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Top 7 Best Hair Brush Straightener Reviews

Your guide to this review is Lisa Fitzgerald

Hair Brush Straighteners

 

Top 7 Best Hair Brush Straightener Reviews for May, 2022 – With Buying Guide

The Groom+Style review team untangle the mysteries of straight hair, and line up a list of the best hair straightening brushes for you!

Why do we always want what we can’t have?

Many women with straight hair fantasize about having lavish curls. Similarly, women with curly or wavy hair would give almost anything to have sleek, shiny, straight hair.

Curling straight hair is relatively easy; perms and curling irons have been around for several years. Those with wavy hair that doesn’t relax even after blow drying, endure more tortuous methods to change the look of their locks. Hair relaxer (straightener) products and hair dryers released over the years have often been hit or miss with many users.

Only recently have hair brush straighteners, like hot combs and modern flat irons, become more reliable and safer to use on a regular basis.

hair brush straightener top 7 products
The best hair brush straighteners available, for thin, normal or thick hair – the Groom+Style team tested them all. If you are confused about which product is right for you, then contact us directly on email or via the comment section below to ask our team’s advice.

 

Please find our detailed analysis, buying guide and test results of all the best hair brush straighteners after the summary table.

IMAGE PRODUCT
  • Very Effective & Efficient Design
  • Quick Heating & Large Temp Range
  • Fully Featured
  • Heat settings: 12, from 250° to 450°, 40 seconds to 450°
  • Auto heat lock, 30 minute auto shutoff
  • LED temperature display, dual voltage (110V/220V)
#1 CHOICE ALL HAIR TYPES
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  • Large Head & Curved Base
  • Quick Heating & Large Temp Range
  • Fully Featured
  • Heat settings: 12, from 250° to 450°, 60 seconds to 450°
  • Auto heat lock, 30 minute auto shutoff
  • LED temperature display, dual voltage (110V/220V)
#1 CHOICE FOR THICK HAIR
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  • Lower Temp Range for Sensitive Hair
  • Reduced Frizz & Split Ends
  • Fully Featured
  • Heat settings: 16, from 170° to 450°, 60 seconds to 450°
  • Auto heat lock, 60 minute auto shutoff
  • LED temperature display, dual voltage (110V/220V)
#1 CHOICE FOR THIN HAIR
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  • Hair Dryer & Brush
  • Straighten, Add Volume & Shine
  • Reasonably Priced
  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Tangle Free Bristles
  • Cold Shot Button
BEST FOR VOLUME & SHINE
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– if you are curious about our choices from previous years then continue reading.

 

FemJolie Electric Hair Straightening Brush

FemJolie Hair Straightening Brush Best for Beauty Styling (with Glove & Vanity Pouch) 3 in 1 Professional 40W Digital Electric Straightening Comb - Premium Heated Ceramic Straightener, White

Note: Sorry this brush is currently out of stock on Amazon – we are checking to see what the problem is. Until then please check out our #2 choice.

This is the review team’s choice for the best hair brush straightener on the market, because of its convenience and flexibility.

The FemJolie flat straightening brush is convenient because of its lightweight, less than one pound. It’s extremely flexible because it allows you to select temperatures as low as 176° (too low for most users, but not bad for a brief touch-up) and as high as 450° (the right setting for those with very thick hair) in increments of 9°. The brush auto-locks at your selected temperature so you can’t burn your hair by mistake and so it automatically heats to the right temperature every time you use it; you can easily override the auto-lock if you choose.

The ceramic plate on the FemJolie heats in just a minute or two, and the silicone tips on the bristles are quite comfortable on the scalp and gentle as they detangle, straighten and de-frizz. It’s important to note that this straightening brush is only designed to work on clean, dry hair; you won’t see the results you expect if you use it right after jumping out of the shower, and because it’s a flat brush it won’t add volume to your hair the way a barrel model would.

Several other smart features impressed Groom+Style reviewers: there is an LED temperature indicator and an auto-shutoff function, the six-foot power cord swivels 360° to make the brush easy to use, and a glove is included to protect your hand against the straightener’s heat.

At a very reasonable price, the FemJolie is a great choice for straightening nearly any type of hair quickly and effectively and is easy to tuck into a bag or suitcase for use on the road.

