Paddle Brush...

JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
Hey ladies! Does anyone know where I can find a decent paddle brush at a resonable price that does NOT have balls on the tips? I've look at Target, Sally's, Walmart, local BBS and no luck.

I learned the hard way that the brush with the balls is not for my hair. I tried to detangle with one almost a year ago and it literally ripped through my hair. Good thing I only tried it on my bang area. It's just now starting to grow out enough to were it's not noticeable (to me anyway).

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  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    This is exactly why I had to put my Denman D83 down (the balls are not as smooth as they look either, they have seams!). No matter how I worked my wrist or took smaller sections, my ends always got caught on those balls.

    I am testing my Mason Pearson detangler now and will post when I feel I can make an informed review. I need to adjust to the nylon bristles to ensure they are penetrating (they are much more flexible than the D83, so I am guessing less stress = less breakage). I have not gotten my technique down with the give of the bristles and the air cushioned padding.

    I debated whether to get the Mason or the Denman D80 and just went with the Mason thanks to the Savemore vouchers. If not for the vouchers, I would have definitely gone for the D80 or the Spornette 898 (such great reviews). I think they are comparable to the Mason, but I am not sure (has anyone else used the D80 or 898 for detangling?)

    If I can adjust to the Mason and notice less breakage and easier detangling from not getting my hair caught on those damn balls, wonderful. If not, I will try the 898, then maybe the Kent AHP10, AHP6, or Woodyhog next (have not decided which Kent... cross that road if I get there). I would have loved to try the Paul Mitchell 427 with metal pins, but cannot find it anywhere! I think it is distributed to students/cosmetologists only. The Denman D85MP is very similar.

    HTH!
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    [...]
  • moosegrl_86moosegrl_86 Posts: 403Registered Users
    I use a mason pearson detangler. I personally don't recommend it because of the price. The cheapest I found it at was $50 with a coupon. It separates the hair nicely for detangling, but it doesn't keep your curls in tact. It makes them bushy (which is ok if you just plan on twisting or braiding). If you can find an alternative :idea1:to it that's cheaper, go for it or splurge!
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  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    cocodej wrote: »
    This is exactly why I had to put my Denman D83 down (the balls are not as smooth as they look either, they have seams!). No matter how I worked my wrist or took smaller sections, my ends always got caught on those balls.

    I am testing my Mason Pearson detangler now and will post when I feel I can make an informed review. I need to adjust to the nylon bristles to ensure they are penetrating (they are much more flexible than the D83, so I am guessing less stress = less breakage). I have not gotten my technique down with the give of the bristles and the air cushioned padding.

    I debated whether to get the Mason or the Denman D80 and just went with the Mason thanks to the Savemore vouchers. If not for the vouchers, I would have definitely gone for the D80 or the Spornette 898 (such great reviews). I think they are comparable to the Mason, but I am not sure (has anyone else used the D80 or 898 for detangling?)

    If I can adjust to the Mason and notice less breakage and easier detangling from not getting my hair caught on those damn balls, wonderful. If not, I will try the 898, then maybe the Kent AHP10, AHP6, or Woodyhog next (have not decided which Kent... cross that road if I get there). I would have loved to try the Paul Mitchell 427 with metal pins, but cannot find it anywhere! I think it is distributed to students/cosmetologists only. The Denman D85MP is very similar.

    HTH!

    I'd love to know your results!

    Is this the Paul Mitchell one you're talking about?
    Amazon.com: Paul Mitchell Paddle Brush- #427 (#427): Beauty
    I'm thinking metal pin with balled tips might be easier on my hair than the plastic ones.
  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    cocodej wrote: »
    This is exactly why I had to put my Denman D83 down (the balls are not as smooth as they look either, they have seams!). No matter how I worked my wrist or took smaller sections, my ends always got caught on those balls.

    I am testing my Mason Pearson detangler now and will post when I feel I can make an informed review. I need to adjust to the nylon bristles to ensure they are penetrating (they are much more flexible than the D83, so I am guessing less stress = less breakage). I have not gotten my technique down with the give of the bristles and the air cushioned padding.

    I debated whether to get the Mason or the Denman D80 and just went with the Mason thanks to the Savemore vouchers. If not for the vouchers, I would have definitely gone for the D80 or the Spornette 898 (such great reviews). I think they are comparable to the Mason, but I am not sure (has anyone else used the D80 or 898 for detangling?)

    If I can adjust to the Mason and notice less breakage and easier detangling from not getting my hair caught on those damn balls, wonderful. If not, I will try the 898, then maybe the Kent AHP10, AHP6, or Woodyhog next (have not decided which Kent... cross that road if I get there). I would have loved to try the Paul Mitchell 427 with metal pins, but cannot find it anywhere! I think it is distributed to students/cosmetologists only. The Denman D85MP is very similar.

    HTH!

    I'd love to know your results!

    Is this the Paul Mitchell one you're talking about?
    Amazon.com: Paul Mitchell Paddle Brush- #427 (#427): Beauty
    I'm thinking metal pin with balled tips might be easier on my hair than the plastic ones.

    That has the nylon pins with the balls. The one with the metal pins has the same shape, brown stain wood handle (I think), but with smooth metal pins, I have not seen it anywhere recently. If you want metal pins, I think the Denman D85MP will be your best bet.

    I am gonna give the Mason maybe a couple more weeks and then post a review. I have fine hair with normal density by the way.
    James Baldwin
    A Talk To Teachers
    [...]
    one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
    [...]
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    I heard paddle brushes aren't good for curly hair esp tighter curls because the balls at the ends snag it..try a natural boar brush or denman brush. It should be under $10 for each

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