Tried-and-True Beauty Tools: Wild and Wooly To Straight And Smooth

After I wash and quickly blow dry my hair, it looks like the photo on the left. Not especially curly. Not wavy. Just a little crazy.

I finally found a tool that straightens, smooths and styles at the same time, in less than two minutes. The Sutra Beauty Ionic Heat Brush has silicone tip bristles and adjustable digital temperature that quickly heats up the unit to as much as 450 degrees F.

The brush emits far infrared heat, which locks moisture into hair by stimulating negative ions to draw the oils found outside of the hair shaft to the surface.  The oils trap water molecules inside, which keeps your hair healthier. Plus, your hair will hold up better when it’s humid outside. This doesn’t use direct heat, which makes this brush safer to use on processed, highlighted, dry, or ethnic locks, according to hair experts.

The brush is a cinch to use, and even if you aren’t great at styling your own hair, you’ll love the results.

NOTE: This marvelous tool is not inexpensive, but it’s one of those go-to beauty products that you’ll enjoy for years. Knockoffs are available for a lot less, but they are not trustworthy.

By the way, the woman who reviewed the product on Amazon was INCORRECTLY told she could use it on wet hair!

When I’m finished with the brush, I use Alterna’s Bamboo Style Texturizing Body Boost Volumizing Liquid Powder.

It’s a fine white powder, and a tiny amount gives a really nice amount of volume to my thin hair, which is usually flat as a pancake. The primary ingredient is silica silylate, which adds body to the hair by increasing friction between the hair fibers. The ingredients in the powder, including bamboo extract and blue yucca root, also get rid of excess oil, which helps add volume.

Just sprinkle a little bit of the powder into the palms of your hands, rubs them together and distribute throughout your hair, lifting the hair at the same time. Or, you can sprinkle it directly on your roots. No stiffness, or residue. Free of sulfates, parabens and talc!

I’ve had the same .1 oz. bottle for over a year, and it’s still half full.  

Note to my FOFriends: I have not been paid a penny to write about these two products, but I love them. So will you.