Brushing-Basics-A-Guide-for-Hair-Brushes by Brushing-Basics-A-Guide-for-Hair-Brushes 8 of our favorite hair brushes and what they are used best for. Round Brushes – For creating the perfect curl. Teasing Brushes – Work great for backcombing, and finishing hairstyles. Paddle Brush – A must have for all hair types. Smoothing, detangling and use to keep your hair looking great. Wide Tooth Comb – Great for using on wet hair to detangle knots Rat Tail Comb – For creating the perfect part. Very Flexible and resilient. Mason Pearson Brush – For Finishing and smoothing. Large Round Brush – For creating a silky blowout. Best used on wet hair. Styling Brush – For natural curly hair. Very versatile and great for detangling knots.