Avon Paddle Brush
I find that like keys I lose brushes, and as such I do not like paying full price for them, and last year, in the Avon catalogue the brushes were reduced and the paddle brush was £2.50 instead of the £7 recommended retail price.
The brush is red and it has a long plastic handle, the only downside to the handle is there is no grip, you have to grip the handle tightly yourself, the brush element has a good sized bristles and a wide paddle area so you get to brush quite a large area in one go.
I have short curly hair, and the brush I can brush my hair in 20 seconds flat.
=My Daughters Hair=
Now this is where the fun and games start, as she has long hair, and this is prone to being pluggy, it is thick as well, although we have a tangle teezer, which I would not be without, but this brush gives me a 2nd option, as it is strong, it gets to a large section of the hair, especially the underneath of her hair, as this gives it a really good comprehensive brush through.
My daughter likes the brush as well, as it does help with reducing the tangling, but for her (she is 10) she does find the brush a bit difficult to grip hold of the handle, unless she grips it for England.
=A year old=
We've had the brush nearly a year, and it is still in really good condition, it gets used well, we liked the brush that much that the next time it was on offer I brought a 2nd one.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this brush, even at £7 it is a good price, as compared to named brushes you could pay £10+ for, but even better when it is reduced.
My only niggle is the grip on the brush, and because of this I am knocking 1 star off, (sorry).
I have quite long thick hair that I usually style by straightening either with a hairdryer or, more usually, hair straighteners. When I blow dry, I have problems with brushes that either do not hold enough hair or cause my hairdryer to overheat whilst in use. When I saw my hairdresser using a paddle brush to style my hair, I decided it was worth a go myself at home. I opted for this paddle brush from Avon as it was quite a good price at £2.99.
The brush itself is sturdy and feels of pretty good quality. As you can see from the picture above, the brush head is generous in size and paddle shaped. It is made of black cushioned rubber so compresses when pushed in. This makes the brush feel soft on your head. The handle and back of the brush are made of a thick plastic (mine is coloured grey). This feels durable and the handle fits neatly in my hand. It is easy to direct the brush through my hair and it does not feel too heavy, even after a while of using it. The brush holds a decent amount of hair and I find that it glides through my hair really easily, shifting any tangles that there may be with ease. With a hairdyer, it can be a little difficult to direct the brush as well as the hairdryer owing largely to the size of the brush. I do find that it helps to give my hair a good finish with a blow dry though and helps me to straighten in this way.
I have had the brush a while now and it has definitely lasted me well. It is easy to clean too, which is a bonus. It has been dropped a few times with no damage so it is resilient too. Overall, I can not recommend this brush highly enough to people with long hair. It is a great price and really works through the hair easily to remove all knots and tangles.
~*~*~ Avon Paddle Brush ~*~*~
A few years back when I was in college doing a hairdressing & beauty course I bought a fantastic paddle brush which I loved. It made blow drying my hair easier and just generally left my hair looking good, however I lost it when I moved and I was/am gutted! When I saw these paddle brushes on offer in Avon a while back I bought one, I have to be honest and say that I wasn't thinking it would be as good as my old brush but it was better than using the brushes I have.
~ The Brush ~
This brush usually retails at £7.50 but I think I bought it for around the £3 mark. It is a nice brush. I was pretty impressed when I got it as it is a nice big brush which is what I was after.
My brush is a shiny pink colour, it has the black cushioned part into which the plastic bristles sit, on the end of each bristle is a pink plastic bobble which makes it comfortable to use.
Despite the large apperance of the brush it is actually easy and comfortable to hold and to use.
I mainly use this brush when I blow dry my hair before straightening as it helps get my hair pretty straight which means less time with the hot irons on my hair which is a must at the moment.
My hair has been over processed with bleach and colourants to get it back blonde so the less time I can spend using hair straighteners the better, using this brush whilst dryer keeps my hair relatively straight so in turn making it easier and simpler to straighten.
The handle of the brush is nice and strong and also a nice shape to hold. The size of the brush head makes it a quick and easy hair brushing brush!
Whilst my hair is quite fine and easy to manage my cousin has thick hair which is, at times rather wild looking. She often comes to me to sort her hair out and when she saw how easy this brush got through her hair with no pain she bought one pretty soon after.
My brush has had lots of use and is still in good condition, this isn't the sort of brush you can pop into your bag due to the size so it doesn't really get knocked about, but even without doing this I have noticed that some of the pink has chipped off the brush handle leaving it look a little tatty, however this doesn't make any difference to the way it works.
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I have long hair and so always like to use quality brushes when brushing my hair to try and help protect it and minimise damage.
A few years back, a friend at work used to bring her Avon brochure in to work and whilst flicking through it I spotted some brushes which were part of a promotional special price at around £2- £3 each at the time. I noticed these paddle brushes but didn't really like the look of them and thought they would be awkward to use, but I did order a vented brush instead. When it came, I was impressed with the quality of the brush for the price I paid and it was a really good hairbrush.
Not long after my purchase, my daughter mentioned paddles brushes. She has long hair too and regularly used straighteners on her wavy hair and told me the hairdresser had mentioned using a paddle brush. Christmas was approaching and I bought her a paddle brush from the Toni & Guy range in Boots. It was around the £8 mark at the time and she was delighted with it.
I thought back to when I saw them in my friend's Avon brochure and decided that if these brushes were ever on promotion again, I would buy one and try it. Although I was happy with my vented hairbrush, my daughter enthusing about her paddle brush made me keen to try it out and I thought that if I bought one for £2 or £3 then it wasn't a lot of money to spend if I didn't like it.
It was only a couple of months or so after this that I spotted these paddle brushes once again in my friend's Avon brochure and they were priced at just £3. The regular price at the time was £7 and so it was quite a bargain and I ordered one.
My paddle brush arrived shortly afterwards and once again I was impressed by the quality of Avon hairbrushes. Whilst I would have preferred a black hairbrush like my vented brush and not a pinky-red colour like this paddle brush was, it didn't bother me too much. I am just not personally a lover of anything pink. Earlier incarnations of this brush have been black or red and I would have personally preferred either of these to a pinky coloured one.
The brush itself is larger than my vented brush, its size approx 24.6cm x 8.2cm. There was a hole at the end of the handle, which I presume is to hang it up by if you so wish, but this isn't something that was useful to me.
I found the handle itself wasn't as comfortable to hold in my hand as my vented brush and if I have one niggle about this brush other than the colour, it would be that I wish the handle was a slightly thicker shape with a little more grip. Because of the wide paddle brush at the top of the handle, I do think it would be easier to use if the handle offered a little more grip, as the brush has slipped from my hands on occasion when using it.
The bristles on the brush are plastic and attached firmly to the pad, with small plastic balls at the top of the bristles. I have been using this brush for a fairly long time and just like my vented brush, have never had any problems with bristles becoming detached, nor have any of the plastic balls came off the bristles.
The paddle brush glides easily and effortlessly through my hair and I especially find it a great brush to use when using straighteners as it minimises static and helps keep my hair looking smooth. I have naturally wavy hair and it can become frizzy at times and I find using this paddle brush to be a great help as it smooths out my hair.
I am happy to recommend this paddle brush from Avon, particularly if you can purchase it at a bargain price as I did. It is currently priced at £5.25 instead of £7.50 from www.avonshop.co.uk. I would have given it five stars but I do think the handle could be improved upon and I don't care much for the colour, but other than that it is a great quality brush.
I have had my Avon paddle brush for a few years now.
~ Appearance ~
It is different to that pictured. Mine is grey in colour and my brush looks bigger than the one in the picture. It is 4 inches wide and nearly 5 inches from the top to the neck of the handle (about 10cm x 13cm).
'Avon' is in light grey lettering at the top of the handle and at the bottom of the handle is a hole which goes right through the handle.
