Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Can you use the InStyler on wet hair

The InStyler Rotating Iron was carefully designed for efficiency and safety. However, when using any product, basic safety precautions should always be taken. One of the first safety precautions should be to read the manual and follow the manufacture directions for use.


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Can you use the InStyler on wet hair
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Can you use the InStyler on wet hair? The answer is NO. Per the manufactures manual at the time of this article was written they plainly state the following. "Before using your InStyler, you should always start with clean and dry hair." Plus remember you hair is at it’s weakest when it’s wet and susceptible to damage.

The InStyler is to be used on dry not wet hair




Before purchase please read the questions and answer section below. This will help you understand how to use the product and also when reading reviews you will have a better insight as to why some people did not achieve the desired results.
InStyler directions for wet hair

After reading the manufactures directions there are basic preparation that would be done prior to using the InStyler. I have found that by following these instructions you can get the best results possible. By not following the instructions you are less likely to achieve the desired results.


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Instyler wet hair and preparation for all hair types


  • First your hair should be dry. Your hair should also be first detangled with a brush or comb and all sections should be combed for optimum results and brightness.
  • The hair section to be styled should not be wider than the InStyler barrel length. For any style you want to achieve, we recommend starting with 1 to 3 inch sections at a time.
  • Style your under layers of hair first. After under layers are completed, style your top layers.
  • With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality styling product, but we do not recommend using any oil - based products with your InStyler.
  • Before using your InStyler, you can use your favorite light styling spray on each hair section.
  • Go forward slowly. The most important lesson is to slowly glide the InStyler. Don't worry if you see "steam" coming out of your hair when using InStyler. This doesn't damage your hair, it just evaporates from the shaft of the hair.

How to section hair for use with the Instyler


It is important to know how to properly section the hair you want to style in order to achieve the style you want.

Clip your top layers of hair first with longer hair and start by cutting and styling your bottom layers of hair.

Do not use your fingers to collect a section of hair for best results. A much "cleaner" section can be collected with a sectioning comb.

Start with sections of 1 to 3 inches working on each side of the head to the neck nape.

Grab the InStyler firmly but not too tightly when styling hair. Let the hair glide. Let the InStyler work.

Questions frequently asked


Question: Compared to my flat iron, how do I use InStyler?

Answer: The technique is similar. Put your hair in the InStyler, close the product on your hair and slowly move your hair down. That's where the similarity ends. The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with your InStyler you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.

Question: When I use my InStyler, my hair comes out frizzy. What's wrong?

Answer: Go slowly. It helps to dry your hair as well as possible, comb and detangel it. Place the InStyler so that the barrel rotates with your hair direction. Also, remember to put as little tension on the barrel as possible. This will help to minimize frizz.

Question: It seems that my InStyler doesn't work on my hair. What's wrong?

Answer: When styling with your InStyler, it is very important to go slowly. You'll find that your styles are more likely to be achieved by working slowly and not pulling your InStyler quickly through your hair.

Question: Does the InStyler work on African American natural hair

Answer: Definitely. If your hair is combed and detangled first, you will get the best results. The InStyler is a great tool for Afro American hair because it doesn't leave crease marks such as flat iron, and the polishing barrel and bristles leave the hair shiny and beautiful. If properly used, the InStyler is safe for any type of hair.

Question: Should I first dry my hair before I use the InStyler?

Answer: Before using your InStyler, you should dry your hair completely. If you start with completely dried hair, the style will hold better and longer. Moist hair takes longer to style and does not hold both style and dry hair.

Question: Can I use my InStyler before or after using the styling product?

Answer: With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality product, although no oil-based products are recommended. Before you style, a professional thermal lotion can be applied to the hair, and any professional firm-up or styling spray can be applied before and after styling.

Question: The InStyler doesn't seem to work for me. Did I make a mistake?

Answer: If your ends are not styling, you can let the InStyler linger a little bit longer on the ends to hold the style. The ends of the hair are the driest part of the hair, and are a bit harder to style for some. It helps to use a good conditioner, especially on the ends to help infuse moisture. If you have split ends they will come out looking frizzy.

Question: I see smoke from my hair! Is my hair burning?

Answer: No, no, no! The InStyler doesn't burn your hair. What you see is the evaporating steam from your hair. This is only a conditioner or product built up and is completely safe and normal.

Question: Can I use my InStyler with real human hair extensions?

Answer: Yeah. Make sure you start with your InStyler below where your natural hair is attached. Do not pull the InStyler with any pressure, as if you are not careful, you can pull out your extensions. Never use any synthetic hair extensions with your InStyler.

Question: The InStyler can be used as a curling iron?

Answer: Definitely! You can make great curls just by wrapping your hair around the heated rotating polishing barrel and closing the InStyler!

Question: The heated barrel is rotating. Can my hair get entangled?

Answer: The rotating heated polishing barrel surface is completely smooth, so your hair is not tangled.

Hot brushes are great time saving tools. But some are better than others and there are features you will want to have. What are the most important features? I analyzed the top brands and documented my findings. You can find my articles here: "Hot Brushes".

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

What Is An Instyler

By now everyone surly has heard of most all the hair tools on the market today. Or at least know of most of the major brands and what they have available. These are all great tools that allow you to style your hair providing you with the style to fit your occasion. Just like makeup or a dress your hair style also is a vital part of your image. You definitely do not want to look outdated. But with the help of the Instyler you can create your gorgeous look with ease.


What Is An Instyler? The Instyler is a hair styling tool that is used to straighten, polish and style hair. The secret of this Instyler iron lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, and four rows of precision aligned bristles. The ceramic coating over the Instyler makes it damage free to hair.

The Instyler is a new hair styling tool for straightening, polishing and styling hair. It includes a heated rotating cylinder and four brush bristles. Each hair strand is individually polished by this new rotating design. I am not too sure about the polishing part. I am guessing the rotating head rubs against the hair strands and thus polishes each strand.

