Monday, January 23, 2017

Irresistible Me Jade Hair Straightening Brush Review


{ I was sent this product from Irresistible Me in exchange for an honest review. }

I was recently contacted by Irresistible Me, a company that makes hair extensions, tools, and accessories, to try out one of their products.  I selected this tourmaline straightening brush after long deliberation because I wanted to review something I would 100% use.  It arrived in a sleek black box with a small booklet of instructions. 

I suppose you're thinking, "Your hair is straight.  Why do you need this?"  I work in a lab so my thick, heavy hair is usually up in a ponytail or bun for safety reasons.  When you have as much hair as I do, you'll know it's constantly in my face.  Not ideal for working with chemicals so it's pulled up as soon as I get lab clothes on.  Once my hair is in a ponytail then I'm stuck with the weird ponytail bumps, waves, and ratty ends until I wash it.  BOO.  Ponytail for three days in a row it is because my hair never sits right after it's let down. 

Hair before (left) straightening and sleek strands after (right).

The Jade Straightening Brush comes in useful for getting out the ponytail kinks out and making my hair sleek.  The tool is basically a hair brush except the bristles are small heated spokes.  There's an LCD screen that tells you the temperature which can be adjusted with the +/- buttons.  I set it to 450°F (recommended for thick hair) and just brushed my hair.  It heats up pretty quickly, but I would recommend giving it a minute or so to let heat fully disperse through the bristles.  It took me less than 5 minutes to make my hair sleek and straight.  The ceramic/tourmaline bristles are supposed to be hair safe so I skipped using a protective serum or spray which works because I'm very low-maintenance.



Elizabeth's hair before (left) and after (right) using the Jade Straightening Brush.

I also used the Jade brush on a photoshoot with my friend Elizabeth!  Her hair is thinner than mine, but we did most on the straightening at 450°F instead of the recommended 350°F, as the higher temperature worked better.  We had to go over a few sections again, but it wasn't too laborious since I was just brushing her hair a few more times.  It took us about 10 minutes to do her whole head.  Elizabeth noted that her hair still retained some volume after straightening, too.  Using this brush instead of a flat iron actually creates what I call a more "natural" straight hair look instead of obviously flat ironed strands.

The Jade Hair Straightening Brush retails from Irresistible Me for $69.  I would recommend this if you're looking for a multi-tasking hair-safe tool that lets you brush and straighten simultaneously.  In my experience, it works more efficiently at a higher temperature setting than recommended in the booklet.  I've been using it to neaten up my hair and appreciate having this in my toolkit for photoshoots!   

What do you think?  Have you used products from Irresistible Me before?  What were your experiences?

7 comments :

  1. woah the result creates a lovely swish and not a dead lifeless straight hair! me likey!

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  2. Oh cool, I've never seen a heated brush like that before! It seems like it would be easier to use than traditional hair straighteners, especially if you need to brush your hair anyway.

    Jane / deluminators

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  3. Unrelated to the straighteners but I love those two pictures of you! But wow that is one good heated brush, your hair looks so sleek. And your friend's. I have dead-straight and flat (read: lifeless) Asian hair anyway so I've moved away from the whole 2000 salon straight hair look (I used to beg my mum to bring me to get them permanently straightened after seeing girls in my school do it haha) but now I love wavy curls!

    It 'opens' up my face a bit more, distracting everyone from how round it is. My curlers are also from Irresistible Me and has 9 barrels (!) and it's great because it's so easy to use. Glad you're liking your new (and on-the-go) tool!

    (I know I used a hell lot of brackets in this comment)

    Cherie ✽ sinonym

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  4. now that i see the result I'm not regretting my choice! great review! Im also waiting for mine :)

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  5. I've always wanted to try one of these! I'm definitely interested now that you said you noticed the hair retained volume-- that's the thing I hate most about straightening my hair. My hair is very fine so I need volume!

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  6. I have a straightener from Irresistible Me and I absolutely adore it. It doesn't damage my hair too much and it's very easy to use. Love it :) Also, this brush sound lovely. Something useful if you don't have much time to use a straightener :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  7. That seems really great! Never tried hair straightening brushes, just those hair straighteners which I'm really having a hard time with, this seems like a better option for me.

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