When my fellow editor and partner in beauty Beth Wischnia gave me this brush and said “Um yeah, figure this out!” I was like… WTF is this brush? When it comes to strange hair devices, we’re always on board to give them a try so we can report back to you. Rather than looking up a tutorial on how this brush works, I decided the best way to give it an authentic go was to use it just as I would use any other brush, without changing up my routine or wandering too far out of my comfort zone. We’ve already shown you how to give yourself a blowout; will this strange new hairbrush be the next new tool to add to your blow-drying bank of goodies?
Prep: Wash, Dry + Add Styling Products
Leave-in Conditioner: Start this look off by using a leave-in conditioner. I’m using Giovanni 2Chic Ultra-Luxurious Leave in Conditioner in Cherry Rose ($7) because it’s lightweight and super hydrating, helps with frizz and split ends and acts as a heat protector – oh yeah, and it smells insanely delicious!
Heat Protector: Even though the conditioner has a heat protector built in, I really like to make sure I’m doubling down on this front since I bleach my hair to lighten it. This Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Crystal Shine + Hold Heat Protection Shine Spray ($7) tackles this problem and leaves my hair with a subtle shine without taking away from the volume. Apply a small amount throughout the mid-shaft to the ends of your hairs. Avoid your roots so you can get the most volume with the next product.
Volumizing Root Lifter: Speaking of volume, you’ll want to use a root lifting agent like Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Biotin + Volume Mousse ($7), which was developed for fine, brittle hair. I love the volume and texture this product delivers. Apply a small amount to your palms, rub together and then disperse throughout the roots of your hair.
Finishing Shine Spray: Once your hair is dry, it’s best to add a final texturizing product to help your hair look a little more piece-y and finished. For this look, I’m using the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color & Radiance Shine Boost Tonic ($7). Instead of spraying it all over my hair, I apply it to my fingers and then use them to piece out the mid-shaft and ends of my hair. This particular formula works great with my lavender locks.
This Lucky Trendy 3D Bomb Curl Brush ($20) is designed to allow a 360-degree way to brush, flip and shape your locks while you blow dry. As I mentioned above, I thought the best way to really test this brush out was to use it the same way I would in my normal blowdry routine and see if I noticed anything different in the process or results of the blowout. Here goes!
Begin at the Roots
I like to start out by using my fingers to lift the roots all around my head directly upwards, while blow drying them on a higher heat setting. This will help set a foundation of volume in your hair.
Blow Dry Base to Top
I have to say that my first experience using this brush was super weird. I wasn’t at all convinced that this device was worth the struggle of manipulating it. It felt really strange to be able to flip the brush in any direction at first.
The Results: WTF?!
It literally didn’t hit me that this brush is insanely awesome until I looked in the mirror. My hair had SO. MUCH. VOLUME. Seriously, my mind was pretty blown. I then realized that I was borderline in love and was willing to try to practice using it until I got more comfortable because of how much oomph it gave my ‘do.
In. Love. Period.
Also – This dress tho! Element Eden Degrees Dress ($50).
I’d love to see what gals with longer hair think about this brush and will have to pass this on to some other women in the B+C office to get some feedback. As for me, with short hair, I will officially deem this brush a major game-changer. #winning!
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