These hair straightening brushes will save you SO much time in the morning
We review the ones that are worth your money
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / December 04 2018
Have you seen those styling tools floating around that look like a hair brush on steroids? Well, hair straightening brushes are a thing and many people swear by them for straightening their hair - some are even using them in place of their beloved ghd!
The first hair straightener brush actually came on to the scene in about 2015, but it’s really taken off in the last year with more and more hair brands adding their own rendition to the heated hair brush trend. And these brushes are smart. Their goal is to cut your straightening routine in half, give you an at-home blow-dry with minimum effort and not damage your hair in the process. And from what we’ve found, there are definitely ones that have nailed the brief.
This time last year, Amazon in the US saw an increase of 18,000 per cent in searches (no, that’s not a typo!) for the Femjolie Hair Straightening Brush alone! While you can’t buy this exact hair tool here, we’ve hunted around to find you the best hair straightening brush in Australia, with reviews.
So save time, forget fancy techniques and say goodbye to frizz. Go forth and brush your way to straight hair the easy way!
#6 / Hairstyla Straightening Brush
Using ionic technology to keep frizz under control, this ceramic hair straightening brush delivers a beautifully smooth finish and has variable temperature settings that range from 80oC to 230oC. On the Target Australia website, this nifty tool has a five-star rating, with 95 per cent of reviewers saying they’d recommend this product.
The review: “This brush has been an absolute GAME CHANGER for me!! I have long, thick, wavy, FRIZZY nightmare hair. Using a straightening iron takes about an hour as I have to section off little pieces at a time. Using this brush takes me only 5 minutes! It totally eliminates the frizz and smooths and straightens the hair. The effect is that I have just had a straight blow dry. So it’s not poker straight – which is what I prefer anyway. It lasts for days, even after several sweaty gym sessions! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!” booyah, Target customer
#5 / Silver Bullet Hybrid Straightening Brush
Besides getting your frizz under control, you also get to control the temperature with this straightening brush (adjust between 160oC to 210oC). It has an LCD digital display, 360o swivel cord, dual voltage for worldwide usage and ceramic plates with an ionic generator. Basically, it’s got everything you need in a heated brush tool. Seven out of the eight reviewers on Adore Beauty gave this tool a full five stars.
The review: “I wasn't sure how this would be on my hair as I have VERY thick long hair which has been bleached but it works amazingly! This saves sooooo much time in the morning as it brushes and straightens at the same time, legit only takes 10 minutes. Works great to maintain every day frizz but isn’t like flat straightened.” Mya, Adore Beauty customer
#4 / Remington Keratin & Argan Oil Straightening Brush
This may be a budget buy, but it competes with the best of them. Hair-nourishing keratin and argan oil are infused in the ceramic bristles to leave hair smooth, frizz-free and healthy-looking with every brush. You can adjust the temperature to be between 150°C and 230°C and it has a 60-minute automatic safety shut off. Plus, the design features narrow edging so you can get in nice and close to your roots.
The review: “If you don't have time in the morning, this product is really helpful. I find it takes me at least 40 minutes to do my hair with a blow dryer/ normal straightening iron. But with this I'm done in 15 minutes. It's great. I have thick wavy frizzy hair and this works like a charm.” Avi8888, Target Australia customer
#3 / VS Sassoon Intelligent Digital Sensor Hot Air Styler
This tool is the answer to nailing a bouncy blow-dry at home. When we gave it to our Review Crew® to trial, they awarded it five stars. The oval-shaped paddle brush attachment makes quick work of styling hair, delivering a smooth, sleek finish. Plus, it also comes with two rotating brush attachments for adding volume and shape while blow-drying. Like its sister products (there’s also a hair dryer and straightener in the range), this heated hair tool remains at a consistent temperature to prevent hair damage.
The review: “OMG, I've had such good hair days since using the hot air styler. It took awhile for me to get the hang of it but when I did it was so easy to use. The more I use it, the easier it has become. I’m wearing my hair down more often than tied up now because I am able to give my hair body instead of it looking flat and straight. [The] flat brush attachment has replaced my straightener to rid of frizz and [is] taking me half the amount of time to use. I found my hair to be less dry and have more shine. I didn't experience any static as I usually do. I have used less hair product therefore my hair has been washed less because it wasn't as dirty. I recommend this to everyone whether you have short or long hair. As a busy mum you appreciate timing saving styling tools and this one is a keeper.” Benedetta, Beauty Crew member
#2 / Dafni Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
With 51 five-star reviews on Shaver Shop alone, it’s hard not to want to give this tool a go. The top things everyone raves about are how well it works on every hair type (fine, curly, thick, frizzy) and generally just how fast and easy it is to use. Those who can’t be bothered with a traditional hair straightener or who have never master the technique were especially thrilled with this tool. Its curved design allows you to get in close to the roots while the 3D heating element means you can straighten larger sections of hair each time for much speedier styling. It remains at a consistent 185°C from start to finish and because those extra little details count, it also comes with a thermal cover and brush stand.
The review: “I have had a traditional hair straightener for years, but I barely ever used it. The Dafni brush is so much faster and easier to use. I just brush and go! My hair seems much healthier because the brush doesn't get too hot. I have never spent less time on my hair, and yet received more compliments!” Helen, Shaver Shop customer
#1 / Dyson Airwrap™ styler
Dyson took out the top spot in our best hair dryers wrap-up and it’s at it again. Its latest innovation is the Airwrap™, which is the next generation hairbrush straightener. This hot tool, when used with the brush attachments, gives the same effect of a blow-dry without high heats or the effort. It also has interchangeable brush attachments so you can create many looks with the one product (check out our full run-down of this product and all its bells and whistles here). As for its straightening abilities, choose between the Soft and Firm brush heads depending on whether you want a blow-dry effect or sleeker look. Then let this clever tool do the rest: the Airwrap™ uses unique technology that attracts hair to the surface of the brush, then propels air along the strands to mimic a professional blow-dry technique. And all you have to do is brush! Can be used on damp hair.
The reviews: “With three brushes to choose from – a firm smoothing brush, a soft smoothing brush and a round volumising brush – this new device from Dyson will give you a salon-worthy blow-dry in under 20 mins.” Sally Hunwick, marie claire’s Beauty Director
“While the new Dyson Airwrap™ styler may have gotten a bit more attention for its barrel attachments and curling, I was really impressed with the Firm smoothing brush attachment. Over the years I’ve experimented with many hair dryers with brush attachments to try straighten my naturally curly hair, and I’ve found that they typically don’t really give a smooth and sleek result like a straightener would. This attachment (combined with Dyson’s iconic airflow) actually did a great job to smooth my hair, leaving it feeling silky and soft.” Carli Alman, Beauty Crew’s Editor
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Have you used a hair straightening brush before? Did you love it or hate it? Which one do you recommend?
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.