This Brush Is A Classic Paddle Brush With Air-Cushioned Base And Soft Tip Bristles. Its Basic Solid Black Colour Is An All Time Favourite. Its Cushioned Bristles Offer A Comfortable Brushing Experience Whereas The Soft Rounded Tips Prevent Scraping Of Scalp And Hair Cuticles. In Fact, They Massage The Scalp And Stimulate The Natural Hair Oils. All our paddle/oval brushes have a hole in the cushion which acts as an air vent. This helps us to get a gentle brushing experience. There is no defect in the brush, and is a part of the design.