“ Type: Hair Brush / Brand: Avon / Subcategory: Brush / „
As my youngest daughter Emily has taken ages to grow some hair we had never bought her a brush other than the super soft baby brushes you get however now at two and a half she finally has enough hair for a very small ponytail and so since her sister goes away in the caravan a lot and takes a hairbrush I decided to buy this for my eldest daughter to take away with her hence leaving the normal brush at home.
The brush is from Avon and costs £3.25 however I bought it on offer and got it for £1.75, I probably wouldn't have chosen to buy this but my Avon representative had it left over as someone was sending back their order and it just meant I could get a brush quickly as Emily doesn't let me use my big brush on her hair.
The brush is referred to as round in the title however it is a slight oval shape, the plastic part of the brush is bright pink which is brilliant as my eldest loves pink and then the brush has a flip part which holds a little mirror and flips over the bristles when not in use. The inner of the brush is black and the bristles are black but have little spheres of pink on the top to make the brush gentler on your hair.
Now my eldest has very long and thick hair and like I say this brush was a quick fix as she was about to go away and I fully expected to have to buy her another brush when I found a better one however I have been pleasantly surprised. The brush is brilliant it works through her hair really well and seems to get through tangles easily which is a major issue with her hair. I half expected this brush would lose bristles quickly but we have found that the brush is really sturdy with nice strong bristles and there is no damage to it at all.
The brush now stays up at the caravan so that Sophie has her own up (my Mam uses them horrible round brushes that pull) so she is happy that her hair can be brushed without pulling and therefore of course she is much more cooperative when it comes to brushing her hair. I rate this a surprising 5 stars from 5 which I really didn't expect when I bought it.
Recently my daughter has really started getting into swimming at our local leisure centre (although she pretty much cried for the first 2 days of lessons!) so in between I have been taking her on my days off to have a bit of a splash about. This means I too must get in the water and some of these bigger kids really like to splash getting my hair all wet! I now have set up a swim bag which consists of our costumes, goggles, swim hat, towel, cream and this efficient little pop up brush!
If I am totally honest I don't remember exactly when I bought this brush as I buy so many things from Avon then forget about them! I found it in the back of the bathroom cupboard and thought it apt to take with me on the go and I'm pretty sure it was cheap and cost about £2.50 or so.
The brush is a round, oval shape and sits quite small and compact when closed. It is a nice red colour which makes it distinct and easy to spot in my bag so little rustling about! When the brush is opened it has the brush bristles enclosed in one half and a mirror in the other side. The mirror is quite small and dainty and so I don't really rely on using it too much but for a little application of lipgloss or something it is handy to have so a nice bonus feature.
The brush on the other side is really easy to use and is very efficient at combatting my wet, frizzy hair! Being smaller in size it does take a few more brush strokes to get through all the mop of hair on my head but that's to be expected. The bristles are made of plastic with littlr balls on the tip so the brush does not attack mt scalp and has a more "massage" element fpr when it is dragged through from root to tip. The brush feels nice and and none of the bristles have snapped or come loosee which I have experienced with other brushes so I have been impressed with this.
I have used this brush with a hair dryer at the leisure centre and it works extremely well and none of the bristles have melted and the brush has done a fab job at fixing up my hair so I'd definitely recommend it! It's a lovely little brush to use on the go and so is brilliant for keeping in a change bag or handbad. It doesn't break the bank and does the job well so it gets 5 stars from me!
I have so many friends and family all doing Avon that I feel obliged to buy a little something all the time. It has got to the point where I am running out of things that I actually want and just buying whatever I can see that is cheap.
I bought a pop up brush last year for myself as it was one of the cheapest things in the catalogue. I actually bought a few of them as I thought they would make nice little stocking fillers for my daughter and nieces.
Mine is different from the one in the dooyoo photo as it is round in shape. It is also pink rather than red. The brush closes in a clam shell shape and when it is opened it has the brush in one side and a mirror in the other. It is quite cute actually and worth the £3.25 that I paid for it.
The brush bristles are topped with little round bits of plastic to stop the bristles from hurting when brushing your hair. The bristles are made of plastic and are strong enough to work their way through my hair. With some cheap brushes sometimes the bristles aren't strong enough to get all the way through my thick hair. There is no such trouble with these. I wouldn't say this would be suitable for the thickest of hair but for medium thickness it brushes with no problems.
I like the fact that it folds away meaning that I can pop it in my bag and it doesn't take up much room. The little mirror comes in really handy too as I can reapply my make-up with it or check and see how my hair is looking.
The brush would never replace my proper brush but it does an ok job when I am on the go and while I certainly wouldn't advocate using this to style with a hair dryer etc. I have used it while away from home with straighteners and a hair dryer and I managed to get my hair looking fairly decent with it so it would do in an emergency or if you were going away from home for the night and didn't want to take big items like large paddle brushes.
