Has anyone tried a straightening brush like this?

http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/p...ghtening-brush

It's supposedly better for your hair, and I'm thinking about picking it up for those days that I want straighter hair without flat ironing since I'm trying to keep my hair in good shape right now. Any thoughts? Thanks!
I've purchased one similar to this about 5 yrs ago. My hair has a looser S curl than yours and I had a difficult time making it play nice with my hair

I don't blow dry it straight anymore but I've fallen prey to lots of these gadgets in the past and found nothing beat a huge barrel boar bristle brush for me.

That meant starting with a paddle brush to dry it and then going back with the super big barrel to straighten.


Last edited by hookilau; 02-11-2010 at 07:13 AM. Reason: typo
The trick to getting my hair straight is to actually stretch the hair out and get the roots. Of course, heat is what make it straight, but it's more about the technique with my hair. This brush seems cool because you are able to grab the hair well (and the roots) and you are combing out the hair, thus smoothing it out. However, for my hair, I know the trick isn't in the thermal plates or whatever. It's just the fact that its a brush I can clutch my hair in between (do you know what I mean?). I've been using something like this to straighten:





And it's been working for me. I picked one up in Sallys for under 10 dollars and it has been the best purchase ever in regards of straightening my hair!! Seriously, no need to worry about burning your hand when you straighten!

I'm just not sure if the features and benefits it lists is really accurate. Seems like any that could be listed under any brush.
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Hookilau - Hmm. Well here's what I was thinking, 1. It's ceramic. I've seen brushes like those before that were "wood" and not ceramic, so I thought that might help with the drying time. Was yours ceramic? Do you remember?

2.) My hair only looks like the avatar when I actually style it curly (crunching, encouraging the curl pattern, etc.) Below is what my hair looks like if I put it up all day. See how it's nice and straight on top and then just wavy-ness at the bottom? So my thinking is I wear it up the day before I want it straight and then just use the brush to straighten the bottom half.
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Burgundy, so you don't use it with the iron then I'm guessing? Just to blow dry? That does look pretty cool. I may try that first....be cheaper for sure!
Burgundy, so you don't use it with the iron then I'm guessing? Just to blow dry? That does look pretty cool. I may try that first....be cheaper for sure!
Originally Posted by Fluffy01
Oh no, I use it with my flat iron! But my hair itself gets REALLY hot from the flat iron and I can barely touch it sometimes! So with this, you don't worry about touch the hot hair. And you know what, now seeing the pictures of your hair, that brush may not even be too convenient for short hair. But whatever you decide to go with, let us know!!!
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
Oh ok...yeah I haven't used a flat iron in forever. I'm trying to grow my hair out long, and flat irons always break it off no matter what I do. So I'll probably have to stick to some sort of brush. Thank you, though!
Hey, G, I don't know how you use that on yourself! My bf uses this when he helps me with my BKT in the back, but I can't use it myself, and I burn the crap out of my hands. Was it difficult to learn to use it yourself, or am I just a clumsy clod?

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Hey, G, I don't know how you use that on yourself! My bf uses this when he helps me with my BKT in the back, but I can't use it myself, and I burn the crap out of my hands. