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What Does a Paddle Brush Do?

Hairbrushes: The Paddle

Long-haired beauties, reach for the paddle brush to keep your strands looking their finest. To use, gently lift hair at the roots and sweep down the hair shaft. Since this brush is so flat, it's best for creating smooth, sleek, and shiny styles without lots of volume. It also works wonders as a finisher for curly, frizzy, or wavy hair that's been styled by other means.

Because the paddle brush is so wide, it's also great for penetrating thick hair and providing a gentle, stimulating scalp massage. Try the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush ($18).

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angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I have that hairbrush!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I won't use anything but a paddle brush.
alexask alexask 8 years
have it, love it
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I used to have that same brush, I used until it literally fell apart. I need to get another one!
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I have being keeping my hair in microbraids for a time, but that is because I want my hair to grow, but after a while I am gone to take them out. So, I think that I will be needing to look for a different brush then what I got.
emososays17 emososays17 8 years
I know paddle brushes are generally used for longer hair but I got my hair cut recently (barely collar bone length) and the stylist used a paddle brush when he was blowing it out. It made my hair really sleek and totally perfected the look. I haven't been able to replicate the look since because using a paddle brush on short hair is so awkward. I guess it all comes with stylist training...
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
I have really thick hair and this brush is awesome for making it sleek.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love brushing my hair with a paddle just feels so luxurious.
gildedgirl gildedgirl 8 years
That is my FAVORITE brush! I have 2 of them just so I'll always have one with me. It's magnificent!
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I have this hairbrush! I have really thick hair and this brush is a life saver.
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