If you have thin, lifeless hair, then your first wish is to have full, voluminous hair. You go to your hairdresser and ask their advice and they give you a trim and then get their trusty metal barrel brush with the bristles sticking out of the holes and they use that with their hair dryer to transform your hair into a thick mane of luxury that you know you don’t have a chance in heck of creating yourself at home, unless you grow an arm on your back and eyes in the back of your head.
Someone at BaByliss must have heard my cries for help, because they have created the perfect helper to achieve the full, thick hair that my hair dresser has no problem creating in the salon, but that I have trouble creating at home. My friend Wi at Loopy Hair brought me the 700 watt BaByliss PRO Ionic Thermal Brush. It’s like a combination of the metal barrel brush and a hair dryer. The hot air comes up through the barrel of the brush and leaves a hand free. The extra length even helps out to do the back of your hair. The brush I used is a 34 millimeter barrel.
After washing my hair and applying a light spray on conditioner, I started to use the Thermal Brush on the second setting. There are two settings, low and high on this brush. I used high because my hair was very wet and I thought that it would take me a long time to get my hair dry. To my surprise, it didn’t take me any longer than using a normal hair dryer. About three trips through one strand, and that strand was dry and full of body. I did my whole head in less than ten minutes. It was very easy to get through my hair and didn’t tangle at all due to the great swivel cord. Best of all, I could even do the back of my head! Seriously, as soon as I saw in the mirror what this had done to my hair, I said “Wow!” out loud. I could not believe the volume! And my hair looked so much thicker! I was sold immediately!
As an extra bonus, this is an Ionic conditioning system brush. The build-up of static charge in the air, caused by brushing, towel drying, pollutions etc., causes the scales on the cuticle of the hair to push each other apart. As a result the surface of the cuticle itself is rough. Consequently, hair may have a dull appearance. A high level of static charge causes hair to become “fly-away” and difficult to style. The Ionic Vent emits a stream of Ions, which act to neutralize static charge, smoothing the scales on the hair cuticle for shiny, sleek and manageable hair. And after a couple of days of using the brush, yes it certainly does! This is a keeper for sure!