“ Type: Hair Brush / Brand: Hair Accessories / Air Brush / „
----- General Information -----
Some days, a girl just wants to have gorgeous hair, with as little help as possible. That's when this hot brush comes in useful. You can kill two birds with one stone: Blow dry your hair to the shale you want and add some VOLUME!
----- The Product -----
The Remington Brush takes just 60 seconds to heat up to 180 degrees. If this is too hot for you, you can select the cooler setting. The barrel heats up, and in turn, each bristle becomes lovely and hot, so that when you run the brush through your hair, it creates the look you are going for. It is great for shaping the hair around the face, loose waves or even just giving your roots a bit if extra volume.
----- My Experience -----
I have had many a hot brush before. Each one average in quality and not missed when it's been "borrowed" by my sister. Now I am the only woman in our house, it's a good time to have a decent hot brush, without the fear of it growing legs.
After paying £25 for the brush, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Maybe just another average quality hot brush that kind of does what it says on the tin.
I was pleasantly surprised, the first time I used this product, when with minimal effort, my hair stayed where I told it to. Let me tell you, I have very adventurous hair, and it isn't easily tamed, so this a biggie for me!
I like to use the brush when my hair is slightly damp, to finish off the drying, and to shape it around my face. I usually do this on the days that I don't want to spend more than five minutes on my do.
----- Overall -----
A very quick and easy way to have nice hair on your "days off". A very good quality brush for a very good price. This has lasted well so far, and is obviously of great quality.
I have long, fine hair which although can look quite sleek, also has a tendency to look a bit flat. Or, as my mother would say, lank and limp!!
For this reason I usually dry my hair upside down in order to give a little volume to the roots as I don't like to use mousse or hair products where possible (my hair seems to get greasy quickly). However, this method not only gives me a rush of blood to the head thus putting me on the brink of collapse, but the volumising results don't last long either.
The cost of this hot brush was just under £20 from Argos so I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. It is a simple product to use, a large, round brush with a ceramic base under the bristles ensures even heat distribution without fears of burnt fingers or scalp. It has two settings which are simply high and low, depending on personal preference. I find the low setting is fine for me as my hair is thin, but a thicker head of hair may benefit from the higher setting. I tend to use it after blow drying my hair to add volume to the parting. As with all hair appliances, practice makes perfect, and I have discovered that I only need a few seconds of curling the brush under te roots in order to achieve the look I desire.
The cord attached to the brush is plenty long enough to reach to do my hair in front of the mirror too. The other bonus is that there is a safety feature on the brush where it will automatically cut off after 60 minutes of inactivity. I like to think I always turn my appliances off after use but it's reassuring to know that I don't need to have a panic attack that I've left it plugged in when I'm on the Rhee side of town!
A great and simple way to add a bit of style to a simple airdo. Great for everyday use.
Once I have straightened my hair it is very flat. Of course this is the look I am trying to achieve but sometimes you want a bit of body and bounce in your hair and so to achieve that I use a hot brush. Hair dressers have a lovely way of being able to give the hair body with the use of just a regular brush and a hairdryer but because I don't have hands behind my back I am not able to do this, this is where a hot brush comes in handy.
The Remington CB65 is a round brush with spiky bristles and ceramic plates which make up the barrel of the brush. Once plugged in these plates heat up evenly all across the brush so you have no spots where there is no heat which is nice. The heat goes to 180 degree C but because the bristles are in the way you do not need to worry about getting burnt hands whilst trying to use this product. There are two heat settings, low and high so you can decide what look you are going for before you start to use this. If I want really big bouncy hair I put it on high but for regular everyday hair with just a bit of volume I tend to use the low setting.
Like any hair tool you need a bit of practise to get used to it but once I got the hang of this brush it worked really well. Once I dry and straighten my hair I spray a bit of water onto my roots and then firstly pin the top bit back and get a section of hair underneath my head. I then lift it up and put the round brush underneath it. I twist it a bit to make sure I get a bit of volume and height out of that section of hair and then the nice thing about this brush is that it has a curl release button so instead of having to pull out the brush yourself and thus pretty much loose all the curl that you would with a regular brush this just rotates the barrel and releases the hair which leaves it lovely and bouncy. I then work this out a bit with my hand to stop it looking too bouncy and overdone!
I also like to use this brush on the end of my hair to curl it under and give it that, "just stepped out of a salon look." By the end of the day the curl underneath has pretty much gone but I do still have some volume left in my hair and it still looks like I have paid some attention to it which is nice.
The brush has a nice safety feature in that if it is not used for 60 minutes it will shut off automatically, a nice piece of mind if you can never remember if you unplugged them in the morning or not. I take mine on holiday as well where it is essential for my hair in the humidity to tame it down a bit and with a convertor plug it works with all voltage types. I think I paid about £20 for mine and have been pleased with the results so far.