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What Is a Paddle Brush

A paddle brush is a large, flat and wide hair brush with an air-filled cushion and has plastic bristles, which helps it bend and move to the contours of your head. It’s this flexibility that means it’s perfect for detangling and smoothing out hair. It’s a must-have in any haircare kit and is suitable for all hair types but is a particularly good option for long, thick, or naturally straight hair.


Why Do You Need a Paddle Brush?

A paddle brush is used for detangling, smoothing and polishing. And did we mention that they’re also great for winter? Let’s face it, as cute as all those woolly layers, hats and scarves are, they’re prime static-inducing materials – which is why a paddle brush is absolutely essential if you want to keep your locks looking smooth for as long as possible throughout the day.


What are the benefits of using this brush?

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Rather than adding volume, paddle brushes are ideal for creating sleek, straight looks on long, medium and shorter hair. Thanks to its flat shape, it’s anti-static and great for smoothing out flyaways.

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If you need additional help smoothing out static and flyaways, spritz a bit of the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray onto your palms and smooth your hair down with your hands.


How do you use a paddle brush?

There’s two different way to use this type of brush.

  • For detangling, use your paddle brush to remove tangles and knots. Take sections of your hair and gently brush the tangles from the ends of your hair, working your way up to the roots. Repeat until all your of your hair is detangled.
  • For smoothing, blowdry hair with a hairdryer until it’s about 80-90% dry. Then use the brush while you use the dryer (with nozzle) to smooth your hair while you finish drying it.


How do you keep it clean?

To keep your paddle brush in the best possible condition, you’ll need to give it a thorough clean once a month. To do this, simply wash it using shampoo and warm water before letting it air-dry. This will not only ensure that your brush offers optimum performance, but it will also remove any dirt, hair and oils, preventing you from brushing them back into your clean mane.

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