I have bought every brush possible over the years. Started with the supermarkets, moved to the Pharmacy then to the salons and all resulted in the same horrific morning experience. My daughter would yell, scream and say I was hurting her. I had no idea what to do as we had to brush her hair for school. I could not send my daughter looking unkempt but, was it worth the tears and trauma I was causing her? I often ended up just putting it up in any sort of ponytail I could muster with the least pain and tears.
I mentioned my dilemma to my friends and other mums at school and low and behold it was not just me, it was a universal problem. This torture and trauma were happening in every home, in every street around the world. We were all having the same morning drama and trauma. What had happened over the years? What had changed in brushes and brushing hair? We investigated the change in brushes and to our surprise, the 80s have a lot to answer for. Yes, we all had big hair and lots of hairspray - not to mention bubble gum jeans and big earrings; but that’s another story. In the 80s brushes changed. Do you all remember the vent brushes? yep that was the start of the plastic torture and it has continued creating dramas for mums and dads all over the world, and I thought it was just my child being extra sensitive and whinging. She had a reason to! I was ripping her hair out - unbeknownst to me - and causing unnecessary pain. I never wanted to hurt her doing this but I had tried everything I could. So the investigation began to find out that makes the best hairbrush. The answer is simple: It's an Ugly Swan Scream-Free Hairbrush. The perfect brushing experience.
If you remember The Brady Bunch, you'll remember Marsha and Jan always brushing their hair (or maybe it was your grandma saying brush your hair 100 times?). That was a natural bristles brush, but the problem with just natural bristles is that you do have to do it 100 times or more as they don’t easily get through all of your hair. Especially if you have long thick hair. They can also cost you big bucks. Natural bristles help distribute your natural oils from scalp to tip cleaning and conditioning your hair the whole way down, preventing dandruff, greasy scalp and removing bacteria from your hair and scalp. This leaves your hair cleaner, shinier and softer than ever, however, to de-tangle hair you also need large-dipped nylon pins to reach right through your gorgeous locks. With the Ugly Swan Scream-Free hairbrush, you always begin at the top and work your way gently down the hair de-tangling as you go. Totally opposite to what I thought or did with my "K-Mart Plastic Torture Brush 3000!" I used to work the knots from bottom up.
Myself, and my two business partners (also mums) were the queens of research and found an awesome manufacturing company to work with us to design and produce our ideal hairbrush. They are not made in China and definitely not a copy! We made these from scratch. We designed two brushes: The Maxi brush is a larger brush to cope with the thickest, longest hair and the Palm Flexi is the perfect kids brush, an essential item for the immaculate dance hair and up styles. The Palm Flexi is my handbag and travel companion. I don’t leave home without it.
We also know a lot of people and children with sensory issues, so adding a gentle flex to our palm size brush allows them to be less scared of brushing, and actually do it themselves. I know this sounds unheard of for many but believe me when I say we now have 3-year-olds brushing their own hair and loving it! If you are like me and have daughters that hate brushing their hair, then give the Ugly Swan Scream-Free Brushes a go. You won't be disappointed. Take it from these three mums, who are on a mission to end the morning exorcisms, and WIN THE WAR ON HAIR!