Features of the FemJolie Electric Hair Straightening Brush:

  • Numerous heat settings from 176°-450°
  • Auto heat-lock and auto shutoff
  • LED temperature display, dual voltage (110V/220 V)
  • Ceramic plate, silicone-tipped bristles, negative ion function

Check FemJolie Electric Hair Brush Straightener Price on Amazon

 

Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal Hair Straightener

Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal HS
You need to have a blow dryer for this straightener. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

*Currently this hair straightener is out of stock. We encourage you instead to take a look at one of the other excellent choices listed on this review page*

The Scalpmaster straightener looks like a flat iron but has two brushes mounted on the plates. The way you use this straightener is straightforward; you heat the hair by aiming a dryer into the vents on the back and pull the appliance through your hair. The short nylon bristles detangle and straighten the hair as you pull.

The Scalpmaster can be used without heat to detangle thick hair and is more effective on long, thick or frizzy hair (particularly African-American hair) than most of the other options the Groom+Style team has investigated. It is relatively inexpensive, and once you get the hang of using it, it’s quite effective in straightening hair.

An inexpensive option that is very effective on thick hair.

Features of the Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal Hair Straightener:

  • Tough nylon bristles
  • Ergonomically-designed
  • No power needed

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Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush
Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Brush. Click on the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

The Babybliss is a rotating hair brush straightener, similar to Revlon Perfect Heat, however, it is made from titanium instead of ceramic and is more expensive. This model has three heat settings, but it does not have a cold shot button. Some believe the titanium makes a difference in the way their hair feels but the team doesn’t see it; we think the performance is virtually identical to the Revlon Perfect Heat.

Features of the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush:

  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Tangle Free Bristles
  • Multi-Directional Buttons
  • 2 inch Brush
  • 2 in 1 – hair dryer and brush

Check Babyliss Pro Nano Price On Amazon

 

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  • Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lisa spent her days writing for a local newspaper in the early parts of her career. That writing aptitude came in handy when G+S expanded from just fashion to home luxury. Lisa and her wife have too many dogs to count, and when she isn’t at work, Lisa continues her musical ambitions as she masters the piano and bass.

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Milnishu
Milnishu
1 year ago

My hair is curly and thin. How can i made my hair thick and straight.

susan
susan
1 year ago

Looking for suggestion on small straightener that adds volume and can be used on wet hair suitable for travel. Currently own Revlon 1 step that you rate as #5. Although it does give nice result and is affordable, is very hot on high setting and heavy and bulky to use…takes up so much room in suitcase. Thanks in advance.

Bdddd
Bdddd
1 year ago

Nice

Robin
Robin
1 year ago

My hair is very curly but fine. What would you suggest?

Elvira
Elvira
2 years ago

Hi,
What would reccomend for very thick, cury hair. I have lots of hair!
I dont want frizz and would like my hair protected from getting damaged/split ends. The length of my hair is past my shoulders.
Thank you for your advice.

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Groom+Style
2 years ago
Reply to  Elvira

Hi Elvira, Thanks for the question. Have you considered a flat iron for your hair? Maybe the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Straightening Iron or FHI Heat Platform Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron would work well? You can read more in our review here -> https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-hair/top-5-best-flat-iron-hair-straighteners/ A good compromise for your hair (if you definitely wanted a hair brush straightener) would be the InStyler Max Wet to Dry 2-Way Rotating Iron. You might also want to consider a thermal protection spray, like for example this one on Amazon -> https://geni.us/thermalhairspray You can read a bit more about the pros and cons… Read more »

Chandra
Chandra
2 years ago

In your intro you mention that tourmaline or titanium are best for course, thick, wavy hair, but both of your top two choices are ceramic and I don’t see any in your list in the top that are tourmaline or titanium? So what to prioritize? My hair is long (to middle of my back), course, and stubbornly and irregularly wavy (can’t be styled in an attractive wavy style as it’s just big and inconsistent). I’ve relaxed my hair in the past and it gets super straight and smooth, which is great, but then is hard to turn the ends under… Read more »

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Groom+Style
2 years ago
Reply to  Chandra

Hi Chandra, Thanks very much for your question. We have updated the section regarding ceramic, tourmaline and titanium plates which will hopefully make things clearer for readers. In regards to your question – if you have found a titanium flat iron does not meet your needs and think a hair brush straightener is the best bet for your stubborn hair then we would suggest the InStyler Max Wet to Dry 2-Way Rotating Iron (titanium) or Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer (Ceramic Tourmaline). I would probably lean towards the Instyler… Hope this helps, and do let me know if you… Read more »

Cece
Cece
2 years ago

I’ve seen the Head Kandy advertised and read rave reviews on social media. Your thoughts?

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Groom+Style
2 years ago
Reply to  Cece

Hi Cece,

Thanks for the question. The Head Kandy (which we have not tried) looks very similar to the MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush (maybe it is just a rebranded version?).

