|FLAT IRON||STRAIGHTENING BRUSH|
|The degree of hair damage during styling||Depens on tool (read here)||Minor|
|Safeness||risk of burn injury (especially fingers and ears)||Totally safe|
|Time spent on styling||40-60 min||20-30 min|
|Efficiency of straighteners||High||High (but be careful and choose an appropriate temperature)|
|Everyday use||at most 2-3 times per week||good for daily use|
1. The degree of hair damage during styling
You clamp the strands between the heated plates while styling with the iron, and thanks to bristles you hardly come in contact with your hair when styling with the brush. As a result, the flat iron can easily damage your hair if you use it too often.
The bristles of the brush protect your hands and scalp from burns during styling, but irons have barely heated plates, that’s why it is very easy to get burned. So, the brush is safer anyway. That’s why brushes are considered perfect kids hair straighteners.
3. Time spent on styling
Styling with the iron is longer, and the process of styling with the straightening brush is no different from the usual process of combing your hair, except that if you have thick or curly hair, you will have to do it a little slower than usual. So, it is more difficult to style your hair using the flat iron, but it is more convenient to straighten your hair with the brush.
4. Efficiency of straighteners
If you are the owner of thick and curly hair, your hair will look a little better after styling with the iron.
5. Hair volume after styling
Your hair looks more voluminous after styling with the straightening brush than after styling with the iron. The iron just makes your hair flat but does not give shape to it.
6. Everyday use
The hair iron is not recommended to use every day, while the brush can be safely used on a daily basis. So, the flat iron is a tool that can be used from time to time. But as concerns the daily styling routine, you better choose the brush.
7. Additional functions
The brush can also be used as a massager. After this kind of massage, you will feel better. You will even sleep better if you comb your hair before bedtime.
8. Straightener price
Straightening brushes are a little cheaper than flat irons.