Kent Paddle Brush


 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!

Here’s a similar brush from Denman for £9.99

Miss BB



  1. 23 January, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    sounds nice, but I’ve got my trusty denman however when that goes I might get this…or keep one at my boyfriends house instead of me travelling with a brush all the time.

  2. Kelly Palmer
    23 January, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    I’ve got dry and damaged hair, so getting a brush through it was always a hassle. It would also snap at awkward lengths, that was until I bought the wet brush. It’s a normal looking brush that I can’t quite figure out but it’s miraculous! My hair is smoother than it’s ever been and tangles and breakage is a thing of the past. You can buy them from amazon for £8, I’d highly recommend it.

  3. 23 January, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I had never brushed my hair until a few month ago (my hair is too shiny and flat for my liking… I like messy volume!). So I picked up a hairbrush from Boots and was also amazing at how pricey they are! I got the cheapest one but all of the bristles have popped inside the brush!

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    Sophie x

  4. Shaziam
    23 January, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Crikey, brushes either for dry or wet hair? It’s news to me. Unless of course, they mean dry hair as opposed to normal or greasy? I hear densely bristled brushes are good for spreading the hair’s natural oils, so good for dry/damaged hair.

  5. Melissa (@fruitycherries7)
    23 January, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    i used to have something like this but lost it
    definatly need new one 🙂
    The Inked Blonde

  6. 23 January, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    My hairbrush is from Poundland. Lol.

  7. 23 January, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    I use one from Avon and I really like that. I’ve never used anything from this brand but it looks good!
    Bea x
    Bea’s Beauty Blog

  8. 23 January, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I stay too faithful to a hair brush when I buy them. Always using them until they fall apart. Because like you said, they are really expensive.

    But I guess if you pay the money you will get the best 🙂


  9. 23 January, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    I have been none to snap a hairbrush handle in two, al a Princess Diaries when combing my tatty locks, and its for ever breaking due to the actual strain of brushing it and the spout of dying its gone through recently. I have always used a comb, but maybe I should give a paddle brush a try. H x

  10. 24 January, 2014 / 8:34 am

    I have the weakest hair ever, it snaps off mid length even if I run my hands through it these days. The only two brushes I will put near my hair and swear by are :- and here it is alot cheaper and my number one fave for my hair as it is so gentle and yet really smoothing is :- such a great brush I will never find anything as good as this I am sure. I know it says teasing but it works perfectly with my weak hair as a normal brush.

  11. 24 January, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    I think a decent brush is really worth spending a few pennies on – and looks like you got a good one here. The Denman brushes are great too. I find my fair is in much better condition when I stick to my ‘good’ brush and don’t use the rubbish one with all the ‘nobbles’ missing on the ends of the bristles because I can’t find my good brush. Will endevour ro be more orrganised and keep my rubbish brush solely for singing into while pretending it is a microphone 🙂
    Love Vicky

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