For a beauty writer, I'm kind of a gigantic failure when it comes to hair. I'm too busy caring about my makeup products.
I just learned how to blow-dry my hair about six months ago, and I still have no idea how to make a curl resemble a spiral and not a disfigured noodle. Sure, I might dye and cut the ever-loving sh*t out of my hair, but when it comes to styling, I'm a total newb.
Now that I finally get the science behind blowouts, I've been on the hunt for products that make the process a little more seamless. I've found the perfect blowout lotion and heat protectant. I even have the quintessential round brush for my bangs, courtesy of Drybar. But a paddle brush for the rest of my hair? That's the hard part, especially when your hair is as short as mine.
Enter the Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Tool. Except it's literally just a brush and not a “styling tool,” but I digress.
Weird product name aside, this sh*t is actual cuckoo-bananas awesome. The original, cult-status Tangle Teezer is so good that I've sung its praises to my friends and family. I'm probably singlehandedly responsible for half of the brush's sales. You're welcome, by the way.
The Blow Styling Tool is meant to accelerate your blow-drying process. All you have to do is rake the heat-resistant teeth through your wet hair while blow-drying, and your hair will, I sh*t you not, look f*cking flawless. Seriously, if a blow-dry amateur like me can do it, so can you.
Instead of the usual 15 minutes to blow out my chin-length hair, it took me about eight. When I finished, my usually dull hair looked shiny and there was no frizz present. I'm now on day three without shampoo and my hair doesn't look nasty yet.
Notably, the $32 brush was also lighter than the round brushes I generally use when I blow out my locks. Better results, less exercise.
The one drawback? You can't use the brush on dry hair. I tried and it literally felt like the bristles were repeatedly stabbing my scalp. Just stick to using this guy with wet hair.
Look, I have high standards. I hate most things that come my way. But this brush? Well, let's just say it blew my mind -- and my hair.