One of my very first introductions to hair products was Johnson’s Kids No More Tangles Spray-on Detangler. My extra thick, long hair wouldn’t go a day without several spritzes of it before doing approximately 5,000 brush strokes à la Marcia Brady. As I got older (and lazier) I abandoned this step in my routine to focus on heat styling and products for after my hair is already done. But, as I’ve learned more from hair stylists I’ve realized what you do to prep before styling is crucial—especially if you have a tendency to recklessly knot your hair up in a struggle bun daily. Ahead, shop detangling sprays, brushes, and combs to suit every need.
For the Boujee Top Shelf
This delicious-smelling spray is not only beautifully packaged, but also boosted with coconut oil to smooth the hair cuticles to easily separate any tangles. It also contains amino acids to fortify hair and scalp strength from all the damage you’ve done heat-styling.
Don’t let the affordable price fool you—this brush is an absolute necessity for working with wet hair. The extra thin, super flexible bristles make it able to work with all textures and expertly unravel any kinks.
For the French Beauty Devotee
This Parisian haircare brand—used by the likes of Blake Lively and Dakota Johnson—created a multi-tasking spray that works as both a detangler and leave-in conditioner. Infused with jojoba oil, the formula leaves hair shiny (not greasy!) without weighing down any bounce.
For the Aromatherapy Lover
Organic beauty lovers will adore the scent of this hair lotion. Its mixture of botanical extracts, coconut oil, rosemary, and peppermint will revive tired strands and soothe your senses.
For Really Thick Hair
This uniquely shaped comb has double-spaced rows of teeth that easily fight through even the toughest tangles caused by styling and excessive product use. You won’t feel any painful tugging nor lose a ton of hair in the process, promise.
For Hair That Gets Frizzy
Curly-haired folks are more prone to getting knots, but this spray untangles them all while diminishing frizz. Spray the nourishing cocktail on your coils, finger-comb it through, and you’ll be left with delightfully bouncy, shiny curls.
For Dry Hair
This spray contains Abyssinica seed oil, which purportedly seals in moisture and is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E. Acerola fruit extract in the ingredients also has the unique ability to neutralize hard water, so you can ensure your thirsty hair is getting the rehab it needs.
For the Frequent Traveler
There’s nothing worse than thinking packing your entire 10-step skincare routine yet forgetting a hair brush. That won’t be the case anymore with this teeny detangling brush, which easily fits in your travel pouches. Bring it beach-side or pool-side so you’re not dealing with hair dried in knots later.
For Color-Treated or Keratin-Treated Hair
This vegan formula is one of the few out there safe for processed hair. It not only protects from thermal damage, but also lets you brush through tangles with ease and adds softness.
For Fighting Winter Static
Use six to eight sprays of this detangler on your mid-shaft to ends while your hair is damp to seal your strands’ cuticles and smooth down any winter static causing your hair to stand.
For Stopping Flakes
There’s a reason Pinterest is rife with DIY hair treatments using apple cider vinegar—the ingredient is popular for naturally eradicating dandruff as well as adding shine. For those of you who don’t have the time to create your own products at home, this detangling spray is an easy alternative.
For You and Your Kids
This kid-safe leave-in conditioner is a favorite among moms for using on kids’ tangled hair—but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it too. It includes green ingredients like sunflower seed and green tea extract to give hair a surge of moisture and protection.