I have very thick, long hair and it takes FOREVER and a day to dry. I hate blow drying it because it still feels like it takes forever, and on top of that my arms get exhausted.
Enter a not so great picture of my brush:
I figured a close up of this alien-looking contraption would be good. You can click the image for a closer view. I began having doubts while poking at the microfiber bristles because they are not stiff. They flatten down rather easily.
I used the brush a couple times after I got out of the shower and I didn't see a big difference in the dampness of my hair. I don't know if it's just because my hair is soooo thick, or what, but it was a little sad. I normally go through my hair with a thick-toothed comb and I got about the same results after towel-drying.
I finally got un-lazy and decided to use the Goody Quikstyle Brush to blow dry my hair.
Here is my hair before:
Okay, okay. So, I blow-dried my hair. It was rather awkward as I normally do it with a rounded brush. It felt tough pulling the bristles through my hair, which may have been because of the microfiber bristles catching on my hair? I also found that the microfiber bristles got completely soaked VERY quickly, and subsequently matted down. I tried blow drying the brush to see if I could dry them up a little, but it just made the brush warm.
So, if the brush, for lack of a better way to put it, fills with water that quickly, what's the benefit of continuing to blow dry my hair with it? I can only think that having a mat of wet cloth against my hair would hinder the drying process as opposed to having a regular brush that allows air flow.
The other thing was that I was constantly checking and cleaning hair out of my brush, which matted down the microfiber bristles. A little inconvenient.
After about 20-25min of blow drying I gave up. My arms were tired, I was sweating from all the heat getting blown around. This is the main reason why I don't blow dry my hair normally. My hair looked okay, but it was still damp.
My verdict is that this just isn't the brush for me. I could see someone with thinner hair having more success with it. Very sad about this. :(
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