We tried the Dafni super smoothing heated ceramic hairbrush and basically looked like Kate Middleton

Smooth operator.

09 Apr 2018

PRODUCT:
, the original heated straightening brush, now available in rose gold, £125

THE HYPE:
Spend just a few seconds scrolling through the hypnotic ‘Search’ gallery on Instagram and you’re bound to see one of these. The ceramic heated brush, created by a female engineer after a nightmarish new hairstyle, can be seen smoothing and straightening unruly tresses, seemingly with no snagging and in record time.

REVIEWER:
Jennifer George, freelance Beauty Editor

BEAUTY BIO:
I get crazy excited about new product launches, but day-to-day like a low-key look, and try bold trends for silly selfies at home. My long hair is quite coarse in texture and there’s a lot of it, but (apart from dyed ends that are a little crunchy), is in good health. When I put a bit of time – or a lot of product – into it, it’s my crowning glory. When I don’t, it can be a frizzy mess that I want to shave off.

WHAT I USUALLY LOOK FOR IN A STYLER:
I don’t use straighteners, partly because I’m lazy, but mainly because I don’t favour the poker straight look. I do however, love, rely on and constantly shout about the BaByliss Big Hair. The round brush-cum-dryer and I were introduced about 7 years ago and have been inseparable ever since. It’s a bit fiddly to use (two of my friends gave up on it after scissors had to get involved), but really smooths and adds bounce to my coarse, heavy hair.

DAFNI REVIEW:
This new rose gold (will we ever get bored of it?) version of the Dafni is limited edition, with a percentage of the sale going to domestic and (Sharon Rabi, Dafni’s creator, has collaborated with the charity many times before). The function and results are the same as the original, but I’m a sucker for anything rose gold.

There’s no need to divide and section the hair with this, you just use it like a normal brush, pulling it from root to tip. It slid through seamlessly, with no snagging. I suspect unless you had seriously knotty hair, it would do the same.

Half my hair Dafni-ed, half attacked by April showers

I had roughly blow dried my hair in the before picture, however, the April rain caused the frizz to come back by the time I got to the office. It took less than 90 seconds for the Dafni to undo that. LESS THAN 90 SECONDS! It straightened it too, perhaps a bit more than I like personally. Granted my hair isn’t curly, but it’s still impressive.

THE VERDICT:
If you need a speedy solution to straight hair, look no further. I’d keep it under my desk to smarten things up before a meeting. It wouldn’t replace my bounce-giving hot brush day-to-day (I prefer the volume it gives) but if you are currently spending 10 minutes with hair straighteners every day, definitely give this a try instead.