I had bought a Conair paddle brush for $5 and it puled my hair out, snagged it like crazy. Then I bought this brush for $12, and it glides through my hair, for the most part. Way better. And since it's bamboo, it probably won't fall apart like my plastic Goody hairbrushes did (boo Goody).
I find this better than Mason Pearson's Popular Brush!
This is gentle on the scalp but the bristles break or get pushed in.
This is my second tbs brush I've used and prior to that I've only used 2 maybe 3 other brushes in my life. I think it does a good job on my hair, I have fine hair but a lot of it and its long. Rec for those wanting quality without high cost.
I own a Mason Pearson Mixed Popular Brush and must say that this paddle brush is actually managing to compete with it.
It is not as good at making my hair all silky soft, but it does detangle at least as good (actually better) which is the most important aspect of a brush for me since I have long, thick, fine, tangle prone hair.
You would perhaps imagine it as just another bobble pin brush, but it feels very gentle on your scalp and in your hair much like my Mason Pearson.
And then it's the fact that it costs next to nothing in comparison to the more expensive brushes.
So, if you want a good brush for a low price this is definitely a good alternative.
I have this in the largest size. Yep, this makes my hair smoother and shiny. Feels theraputic when i brush my hair with it. I use it everyday!
Recently bought the mini version of this for my bag, and am very happy with it.
Wooden back, fits nicely into hand, with rubber pad and "bristles." Made using sustainable wood. Solid construction, and fine on hair so far. There are sevaral sizes and shapes available, as well as brushes with other kinds of bristle.
This one is replacing an old, now-deceased, and much-lamented Mason Pearson handbag-brush (boar bristle, was 18 years old). So has high standards to live up to.
My one qualm is that - for anything other than occasional bag/on-the-move use - it would need to have the wooden part oiled, which is perfectly manageable but a bit of hassle; done properly, with the 4-5 coats, it takes a few days. Untreated, it'll warp and split if used on wet hair. Like many other brushes, likely to last longer if washed regularly (every week or so), with lukewarm water and mild shampoo unless there are rubber bits, in which case just with water. continued >>
Believe it or not, I use this interchangable with my Mason Pearson brush! I've had this for over a year and a half and it's still holding up strong. The brush has "pins" in it, which I know aren't that sturdy over time and tend to fall out, but mine are still going strong. It works well on my long, coarse hair - the style I think this would work best with. I just love the wooden "natural" look as well.
UPDATE: I've used this for 4-5 years now and it really is a terrific value! I can't believe it's lasted this long. The wood still looks new and the pins have stayed intact! 5 lippies!
I got the paddle brush in 2 sizes and 2 different bristles. One is the metal pins and the other is the wooden.
Both works well! So well, that I am convinced to buy the mini brush!
Excellent paddle brush!Gentle on the hair;for some reason,leaves it very shiny.Great for blowdrying the hair straight.I'd buy it again in no time.