John Frieda 1 1/2 inch Hot Air Brush Review – Ionic Technology

Here is an excellent hair drying and styling product from John Frieda. They are a company that has a good reputation when it comes to hair care products. After you have towel dried your hair this nice hot air brush will allow you to quickly finish drying and styling your hair. It is the perfect companion for getting your hair to look great whether you are at home or on the road.

Quick Overview of this Hot Air Brush Product

Take a fast look at the good and bad things about this model hot air brush:


  • Lightweight Titanium/Ceramic barrel
  • 1 1/2’” barrel brush works on all hair types
  • 2 heat settings and one no heat drying setting
  • Cord swivels nicely for freedom of movement when using it
  • 500-watt drying power


  • Not effective on extremely wet hair
  • The end can get hot when used on the high heat setting

This Hot Air Brush’s Key Characteristics

This hot air brush works great thanks to features such as its ceramic and titanium even heating core. You can style your hair the way you want it done too because of things such as a 2-speed heat selection and the cool blowing setting too.

500 watts of power is more than you will see in most models of hot air brushes. That amount of power will help you easily dry and style your hair quickly as you prepare to leave your home. The John Frieda hot air brush also makes it simple to add volume and curl to your hair as you dry it.

The swivel cord on this hot air brush is also a very nice feature to have when you are styling your hair too. Most cords kind of tug against you as you are moving your arm when doing your hair but that is not the case with this hair brush. Since it swivels it greatly cuts down on the resistance as you move the brush to the different areas of your scalp.

The Best Feature of This Hot Air Brush Model

We really liked the size of the barrel on this model hot air brush. At 1 ½ inches, it just seemed to be the right size to style both long and short hair. Many users of hot air dryers with larger barrels claim that it’s hard to put curls in their hair. That is not a problem with this styling devices 1 ½” barrel brush design.

The same is true for hot air dryers with smaller than 1 ½” barrel sizes. They seem to not be able to dry your hair quickly enough because the 1” barrel brush size does not present enough hair surface area to allow for quick drying. Once again that is not a problem with this styling tools generous sized 1 ½” barrel brush.

Areas That Could Use Improvement with This Product

It’s true this hot air brush is nicely powered thanks to the 500 watts that it can be run at. Despite that, you should not make the mistake of believing that this hot air brush has as much drying power as a 500-watt blow dryer. It’s still recommended that you get your hair 85% dry with a towel in order to maximize this hot air styling devices peak effectiveness.

One other thing that many users noted was the tip on this hot air brush gets a little warm when using it. You definitely want to make a note of this when using it on the highest heat setting. That hot tip on this hair styling tool could definitely cause you to jump if it comes into contact with your body or scalp during use.

Review Summary

John Frieda is definitely a company that designs well thought out hair care products and this hot air brush from them shows that. There is simply much to like about it. It has what we consider to be one of the premier barrel brush sizes at 1 ½ inches and it also is nicely powered at 500 watts. You also definitely can’t overlook the fact that it is very lightweight thanks to its titanium-coated design and it also is very comfortable to use thanks to its highly ergonomic shape.
We definitely recommend you put this great hair styling tool on your list of models to look at closer if you are in the market for a high-quality hot air brush.

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