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Dressing table: The best hairbrushes

1 Extra Large Hot Brush

For those with long, difficult hair, this brush is ideal – it has a large ceramic barrel to work hair around and the combination of bristle types helps to control static.

£10, Label m, labelm.co.uk

2 Straightening Brush

With ceramic plates on both sides and natural bristles throughout, this brush will ensure that the heat is evenly distributed from your hairdryer to get your locks poker-straight.

£8.95, Charles Worthington, charlesworthington.com

3 Handy Size Boar Bristle Brush

Buy a Mason Pearson brush and you will have invested in a premium-quality brand boasting a hundred-year history in hand-made brush making.

£61.25, Mason Pearson, masonpearson.com

4 Original De-tangling Brush

Currently making the high street knot-free, the odd-shaped Tangle Teezer's rubber bristles amazingly ease out tangles without pulling, leaving hair shining.

£9.99, Tangle Teezer, tangleteezer.com

5 Tail Comb

Used by professional hair stylists worldwide, this anti-static tail comb is made of a special rubber material which prevents it over-heating when styling.

£1.95, Kent, kentbrushes.com

6 Paddle Brush

Made from Chinese honey wood, this lightweight brush is easy to use. It's intended to reduce stress to your hair which is generally caused through daily blow- drying and styling.

£17, Aveda, aveda.co.uk