I’ve had blow-dry lessons from some of the best hairdressers in this country – Yes, Ben Cooke (creator of Victoria Beckham’s various ‘do’s over the years) I’m looking at you, and, it has to be said that I remain a cack handed muppet at it.
The problems are that I have short arms and a lot – and I do mean a lot – of wavy hair. So, the traditional hairdryer and brush method is backbreaking, not to mention, heartbreaking work with my thatch of frizzy fuzz.
Years ago, I had a Remington Airstyler that was basically a hairbrush with a built in hairdryer, and, I have to say, I loved it. My only real problem with it was that the hairdryer was a rather feeble 300 watts, so drying my hair (which was a lot curlier back then) took hours. Luckily for me, the new 5in1 Remington Airstyler is a massive 1200 watts so this solves that particular problem, and has made me a very happy
The new Remington Airstyler comes with five attachments: two round bristle brushes (one with hard “fixed” bristles, and one with softer, flexible bristles), a targeted hairdryer nozzle, a ridge “tong” attachment, and my own personal favourite, the flat “paddle” brush attachment, which has a side each of fixed and flexible bristles.
I’ve found that I can give myself a nice (not great – I’m still rubbish), blowdry with lots of volume using the paddle brush attachment, in about 15 minutes or so, without really needing to follow up with my straighteners, or needing a massage on my aching shoulders – the fixed bristles glide through the hair smoothly with no snagging, and the flexible bristles provide a great deal of traction, which is great for making the hair smoother. The dryer itself has three speeds: low heat, high heat and a cool shot, which is very handy.
All in all, a winner for me – and for around £25 it’s a bargain, I paid nearly £40 for one with just a quarter of the drying power (and no attachments besides the round brush and the nozzle) around ten years ago!
The Fine Print: PR sample. And an horrendously overdue review. I’m nice like that 😉
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