By now, I'm sure you've seen these brushes everywhere. Even though they have been around for quite some time, I'm just now getting my hands on one. I know. I'm slow.
I received this brush from Gisala in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I was thrilled to try it out, as my hair has a tendency to be very wavy and needs to be straightened on a daily basis. Flat irons can be brutal on hair, and isn't the most ideal styling tool. This brush allowed me to get straight hair without worrying about breakage or heat damage.
What Does The Package Contain?
The item arrived in a sturdy black box that is printed with instructions on how to use it. The brush and smaller cleaning brush is inside, snapped into a plastic tray. If you remove the insert that the brush is nestled in, you will see it also comes with a hair clip, storage bag, and protective glove.
How To Use A Hair Straightening Brush
I can be impatient, and I wanted to just plug the thing in and start brushing; however, I did actually take the time to read the instructions first.
To turn this brush on, you simply hold down the power button until numbers start flashing on the display. These numbers is the temperature the brush is set to. I like mine hot, so I set it to 450 degrees. To adjust the temperature, simply press the '+' or '-' buttons to move the temperature up and down. The numbers flash while the brush is heating up, and remain solid once the chosen temperature is reached.
I couldn't get a decent photo of my hair, so I used a friend's hair as a model. My hair is long and thick, and it worked just fine. This girl's hair is shorter and thinner, and it worked just as well. Her hair was soft, shiny, and suffered no heat damage.
As you can see from the 'before' photo, her hair is fairly wavy. I divided her hair into 2 sections: a top section and a bottom section, and clipped the top section up out of the way. With the brush set to 450 degrees, I made 3 passes over a 2-inch wide section of her hair, and it was perfectly straight. I finished the bottom section, and then unclipped the top section of hair. I made 3 passes again over a 2-inch wide section of hair, and it was shiny and straight. I used no styling products.
How To Turn This Brush Off
This hair straightening brush is easy to turn off, if you read the instructions. Once the brush is fully heated, the power button will lock so you won't accidentally shut it off during use. You will know it is locked because the letters 'LOC' will appear on the display if the power button is pressed. To unlock it, press the button twice quickly, then hold it down. (Or just unplug it like I do.)
I really love this brush. It is easy to use, and the 'bristles' are coated in ceramic so it doesn't damage my hair. It heats up quickly, and does a wonderful job is straightening my hair. If you should happen to forget to shut it off, it will shut itself off after 30 minutes. This is one of my favorite hair-styling tools to date, and I highly recommend it.
Southern Girl Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Where To Buy: Gisala on Amazon