Product Type: Avon hair care products
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Like a doll's hair brush
Avon Pop Up Brush
Member Name: catsholiday
Avon Pop Up Brush
Advantages: Neat and compact
Disadvantages: Bristles fold in when using
Avon pop -up brush
I have no Avon rep and so buy all my Avon products on line and this is something that I bought some time ago to keep in my bag as it is light, takes up little room but is a brush rather than a comb. I do not own any other brushes from Avon so can only comment on my experiences with this one.
I bought this brush when it was on offer and because it was so cheap I thought it was worth the risk of buying it unseen online. The brush is supposed to be £3.50 but I bought it at half price so only paid £1.75. I am not sure I would have paid full price as I was not in any great need of the brush it just struck me that I might find it handy for when we traveled.
I have brush this in black but it does sometimes come in other colours, I am happy with it in black as it is not offensive and I really am not bothered about what colour I have. It is hard to describe the brush in that when folded one half folds onto the other with the brush's bristles folding inwards so that it is flatter than you might imagine. When folded it is about 2 cm thick and about 12 cm long. The back of the brush part is made from soft plastic and you have to push it so that the brush sort of 'pops out' to become a usable brush. I do like the fact that the bristles fold inwards and the entire folded up brush is neat small and has not bits sticking out that would get tangles in other things in my bag.
When open the brush handle has a mirror inside and the bristles then pop out so that you end up with a pretty basic plastic bristled brush with a short handle. It is then about 21cm long so again not huge and it is pretty light too for anyone who has problems lifting heavier brushes above their head to brush their hair.
The five rows of plastic bristles are quite rounded and soft so not scratchy at all on my head and even my little granddaughter will allow me to tidy her hair up with this. She is also fascinated by the fact it folds away and pops up so I am not sure how long it will last with all her attention! My hair is short but thick and my granddaughter's is thin but long. I do brush hers carefully to avoid pulling as she hates that but I am not sure how well the brush would fair with thick adult long hair as it isn't that robust
I also find that when brushing my hair I have to sort of put my fingers along the full length of the bvrush otherwise the bristles pop back in which is not very useful. My granddaughter cannot use the brush herself as it sort of folds back in with her little hands.
I can't actually see why they have put the mirror in the handle as you cannot possible see the mirror while brushing your hair. It is handy for checking and putting on lipstick and makeup I suppose. My mirror has fallen out and I can't say I am that worried by its loss. It is pretty small and I find that a compact mirror is handier or even the mirror of the sun shield in the car is more useful than this one was.
I do find that it is very easy to clean as the bristles do not hang on to the hairs and I can just pull any loose hairs out. I just wash mine with soap or shampoo and dry it a bit with a towel then leave it open to dry before putting it back in my handbag.
To fold it you just sort of push the outer edges of the bristles together or poke the middle and the bristles then pop in and the brush handle then folds over easily.
Has lasted me about 18 months now and does get used for dolls and my hair as well as tidying my granddaughter's hair and it is still fine as a brush despite the mirror falling out. I can't say this is the finest brush I have owned but for my short hair it works well as an emergency brush when out and about.
Yes, for an emergency handbag brush it does a good job. I would be happy to buy it again or one similar as I don't feel especially excited by this one. If I had to pay full price I might think twice but at half price it is not a bad buy at all.
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Summary: A cheap neat small emergency brush