Before I started blogging, I used to have just one hairbrush which I’d owned for several years. It was only after I learnt more about the different types of hairbrush that I realised a good quality hairbrush makes such a massive difference to your hair. I used to always use just a plain and simple square paddle brush but they weren’t particularly kind to my hair nor were they very good at detangling the hair. I’ve always had long hair, but as it’s very fine it becomes very knotty very easily so I need a brush which can tackle my knots without pulling on my scalp too much. I was offered the chance to try Rock and Ruddle natural bristle hairbrushes and I was really intrigued as I’d never heard of the brand before, and I liked that they gave you the option to choose the bristle type for your hairbrush.
Rock and Ruddle was created by Alexandra and Jackie who developed a love for hair and haircare whilst working together at L’Oreal. When Alexandra lost her favourite hairbrush, she discovered when trying to replace it how difficult it was to find a brush with good quality natural bristles that was also bright and beautiful.
Rock and Ruddle started selling their beautiful brushes at consumer fairs in order to test the market, moved onto wholesaling in the UK through consumer giants like Harvey Nichols and John Lewis and then onto export where their brushes can now be found in department stores all over the world. I really like the brand’s aim that they want to create good quality brushes which look good, and I have been testing two of their brushes recently.
Rock and Ruddle Leopard Print Large Hairbrush £30 (21cm x 6.5cm)
Rock and Ruddle Metallic Gold Small Hairbrush £20 (17.5cm x 4.6cm)
The Rock and Ruddle brushes are available in two sizes; Small and Large, and there are three different types of bristle options. The Large brushes are available with ‘Natural Bristles and Nylon Tips’ and ‘Pure Natural Bristle Tips’, whilst the Small brushes are available with ‘Very Soft Bristles’. They even have an option where you can personalise the handles which is a really cute idea.
Natural Bristle and Nylon Tips: One nylon tip per bristle bundle to thoroughly but gently brush the hair. For all hair types, great for detangling thick hair. The natural bristles are renowned for caring for your hair due to the structure of the bristle being similar to our own hair. Each bristle easily glides against and through your hair detangling and conditioning your hair by spreading the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair making it glossy, supple and healthy.
Pure Natural Bristle (with no nylon tip): For people with less thick hair or more sensitive scalps. Also great for small children.
Very Soft Bristle (for babies): Ideal for the under 2s, only available with the small size brush.
All of the Rock and Ruddle brushes have rubber pads ensure that brushing your hair feels gentle and does not pull your hair, which could cause damage (breaking and tearing) to the individual hair strands. In addition the rubber pads ensure that the brushing action is not painful. The rubber pads have been designed so that you can take out the rubber bristle pads in order to clean your hairbrush and clicked back easily which is something I’ve not seen with an hairbrush before.
The brushes have a lovely, glossy finish to them and they’re super lightweight even though the rubber pads are densely packed with bristles. They really are beautiful brushes, and the the combination of natural bristles and nylon tips means the brush detangles my hair whilst making it super shiny and healthy. I’ve never had a brush with natural bristles as they all tend to be over £50 so I like how the Rock and Ruddle brushes are priced between £20-£30 and they’re all UK made too.
**The Rock and Ruddle team have very kindly given me a discount code which you can use for the next two months from the date of this post, and the code is GE1018 which will give you a 10% discount. This is not an affiliate code, and I will not earn anything by you using this code when placing an order :-)**
Have you ever tried the Rock and Ruddle hairbrushes?
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