you want an inexpensive wave brush to get started, or you want to upgrade to a higher quality brush, we have options for everyone! If you’re short on time, that’s totally fine! We started with our Top Pick and Budget Pick, so you can read up on those and come back to read about the rest!