I will admit, I have given up on my hair while staying home with my three little angels. I could be called the Ponytail Diva, Pull it Back Princess, or Rubber Band Renegade. Anyway you slice it, 98.8% of my hairstyle is a ponytail.
Part of the reason for my neglect in “fixing” my hair is the incredible amount of time it takes for me to make my naturally curly hair look good. I have to pull out the hair dryer, the hair products, then the flat iron, and then if I want some curl, the curling iron. It takes longer to fix my hair than it stays fixed before the Houston humidity wreaks havoc on it, thus causing me to put it back up in that dreaded pony tail!
So I was beyond excited when I was asked to check out the Conair Spin Brush and let you guys know what I think about it! I have seen it on television but had my doubts about whether it worked or not. It just looked too simple.
Well I am here to tell you that sometimes simple really works!
I took a shower, barely dried my hair, and got to work. We had dinner guests coming over so I thought I would try to look presentable.
The instructions for the Spin Brush say that if you have thick or long hair, that you might have better success if you dry it 80% with a hair dryer first. I decided against that – since I have neither really – and because I am looking for the ease of use. Ease of use means use one tool, no product, and see if the claims are true!
It takes a few tries to get the technique down. And since I, again, lacked the discipline to section my hair as the guide says, it took a little longer. But once I figured out which button spins the brush which way, it really was a very easy tool to use!
I focused on one side of my head. I would pick a chunk of hair, lay it over the crush, let it sit at my root for a minute, drying that, and then I would hit the spin button for an under curl and pull it through to the end.
I am not going to lie… it is additively fun!
It did not take long for me to get one side done and I must say, especially with no straightening product, it was coming out quite nicely!
The side that was done was smooth, straight, dry and, something my flat iron could never give me showed through – VOLUME!
Excitedly, I started the side against my primary hand – the one I struggle with the most to get done and even, and marveled at the ease of the Spin Brush! That side of my hair, with my technique mastered, dried much faster! And then it was onto the back. My most dreaded section!
Here is where the instructions really come in handy! I have short arms and had a hard time getting back there with both hands, sectioning with my fingers and getting my tresses to wrap around the brush head. So, I stopped and sectioned and it made all of the difference.
When I was done, I have to say, I was happily surprised at how good I looked, how smooth my hair was, and how quickly it got done! And to me, the added volume made all the difference! I had full, shiny, styled hair in a matter of less than 15 minutes.
Happy to have the extra part of the hour I usually use to fix my hair to myself, I snapped 85 more pictures of me. Including a few with fan on blowing my professionally done hair!
What? A girl has to have fun right?!?
So the bottom line is that the Conair Spin Brush is a winner! It lives up to its promises, does better than expected, and now gives me a reason to eliminate the permanent ponytail.
Much to my husband’s delight!
YES – I get to give one of these awesome new hairstyling tools away!