This 2-In-1 Hair Tool Straightens Your Hair While You Brush It — & Yes, You Need One

by Elena Hart
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When you need to quickly straighten your hair, you'd be smart to turn to a hair straightening brush over a flat iron. These can often cut down the time it takes to get the job done (two-in-one hair tools are game-changers), without damaging or breaking your hair by overheating or applying to much pressure. But, not all straightening hair brushes live up to the hype. So, what are the best straightening hair brushes?

For the very best hair straightening brush, you'll want one that heats up in under two minutes, features a wide enough heat range that you can customize it to your needs, and is made of ceramic or tourmaline materials to prevent hair damage. Since a lot of straightening brushes fit that bill, I've done a little digging. The innovative hair brush straighteners, below, do everything that your favorite brush and straightener would do — leaving you with smooth, frizz-free hair that's shiny and detangled.

If your hair is particularly prone to damage, look for straightening hair brushes made with ceramic or tourmaline materials. Ceramic heats more evenly to prevent hot spots that could damage your hair. Tourmaline, when heated, releases negative ions as it styles your hair, ions that infuse your hair with more moisture and protect your hair from drying out.

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), you'll want to snag one of these two-in-one hair tools immediately. Trust me, with these must-have hair straightening brushes, you won't miss the old flat iron days.

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1. The Best Hair Straightening Brush: MiroPure Enhanced Hair Straightening Brush

With a double ionic generator, this wildly-popular hair straightening brush is actually healthier for your hair than other models on the market (ionic heat infuses your hair with moisture as it straightens). A ceramic heat surface will ensure that this brush heats your hair evenly, eliminating the chance of any harmful damage or breakage. And, this brush offers a particularly wide heat range, from 300 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, that allows you to customize the tool to your own hair (curlier strands might need a bit more heat). It also heats up in just 60 seconds. This best-selling hair tool even comes with a travel bag so you can take it with you anywhere, and a heat-safe glove you can use to protect your hands when you're straightening your hair. Nearly 5,000 Amazon reviewers won't stop raving about this hair straightening brush.

According to one reviewer: "I was skeptical, but this straightening brush is amazing! I have tight curls/coils and this brush straightened better than my very expensive flat iron. I brushed my hair with a wire brush in sections and then passed the straightener brush through once and it was shiny and straight. "

2. The Runner Up: TYMO iONIC Hair Straightener Brush

This straightening brush heats up to 170 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and offers 16 settings to easily reach the ideal temperature for your hair. An ionic and ceramic heater will make this a good choice for anyone with damaged hair, and it heats up in as little as 30 seconds. 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. Be warned: Reviewers say this heats up fast and efficiently, so you'll want to handle it with care. It might not be quite as well-reviewed as others on this list but it's a standout option that'll get the job done.

According to one reviewer: "The tymo hair straightening brush does an excellent job of straightening my course curly hair. It also gives body and volume to my hair which is impossible to achieve with any flat iron. I also find it less damaging to hair than a flat iron. In all I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a great straightener that gives your hair body at the same time."

3. The Best Splurge: InStyler MAX 2-Way Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener

It may be a bit pricier, but this ceramic straightener brush is worth the splurge for a few reasons. First, because if its handy two-way design, you can use this tool as both a hair straightening brush and a curling iron. Additionally, multiple heat settings make it easy to pick the right temperature for your hair type. It also heats up quickly, has an auto-off feature for safety, and is made with tourmaline and ceramic floating plates for less damage. Simply clamp your hair between the brush and the barrel to use this as a straightening brush, or wrap your hair around the barrel on the other side to use it as a curler. This may not be the traditional straightening brush you've imagined, but hundreds of reviewers love how versatile it is and how well it straightens hair.

According to one reviewer: "My hair is naturally wavy and the Instyler helps me straighten my shoulder length hair with just the right amount of flip outward at the ends or curled under. Best styling tool ever, besides my blow dryer! Recommend this product with 5 stars. Compact enough to travel with."

4. The Best For Wet/Dry Operation: Lescolton One Step Hot Air Paddle Brush

Unlike others on this list, this highly-rated straightening brush can be used on wet or dry hair. It's also the most affordable on this list. This 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.

According to one reviewer: "I’m lazy when it comes to doing my hair and I was looking for a product that would dry and style my hair quickly and with minimal effort and this bad boy is it! I have thick, shoulder length hair that when I blow dry it, it takes 20 minutes and then add on time to straighten the back which always has a funky crease in it, another 10 minutes."

5. Honorable Mention: Drybar The Baby Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

From the same company who revolutionized the everyday blowout, this hair straightening brush is as high-quality as you'd expect. With ionic technology that seals your cuticle (to prevent dryness and breakage), this hair tool will get the job done without causing the damage you've come to associate with straightening your hair. This one takes a bit longer to heat up than others on the list: It will be ready to use in two minutes. It also has a digital temperature read that allows you to customize the temperature up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. After 60 minutes, this tool will automatically shut off, giving you piece of mind if you're the type to always leave a straightener on by accident. And the best part? It has a two-year warranty should you run into any issues.

According to one reviewer: "Fantastic for straightening out kinks in second and third day hair, heats up quickly and leaves my hair silky! Definitely the more affordable option than the larger Brush Crush, so if you’re on a budget go for this one. Does exactly the same, you’ll just work in smaller sections. Works fast though! And perfect size for travel! I’ve ditched my straightener in favor of this. I have thin hair but a lot of it, so it can be thick in areas. Hair type is wavy."

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