It's neither a brush nor a flat iron, but more of a rotating hot iron that helps you to quickly style and straighten hair. This Instyler secret is in its heated rotating cylinder and it's four rows of precision aligned bristles. It has three settings of temperature that can be adjusted as necessary. A good rule of thumb is to start with the lowest setting first.

What is an InStyler and what it isn't


The big difference is that a flat iron is going to flatten your hair by pressing it against a heat source. The heat source is usually two plates that can get very hot. Your hair is then baked into place. This process subjects your hair to direct very hot heat which in some cases can damage your hair. The big advantage with the Instyler is that is uses a rotating head that heats up. Although it uses heat your hair is not pressed by tow flat irons and subjected to high heat. The rotating head is constantly moving so in theory it does the same job but better and faster and with less stress to your hair. The heated rotating barrel spins at more than 100 revolutions per minute is the secret on hoe this tool really works. In addition the Instyler is also great for adding curls in addition to straightening your hair. Also you can do flips and waves. This is something a flat iron can never do.

How does an Instyler work


Like mentioned above the basic design and secret of an Instyler is in the rotating head. It contains a rotating heated cylinder with multiple heat options and setting for different types of hair. MAX PRIME Blowout Revolving Styler offers the added advantage of 2-way barrel rotation and up to 4 heat settings up to 425F for maximum control. For example thin, medium and thick hair styling is no problem. The heated rotating cylinder smooth and flattens hair. There is two rows of bristles that work to separate the hair strands while the cylinder head does the straightening. The rotating cylinder head uses mush less heat to do the job therefore is better for your hair.

Instyler uses


The Instyler is a very versatile hair styling tool. The rotating head gives a full body look to your hair. It also proved lift with a more bouncy feel. It of course does a great job at straightening hair. I guess the biggest benefit is that it can do all this in a shorter period of time. Which if you are pressed for time is a good thing. Who isn't press for time in the mornings, right? Most people who use an Instyler are able to add incredible volume to their hair. The manufacture write-up also say it creates shine. I am not sure about that one or how that is possible. I'll just have to take their word for that. In most cases the results created by using an Instyler lasts all day long. The Instyler has two different barrel lengths. The smaller one is typically used to curl or straighten shorter hair. The longer one is typically used to curl, straighten and give volume to longer hair.

How to add volume using the Instyler


The best way to achieve maximum hair volume is to start with clean dry hair. Brush your hair first to remove any tangles and then if you have long hair section your hair into 1-2 inch pieces. Then make sure to always start with the under layers first.


What is an Instyler conclusion and wrap-up


The techniques for styling both long hair and short hair are basically the same except with shorter hair sectioning is not needed. For styling bangs you would make sure the brush is worked away from your face. You do not want any of the heat to be directed at your face.

The Instyler is great for thinning hair because it can add a lot of volume. Just use the same technique as described above and use a touch of spray to hold in place if needed.

The Instyler has become a popular tool for hair styling. Now days it's the go-to tool for straightening hair. It can be used on curly wavy, straight, fine or coarse hair of all types. It's extremely versatile and worth spending money on to get your style quicker and easier than other traditional tools.

Position the brush so the rotating barrel side is closest to your roots. The barrel is placed underneath the sectioned hair. Then it's just a matter of closing the clamp to activate the barrel rotation and then slowly work the brush down to your hair ends. We love everything about the brush. We recommend always start with dry hair. Blow dry your hair first using a comb or vent brush as usual. Then finish off with the roller to get your preferred style.


To straighten my hair, I need a lot of heat. The InStyler will get hot enough


We have heard this question asked a lot, and you can add it to the old column of "myths of hair styling" You don't need much heat to straighten and style your hair with the InStyler. The unique design of the InStyler allows you to use less heat than usual and still get better results than with a flat iron or other hot tool. It's a completely new way to think about your hair and heat. To get the results you want, you don't need extreme heat. The InStyler has three different temperature settings if you decide you want more heat.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Does the InStyler Burn Your Hair

The Instyler is a very popular hair styling tool. And the Max 2-way is the most advanced brush the company sells. There are thousands sold online and in stores and the majority of them have good reviews. But with every product there are Pros and Cons. I have yet to find a perfect product. So let's dive in.

Does the InStyler burn your hair? The MAX Instyler does not burn your hair. The MAX Rotating Styler is preferred by most people over traditional flat irons for straightening hair. The turning barrel  delivers powerful heat without trapping the hair between two hot plates. This leaves hair soft, silky and healthy feeling.

In InStyler has a 30 second rapid heat-up mode where the brush heats up quickly for use. The brush also has an automatic safety shut off. To control the heat there are multiple heat settings for fine, medium and thick or coarse hair. These setting are used to control the heat. According to the manufacture the MAX is able to maintain a consistent high heat of 425°F for maximum speed and styling efficiency.

According the the manufactures manual at the time of this writing here are the heat settings:

  • High 3 bars 196C for thick coarse hair
  • Med 2 bars 157C for thin to medium-textured hair
  • Low 1 bar for fine, thin hair
  • Off is no bars 
The LED indicator lights will flash while reaching the heat setting and one the temperature has been reached the LED will stay lit.



What do others say about the InStyler and burnt hair


Now with all that being said and if you use the brush according to the manufactures directions it should work just fine. I have gone through many web sites and have read many (hundreds of) reviews on this product and the majority of the review are good.

I have read some reviews where people are experiencing problems with the product but none that I found about burning your hair. I am guessing there would have to be some kind of major defect with the product for it to burn your hair. Or there would be gross neglect and the person was not following the manufacture directions. After reading the reviews I have a high confidence factor that the product will perform as advertised.

If you are skeptical you can always test the product before actual use on your own hair. One way is to test the actual temperature by using a non-contact digital laser infrared thermometer temperature gun. They usually run less than $20 at the time of this writing. You will need to make sure your temperature gun is capable of at least detecting 425°F. Let the bush heat up and then take it's temperature.

NOTE: I would not recommend taking off the protection cage while using the brush. And I would not recommend using this product on wet hair. I would not use the product on any kind of synthetic hair extensions. Read the manufacturers directions and manual before using the product.


