John Frieda salon shape hot air brush

During morning hours, the last thing I want to do is blow dry my hair on days I wash my hair. I detest blow drying simply because my arms starts aching holding both brush and dryer after a while. Also since I haven't mastered the blow drying art yet, my hair never looks polished too. The only time my dryer comes out is when I am in hurry and need to dry hair without using any brush.

Since last year, I was on hunt for something that was a combo of brush and dryer. I came across InStyler rotating brush  and wanted to give a try. But after reading mixed reviews and hefty price tag, I dropped that idea and decided to search for other options. In between, I tried rollers, curling iron, Velcro rollers but everything seemed to be time consuming (Patience is not one of my virtues).

Just last month, while at Ulta, I saw John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush on the hair aisle section. On a closer look, everything looked good minus rotating feature however the price made up for it. Since Ulta have a easy return policy, I thought why not give a try. 

The model I bought is JFHA5 and with 1.5" titanium ceramic coated barrel. It comes in 1" too but since I like loose curls I opted for 1.5" one. After using it for a while, I can totally say this is by far my second best purchase of the year after this one and I am in love with this tool.

 John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush, Model JFHA5 (buy)

Why I bought it: 
Overall, I have pretty-good-medium-length-healthy hair which are straight with no volume. I don’t use any hair tools on day to day basis and prefer to let dry my hair on its own. The only time I bring out my tools when I am aiming for polished sophisticated and different look(curls etc.). That’s where I fail. After a bad color job six months back, my hair had become little dry and with little frizz. I needed something that can add little shine, volume on crown and control the frizziness until my hairs are fully recovered.  

What it is: 
This premium John Frieda hot air brush features advanced ionic power and gives volume and shine to hair while it simultaneously dries each strand. Instant heat up makes drying fast and safe all while delivering high heat. It's convenient and easy to use. Designed with advanced ionic technology, the John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush generates up to 50% more ions, allowing to achieve smooth, frizz-free hair that is shiny and more manageable. 

John Frieda hot air brush features three different settings; low, high and cool. When my hair are semi dry I use the high one. When they are fully dry and just need touch-up, I use the cool one.

Hair brush comes with an swivel cord and is easy to move around without causing any tangles in wire. 


The brush is with anti-static bristles which provide a constant continuous flow of air. The bristles are pretty sturdy and do not tangle in hair at all.

My Take:
It’s easy to use with single hand, not so heavy, sturdy, no tangles and gives instant body and shine to hair. The only tiny gripe is its not a rotating barrel, one has to move her hands to get that loose curls. So far I did not find this as a deal breaker as its doing a good job. You can have straight dry hair or curls with this tool. I would suggest using on 80% dry hair as it will take longer time on wet hair. Use your heat protectant too if you like. Below are some before and after pictures to show you the difference it brought to my hair when used. 


As I already said, I totally love it and is great bang for the buck. Let me know what you think if you have tried this.

P.S. I am not compensated or was asked to write about the John Frieda Hot Hair brush. I bought with my own money because I liked it.
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  1. Wow! Your hair looks lovely!

  2. Love the after pics..too good.

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  3. your hair look fab after using that hot brush...just start following you...

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