Last Christmas my grandma got me this amazing gift. It’s an ionic hair brush from Philips. These ionic hair brushes have been around for ages now, but I never really got the chance to try one. Especially during the colder months, when my hair starts to get frizzy and static, I thought it would be a really nice tool to try out and that’s exactly what I ended up doing. I know it’s almost Christmas again, so it has taken me a LONG time to finally do this, but today I’m going to review this hair brush for you guys and let you guys know whether it actually makes a difference or not. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this cool hair brush, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Philips Easy Shine Ionic Hair Brush comes in a little cardboard box. Since I’ve had this brush for a long time now, I don’t have box and the manual anymore. So I can’t show you that. What I can show you is the brush itself. The brush is very compact and doesn’t have a handle like most brushes do. Thanks to that it’s very easy to take with you because it hardly takes in any space in your bag. I actually regularly take this brush with me on the go. Especially on days where I know my hair is going to get into a situation where it needs to be brushed.
Another thing I like is that it works on batteries. When you buy it there’s already one battery in it and mine is still going strong after 9 months of using it a lot. There’s only one battery needed which isn’t a lot and therefore it’s a very carefree product. You don’t have to worry about it having to be charged or anything like that.
The place where you put the battery is hidden underneath the brush itself. You can just push the little button on the bottom and it clicks open. It’s really easy and for me it works really well.
The brush itself is blue. Baby blue. The baby blue version isn’t available anymore, however, it does come in purple now. The brush has normal spikes like most brushes do and it works really well for me. Generally speaking I do like to use brushes with real like bristles, but this is okay too. The nice thing about it is that it’s very easy to clean. Hairs won’t get stuck in it as much so it takes way less time to get them all out of there!
Philips EasyShine Ionic Hair Brush – €24,99
According to Philips their Ionic hair brush will keep your hair smooth and shiny anytime and everywhere. Whenever your hair might get static, this brush is your friend. It creates negative ions that neutralise the positive energy of the static power, resulting in soft and smooth hair. By moving up the little switch on the side the brush starts to do its ionic thingy and then you’re good to go. You can obviously use it without the ionic setting as well. In that case it will function as a normal hair brush.
When the ionic function is on, you can hear a sound and the light on the bottom of the brush will turn on. Aside from the sound and the light you can’t really see, feel or hear anything about it that shows that there are ions coming true. That’s pretty logical since they are extremely small, but it did make me a bit skeptical about this brush. They could’ve just added that sound and the light without the ion-creating-machine inside. I don’t think that’s the case at all, but I was a little bit skeptical about it actually being there to be real.
The only way to find out whether this brush is a scam or not, is by using it. Obviously when you brush your hair with a normal brush your hair will be less frizzy and more smooth. However, it doesn’t make your hair less static. In some cases that can even get worse by brushing your hair.
Because my hair wasn’t static at the time I took this picture, I can’t show you guys a before and after or that. What I can show you is a before and after of the smoothness of my hair. As you can tell my hair is clearly more smooth on the right side than it is on the left. It also feels super, super soft and it is a lot more shiny. It feels more flexible and comfortable and it actually feels like my hair is in better shape. If you go out in the world this effect will fade, but compared to brushing it with a regular hair brush, it does make a huge difference. The hair stays un-frizzed for so much longer and it also looks way more shiny.
Having said that, let’s go back to the static hair thing. Since I’ve been using this brush for nine months now, I have used it occasionally when my hair was static. And you guys, it made a huge difference. In most cases my hair wasn’t static at all after using it, but there were cases when my hair was still a little bit static. But definitely not as extremely as it was before or as it would’ve been if I’d been using a different brush. So yes, in about 80-90% of the cases this brush does take away all of the static-ness. In the other cases it still minimises it tremendously, but not completely.
Overall I do think that this Philips EasyShine Ionic Hair Brush is a great find. I really like the way it works and I like the look of it as well. Because it’s so compact it’s really easy to take with you on the go. It also does what it promises. It makes my hair shinier, softer, more smooth and it takes away (most of the) static-ness. It really is an essential for me, especially during the colder months. If you struggle with static or frizzy hair too, I definitely recommend purchasing this before the static-season takes off!
That’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know whether you think it’s a handy tool or not!