A Brush That Straightens Hair – The Best Hair Straightening Brush For All Hair Types

By Kate Hendricks | Indoor Living

Feb 25
AsaVea Straightening Brush

The hair straightening brush has become as popular as flat irons when it comes to getting straight hair. Whether you are trying to tame unruly locks, or you prefer poker straight hair, a brush that straightens hair is now an affordable reality. Check out our straightening brush reviews to help you pick the best brush for your hair.

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Straightening Brush Reviews

1. MiroPure 2 in 1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush

Main Features

  • Metal ceramic heater
  • 60 second heat up time
  • 16 variable heat settings
  • Highest temperature of 450 ℉
  • Automatically shuts off after 60 minutes
  • Temperature lock
  • Voltage of 120V, 60Hz
  • Heat resistant glove

The straightening brush from MiroPure is a popular choice with all the features packed in to ensure a frizz free day. In particular, the anti-static technology helps to reduce any small strands of flyaway hair.  The variable temperature settings will ensure you can set the heat according to your hair type. The ability to lock in the temperature makes sure that you don’t accidentally adjust the heat during styling.


2. GLAMFIELDS Electrical Heated Brush Irons


Main Features

  • Metal ceramic heater
  • 30 second heat up time
  • 12 heat settings from 250°F to 450°F
  • Automatic shut off after 30 minutes
  • Voltage 120-240V
  • Includes heat resistant glove, comb and cloth bag


3. One-Step Hair Dryer & Straightener

Main Features

  • Hair dryer and straightener in one appliance
  • 2 heat settings and cool setting
  • 1100 watt dryer
  • Ionic technology
  • Paddle design

This 2 in 1 appliance from One-Step works quite differently from the other electric brushes in this guide. Instead of just being a straightener, it is also a hair dryer. It works by blowing air through the brush while you straighten your hair. Only needing to use one appliance instead of 2 is not only a bonus in terms of time and storage, but also in protecting your hair from excessive heat.

The ionic technology helps to produce smooth hair by locking in the moisture to the hair shaft.  By brushing your hair as you dry it you are also reducing the risk of tangles that can be tricky to get out, and potentially damaging to your hair.

Thankfully, despite being two appliances in one it is not excessively heavy and has been ergonomically designed to ensure it remains easy to hold and style your hair.



4. DAFNI go Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

Main Features

  • Maintains a constant 365˚F heat
  • Ceramic coating
  • Heat resistant travel bag
  • Universal voltage
  • 3 year warranty

You may recognise DAFNI as the original straightening brush brand, launched back in 2015 when flat irons were the only way of straightening hair. DAFNI recognised the need to provide an alternative to plated irons and set about developing straighteners in brush form. The result was an incredibly well received product with claims of styling hair ‘7 times faster than traditional flat irons’.

Unlike many other electric brush straighteners, the DAFNI works at a constant temperature of 365˚F rather than providing variable heats.

The universal voltage is fantastic for those that like to travel abroad, especially as it also comes with a heat resistant travel bag.



5. Head Kandy Straightening Brush 2.0

Main Features
  • Tourmaline infused ceramic plating
  • Universal voltage (110V-240V)
  • Anti-snag designed bristles
  • Swivel cord
  • Maximum temperature of 450˚F
  • Temperature lock
  • Auto shut off after 60 minutes

6. AsaVea Professional Hair Straightening Brush

Main Features

  • Built in mirror
  • 360° Anti-Scald Bristles
  • 60 second heat up time
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Ionic technology
  • 360° swivel cord
  • Universal voltage
  • Automatic shut off

AsaVea are another popular brand in the world of straighteners. They frequently release new versions of brushes, each time improving the technology and design.

The AsaVea Professional is one of their latest models that offers a really fast heat up time (just one minute), as well as 3 temperature settings according to your hair type;

Thick, curly, coarse – 400°F

Normal, medium, wavy – 320°F

Fine, thin – 250°F

What really sets this AsaVea apart from the competition are the 67 anti-scaled bristles that enable you to get the heat closer to your roots without burning your scalp.



Top Tips For Using Your Straightening Brush

  1. Use the correct temperature for your hair type. For fine, colored or damaged hair use a low temperature. For thicker, coarse and curly hair, turn the heat up.
  2. Use a heat protectant on your hair before using straighteners (and any heat appliances) on your hair.
  3. Separate your hair into sections using hair bands or hair clips. This is more important for thick hair to ensure you get to the strands underneath.
  4. Don’t use it every day. This goes for all heated hair appliances – try to give your hair a break a few times a week, especially if you have fragile hair.
  5. Keep your straightening brush clean. At least once a week clean your brush by removing any hair strands that have got caught up between the bristles. If they are difficult to remove you can use a comb or another brush to get them out. You might need to lightly clean the brush using a damp cloth, especially if you use heat protectant. The gradual build up will begin to effect the effectiveness of the brush over time. Don’t ever submerge the brush in water.
  6. Make sure your hair is dry before straightening. Unless specifically stated, heated straightening brushes are not intended for wet or damp hair. Not only would it be dangerous to use on wet hair, you could potentially damage your hair.
  7. Use a heat protectant glove. Some electric brushes come with gloves to help protect your hands from any accidental burns. If it doesn’t, they are easy enough to buy alongside your brush.