NOTE: "It is important to keep your InStyler clean, as hair product build-up can accumulate on the barrel and bristles. With the unit unplugged, wipe the outside surface only with a lightly damp cloth. Bristles can be lightly scrubbed if necessary. Make sure the InStyler is completely dry before plugging into any power source".

Hair not as straight as it could be but not damaged


There are some reviews I read where people said after use their hair was not as straight as they had hoped for. That using other products they got better results. Particularly the GHD product was mentioned. Their hair was straighter and it lasted longer. Using the product gave good lift and bounce but it could not beat a flattening iron.

Other reviews complained about hair taking on curls. The product just did not create a long lasting curl. The curl created was more of a weak curl than a real curl. Even after using spray to set the curl in place it did not last. These reviews were few and far between. The most common review was its worth every penny and they are not going back to a flat iron. I do not doubt the less than stellar reviews. It just  may be due to their particular hair or the way they are using the product it's not optimal for them. And like I said at the beginning of this article I have never yet seen a perfect product.

NOTE: According to the manual it specifically says "Thick or Coarse - Set your InStyler at the highest heat setting and style as desired. With coarse hair, 2 to 3 passes with the InStyler should be enough to set your style. Don’t rush! Remember to Take your time and move slowly through the hair".

Pros and Cons found on the InStyler


Pros
  1. Heats up fast and is ready to use fairly quickly. This is great for in the morning when you are in a rush to head out the door. 
  2. Does not damage your hair. A flat iron if not use correctly can easily damage your hair. You can get that fried hair smell quickly if you are not paying attention. The InStyler is much safer and treats your hair much better.
  3. The majority of people say it smooths out their hair quickly and does a great job.
  4. Add lift and great volume to your hair.
Cons
  1. Curls do not last as long as anticipated. People mentioned there were better tools to create a longer lasting curl.
  2. Fairly expensive product as compared to other products on the market. 
  3. Does not give you that pin straight hair. Even with multiple passes pin straight hair was not obtainable.
  4. For those having longer hair it takes a long time to work through the hair.
In my opinion after research the cons mentioned above are subjective and would depend on your particular hair type and desired style.

Conclusion and closing thoughts on the InStyler burning hair


After doing a lot on online digging and research my conclusion is that I would recommend the product. I am not denying there are people out there where this product does not work out 100% for them. But they seem to be a small percentage. The majority of people using this product are going to be happy with their purchase. Some reviewers said they need at least 2 pass before they got the desired results. The majority of the reviews say it took their curly and frizzy hair and by using the InStyler and it made their hair look controlled and beautiful.  My final thought on the product is I would recommend its purchase and would definitely make sure not use it on wet hair.

Hot brushes are great time saving tools. But some are better than others and there are features you will want to have. What are the most important features? I analyzed the top brands and documented my findings. You can find my articles here: "Hot Brushes".

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What is a Boar Bristle Brush Used For

Boar bristle brushes have been around for a long time. They have always been noted for creating shiny, healthy hair without the use of styling products. As you well may know there are many well known famous actress that have used a boar bristle brush to obtain their glamorous wavy hairstyles. For example Lauren Bacall, she inspired women to get those brilliant, bouncy curls. What is not to love about Bacall’s signature wavy hair? 


What is a Boar Bristle Brush Used For? The boar bristle's unique structure carries the oil your scalp creates from the roots to the end of your hair every time you brush. A boar bristle brush repairs dry hair and adds lustrous brightness by coating each hair strand with a small amount of natural oil.

Boar bristles are used for conditioning hair naturally


After using a boar bristle brush one of the most remarkable improvements I have seen is in hair texture. Hair seems to have a more bouncy lustrous feel. It adds more bounce, volume and shine. And for curly hair it seems to condition the curl as to make it not as tightly curled. In addition, there seems to be a noticeable and significant decrease in hair frizz. I believe this is due to the natural oils being distributed along the entire length of the hair shaft every time you brush.

Another big benefit of using a boar bristle brush is that most likely you will save money on styling products. I would not recommend using a lot of styling products with a boars brush. Most styling products will just junk up the brush making it harder to move through your hair or requiring you to clean your brush more often. In most cases they just clog up the bristles.

I have found that if you must use a conditioner or styling product is to use few drops of pure macadamia oil. Put a few drops in the palm of your hand and rub gently into your hair. Then wash your hands and start brushing. By doing this on a frequent basis you will then need to clean your brush more often than normal. I believe there are benefits of using natural products like macadamia oil.

The oil comes from the macadamia tree in which produces the highest percentage of monounsaturates when compared to both olive and canola oils. It also contains vitamin A1, B1, B2, niacin and other essential elements such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.

I am not sure if you hair actually need all that but I am guessing it would not hurt. It typically has an shelf life of about one to two years if not refrigerated. I am guessing most over the counter products have extra ingredients added to extend the shelve life. When talking about pure macadamia oil with no additives its shelved life would be much less.

Use and benefits of using a boar brush

  1. Stimulates the scalp
  2. Reduces that frizzy look
  3. Cleans your hair thus reduces the need to wash as frequently
  4. Reduces the need for styling products
  5. Naturally conditions the hair shaft
  6. Seems to improves hair bounce or hair texture
Using a boars brush can help you maintain a healthy clean head of hair and may even reduce the need for frequent washing. Typically people brushing one in the morning and once in the evening can get away by only washing once a week. This of course is highly dependent on your personal situation. I would say washing once a week is on the extreme end for most people. Most people would fall into the twice a week category.

Now if you are using styling products then your frequency of washing is most liking going to increase due to the buildup of product in your hair. This also depends on your hair type and whether you have tick or thinning hair. Most people with thinning hair may not need to wash as frequently as someone who has naturally thick hair.

When using a boar bristle brush you may experience more frizz or static build up. This is because the bristles are separating your hair and causing static electricity. You hair may even actually poof up or you may experience hair that seems like its floating or suspended in mid air. To tame this you may want to use some conditioner or natural oil. A few sprays or drops of oil usually eliminate the "hair poofs".

