(Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. However I was not compensated for writing a review and as always all opinions are my own.)
I really don’t like blow-drying my hair. Loathe. Detest. Do not want. Don’t get me wrong, I love the results, but the process gets more irritating as my hair grows ever longer. It tangles easily, takes extra time to dry, and requires extra care to prevent breakage or dry, fuzzy ends.
One thing I’ve learned in my battles with the blow-dryer is that, at least for me, a good brush makes a huge difference between a great blowout and a rat’s nest. So when Olivia Garden offered to send me one of their NanoThermic Contour brushes for review, I was curious to see how it would perform.
As you can see this brush has a pretty large barrel–2 3/8 inches, to be exact. It’s not just the large barrel that makes this brush so nice for blow-drying my long hair–the curved shape helps add bend and movement to my hair, very helpful since my hair tends to be very straight after even the most basic of blow-drys. The shape also hugs your scalp, helping to really lift hair at the roots for more body and volume.
As you can see, the bristles have a gently wavy shape; these bristles are designed to be gentler on the hair. But there’s something else–notice how the barrel is vented? I adore my vented brush for quick blow-drys so having a vented round brush is just the best of both worlds.
This short pick is hidden in the handle, so you can section hair without using your fingers or a comb.
I really like the tourmaline ion tech; it helps my hair emerge from a blow-dry session super-shiny and silky. Finally, I have to mention that I really appreciate the light weight of this brush. It seems like such a small thing, but as I mentioned earlier, I have long hair that takes extra time to dry, so the lighter the brush the better!
I actually received this brush a little over a month ago, so I’ve had plenty of time to test it out for this review. I really liked this brush the first time I used it, and it’s just grown on me even more over time. I feel like it cuts my blow-drying time down and leaves my hair much bouncier and healthier-looking at the end. Thank you Olivia Garden for sending me such an awesome brush, and just in time for spring styling!
You can find Olivia Garden brushes at stores like Ulta or over at Folica.com; these new NanoThermic Contour brushes retail for $28 to $35 and come in three sizes. You can check them out here, or visit the company website here.