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177 of 227 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Returning it, December 31, 2011
This review is from: John Frieda Salon Shape 1.5 Inch Hot Air Brush (Health and Beauty)
I was really excited to get this product because, as far as I can tell, it is the only hot air brush on the market with such a large brush head. I bought it while visiting family and spent well more than Amazon sells it for so I could have it right away. It's a very nice appliance with one important exception, it is seriously underpowered at 500 watts. My Jilbere Hot Air Brush is 1000 watts and works great with the exception of the small diameter brush head. If only the John Frieda brush had increased the wattage, I would keep this and be a happy owner. Until then, it takes too long to dry my hair, even from damp, and with the extended exposure to heat, it will likely cause excessive damage as well.
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Initial post: Oct 26, 2012 2:15:49 AM PDT
S. Collins says:
How interesting... and definitive of personal preferences; I also had a Jibere Hot Air Brush that I used for many, many years. I loved it and was in a panic when it started overheating, and I could not find them anymore - remember that was a while ago, maybe 10 yrs or so. I went from one rotten substitute to another, mostly using those with interchangeable brushes that typically came off several times during one session. I now see them again, everywhere. But I knew the brush on it was really bad for the hair, and like you I really wanted a larger brush. I first bought the Jonathan Hot Air Brush but didn't realize how big the brush actually was until I took it out of the box. (I don't recall the wattage on that one.) So I returned it and bought the John Frieda one. It was instant love! It's more comfortable to hold, I love the brush and technology is better than the Jibere one. It grips the hair better, and I was actually able to finish my hair in less time because the larger brush could work bigger sections. I didn't really even notice the reduced power (maybe because of all the junk I used since my Jibere crocked), but felt the lower heat was better for my hair. (In case you think my hair must be easier to dry and style... I wish, my once stick straight hair is now curly, curly, curly! ) I guess that's a lot of words to simply respond with an observation of personal preference.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 6:04:05 PM PST
Lorene Tyler says:
Saw this demonstrated on TV - they used this air brush after drying the hair 90% with a hair dryer. I'm buying it hoping that it will help with drying, smoothing and curling with only one hand (the way a hairdresser does with two hands).

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 6:59:44 AM PDT
Evette Plata says:
perhaps you should try to get dampness out with a regular blow dryer and finish blowout with this brush, you might get better results.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 11:01:31 AM PDT
VicPic65 says:
As others mentioned, this brush should be used on partially dried hair and if used correctly is fantastic. I've used a conair version with a stronger air flow for years and bought this as a replacement. Always used my old brush on wet hair because that is how serums (including John Freda's own 3 day straightening spray) should be used. I discovered that spraying on wet hair, doing a very quick dry (70% moisture out) and using this brush to straighten really did look like or better than my salon. I'm sold. Not keep on the larger handle but the brush teeth hold well and it just happens even with the slightly more gentle heat. Glad I got it. Pre-drying for 30 seconds or letting air dry a bit does not add much time and results are so worth it.

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 7:25:45 AM PDT
Peggy Sack says:
can you use on dry hair

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 9:55:42 PM PDT
peonyplum says:
yes

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 9:05:12 AM PST
Carol J. says:
Does anyone know if this works on short hair?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2015 2:05:39 PM PDT
Avidreader says:
You can purchase the smaller brush that works well with short hair. I have both and love them. They last a long time. The cheaper ones I used to go through two a year now they are two plus years and going strong.

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 7:28:30 PM PST
Amanda N says:
I let my hair air dry a little first, then finish with this brush. SO easy and works like a charm.
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