“ Type: Hair Brush / Brand: Tigi / „
Having naturally curly hair which I like to keep straight means that when I go away, I need another suitcase full of hair products. Thankfully, we tend to holiday in the UK so I never panic too much, as long as I have my GHD's, I always think I can buy when we get there if I ever forget anything.
Last year, this finally happened to me, I had forgotten one of the key things I needed to straighten my hair, my paddle brush - I didn't realise until I had just come out of the shower and we only had two items to brush my hair with, a soft bristled Tinkerbell hairbrush or a comb, neither would do so I had to send the other half out to the shops.
Luckily, out hotel was pretty centrally located in Newquay, he went to the first hairdressers he could find to buy me a paddle brush.
Unfortunately, I think he got stung with the price, not wanting to return empty and face the wrath of me, he paid £15 for it! The RRP of the brush is actually around £9, but I didn't dare shout at him!
The brush itself is black (with no other colour choices available) and it has quite a long plastic handle with the words Tigi Pro towards the base of the handle in white. It has long black bristles which have small balls on the end to ensure you don't scratch your scalp, the bristles are made from nylon as this is meant to prevent static build up. The bristles are all say on a cushioned pad.
Having curly hair means that it tends to tangle very easily, as the bristles on the brush are long, I can brush a large area at once, and the nylon bristles are also quite flexible so there is that little bit of 'give'. If I cannot find my daughters brush in a morning, I also use this to brush her hair (although because of the size of the brush, she struggles to brush it on her own).
There are two different sized paddle brushes available, small which retails for around £7 and the large version which retails for around £9. I have not come across these available in any supermarkets or chemist but my local hairdresser also stocks them and so does a local beauty supplies shop near me. Having looked on line, it is also available from places such as Amazon.
Performance wise, I don't this the brush performs any better than previous paddle brushes I have used as they have all been excellent at brushing and helping to style my hair however this does feel a lot better made than others I have used in the past.
I would say this brush is designed for medium to long hair, just before Christmas, I had my hair cut into a concave bob and I had a nightmare trying to use at the back of my head where my hair was quite short.
Overall, I would recommend this brush, the RRP is quite reasonable, I have been using this as my main brush for a couple of years now and it is as good as new; none of the bristles have bent, nor have any of the bobbles fallen off the ends. I would give the brush 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.