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This is a great brush for long and/ or thick hair.
My boyfriend bought me this brush at the same time as buying me the GHD irons.
The brush is excellent quality. It's really strong and sturdy and the handle is really durable. The handle is really comfortable to hold and you can get a good grip of it. It doesn't slip from your fingers when you're using it. The bristles are excellent quality too. They're strong yet flexible at the same time.
The brush is great for detangling thick hair as it glides through the hair quickly and easily. It can be used on wet OR dry hair. Using it on wet hair is perfectly fine. It doesn't pull or tug the hair and it leaves your hair looking shiny and super healthy.
The bristles haven't fell out of my brush and I have had my brush for a while now. They have sort of fell to the side but they haven't actually fell out of the brush and the brush is easy to clean. You can place it in a bowl of warm water with a blob of shampoo and it will come out smelling fresh and clean. The hair doesn't seem to build up in the brush either.
The colour of the brush doesn't fade. It's not too heavy either so you can carry it around with you easily.
A great brush from GHD.
One of the brushes I recently bought from the GHD website was the GHD paddle brush. My old brush had got to the stage where the bristles were falling out, the rubber underneath was ripping and it was definitely time to replace it. I had heard that GHD brushes were great and when I received them I was not wrong.
The paddle brush is what I use as my everyday brush. I also bought the ceramic brush from the GDH website which helps when I style my hair with the use of my blowdryer but this paddle brush can be used as an everyday, regular, no heat needed brush.
The brush is of really good quality. It has a fairly long black handle with the GHD icon on the bottom of the handle in a nice chrome silver. The handle is nice and sturdy so when you are brushing your hair you can get a good grip and work through any tangles or hard bits you may have. The head of the brush is in the shape of a big rectangle and has a flat base to it and I refer to it as a horse brush because that is kind of what it looks like. This brush is designed for long hair which is what I have, well mid to long really but I also have very thick hair which needs a lot of work on it and this brush works it way through my hair really nicely. The thickness of the brush head really gets to work on the length of the hair meaning you can really get one solid brush stroke through it.
The brush is nice on my hair and I never seems to pull bits and it never really hurts when I use this brush which is nice. The brush works really well on wet hair as well and works through the tangles and smoothes it out nicely. The brush cost me £20 and has been an nice investment.
=== The product ===
A hairbrush with a broad flat base designed to make it easy to blow dry large sections of medium to long length hair.
=== How to use this ===
Obviously you brush your hair with, it's a hair brush. The design of this brush means that it is particularly suited to thicker longer hair, such as mine. It will suit any length of hair really but it works very well at helping me to blow dry my longer, thick hair. As this has a flat base it allows me to blow dry my hair while brushing it and the style of the brush helps to ensure that my hair is dried nice and straight, more so than when using a standard hair brush.
=== Where can I buy this & for how much? ===
This can be purchased from many places that sell GHD products. Mine was purchased from GHDhair.com for £15.00 with free UK delivery but the price is currently £20.00 so it is always worth shopping around, like with everything, before purchasing.
=== Overall opinion ===
This brush is fantastic, although the price is not! The main reason that I purchased this was that a friend had used one on my hair when getting it ready for a night out and it was just fantastic. My hair took less time to dry, was tangle free and looked lovely after she had finished. I didn't even end up straightening my hair before going out which is very unusual for me! This has prompted me to buy a couple of other brushes in the range also so I now have a hairbrush collection worth over £100 (whoops!).
I find that this brush treats my hair well. Providing I use some patience and don't rush it I am able to get all of the tangles out of my hair no problem. I then use a heat protection spray before I begin using the hair dryer. My hair definitely dries straighter now that I am using this paddle brush and while I do still straighten my hair sometimes when using it, if it is a special occasion or I am doing a specific clean looking style, I will also leave my hair when at home or just out for dinner now as it looks a lot neater than before. The bristles are ideal for gliding through long hair and they do not cause unnecessary damage to my ends which is great as I am prone to suffering from split ends with plastic type bristles.
There has always been a lot of fuss about the ghd range, especially when it comes to the straighteners. Everyone seems to think they are a god send. I don't think they are as amazing as everyone makes out, though. This is only my opinion but OK, so they do make your hair deadly straight, but they also burn it and dry it out really quickly. And also from my experience they do seem to make my hair look really greasy the day after using them.
I used to use the straighteners all the time but found my hair lost all its life so now use another pair, from the Babyliss brand which is one I really trust. I don't wear my hair straight anywhere near as much as I used to nowadays, and prefer to have it in nice tight curls although this can take a lot of maintainance if I want them to be my natural curls (you can't wash it on the same day as you have to wait for it to dry like it etc).
On the days I do want my hair to look poker straight I use a brush that will help me to tame it. One year as a Christmas gift I got given this brush from a friend who is mad about the ghd range.
