Paddle Brush=Clumpier Curls

I just started using a paddle brush this past week and I'm REALLY liking the results. It makes detangling much easier, though I still use a comb before brushing to get out the really stubborn tangles.

The brush smooths out my curls, and separates them into nice clumps once dry. I haven't tried using it after applying styling products yet, but I like the results I get with just conditioner.

Sorry, no pics. I'm in the process of purchasing a new camera.

I also want to add that I didn't experience any major shedding when using the brush. I thought I'd lose more hair because of its design, but I actually loss less.

So for those that are hesitant, I say give it a try. You may like it.
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Yup, I always use my Aveda paddle brush to detangle. I like the results (although sometimes it makes my canopy frizzier).
Is this considered a paddle brush? This is all I have.

I think so Medussa, though mine looks alittle different. The one I have is cushioned and ball-tipped. Can't tell if yours is or not.
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No ball tips. But I do have something that has those tips but it's not cushioned. I'll try to post a pic later.
Is this considered a paddle brush? This is all I have.

Originally Posted by medussa
I use the cheapy version of this by Goody. It was only $2 at Wal-mart. I love it. I mainly use it to detangle before I wash. I loose less hair when I detanlge with this brush. It made my hair "loc" when I used it after stylers (Cactus Leave-in & Garnier Soft Curl Creme, Fantasia IC gel) though, but it was super shiny.
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Now that I think about it, this is probably not a paddle brush, as it needs to be wide, right?

Now that I think about it, this is probably not a paddle brush, as it needs to be wide, right?

Originally Posted by medussa
This is a VENT BRUSH and it is an excellent detangling tool. Paddle brushes (which are wider in shape) are also good, especially with wide spaced smooth plastic teeth.
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I use this to detangle:



Is the vent brush better?
The brush smooths out my curls, and separates them into nice clumps once dry. I haven't tried using it after applying styling products yet, but I like the results I get with just conditioner.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
Doesn't applying your styling products afterwards, mess up those clumps?
Nope. I gently scrunched/raked my gel in and my curls stayed clumped. Actually, I had too many clumps and raking the gel in alittle bit broke some of the larger clumps apart.
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Nope. I gently scrunched/raked my gel in and my curls stayed clumped. Actually, I had too many clumps and raking the gel in alittle bit broke some of the larger clumps apart.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
Thank you.
I just started using a paddle brush this past week and I'm REALLY liking the results. It makes detangling much easier, though I still use a comb before brushing to get out the really stubborn tangles.

The brush smooths out my curls, and separates them into nice clumps once dry. I haven't tried using it after applying styling products yet, but I like the results I get with just conditioner.

Sorry, no pics. I'm in the process of purchasing a new camera.

I also want to add that I didn't experience any major shedding when using the brush. I thought I'd lose more hair because of its design, but I actually loss less.

So for those that are hesitant, I say give it a try. You may like it.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
Do you mean the Aveda paddle brush? Is your hair completely wet when you do this or is it slightly damp? Is it correct that leave the conditioner in? If so, which one?

Sorry for all the questions, but I am in Germany and I have no other source for info other than boardies here on NC

TIA!

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I just started using a paddle brush this past week and I'm REALLY liking the results. It makes detangling much easier, though I still use a comb before brushing to get out the really stubborn tangles.

The brush smooths out my curls, and separates them into nice clumps once dry. I haven't tried using it after applying styling products yet, but I like the results I get with just conditioner.

Sorry, no pics. I'm in the process of purchasing a new camera.

I also want to add that I didn't experience any major shedding when using the brush. I thought I'd lose more hair because of its design, but I actually loss less.

So for those that are hesitant, I say give it a try. You may like it.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
Do you mean the Aveda paddle brush? Is your hair completely wet when you do this or is it slightly damp? Is it correct that leave the conditioner in? If so, which one?

Sorry for all the questions, but I am in Germany and I have no other source for info other than boardies here on NC

TIA!

alexta
Originally Posted by alexta
I use the brush when washing my hair, so its wet. As for the the brand, I just purchased a regular paddle brush from a local beauty supply store. But I have heard the Aveda paddle brushes are good.

The first time, I used the brush while I had regular conditioner in(Tigi Moisture Maniac). After letting the conditioner sit on my hair, I brushed my hair in sections.

A few days or so after that, I used it after using conditioner, and when applying leave in.

The best way to get smooth and clumpy curls(for me anyway) was when I was brushing, I would lie my hair on my hand while brushing with the paddle brush. It made my hair very smooth.

I still haven't tried brushing in styling product, and I probably won't. I don't use alot of styling product anyway. So if I want alittle hold, I'll just scrunch it in where needed.

HTH
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I also want to add that I didn't experience any major shedding when using the brush. I thought I'd lose more hair because of its design, but I actually loss less.

So for those that are hesitant, I say give it a try. You may like it.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
So I went to sally's and got a cushion paddle brush ( it was only 4 bucks on the clearance table ) and yesterday during my sunday ritual of clarify/deep condition/style, I used the brush while i had conditioner in and I must say I had the clumpiest curls Ive ever had. The hair just clumped into bigger curls, I was surprised. I didnt do a wash and go so I dont know how it will assist the end resulting style but from what i saw it will give me thicker less stringy curls. Even after running my fingers through my hair while playing around they stayed together..

Oh and another major plus was the shedding, or the lack there of..There were practically no hairs in the brush. I have thin fine strands that just snap if you look at them to hard let alone brush or comb when wet..I was impressed.

thanks for the tip
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shygirl, you've done it again!
Now I'm off to buy a paddle brush.
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shygirl, you've done it again!
Now I'm off to buy a paddle brush.
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I agree I LOVE this brush-there's a picture of mine in the following thread:

http://naturallycurly2.com/phpBB/vie...t=paddle+brush
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The brush smooths out my curls, and separates them into nice clumps once dry. I haven't tried using it after applying styling products yet, but I like the results I get with just conditioner.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
Okay, I did try brushing after the product was in and I really love it. The hair clumped the way I like it and there was hardly any frizz. The brushing seemed to smooth out my hair and then I'd *gently* scrunch to break up the very large clumps and to create better curl definition. When I brush before adding product, I somehow wind up frizzing the canopy. The brushing remedied that.

There's a picture of my results in my Fotki. It's the last picture on page 2.

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