Some of you may recall my "battle of the hairbrushes" post from back in the summer where The Wet Brush emerged victorious. Well, there's a new (to me) hair brush in town... The PhD Hybrid Styler from The Knot Dr. and I really like it!
Designed by a professional stylist, The Knot Dr. brushes are made for both salon and personal use and can be used on wet or dry hair. The bristle tips are smooth and rounded so they massage your scalp without poking, and all the components are heat-resistant if you're using your brush with some sort of styling tool.
The company kindly set over The PhD Hybrid Styler for me to try out and the first thing that stood out was the cool and thoughtful packaging -- it comes in a slide-out box that's colour-coordinated with the brush inside. I'm a sucker for packaging and if you're like me, then this is almost enough to warrant a purchase. But, of course, what about the actual quality of the hairbrush?
Well, after testing it out on some incredibly knotted hair (both wet and dry), I can say that it really does work to detangle without pulling. The brush itself is super light and feels really nice to hold (the handles are ergonomically designed). I also like the slim profile a lot since it takes up less space if you want to throw it in your handbag.
And for those of you who like a little oomph in your basic brush, there are a few stylish colour combinations available. Mine is the Ebony Sharkskin which features a rubberized matte black body and teal brush base/tips.