Hair Straightening Brush Review

The Hair Straightening Brush is a truly amazing new product. Why?

You’re late and your friends are already waiting for you. You get out of the shower and it’s a super humid day. Your hair is a rat’s nest.

You wanna straighten it, so you plug in your conventional flat iron straightener. You wait and wait for it to warm up, which takes almost ten minutes. You start straightening. You rush it, and you go out (lest your friends kill you!)

You’re in the club and you go to the restroom. You look in a mirror, and you see the back of your hair isn’t straight at all!

What is the Hair Straightening Brush?

If you’re here, chances are this has happened to you just as much as it’s happened to me. So, I went ahead and bought a Hair Straightening Brush that I’d seen on TV. It’s — pretty intuitively — a brush that straightens hair.

You may have seen the video that went viral on Facebook and Twitter. It makes the Hair Straightening Brush look almost magical. But is it? Read on to find out.

I received my brush two days after ordering, very quick (and free) delivery.

The Hair Straightening Brush Unboxed

The packaging is really nice, and pretty essential. It contains the brush itself and an instruction manual.

Hair Straightening Brush Box

I opened it up and plugged it in. The plug is one of those safe tester plugs with the button. The cord also swivels, so it doesn’t tangle, which is great — my flat iron cord is always jumbled.

Hair Straightening Brush Plug

The LCD turned on and I noticed that, upon first start, the temperature is set in Celsius. To change it to Farhenheit, you simply press the “plus” and “minus” buttons at the same time.

Hair Straightening Brush LCD Temperature C to FNow, every girl knows that a flat iron takes a while to heat up, but not the hair straightening brush: it reaches 365°F in 8 seconds! That is one of the things that saved me the most time.

The part that actually heats up is the base of the brush, which is a ceramic plate. There are plastic bristles all around, and those don’t heat up. It’s actually pretty impossible to scald yourself with this brush (a great thing for someone as clumsy as me). The red plastic studs in the bristles provide further protection, so that you can’t even burn your head.

Hair Straightening Brush Bristles

Using the Brush that Straightens Hair

Using the brush itself is a breeze. The hair brush straightener can be used on dry hair, but I found I preferred to use the brush with my hair still slightly damp. And I also found it works better after using a good protein conditioner. For the absolutely best results though, what you need is a keratin hair treatment. Doing the treatment and then using this hair straightening brush, I was able to get the longest lasting smoothness that I was after: even after the hair starts to curl back up, it sort “flows together” and isn’t frizzy, which is nice.

The way it works is, you select the temperature with the plus and minus buttons and you get a readout on the LCD. I find that, in order to minimize frizziness, it’s best to use the lowest temperature you can get away with.

Usually, I get the best results if I section out my hair. An individual strand will take around 2-3 brush strokes before it’s straight to the point where I’m happy with it.

If you have some areas that are a little harder to straighten, like the top part in the back of your head, you can just dial in a higher temperature just for those parts. And that’s the great part: when you have a brush that straightens hair, all you have to do is brush the back of your head, and you will not get those creases that  you get with a flat iron!

Now, the only thing that’s not ideal is the placement of the buttons. They are on the side of the handle, exactly where you thumb will rest when using the brush. It’s not unusual to change the temperature by hitting the buttons accidentally as you’re using the brush straightener.

Other than that, the hair straightener brush has cut down the time it takes to straighten my hair by almost 20 minutes (no joke!)

A Quick Video Review

I shot a quick video review of the hair straightening brush, so you can check it out in action!

 

Where Can I Find the Hair Straightening Brush?

You can get the best price on the hair brush straightener here.

The price is really affordable!

Hair Straightening Brush Before and After

All in all, I thoroughly recommend the Hair Straightening Brush to everybody!

UPDATE August 2016: Dafni vs Hair Straightening Brush

I wanted to try out the original Hair Straightening Brush, the Dafni, and see how it compared to the more inexpensive models you can find everywhere. Well, turns out the Dafni is actually worth it if you have a little bit of extra cash to spare (it’s come down in price lately!)

Much higher quality of the components, easier to use and more—read my full blown Dafni Review here!

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Acrylic Makeup Organizer, 2 Piece By Cosmopolitan Collection

Acrylic Makeup Organizer - Best Makeup Organizers

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Beachwaver Review

Beachwaver Pro - Beachwaver Review

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LuMee Illuminated Cell Phone Case

Gold Lumee Case-Best Selfie Light CaseThe Lumee case is the selfie light case that started it all. Popularised by seflie queen celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Lumee case is certainly a contender for the best selfie light case. Right now, Lumee cases are available for iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy s6. They come in a wide range of colors such as rose gold, and mint green. 

