Best Products February 6, 2023

Best Products




Straighter, smoother hair has never been this easy.

Call us crazy, but straighteners and hot hair tools could use an upgrade. Don't you just wish that straightening your hair were as easy and mundane as, well ... brushing your hair?

Well, now it is, thanks to the innovative hair straightening brushes that are popping up. Some of you may be skeptical about gliding a hot brush through your hair, but trust us — once you try one of these brushes out, you'll break up with your flat irons, hair dryers, and curling irons for good.

What is a Hair Straightening Brush?

According to hairstylist Jenna Spino of Maxine Salon, a hair straightening brush is a heated brush, similar to a blow dry brush but it’s used on dry hair to smooth and works more like a flat iron than a blow dryer. Although hair straightening brushes won’t give you the sleek look of a flat iron, they’re excellent for smoothing out your hair and frizz. She says they couldn’t be easier to use because you’re just brushing your hair in smaller sections to get a nice blowout effect minus any real effort.

What to Consider

Here, Spino breaks down the key factors to look out for when shopping for hair straightening brushes:


Ideally, your hair straightening brush sports a digital temperature control. Hot tools can safely go up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit without damaging your tresses, but you don't have to crank up the heat that high unless you have thick, curly, or coily hair. Spino advises those with straight, wavy, and fine hair to lower the temperature to create beautiful smooth hair, minus the potential heat damage.


Like with all haircare and styling products, different hair types will require heat settings and brush sizes. “Fine hair should be set to a lower heat setting than someone with thicker or curlier hair. Hair that is dense will need a bigger brush. If your hair needs more smoothing, look for a brush with bristles that can get close to the root,” explains Spino.


Speaking of bristles, make sure the bristles are securely planted to the brush to avoid unnecessary pulling and damage. Spino suggests using hair straightening brushes with ceramic coating to avoid snagging your hair.

You should also pick the right size brush for your styling needs. The Chicago-based hairstylist says smaller hair straightening brushes, including InStyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush, target frizz-prone areas around the hairline or for finer hair types. Anyone with long or thicker hair can use medium-to-large hair straightening brushes, such as Conair INFINITIPRO Diamond-Infused Ceramic Smoothing Hot Brush and Revlon Salon One Step XL Straightening Heated Hair Brush.


Dealing with frizzy hair? Spino says ionic technology, found in the Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush, is your new BFF for reducing frizz. The only caveat: If you don't have frizzy hair and use any hot tool equipped with ionic tech you'll actually create frizzy hair. Don't worry: MiroPure Enhanced Hair Straightener Brush does not have ionic technology.

How We Chose

Our former beauty editor, Jennifer Hussein, personally tested each hair straightening brush on this list for hours on end, and swears these are the tried-and-true best hair straightening brushes on the market. For added reassurance, our current beauty editor, Nicole Saunders, consulted Spino for her honest feedback on each of these hair straightening brushes.


amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0



  • Costs less than $100
  • Leaves your hair shiny and moisturized


  • Reviewers with fine hair don't love it

The newest version of Amika’s much-loved straightening brush features iRed beam technology that gives you smoother hair faster. No wonder our former beauty boldly considers it her all-time favorite hair straightening brush. “If there were only one hair product I could use for the rest of my life, it would be this styling brush from Amika,” says Hussein.

She loves this hair straightneing brush for styling her thick hair so much that she penned a solo Amika review. In her review, she writes, “It’ll smooth out all of the kinks in your strands, without the usual fuss of most straighteners. Be warned: Once you try this brush, you’re going to break up with your straightener for good.”

Spino notes ceramic bristles help the brush glide through the hair without snagging, and a digital panel controls the temperature, and a long cord help make your life easier. It also has a negative ion projector that locks in moisture, giving you straight, shiny, and frizz-free hair without drying it out.


Rating 4-star average from nearly 200 Sephora reviews


InStyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush


  • Travel-friendly
  • Sports a digital dial


  • The full-sized version is sold out

Hussein actually tested the full-sized InStyler straightening brush, but that version is sold out across the board. Luckily, the brand created this travel-friendly hair straightening brush.

The InStyler is a solid option for less than $50 for the full-size model and less than$35 for the travel-friendly option. Notably, the mini's brush bristles are surrounded by 45 ceramic plates for more consistent coverage, and it has a digital display with several heat settings.