This brush is quite expensive at about £15. You can buy it in some shops such as I think probably Boots, and it is also available online. I would never have paid full price for this and if I ever lose this or it breaks or anything like that I'll be honest with you I wouldn't buy this again. I would probably just feel like I was paying for the label and not the brush itself.
It is good for keeping your hair straight but you can't use this alone to get all your hair to stay absolutely straight. You can use this when your hair is wet or dry, its really up to you and your personal preference.
This is an OK brush, but its so expensive that I just don't think I would recommend it. If you are really into your hair care and never have your hair curly, only ever have it straight then this could be for you. But if you're like me and only occasionally like to have straight hair then you're probably better off using a good all rounder like a cushion brush or something.
As a hairstylist and beauty therapist, I love all things that are hair and beauty related. So sorry folks here is yet another hair review.
While finishing a client's hair last week I used the GHD paddle brush, to blowdry her long hair straight as she didn't want the overly straight look.
Anyway I automatically headed from my paddle brush and realised it was something I use every day and I had never reviewed it, so here goes.
THE GOOD HAIR DAY BRAND
Firstly I will tell you a little bit about the GHD Company, just in case some of you don't really know what it's all about.
The company Good Hair Days (GHD for short) is well known for its must have hair straighteners, the company was founded in 2001 by a man called Martin Penny. He came up with the Idea for these fast heat up ceramic straighteners and they took off everywhere around the globe.
The company went from strength to strength when the straighteners were highly called for, not only were these the must have straighteners but the professionals also wanted a piece of the action. Which I personally think helped the success of GHD, because they were getting used in the salons around the world, so they must be good.
Due to the huge success of the straighteners, GHD then when on to produce products such as shampoos, conditioners and styling products and later a stylish brush range that was designed to suit everyone's needs.
THE GHD LARGE PADDLE BRUSH
The is a large paddle brush that is designed for medium to long length hair types, it is used to detangle that hair after is has been washed, which in its self is a bonus as you are never supposed to brush wet hair, it is always supposed to be combed, so this brush it very kind to your hair in that respect.
If have found that due to its size it can brush through wet tangled hair within seconds, which in my opinion saves me time and to be honest conditioner, as I don't have to use as much to get through my tangled mane, after it has been washed.
The brush also boasts anti static purposes, which it has every right to do so as you get a static free and very smooth finish, that hold a brilliant shine.
The brush is fairly large at roughly eight inches long and three and a half inches wide, It has a big rectangular / square paddle to it which comprises of a large cushioned area that contains lots of little plastic bristles.
The plastic bristles are evenly distributed within the cushion, which helps when brushing out tangles, as the brush just glides through the hair.
The cushioned area is so soft and flexible that it allows the brush to hug
the contours of you head while you are brushing your hair, making it a pain free process when detangling your hair.
The only down side in my opinion is the bulky handle which is made up of a polycarbonate barrel, that has a rubber grip that allows you to have a firm grip when manoeuvring the hair and the brush. As the brush is rather large it can be very hard to handle the hair, brush and hairdryer at the same time, but with practice this will become easier.
This little gem also comes with a unique feature, one I have never seen before. At the end of the handle it has a small cap that contains a three inch plastic pin, which can be used to help you section your hair neatly before blow drying or to help detangle really knotted hair before you brush it through.
I personally section the hair with my fingers, but I have found this little tool is great for removing any hairs that have imbedded themselves into the brush, so for cleaning the brush this is a fool proof tool.
PRICE / AVAILABILITY
You can buy this GHD paddle brush from the official GHD web site www.ghdhair.co.uk for the bargain price of £15.95, which some may fell is expensive but this brush will last you life time.
You can also buy this for any GHD stockist salon, to find your nearest stockist just visit the GHD web site and you can find out where your nearest GHD salon is.
You can also buy these brushes a little bit cheaper from other web sites and eBay.
I find that the large paddle section allows you to dry small sections of hair easily, but the art of it is actually drying your hair section at a time to get a nice smooth glossy finish.
If you have long to medium length hair, I feel that this paddle brush is a must. It blowdrys the hair easily and gives you a smooth straight but fuller looking look. So if you don't like the poker straight look then give this a try.
I have to say I have had this brush for nearly two years and it is used daily within the salon, so it owes me nothing but keeps on performing to the highest standard. It does have a few scratches on the base and does not look as black as it once did, but I still have plenty of life left in it, so for me the price was very reasonable.
The must-have do-everything brush / For detangling, smoothing, taming and blow-drying / Best for fast and effective styling on mid to long hair / Use the paddle brush to detangle longer lengths without generating static / Create straight-and sleek blow-dries / Smooth hair into ponytails and updos / Broad flat base ideal for styling large sections of hair Soft touch, non slip finish handle Professional design & hand finishedHow to use:For a quick and sleek blow-dry, blast dry hair until 80% dry / Brush hair from root to tip using swift strokes while following the direction of your brush with your hairdryer / Ensure your dryer's nozzle is on to concentrate the air flow /