The bristles of the brush are black and are made from plastic with a little grey plastic bobble on the end of each bristle. Although I have had this brush for years none of the bristles have bent out of shape and only one of the grey bobbles has randomly gone black - I think they grey colour has scratched off. This hasn't even scratched off a little bit on any of the other bristles!
~ Price ~
I paid about £6.00 for this paddle brush a few years ago, but looking on the Avon website, www.avonshop.co.uk this hair brush now retails at £7.50, but is currently reduced to £3.75 so hurry if you want one.
The current paddle brush they are selling has a pink handle, but otherwise looks just like the one pictured above, which looks red to me. The dimensions are listed as 24.6cm x 8.2cm
The brush is also available to order from the Avon brochure via your local Avon representative.
~ My thoughts ~
I have long hair, which is very thick. The paddle brush is easy enough to grip and it glides through my hair detangling any knots and making my hair look smooth and sleek.
The bristles are spaced apart widely enough to detangle your hair without pulling or hurting too much.
You do need to go over the same section of hair a few times to detangle any stubborn knots.
The brush is good quality and when you are detangling stubborn knots, the rubber pad which holds all of the bristles does not come away from the brush at all, like I have found with cheaper brushes I have used in the past.
Overall, I am very pleased with this brush. It is good quality and it does its job well. I like using it more than the other brushes that I own and it still looks almost as good as new after a few years.
I needed a new hair brush quite desperately as mine had had its day, so when I was flicking through the Avon catalogue and the deep red colour of the paddle brush with its silver detail caught my eye I ordered it straight away. The appearance of the brush makes it look quite expensive so when I saw that it cost £3.75 marked down from £7.50 I couldn't quite believe it. Even at full price I thought this was a bargain it was just a bonus that it was on offer.
When the brush arrived it was in a clear plastic bag, nothing fancy but it did the job. I took it straight out of the packaging and tried it out. I have quite long and fairly thick hair which gets very knotty so I needed something tough and sturdy to get through it. I was pleasantly surprised when I felt this brush. It is very well built and won't be coming apart in a hurry. I pulled it through my hair and it sailed straight through taking all the knots with it. I got my hair brushed it half the time it would normally take me.
The only thing I did find was that the small balls on the end of the bristles were very hard and dug into my head almost scratching my scalp but the more I have used it the more they have softened up and now it doesn't feel so bad.
I have always used round brushes in the past as I have usually had short hair but, since growing it past my shoulders, the round brush just wasn't up to scratch.
I tried the paddle brush as it was on offer in the Avon book for about £4 and I didn't think that was too much money to waste if I didn't like it. To my surprise it was fantastic. I never knew before what a difference it would make to use a different shaped hair brush!
It has a large rectangular head with a cushioned pad with lots of fairly thick (in my opinion) bristles and my hair feels so much better for using it. The handle has a good sturdy feel to it and is big enough to feel comfortable in my hand when using. The ends are rounded so not sharp like some other brushes I have used in the past. My hair doesn't get tangled up in it and the brush goes through it even when it's wet and looking like a bundle knots after a rigorous towelling. It is also a very attractive red, which doesn't improve usage but is a very nice colour!
It is light weight but feels very solid and it is very easy to get all the loose hairs out and wash it. I have been using mine for about a yer now and it is still as good as ever and doesn't show signs of needing replacing. Whilst it is a little to big to slip in a bag for out and about use, I am very happy to have it sat on my bedside locker.
I will not be going back to using a round brush!
I bought the paddle brush from the Avon brush range a couple of years ago as it was such good value for money (think I paid around £4 for it). The casing of the brush is quite lightweight and the brush section has a flexible pad with lots of plastic bristles coming out of it which are lined up quite finely so you can get any tangles out of dry hair easily. The brush is approx. 25cm in height and quite bulky in terms of width compared to something like a comb.