“Although much cheaper, it’s not lacking. This brush has ceramic plates that evenly distribute heat and even a digital temperature control to set your perfect temperature,” adds Spino.


Rating 4.2-star average from nearly 1,400 Amazon reviews


Remington Pro 2-in-1 Heated Straightening Brush


  • Comes with a storage bag
  • Includes 3 heat settings


  • Skip if you have short or fine hair

Hussein has thick hair and promises her mane finally met its match with the wide, ceramic-coated bristles. And she's not the only one — dozens of online reviewers love it for styling their thick hair. "This really did an excellent job at straightening my hair with little flyaways or damage!! I am glad I bought it," says one Amazon reviewer with thick curly hair.

Along with straightening hair, this Remington brush helps tame frizz with an anti-static coating and an ion generator.


Rating 3.9-star average from nearly 500 Amazon reviews


Revlon Salon One Step XL Straightening Heated Hair Brush


  • Long paddle speeds up drying time
  • Great at detangling


  • A bit challenging to touch up your baby hairs

You'll forget all about your straightener once you have this all-in-one brush from Revlon. The ceramic bristles straighten and detangle in less time, and it has 10 different heat options that go up to 430 degrees. Although the max temperature a hot tool can get up to is 450 degrees Fahrenheit, 430 is still relatively impressive and helpful for thicker and coarser hair textures.

Plus, its extra-long brush makes gliding through long hair simple and easy. “Absolutely love this hair straightening brush! Wish I would’ve bought it years ago! I have thick, long, wavy hair that gets frizzy. Literally, about 5 minutes of brushing, and my hair is straight, smooth, and silky! Don’t think I’ll use my flat iron ever again,” says one 5-star Amazon review.


Rating 4.2-star average from nearly 5000 Amazon reviews


TYMO Hair Straightener Comb


  • Only takes 20 seconds to fully heat up
  • Reviewers agree it leaves their hair shiny and silky


  • Since it gets very hot some reviewers feel most comfy using the included glove

Hussein didn't test this hair straightening brush, but Saunders has noticed this one popping up on her TikTok For You Page quite often. (TikToks featuring the brand have amassed nearly 100 million videos.)

Thousands of Amazon reviewers also can't get enough of this impressive device. To quote one 5-star review, "I could not believe how well it straightens my hair. I can get it completely flat. It looks and feels amazing and only took me about 10 minutes. It is so easy to use."

Plus, we love that it sports a 30-minute automatic shutoff and only takes 20 seconds to heat up. Speaking of temperature, it boasts five heat settings to adjust the tool to style your natural hair texture. And, each order comes with a detangling brush, two hair clips, a heatproof glove and a handy travel bag.


Rating 4.4-star average from more than 41,000 Amazon reviews


Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler


  • Includes multiple attachments to switch up your hairstyle
  • Reviewers agree it significantly cuts down on styling time


  • Pricey

Dyson's signature Airwrap is the ultimate multitasker because this hot tool comes with six attachments, including two hair straightening brush heads. There's also a round brush attachment for bouncy blowouts, two curling wand attachments, and a dryer attachment, so you don't have to buy a Supersonic hairdryer.

Thanks to the high-end Dyson quality and six attachments, you're pretty much guaranteed to have fabulous hair days with this splurge-worthy gift.

According to hundreds of online reviews, you can't go wrong using this hair straightening brush because their hair looks healthy after styling. Plus, this is the only tool on our list that straightens and dries simultaneously. "This has easily cut the time in half! With a baby in my house everything has to be done quickly. Straight/curly it does both brilliantly and I’m not as worried about heat damage now with constant straightening," says one mom's online review.


Rating 4-star average from nearly 100 Ulta reviews


Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush


  • Fun, lemon colorway
  • Seals cuticle for a frizz-free finish


  • Pricey

Shorten your morning routine with Drybar’s Brush Crush! This straightening brush heats up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and uses ionic technology to make hair smooth and shiny, which is why it’s Spino’s top pick.

She says, “This brush has a digital panel temperature control to set [the] preferred temperature, making it great for all hair types. Plus, ionic technology fights frizz.”

We also love that it has a 60-minute shutoff feature, so you don’t have to stress all day about accidentally leaving it on.


Rating 4.2-star average from more than 240 reviews


Conair INFINITIPRO Diamond-Infused Ceramic Smoothing Hot Brush


  • Available in 3 colors
  • Paddle brush shape is great for styling large sections of hair at once


  • Not a miracle worker, but for the price can you really complain?

