Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush Review

Product Purchased by IMBB

Hair Type: Long, straight hair

Hello, beauties!

I have purchased a hairstyling tool after a long time with the IMBB Sponsored Scheme. I have straight hair since childhood and I always love to curl them. I have a few curling tools but these days I love soft curls and loose waves, so I picked up this Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush. This brush is perfect if you love big, loose curls. Read on to know more.


Price: INR 1995
Product Description:
Philips Essential Care heated styling brush allows you to easily create soft curls and waves while caring for your hair. Heated 38mm barrel secures long lasting result, and retractable bristles guarantee safe application and perfect style.
⦁ Unique retractable bristles guarantee easy and safe application: just wrap your hair around the brush, rotate the cool tip, and the bristles will be retracted. This unique feature secures safe hair release, and maintains the perfect shape of your curl.
⦁ Protective ceramic coating for better care of your hair.
⦁ 190?C styling temperature secures long lasting result while minimizing risk of hair damage.
⦁ 38mm barrel helps add volume and movement to your hair by creating soft, natural looking curls and waves.


My Experience with Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush:

It comes in a box packaging with all the information, just like other Philips products. Inside the box, there is user manual and 2-year guarantee card which is very common to all electric products. The brush came normally packed in a plastic cover. There is no heat resistant bag or gloves with this, so you have to be careful while carrying and using this brush. But it is a nice compact product that I can easily work with, even without the gloves; thanks to the design.

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This styling brush comes in a 38mm white curling rod form with a base. There is a black strong fibre handle that also has one on/off switch with an indicator LED. This is basically a round comb but with an electric technique. It has some retractable bristles as well. They come out when I turn on the cool tip of the brush. The brush is very easy to use. Also, it has a long swivel cord.


I need to comb my hair first and then I simply wrap my hair around the brush. The bristles help to hold the section of my hair easily. I usually keep it on for around 10-15 seconds and then I turn the tip again to retract the bristles. After that, my hair automatically gets removed from the brush but I just slowly remove my hair and hold it for a few seconds to achieve that perfect curl.


Also, I can use this brush without the bristles, only as a curling rod. Then I wrap my hair on the rod and keep it normally for around a second. Then, I remove my hair. Hence, I can use it in various ways. It is super easy to use and you don’t end up burning yourself. But I always follow up with a heat protecting spray to avoid damage. Whichever way I use, I need to work with a small section of my hair, otherwise I won’t be able to get the perfect results.


The brand claims that this brush can help you achieve big curls and it can help you comb your hair as well. I have extremely straight hair and this brush helps smoothen my hair by making it tangle free. It doesn’t have any keratin coat, it just has a ceramic core. But it still makes my hair smooth and silky. With its normal comb, it makes hair frizz free and provides a smooth, salon-like effect which I really like.


This brush actually helps to achieve those soft big curls with its medium density. I also have thin and limp hair, so I always need volume. And, this brush actually provides me with bouncy volume. If I use it without the bristles, then it provides beautiful big curls and they look so attractive. With the bristles, it provides nice loose waves that look perfect for the casual look. My hair is quite long, so I mostly use it on the lower section of my hair to get that perfect look. The effects are really nice and those soft curls look perfect for daily casual look and even for parties.


My super-straight hair is very difficult to style and mostly the curl doesn’t stay on for long. So I always need to follow up with a fixing spray after I am done styling my hair. Without a fixing spray, my curls stay only for around 3-4 hours and then they turn into waves. The smoothness stays for around 1-2 days nicely on my hair, though. The only problem is that there is no heat setting option, so the high temperature might damage your hair. Yet I have not noticed any hair fall or damage so far. Also, please note that this brush cannot make your hair poker straight.


Overall, I love this multipurpose product that provides big curls, loose waves and smooth hair.
It helps me perk up my boring straight hair and it makes my hair look very attractive. This is a perfect brush for me.


Pros of Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush:

⦁ Decently priced.
⦁ Nice, round comb brush.
⦁ Medium 38mm barrel is good to create soft curls.
⦁ Easy to use.
⦁ Heats up quickly.
⦁ Retractable bristles hold hair easily and prevent hair damage.
⦁ Perfect, long handle.
⦁ Can be used with bristles as well as without bristles.
⦁ Works as a detangling hair smoothening comb.
⦁ Perfectly creates soft curls and loose waves.
⦁ Makes hair smooth and shiny within minutes.
⦁ Keeps hair frizz free.
⦁ Adds some volume and bounce.

Cons of Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush:

⦁ No heat control option.
⦁ High heat might damage your hair.
⦁ Cannot make your hair poker straight.

IMBB Rating: 4.7/5
Will I Recommend Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush?
Yes, you can definitely pick this up if you want shiny hair and nice curls.

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8 thoughts on “Philips HP8630/00 Essential Care Heated Styling Brush Review

  1. Your hair looks so good Chayanti. It is very similar to Philips Air Straightener but this one curls your hair as well. Good review. 🙂

    1. Thank you Shikha di.. You are right, but the Air Straightener only provides a smooth effect to my hair and this one is so pretty. Love it 🙂 🙂

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