Hi! Sorry I’ve away for a few days. I’ve been sick, woke up with swollen eyes, and a heavy migraine.Since I have epilepsy, this meant a lot of sleeping and hoping for it to go away and stay seizure free.Thankfully I’m almost back to normal.
Today I’m reviewing the EliteBrush, a straightener brush. I’ve been using it ever since I received it at the Beauty Collection Event. Let’s have a closer look, and see how I use the EliteBrush to style my hair!
The EliteBrush comes in a nice box, it looks quite chique and fancy, a black box with gold details and letters. You just slide out the brush and start styling! ( You can find the manual in the box.)
This is my hair after I ran my TangleTeezer through it. Pretty much straight, but it’s dry and quite frizzy and damaged after years of dying my hair. I’ve been trying to let it rest for a bit, no more bleaching or dying. Just toning it every three to four weeks at home, and using hair oil and only washing it twice a week with a good conditioner.
The brush is available in three colours: white, pink & black. I was given the black brush. Love the look!
The brush doesn’t feel heavy, and comes with a wire that can turn 360 degrees, so the wire won’t end up all tied up.
The brush is reinforced with red ‘beads’ on top of the brush pins, to protect your scalp from the heat that comes from the EliteBrush. It can warm up to 230 degrees celsius.
It’s easy to use: there’s an on/off button and two buttons (+ & -) adjust the temperature. The EliteBrush turns off automatically, in case you forget to turn it off. Great function!
The temperature appears on the LED display.
How to use the EliteBrush:
- Brush & detangle your hair. (it’s marketed as a brush and straightener in one, but I would advice to brush and detangle your hair before using the EliteBrush, to prevent your hair from split ends and other damage.)
- Use a heat protectant.
- Divide your hair, start with half of your hair or even less. Put the rest up with some hair clips.
- Turn on the EliteBrush and set the temprature between 80 and 230 degrees celsius. (If your hair is as damaged as mine, make sure lock the temprature, other wise the temprature will keep rising. I usually set the brush to about 150 degrees for my own hair, and up to 220 degrees for my hair extensions.)
- Put the brush under your hair, start at the roots and work your way down to the ends. This way all the hair gets straightened and you’ll give your hair a bit more volume at the roots. When I’m done, I’ll run the brush through my hair once more, this time on top of the hair, like you would with a normal brush.
Left: After // Right : Before
So what do I think of the EliteBrush?
I have to say I’m really impressed. It’s easy to use. It doesn’t take long to straighten and style my hair and I love the end result. Is it better than a regular straightener though? I’m not sure…My straightener is more than five years old, and doesn’t have keramic, titanium or tourmaline plates, like most new straighteners do. So I can’t say if it’s better than a regular straightener, I’m guessing it’s more what you prefer yourself. Maybe you like a straightener better, because you can use it to makes waves or curl your hair as well. I think that you won’t exactly need this brush, if you already have a decent straightener. The EliteBrush however does work better and faster than my current straightener, because it’s so old and really doesn’t work properly, it takes aaaaaages to do my extensions. (And that’s why I usually curled them, until I got the EliteBrush.)
Will you be trying the new EliteBrush?
What’s your favorite hairtool? Tell me in the comments!