Hair brushes are basically a daily essential tool – yet when I think about it, they’re one that I’ve barely ever written about and something I very rarely ever change. I tend to have one brush that I use daily for YEARS, which is probably why they rarely feature on the blog. It’s sort of funny for something that I use so often to be so forgotten?! But recently I was sent two of the new Eco Tools hair brushes collection – I’ve tried a few Eco Tools make-up brushes before and always liked them, so was interested to see if these brushes could make me move away from my Philip Kingsley brush that has been my daily go to for well over a year at least.
The two I have are the ‘Smoothing Detangler’ – the square shaped one with the solid plastic bristles, and the ‘Sleek and Shine Finisher’ – the oval one with the multi-pronged bristles. Both are quite large – about the size of a full hand with fingers spread and feel lightweight to hold and use – I like that they feel light as have used heavier brushes before and just feel like they’re a bit of a faff.
In terms of the smoothing detangler – this is probably my favourite, I tend to prefer the solid bristle type of brush for some reason and I like how this one is large so just glides through my hair and makes easy work of any knots and tangles. I do like the Sleek and Shine Finisher – but it’s not the one I’ve started reaching for as often as the Smoothing one. It has in fact started to be the one I reach for daily. I can’t really say the Sleek and Shine finisher
When I try to think of things I would ‘test’ a hair brush on, the main one would be that the bristle plate (I don’t know if this is what the technical term is…but the base of the bristles that connects them to the handle and brush structure) stays in place. I’ve had many a brush that this just pops out of as soon as you meet a slightly knotty part of the hair or something. But this so far hasn’t been an issue with either of the brushes. I also love how big they are as you cover a larger amount of hair in one stroke – although does mean they’re not a handbag option.
I’d definitely say check these out – they’re really reasonably priced and great quality brushes for something that you use every day.
Eco Tools Hair Brushes available from Boots (£10.99)