Summer isn’t even here yet and already we’re feeling the humidity.
After the winter we had is it wrong of me to look forward to next winter? I simply don’t enjoy the summer months at all. I am NOT a fan of heat and humidity. I also burn very easily so I tend to spend most of my time indoors with the AC cranked up high.
I don’t think it’s so much the heat that makes the summer months unbearable – it’s the humidity. Its the humidity that keeps me tossing and turning all night and unable to feel comfortable any time of the day or night.
Humidity also does a number on my hair. I have thick, course, wavy hair. I try and let it air dry as much as possible. When it’s really humid my hair puffs up and looks like horrible. Thank goodness for products that help fight the frizz and tame my wild mane.
I keep my “power tools” for hair care to a minimum. I have a hair dryer and one curler. I rarely use the curler. Curling my hair requires too much of an effort. LOL.
Not too long ago I was sent a new product from Conair. It’s a styling tool designed by John Frieda. I received to review the Salon Shape Hot Air Brush.
Dry and style your hair in just one step with this multi-tasking hot air brush, newly redesigned with a sleeker, 1” ceramic titanium-coated barrel. The third generation Salon Shape brush uses revolutionary anti-frizz conditioning, and ionic technology that produces up to 50% more ions when compared to hot air brushes with natural ion sources, to deliver lustrous, voluminous curls and waves. Now featuring two heat settings, as well as a cool setting, this time-saving brush delivers 500 watts of power to help dramatically reduce frizz.
I love the idea of curling, smoothing and drying my hair all in one shot rather then use multiple tools.
The very first thing I noticed about the Salon Shape Hot Air Brush is that it’s very lightweight. Unlike my heavy hair dryer, the Hot Air Brush barely weighs anything. I think the cord you plug in weighs more than the unit it’s self.
The Hot Air Brush looks like a cross between a hair curler and brush. Instead of hot metal heating up to curl or smooth your hair the unit blows hot or cool air (depending on how you have it set). Personally I think hot air is healthier for your hair compared to placing it on super hot metal.
This product does three things.
- Curls your hair – Simply hold your hair in the brush for a few seconds then slowly unwind for a soft curl. You could also give it a blast of the cool air the air brush has to help set the curl a little better.
- Smooths your hair – Gently run your hair through the brush several times to smooth it out without a curl.
- Dries your hair – Since the air brush blows hot and cool air it helps to dry your hair faster than air drying, plus you won’t really have a need for an additional hair dryer.
As I mentioned before, I have thick, course, wavy hair. The Salon Shape Hot Air Brush worked perfectly on my hair. If it works great on my hair I’m sure it would work even better on thinner hair.
Because it’s lightweight the Hot Air Brush is ideal for tossing in your suitcase when you are traveling this summer. It won’t add anymore weight to your luggage. It’s also compact enough that you can put it in a tote bag or gym bag. It’s just a little longer and thicker than a regular brush (plus the cord).
One tip – Make sure you keep your finger on the plastic end cap when you are using it (if you need to use two hands). Be careful of the metal because it can get very hot. It also blows hot air which can burn your fingers too if you are not careful.
The John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush by Conair is available at many retail locations across the country and online. It retails for $39.99.
For more information about the Hot Air Brush visit the John Frieda website.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.