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When my trusted and much loved Phillips hot air brush broke I tried to replace it but couldn't find that particular model anymore.
I picked out another Philips brush but that was out of stock in most places, or selling at too high a price.
I needed a brush I could use at home and on holiday. I thought it would be great if I could find one I could use as a hair dryer and styler.
When I was food shopping in Sainsbury’s, and annoying my husband by looking at beauty products, I saw this hot air styler and popped it into the trolley.
I was disappointed. It did the job but didn’t feel good enough.
In its defence I’ll say it was easy to use with the hair being held in place easily by the brushes. It added volume, waves and curls.
It was easy to hold and to style my hair, even one handed.
My problem was that it felt too plasticy.
As a first styler it’s probably ideal or for occasional use; I wanted something better to last for a decent amount of time.
Temperature wise it’s better than the Remington styler I've replaced it with. It isn't as hot but takes longer to style and dry.
It’s an okay product but not one I can rave about.
It isn't powerful enough to use as a hair dryer so isn't so useful for travel.
19mm ball tipped brush for short hair25mm ball tipped brush for medium hair
Voltage suitable for worldwide use
Curl release switch
Although I wanted something with a bit more oomph I still would say that for its cheap price, it is a good product.
It’s light and easy to use and does work but it isn't for me. I didn’t feel that it would last long with prolonged usage.
I also would have preferred more than the two attachments.
I returned my styler but would say that it is a reasonable product for the price of £12.99.
I have a bit of trouble with my arms and shoulders so wanted to buy something that would help me be able to style my hair a bit easier than the old way of holding up a hair drier and having a brush in the other hand. A good few years ago I used to have a hot brush which used to do my hair really nicely so I had some Amazon vouchers to use up and thought I would treat myself to a new one.
I saw the Vidal Sassoon vsha6471 one on there going for £12.97 and thought it would be a good make so bought it. The write up said it has two settings and it has a tangle free release on it.
The hot brush came and on opening I found there were two different end bits to put on, both brushes but different sizes. The larger one it said was for medium hair and the smaller one for shorter styles. Seeing that my hair is quite short I decided to use the smaller brush. I washed my hair and gave it a good dry with the towel then started using the brush to style the top.
The first thing I noticed was that the air blowing out of it was not very fast although there are two settings on it and I had it on the highest setting. This meant it was taking for ever to dry my hair using it so I turned it off and got the hair drier and gave my hair a boost with that first then tried it again with the hot brush. By now my hair was getting a bit drier and I couldn't get it to curl round the brush so I dampened it down a little bit but again it just didn't seem to be doing anything to my hair. I finished drying it though which took me about 45 minutes all in all, in fact I ended up having to get my other half to try to do the back as my arms were aching like mad by this time. So much for making things easier.
I tried using the brush a couple more times after, one time I just tried using it on the sides a couple of days after I had washed and styled it and the sides had gone a bit haywire so I dampened them down a bit with a spray and tried to do them then but still found it wasn't doing it how I wanted, there just didn't seem to be enough power in the thing to get the hair dry quick enough.
The brush is now back in the box and I don't know if it will get used again unless someone comes who wants to borrow it. I am glad it was only £12 odd to buy and not expensive.