Try It Tuesday ~ Amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush

Happy Halloween, y’all! Are you guys ready for the tricks and treats of the evening? We never get trick-or-treaters. Living in the country, I can totally understand that. But, for the twenty years we lived in town, we never got them there, either. We didn’t live in a neighborhood, though, and our road was kind of busy. It wasn’t really convenient for kiddos looking to make a haul. I usually spend this night making an Irish-inspired meal (my heritage is heavily Irish), and honoring the ones who came before me. It’s a night for me to reflect on my ancestors, without whom, I wouldn’t be here. The meal I make is roasted pork loin and colcannon. Nothing fancy, but it tastes amazing.

Nothing fancy actually describes me perfectly. I’m not one to fuss too much with makeup (what??? lol) or my hair. Mostly my hair. I prefer easy, wash-and-go styles. I never blow dry my hair, and I rarely “do” my hair. There isn’t much to do with it, it’s layered and curly haha I have had stylists, over the years, straighten my hair, and I like how it looks, but never had the time or energy to straighten it myself. Holding my arms above my head is excruciating and exhausting. So when I saw this product on Sephora’s website, I was intrigued. The price was $35, so I figured what the heck! Let’s give it a shot.

This brush is the perfect size for me to handle. Basically, you are just supposed to brush your hair, as you normally would. It does say to brush it with a regular hairbrush first, to make sure your hair is tangle free. This is what my hair looks like when I brush it.


Haha that frizz! That is my hair’s natural texture. Nice, huh? Thanks, Hair Gods, for bestowing THAT gift upon me hahahaha This is why, in the majority of my pics, my hair is up in a bun. There is NO taming this monster, without a ton of product. I haven’t really found a product that will tame this mane fully, without making my hair feel gross. So, messy buns it is, after day one of hair washing. Now, I have heard that straightening will help tame frizz, so I was excited to see what would happen.


Ta da! Whoa! What a difference!! Now, it’s not super-duper straight, like one would get with a flat-iron, but I am 100% okay with that. This took TEN minutes, of literally just brushing my hair. Ten minutes, y’all! Keep in mind, this is a mini-sized brush. There is still some frizz, but the reduction is incredible! If I would have used product, I imagine the frizz would have been even less. I still can’t get over the fact that this took ten minutes hahaha I have tried using a flat-iron, and it took me at least 30 minutes, and it didn’t look like it should have looked after that long haha Because there are “bristles” that grab your hair, the risk of scorching your scalp, ear, or neck is minimal.

This product is a winner, in my book! As someone who doesn’t like to fuss much with my hair, I can absolutely handle ten minutes worth of “fussing”, if I will get results like this. And for $35?? This one is a no-brainer, y’all. This would be ideal for young girls who are just learning how to do their own hair. As I said above, the “bristles” keep the heat away from the scalp, neck and ears, so little ones won’t be so prone to burning themselves. This product will be a regular part of my getting ready routine, without a doubt.

So what do y’all think? Have you used a straightening brush before? Do you prefer it over a flat-iron? Lemme know your thoughts, y’all!


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