In case you missed our post on Influenster and the awesome Holiday Vox Box we were sent, today’s feature is all about the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush. Retailing between $9.99 and $13.99 (depending on the retailer) it’s a bit pricier than a regular paddle brush and the claims of faster drying time, we assume, are why. Speaking of claims, here’s what the Goody QuikStyle Brush says it can deliver:
• Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling
• Antimicrobial microfiber keeps the brush fresh
• Side Vents for maximum air flow
• Lightweight design to reduce hand fatigue while drying
• Ergonomic handle is textured for extra grip
We ditched our old paddle brush for this little wonder and crossed our fingers that the hype would be delivered. (Note: Two separate brushes were tested on both thick, tight curly medium length hair as well as thin, wavy long hair for over a month straight.) Although it did seem to ‘assist drying time’ ever so slightly, it also sucked up half of the product we’d put in our hair, as well. However, whether it was due to build up of product meant to be on our hair ending up on the brush or the type of microfiber used – it did leave our hair a bit smoother and shinier. But only for the first two weeks. Then it started to add to static on thin hair, stopped assisting in drying on thick hair and in both brushes, the microfiber bristles began to get coated with product.
Despite the coated bristles and the 30% drying time being rather inflated compared to a more realistic 10%, our overall grade for this brush would be a B-. If you can handle losing half of the products you put on your hair to your brush and dont mind having to “wash” them out 3x a week, then this paddle brush might be for you. It IS light as a feather and the size is perfect for medium to long hair, all of which you definitely want if you’re doing daily blow-outs. However, the static cling was a bit of a pain and resulted in the use of more product to tame fly aways. So really, this was a toss up. Would we kick it out of our paddle brush crew now? Not really. Would we recommend it for a friend? Possibly…..provided they have naturally lustrous locks that require a minimal amount of product and dry time.
To learn more about Goody’s QuikStyle Paddle Brush and other Goody products, hop on over to their website or their Facebook (@Goody) or Twitter (@GoodyHair).