I had heard about this tool and wondered if it would be a lot easier to handle than a blow dryer and the brush. There is definitely a learning curve on this one. It does require some getting use to. Especially figuring out the direction of the spin. And if the sole purpose of your dryer is when you use it with a brush, then you can definitely replace with this spin brush. The dryer on this brush heats up pretty hot. The way I like to use it is at 90% dry and just like a styler. Section off and use this brush to dry and straighten. I don't let the spinner work consistenly, but use it in bursts of spin, that lets the hair cling onto the brush and give good tension. It gives great flips to the ends of your hair. I typically have 2c kind of thick curly hair. It gave me straight, smooth, frizz free hair just as the box promises. I can typically do a great blow out with just a brush and dryer, however the conair does not necessarily save me more time, but i feel maybe it gives it more bounce than just a regular dryer. I got it for $30 using a discount code, but at the regular price too, I think this product is great for those that arent' able to handle a dryer/brush technique. I may not repurchase only because I do great with the dryer/bruch, but will enjoy using it until then.
This tool has changed how I feel about my hair, in a good way! I was disheartened by how thin and limp my hair had become over the years (age and menopause, I suppose). No body and wouldn't hold a style. I have no styling skills whatsoever, never mastered the round brush and blow dryer technique, and I really dislike using spray/mousse/spritz/foam/gel products. I was surprised at how easy the Infiniti brush is to use on my almost shoulder length bob, and it dries and "sets" my hair with volume that lasts all day, without having to add products to keep the style.
After adding a few drops of a natural oil (coconut, olive or jojoba) as a leave-in, I blow dry upside down with a regular dryer for maybe two minutes, tops. The residual heat from that is enough to get me about 85 to 90% dry while I get dressed. Then I run it through the Infinity Spin Brush. One trick that works well for me is, instead of holding down the spin button, I press and release in short "taps", so that it spins in a start/stop motion. That helps me control how tightly, and how far up, my hair gets wound on the brush. When it's where I want it, I just hold it in place for a few seconds, then draw it down the length of my hair. It ends up full and bouncy with no frizz.
Even though I hate them, I have bought a ton of products over the years in search of some miracle. The Conair Infiniti Spin Brush gives me the results I want better than any product I've tried. It was the best money I have spent on my hair in years. If it dies, I will replace it immediately.
This is an AMAZING tool! I have 3A curly hair, and A LOT of it! Its so thick and layered and impossible to style! I had a $175 blow dryer that I was using, and I had to use the straightener after I used it. This is SO much easier than the blow dryer, and I usually don't have to straighten my hair after I dry it! I usually just slightly dry my slightly damp hair with my other blow dryer, and then go through it with this brush! It comes out so perfect, its almost like I have gotten a blow out! Its lasted me for about 2 years now, and if it breaks I am definitely buying it again!
The only issue I'm starting to have is that I feel this product encourages split ends. My hair is getting damaged quicker than when I only used a blow dryer. I'll update later if I find out more!
I think this is a very useful tool, but this particular brand - model is probably not the best.
The handle/barrel is too big for my hands and the bristles are get damaged to easily.
I will not return this because at $40 is cheaper than other brands, and I don't plan to use it very often to justify investing more. I will see how it goes and if I get enough use out of this over next one year, will go for an expensive model.
I love this. It makes styling my hair so easy. I have curly shoulder length hair and I wait until my hair is 75% dry and section it off to style. If this broke I would have another one before the day was out. I recommend purchasing from Amazon as it is cheaper than anywhere else I've seen.
This product did not work for my long hair. I have long layered curly hair, and felt that the brush tangled my hair and it did not heat up enough. I am a big fan of Conair but this particular product was not for me.
Holy crap do i love this thing. So many compliments on my hair. So freaking easy. Fast as all get out (i use when 80-90% dry). I don't think i can ever go back. My hair: thick, short (ish), borderline wavy
I just bought this item today, after running into it at Target. It was on sale for $40 so I really could not say no. Earlier this week I bought Helen of Troy's hot air brush (doesn't spin) and honestly Conair's is so much better. Not only does it actually spin so that you don't have to feed it your hair, you can change the directions of the spinning brush. It heats up a fair amount, it doesn't get too hot. And you should dry your hair a bit before you use it, it makes it a lot easier and quicker to use.
It took me maybe half an hour to completely style my hair with it, and that was just for my first time. I'm sure time would be cut in half by the time I get used to it. I have very thin hair, that just passes my shoulders, and is naturally curly and fluffy, so to get a nice blow out is always a bonus.
I recommend this product to anyone who blow dries their hair, or just anyone in general.
My hair didn't even knot while I used it, and it has never been so smooth from a blow out.
I hope this helps.
This product has cut my styling time in half -- where normally it takes over an hour to set my (very flat and fine) hair into curlers, this does the same job in roughly 10 minutes, plus it adds extra volume at the roots. You should definitely use it conjunction with a serum/heat protectant -- I've alternated between the Enjoy serum, the Potion No. 9 styling spray, and the Alterna bamboo strand plumping -- the spin brush works well with all of them. Your hair does need to be around 80% dry before you use it -- it's not really a pure hair dryer, more just a styling tool. If you have very short hair (less than chin length) it might not be that effective. Watch some tutorials on YouTube; it might seem a bit awkward at first but it will eventually become second nature.