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Courtney
Courtney
2 years ago

Thank you for these reviews/ratings. I have been meaning to buy one of these for a while but didn’t know where to start because there are SO many now. Ended up buying the instyler (I have long, curly hair,) and enjoy having my ends curled/ more volume in my blowouts. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks again!

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Groom+Style
2 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Hey Courtney,

Glad you found the guide helpful, hope you enjoy the Instyler…

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago

Any thoughts on the Le Vite Straightening Brush?

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for your comment on Groom+Style.

Unfortunately, we have not tried the Le Vite Straightening Brush, but it looks very similar to the our number 3 choice the MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush, which we love!

Do let us know how it works for you, if you buy it!

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Caroline Zammit
Caroline Zammit
3 years ago

Hi do you have any views / recommendations on cordless or portable hot air brushes? I just bought a rotating hot air brush and love it as its easy to straighten and defrizz my hair while adding a bit of volume (I use it on slightly damp hair) but it’s just too big to carry. I am looking for an easy to carry hot brush that I can pop in my gym bag to help me finish off styling my hair after I rough dry my hair with the hairdryer at the gym. Thank you.

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Groom+Style
3 years ago

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for the great question about portable or mini hot air brushes. We have personally not tried either of the models listed below but after doing some research it appears the 2 options below have the best/most consistent online reviews.

When folded this one is about 5 inches in length.
Menoqui, Travel Hot Folding Ceramic/MCH hot hair brush straightener -> link to product on Amazon -> https://geni.us/foldable_hair_brush

Helen of Troy 3/4 inch Hot Air Brush Styler -> link to product on Amazon -> https://geni.us/portable_hotair_brush

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Charlotte
Charlotte
3 years ago

can the Glamfields brush be used on wet hair?

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3 years ago
Reply to  Charlotte

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for the great question. There is a real risk of damaging your hair if you use a flat iron or hairbrush straightening tool on wet hair (or even damp hair if you have thin hair and are not extremely careful). The quick application of heat on wet hair brings the water within the hair follicle to a quick boil, the bubbles are then pushed out resulting in split ends and cracks in the hair. At the same time, essential vitamins and minerals are forced out which further adds to the problem, reducing the hairs natural elasticity which… Read more »

Rachel
Rachel
3 years ago

Hi Groom and Style! I have fine, thin curly hair and live in India so it’s pretty humid. Which would you recommend between the Glamfields and the MicoPure?
I live in India so it’s pretty humid but don’t plan to use the brush on a regular basis. Also needs to work well at 220 v.
Thanks for the help!

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

Hi Rachael,

Thanks for the question. I would focus on the MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush – the fact that you have fine and thin hair will mean that you will want to start on the lowest temperature possible to avoid hair damage. The lowest temp setting of 170° is definitely an advantage in this case versus the Glamfield’s lowest temp of 250°.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Check your MiroPure link. The 16-temp version seems to be incorrect…

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hiya,

Thanks for keeping us on our toes…the link has been corrected -> https://geni.us/micropure

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Hayley
Hayley
3 years ago

Hi my daughter is 10 she has long thick wavy hair!
I was wanting to get her one of these brush straighteners!
Are the safer to use than a ghd?
Which one would you recommend for her

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Hayley

Hi Hayley, Thanks for the question. If your daughter is keen to straighten her hair, then I would suggest taking things slow and erring on the side of caution to avoid any potential damage to her hair. How you care for her hair is probably just as important as whether you go for a hairbrush straightener or a flat iron. I have listed some hair care tips below which will hopefully help you and your daughter. A flat iron like the GHD products or a hair straightening brush will both do the job but there are slight differences in the… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Could you please give a comparison between dafni and babyliss straightening brushes? I’m absolutely torn between both.
Thanks!

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi, Thanks for the question. The Dafni is a “paddle” or “flat brush” type of hair brush straightener, while the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium is a “barrel” or rotating hair brush straighteners. In general, the “paddle” design is best if you are just after a brush to straighten your hair and the “barrel” design is best if you want to add some volume & shine, curl and style your hair (or have “very” long hair). Other key differences that are likely to be relevant are: Dafni -> great for medium to thin hair (only 1 temp of 365°), works great to… Read more »

Hannah
Hannah
3 years ago

Hello,
Your article is great but I’m not positive which one to choose. I like the first one. I have hair about 2 inches past my shoulders, medium thickness, curly/frizzy, and tangles really easily. I want smooth, straight, shiny hair but still some body / fullness in it. My hair when it’s curly has a lot of volume.
I saw the John Freda round brush also and wanted your thoughts on it. Price is almost the same, but I’m terrible at using a round brush lol. Great article! Thank you!

