Goody QuikStyle Review

I have pretty long wavy/straight hair – and usually it takes quite a while for my hair to air dry. And recently I’ve been trying to lay off of the heat products just for the sake of keeping my hair from getting irrevocably damaged, plus curling/ironing my hair takes a lot more time than I have these days.

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So when Influenster sent me the Goody Quikstyle paddle brush I was really interested in trying a product that claimed it would not only dry my hair faster, but would also help me style it- without heat. Now I normally will roll and pin my hair in a bath towel after my shower in the hopes that it’ll absorb some of that moisture. The starring feature for the Goody Quikstyle brush is that it has absorbent microfiber bristles that work to absorb about 30% of water in your hair – which makes for even faster styling!

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Not only to the microfiber bristles absorb some of that excess water, but they’re made with an antibacterial microfiber that keeps the brush clean – although you’ll also want to cleanse it regularly, and when you do make sure to tap the back of the brush to rejuvenate the bristles.

I really enjoyed the design of the brush and found that despite it’s bulky appearance it was not only effective in soaking up water from my hair, and even significantly reducing frizz, but it also felt good in my hand. Turns out, this brush was designed to be lightweight, but effective (with rear-screen ventilation) – while avoiding hand fatigue. The bristles seemed flat after a couple uses, so to remove the hair I ran a fine tooth comb between the rows, which removed stray strands and then I rinsed the brush itself, turning it over and tapping the back until the bristles stood at attention again – it was like new!

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The Goody Quikstyle Brush comes in a paddle version – the one I tried, and a convex half-round shape. You can find out more about the brushes here, and if my review hasn’t convinced you that this brush is amazing then please feel free to check out what other Influensters had to say about the Quikstyle brush here! Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions at all about the brush and my experience with it then just drop me a comment below!

*I received the product(s) mentioned in the post in from the Influenster Vox Box in order to facilitate a review. I am not obligated in any way to review the product. All opinions presented here belong to The NYC Talon, and are not influenced in any way.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin Review!

My little sister is a ballerina so buns are a pretty popular hair-style ‘round these parts. Personally, I don’t ever really sport a bun – my hair has always been too slippery to stay in place properly. I’m one of those people who hates to feel like my hair isn’t secure – which is why when my hair isn’t down, I often opt for a good ‘ol fashioned ponytail. However, I was pretty excited to try the Goody Spin Pin that I received in my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox- the pins looked so cool (and spinny – is that even a word?) that the allure of trying it out and attempting to put my hair in a bun was irresistible.

 

What you do is, you brush your hair up into a ponytail, then you curl/twist your hair around itself (or your finger) until you have a bun, then you tuck the tail end of your hair into your bun, holding the bun in place twist one spin pin downward from the top of your bun (you’ll want to actually twist this in, much like twisting a bottle cap close), then take the other pin and twist it upward from the bottom of your bun – that’s it! Viola- a perfect bun! Quick tip here – use a little hairspray before brushing your hair up, it helps tame frizz, fly-aways, and maintains the look longer. However, if my explanation doesn’t cut it, check out this vid here:

 I have to say these spin pins are pretty darn cool – and what’s even better is that even slippery straight hair like mine will stay in! It creates a perfect, sturdy, chic bun – that even ballerina’s like my sister can appreciate! I already went to CVS and bought some for her – they make amazing stocking stuffers too! I’m happy to say that with the help of Goody’s Spin Pin I can actually appreciate the understated simplicity of a bun – its super cute, and totally keeps my hair out of my face! Love it!

The Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin retails at around $7.29 and comes in a light/dark hair variation. For more information check out Goody’s site here!

*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. All opinions presented here belong to The NYC Talon, and are not influenced in ANY way (for more info, please see my PR page).