My daughter really liked this as well when she got it but I think it was more to do with the fact that it looks cute rather than it being a great styling brush. She is going to take it to school with her in her backpack.
For a few pounds this is a nice little brush. It isn't going to replace your proper brushes but it does as a spare and looks nice when you take it from your bag to brush your hair in public.
This brush came out in Avon a good few months ago. I had bought a little brush from Avon ages ago and it had broke where the brush and mirror joined so I thought I would "treat" myself to this when I spotted it. I can't say I am overly vain but to have a little brush to carry around in my work bag isn't that big a deal, but since I wear my hair down quite a bit and it is a medium lenght and thick then I notice it gets a bit tuggy.
The brushes in Avon used to be a red colour but then they changed them to pink. Not really sure why they changed the colouring but the brushes are just the same.
Can't think exactly how much I paid for this but I am sure it was only £1.30 or something. It was on a special offer so I am assuming that this cost £2.50-£3. Unfortunately I cannot check this in a current Avon book as they brought out another pop up brush after this one (which I bought as well) but I think it cost £2.50-£3 around that mark anyway.
The brush looks like the picture on here. It is a nice compact size and the outer part of this brush is quite tough plastic. I do like the medium pink colour. It's nice and bright. So just open this Brush and pop the brush out from the outside. The brush area isn't huge but it is easy enough to brush this through your hair and get rid of the tugs. The bristles are soft enough and don't dig into your scalp. The mirror is large enough and easy to see what you need to see.
So this all sounds good, doesn't it? So what's the problem? Well this suffered the same fate as any other pop up brush that I have had from Avon (haven't bought this kind of brush from any other place so cannot comment if any other ones are the same). Where the hinge is on this where the Mirror and Brush join has broke apart. It must weaken with the constant opening and closing and it doesn't seem to take long for this part to break. Even with this part broke this does seem to sit together ok in my bag but I have seen the 2 parts seperating and I don't want to be trying to get Crumbs out of the bristles.
A good enough brush but if only it would stay whole for longer.
I've spent a fortune over the years on various hair brushes for my thick and naturally curly hair only to find that the tiny beads on the end of the bristles would fall off after only a few months. Consequently, I was delighted to discover Avon's Advanced Techniques range, which offer a good selection of affordable yet high quality brushes. As I've had a positive experience with both the paddle and cushioned brushes I decided to make a purchase of their Round Pop Up Brush and this review discusses my thoughts.
The brushes contained within the Advanced Techniques range are very appealing to the eye with their vibrant cerise colour, so are clearly marketed towards a female audience. Similar to the other brushes I purchased from this range, they initially carry an extremely strong rubber aroma, which concerned me, as I was afraid it would transfer to my hair. However, this was not the case and after a couple of weeks the smell disappears. Whilst the brush is referred to as round, it is actually oval in shape and measures approximately 8½ cm x 5½ cm, so it is of a perfect size to fit in a handbag or pocket.
The appearance and feel of the brush is of a high quality despite the fact that the outer casing has been made from plastic, which is far superior to the brushes I've owned in the past. The upper section carries the brand name with the lower section displaying the underside of the cushioned area. The hinged section is extremely robust enabling the brush to be opened with ease. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a good quality mirror firmly attached inside one the sections although many people like me would probably wish to look in the mirror whilst brushing their hair. However, as I wasn't expecting the mirror, it was a welcomed bonus.
The bristles are of a high quality and to use, the outer section of the brush needs a gentle push to enable them to fan out. Identical to the other brushes within the Advanced Techniques range, the end of each of the bristles is protected with a cerise coloured ball and despite the brush having regular use, they all remain fully intact. A problem I have experienced with these style brushes in the past is that the bristle section would partially fold back into the casing as I was brushing my hair. However, the soft cushioned pad holding all of the bristles remains firmly in place when using and despite the brush being so small, it enables me to fully brush my thick hair. The bristles effortlessly glide through my hair and are easily able to negotiate knots without ripping my hair out at the roots. I cannot report of suffering any static when using, which is often the case with poor quality plastic hair brushes. Closing the brush is effortless where I need to gently push the bristles and they will automatically tuck themselves in so that I can shut the lid.
I am thrilled with my purchase, particularly as it is such an affordable brush and whilst it normally retails at £3.25, at the time of writing it can be purchased for just £1.99. In all honestly, I was not expecting much from such a small brush, particularly as my hair is thick and naturally curly, but Avon's Round Pop Up Brush receives my recommendation together with five stars. Despite it belonging in my handbag and having all sorts of junk tossed on top of it, the outer case remains intact with no scratches and it looks as good as new. It would make an ideal Christmas stocking filler or simply a little treat for yourself.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.