04/16/2012 04:32 EDT

Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush: Put To The Test


At some point, we've all purchased something whose results were, er, questionable, and didn't live up to our expectations or deliver the results we were so boldly promised. But no more! For the sake of you and your hard-earned money, The Huffington Post Canada Style team is putting the latest products to the test every week.

Testing: Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush

Tested By: Arti Patel, Associate Editor

Price: $15.99

What It Is: Water absorbing hair brush with built in micro-fibres that can absorb 30 per cent of the water in your hair.

How To: Just like any hair brush, stroke the brush from top to bottom, making sure you untangle all of your mane's knots. If you prefer, you can section your hair off into parts, but I worked my way from the front to the back.

What We Thought: After using the brush four to five times I did notice a few things. For starters, it actually does the job of collecting excess water from your hair. I tried it once getting out of the shower and after drying my hair with a towel -- in both cases there was less water dripping from my hair and all over my clothes. Secondly, this brush does an amazing job of untangling locks. My hair is naturally straight so it only took me one to two strokes to achieve smooth straight hair. The brush is also very light, so you don't have to worry about it getting heavy as it fills with H2O.

The Downfalls: If you shed a lot of hair, this brush can make it a little more difficult to remove your hair if it gets caught in the bristles. My tip: Use a pair of pointy tweezers to pull out your hair from the brush. Also, because the micro-fibres get wet -- leave your brush to dry overnight.

Final Remarks: For me, the brush didn't make my hair any "dryer" but it did absorb a lot of water. If you're tired of water all over your shirt and skin after a shower, this brush is for you.

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