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Hannah

Hey Hannah, Thanks for the great question. It does sound like you could benefit from a round/rotating style hairbrush straightener like the Revlon Perfect Heat 2 Inch or the John Freda (which we have not tried). The extra bristles will help with the detangling and the round brush/design will create the body/fullness you are after. I can highly recommend the Revlon Perfect Heat but if you wanted to save a few dollars then I am sure the John Freda would do a great job as well. If you want to read more about the John Freda then you can read… Read more »

Shreya
Shreya
3 years ago

Hi groom+style
I came across your article while searching for good hair straightener brushes. It is helpful but I’m really confused which product should I go with I have really thin fine hair.
I’m searching for the product which won’t do much of a damage in future.

Thanks,
Shreya

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Shreya

Hi Shreya, Thanks very much for the question. First of all, let me say that you are looking at the correct product range. Some people with thin hair buy flat iron straighteners which are not ideal for thin hair, unless you are very careful. You can read more about the differences and some tips on how to use hair brush straighteners in our article linked below. https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-hair/hair-straighteners-buying-user-guide-flat-iron-or-brush-what-is-best-for-your-hair/ In summary, you will want to buy a hair brush straightener that has a lower temp range, from about 250-300° (any temps higher than that and you are likely to damage your hair… Read more »

Deepti
Deepti
3 years ago

Hi groomandstyle, I came across your article while researching for the hair brush straightener and since I have thick and frizzy hair, I thought of going ahead with your No.1 recommendation – glamfields. I got directed to the amazon link below from your article (which is strangely not getting directed anymore) and is exorbitantly priced at $294: https://www.amazon.com.au/Straightener-GLAMFIELDS-Electrical-Straightening-Temperature/dp/B07DYNKCZ9/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530155395&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=glamfields+hair+brush+straightener&dpPl=1&dpID=515Nx4vGSUL&ref=plSrch And at a later point I happened to visit the glamfields website and got directed to the amazon link below, and it’s just priced at a mere $35: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07DFX67NT/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3L2W1AP6BSHXS&psc=1 And in the glamfields website also the same product is priced at $35.… Read more »

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Deepti

Hi Deepti, Thanks for your question on Groom+Style. We try our best with the links to redirect people to the best Amazon store based on their location. For the 2 link examples, you have provided the first one goes to Amazon Australian store and the second one goes to the U.S store. The best approach might be for you to go to the correct Amazon store first and do a search for the product. I do hear that Amazon Australia has just opened and that some of the prices are quite high…. I am not sure what is best for… Read more »

Sreena
Sreena
3 years ago

Hi, can u please say about Krea?Will b really helpful. Great article

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Groom+Style
3 years ago
Reply to  Sreena

Hi Sreena,

Thanks for the question.

The Krea hair brush straightener looks like a rebranded version (Indian market specific) of our #3 choice the MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush. So although we have not tested the Krea specifically it does look like a fully featured and effective product.

Sorry, we could not be more specific, and we hope that information helps a little bit.

If you want to do some more research then please follow the link below, it will take you to the Krea on the Amazon.in website -> http://geni.us/krea

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Nicky Ellis
Nicky Ellis
4 years ago

I also use InStyler and haven’t encountered any problems so far. By the way, great article! 🙂

Vickie
Vickie
4 years ago

I have the heated brush and Instyler. I find that I use the heated brush more only because it is easier and quick as a bed hair controller. The Instyler does need to be handled with care a little more as the barrel is hot but I got a safety cage with mine until I was confident. The Instyler is effective when I am starting from a mass of curles and I want straight. I never use any on wet hair I think that is asking for trouble. I don’t know that one is any better than the other just… Read more »

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Groom+Style
4 years ago
Reply to  Vickie

Hi Vickie,

Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Lisa

Tracey Smith
Tracey Smith
4 years ago

I also disagree, I have used Instyler for years without fail or any burns. Never tangled and I have thick course hair.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Disagree with you Cat D. I find the InStyler fabulous. It gives me full, sexy hair every time. You just have to know how to use it properly.

Cat D
Cat D
5 years ago

I would never recommend the InStyler to anyone! In fact, I think it’s positively dangerous and can’t believe that it hasn’t really changed since it first came out. It’s incredibly easy to burn yourself with this thing. There’s no protection at all from the hot barrel. Unless you have very thin hair or a personal stylist, this takes a long time to get to its claimed result of wet hair to styled hair. It takes much longer to use this on wet hair than the hot air brushes, like the Revlon you reviewed. The InStyler gets tangled in the hair… Read more »

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