The Straight N’ Shine hair straightening brush offers many innovations aimed at making hard to handle hair more manageable. It is a professional quality brush, featuring a sleek and modern design. It is easy to use and is designed for people on the go who desire straight and shiny hair. Its design causes it to transform curls and frizz to straight hair much more quickly and easily as compared to a traditional flat iron.
- Dual-voltage (110-220V)
- 360 rotatable wire
- LED temp. display
- Max temp.: 450F
- Auto shut off
- 14 days trial
- Power: 60W
- Cord Length: 6 feet, sviwel
- Weight: 14.1 oz.
* approximate price
The sleek design containing body and bristles made of glossy plastic gives it a very modern, up to date look. It is also very lightweight. The brush has a built-in LCD display which shows the brush’s operating temperature. The temperature is selected by the user from a range of 250-450° Fahrenheit, making this brush suitable for all hair types. Wavy, curly, frizzy and even Afro hair types can all be given a solid, long lasting straightening with this brush!
The head is oval in shape. The total dimensions are 12×3×2 inches. The small footprint makes it convenient for home or travel use as it does not require much storage space. It doesn’t take up much space in a suitcase or carry-on bag making it a must-have item when traveling. It is available only in white, but combined with the shape, it has a very up to date look about it. Also included in the box are easy operating instructions, a comb and a branded storage case for the brush and comb.
Usability by Straight N Shine
The brush reaches the user selected operated temperature in 90 seconds. All of the control buttons lock once the desired temperature is reached in order to keep the operating temperature constant throughout the straightening process. Once the temperature is locked in, there is no need to worry about temperature drift.
The power cord is fully rotational with the ability to rotate a full 360 degrees. This is in contrast to competitors’ models which generally do not feature such mobility. The full 360-degree rotation keeps the cord out of the way while using the brush. This affords ease of use and guarantees keeping the cord safely away from the heating element surface.
As a convenience, the brush also features a hanging hook. This allows it to be kept in a convenient place in the bathroom when it is not being used. At the same time, it is always within arm’s reach and ready to go when needed as part of the daily routine.
|Max temperature||Heating time||LCD||Head shape||Tips|
|450°F (230°C)||90 sec||Yes||Oval||Built-in|
|Cord||Power||Anti-scald design||Button layout||Add. functions|
|6 feet, swivel||60W||Yes||on the inner side||auto shut-off 30 min, dual-voltage, a comb, a case|
Upon Further Inspection
The Straightening Brush has an operational temperature range of 250° to 450° Fahrenheit (121° to 232° Celsius). Lower temperatures are used for finer hair types, while higher settings are meant for thicker types. This range of possible temperatures makes this brush suitable for all people ranging from wavy to curly to frizzy. 450° is the highest maximum temperature among popular models.
The head features an anti-scald design by way of the outer row of bristles which are not heated. With this design, the outer edge remains cool regardless of the temperature of the heating element surface. An additional feature is an on board ionizer which conditions the hair while brushing to lock in the desired hair straightness creating a long-lasting finished look.
The heating element surface is made of ceramic. This material provides a very uniform heating of the surface eliminating hot and cold spots. Ceramic is also safer to use than other materials as it protects the hair from burning or, at the very least, overheating which can cause the hair to look over processed.
There are two very nice built-in safety features. The brush features an automatic shut-off after 30 minutes. This is important because most hair styles can be tamed down in a shorter amount of time than this. Even if you forget that the device is on, there is no need to worry due to the automatic shut-off. Interesting to note also is the fact that the back panel of the brush is heat-resistant. The only part that is heated is the interior portion of the bristles.
This brush boasts UL and ETL certified dual voltage (110V — 240V; 50/60Hz). It can display the temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. This means that it is truly portable for use anywhere in the world regardless of voltage or temperature scale used.
The control buttons are conveniently located on the inner side of the handle. They are easily reachable but are also not in the way at all.
The bristles on the head contain no tips (which could potentially fall off and end up in unwanted places such as sink drains).
Packed with attractive features, this brush is definitely a cut above the competition. It is suitable for all hair types where straightening is desired. It makes a great gift for the worldwide traveler that wants to straighten their curly, wavy, frizzy or Afro-type hair. Its compatibility with 110 and 240 volts makes it usable anywhere in the world.
It is very easy and fast to use. As a matter of fact, it is as easy to use as a standard hair brush. The end result is smooth and shiny hair thanks to the built-in ionizer that conditions the hair for longer lasting straightening. The results are more consistent and longer lasting than those achieved with traditional hair irons.
It is also worth noting that the brush comes with a one year warranty for additional peace of mind. The built-in safety features, namely the automatic shut-off after 30 minutes, the fully rotational cord and the cool to the touch reverse side and the outer edge of bristles, make this straightener very safe to use.
The ceramic heating element heats very evenly. Although it is gentle to even the most delicate of hair types, the results it produces are consistent and long lasting even through the most hectic of days. This straightener is a very welcome addition to any arsenal of products to produce consistent, attractive and long-lasting results.
This brush comes in at fourth place in our top 10 list of the best hair straighteners.
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