Most really good boar bristles brushes will general last a long time, may even last a lifetime with proper care. Most brushes are going to cost more than typical nylon brushes. A wooden handle bush is a nice touch but when looking for a brush the most important feature is you want the handle to fit your hand. If the brush has too short of a handle then you lose control. This also puts more strain on your wrist.

Look for a brush for your type of hair. Not all brushes will work great for all types of hair. Depending on your hair type you may need a different type of brush.

Boar bristle brushes come with a mixture of boar and nylon. These brushes are just as good but depend on your hair and specifics.

Boar brushes are best used for hair types


Generally speaking if you have thick dense hair you are going to want a brush that can penetrate deeper. These types of brushes have less bristles or either density of the bristles is less. These brushes have nylon bristles in addition to boar's bristles. The nylon bristles are usually longer and penetrates to the scalp. The shorter boar bristles then distribute the natural oils thought your hair. For people with thick hair this generally works the best.

For people who have thinner hair a regular boar bush seems to work the best. The bristles can penetrate to the scalp and with each brush stroke distribute oils along the shaft. These brushes will do a better job at distributing oils than the nylon mix brushes. The biggest drawback is it may produce more static and frizz. Most people using a pure boars brush use a little oil to tame the fizz.

How to use a boar bristle brush


  • Avoid brushing wet hair with a boar bristle. Because it can cause breakage and does not properly distribute the natural oils in your hair when wet.
  • Do not use a boar bristle brush to detangle hair. Detangle your hair gently first with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Start at the root of the hair with every brush stroke and work all the way down to the tip.
  • Always first, start by brushing the back of the hair by bending over. Then brush the hairline to your tips. Section off the top half of your hair so you can brush from the crown of your head down to the tips.
  • Clip and section your hair as necessary. Always work in sections so your brush can penetrate through your hair.

Brush use conclusion


I hope this article was helpful and provided you with valuable information regarding boar bristles brushes. Not all brushes are created equal and not all people have the same hair type. By knowing the different types of brushes and your specific hair type you can then match your hair with the perfect brush to get the maximum benefit. After regular use you will be able to get those glamorous, brilliant, bouncy curls just like Lauren Bacall.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Best Boar Bristle Brush

Boar bristles redistribute the scalp's natural oils to the end of the hair tips, which add brightness to the hair. A good boar bristle brush when brushing your hair takes essential sebum oils produced by your scalp and moves it along your hair shaft. Sebum is simply a protective oil your hair needs. When we use shampoo it gets washed away.


Best Boar Bristle Brush? Boar Bristle Hair Brush Set for Women and Men by Dovahlia. For thin, fine and normal hair, natural pure boar bristle brush is best. If you have long hair, you have to brush in sections to get the desired result.

Excellent boar bristle hair brush set for women and men


Dovahlia brush set includes a wood detangling comb. Detangle the hair first. Let the hair dry and after that start brushing. The Dovahlia brush can be used by both men and women for obtaining healthy and bright hair. Dovahlia Pure Boar Bristle brushes are good for men, women, and children. Regardless of the length of your hair, Dovahlia boar bristle brush will gently brush your hair. The brush handle is made of bamboo which creates a light brush that is easy to use every day and for travel.

Best hair brushing tips


  • We recommend avoiding wet hair brushing because it can cause hair breakage.
  • Detangle hair with Dovahlia wide-teeth comb. Boar bristle brushes are not for detangling.
  • Make sure that you brush from root to tip. First, bend the waist forward and flip over the hair. Start to brush from your neck's nape to the end of your hair. This spreads the sebum to the end of the hair.
  • Brush in sections. If you have long and full hair, sectioning your hair will help. You can clip a part of your hair and work each section separately.
  • Twice a day, brush. Before going to bed, we strongly recommend to brush 2 - 5 min. Each stroke should be the whole hair length.
  • Regularly clean your brush. To clean the bristles, you can use Dovahlia comb to remove the hair and wet cloth.

Dovahlia concluded after 2 years of market research that one hair brush can not satisfy all types of hair. When selecting a brush, you should take into account a few factors such as hair texture, density and elasticity. Different hair types therefore require different routines for hair care.

Best Hair Types

  • Pure Boar Bristle Brush - designed for thin, fine hair, that gently brushes your delicate hair.
  • Boar Bristle Hair Brush - with plastic pins and boar bristles for normal and thick hair, which easily penetrates through the hair and provides the benefits of boar bristles.
  • Dovahlia Comb - used by men, women and children. Perfect size to fit in a purse, pocket, or small bag. It will detangle, style and give your hair the look you want.

Good cleaning advice for boar bristle hair brushes


  1. Prepare warm water in a jar with a little shampoo
  2. Use a wide - tooth wooden comb or your hand to remove hair from your brush.
  3. Place the brush with the water on the bristles. Don't completely submerge the brush in water. Let it soak for 10 minutes in water.
  4. Remove the brush from the container.
  5. To rinse the brush, change the water. To rinse, use cold water.
  6. Let the brush dry with the bristles on a clean towel. Run your fingers a couple of times across the bristles to flick off any excess water.
  7. Make sure the water on the handle is cleaned. Depending on the amount of water in the cushion part of the brush, it may take a few hours or all day to dry.

About Dovahlia


Dovahlia is a family owned small business in Austin, Texas. Every family member has a part in the company, from working closely with suppliers to checking the quality of products. Before selling the brushes to customers they inspect every product. Dovahlia products were designed from a strong desire to incorporate natural personal care products in their own family daily routines. Since 2015, they work closely with suppliers to provide high quality natural products.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Best Hair Brush to Prevent Breakage

Brushes to Prevent Breakage
Best Hair Brush to Prevent Breakage? Your best bet is a nylon bristle brush to prevent breakage. Nylon is gentler on hair strands than boar bristles, which can cause weak or thin hair to be grabbed by the bristles and cause breakage.An alternative is to use a soft boar bush for fine hair.

Choosing a premium quality wood handle with good rubber grip is a good first start when selecting a brush.

A brush which has a mixture or soft nylon and natural bristles so that its gentle on thin hair.

