I’m sorry I’ve been M.I.A again! I’ve been so busy with acupuncture, which I’ll be blogging about soon!
Today I wanted to do a quick post on the JML Simply Straight Heated Ceramic Brush that you’ll have seen everywhere lately. I have really difficult to work with hair, it’s naturally curly, I’m talking afros and ringlets and tends to frizz when blow- dried. I use my trusty GHDs a lot. Even hairdressers struggle to straighten my hair fully when blow-drying so I was obviously a little hesitant about using this brush, it seemed too good to be true and at too reasonable a price, when compared with the cost of GHDs.
My nan is the one to thank for introducing me to this, she tried it out and loved it and my mam decided to get one for herself. I used it for the first time at the weekend, I washed and dried my hair as usual but instead of reaching for the straighteners, I used this brush! Below is the before shot; I did my best to straighten it as much as I could with the hairdryer.
I was really surprised with how well this brush works, and if it worked on my high-maintenance hair then it should certainly work wonders for everyone else! You can select the heat you’d like and leave the brush to heat up for 2-3 minutes, I selected 175 because I felt I would probably need it that little bit hotter. I’m delighted to say it really is just like the ads, just brush through, if you’re nervous of burning yourself face the brush outwards and brush the underneath of the hair.
I realised that when done carefully, through years of GHD practice, the protective bristles around the ceramic (that don’t heat up) are actually raised slightly higher than the ceramic plates so if it does touch against the scalp it won’t burn. I wouldn’t advise holding it there or testing it out though! Just an observation that a tip won’t burn like a straightener does so it’s actually great for beginners. Have a look at the below after picture!
Hand on heart, I can honestly say this took about 10 minutes and I only used the brush. It did leave the ends a little frizzy but I have to emphasize that my hair is super difficult anyway, even with straighteners, and I am so happy with how brilliantly it worked. It did frizz a little over the course of the day but for a quick and really easy 10 minutes it’s an amazing result and I think it works even better on easier to manage hair plus it’s a whole lot cheaper than the decent straighteners on the market so for anyone who doesn’t spend enough time straightening their hair to justify spending a fortune I’d highly recommend this, and trust me, I never thought I’d say that! Narrow-mindedly I assumed the quality wouldn’t be up to scratch but I’m pleased to be wrong.
If you use this brush, or know any tricks fo unruly hair leave a comment and let me know!