The brush does everything you need a brush to do - gets tangles out of your hair and the paddle style brush seems to flatten the hair and make it shine nicely. Some paddle brushes I've had in the past have been problematic as the rubber pad has come away from the sides of the brush so the brush ends up flapping around, making it impossible to brush you hair. I'm pleased to say that the Avon brush is really well made and in the couple of years I have had it, I have encountered no problems. I personally prefer an oval shaped brush, I'm not sure why, it literally is just preference so I don't use the paddle brush as much as I had intended to. It isn't ideal for drying my hair either as there are no gaps in it, I prefer a vent brush for drying my hair but for general brushing, the paddle brush is ideal. The brush isn't something I can realistically take out with me in a handbag (unless I take a massive bag), it is far too big to take on a night out but perfect for having at home.
This is a good quality brush at a good value price. I have been pleased with my purchased even if I prefer my oval brushes! I would definitely recommend this brush.
In the mornings my hair usually resembles something of a birds nest, and often rushing around to get ready for work and a 3 year old to drop off at grandmas/nursery taking hours in front of the mirror to do my hair is a luxury I really don't have time for! I know so many avon representatives and I do like to try help out, so after reading numerous good reviews about this brush on here I decided to go out and get one for myself!
The brush is like a metallic red colour, and is rather large but for me the bigger the better! Means it can battle through my mass of hair with less effort and rather quickly! Although I wouldn't recommend popping this in your handbag on a night out, so this brush for me lives in my bathroom where I quickly do my hair every morning in front of the mirror lol.
The dimension of the head of the brush is a rather rectangular shape. The bristles to the brush are long black plastic bits which have on the end red plastic spongey small balls (matching the theme of the brush) which are ideal as is means the bristle ends of the brush are not sharp, and when they are in contact with my scalp they almost feel like massaging my scalp gently.
I have rather thick, curly and sometimes greasy hair (I know, pity me!) but this brush is great for combatting this and leaving my hair well managed with ease and not pulling my roots too much. It detangles easily, and often when I have washed my hair, I use a hand blow dryer in my hair and this brush simultaneously and it works wonders at making my hair straight and manageable simply and effectively. The handle is easy to hold and is really durable as I have had brushes in the past where when brushing my hair very rigorously the handle has snapped and so this has passed the test as it is thick and sturdy and can withhold the fight my hair and brush sometimes have!
This is a good quality brush that I would most certainly recommend! It cost me about £4 for this brush with some kind of deal on Advance Techniques products at the time which I do think is pretty average for a decent brush and this one doesn't disappoint!
Living in a house full of girls you'd think that we have brushes available left right and center, however it's quite the opposite and they always seem to be disappearing! To resolve this we always just buy new brushes from the Avon catalogue because they seem to always have offers on with a great variety of brushes to choose from for our varied hair types. The Paddle brush is my favourite for many reasons one of which being it's size; much easier for me to lose!
The last time I bought brushes off Avon they were 2 for £6 on offer, making this particular brush just £3. The rrp of the brush is around £7.50 but I don't recommend you buy it when its at this price because its almost certain that there will be a new offer on regularly. You may also be able to ask your rep if they were on offer a few issues back and she might back order them for you.
The colour of the brush in their current design is shocking red which I much prefer to their older version of this brush which is a dull grey colour. The red is also a great solution to the fact that I keep losing my brushes, it stands out like a sore thumb. The brush isn't very practical to take out of the house unless you have a huge bag, even then it may get in the way. The brush is made from plastic but I'd say the plastic is very sturdy and it would take a lot for something to break or even dent this brush. Due to the fact that it is made from plastic means that the brush is fairly light and makes it easier and more pleasant to use. The bristles are better than the cheaper brushes they do as they are made from a plastic/rubber feeling material which makes it firm enough to break through knots without harming your scalp, I find this great as I have sensitive skin on my scalp.
Due to it's large size the brush is great for those who are in a hurry because it can cover around double the sections of hair than an average sized brush. The name pretty much describes the way in which the brush works, just like a paddle the brush glides through your hair smoothly and efficiently, I can't gaurentee it to be painless as sometimes I get bad knots which no brush can make any less painful.