A rubber handle is nice for a good grip. Some brushes like the Revlon has both. A good grip is essential for styling comfort.
boar and soft nylon bristles


Bristles also remove oils from the scalp and properly distribute them across the hair to keep your hair healthy. A good recommendation is the Revlon Wood Series Round Brush, RV3060, Medium by Revlon. It's not too soft and not too hard. It has just the right amount of stiffness.


All around brushes best for preventing hair damage


Premium quality wood handle with good rubber grip. A brush which has a mixture or soft nylon and natural bristles so that its gentle on your hair. A rubber handle is nice for a good grip. Some brushes like the Revlon had both. a good grip is essential for styling comfort.


Revlon Wood Series Round Brush, RV3060, Medium by Revlon.

Pros: Not too big and not too small. The brush is approximately 9 inches tall. This brush works well for those who have short hair including men. The bristles are soft and the rubber grip is very good.

Cons: Not ideal for creating curls or waves. Some find the brush to be too soft.

Another Great Choice is the Perfect Style Maximum Shine Porcupine Round Brush, 1" barrel by Revlon
This brush is a little larger. It 10 inches tall. Therefore pushing the envelope for shorter hair. Revlon’s inspiration is beauty and they are committed to a positive impact on our lives through the use of their products.

They have a passion for beauty and everything that makes you feel beautiful. Revlon is committed to helping you achieve stunningly beautiful hair, effortlessly with their latest technology and styling solutions.

You are empowered to create hair styles that make you look and feel beautiful. Revlon's hair styling tools are engineered with technological innovation to help support less damage and feature style advancements to create the looks you love.

The Revlon Maximum Shine Porcupine Round Brush allows you to create perfect beach waves any time of the year. The nylon pins will help separate hair while the boar mix bristles will make your hair smooth and shiny without scratching your scalp.

The ION+CERAMIC works to create and even heat distribution while creating a shinier and healthier looking hair. This brush is recommend and works best for medium to long hair.It's really hard to tell is the ion plus ceramic makes that big of a difference. I am guessing every little bit helps and it can't hurt, right?

Pros: Works well for blow drying and styling wet hair. We love that the brush grips your hair well without causing any damage. It's perfect for styling bangs while blow drying. The bristles have plastic caps so they are not hard and do not scratch your scalp. You head will thank you.

Cons: May be a bit big for short or shorter hair. If the brush is subjected to too high a heat the bristles could bend and become distorted. We recommend that you not use too high of heat, it's not good for your hair anyway.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Best Brush for Thinning Hair

Have you thin hair? Hair loss is a lot more common than most people realize. For example 40% are women who loose their hair. Choosing the right brush for your hair is important not cause damage to your scalp.
Best Brush for Thinning Hair
Best Brush for Thinning Hair? The best brush is one that has the perfect combination of firmness without being hard or painful to the scalp. Most all first-cut boar bristle brushes are going to be too hard on your scalp. Choose a soft boar bristle brush. It has the perfect combination of firmness and stiffness for thinning hair.

The main features to look for in a brush is its bristles and its the spacing of those bristles and their stiffness. If they are spaced too wide then the brush will not be as effective. In addition, if the bristles are too stiff they are going to scratch your scalp.

GranNaturals boar bristle hair brush good for thin hair

  • Crafted wood handle is perfect palm size.
  • Also great for men's beard and mustache. Reduces frizz while you are brushing the oils from your hair.
  • By brushing you spread oils through your hair strands.
  • By spreading oil can repair dry hair and add volume and brightness.
  • For cleaning just use a little dish-washing soap and warm water. Be careful not to soak the wooden handle.

Boar hair brush for men & women with fine hair


Most stylist recommended boar bristle brush contains soft, but firm nylon bristles so you get shimmering, frizz - free hair without hurting your scalp, unlike traditional hair bristle brushes. Although this small cherry wood brush looks simple, its powerful anti-frizz properties transform hair
from dull, dry, brittle and breaking hair into shiny, soft, flowing and healthy looking hair, making it an ideal hair brush for women, men and children with normal, thick, thin, wavy, curly, straight, straight, ethnically mixed or thick hair.

Strong, soft ball-tipped nylon bristles stimulate the scalp while spreading natural, protective sebaceous oils from the root to the tip of stronger, shiner, gorgeous hair without the need for tons of hair care products.

By redistributing natural sebaceous oils from root to tip, hair is encapsulated in critical nutrients, improving follicle strength, flexibility and strength, resulting in less breakage than normal hair brush.

Optimal hair bristle brush tip spacing works quickly, naturally and smoothly through hair, making this brush with natural bristles great for anyone with sensitive scalp. These is no better hairbrush than this strategically placed line of all-natural boar hair bristles and soft, ball-tipped nylon bristles to stimulate your scalp for faster, healthier growth, while redistributing natural sebaceous oils from the root to the tip providing beautifully soft, shimmering hair, free of frizz and tangles with every brush.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Vented Brush

The bristles of the Vent Brush have balled tips for gentleness. The Tunneled Vent Brush easily and quickly dries and volumes the hair. If you like this brush you may also like our other article on hair types and brushes: Denman Brush. Free tangle, 1-piece, lightweight design. We happen to disagree with most all the others when it comes to recommending a vent brush. I think Spornette Ion Fusion Vent Brush is far superior and here is why.

Spornette Ion Fusion Vent Brush


VENTED BRUSH HEAD: The Ion Fusion brush vented head tunnel allows heated air to pass through the head thus allowing you to dry and style your hair faster. Hot air from your blow dryer pass through the brush head. This vent brush also helps to prevent damage by shortening your hair's exposure to heat.

IONIC SMOOTHING NYLON BRISTLES: Allows the brush to easily detach the most stubborn of knots. The anti-static ionic bristles on the scalp feel great and smooth your hair. Furthermore, the turmaline bristles help reduce drying time.

BALL TIPPED BRISTLES: This an important feature on the Ion Fusion Vent brush that allows for gentle detangling. The balls at the end of the bristle allows for a soft and gentle feeling on the scalp. No more pain for people with sensitive scalps and children. These bendable bristles also make sure that there is never too much tension that could possibly damage the hair.

