Why a straightening brush will be your last-minute hair saviour
Thu, 10 November 2016 12:07PM
Who doesn’t love a shiny new toy, especially when said toy promises to give you silky, straight hair in minutes.
Say hello to the new wave of heat tools – straightening brushes that that not only banish the frizz but also help to nourish brittle, lack-lustre strands.
I first stumbled across this trending technology when a Remington Keratin & Argan Oil Nourish Straightening Brush recently landed on my desk to a chorus of “What’s that?”, “Oh wow”, “I wonder if it works”. But it wasn’t until a couple of days later when I had an after work dinner and my hair looked like it’s had a hard day itself that I could give it a spin.
So I unboxed the brush and headed to the bathroom. As the name suggests it’s a straightener/brush hybrid. It reminds me of something that pre-dates the sleek ghds we’re used to today – a little heavy, a little chunky but I had high hopes. Plus, my hair was fluffy, ratty and lacked any polish that it couldn’t get any worse.
I plugged it in and waited for it to heat up. Then I started brushing. My hair often frizzes more when I take a brush to it, so I was a little worried but there was no need to. Pretty soon my hair had a Kate-Middleton sheen. The momentum of brushing means that no strands are missed and it was a quick and pain-free process – no sectioning of hair strands which I often do with a straightener.
As I was trialling it, a couple of onlookers asked what I was doing. One, impressed with the results, asked if she could borrow the brush to fix up some frizzy loose hairs. It was surprising that it actually could get those pesky baby hairs around the face. Another quipped that she liked how “it straightened the hair in a natural way” – she was right, the result wasn’t too dead straight but made my natural hair just look more polished.
When I asked the site’s producer Cassie (who was kindly taking the before and after pics) what she thought, she said: “I was a bit sceptical at first but it actually makes the hair look so much more sleek. Not to mention that it’s really fast. I want one as a running-out-the-door-late option.”
Note: I had blow-dried my hair that morning, so I wasn’t trialling it on natural air-dried hair, but by 5.30pm humidity had well and truly taken its toll. I don’t know if it’ll be replacing my beloved hair straightener but it’ll remain front and centre in my office draw for those quick pick-me-ups. Drinks after work, anyone?
Remington’s Keratin & Argan Oil Nourish Straightening Brush is available now for $99.95.
Posted by: Eliza Sorman