Overall this brush is reasonably priced when its on offer, it had lasted me a fairly long time and is still going with 90% of it's bristle heads intact. I'd recommend this to all hair types as its a fast and efficient way to brush your hair.
When it comes to brushes they are not something that I use all that often. I usually style my hair with a comb of some sort due to my hair being rather frizzy and not liking to be brushed however I bought this one rather a long time ago now and use it often and I bought it basically to help me style my hair straight with when using a hairdrier and so on.
The Brush Itself:
Well the brush is 24.6cm x 8.2cm and its a lovely looking, high quality looking brush this one. Its a dark shiny red in colour with Advance Techniques written on the handle which is nice, sturdy and long and made of plastic with a small hole to the end of it so you can hang the brush up if you so desire. The paddle head is large and square and the bristles are black with red plastic ends to them encased onto a black spongy like material which makes the brush head rather flexible.
This is a very well made brush as well as looking nice and I find this detangles my hair really easily without dragging through knots and so on and I can style my hair with my hairdrier and style my hair smooth and straight with using a cool setting on my hairdrier and a bit of product of some kind I can easily eliminate frizz to!
All in all this is a really nice brush in every way. I paid about £4.50 for this brush reduced from its usual price tag of £7.50 way back and this offer is back on now at the time of writing and publishing this review which I think is a great buy and even at £7.50 this is a fabulous quality brush that even used often retains its quality!
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Despite not having thick hair I still use a paddle brush which tends to surprise people if they see me use it. I find that other brushes hurt my head too much, in particular the kind that have hard plastic bristles and they tend to tug more also or strangely not tug enough so that my head hurts or my hair is still very much tangled.
I've mentioned this before but while my Mum was an Avon lady we would buy random things from the catalogue from time to time. I purchased a pop-up brush this way and once I used to enough and was reassured of its quality I then decided to buy this paddle brush. This was quite a while ago but at the time the brush cost around £3. Since then I have also seen it for sale online for a little less than that but I'm not too fussed because I do believe I bought a high quality product.
The size of the brush is about hand sized (sorry for the unusual size comparison!) which I think is the perfect size as it means a larger area can be brushed at once and so the shop of combing through or styling my hair is made much easier. The handle is sturdy and easy to hold, although I must admit I do prefer other brushes with a rubber handle as I find these easier to grip onto, but this is only a very minor issue.
The brush is very effective at combing through my hair which is reasonably long and very fine. Although I do get some breakages this is also the case of other combs I have used and I haven't noticed a particular excess of hair coming out due to the brush. It is great for styling also and easy to manuever despite its size which means it can easily be used for blow drying ones hair or something a little more complex than simple brushing such as pleating.
The bristles aren't too tough but they are also easily able to comb through my hair without any issue. Brushing can be done quickly if I'm on the go and need to leave fast which is something I especially enjoy as I'm often running late and can only make do with a 2 minute brush.
It is quite large and so probably not the best brush to be transporting around with you in your bag unless you carry a particularly large handbag. Personally I carry a pop-up brush with me throughout the day as it is smaller to fit into a coat pocket or my bag and simply a case of popping open to use. Some people I know that also have this product, such as my sister, have said the size of the brush is a little too awkward to use, but that doesn't necessarily take away from its effectiveness and is probably more a comment on personal taste and preferences.
Overall I think this is an excellent product and I would definitely recommend. Avon have always been consistently high quality for me and are a store I will continue to shop from in future for sure. The brush, although a little big, is heavy which means it glides through the hair without pulling away (which can cause breakages) and is apt for brushing any kind of her thick or fine. The price is also very reasonable and standard if not perhaps a little cheap for a product of this calibre.
I am very fortunate to have thick and naturally curly hair, which has always been fairly easy to style and a couple of months ago I took the plunge and had it cut from waist length to just below my shoulders. Despite my hair being considerably shorter, one of my biggest problems has always been finding good brushes and combs, as they need to be extremely robust, as otherwise they snap or become entangled in my tresses, particularly when I'm blow drying my hair. Over the years I have been though dozens of various brands of brushes; none of which would last very long, but a purchase I made from Avon last year seems to be standing the test of time and this review discusses my experience with using their Advanced Techniques Paddle Brush.
