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Review of Uspicy Hair Straightening Brush

Last update: Mar 24, 2017 08:46, April Williams

Do you have wavy, curly or frizzy hair? Do you desire a different look? If so, then look no further. The USpicy Hair Straightener Brush is the answer! It comes with everything you need to create a new look that appears as though it was done by a professional hair stylist. It is one of the best straighteners for thick hair.

Basic properties:

  • Powerful model (60W, 450℉/230℃)
  • Scald protection
  • Swivel cord and hanging hook
  • Auto shut-off (30 min) and auto lock
  • Dual-voltage (110-220V)
  • Glove, cleaning brush, case
  • Available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India

Price:

~ $20*

* approximate price


 

This brush utilizes a ceramic heating element with an ionizer to not only straighten the hair but also to make it soft to the touch with long-lasting straightness.

First Impressions

The USpicy Hair Straightener Brush is shipped ready to use or ready for travel. It comes complete with a storage case, a heat-resistant glove and a cleaning brush for the brush bristles whereupon loose strands of hair and dust can accumulate.

The brush itself is black, giving it a very sleek, modern appearance. Black is the only color offered. This color is fine though as it will not look out of place with any color scheme or decor. The head is oval in shape. The body and bristles are made of a smooth to the touch plastic. The head’s dimensions are 6×3×1 inches. The overall length is 11 inches. So, the brush can be considered on the smaller side. This makes it very convenient for use as a travel brush. At the same time, it can be used at home daily because it doesn’t take up very much space.

There is an on board LCD to show the operating temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. It is user adjustable making the brush useful for every hair type. Lower temperatures are for finer hair types while higher settings are for thicker or frizzier types.

Usability of Uspicy Brush

This brush is quite convenient and user-friendly. It heats up to operating temperature in as little as 60 seconds and can reach the maximum temperature of 450 Fahrenheit in less than three minutes. It is as simple to use as an everyday hair comb. The bristles are thin and therefore travel through the hair easily. As easy as the brush is to use, the results it gives are on par with those rendered by professional-caliber equipment. The professional results can happen in as little as five minutes. Longer, denser hair will of course take somewhat longer.

Again, it is made mostly of plastic. This results in a very light, easy to maneuver brush. The actual weight is 13.6 ounces. The six-foot-long power cord lends itself to adequate mobility for use. The cord can rotate a full 360 degrees. This comes in handy because this feature keeps the cord out of the way while the brush is in use.

The brush is equipped with a hanging hook making it easy to store, but at the same time, it is always at arm’s reach and is ready for use.

Upon Further Inspection

The operational temperature range of the USpicy is 250 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 450 is the highest setting available among popular hair straightening brushes. Seven different settings are possible. Lower settings are for thin or fine hair types, while higher temperatures are used for thicker hair types.

The surface of the heating element is constructed of ceramic. This is a great material for this application because ceramic heats evenly. There are no hot spots or cold spots on the surface. This helps to give consistent and predictable results from one time to the next. Also, ceramic is very gentle for heating the hair.

There is also an ionizer. This is a good feature because it promotes longer lasting hair straightening as opposed to that from brushes that do not contain an ionizer. The ionizer also makes the hair shinier and smoother.

The USpicy straightener has an anti-scald design. Massaging nubs and guard spikes prevent the head and hands from getting burned on the hot surfaces of the bristles. The tips of the bristles are heat insulated. The handle is also heat resistant as well as smudge proof. The design results in no heat being transmitted to the handle; it is always cool to the touch.

An important safety feature is the 30-minute automatic shut-off. The brush will automatically go into standby mode after 30 minutes of non-use. This feature prevents the brush from becoming a potential fire hazard protecting the user and their home. In addition, not only will it minimize electricity consumption, it will also help to preserve the longevity of the brush.

This device is truly universal. Although it has the United States compatible plug, the unit supports all voltages worldwide — 110-240V at 50/60 Hz. The LCD display can be set to read in either the Fahrenheit or the Celsius scale.

The control buttons are located on the inner side of the handle in a recessed panel. This is great because the design helps to prevent accidental pressing of the buttons while the unit is in use. There is also an auto button lock for this purpose.

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Conclusions

Ease of use, simple controls, and the lightweight design make this device a must have for beauty arsenal. If you have hair that isn’t straight, but you wish it was, this model gives solid, long-lasting straightening. After only a few uses, it will more than pay for itself when its cost is compared to that of a trip to a hair stylist.

The included accessories make it nice to give as a gift. But, it can also be a gift for yourself. It takes up very little space so it is a perfect addition to a travel bag. At the same time, it is great for home use as it will not take up very much space in the bathroom.

Important safety features such as an included heat-resistant glove and the 30-minute auto shut-off function make this brush very safe to use for adults and younger people alike.

Also this model took the third place in our best hair straightening brush 2017 ranking.

You can read customer reviews on Amazon.com

17 comment(s)

  1. Hello!
    Thank you for your detailed reviews! I am trying to decide between the straight n shine and the uspicy. From reading the comparisons, I am having a difficult time seeing much difference between the two besides the price. Can you please let me know if there is anything I should consider about the straight n shine? I should note that I have long, frizzy, wavy and very thick red hair.
    Mellyn

    1. Once I have straightened my hair, the kink and frizz stay away until the next time I wash my hair. Unless it is extremely humid! Overall, it provides a long lasting result.

    1. I use it on my wet hair sometimes if I’m in a rush. I probably shouldn’t as it does cause a lot of steam and potentially dangerous steam, but it works just fine. I try to let my hair dry at least 30% before using it (preferably 75% air dry), but I have definitely been using it on my wet hair. Works perfect. Just watch out for the steam, like all heated tools.

    1. Depends on how short is short. If your hair is shorter than 5 inches long then this could be a rather difficult task as the width of the brush itself is 3 inches. I would recommend a flat iron in your case. If your hair is longer than chin length, it should be fine.

    1. No, the tips of the bristles are the only part of the brush that comes into contact with your scalp and they stay cool.

    1. You can easily control the temperature. Start from the lowest and see what works for you as the lower the temp, the less damage it will cause to your hair. Actually, any heated tool can potentially damage your hair, but hair straightening brushes are far less damaging than, for instance, a flat iron.

  2. I have the same problem, as long as I don’t go over 330 degrees, my hair remains in the same condition as it was before I started using it a few months ago.

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