Did you know that our hair has positive and negative ions? However, activities such as brushing or towel-drying strip your hair of negative ions. When there are only positive ions in the hair, the strands repel each other, resulting in problems such as flyaway, frizz, and static.
This is where ionic hairbrushes can help. They emit ions into your hair to restore the balance of positive and negative ions and make sure your hair is shiny, smooth, frizz-free, and manageable. The negative ions are activated by heat, which is why ionic hairbrushes are powered by electricity.
What does ionic mean?
Everyone's hair is made up of positive and negative ions. Positive ions are those ions that are responsible for frizzy, flyaway and static hair whereas negative ions are what balance the hair so its shiny and manageable. The main problem is the atmosphere we live in encourages positive ions and certainly any moisture in the air will result in that frizzy look that we all try our best to avoid.
What are the benefits that you get from an ionic hairbrush that you don't get from an ordinary hairbrush?
Ionic hair brush benefits:
Seals and smoothens split ends: The negative ions bond with hair to close off broken hair cuticles.
Makes hair softer and shinier: Ionic hair brushes lock in moisture to hair strands. The result is a shiny, soft, and healthier hair that has plenty of sheen.
Minimize heat damage: Ionic hair brushes speed up hair drying time, so you're least likely to end up with burned hair or scalp from a hair dryer.
Eliminate frizz: Again, ionic hairbrushes bring back the lost negative ions to your hair, and so help eliminate frizz and reducing static making hair much more manageable.
Travel-friendly and small: Due to its compact size, you can carry this brush with you everywhere. It's very light in weight, too. Use it anywhere you want, as long as you have batteries. You can easily clean and store the brush.
Very easy to operate: All you have to do is push the power button and your'e ready to roll! Start at the top of the head and work your way down the ends of your hair. Repeat accordingly. Push the power button to turn off when finished.
Ionic hairbrushes are designed with the home stylist in mind, and so they are straightforward and easy to use. They are slender and fit in the hand well for better use and control.
The NewYorker spoke to five hair stylists who shared their techniques and favorite shampoos, sprays, and oils, for getting out knots — and preventing them.
Manenti- one of the hair stylists, takes a high-tech approach to detangling with the Beurer HT10 Ion Brush, which she discovered after working on-set with models who had “big hair, anti-gravity” looks (that were achieved by lots of tangle-inducing backcombing and product use). “I had to upgrade my tools to detangle hair,” she says. “The Beurer detangling brush generates negative ions, which counteract the static charge of the hair, creating smooth, luscious hair.”