Since I bleached the ends of my hair it’s been breaking off left right and centre, the overall condition seems to be great but something was obviously awry and it was breaking off much higher than the bleach started.. curious! I started to look to other things I was using which might have been the cause and after considering products and heat styling I settled on my brush. I’d had my old Denman for more than 10 years and upon close inspection I saw the rubber was coming away and it was full of hair, I think it had been getting caught in the gap and snapping off.. yikes! Obviously everything else I do to it has weakened my hair a touch too so the brush isn’t entirely to blame but buying a new one seemed like a good idea. I’ve never been excited about hair brushes, I’ve tried tangle teezers and various different versions and didn’t love them so I just wanted something that was a good brand and a basic shape that wouldn’t pull on my hair. I went to TK Maxx where there are about a million to choose from and picked up this Kent Paddle brush for around £9 – is that good? I had no idea how expensive hair brushes were! I wanted a natural boar bristle one since they seemed to be the thing to have a while ago but every one I saw said ‘suitable for dry hair’ – I had no idea brushes were made for dry/wet hair – I feel like I just crawled out from underneath a rock! Did you know this? The one I chose seemed the most basic but also promised sleek hair so that sold me.
I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’m happy with my purchase, it does indeed keep my hair smooth and sleek while I’m blowdrying and I am happy to report it combs through my knotty hair relatively snag free straight out of the shower. That being said I am definitely interested in doing a little more research and potentially investing in a better brush, after all my Denman lasted me so long I figure if I spend a chunk on one I will get my moneys worth. So if you have any stellar recommendations I’d love to hear them!