I have a friend who works for Boots and every now and again, she comes home with a bag of goodies which she sells on and this is one of the things I have picked up in the past from her.
The brush retails for £8.99 and it is available in store and online. Quite often, Boots do run the three for 2 promotion on their hair range so if you are thinking of buying it is worth keeping an eye out.
I didn’t actually need a hairbrush but my hair does tangle really easily (and so does Laurens) so I thought this would ideal to keep in my handbag when out and about. The brush is standard size, it has a long pale wooden handle which has the product name etched onto to it and finally is it topped with an oval shaped head. The brush head has a mixture of bristles, some harder thick plastic pins mixed in with some softer bristles (the ones similar to what I used for Lauren when she was a baby),
When using the brush, I find that it actually performs really well, the mixture of bristles means that is doesn’t tug too hard on my hair and actually does quite a good job at keeping my hair flat and smooth. The lack of tugging is definitely by far the best thing about this brush, my daughter hates having her hair brushed, especially during the day and unless I have a Tangle Teezer and some detangling spray, she wont let me near her but she will with this one.
I must admit, I a probably a but relaxed when it comes to washing my brushes, I do find though that I have had to wash this one a few times already, but that is mainly due to the fact there are all sorts in the bottom of my handbag. When it comes to washing, I just remove any excess hair and then rinse in warm soap water, I don’t worry about getting the handle wet.
Overall, I would recommend this brush, it has performed really well on Laurens hair and normally she will only ever use her Tangle Teezer. The RRP of the brush is a little on the expensive side though, and for that reason, this only gets 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a cushion hair brush that is made by Boots.
I like the design of this hair brush very much because the handle is made of wood and it has got the word Botanics burned into the wood. It is very pleasing to hold because the handle has got a very nice shape and the brush is not heavy even though it feels strong in my hands. The bristles are natural and they are pushed into the cushion so that when you brush your hair the brush is gentle because the cushion moves and expands when you are using the hair brush.
WHAT I THINK
I have got long hair and I am very happy with this brush because it makes it easy to remove knots from in my hair and I can get a very smooth finish when I use it to brush my hair back into a pony.
It does not pull on the hair and I think it is effective at removing knots without causing me any pain or pulling my hair out. The bristles feel sharp against the scalp but it does not hurt and I think that is a good way to massage your hair while you are brushing because by stimulating your scalp you encourage for your hair to grow healthy.
You should store your brush out of a damp room and I keep mine in my bedroom instead of in the bathroom where I keep some of my other hair brushes. When I wash this hair brush I do it fast under the tap and I do not allow the brush to soak in any water.
I have used this hair brush for my childrens hair but not very often because they have got their own brushes and they like for me to use them instead of ones that are owned by me.
This hair brush costs £8.99 and I think that is value because it is better than hair brushes I have got that cost alot more money than that.
5 Dooyoo Hearts.
I changed my hair style at the start of the year from braids to straight, meaning it was time to invest in a good brush again. My mom and sister have recommended I use boar-bristle brushes- these are much softer on your hair than plastic ones and are better at "smoothing" it down, so to speak. At first I purchased a small boar bristle brush from a local shop in Wolverhampton which cost me about £4. So imagine how frustrated I was when I forgot to bring it back to university with me! So I went looking in Boots for a good cheap alternative. Of course, being Boots they didn't have said cheap alternative, so I bit my tongue and got this brush from the Botanics range instead for £8.99.
The brush is standard sized, with a fairly long, thin handle that's easy and comfortable to grip. It has the 'Botanics' logo etched into the wood which is a nice cosmetic touch. The brush head is the typical oval shape and unusual in that consists of pins as well as the smaller boar bristles, which I think helps makes it more effective for brushing hair. Cleaning the brush is pretty simple. I just tend to pick out the loose hairs from the brush and occasionally wash it in warm water which tends to remove any excess dirt or grease.
I do feel that the pin and boar bristles do smooth down my hair a lot more than just boar bristles alone. Furthermore, when moisturising my hair it helps spread any excess oil to my ends so that it feels less greasy overall. Unlike most plastic brushes I've used it is soft on my hair and doesn't take out huge clumps when I use it for detangling (although that is more a testament to my haircare regime). However I have noticed that, despite having a good build, a couple of the brush pins have broken off in the centre of the brush head. According to the product description on Boots' website one pin is deliberately missing for buoyancy purposes (*shrugs*) but a couple are definitely broken through having to deal with my hair. Within six months however I think a couple broken pins which are still in the brush is no big deal.
Whilst £9 for a brush does make me wince, I have to say that this Botanics brush is worth the money in the long run. It is good at smoothing down my hair even at its frizziest and is pretty durable. If you're looking for a strong brush that minimizes damaging your hair then try this out from your nearest Boots.