Let’s make this post quick and to the point. If you’re in the market for a good round brush and have no idea where to start, congratulations, because your search is over. The Ibiza brand round brush is BY FAR the best round brush you can buy and is worth it’s notoriously “lightweight” weight in gold.
I came across this miracle brush way back in 2011, before any of this hair styling obsession of mine existed, before I knew how to even really blow dry my hair halfway decent. Prior to the Ibiza discovery, I had used a round brush in a similar fashion to how most consumers use one: they try using it, get it tangled in their hair, and then stop using it. I believed round brushes were only for salon professionals and the reason they didn’t get it tangled in the hair was because they had a better angle and more than two hands. Great, logical thinking Lauren, I know.
Anyways I got my hair done at a lovely salon in Beverly Hills and noticed my stylist and EVERY stylist there had these cork like handle looking round brushes they were using on their clients for their blowouts. There wasn’t a ceramic round brush in sight, which up until that point I didn’t even know a different type really existed. After my stylist used the cork round brush on me and I experienced literally the best, soft curl voluminous blow out of MY LIFE I had to give the round brush thing another try.
The Ibiza round brush is a boar and nylon bristle mixed brush that gives you such a soft, beautified body hair blow out without frying your hair, in my opinion, like the ceramic brushes can do. For the average consumer, I think a mixed boar bristle brush is such a safer option heat/damage wise and I swear the brush NEVER gets tangled in my hair when I use it on myself. I get soft, beveled ends and as much body and volume at the top of my head that I want. You literally can roll the brush up like a hot or velcro roller to your head and just heat up your hair with a blow dryer, let it cool set and unroll to get the Victoria’s Secret type volume we all envy.
Ugh I could go on and on about this brush but I started this post saying it would be short and sweet. The pricing for this brush is so reasonable, at $40-$50 depending on the size you get, it is a steal considering mine are now 5 years old and still work and look like the day I bought them (see photo). I use the EX3 and B3 series/sizes in case you’re wondering. Not sure there is much difference between the two but I swear I like the black bristled one better LOL. The B series (white brush pictured) bristles are apparently better for blondes, color treated hair and people with fine curly hair, just as an FYI.
There are plenty of YouTube videos showing you how to round brush your hair yourself at home and with some practice and an Ibiza I think you’ll be a round brush “expert” in no time. If you pay attention to all the Instagram famous stylists as well on their videos, you’ll notice if they’re doing a blow dry that this brush is almost always the tool of choice.
Ok, last paragraph and last “argument” of why this is the best brush on the market. You, the non-hairstylist, are never going to be able to duplicate a salon worthy blow dry at home because you are, #obvi, not a hairstylist. You, however, have an opportunity to produce a similar, functional, day to day result because the Ibiza round brush is gentler on your hair and it’s boar bristles don’t get tangled, even for people who have long ass hair. It’s reasonably priced and the best stylists in the world use it. Let me know if you have more questions about this brush and I will answer them! Otherwise, get one already!!