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2016

Looking to score some awesome beauty gifts for the holidays at a great price? Searching for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals is the way to do it! Many brands offer discounts on regularly priced items during holidays, so it’s a great time to stock up on gifts, or personal beauty needs for the year. Gift sets are another great way to save, because they often include added bonus products. Many of the deals have already gone into effect, so let the savings begin. Keep reading to check out our picks for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals!

Gelish Complete Starter Kit

Gelish Complete Starter Kit - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty DealsThe best way to get chip free nails is with a gel manicure. These can get pretty pricey at the salon, but you can easily get them at home for a lot less. Gelish is a well loved salon brand, and this kit comes with everything for perfect nails at a perfect price- including the base/top coats and the UV lamp. We love that this kit comes with 2 holiday ready shades, it makes a great gift for any nail lover.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kit

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Kit - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty DealsThis Shimmer Strips kit is great for beauty lovers, because it includes everything needed for a “Holiday Glam” look. There are 9 creamy eyeshadows which are highly pigmented with a soft shimmer. The kit also includes a brown eyeliner, a black eyeliner, and a mascara black/brown mascara duo. We love that this Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips kit is compact and fit perfectly in a little clutch for quick touch ups.

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

These adorable little kits include everything an on the go gal should have on hand, in a pretty little package. The 17 piece kit includes everything you’d need in a pinch such as double-sided tape, a safety pin, a mending kit, 2 earring backs, lip balm and much more. We love that the Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kits come in a variety of fun colors and patterns . These are the perfect to have on hand before traveling or for any event.

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

Conair Curl Secret - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Getting the perfect curl can be really tricky for most, but the Curl Secret takes out all the guess work. Hair is automatically and gently drawn into the tourmaline ceramic curl chamber where it is gently held, timed and heated from all directions to effortlessly form a perfect curl. We love that this device gives you even curls all over, and that it is so easy to use. It heats up in a snap, and you can choose between loose, medium, or tight curls.

The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Advent Calendar Gift Set

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Pure Body Naturals Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask

Pure Body Naturals Mud Mask- Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Mud masks are wonderful for brightening skin and giving your face the perfect holiday glow. This one from Pure Body Naturals is spa quality, made with minerals derived from the dead sea. The mask works to pull excess oil and toxins from your skin, which improves skins elasticity, and minimises pores. To top it off it is priced way less than most similar masks on the market, and comes in a few different sizes perfect for gifting.

Clarisonic Mia Fit 2 Speed Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush Holiday Gift Set

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butter LONDON Fancyfull Liquid Lipstick Gift Set

Butter London Liquid Lipstick Set - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

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T3 Micro Mini Miracles Hair Dryer & Flat Iron Set

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Silk’n Flash&Go Hair Removal Device

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tweexy The Original Wearable Nail Polish Holder

Tweexy Nail Polish Ring - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

The tweexy is an adorable ring that makes sure you never spill your polish while you are painting your nails. Its made of flexible silicone that fits all finger sizes and every size nail polish bottle, from the mini ‘collections’ to the largest & luxury brands. It eliminates the need for you to have an open work surface to place you open nail polish bottle, and eliminates the risk of dripping while you’re dipping the brush into the bottle.  We love that the tweexy pops off your fingers easily whenever you want to switch hands without smearing your polish, and that it comes in 7 girly shades.

InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron

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CoverGirl Katy Kat Holiday Gift Set with Matte Lipsticks

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The Katy Kat Holiday Gift set was designed by CoverGirl Katy Perry, and features for adorable holiday shades. We love the velvety texture of this lipstick, and the adorable shade names. Crimson Cat, Kitty Purry, Magenta Minx, and Maroon Meow sound like they are perfect colors to get you in the holiday spirit. This Katy Kat set comes in a pretty gift box, and is a steal for the price vs. purchasing these shades individually.

FOREO Pamper Yourself Beauty Essentials Iris, Luna Play Cooling Eye Mask

Foreo Iris And Luna Set - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

We have always loved the original Foreo Luna Sonic Face Cleaner, but it is a little pricey. This set is awesome because it comes with the Foreo Iris which brightens eyes by massaging away puffiness, dark circles, & crow’s feet. It also includes an adorable macaroon sized LUNA play for compact facial cleansing. To top it all off, they give you an adorable an eye mask soothes under-eye bags. We love that the Foreo Luna and Iris are made from hygienic silicone so they’re easy to keep clean. To top it off, this set comes in at a price way under the cost of the original Foreo Luna. 

