Simply Straight Not So Simple
Don’t know if anyone has ordered and tried the Simply Straight brush, but it’s not as simple as you may think. I went ahead and ordered 2 of these during the Bday month specials. I opened one and used it as directed, I have wavy fine hair about a short to medium length. I placed on 365 degrees as recommended, which takes about a minute to do it’s countdown. So I found the brush to be a bit cumbersome and constantly having to glide my hair through it with my hand over the ceramic bristles to make it grab. It’s definately not as easy as shown on the demo and I found that even at the lowest setting would cinch my hair at times. I blow dry my hair straight usually and wanted something that would cut my time in half, but this actually took alot longer.
I went ahead and kept using it over a period of 3 weeks and it got a bit easier, but still had to guide my hair into the brush which was time consuming and it does get pretty hot. Now to be fair the brush does straighten and smooth the hair, but found it does not give any volume. I did notice that if someone else is helping you do it, better results are achieved. Ofcourse the whole purpose of this styling tool is to be able to do it yourself.
All in all not a bad styling tool, but just not for me and in my opinion probably better for people with longer thicker hair. I’ve used the Conair Spinning brush and have gotten better styling results from that, but my old friend the blowdryer wins out on this one as far as giving smoothness and body. Ended up returning both…
? yeah! for water signs! YEAH for the ballet bun!!!!
? i :heart: pisces people! i am a water sign, too!!! but did your hair (the ballet bun) ever fall (wiggle) because it was heavy, when you danced? it takes even more skill to keep your head high and steady with lots of hair. i applaud you!!!! :heart:
? the dryer is supposed to help us avoid frying our hair and the reviews are really good. it is still available, but it’s $100. put it in your favorites and wait until the price drops. i think that it does make a difference. he’s pretty good. ? kemi….are you a leo too with all of the AMAZING hair???? :catvery-happy: how did you control your georgeous hair when you were a dancer? beautiful! :heart:
? ya know….from what i know about martino, i don’t think that you would have annnnny problem whatsoever getting him to show you his knickers.:catvery-happy: did you ever see him on tabatha’s show? (the one about bad hair salon owners/ hair salons in trouble?) he had a couple of really great salons in florida, i think it was florida, i could be wrong about florida…anyway he is a riot. high-strung, talented, and total glam. :heart:
? yeah, but who do you like more….justin or martino?????? i saw justin looking at you in the cafeteria yesterday. i had to go to gym class, or i would have told you.:cattongue: :heart: nik
? i bought the martino cartier ionic hair dryer a while ago (on hsn). it was 1/2 price. i really like it. it somehow drys the hair faster and it is supposed to help add shine. it’s not too heavy, so there isn’t much arm fatigue. i have short, fine blonde hair, and i use a leave-in volumizing spray from germany (so that doesn’t help, sorry) but i like the results. matrino has good products, i think. good luck.
I know this is too late for you (since you said you returned it) but if you overdirect the SS brush when you brush through (like hold your hair straight up and at a 140 or so degree angle to your head and pull the brush slowly, overdirecting the whole time, you will get mad volume to the top of your head. I know I didn’t explain that well. Campbell McAulley (sp?) explains it really well to get a “bump”.
I have VERY thick, coarse, almost wiry hair. It’s long (right now) and very heavy. It usually takes me up to two hours to blow dry it completely straight, and even then, that includes a flat iron, three sizes of round brushes, etc) IF I can tolerate taking that long. If I didn’t do that to my hair, it would still blow up like a humidity cloud until the next day. With the SS brush, it takes me about 30 minutes after I airdry or blowdry (I use Joy Mangano’s blowdryer – who knew I’d love it (because of the touch feature)?).
I still love the Instyler more, but for the price and ease of use for SS brush, I’m totally good. I get a couple of hours back every time I wash my hair, so for me, it’s absolutely worth every penny!
Posted in Beauty
08.09.16 3:28 PM