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The other day my mate who is an Avon Rep noticed that I own quite a few Avon products though of late I haven't had anything from them at all. She noticed as I was styling my hair that I was using an Avon paddle brush that I had recently found within my collection and popped to her flat which is only a couple of doors up from mine and grabbed me this brush which was new but she has no need for it and I was really pleased....seeing that it is pink. Apparently this is the new colour of this brush now and it used to be a dark red colour but I don't think that colour is now available to purchase from Avon anymore so it's the girly one or nothing!
The Brush Itself:
Well like I have already mentioned this brush is a pink colour and that's a bright pink, the handle is plastic with Avon Techniques written on one side of it in white lettering and it has a small hole to the base of it so you can hang this up if you want to and all in all it measures 23.2cm x 5.9cm. The actual brush is a silver barrel style with lots of holes all over it and with stumpy, hard bristles stick out.
The idea of this brush is to use it when you style your hair to either put curl or put body into it, you can use this to creates flicks...whatever really and it really is a big brush this one so in my opinion is best to be used on rather long hair.
For me though although this appears a nice brush though the bristles are really scratchy and uncomfortable when I'm using it. This brush is meant to help eliminate frizz through reducing static though I don't feel that it does that at all. Its such a big cumbersome brush this one Ian find it difficult to use and its impossible to simply detangle and brush hair with this so it really it is just a styling aid. I thought I'd really like this brush but sadly I don't one bit. At the moment this is on offer from Avon for £4.50 though its usually price is £7.50 but unfortunately I don't think its worth even the piece its is currently available at!
I wanted to get a round metallic brush to use on my hair as this is what they tend to use to style hair at the hairdressers so decided to check out the Avon brochure for a cheap brush. I have the version shown in the picture (red and silver and black) but the newest version is pink I believe. I bought this for around £3 as it was on offer, it was originally around £6 but Avon do offers so regularly you'd have to be mad to pay full price for anything.
The brush itself is made of lightweight plastic so isn't too heavy when you use it regularly. The bristles as of some synthetic nature but are gentle on your scalp unlike some brushes I have used in the past. As far as looks go, I think the brush (red version) looks quite nice and stylish and you can imagine it being used in a hairdressers. I'm not so keen on the more recent pink version which I think looks a bit cheap and nasty.
==Using the brush==
I obviously haven't got the hairdressers knack when it comes to using large bristle barrel brushes as my hair just frizzes up and goes super static. I do suffer from static hair quite a bit under normal circumstances but this brush just seems to compound the problem further for me. I don't think I am able to pull my hair straight in the same way as the hairdresser as I am in the wrong position to blow dry my own hair. I don't find I can get my hair anywhere near straight using this brush and fighting with the static just doesn't help matters. I regularly give up and use a different brush. The only time I will use this brush now is if I want a really good curl under of the feathery layers at the front. It is great for getting a good curl at the front due to the size of the brush. It is too large to use on my fringe so I barely use it any more but have not thrown it out in case I occasionally want it to curl under the front of my hair.
I wouldn't buy this brush again even though I think it is good value if it works for your hair type. It doesn't work on mine very well but I imagine that this non-hairdresser is just blaming her tools for poor blowdrying skills! Two stars because the quality is decent and I really do think it is just down to hair type.
I purchased this brush from the Avon brochure a while ago.
I cannot remember how much I paid for it.
The brush is easy to grasp and easy to hold. I manage to maintain a good grip on it whilst using it to style my hair. The brush is sturdy and durable. It's good quality and I love it's deep red colouring. The bristles are good enough quality, although they can sometimes droop to the side losing their position on the brush. The brush can be used alongside a hair dryer as the barrel is designed to circulate heat, making your hair easier to style. When I use this brush to style my hair (using a hairdryer) I get much better results and the results are long lasting too.
The only downside to the brush is that sometimes it can get tangled in my hair. It is easy to get the brush tangled in your hair due to the fact that it's bristles are flexible. I think you have to get the hang of the brush as when you first start using this brush it is a bit like trial and error. However you do get used to it and it is worth sticking with the brush as it leaves your hair soft and shiny and it doesn't irritate the scalp in any way.
I would recommend this brush. It's suitable for all hair types and lengths.
For as long as I can remember my hair has always been the same style wise. Its long, boring and is pretty much flat to my head. A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted a change and since I was too scared to get my long hair chopped off I decided it might be worth trying to add extra volume to my flat hair creating a different look. Along with a selection of volume shampoos and hair products I bought this large barrel brush from Avon.
This brush cost me £5.20 which is the online price and as far as I'm aware it's the catalogue price too. The brush, in appearance is excellent, I think it looks very stylish and professional. It has a sleek red handle and the outer barrel area is also the same in appearance. The inside of the barrel area is metal creating a lovely colour contrast between the red and silver.
The brush, as stated in the title is the large barrel brush but they are available in different sizes. I would suggest that this large brush be used for people who have long thick hair. The brush is very simple in design; it has the large metal barrel which is occupied by multiple holes. This then has the brush bristles coming out of each hole. There are multiple bristles in each hole creating a large surface of bristles evenly circling the barrel head.
When it comes to performance there are unfortunately several issues with this brush. Firstly, due to the fact that the bristles are loose to enable them to work around your hair they are prone to slipping under the metal barrel. The first time I used this brush I was brushing my hair with metal by the end because the majority of the bristles had fallen through. These are then a terrible pain to get back out again; I had to do a dreadful amount of prodding and poking with a pencil or two.
The idea of the brush is to use it whilst blow drying your hair to add volume, the hair wraps around the brush as well as lifting of the head allowing volume to be added and to ensure that the hair is not flat to the head. This brush is the first of this kind that I have bought so I cannot make comparisons but I didn't think that it made an overly large difference to my hair, to be honest it just took longer to dry and it also burnt my head and fingers when the metal got hot.
Perhaps someone with more beauty knowledge than I have might be able to use this brush better and get a better use from it but I personally think that it's no good because of the fact that the bristles are always falling into the barrel head. I really don't think it is worth the hassle and I will be sticking to my regular brush from now on. It doesn't get my recommendation.