ElleSye UBeauty Hair Straightening Brush

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butter LONDON Most Wonderful of All Color Set

butter London Nail Polish Set - Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

This butter nail polish set features 18 of their most coveted shades,  along with 4 nail treatments, nail scrubbing cloths, and a cute nail file. We love that this set comes on a handy spinner that makes searching for your favorite color a breeze. Since regular butter nail polishes are upwards of $20 each, this set is a steal! This butter London nail polish set even made the list of Oprah’s favorite things for this holiday season, so take advantage while they are still in stock!

This rounds out our list of the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2016! Happy Holiday Shopping!

 

 

 

How to Do a Keratin Treatment At Home

Keratin treatments started out as an expensive salon treatment option for people seeking straighter, more frizz free locks. A single treatments could go for $300+ dollars. Now there are many amazing options to perform a Keratin treatment at home, and in the comfort of you own bathroom. They also come at a way lower cost per treatment. A common concern for people is making sure they are following all the steps so that they get the best results from their Keratin treatment at home. Keep reading to find out how to do a keratin treatment at home and achieve amazing results!

How To Do A Keratin Treatment At Home

Following the detailed instructions to carry out a keratin treatment at home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It is a relaxing experience as long do your research beforehand. While there are many options for a Keratin treatment at home, choose carefully. Pick one that is free of strong chemicals like formaldehyde, and choose one that you can wash out the same day. Some treatments require you to not rinse you hair for 3 days, and nobody has time for that. This is why we chose the Amazonliss Brazilian Keratin Treatment by Nutree!

Olaplex At Home Kit Review

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What is The Olaplex At Home Kit?

Olaplex At Home Kit

Olaplex is very simply is a hair treatment system that repairs damage done to hair from intense hair coloring and bleaching. Olaplex works to link broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before treatment.

Best Oval Makeup Brush Set

Flawless makeup, and contouring are huge beauty trends. But what is the best way to achieve this look? With the Best Oval Makeup Brush Set.

What are Oval Makeup Brushes?

Oval makeup brushes, are a new design of makeup brushes that give a flawless airbrush look. They are amazing for applying concealer, foundation, bronzer, and achieving a perfect complexion. The Oval brushes are curved like a spoon handle with bristles that look similar to a hair brush. Oval Makeup brush sets are great because they have very soft dense bristles.

These bristles cover skin evenly, and allow you to get a smooth application and coverage. Since they are very soft, they are also great for sensitive skin. Artis is the most popular brand of Oval Makeup Brushes, but they are pretty pricey. I wanted to know if Artis is worth shelling out for or if a dupe set is just as good. Read on to see which is the Best Oval Makeup Brush Set.

Best CHI Flat Iron

Best Chi Flat Iron

The original CHI flat iron was one of the first on the market. And since day one, CHI has always been known as the best. My first flat iron was a CHI and it lasted me for YEARS! Since its debut, CHI has faced major competition, but still ranks among the top flat irons. They have released several new models recently, and in a variety of fun colors and prints. Ever wondered which one is the best Chi Flat Iron model? Read on to find out!

CHI Original Pro 1″ Ceramic Ionic Tourmaline Flat Iron Hair Straightener

CHI Original PRO

This is the OG CHI! I originally purchased this flat iron about 8 years ago and it lasted me for ages. When ordering the Original CHI, I noticed it is still available in the original matte black color. There are also some fun color options and interesting prints to choose from. There is a metallic pink version, a pretty purple damask print, and a blue “wild leopard” version. The “wild leopard” model comes with interchangeable shells, so your iron can change the look of your CHI hair straightener. I eventually settled on the 5 CHI pro limited edition model in Moroccan Sunrise print. It is BEAUTIFUL!

Best Facial Cleansing Brush Review

A facial cleansing brush, or sonic facial brush is a tech savvy way to keep your face looking its very best! These electronic face brushes have been around for awhile, but the newest versions are full of exciting upgrades to improve your skin! We tested 5 popular facial cleansing brushes. Keep reading to see which one is the best!

What is a Facial Cleansing Brush?

A Facial Cleaning Brush is a an electronic device used to clean your face better than your hands can. A facial cleansing brush has bristles that rotate/vibrate while you move it around your face. This helps removes dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells. The results are improvements in the evenness of skin tone, smoothness of skin, and reduced breakouts! Now lets meet the contenders for the best Facial Cleansing Brush of 2016.

Best Facial Cleansing Brush of 2016

1. Clarisonic Mia 3 Facial Sonic Cleansing System

Clarisonic MIA 3 Facial Cleansing BrushThe Clarisonic Mia 3  System contains: 1 brush, 1 brush head, USB charger, drying stand, and a trial size cleanser.