I've been dying to try these brushes that I've seen all over the internet that seemingly straighten your hair simply by brushing your hair with the heated brush. I searched for honest and truthful reviews but they were either all from girls who had straight hair anyway or seemed to have been paid to say it changed their life. I have EXTREMELY curly hair and blowdrying it smooth is one of the worst parts of my week so I was so intrigued to see if this worked on my curls and smoothed the frizz. I tried it when my hair was straight but frizzy from the weather and when it is really curly to see if it worked. The first points I would say before saying how it worked in general are that the instructions it came with were clearly translated from Chinese to english or something and were absolutely hilarious to read so if you want a cheer up take a look at them, the brush smelt horrid when it was heating up like burning glue or something and the buttons on the side are positioned badly, as you grip the brush you accidentally change the temperature.
Straight hairThis was the first time I used the brush so was very tentitive and put the temperature up to 200 degrees before gently combing through. My immediate tips with it would be to comb your hair through first to make sure the hot comb slides through nicely and also to wait for a bit to let it heat up properly even if it says it's at the temperature you want. It didn't take the ' 2 seconds' it claims to take to straighten but it did make my hair less kinked however my hair is so thick that nothing is really going to take the supposed amount. After I finished I put some taming oil through it which I usually do anyway and I could see a significant difference, it looked sleeker, straighter and overall different. I noticed it didn't feel harsh or crunchy to the touch but that could just be because I put oil in it which will make it softer. Overall I was impressed by this first go and think this would be really handy for me when I have my straight hair in the morning to give it a quick comb through to get rid of any frizz from the night before, however I do think that I can get the same if not better with straighteners as I do usually after a blow dry
This was a completely different ball game. I used it on a day after I had washed my hair and had left it curly so went straight in with the brush. I have to admit it did straighten a little bit but not in the way the videos show, it was not sleek and smooth it was dented and frizzy as hell. I don't know if it's because my hair is special or thick or something but it just didn't have the effect shown by the people in the videos, I made sure to use small sections to make sure I did it properly but still ended up with kinks everywhere and looking like Hagrid. I went back over it the next day and although it improved it still wasn't anything like I normally have it or what it was supposed to be. I used the brush on the highest heat for around 30 mins over both days and it did not look good, I had to go over it with my hair straighteners for 20 mins to try and rescue it as I was going out the next day but the brush had caused so many kinks that it still didn't look right and I was quite unhappy with it
Overall I would say I am really disappointed with this, I really wanted it to work and to help me with me difficult hair but sadly the videos aren't showing the truth and I would spend my money on a good hair dryer a roll brush and straighteners instead ;)