I was getting fed up of having to share my hairbrush with both my son and my daughter so we decided to purchase them one each of their own so there was no fighting and arguing. My husband found these great hairbrushes from Kent Coolhog. I had never heard of them before but I'm glad he was able to find them as they are just perfect for what we needed them for and I can actually use them as well which is very handy.
According to an article I read, "Kent's Hog brushes began life over 30 years ago. This brush has proved its versatility for all the family, whether in the home, handbag or sports bag. The range has expanded over the year with Head Hog, Mini Hog, Cool Hog, Sport Hog, Woody Hog and Mini Woody Hog, all providing the same brushing abilities but with added colours and choice of size."
This brush is great because although it is fairly small and will fit nicely in a handbag, it has a fairly big brush head and so works well on my long hair but also the short hair of both my children. The handle is short but big enough for my whole hand to grip it and fit around and definitely small enough for my kids to be able to hold well and to brush their own hair with.
This brush is described as being for general brushing and styling. The brush is on a rubber cushion which has some give in it so it moves up and down when you move the bristles through your hair. Kent Cooldog say this cushioning helps the quills to glide through the hair. The bristles are made of nylon and so are strong but do not pull or tug at my hair or that of my kids and they do not pull my hair out either. The bristles have little plastic ball tips on them which help to protect your hair and scalp.
The nice thing about this brush is that I can use it on wet hair or dry hair and it still performs perfectly on both forms. It always takes tangles away really easily and I find it is actually really caring on wet hair and does not pull it like other brushes I have used does. The brush is really quite tough and the handle has some texture to it which makes it really easy to hold and grip and it does not fall out of your hand when you are using it. You can use a hair dryer with this brush and it does not heat up which is nice.
The brushes we have are blue but I think they come in a variety of colours which is nice. All in all, a great little brush for both me and my kids.
When it comes to hairbrushes anyone who regularly reads my reviews will know by now that I only use Denman brushes and combs. You may know that and so should people in my life! However recently my flatmate was on Boots and bought herself a few things and spotted this cute looking brush costing about £5.25 (in Boots) and decided to purchase us both one each. I should have been pleased but in all honesty I really only do use Denmans and so was a wee bit disappointed when there is still a few from the Denman range I could do with to add to my collection! However I said thanks and had high hopes for it and after-all it was a gift!
All the brush comes in is a piece of see-through plastic that goes around the middle of it allowing it to hand on a hanger in a store. On the front of that I am told that it is Kent Cool Hog 'The Essential Styling Accessory'. On the back of that sleeve I am told a bit about the brush and how to care for it, I'm told about other products available from within the range and contact details Kent are given.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Sleeve:
Handy sized hog with glide through cushioned quills.
The unique epoxy ball tips protect your hair and scalp.
Use with hottest hair driers.
Cool hogs are tough, dependable and versatile. They tackle any hair length or texture, wet or dry.
This particular handbag sized brush comes in a few different colours and my one happens to be white. It is made of thick plastic and has a small black hedgehog on the back of it. On the handle there are grooves for ease of using the brush and on that and in gold writing I am told that it is a Kent Coolhog. To the top of the brush there is a beigy colour cushion and then on that you get quills (prongs to you and me lol). They are long enough, made of plastic and have matching white round bits on the ends of each one. You get 3 or 4 prongs across and 13 or 14 (down as it tapers). Those quills are really flexible.
To me though I'm sorry to say that I don't like this brush at all. It looks cheap and it actually feels it when I' using it too. I don't like the way this drags through my hair either, even my mate was shocked when I dry brushed my hair and showed her how much of it I had lost and I'm convinced its cos of the knobbly bits on the end of the quills that may detangle my hair but only by pulling it out!
Yes its fine when heat styling and it does brush through wet/damp/dry hair though like I have pointed out I feel it does so roughly and I don't half makt.
It is of a compact size though handbag? Only if it isn't tiny! All in all I'm sadly not keen on this though it detangles and it is highly durable and easy to care for. I'm hiding this as to not appear ungrateful and using only my Denmans again cos now I have used this I can see why I became faithful to the mighty Denmans in the first place lol.
Available in all good chemists etc.