Hair Brush Straightener Review

The Hair Brush Straightener is a truly amazing new product. Why?

You’re late and your friends are already waiting for you. You get out of the shower and it’s a super humid day. Your hair is a rat’s nest.

You wanna straighten it, so you plug in your conventional flat iron straightener. You wait and wait for it to warm up, which takes almost ten minutes. You start straightening. You rush it, and you go out (lest your friends kill you!)

You’re in the club and you go to the restroom. You look in a mirror, and you see the back of your hair isn’t straight at all!

What is the Hair Brush Straightener?

The Brush That Straightens Hair

If you’re here, chances are this has happened to you just as much as it’s happened to me. So, I went ahead and bought a Hair Brush Straightener that I’d seen on TV. It’s — pretty intuitively — a brush that straightens hair.

You may have seen the video that went viral on Facebook and Twitter. It makes the Hair Brush Straightener look almost magical. But is it? Read on to find out.

I received my brush two days after ordering, very quick (and free) delivery.

The Hair Brush Straightener Unboxed

The packaging is really nice, and pretty essential. It contains the brush itself and an instruction manual.

Hair Straightening Brush Box

I opened it up and plugged it in. The plug is one of those safe tester plugs with the button. The cord also swivels, so it doesn’t tangle, which is great — my flat iron cord is always jumbled.

Hair Brush Straightener Plug

The LCD turned on and I noticed that, upon first start, the temperature is set in Celsius. To change it to Farhenheit, you simply press the “plus” and “minus” buttons at the same time.

Hair Brush Straightener LCD Temperature C to FNow, every girl knows that a flat iron takes a while to heat up, but not the hair brush straightener: it reaches 365°F in 8 seconds! That is one of the things that saved me the most time.

The part that actually heats up is the base of the brush, which is a ceramic plate. There are plastic bristles all around, and those don’t heat up. It’s actually pretty impossible to scald yourself with this brush (a great thing for someone as clumsy as me). The red plastic studs in the bristles provide further protection, so that you can’t even burn your head.

Hair Brush Straightener Bristles

Using the Brush that Straightens Hair

Using the brush itself is a breeze. The hair brush straightener can be used on dry hair, but I found I preferred to use the brush with my hair still slightly damp. And I also found it works better after using a good protein conditioner. For the absolutely best results though, what you need is a keratin hair treatment. Doing the treatment and then using this hair straightening brush, I was able to get the longest lasting smoothness that I was after: even after the hair starts to curl back up, it sort “flows together” and isn’t frizzy, which is nice.

The way it works is, you select the temperature with the plus and minus buttons and you get a readout on the LCD. I find that, in order to minimize frizziness, it’s best to use the lowest temperature you can get away with.

Usually, I get the best results if I section out my hair. An individual strand will take around 2-3 brush strokes before it’s straight to the point where I’m happy with it.

If you have some areas that are a little harder to straighten, like the top part in the back of your head, you can just dial in a higher temperature just for those parts. And that’s the great part: when you have a brush that straightens hair, all you have to do is brush the back of your head, and you will not get those creases that  you get with a flat iron!

Now, the only thing that’s not ideal is the placement of the buttons. They are on the side of the handle, exactly where you thumb will rest when using the brush. It’s not unusual to change the temperature by hitting the buttons accidentally as you’re using the brush straightener.

Other than that, the hair straightener brush has cut down the time it takes to straighten my hair by almost 20 minutes (no joke!)

A Quick Video Review

I shot a quick video review of the hair brush straightener, so you can check it out in action!

 

Where Can I Find the Hair Brush Straightener?

You can get the best price on the hair brush straightener here.

The price is really affordable!

Hair Brush Straightener Before and After

All in all, I thoroughly recommend the Hair Brush Straightener to everybody. Make sure to check back in for a video of me straightening my hair with this brush!

Dafni Hair Brush Straightener Review

What’s the Dafni Hair Brush Straightener?

Dafni Hair Brush StraightenerThe Dafni hair brush straightener is the most sought-after hair straightening brush out there. It was the first on the market, created by an Israeli company from high quality materials. The other hair brush straighteners you see everywhere are basically a copy of the Dafni, and they use lower quality components to bring the price down (by a lot!)
So, is it really worth it?
Let’s find out.

What’s in the Box?Dafni Hair Brush Straightener Open Box

The Dafni has a pretty minimalistic box that features basically only the brush itself, an instruction manual and a little card labeled “How to Dafni?” which explains how to get the best results from the brush—more on that later.
The brush I got had a european-style two prong plug, but it came with a small adapter. I was told that the new units are shipping with a US cable, so no adapter is needed.

How to Get the Best Results with the Dafni?

The Dafni hair brush straightener should be used on fully dried hair for best results. Not surprisingly, I also found it works better after applying a good protein conditioner. To really get the most out of the Dafni though, what you need is a keratin hair treatment. Doing any at-home keratin treatment and then using the Dafni hair straightening brush, I was able to get the longest lasting smoothness: even when the air outside is a bit humid, my hair doesn’t get frizzy as it inevitably would—sometimes for a few days (let’s face it we all get lazy sometimes)!
The “How to Dafni?” card that you get with the brush features the following recommendations for best results:
Dafni Hair Brush Straightener For Best Results CardUse only on dry brushed hair.

