I am always looking for new ways to straighten out my relatively thick, frizzy hair. Sometimes it has a natural curl to it which can look great but more often than not because of the weather and damp, it looks dull and frizzy so when something new that promises to straighten it well comes onto the market I’m the first to try it.
My hair is just past my shoulders and of medium thickness; there is also plenty of it.It has a dry texture so I do have to be careful with the straightening products I use and I always use good quality haircare products.
I liked the sound of the new Apalus straightening brush because it is not the same as a ceramic straightener. No plates to clamp down onto hair surely must be kinder to the hair and straighteners worry me because so much heat is applied they can often cause unwanted damage and breakage.
Features of the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener:
- It straightens hair in 2 seconds (it really does!)
- It has a head massage function which is good for stimulating the hair follicles
- It has accurate temperature control so you can amend the setting to suit your hair because there is an easy to adjust temperature switch
- It warms up very quickly (1 minute) to 230°C maximum
- You can tailor it to Fahrenheit or Centigrade as you prefer
- It’s easy to use – plug in, switch on, wait 60 seconds and go!
- The auto shut off feature is useful and safe (it shuts off in one hour)
Tips for using the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener:
- Never use on wet hair.
- Hair should be rough dried with a dryer or towel until dry (you risk damage if you use it directly on wet hair)
My experience of the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener:
Firstly I washed my hair. I use Redken Extreme because it is good for dry and colored hair. It helps to replenish lost moisture and strengthen hair against chemical processing and drying.
I shampoo, condition and treat my hair then I apply a heat resistant spray to further protect it. This helps to keep it smooth and soft rather than dry and course.
Usually my hair takes 40 minutes to blow dry with a hairdryer straight.The Apalus brush hair straightener was a revelation!
It took me approximately 12 minutes to rough dry my hair. Then I divided it into sections, clipping back the unwanted hair and removing small areas piece by piece. I literally brushed the hair like a normal brush – within seconds it was smooth and sleek and because it has special ionic technology my hair was frizz free too.
I would say that it doesn’t allow me to curl my hair underneath (which I like to do) it gets it very straight without any curl action but the point is, it works in half the time of traditional blow drying.One word of caution – as it looks just like a hairbrush I forgot for a moment it wasn’t just a brush and touched it with a finger and it was very hot so I have a minor scald – do be careful.
I managed to get my whole head straightened in less than 15 minutes, so in total it took 27 minutes from wet to dry and straight. Finish off with a few drops of Moroccan oil to get it really smooth and shiny.
See my images for more about the straightening journey!
Start with freshly washed hair
Heat up the brush!
Rough dry hair
After rough drying take sections and start to brush carefully
Here’s me brushing a section straight
A finished section
A few drops of Moroccan oil and some lipstick and I’m ready to go!