Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Paddle Ionic Vented HH-p5
- Restores hair balance and shine
- Anti-static, anti-bacterial and ergonomic handles
- Made from bamboo which is stronger, lighter and more durable than wood
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But when my current one started to wear out, after seeing the price for a new one ($113), I thought I'd shop around for something else. This Olivia Garden brush seemed like a good contender with the combination of boar bristle and wooden pin bristles, and besides, it's $100 cheaper! I didn't have high expectations as I have been disappointed by cheap Mason Pearson copy cats that scratched my scalp, pulled my hair, or fell apart, and I'd always return to the Mason Pearson. It really is fantastic. Still, loyal as I am, the price is painful.
So I was thrilled to discover that this Olivia Garden brush (the Ionic Combo paddle version) is, in my opinion, even better than my beloved Mason Pearson. The wood pin bristles feel wonderful on my scalp (way better than nylon), the boar bristles smooth and sleeken my hair, and together they de-tangle without yanking or scratching. I find myself brushing with it just because it feels so good. It's wonderfully lightweight. Plus I like the bamboo versus plastic. I'm buying five more of these brushes as presents for my sister, nieces and daughter, all of whom have also been Mason Pearson addicts. It remains to be seen how well they last compared to the Mason Pearson brush, but hey, you could buy eight of these for the price of one Mason Pearson brush.
The wood pins have a ball shape on the end of the pins, and they just glide over your head. It's enjoyable to brush my hair now. No scratches....more like a massage.
The brush is very large: 10 inches long, with 5 inches being the brush head and 5 inches the handle. 3 and 5/8 across. Very smooth bamboo. The colors are contrasting, on the stripes, and very pleasing. The rubber base is white, instead of the green or black ones some companies make. The darker ones seem to show more dirt, so I am happier with the white.
There is a scroll-work design, cut or burnt into the back of the paddle for interest. Has a big HH in cursive at the top of the scroll for Healthy Hair.
I was worried this large paddle was for ladies with hip-length hair as this is the kind of brush you see them using on television! But I'm so glad I got it. Yes, it's large, but it feels decadent. This brush size could be used for all lengths of hair, I think....although a smaller round brush would fit the contours of your head better.
The pins of this brush come out almost straight. I noticed on the pictures of the smaller round-head brush that they extend out at an angle. The round brush might be better if you want the angled pins for flipping curls. Just know that these pins are almost straight/perpendicular to the paddle, so not much flipping can be done with this brush. It truly is for brushing...not so much for styling.
I looked at the cheaper Bass brushes at the natural store. Not cheaper in price, but felt cheaper in hand. I'm so much happier with this one. I will have it a long time.Read more ›
The back has an elegant design motif scorched into it, too. I'm surprised they don't show it off here.
If you don't already know, this kind of brush is good for thick hair because of the wide, sturdy bristles. It's also anti-static, unlike most boar bristle style brushes and plastic combs. It's relatively easy to clean off oils and hair using soapy water and a comb or pick. Just be sure to flex it like a lung to blow any water that gets in the hole out before letting it dry; don't want to encourage mold inside it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love my hairbrush. It works great without creating flyaway. I would recommend this quality item to anyone looking for a great brush.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I was never able to blow dry my hair straight, too uncoordinated with the round brush, dryer, etc., until I got this brush. My hair stylist recommended this brush and I love it !Published 24 days ago by Marmaxcha
I've had this brush for 2 years now. Nothing has fallen apart on it, and my hair is healthier and glossier, probably because this brush doesn't pull or tear, and it gives a great... Read morePublished 26 days ago by DM
Have enough give to never pull hair. Can use it on wet or dry hair, and since it's vented, I blow dry with it too.Published 1 month ago by Mary Sully
It's a nice brush and doesn't leave my hair with static. But the boar's bristles are quite short and the plastic bristles are a bit flimsy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kgeminii
Nice brush for the money, after looking at high-end brushes I ended up with this thinking I would end up tossing it in a few months if it didn't work out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by autonomous authorship
Not any better than the brushes I buy in CVS or WalMart or Walgreens.Published 3 months ago by Nina0712