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Hair Straightening Brush

(26 Posts)
CoolToned Tue 30-Aug-16 00:38:11

Do they work?

Which ones will you recommend?

Currently deciding between Paris Glam and SnowCharm.

frikadela01 Tue 30-Aug-16 01:08:45

Babyliss have recently released one that appears to be getting good reviews.

I'd love one but I'm so sceptical about them.

LillyInTheMoon Tue 30-Aug-16 01:27:17

Watching closely as I've been looking at a few. I have very thick hair so if they work it will make my mornings much easier

MyFriendsCallMeOh Tue 30-Aug-16 01:35:25

Got one for $21 on Amazon (Im in the USA). Works reasonably well, don't think there's much difference between that and the expensive ones (they all heat and brush, right?). It doesn't straighten poker straight like a straightener but makes my hair look blow dried and sleek.

sycamore54321 Tue 30-Aug-16 01:37:13

Could you link please to the Amazon one? I'm in the U.S. also and debating getting one. What is your hair normally like without it (thick or fine, etc)? Thanks.

user1466690252 Tue 30-Aug-16 02:06:31

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MyFriendsCallMeOh Tue 30-Aug-16 02:10:04

It's this one although there are lots cheaper and more expensive, all identical. My hair is medium weight, fairly thick and layered, wavy tending toward frizzy (thank you Texas humidity!) and just below should length. Works well although the buttons are in an awkward place as you tend to switch it off when you hold the brush, need to concentrate on holding it slightly differently. For $20 it's not going to change the world but I'd take it on holiday rather than my straightening iron.

sycamore54321 Tue 30-Aug-16 02:11:44

Thank you! Your hair sounds similar to mine so for a low price, it might well be worth the investment.

ilovecherries Tue 30-Aug-16 11:15:49

I just bought this one. I was very sceptical but I've used it daily since I got it and I'm really liking it. It's not a professional blow dry standard, but it's better than I can achieve. And it takes two minutes to run it through my hair, rather than 30 minutes of contortions and swearing. My hair is a shoulder length bob, with some long layers, has a kink and tends to fizziness if left to its own devices. This morning I washed my hair and just let it air dry while I was getting organised, then ran it through with this just before I left the house, and two people have commented already that my hair looks nice.

Tollygunge Tue 30-Aug-16 11:19:48

Has anyone tried the JML one? Reviews for that looked quite good

Dancergirl Tue 30-Aug-16 12:01:53

Do you use it on wet or dry hair?

MyFriendsCallMeOh Tue 30-Aug-16 13:41:54

Dry hair, it heats like straighteners or a tong, doesn't blow any air.

Dizzybintess Tue 30-Aug-16 13:48:15

I have an acevivi one from Amazon it's amazing

sycamore54321 Wed 31-Aug-16 23:47:53

So I've just ordered an Amaon cheapie one which arrives tomorrow. I have masses of straightish hair which has a tendency to frizz or kink if left to its own devices. I particularly struggle with getting the back part nice and smooth the whole way down. Can someone who uses one talk me through exactly what I should do with this tool?

leccybill Wed 31-Aug-16 23:56:33

I didn't even know such a tool existed.

ilovecherries Thu 01-Sep-16 07:25:14

All I do is let my hair air dry. Spray on a heat protector. Pin up the top half and brush through the bottom half. Let the top down and brush that through section by section. Once all the hair is down, do one final circuit of everything together. 5 minutes or less from start to finish.

Whyarethebestnamestaken Thu 01-Sep-16 07:53:11

Ooh, I have just ordered this, sounds great. I normally dry my hair half dry, especially fringe which goes funny if I leave it and then use Velcro rollers for an hour or so but stye never last that long so am hoping for great things from this brush.

What heat spray are you all using if you don't mind me asking as I have never used anything like that before/

ConkersDontScareSpiders Thu 01-Sep-16 07:57:17

My one is ok. Takes frizz out and straightens but not the extent that straighteners do. My hair is insane however - I have to straighten it even to tie it up in a reasonable looking pony tail-and it certainly enables me to do that and quicker than my ghd's. Still use GHD's if going out somewhere that I want to look better, but a good quick fix for every day I reckon.

NotAsYoungAsIWas Thu 01-Sep-16 07:58:34

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knockknockknockknock Thu 01-Sep-16 08:02:50

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doubleristretto Thu 01-Sep-16 14:52:23

Do they do less damage than straightening? I've only just rehabbed my hair but I'd love to have it all swishy and straight again!

ilovecherries Thu 01-Sep-16 19:08:11

BestNames - I just use a tresemme heat protection spray.

sycamore54321 Mon 05-Sep-16 16:48:33

I received the US Amazon one linked above a few days ago. So far, my verdict is pretty ok. It is quick and easy to use once it heats up (not as fast as my GHDs but not an intolerable wait either). My hair is thick so I definitely need to section it off with clips to have any decent effect - trying to do it without clipping doesn't have much of a result. When I do the under part oft hair first and then the top layer, I get a nice glossy shine and straighter (though not 100% poker straight) finish. I have even used it the next morning with hair I have left air dry overnight, meaning crazy frizz and weird kinks and waves, and it did a passable job.

I am thinking I might keep it in my office for a quick groom each morning when I get in frazzled to work. For a full night out or a wedding, etc, I'd probably prefer the longevity of the GHD straighteners but for an everyday look, I am quite a fan of this. Particularly for the low price.

As you are not clamping down and pulling hard like straightening irons, I am less worried about heat damage. On the other hand, I probably give each section of hair a couple of passes with it, whereas with irons, I'd normally only need one slow, tight pass.

EmpressTomatoKetchup Mon 05-Sep-16 19:26:44

I have an acevivi one too. There are lots of you tube videos if anyone wants to see how they work. Mine dosnt straighten like with a straightener but sort of smooths out the small curls and frizz in to large waves. It also dosnt flatten at the scalp and keeps the natral volume in my hair.

angie1508 Fri 03-Mar-17 11:35:21

get a try karmin smile

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