I'm always running across blogs talking about hair products, hair dryers and curling irons, giving reviews and tutorials. However, I've never seen anyone talk about their actual hairbrush. As I was fixing my hair this morning, it hit me that I've been loyal to one particular style and brand of hair brush since I was a freshmen in college. I won't divulge how long I've been out of college, but it's been a while!
I am from a smaller town in Kentucky and there is a mall, but back then it was not a mall with higher end retail and fashion. So, when I first moved to Lexington, Kentucky and visited the mall there, I discovered Aveda. I had never heard of it before, but they gave me a sample of their tea (which I bought), took home a few product samples and purchased this hair brush.
Since I have gone through at least 6 of these brushes (with proper maintenance and cleaning, a hairbrush can last quite a while). By the time I'm finished with one, the wood is all beat up and chipped from my hair dryer hitting it and from travel and general abuse. I've always vowed that if Aveda quits selling this brush, I will buy a lifetime supply of them.
Now why do I love this brush so much? It's thin, flat and lightweight, easy to clean and the bristles are just far enough apart, yet close enough together to deal with my fine and curly hair on a daily basis without ripping it all to pieces (yes, I have very LARGE naturally curly hair which I rarely wear. I straighten nearly everyday. I tried to find a picture but it's so rare, I couldn't find one!). It's a special detangling brush that massages the scalp as well (and let me tell you, it does massage and it feels great! Like you're in a salon getting your scalp massaged by the shampoo girl/guy).
I will never buy any other brush for my hair. And at $20.00, it's not a huge extra expense to pay for quality versus a $10.00 drug store brush.
As a side note, I'm not saying drug store products aren't wonderful, I love drugstore products and will probably never buy expensive mascara (Maybelline Great Lash) or Powder (Cover Girl here).
Do you have a particular brush that you just love and would recommend?
Happy Tuesday Y'all!