Tuesday, October 9, 2012

THE GAME CHANGER: STRAIGHTENING BRUSHES

Can any of you out there blow dry your own hair like they do at the salon? If you answered 'yes' to this question, I am in awe of you. I am, quite literally, saluting you from my seat. No matter how hard I try, I just can't do it. When straightening irons first came on the market, I was ecstatic: finally there was a product I could use at home to tame my unruly tresses! My siblings also cheered because it meant I would no longer wake them at the crack of dawn and beg them to iron my hair (yes, with a clothes iron) before school each day. The thing I find when I straighten my hair, however, is it tends to lose a lot of its body and hang limply. The result isn't quite the same as having a good salon blow dry which sleeks and smooths my hair without it losing any of its bounce. 

I resigned myself to the fact that I could only ever achieve salon results in the salon. They don't call them salon results for nothing, I suppose. That was until I discovered this genius little contraption called the straightening brush. Not only does it give me the same results as I'd expect at the salon, it also means I can save my hair some of the heat damage it sustains from my daily blowdrying-followed-by-straightening routine. I can bypass the GHD altogether now!


I purchased a Trichovedic brush but can't seem to find this brand online. You can find similar ones hereAll you need to do is clamp the hair as you would with a straightening iron and move the brush from roots to ends, blasting the brush with the dryer at the same time. The brush holds the hair taut just like the hairdressers manage to do with those tricky round brushes, albeit with far less breakage!



Have you tried straightening brushes? Or are you one of those enviable people who can blow dry their hair to perfection at home?

6 comments:

  1. Ooooo, interesting! My hair is fluff central & I NEVER blow-dry it as my arms start to hurt. Do you do your whole head...or just the top bits...?

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    1. I know what you mean with the arm pain! And the fluff central comment - mine goes like fairy floss!
      I do my whole head with this thing. I go section by section and run it from root to tip as my hair has waves and curls all the way down. It didn't even take that long to do. I think if you're used to using straighteners, you'll find this easy to use as it's the same idea (clamp, pull etc)

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  2. I feel like I would dig this. My hair is super thin so when I straighten it it goes so fucking flat, its almost not worth straightening cause I look foolish. I feel like this little tool with the blow drying would pump it up a bit!

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    1. Haha Bailey, you make me laugh! But I can sympathise totally. I think I will be using this tool all the time now.

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  3. This is genius! I am buying one asap!

    Xo Emilie at Hungry Delights

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  4. Tried many things for 10+ years. Stopped straightening my hair too (except for my bangs). I think I'll find one of these straightner brushses and try it out. However, my arm gets too tired holding onto the blow dryer lol.

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