Not sure about you, but I feel like I have the most difficult hair in the world! Ok, maybe not entirely as I’m sure there are more severe cases out there, but to me, it feels like that; not curly, but not straight either, with a whole lotta frizz, unless I style it every single day! Oh, and did I mention that I have fine hair, and a lot of it? Every stylist that’s had me as a client was left with sore arms after blow-drying my tresses for a looong time! If that happens to them, imagine how discouraging blow-drying my own hair is. For the past few years, I’d cut my styling time in half by quickly using a flat iron, but unfortunately, I can’t do it too often as we all know how damaging the heat can be. I was recently introduced to a new hair tool that promises to straighten hair without damage, and in half the time. Hmm… does it sound too good to be true? That’s what I thought… So I went ahead and tested this hair straightening brush. Here is what to expect…
This is my hair in its most natural state, meaning it’s been washed, brushed and dried (I did use a blow dryer briefly to add a bit of volume). Not something that I like to look at. Ok, now let’s see what this brush can do for this mess, if anything 🙂
I heated the brush to 420 degrees, and even though that sounds like a lot, I was surprised that it didn’t burn or feel hot that much. I was actually able to touch the top of it while being on. I chose this temperature because I know that my hair needs a bit more heat (even from the flat iron) in order to get – and stay – straight (I told you I have difficult hair!) 🙂 I believe this brush goes up to 450 degrees maximum.
I started with my right side, and worked with one section of hair at a time. I brushed through it slowly – happy it didn’t snag – and repeated the process a couple of times until I felt my hair was smooth and straight(er). As a first impression, I was pleased that my hair didn’t seem hot like when using the flat iron, nor did I have to use any tension.
Next, I continued with my left side until all my hair was done. To test the smoothness, I usually run my fingers through my hair… and if they go through smoothly, the test has been passed! I was able to do so after I styled it with this brush. Surprisingly, my frizz was gone! 🙂
At the end, I snapped few close-up shots of the brush so you can see the details. It’s fairly lightweight and it has quite a pretty color 🙂
The conclusion? I love the fact that I can actually straighten hair without the damage of a flat iron, and smooth it out in less time. It’s also easier to use and didn’t snag my hair. The results aren’t as dramatic as with a hair straightener, but I expected that, knowing that my hair is fine and difficult to manage. For me, I’d say that with these results and minimal heat exposure, it’s a winner!
What do you think – would you give this hair straightening brush a try?
Note: All of these opinions are genuinely mine, but a big thank you to Irresistible Me for sponsoring this post!