5 Best Straightening Brushes For Curly Black Natural Hair, And What To Look For

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Do you sometimes want to turn your gorgeous curls into a sleek dark curtain? It’s fun to switch up styles sometimes, right? Well, you might have been struggling with flat irons for a while. No fear. Let us introduce you to the straightening brushes for sleek, soft, straight hair.

Note: this is not a permanent straightening solution. It’s for women who love their natural hair, but just want something different once in a while.

Top 5 Straightening Brushes For Black African American Hair

When it comes to straightening brushes, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. So have a look at the strong points of each of these, and see which will work best for your hair.

Head Kandy Straightening Brush

Head Kandy Straightening Brush For Natural Hair

The Head Kandy Straightening Brush is great for the woman on the go.  It significantly reduces the amount of time needed to straighten your hair.  It is also great for persons with extremely curly, thick hair.  The brush reaches temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and is suitable for all hair types. It adds shine and professional quality straightening.

Revlon One Step Dryer and Styler

Best Straightener Brush Revlon One Step Dryer and Styler

The Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Styler combines a dryer and styler to leave you with a silky smooth hair do.  It’s also lightweight and takes up a minimal amount of space.

InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron

InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron

The Instyler MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron straightens without flattening the hair.  It provides amazing volume and doesn’t crush or crease the hair.  The barrel evenly distributes heat to help protect the hair from heat damage.

Apalus Hair Straightening Brush

Apalus Straightening Hair Brush For Afro Hair

The Apalus Hair Straightening Brush is best suited for dry hair and reaches its full temperature within one minute and has a maximum temperature setting of 450 degrees.  The Apalus Hair Straightening Brush can be used as a detangler and scalp massager.  It has temperature settings for delicate, natural and thick hair types.

DAFNI The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

Black woman with DAFNI, The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

DAFNI The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush is perfect for medium thin hair types and reaches a maximum temperature of 365 degrees.  You should avoid using this brush on damaged or thin hair.  The brush heats up within one minute.

Important Features of Hair Brush Straighteners

Important Features of Hair Brush Straighteners

Things to consider before purchasing a hair straightening brush;

Types of Bristles – if you have a sensitive scalp or your hair doesn’t tangle easily, then nylon bristles may work better for you.  Silicone/rubber tipped bristles are better suited for people whose hair get tangled very easily.

Heat Levels – the most important feature to consider is the heat levels of the straightening brush.  Before purchasing a hair straightening brush, ensure that it has the temperature settings which are appropriate for your hair type. Thicker hair may need a higher temperature setting.

Type of Plates – if you have fine or colour treated hair, then a ceramic plated straightening brush may be best for you.  Ceramic plates are great reducing frizz.  If you have thicker/fuller hair, then tourmaline or titanium plated straightening brushes would work best for you.

Portability – if you’re constantly on the move/travelling, then the portability of the straightening brush is something to consider.  The ideal portable straightening brush would be small and lightweight.

The Shape – the shape of the straightening brush that you buy should be determined by the length and thickness of your hair.  If you have longer hair, choose a spherical shape.  If you have shorter hair, then a paddle brush would work better for you.

Other factors – you could also consider the length of the cord, how comfortable the straightening brush is in your hand and whether the brush has an automatic shut off feature.

What Is A Hair Straightening Brush, And Do They Work?

Black woman looking into hair straightening products

A hair straightening brush is a hair tool that assists in straightening and detangling the hair using a heating element.  This device works on varying hair types inclusive of stubborn hair and has different temperature settings.  These brushes are not likely to cause any damage to your hair.

Brush straighteners come in three different styles:

  1. Rotating brushes – Rotating straightening brushes have a spherical barrel with bristles. This feature allows you to not just straighten but curl your hair. If you’re someone who is always busy, then this is the best type of straightening brush for you as it allows you to use it on damp hair.  This is also a great option if you have long hair.
  2. A flat detangling brush – this type of brush allows you to detangle your hair while straightening it. It is also known to work well on curly hair.  The negative ions generated create a smooth and shiny hair do.
  3. A double plated brush – this type of brush has bristles attached to two plates that face each other. They work similar to a flat iron in that sections of hair are placed between the two plates to allow for straightening.

Hair straightener brushes do work, however, it all about finding that brush that best suits your hair.  They add lots of shine, body and make the hair incredibly smooth.

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