Aishah Ansari

The Brush Crush

September 27, 2018


"Your hair smells…burnt" That's something no girl ever wants to hear. Ever. It didn't take long for me to realize that my 2.5 year straightener is the culprit behind me having burnt, not-pretty smelling hair. I've been researching and looking at straighteners from Babyliss Pro to GHD to Paul Mitchell. But then I started seeing posts about Dry Bar on the 'Gram and the cutest bright {buttercup, to be exact} yellow products! So, when I heard about them dropping a straightening brush, I was intrigued but immediately thought "Welp, I have super thick hair this is yet again another product that won't work on my hair". The thing is because it's like 'bristles' it won't damage my hair as much as a flat iron does. I have super thick hair, and it's straight for the most part, I just always get a dent in the middle and it poofs up. So if I could use something lighter on my hair to just help maintain it, why not? I went into Sephora the day they were set to arrive in-store after having watched people use it, I chatted with my fave rep who told me to just give it a chance. I had already convinced myself, but thanks Kenny!

I picked up The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush and what kind of person would I be if I didn't give it a true try with their Hot Toddy heat protector ;) The next morning, I was super excited. After blow drying my hair (which takes a solid 30-45 minutes) I brushed my hair, made sure there were NO TANGLES. And split my hair, clipping them with the salon-style clips because they don't leave a dent, and sprayed the Hot Toddy Heat Protector {which smells so good}.

 I turned the Brush Crush to 220°F - to really put it to the test but it does go all the way up to 450°F. To my surprise it heated up in less than 30 seconds. I ran the brush through a section of my hair, and turned the brush toward the bottom to flip in my hair. Boy, oh boy, was I impressed. I was able to do my hair in bout 15-20 minutes. I didn't have to worry about hot plates, burning myself, and I even turned the heat up to about 300°F. Did I mention the auto-shut off after 60 minutes?! I've been using this product for a week now and I, to my utter surprise really like it! I love how gentle it is on my hair, it leaves it super smooth and shiny. Buh-bye burnt smell. Hello natural looking hair! While I do wish the product was a bit cheaper, I do see the value in it!

If you have questions about my experience with it, feel free to send me a message on any of my social media platforms, and of course give me a follow :)


xo Aishah Ansari

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