5 Best Straightening Hair Brushes That Actually Work

I flat iron my hair on the reg, so you'd think I would have mastered the whole "brush and flat iron" thing by now, right? I'll be honest when I say: not at all. That's why I've found it's smart to combine both actions into one game-changing hot tool, and you'll find the right one for you in this list of the best straightening hair brushes. With one of these multitasking gadgets on hand, you can easily jump on board, too.

If you frequently sport your hair sleek and straight, taking a peek through this straightening hair brush guide could be the one style-simplifying step that de-stresses your morning. After all, having just one of these smart hair styling tools means not worrying about juggling a handful of them at once. These innovative hairbrush straighteners do everything that your favorite brush and straightener would do — leaving you with smooth, frizz-free hair that's shiny and detangled.

From a straightening brush that uses cool steam to flatten your mane to a best-selling straightening brush tool that heats up ASAP (for when you hit snooze a few too many times) and massages your scalp as it straightens your strands, you'll want to snag one of these 2-in-1 hair tools immediately. Trust me, with these must-have hair straightening brushes, you won't miss the old flat iron days.

1. The Best Investment: This Super Quick Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush


Dafni The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, $60, Amazon

On top of being one of the first-ever hair straightening brushes, the famous Dafni brush is a Bustle-approved option — in fact, one of our editors tried it and totally fell in love with how well it straightened her thick, wavy hair. It heats up in just one minute and maintains a temperature of 365 degrees, allowing you to quickly smooth your hair in a snap. One of the best parts: you're way less likely to burn yourself because any part of the brush that's black is safe to touch, making it easy to tell which areas will be super hot versus cooler.

2. The Budget Pick: This Apalus Hair Straightening Brush With Automatic Shut-Off


Apalus Hair Straightening Brush, $20, Amazon

This pretty pale pink straightening brush by Apalus automatically maintains a standard temp of 365 degrees, suitable for all hair types, but it heats all the way up to 450 degrees for thicker or wavier hair that needs an extra burst of temperature. If you're nervous about getting burned, don't fret — the massaging ball tips of each bristle max out at 125 degrees, so you won't wind up burning your scalp or hands. The best part: it features an auto shut-off mechanism, which is perfect if you're the type of person who's always worried you left your straightener on.

3. The Best Heat Range: The Small But Powerful Straightening Brush That Heats Up Fast


AsaVea Portable Electric Hair Straightening Brush, $39, Amazon

This hair brush straightening tool is easily portable because of it's small size, but don't be worry — this thing heats up right away, and is equipped with 23 ceramic heating pieces to let you straighten larger portions of hair all at once. It'll give you professional results without scalding your scalp, and it'll keep hair frizz-free and smooth.

4. The Fan-Favorite: This Ionic Brush That Minimizes Breakage and Is Safe For Most Hair Types


MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush, $41, Amazon

With sixteen different temperature settings ranging from 300 to 450 degrees, this nano comb brush will effortless straighten most hair types. The double ionic technology reduces negatively charged particles within the hair, providing safe styling and a smooth, glossy finish. This is a great product for hair that’s prone to heat damage because it nourishes and penetrates each strand with long-lasting moisture to minimize breakage while you straighten.The trusty heat settings include guides for your specific hair type so you won’t have to play a guessing game and risk damaging your hair. This trusty brush comes with a heat styling glove to keep your hands as safe as your hair during styling.

5. The Most Portable: This One-Step Hot Air Paddle Brush For Smoother, Shinier Locks


Lescolton One Step Dryer & Styler Hot Air Paddle Brush, $34, Amazon

This highly-rated hair tool pretty much does it all: it can straighten, curl, blow dry, create waves, or amplify volume. The best part is, you can use it on both wet and dry hair, and the ions it emits make hair smoother, shinier, and less frizzy (it'll even help eliminate pesky static). It has three settings (high, low, and cool), is lightweight enough to travel with, and heats up in just 30 seconds.

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