I heard about this brush from the people over at Goody (though my free one apparently got lost on its way to Michigan), and I knew I had to try it! And then... I couldn't find one near me. I saw it one day and then *poof!* there were empty spots with tags instead of brushes all over town. They were sold out everywhere. I was pretty close to buying it on Amazon, but it was going for 2x the actual price (this baby should cost in the $12 range, not $25), so I held off. A few weeks ago I finally snagged one at a local big box store.
According to the Goody site, here's what it does:
The Goody QuikStyle Half-Round Styler Brush offers the same water-removing benefits of the QuikStyle Paddle Brush in a new styling shape. Super absorbent microfiber bristles interact with wet hair like a towel removing 30% of water, while the half-round shape makes it the perfect blow-out brush. Use it out of the shower to detangle, remove excess water, and style with or without a blowdryer. The convex half-round shape allows hair to curl around the microfiber base, removing water while adding lift and body as you blowdry. The Comfort-flex grip and slim profile offer ease and control during your styling routine. Go from wet to beautifully styled hair faster than ever!
That's a lot of info!
What I've found is that the microfiber doesn't really seem to work if you just brush wet hair. I found no difference, the brush barely felt wet.
The magic happens when you combine this with your blow dryer! I roughly dry my hair using my fingers, and when my hair is about 1/3 dry, I start to use the brush. I just use it like a regular drying brush.
The result is that my hair definitely dries faster, but the best part is how soft and straight it is. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I've been struggling with super damaged hair, which is my own fault. To not look like a brillo pad, I do need to something straighten the most damaged parts. But with this brush, my hair is already much better looking. To the point that it looks like it has already been flat ironed. I don't need to straighten it at all, saving my damaged hair from that heat! And, saving myself quite a bit of time.
Because this seems to rely on the microfiber, you do need to keep the brush fairly clean. The effect just isn't there if the microfiber is all pushed down because of hair!
I've also been using this brush at the end of styling my hair. It's perfect for smoothing out my hair, especially after a last application of Argan Oil (I've been loving this DermOrganic Leave In Treatment). I light brushing spreads it out evenly, makes sure there aren't any spots with too much product and it is definitely more shiny!