As a hair brush, this is fine. It is pleasant to use though rather big and heavy (I've removed it from my handbag). When you turn on the ions on the brush, there's a spooky green light and a 'swishing' sound, but - that's it really. My hair looked nice and shiny, but not exceptionally. I brushed one side of my hair without the ions on and the other with, and unfortunately nobody at work could tell the difference! My hair is chin-length so perhaps for someone with longer locks it would work better.