Brush slowly in a pulling motion.
Make sure your hair gets deep into the inner area of the brush.

All solid advice.

How to Operate the Dafni?

Unlike the other hair brush straightener, the Dafni hair brush straightener only has one button to press — so no temperature selection. You press and hold the button for a couple seconds to power it on and the four LED lights that circle the button start flashing RED to let you know that it’s heating up. When the LEDs light up a solid GREEN, you know that it’s ready to use. The process is VERY FAST. I’d say you get a green light in less than 10 seconds.

Dafni Hair Brush Straightener Button RedDafni Hair Brush Straightener Button GREEN
The Dafni heats up to 365 degrees Fahrenheit, which I think strikes the perfect balance between straightening capability vs the damage it can do to your hair. Another reason to apply a keratin treatment before using any type of straightener is that the keratin seems to create a “shield” around the hair that doesn’t allow it to dry out and break while you’re straightening it.
So, is the Dafni Hair Straightening Brush Any Good?
Like with any straightener, I always get the best results if I section out my hair. With the Dafni, an individual strand will take around 1-2 brush strokes before it’s straight to the point where I’m happy with it. This is a marked improvement over the other hair brush straighteners which usually took a few extra strokes to get to the same level of smoothness.
With the Dafni hair brush straighter, I also had no trouble getting past the bumpy spots around the top of my head, quickly. With this hair straightening brush, all you have to do is brush the back of your head a few times, and your hair will not get those creases that you get with a flat iron.

The bristles on the Dafni hair brush straightener are also better designed than the other hair brush straighteners: I felt the hair brushed smoothly at tougher angles such as when trying to reach the top part of the back of my head.
My hair was gliding through the bristles very easily, while I felt like the bristles on the other hair straightening brushes caused my hair to get snagged sometimes, especially as the red tips of the bristles kinda “lifted” a little bit with use. No such problem with the Dafni, though, as its bristles are all “one piece”.

Dafni Hair Brush Straightener Bristles

Also, unlike the other hair brush straighteners, since the Dafni hair brush straightener features only one button which is located in the middle of the handle, rather than on the side, so you don’t risk hitting it by accident. With the other hair brush straighteners, I shut off or changed the temperature on the straightener a few times by accidentally pressing the buttons on the sides. Not a huge deal, but this definitely makes the Dafni feel like a more refined product.

In Conclusion

The Dafni is almost four times as expensive as the generic hair brush straighteners out there, so is it really worth it?
In my opinion, if you are going to be using the hair brush straightener to “refresh” hair that was straightened with a flat iron, or you’re only going for a “flowy” look, the generic ones would do.
But, if you are going for a spaghetti-straight look, I think the Dafni really is on a different planet. You can use it a lot more and you can totally tell that it’s not damaging your hair as much as the cheapo straighteners: the temperature is way more constant, and you really can’t mess up without the somewhat deceiving temperature control of the generic hair straightening brushes.

So, all in all, if you want something to replace your flat iron altogether, the Dafni is the only hair straightening brush you should be looking at.

Here’s a quick before and after shot, too!

Dafni Hair Brush Straightener Before and After

A Quick Video Review

I shot a quick video while using the Dafni hair brush straightener, so you can check it out in action and compare the results with the other hair straightening brushes!

Best DIY Keratin Treatment Reviews

A keratin treatment has always been the most long-lasting way to calm frizzy hair and uncontrollable curls. Unfortunately, not a lot of people have $400 burning in their pocket to get a professional keratin treatment in a salon. Thankfully, there are now great DIY treatments that are really affordable.

Now these DIY Keratin Treatments allow you to calm your curls in the privacy of your own home, saving you time and money.

But do these at at home keratin treatments really work as well as their salon counterparts? Keep reading to see how these keratin treatment products stack up in our search for the best home keratin treatment.

But first, what is a Keratin treatment?

Why the Hair Brush Straightener is the Best Way to Straighten my Daughter’s Hair

If you’re a mom and you straighten your daughter’s hair, you will find the Hair Brush Straightener invaluable.

Like most moms, I used to use a regular flat iron to straighten my daughter’s hair. I’d always fret about scalding her with it, and it took a LONG time.

So here’s in detail why using a brush that straightens hair is better in many respects.

The Hair Brush Straightener is Faster

The Advantages of the Hair Brush Straightener for Black Women

The Hair Brush Straightener is a great tool in any girl’s arsenal, and we can all benefit from it.

But lately, we’ve seen that a lot of black women in particular are choosing a brush to straighten their hair, as opposed to a traditional flat iron.

There’s many reasons for this. If you’re a black woman and you’re tired of the flat iron creasing your hair, see why a brush that straightens hair is a better option: