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The first time my hairdresser used this oversized brush to blowdry my hair I was so impressed with the results I bought one there and then. I paid £12 for it at the time but have seen it on amazon and ebay since for slightly less.
The first thing to say is that even though the barrel looks massive, it is very lightweight which helps prevent the dreaded blow-dry-arm-ache! (Don't we all hate doing the crown section.... my arms feel like they are going to fall off by then!)
The barrel is made of ceramic, which as we know holds heat in to assist drying plus it also combats stray flyaway hairs, meaning the hair sits flat and looks shiny.
The contoured handle has been designed well. Lets face it, it's never easy replicating a blow dry at home but it allows for 'rolling' of the brush really well. I hate those brushes with a rubber grip on them, they always pull my hair out!
The bristles are all different lengths and made of nylon. Mine all poke out at different angles (although I'm not sure if this is because of usage.) There is a hole at the top of the handle for hanging in a salon, or if you have some kind of rack at home.
This brush achieves a look full of volume even for those who aren't great at home- blowdries (ahem: me!) For a special blowdry I'll use this brush from start to finish, but If I just want a little lift at the crown and front then I'll blow dry as usual with my smaller barrel brush then use this badboy with a little hairspray for some extra oomph.... easy!
In particular, when my hair was in a bob I found this size of brush invaluable to keep the style looking sharp. Now I have longer hair it is fantastic for some extra lift to stop it looking flat.
Thanks for reading and hope this was helpful.