Beauty Hair Hair Types Natural Hair The 5 The Best Scalp Brushes for Thick, Coily Hair Gotta work that shampoo down to your roots one way or another. By Kayla Greaves Kayla Greaves Instagram Twitter Website Kayla Greaves is the Executive Beauty Editor for InStyle, overseeing all beauty coverage on the site. She has previously held positions at HuffPost and Bustle. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 5, 2021 @ 03:33PM Pin Share Tweet Email We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Photo: Fresh Splash/Getty Images As a Black girl with thick, type 4 natural hair, I'd like to make one thing clear: There is absolutely nothing worse than going through an entire wash day, then coming out of the shower and realizing you still have product buildup on your scalp. It has happened to me many a time as my hair has gotten longer, and I've gotten equally annoyed in each instance. Since I typically keep my nails long, I prefer to massage my scalp with my knuckles — clearly, however, that doesn't always do the trick. So when I ColorProof sent me some products to test a few years ago, including a scalp brush, I figured I'd give it a shot. And let me just say this: Girl. Girl. It's been a total game-changer. With its soft, long teeth, the tool adequately cleanses my scalp without causing irritation, and I'm able to get the shampoo all the way down to my roots — no problem. So if you're anything like me and have hair that is thicker than a Snickers, scroll through to discover which scalp brush can turn your wash day all the way around. The Best Scalp-Care Products for Anyone With Thick, Natural Hair ColorProof Scalp Cleansing Brush Courtesy Buy on Colorproof.com Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart Oh my dearest ColorProof brush, how I love thee. My wash day companion has become a staple in my shower, and how could it not be? With its long teeth and easy-to-grip sides, it gets the job done — and quick. Ceremonia Scalp Masajeador Courtesy Buy on Ceremonia.com Buy on Revolve Buy on Sephora If your hair is short and thick, then this scalp brush is for you. To use, simply wet your hair and apply your shampoo directly to your hair or the tool. Then get your massage on and watch the suds do their thing. VIDEO: Solange Beauty Moments You Need to See Dido Head Massager Stone Comb Courtesy Buy on Walmart Okay, fine. So technically this isn't a brush, but it's a great alternative for someone with a tender scalp. Gently use the comb to distribute the shampoo along the scalp and massage it in, then you'll be good to go — just don't try to detangle your hair with it until you've moved on to conditioning. Tangle Teezer The Scalp Exfoliator & Massager Courtesy Buy on Ulta Buy on Nordstrom Buy on Amazon If you're looking for a tool with finer teeth, look no further than this joint from Tangle Teezer. Together, it will work with your shampoo of choice to help to break down product buildup. Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager Courtesy Buy on Sephora Buy on Ulta Buy on Amazon Much like the ColorProof brush, Briogeo's Scalp Revival boasts long, strong teeth that go right down to the roots. Another bonus is that once you rinse it off, you can use it on dry hair to give your scalp a mid-week massage. This is All Natural. From the kinkiest coils to loose waves, we're celebrating natural hair in its many forms by sharing expert tips for styling, maintenance, and haircare.