Mamamia’s Tried and Tested series drops every Monday and is your weekly review of the latest to hit our desks in beauty, health and wellness. You won’t find any #sponsored content here, just honest, relatable and independent advice. This week, Senior Lifestyle Writer Amy Clark road tested the new VS Sassoon hair straightening brush.
Fact: Hair straightening brushes are either really good or really, really crap.
A decent one is life changing. Out the door with naturally straight, frizz-free hair in under five minutes life changing. But the terrible ones leave your hair looking flatter than my mood on a Sunday night.
Earlier this year when ghd launched its first ever straightening brush, the ghd Glide Hot Brush, it sold out in hours. And for good reason. I’ve been using my ghd straightening brush for months and can confirm it’s a game changer. It’s also a soul destroying $230.
Side note – the Mamamia team also tried the Dafni straightening brush, here are their thoughts below. Post continues after video.
It’s a lot of money, but there’s never really been straightening brushes on the cheaper side worth the money. Until now.
Enter, the VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Hair Straightening Brush, $69.95.
When I first came across this new straightening brush, I wondered if it could possibly match the very expensive version that now lives in my office drawer. So, I gave it a good test run to find out if it’s a solid dupe or too good to be true.
What is the VS Sassoon hair straightening brush and how does it work?
The newly launched straightening brush from VS Sassoon (a brand that’s previously been a touch… daggy) has had a premium upgrade. Think: flashy new packaging, new tech to eliminate static and ions to condition the hair cuticle for a smoother, shinier result.
Here’s what you need to know about the product:
- The VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Hair Straightening Brush is a hot brush that straightens and fights frizz.
- It has a very attractive $69 price tag (you may also find it online/on sale cheaper).
- The product uses negative ions to close hair cuticles, fight frizz and lock in shine.
- Silicone bristles detangle hair as the ceramic bristles straighten.
- It comes with three settings – 180°C, 190°C and 200°C – that heat up in 30 seconds.