When I was in middle school, I straightened my hair every. Single. Day. I would sometimes even be late to school, because my ginger locks had to be pin-straight before I would leave the house. Now that I'm older and wiser (and lazier), I only use a flat iron once or twice a week. But when I heard about the heated brush that straightens your hair while you brush it, my life flashed before my eyes (I had so much spare time, my hair was beautifully straight and tangle-free, the world was my oyster!) and I had to try it.
Head Kandy's Hair Straightening Brush is sleek, bright, and at $59.99, not terribly expensive as far as hot tools go. It has a little temperature control that can go up to 450 degrees and doesn't take too long to heat up, which is a bonus. After I gave my hair a quick comb with a regular brush (I wasn't sure if the heated brush could handle my day-old tangles), I grabbed the new tool to try.
Since it was my first time using the brush, I was worried I'd burn myself, something that occurs way too often for someone whose been straightening and curling, for, like 10 years. But it has little rubber guards all around the heated metal bristles, so it's almost impossible (even for clumsy, clumsy me) to burn yourself. Plus, the little knobs make for one killer scalp massage.
After a few minutes (I don't have that much hair), I was done. And my hair looked great!
After, Angle 1
The brush worked exactly how the box claimed it would, except for the part I was most excited about: "Cut straightening time in half." It wasn't any quicker than using my flat iron. If anything, it took more time, because it gave me a more naturally straight look and I have to have super straight strands, otherwise my short bob looks like a mom 'do. So in the end, I ended up spending more time trying to get my hair to look the way I wanted.
After, Angle 2
Honestly, I don't know why I thought it would be quicker. You use the exact same motion to run a brush through your hair as you do to straighten it.
After, Angle 3
Timing aside though, the brush did exactly what it promised. So if you're into hot tools that massage your scalp and deflect burns like nobody's business, definitely give it a try.
And if you want to watch it in action, check out this vid (that's me in the stripes 🙋).
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