FOR SEVERAL HAIR TYPES: The Spornette Ion Fusion Vented Hair Brush blows and volumizes your hair to the next level. Thick or thin, straight, wavy or curly, whatever your hair type. This ion vent brush is exactly what you need to achieve luxurious, smooth, full hair.

SNAG-FREE, ONE-PIECE HANDLE: With no ridges or gaps in the one - piece molded handle, hair can not be caught or snagged during styling. This light and ergonomic brush is great for daily use and detangling.

Spornette is a leading hair brush manufacturer for all types of hair. Family owned and operated, for three generations, Spornette has been making fine hair brushes. They know what it takes to make a hairbrush of salon quality and combine tried and tested industry standards with state-of-the-art technology. The Ion Fusion Vent brush of Spornette allows heat to pass through the body of the brush and reduces the time you spend drying and styling your hair, so that you can do the things you love while looking for your best.

And your blow-drying sessions will not only be cut in half, this vent brush will help reduce static. Thanks to its one-piece handle, the Ion Fusion vent brush will also help protect your hair against breakage. The molded handle ensures that there is no hair stuck in the middle. It looks great, and most importantly, this brush makes you look great! In order to achieve the best results with your Ion Fusion vent brush, dry one section of hair at a time in a medium heat setting and lift it to the root for additional volume.

Here is what I found about the Spornette Ion Fusion Vented Brush


Pros: The brush does not have boar bristles. Only nylon. I am not sure that is a pro. The paddle is made of plastic. Not sure that is a pro either. The brush can be used on wet hair. That's a pro for sure. The brush can quickly manage tangles with no pain to the scalp thanks to the nylon balls at the end of the bristles. The handle although made of plastic seems very durable and does not seem to promote static. Notice how the handle has a smooth rounded end. There are no manufacturing marks or molded plastic marks. The bristles look to be held in place well and not prone to breakage after heavy use. We have seen many vent brush bristles break. I recommend the purchase of this brush for either men or women. I like this brush.

Cons: Not made for thin hair due to the bristle design. We found that for thin hair a brush design would most likely work better, not a vent brush. That being said I know of many people who do use this brush and have thinning hair and love it. I have one made by Vidal Sassoon that is very similar  I know works well on thinning hair. It has lasted so far 15 years without breaking, but it does not have to work very hard to comb through thinning hair so it should last a life time, right?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

How to Use An Instyler

How to Use An Instyler

This step-by-step instructional guide helps anyone get stylish and sassy curls as if they were made by a salon professional. The Instyler is a hair brush ALL-IN-ONE, hot iron, hair curler that delivers amazing results from the comfort of your own home.

The Instyler is a new hair styling tool for straightening, polishing and styling hair. The secret of this iron installer is its heated rotating polishing cylinder and four rows of precision aligned bristles.The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with it you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.

The biggest shocking secret is most people don't realize you have to start with clean dry hair to get the best results!

How to Use An Instyler? You should always start with clean and dry hair before using your InStyler. Your hair should also be first detangled with a brush and all sections should be combed for optimum results and brightness. The hair sections to be styled should not be wider than the InStyler barrel length. For any style you want to achieve, we recommend starting with 1 to 3 inch sections at a time. First style your hair under layers. After you have finished under layers, style your top layers. With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality styling product, but we do not recommend using any oil.


How to use the Instyler


The technique is similar in that you put your hair in the brush and then close the product on your hair and then move slowly down the hair length. The similarities end here. The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with it you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.




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How to section hair


Cutting hair. It is important to know how to properly section the hair you want to style in order to achieve the style you want with your InStyler. Clip your top layers of hair first with longer hair and start by cutting and styling your under layers of hair. Do not use your fingers to collect a section of hair for best results. A much "cleaner" section can be collected with a sectioning comb. Start with sections of 1 to 3 inches working on each side of the head to the neck nape. Grab it firmly when styling hair, but not too tightly. Let the hair glide. Let the work of the InStyler.

Using the Instyler for the first time



Testing Hair Tool InStyler



How to use the InStyler tutorial 



Techniques from InStyler. 


Three volume levels. There are different ways to collect a section of hair depending on what style you want to achieve.

  1. For general straightening and soft curls, use a horizontal hair section. 
  2. Use a vertical section of hair for additional body and volume. 
  3. Use a "square" section of hair for even more body and volume. Use a sectioning comb to make a square section of hair. 

InStyler rotating iron first impressions 



The MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron is a straightener and curling wand in one, takes the "flat" out of you hair. The curling iron part rotates with the hair brush combs through the hair. The curling wand is tourmaline ceramic and the hair brush end has ionic bristles.



Three looks with the Instyler 



Hot brushes are a great way to style your hair:

  1. Hair Straightener Review Hot Brushes That Won’t Damage Your Hair 
  2. Glamfields Hot Hair Straightening Brush
  3. Miropure Hair Straightening Review 
  4. InStyler Hot Air Heat Settings
  5. Negative Ion Straightener Hot Air Brush
  6. Instyler Glossie Ceramic Hot Air Styling Tool
  7. Asavea Hot Air Hair Straightening Brush 
  8. InStyler 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener
References:
Images Courtesy of Instyler.com and Robin Higgins from Pixabay
Videos Courtesy of Youtube.com

Friday, April 12, 2019

InStyler Rotating Brush

InStyler MAX 1.25” 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener


InStyler Rotating Brush

The rotating brush helps to detangle and gives nice curls. Our favorite as of now and I don't recommend using daily but it is great for quick touch ups.

InStyler Rotating Ceramic StraightenerInStyler MAX 1.25” 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener The patented MAX PRIME Blowout Revolving Styler offers the added advantage of 2-way barrel rotation and 4 heat settings up to 425 ° F. MAX PRIME uses a round brush and blow dryer's styling power to produce smooth, bright hair with volume and movement. The heated rotating barrel, which spins at more than 100 revolutions per minute, delivers maximum straightening power by simply gliding down the hair. The rounded design of the heated ceramic barrel and tourmaline plate prevents the creasing or crushing of hair, while the ionic bristles polish strands to reduce frizz and provide ultimate brightness.To go to the manufactures web site click here: InStyler

Directing MAX PRIME away from your face easily adds the bombshell curves that complete any blowout appearance. Go a step further and wrap strands around the barrel to create day - long curls and waves.

