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Review: 2-in-1 Hair Straightening Brush

Picture this. It’s the day of your 30th Birthday party and your less-than-2 year old hair straighteners have decided to shuffle off this mortal coil leaving you with less than perfectly coiffed hair for your big night.

They’d been threatening to do it for ages, making this really annoying noise once they were turned on for a minute or so. I knew I was on borrowed time with them but even I couldn’t have predicted this turn of events.

Luckily, my dear Mother was at hand, she came to the rescue with an old pair of her irons….they’re no Cloud 9’s but then I’m in no predicament to be choosy am I?

6 weeks on and I can no longer rely on her donated straighteners, they’re just not powerful enough for my head of frizz, so I set about trying to procure myself a new pair of hair straighteners.

I’ve been unable to get my broken pair of Cloud 9’s fixed; mores the pity as I really did enjoy using those beauties for the short period of time we had together.

Normally, I’m quite a sceptical person, if I see it advertised on Facebook then I’ll more than likely swerve it or if it sounds too good to be true, then guys, it more than likely is!

However, a week or so ago I had an epiphany and decided to bite the bullet and order something I’d seen advertised on Facebook. I read the reviews, and although they were mixed, they leaned more towards the positive variety.  What have I got to lose? I thought.  Aside from forty odd quid and a bit of time.

Well, a piece of skin it would soon transpire.  But more on that later.

The product in question is called Straight Fix, an innovative plug in brush that heats up and straightens your hair, much like a pair of straighteners.

WOW. This really is innovative I thought.

I watched the videos and sat there in awe, practically open mouthed while I watched a beautiful looking model run the brush through her ever so slightly frizzy mane to reveal perfectly straight and shiny hair.

I want me some of that, I thought. And quicker than you can say “they’ll see you coming”, my fat fingers were hitting the keyboard hard and I’d handed over my credit card numbers with Usain Bolt speed.

I was excited. This is going to change my life.  This is going to save me so much time.

Little over a week later, I was working from home and I heard a knock at the front door. I practically hopped, skipped and jumped down the stairs; I could’ve given the delivery man a slobbery kiss when he handed me over my package.

I tore open the packaging, ripping the order note as I went and stared open mouthed at the gorgeous baby pink (rather large and heavy) hair brush that was staring back at me. YOU, MY FRIEND, YOU ARE GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE.  WE ARE GOING TO BE BEZZIES FOR LIFE.

I had horrendous bed hair that day. Not too dissimilar from the visual aid below.  It’s just that I have more hair now so it looked even worse.  If that’s possible.

bed hair

Perfect hair to work on, I thought, as I ran the REALLY, REALLY heavy brush through my hair.

The brush itself comes with volume control so you can turn up to a really high heat (230 degrees I believe) and of course take it down to a low setting. Being an all or nothing type of girl, I cranked the heat right up.  My ear can confirm this.


In my utter naivety, I expected to see perfectly groomed hair after using this brush for little over 5 minutes.

Well, I’m absolutely distraught (yeah ok, exaggeration) to report that it barely did bugger all for my tresses. OK, so parts of my hair looked slightly straighter, but nothing like how I imagined it would.

In the process of trying to make my hair look kind of presentable, I managed to burn my ear on the brush (it gets really bloody hot mind!), it’s that painful I can’t actually sleep on that side of my face at the moment. It’s all crusty looking too, don’t worry, I’ll spare you photo evidence.  I’m sure you can conjure up an image in your head.

In all seriousness, although this straitening brush really isn’t for me, if you are blessed with long, wavy locks (lucky bitch) and often want to quickly straighten it without digging the irons out then this product could be for you.

Because I have short, very unruly hair that doesn’t really have a style at the moment (I’m trying to grow it out – it’s a nightmare), this large, heavy and impractical brush just wasn’t suited to my hair. That’s not to say it won’t work for others though.

I’m annoyed with myself for wasting money I can ill afford at present on something that will never see the light of day again (can’t find the returns info either can I? Pillock) but it’s a lesson learnt. I might just stick it on eBay and hope for the best.

If you are tempted to purchase this brush (and my stinging review hasn’t put you off) then just be aware that it is really heavy (no I’m not some weak sap, well maybe just a bit).  I can imagine it would take a bit of getting used to, your brain (well mine did), thinks it’s a brush when really it’s nothing like a brush – or certainly one that I’ve ever used before.

I’ve since treated myself to a new pair of hair straighteners so stay tuned for a review on those bad boys. I’m feeling optimistic.  Naïve? Me? How very dare you.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. This is crazy! I’ve had my straightener for over 9 years and it’s still going strong. I love when quality products last for such a long time and would be interested to know the expected lifespan of something like this!

  2. Loved reading this review. I’ve seen the same videos too and wondered if they would be any good…

    Pleased to have found your blog!

  3. Haha this is the kind of review I enjoy reading (although obviously I’m sorry to hear about the ear. Ouch). I’ve seen these and the cynic in me said they wouldn’t work and I’m so glad I was right. Hahaha! Thanks for joining #chucklemums!

  4. Aww I did this a few years ago, buying a steam (what was I thinking) straightener which promised to be healthier for my hair. To be fair it was- as it did bugger all! I’ve long hair so can’t give short hair advice but I bought a good quality hair dryer and found my time needing straighteners significantly reduced if at all. Though depends on style you want. Love your witty review! #stayclassymama

  5. haha! oh dear! I had something similar years ago, it did nothing but get stuck in my curls and then the handle broke while it was still stuck – the straightening brush things are a nightmare! I burnt my ear on my straighteners the other week too (was in a rush and my brain must have decided my ear looked curly!) hurt like hell, so I know how your feeling! trusty straighteners all the time, no new gadgets! #stayclassymama

  6. Sarah

    I remember when I was a teenager my friend took a pair of curling tongs to my hair. She was not to be trusted, I can still feel the pain of my poor blistered ears!! #chucklemums

  7. Lorrie

    This is the kind of thing I’d do – and the reason my drawers are full of unwanted gadgets. You have beautiful hair – all you need is a pair of super slim straighteners, and perhaps a pair of ear muffs. #stayclassy

  8. Ouch, doesn’t sound like the best of brushes, intrigued to see if it would do anything with my thick, long hair. I do love my ghds x

  9. I thought I was going to be really jealous reading this review as I have wanted to try these bit like you was sceptical so put off buying them. I’m glad I did now. I get hand and arm ache doing my hair anyway (carpol tunnel) so I definately wouldn’t get on with something so heavy. Thanks for sharing such an honest review. I’ll steer well clear.


  10. I’ve been wondering whether to get one of these or not – won’t bother now! I have really thick hair so don’t think there’s any way one of these brushes would help. #BrillBlogPosts

  11. Ah damn, that’s too bad your new straightener didn’t work out. Those Cloud 9’s sound legit though haha. I don’t straighten my hair as it is already so DAMN straight, wish it had some sort of curl or umph to it : (. Let us know how the new ones work out! Thanks for the update and sharing with #StayClassyMama!

  12. A fun idea though I have to say I am too lazy to style my hair at all. I make do with natural waves. Good to see not all products are a miracle cure! #TriedTested

  13. Jessica

    i prefer karmin hair straightening brush!!

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