I must admit that this is the first time I have ever purchased a hairbrush by simply looking at an image in a brochure, as normally I like to feel the quality of the bristles, particularly as I will not purchase anything too soft or bendy. I was attracted to the brush due to the extremely eye catching vibrant cerise colour and the fact that it was on promotion at half price and I believe I paid around £3. On its arrival I was thrilled at its large size where the paddle section measures 11½ cm x 8 cm and it offers a good size thick handle with a length of approximately 12 cm. My main requirement for this style of brush was for blow drying where I'm easily able to transform my appearance from curly to straight and sleek with the aid of quality products and tools.
The brush effortlessly glides through my wet hair whilst I'm blow drying unlike cheaper brushes that I've owned where they would cause my hair to tangle and subsequently knot. However, I would have preferred the smooth plastic handle to have offered a small area of rubber to enable an easier grip, particularly as it takes a while to fully dry my thick hair and I find the brush becomes a little uncomfortable to hold. Whilst this feature is of no use to me, the end of the handle houses a large hole, so the brush can be threaded with cord and stored on a hook. The good length bristles have been created from a sturdy black plastic and are firmly attached to the cushioned area, which remains securely in place. I mention this because I've previously owned brushes where the cushioned area detached itself when I was brushing my hair and as a result, it stuck firmly in amongst my curls!
The upper sections of the bristles are protected with tiny cerise coloured plastic balls and despite the fact that I've used this brush almost every day for approximately eight months they all remain intact. I've never previously used a paddle brush and am extremely pleased with the effect it has on my hair, particularly as I'm able to style large sections at one time. I cannot complain of any static problems when using the brush with a hairdryer, which is an issue I've sometimes experienced with cheaper brands. As previously mentioned, my initial intentions for this brush were solely for use during blow drying, but on those days where I wear my hair loose I use this brush as it offers a sleek and shiny appearance to my hair. A noticeable difference between this brush and others I've tried is that whilst the bristles are sturdy, the brush is very gentle on my hair and I do not feel the need to tug.
I must admit that my previous experiences of Avon products have not been very positive, but I am well impressed with my purchase especially as I managed to obtain it on offer. The normal price for this Paddle Brush is £7.50, but at the time of writing you can purchase it for half price as detailed in Avon Brochure Number 13. Unfortunately, the brush loses one star from me due to the handle not offering an easier grip, but nevertheless, I am more than happy and can fully recommend.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
As I have naturally curly hair and one of the items that I wouldn't be without (as well as my GHD's) is my paddle hair brush. Last year, I decided to purchase a spare one to keep at our caravan and I was shocked to see how much they are so when I spotted one in the Avon catalogue at work at the bargain price of £2.50, I decided to buy.
The RRP of the brush is actually £7, which is inline with other paddle brushes available on the market (other brands range from £7 to £15) this is quite often on special offer for less than half this. It is part of the Advance Techniques range which is exclusive to Avon, you can buy from you local representative or online.
The brush itself is red, with quite a long plastic handle; it has long black bristles sitting on a cushion. With my hair being curly, it tends to tangle very easily, as the bristles are long, it tends to brush a large area at once, and the bristles are also quite flexible so there is that little bit of 'give'. My 4 year old daughter also has hair which tangles quite easily; I find this is the best brush to use on her hair too but due to the size, she does struggle to use it on her own.
I have been using the brush for over a year now and it is still fairing well.
The only downside of the product is that it doesn't have many groves on the handle meaning I find that I sometimes find it hard to keep a tight grip, particularly when it is warm or if I have not long moisturised - having said that, I would definitely recommend and give the brush 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I bought this when on offer in the Avon brochure and I couldn't recommend it enough, Unlike others i have used it doesn't pull and always leaves my hair feeling soft and knot free in no time. I also recommend this brush to accompany straightners.