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Paddle brushes are large and flat and feature a cushioned surface dotted with bristles. The soft cushion design of these brushes is gentle on the hair and scalp. They’re mainly intended to brush out and detangle straight or straightened hair. Paddle brushes can also be used to massage the scalp. Passing this type of brush through your hair helps lubricate strands of hair with oil from your scalp. Hair smooths out and static is reduced, making paddle brushes ideal for winter brushing. Look for well-cushioned brushes with durable bristles. Choose a brush that’s comfortable to hold for the length of time it takes to brush your hair.

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