The Solano hairbrush completes an arsenal of frizz fighters
The Solano comes in two sizes (44mm and 38mm). I have the 44mm, which is perfect for giving my just-past-shoulder length hair a bouncy wave. Contrary to my first impression, the Solano Plasmium is not any old round brush. First it has a squishy handle that it calls the “Gelgrip.” This soft rubber is really comfortable, purports to reduce wrist fatigue and makes the brush easy to manipulate.
The next thing that puts your Solano above your mother’s hairbrush is that the barrel is made of ceramic tourmaline. This is a material that is used in some hairdryers (including mine, which I’ll come back to in a moment) and is a natural source of negative ions and electricity. The negative ions counterbalance the positive ions that come with frizz. One of things that they do is break down water molecules so that some of them are small enough to enter the hair shaft and your locks retain moisture.
The Solano’s bristles rake through the hair gently, don’t snag or tease the hair. So along with ionic effect of the tourmaline, this brush helps counteract frizz. In this, it is greatly helped by my Sedu Revolution hairdryer. As I mentioned en passant, my hairdryer is also made from tourmaline. As well as helping the hair retain moisture on not get fried and frazzled, tourmaline’s negative ions help break down the water molecules and the hair dries much faster. My Sedu dries my hair in about half the time of my other dryer.
The fight against frizz is also helped by a dropper of Yarok’s Feed Your Shine Serum Drops. A simple formula of natural oils that I find works best on damp hair pre-styling.
All of which means that while I can’t claim to have Eva Longoria’s sleek coif, I no longer look like Janice Joplin at the end of a concert.