Best Hair Straightening Brushes 2018


Femjolie hair straightening brush
  • Max. temp. 450°F (230°C)
  • Dual-voltage (110-220V)
  • Automatic shut-off
  • 360° Swivel cord
  • Light weight of 1.1 pounds
  • 3 different colors

The Femjolie straightening brush seems rather stylish but simple from first glance but it’s functionally is bound to exceed your expectations. It weighs no more than a pound and is dual voltage making it a perfect tool to travel with. It has a high-temperature range ensuring the ability to efficiently and effectively smoothen all hair types with ease and the manufacturers didn’t forget about the users comfort either; the Femjolie’s silicone bristles glide through the strands of all hair types without any discomfort. The brush itself is comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver for styling thanks to the lengthy cord that rotates a full 360° at the joint. Using the Femjolie definitely cuts straightening time in half.


Apalus hair straightening brush
  • Max. temp. 450°F (230°C)
  • Dual-voltage (110-220V)
  • Automatic shut-off
  • US safety plug
  • 1 year warranty
  • Design of 2017

This is the new and improved Apalus straightening brush. Just by looking at it, you can see how well made it is. The outer material is very comfortable to hold and grip and it has special bead bristles which prevent hair pulling and tugging. The buttons lock after 5 seconds of powering on, which prevents accidental temperature change as it can reach a high temp of 450°F. The high temp range makes it suitable for straightening extremely thick and coarse strands but is too extreme for fine-normal hair types so the auto temp lock is a perfect safety measure for those that don’t require such extreme temperatures as 450°F. The brush reaches operating temperature after just 60 seconds of powering on. For such an inexpensive price, it’s hard to believe what a highly functional, stylish tool this is.


Dafni hair straightening brush
  • 3D Ceramic Heat
  • Only 110V
  • Heat Up 1-2 min
  • Anti Static Effect
  • 1 year warranty
  • Auto Shut Off

The Dafni straightening brush is quite easily the most well-known straightening brush to date. It was one of the first to come out, making straightening brushes so popular in the first place. The manufacturers of the Dafni have made the brush very simple and comfortable to use. With only one button, this brush is very easy to use and has a fixed temperature of 365°F, making it suitable for most hair types. It has features that provide ultimate comfort for the user including its professional length cord, making it no problem at all to maneuver straightening the whole head of hair with ease and the 3D brush head which contours to the head shape making it comfortable to glide through the strands. The Dafni is fast heating straightening brush that’s very comfortable to use. This is the tool for someone that wants something basic, but high quality and very durable.

37 comment(s)

    1. My hair is done within 15 minutes. I used to blow dry which took me 20-30 minutes and then go over with a flat iron to eliminate the frizz. I could never get a naturally straight look with a flat iron; my hair always looked heat processed and stiff. But with this, my hair is smooth with good movement.

    1. For me, it lasts throughout the day. I am however not in a climate to answer your question although I would assume that it’s necessary to apply a specific hair product which will stop that annoying frizz in the humidity. I hope this helps.

    1. Hi Arlene, you should always use an electric brush on completely dry hair. Using it on wet hair will result in damage to your hair and ineffective results.

  1. How to clean product build-up on my hair straightening brush? I should maintain this, doing it once a week, but I haven’t and now I really need to get it done… What’s the most effective way to clean the brush?

    1. Hi Elyse,

      Some brushes conveniently come with a perfect sized brush for cleaning but for those that don’t come with a cleaning the brush it’s actually really easy and doesn’t require much effort at all.

      1. Ensure there are no strands of hair in the brush.
      2. Use a warm damp cloth and rub all over the brush, in between the bristles to remove the residue of product and dust in general.
      3. If just water isn’t enough, use a little soap or cleaning solution of some kind to get the gunk off the brush completely.

      Oftentimes, an old toothbrush is recommended for cleaning and this works well too, but make sure that the bristles aren’t too hard because this could scratch the brush and damage the materials, so be careful with this.

    1. Hi, Samantha, this differs from person to person due to different lifestyles and environments but generally 2-3 days. Straightened hair may not last as long in humid environments or after physical activity for example.

    2. Mine lasts until my next shampoo, I only straighten my freshly washed hair. It gives me the best results and it lasts for until I need to wash it again which is two nights later.

    1. Hi, Lucy!
      It’s always best to use any kind of hot styling tool on completely dry and clean hair.
      Try to avoid straightening every single day, instead try straightening directly after washing, once you’ve allowed it to dry completely.

    1. Brushes like the Miropure, Head Kandy and Bearmoo all look very similar with very similar features but they have minor differences which can help you decide. Other brushes that look similar with almost identical features may only differ in price due to a less popular brand name. Your decision can come down to several factors such as the warranty on the device or the price. (Usually, this is the main difference between similar tools.) You can read over this detailed comparison chart for more info.

    1. I purchased the mini Miuphro to take with me on business trips. It’s better than I expected as I thought it’d just be capable of straightening my fringe and the top layer of my hair but it’s actually powerful enough to straighten my whole hair in minutes, and that’s just on the medium setting!

    1. I’ve never used it without combing my hair first, but I’m sure it would remove small knots but to be on the safe side, I always brush my hair first.

    1. It has little plastic guards that prevent you from getting close but you can press it as close to your scalp as you want without getting burnt which is a great feature. It’s ideal for people with longer strands. The best brushes for getting really close to the roots are rectangular shaped brushes.

  2. I need a cordless tool for straightening. I’ve got several camping festivals ahead of me and I’d love to be able to leave my hair natural, but it’s not an option for me because it’ll be in my way and bothering me. I just need something simple that will keep my bangs out of my way! -any suggestions?

    1. There are several decent cordless several options on the market. You’ll need to make sure the battery is completely charged before going to the festival because when the battery is fully charged, most cordless flat irons allow only 30mins of styling time, so just a quick straighten each day is ideal. Here are some cordless flat irons to consider.

    2. I been using the NEXGADGET for the past year and haven’t had any issues. I’d recommend this tool. I love that it charges with a USB, I usually charge it up in the car when I’m away from any electric PowerPoints to charge.

  3. I’ve noticed some brands include a heat resistant glove, is it necessary to use when straightening with hair straightening brushes or not?

    1. The hair can become quite hot after running the brush through your strands so it can be useful but I don’t think it’s necessary. In any case, the hair will cool down within 10 seconds and you’ll be able to move it with your bare hands. Some people find them useful, but others receive them with their tool and don’t use them.

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