I'm very picky about Q-tips. 😂 (weird, right?) I hate the kind that are plastic in the center, because they are too flimsy and bend when I try to use them. But whatever works for you; that's what matters! :)
There have been some cotton swab brands that leave cotton still in my ears after I clean and other brands that don't have enough cotton on the ends to help remove makeup. The qtip brand swabs are the perfect mix of the two!
Well yes and no. Some of them are a lot rougher and break faster. They aren't as good quality. This might sound crazy but when cleaning up makeup or hard spots you don't want the swab to be too rough nor the handle to be loose and super fragile
I would yes there are good and bad q-tips, not only the cotton but the little rod you hold onto. there are some cheap q-tips with small cotton tips with weak rods that break while your using them. There are good q-tips that have softer and wider cotton tips and a stronger rod.
You might think that all q-tips are the same but honestly no if you go with cheap ones they arnt as durable. I know I'm my household a lot of complaints are when they are being used to clean out a ear they just kinda bend I know gross example but it's true! You get what you pay for and really the "name brand" of q-tips is not that much more cost wise