InStyler MAX 1.25” 2-Way Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener & Styler in black - 72.95
InStyler MAX 1.25” 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener & Styler in red - $89.99
InStyler MAX PRIME WET TO DRY 1.25" 2-Way Styling Iron, White - 1.25 - $86.99
InStyler MAX PRIME 1.25” 2-Way Straightener & Styler - $89.99
InStyler TITANIUM 1.25” 1-Way Straightening and Styling Iron - $118.63
InStyler Original Hot Iron Silver 34 Inch - $85.00

InStyler Rotating Brush Features InStyler Rotating Brush Features


  • Ionic Bristles 
  • Tourmaline Ceramic Heated Plate 
  • 4 Heat settings up to 425 ° F 
  • 7 "Professional swivel cord 
  • Automatic shutdown 
  • Accessories Included


Rotating Brush Styling Tips


To achieve the maximum hair blowout always start with clean dry hair. Brush your hair to detangle and then section your hair into 1-2 inch pieces. Always starting with the under layers first. Then make sure to position the brush so the rotating barrel side is closest to your roots with the barrel placed underneath your section of hair. Close to activate the barrel rotation and then slowly work it down to your ends.

For even more lift, close the MAX PRIME around a section of hair at the roots and let the barrel turn around for 3 - 5 seconds before it glides to the end of the hair.

And for soft curls and waves just wrap around the barrel a section of hair and close MAX PRIME so that the barrel is rotating. Keep 3 - 5 seconds in place, then open the curl and drop off gently.

Hair straightener with rotating barrel and brush articles


The InStyler is a very versatile tool. If you are considering making a purchase or just want to know more you may have questions. I wrote a series of articles answering common questions people were asking about the InStyler.

Here are links to my articles for some of the really popular questions: "What does the InStyler do to your hair?",  "Can you use the InStyler on wet hair?", This article I was surprised at what I uncovered and I believe you will want to take a few minutes to read.

Other common questions are: "What Is An Instyler?", "How to Use An Instyler", and the next two articles contain great information on protecting your hair when using the InStyler, so I consider them must reads: "InStyler Heat Settings" and "Does the InStyler Burn Your Hair?".

Rotating Brush Performance


The Max is still the latest version of the rotating iron InStyler. With a simple double - click on the barrel in order to achieve maximum results, the innovative two way rotating barrel technology enables the change of direction by rotating in natural direction.

The Max Rotating Brush straightens, curls and styles of hair perfectly every time with a tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate, double rotating barrel and ionic bristles. The secret is its rotating heated polishing cylinder, a ceramic floating plate with tourmaline and four rows of precision-aligned bristles. The Max has a 30-second heat-up and automatic shutdown of security. For fine, medium and thick or coarse hair, there are several heat settings. The heat shield and heat mat are included.

Smooth and Straight using a rotating brush


Smooth and Straight
Set the Max 2-way rotating iron to rotate your hair naturally by double-clicking the barrel to change the direction of rotation. Max Styler smooth and polishes hair perfectly for a straight and sleek style without crushing or creasing the hair. Close the Max around a hair section and slowly glide from root to end.

More on how to achieve looks you are after using the Instyler 7 In 1 Rotating Iron. This review goes into more details on the InStyler Rotating Hot Iron Hair Straightener and shows us an every day type of use.This hot brush gets a lot of rave reviews and it's understandable why, here is another hot brush rave review that I believe is beneficial to watch. If you want to use the Instyler to get those beautiful beach waves then you are going to want to see the beach waves Instyler rotating brush tutorial. And if you are interested in getting those perfect curls you are going to want to watch the Instyler Max hot brush perfect curls tutorial. More on Instyler curls. Another very interesting video is about how to achieve Hollywood hair using the Instyler hot brush I think you will enjoy. And lastly two more great videos, one on how to curl hair using the Instyler and how to achieve big voluminous Hollywood hair using the Instyler rotating brush.

Soft Curls and Beachy Waves


Soft curls
Wrap a section of hair around the barrel from root to ends for soft curls and "beachy" waves and close Max around the hair section. Let the rotating barrel do everything for you. Max should be kept in place while the hair section is closed and do not pull through the hair. Let the barrel rotate for 3 to 5 seconds before opening the barrel to release the hair, and let the curl drop the barrel gently.

Volume and Lift


Soft Curls and Beachy Waves
Close Max around a section of hair on the scalp and let the barrel rotate from root to tips for 3 to 5 seconds before gliding down to the ends of your hair to give hair an extra lift at the roots. Rotate the barrel from tip to root for added volume in the opposite direction to create a backcombing effect.

InStyler Product Description


MAXIMUM SALON STYLE. MINIMUM EFFORT. The MAX Rotating Styler is preferred over flat iron for straightening and controlling frizz, while adding body and brightness*. As the barrel rotates quickly, it provides strong heat without trapping the hair between two hot plates. This rotating tool leaves hair soft, silky and healthy. STYLES FASTER The larger surface area of the 1.25 "round barrel (compared to a flat plate) strengthens the heat recovery, enabling MAX to maintain a consistently high heat of 425 ° F for maximum speed and efficiency.
InStyler Product Description

STRAIGHTENS BETTER The rounded design of the heated ceramic rotating barrel and tourmaline plate prevents the creasing and crushing of hair, while the ionic bristles brush and polish strands reduce frizz and provide maximum brightness. MAXIMUM VERSATILITY The revolutionary design of the 1.25 "bidirectional barrel straightens the hair and allows you to easily add curl, body and brightness. Style begins at the root; glide over roots to straighten and smooth, start rotation at the base and lift to increase volume.

