The Nanothermic Brush by Olivia Garden is a unique high-quality brush which implements the latest ceramic, tourmaline ion and nano-silver technology for the ultimate hair styling experience.
The nanothermic round brush line is now the only ceramic round brush I use on my clients. When combined with a quality turbo/ionic hairdryer, I have a very efficient and effective styling/drying time with all my clients. The handle and centered weight distribution is great for control and much more ergonomic to use than any other round brush I've used. Plus, the added textured bristles help smooth the hair so I VERY rarely go back in with a flat iron. ***CONSUMER BEWARE: Now, as much as I LOVE these brushes for myself and other stylists, I only recommend the brush for my clients after I've properly taught them how to hold and manipulate the brush (see product suggestions)
While this brush is very good it is also very dangerous. The top of the brush bows out and is plated in fake gold. This plating heats up within a minute of dryer and becomes very hot. When trying to brush hair underneath by the neck it brushes against the neck (barely) and burns. The burn so fast has lasted 4 days. Do not buy unless they fix the top.
I generally need to replace my round brushes once every 1 to 2 years. My hair is waist length, thick, wavy, and frizzy. For everyone who is having problems with their hair wrapping around the handle? You're taking too wide of a section. Maybe their XL line would work better for you. I use my XL brush on days when I'm in a hurry.
Most days I prefer these beauties. They keep my hair soft and silky smooth for a week between shampoos. I let my hair air dry to about 80% before I apply products (just heat protectant before and argan oil after use) and I've never experienced any of these problems.
If you're trying to do a blowout on dripping wet hair, any brush is going to fight back. Remove the concentrator from your dryer and rough dry until your hair at least 70%+ dry, if you can't let it dry naturally while you do your make up, iron, have a cup of coffee...
Honestly? I usually shower at night and then braid my damp (not sipping wet) hair. It's ready for products and a quick blowout in the morning.
Mid-week, I sometimes do a quick blowout of just the top section if my hair to bring back some bounce and volume, it takes 5min and you don't even need to wet the hair.
I'm a lifer when it comes to this brand.
My hairdresser has been using these Nanothermic Brushes by Olivia Garden for years so I started buying them as well and I am so thankful that Ulta carries them in stock. Recently I bought the 2 3/4" size as my hair is getting longer (just below shoulder length) and my smaller ones we're great when my hair was shorter. When blow drying my hair I absolutely love the way these Nanothermic Brushes leave your hair smooth and silky, no frizzing effects at all. I fought that for too long. I also use Olaplex Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave in Conditioner which all 3 products leaves my hair shiny, frizz free, and healthy. Thank you Nanothermic for your amazing brushes, I love them and highly recommend them!
So I do enjoy using this brush. It does create some nice big curls at the end of my hair. But I don't think the price matches the material. The brush is very light, there is no weight to the brush. The bristles do get bent. The handle is silicone. It creates beautiful work, but I don't think the price matches the quality.
This brush is amazing! It's large and handles easily. It leaves my hair static free. And looks great! I love it!!
I am no stranger to round brushes. I know to use them when my hair is 50% dry. This brush has the most sharp bristles I have ever felt. It is like someone just cut them and in turn, they are cutting me. Buyer beware is all I can say.