Hey lovelies! Today I'm going to be doing an exciting lil' review for you on the Professional Straightening Brush by Irresistible Me. I've seen these Hair Straightening Brushes everywhere lately, but it always seemed like 'just another beauty hack' kind of thing to me that I never quite got round to giving a go, so when Irresistible Me offered to send me one * I was so intrigued and pretty much went 'UM yass please' haha. My hair is typically quite unruly and wavy and so I currently borrow my mum's GHD's (much to her annoyance!) but when trying this product I was really excited to see whether this would speed up my morning routine compared to tong-style straighteners, with it's 2-in-1 sort of features... and oh my it has! As usual, this is going to be a ,completely honest review and so keep reading if you'd like to see my thoughts on this brush as well as 'before's and after's of using it...
BACKGROUND BITS & BOBS:
In-case you were wondering, I thought I'd give you guys a lil' bit of background information on the brush, what it claims to do and all that jazzz
PACKAGING & FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
One of the things I was so impressed by with this product was the packaging! The actual box is beautifully sleek and black with quite a sturdy feel to it, so no damage in the post. And it also came all tucked up in bubble wrap - which, as you can imagine, being the childish person I am, I loved haha! As you can see, all the features of the straightening brush are printed inside including a few of my favourites such as:
- Ceramic Technology
- Auto Shut Off
- Universal Voltage
- Anti- Scald teeth
- Perfect Bristle Distance
- LCD Digital Display
As for first impressions of the brush, I fell in love with the colour (I mean, how prettyyy!) but I was also really happy to see the LCD and temperature display which the current straighteners I use don't have. There are also small buttons on the side of the brush to turn the too on, and increase/decrease the temperature easily.
I thought I would take you through the process of how I used the brush when straightening my hair with it, too so you can get a rough idea of how it varies to a regular tong- style straightener.
Firstly, I plugged the tool in and was so happy with the 8ft length of the chord too because it meant I could use the plug socket anywhere in my room and still reach the mirror. I must add though, that Irresistible Me is an American brand so if you're a British gal like me you would most likely need a universal adaptor - but you can buy them on Amazon for under £3 so don't worry haha! The brush took no time at all to heat up, which is great for a typical morning rush and I easily changed up the temperature (130C - 230C) using the buttons to suit the texture and condition of my hair. The tips of the bristles and the outer row of teeth are anti-scald so you won't burn yourself even if the bristles do touch your scalp accidentally, phew, and the bristles are also anti-static.
BEFORE & AFTER:
Taaa Daaa! So as you can see from above, the straightening brush made such a difference to my hair but what I was most impressed with is how much volume it still kept in my hair after using it. Often with tong straighteners, your hair can end up being a little flat and thin as well as straight but this definitely did not have the same effect. I love the idea of being able to both brush and straighten your hair at the same time (saves so much time!) and because the bristles are so thick it straightens large amounts of hair at a time. Unfortunately the brush isn't going to give you poker straight hair because the heat is spread across a larger area and your hair isn't clamped down like using an iron. But, I really quite like the natural look it can give.
Fast heat time, Anti Scald/Static bristles, Keeps volume in hair, smooths large amounts of hair at a time, Time saver.
Must have an adaptor to use, Won't give you poker straight hair in the same way tongs do.
Overall. I'm really happy with the Jade Hair Straightening Brush! It really did wonders for such a small amount of time and whereas it didn't make my hair poker straight it certainly made it feel and so much more controlled, and frizz free than before (with no flat, thin look to it!) I wouldn't say I'm ready to ditch my GHD's for it, but as an addition to my rushing morning routine is will definitely be perfect. If you're someone who's looking for a fast and effective tool to straighten your hair with, while still maintaining the volume of it - I'm sure you'd love this!
So there ya go! Here were my thoughts on the Irresistible Me Jade Hair Straightening brush, but let me know if you guys have ever tried anything similar and if you liked it? Also, is your hair naturally curly or straight? As you could probably tell from the before picture of this post, my hair is generally pretty wavy and crazy in the mornings haha, oh and props to any of you who recognised that Edgy Veggie tee from my October Love List! Love you all and speak to you soon x
QOTD: IS YOUR HAIR NATURALLY CURLY OR STRAIGHT?