Add these voluminous curves effortlessly by directing the MAX Rotating brush away from your face. Wrap strands around the barrel to create curls and beach waves that last for days. Use on all types of hair: Long, short, thin, thick, coarse, curly, straight and smooth.

Rotating Brush Additional Directions


Start with clean, dry, detangled hair. DOUBLE CLICK: To change the barrel direction, close your InStyler MAX twice quickly to change the rotation direction for maximum performance when styling. STRAIGHTENING: Position the InStyler MAX so the barrel side is next to your scalp. Starting at the roots, close the InStyler MAX onto a 1 to 3 inch section of hair. Slowly glide the InStyler MAX down to the ends of your hair. CURLING: Carefully wrap a section of hair around the barrel. Close the InStyler MAX and rotate your wrist to ensure the ends of your hair are included. Let the InStyler MAX rotate for 5 to 10 seconds. Open the unit and let the hair fall from the barrel.

The shorter barrel is for shorter hair and the longer barrel is for longer hair. The brush is for dry hair only. We love all that there is about the InStyler. It smooths and tames the frizz while giving it the body it deserves. We recommend purchase. There are at least one complaint where the rotating brush pinches hair. You have the option to have the brush rotate either way. The pulling may be due to a redesign from the original one. We recommend dry your hair and blow dry with your comb as usual and then finish off with the roller to get your preferred style.

InStyler Rotating Brush Videos

In this video from InStyler the rotating brush is used to straighten hair. I like the video and recommend watching because it only takes a few minutes to show you this amazing product. It's super easy to use and works very well.


This video is an introduction video if you do not know anything about rotating brushes. They are used to give you full body, dry and style at the same time, designed to take the place of blow-dryers, uses less heat so it's better for your hair, can do big bold curls or tight curls - your choice, and can create flips.


Read more related brush articles on this site


I am sure you will enjoy reading. Your hair will thank you later.

Hot brushes this article contains nothing but articles all about hot brushes. I update the page regularly with new articles as I complete research and publish them. Here are others you should check out now:
  1. Hair Straightener Review Hot Brushes That Won’t Damage Your Hair 
  2. Glamfields Hot Hair Straightening Brush
  3. Miropure Hair Straightening Review 
  4. Negative Ion Straightener Hot Air Brush
  5. Instyler Glossie Ceramic Hot Air Styling Tool
  6. Asavea Hot Air Hair Straightening Brush 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Asavea Hair Straightening Brush

Asavea Hair Straightening Brush

Asavea hair straightening brush - Best hair straightening brush


In our previous post where we covered the 10 best hair straightening brush that won't damage your hair we said, "AsaVea is already on its third generation of hair straightening brushes, and they keep improving. It is no surprise, therefore, that its current version is a best seller in its category".


In addition, we also said, "The straightening brush is small but super powerful, which is consistently receiving great reviews. The brush can quickly and easily straighten and smooth large sections of hair at the same time thanks to its design with 23 ceramic heating parts. Its adjustable temperature, which has six settings, also ensures that you can select the right heat for your hair, so you can achieve the best results without excessive damage".

Asavea Hair Straightening Brush Secrets Revealed

 

Top 5 Asavea hair straightening brush secret tips


  • Secret #1: The brush works way better than a flat iron. Use this instead of a flat iron. This works amazing on your hair. Cost as of this writing is $39.99.
  • Secret #2: Most users do a bush through first then apply a thin coat of either coconut oil and/or heat protectant depending on your hair type. Then use the straightening brush. This way it glides through your hair.
  • Secret #3: One more secret is to make sure you clean the brush every so often when you notice is has build up or getting dirty. Use a regular toothbrush dipped or covered in alcohol. Make sure the brush is turned off and unplugged and is not hot. You hair will be shiny and smooth. Do not let old hairspray build up on the brush.
  • Secret #4: Use on dry hair only. The brush is really not made for curling.
  • Secret #5: However if your hair is super curly the detangle and hydrate properly before using the brush. Many users with coarse and very curly hair do a brush through using another brush before using the AsaVea.
Pros: The design of the teeth as made so that the edges are optimized so your hair will not snag while brushing. If you have curly hair this feature is super important. Your hair will glide through the teeth.

The cord is 360 ° swiveling which is great for a tangle free cord. It's also very lightweight so it doe not tire out your arm and hand.


Cons: There is no temperature number. there are indicator lights but no number to see how hot the brush is and be able to gauge it to your type of hair. you can get close with the lights but we would like to have seen a digital readout.In the image above you can see that the 1 light is approximately 200 C and the bottom light when lit is 130 C. the scale looks like it goes up 15 C with every light.

Asavea Hair Straightening Brush Benefits


Straighten your hair while you comb, without ever burning your hair or scalding your skin. Attain salon - like results at home without spending extra time and money. Naturally enjoy, in minutes, straight, smooth, frizz - free hair! The brush allows a more natural appearance than a flat iron.

With PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) technology, AsaVea's hair straightener brush heats up quickly in 90 seconds.

Auto lock temperature prevents you from pressing the buttons accidentally. Unlock it by pressing the ON / OFF button for 1 - 2 seconds until all lights flash again before the temperature can be changed.

If you want to turn the power off, press ON/OFF button until the lights go off. Auto Shut Off 30 minutes: If the brush is not in use for 30 minutes, it will automatically shut down for your safety.

Asavea Hair Straightening Brush Tips For The Best Results 

 

Tip 1: Dry and brush your hair.

Tip 2: You are recommended to apply heat protectant, such as Argan or coconut oil.

Tip 3: Section your hair and put it deep into the inner area of the brush.

Tip 4: Brush slowly in a pulling motion.






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  2. Glamfields Hot Hair Straightening Brush
  3. Miropure Hair Straightening Review 
  4. InStyler Hot Air Heat Settings
  5. Negative Ion Straightener Hot Air Brush
  6. Instyler Glossie Ceramic Hot Air Styling Tool
  7. Asavea Hot Air Hair Straightening Brush 
  8. InStyler 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener
  9. How To Use An InStyler
Images: Asavea and Robin Higgins from Pixabay