Don't let its under-$30 price tag fool you: This hair straightening brush works overtime to give you the silkiest, smoothest strands in just one run-through. It is crafted with diamond-infused ceramic to give your tresses a glossy look, making this a great pick for lackluster and damaged hair.

Need more proof? “After using this brush a few times, I did notice that my hair was sleeker and shinier, as promised. It’s also user-friendly and easy to use,” says one 5-star Amazon review.

It heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, making it excellent for straight, wavy, curly, and those with fine natural hair. If you have thicker 4B or 4C hair, you might want to upgrade to something that can heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, such as the MiroPure Enhanced Hair Straightener Brush. (We'll touch on it in a bit!)


Rating 4.1-star average from more than 1,000 Amazon reviews


ghd Glide Professional Hot Brush


  • Great for those with wavy and looser curl patterns
  • Helps refresh second-day hair


  • Limited edition, so once it's gone, it's not coming back

This might look like a regular brush, but it’s also a straightener! ghd’s paddle brush has a mix of short and long bristles that heat up to 365 degrees Fahrenheit to straighten and untangle hair simultaneously, without excessive heat damage.

“At a lower temperature, this brush is gentle on the hair. It heats up to only 365 degrees, making it difficult to cause damage. It also features pearl ceramic bristles that glide through the hair without pulling,” says Spino.

Given the relatively lower temp, we think it’s an incredible option for anyone who color-treats their hair often or has fine or thin strands.


Rating 4.4-star average from nearly 80 Nordstrom reviews


MiroPure Enhanced Hair Straightener Brush


  • Includes a protective glove
  • Equipped with 16 temperature settings


  • Some reviewers with very thick, frizzy hair use it to prep their hair before a flat iron

For just under $70, this hair-straightening kit gives you everything you need to get the job done. It includes a hair-straightening brush that goes up to 450 degrees to straighten any type of hair, plus a heat-resistant glove to protect your hand from any burns, and a carrying case to pack this brush with ease.

Spino appreciates that there are 16 temperature settings and an anti-scald temperature lock that makes it easy to use and harder to cause damage to the hair (and yourself).

Amazon reviewers rave about this hair straightening brush and consider it an effective bang for their buck. For example, one reviewer says they struggled to smooth their bleached hair with a flatiron until they used this tool.

“I used this product today for the first time after washing, and blow-drying my hair. It took me about 5-7 minutes to straighten all of my hair, and it looks simply amazing. I am absolutely in love with this straightener. I’ll never use a flat iron again,” says their 5-star review.


Rating 4.4-star average from nearly 10,300 Amazon reviews


FoxyBae Rose Gold Straightening Brush


  • Softer bristles won't damage your hair
  • Chic rose gold and black color way


  • Weighs almost 2 pounds

Not only is this brush gorgeous enough to add to your #shelfies, but it makes the process of achieving smoother, softer hair a total breeze.

Spino likes that it uses ceramic technology to evenly distribute heat and temperature control panel. The brand also claims its nanotechnology helps prevent bacterial growth for cleaner tresses.

It has a 360-degree swivel cord, so you can get every angle of your strands without having to contort around a wire, and heats up in seconds so you don't have to waste any time sitting around. Plus, its slim and easy-to-grip brush shape makes this tool much easier to use than other straightening brushes on the market.

One Amazon reviewer brags, "It has made my life so much easier. I don't dread straightening my hair anymore! This brush has dramatically improved my hair-straightening routine."


Rating 3.6-star average from nearly 80 Amazon reviews


EVA·NYC Mini Healthy Heat Thermal Straightening Brush


  • Great for your bangs and baby hairs
  • Includes a travel case


  • You'll have to work in small sections of hair at a time

On the go? Then don't forget to pack this teeny hair-straightening brush!

This compact brush may be tiny, but its strand-smoothing abilities are mighty. For starters, it heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than some full-sized options on this list. It also uses ceramic heating elements to gently straighten your hair while locking in moisture. The results: a healthy, straight, and frizz-free mane, no matter where you go.

Given its affordable price, impressive capabilities, and it comes with a gorgeous travel case, this is an incredible beauty gift that won't put a dent into your wallet.


Rating 4.2-star average from nearly 20 Amazon reviews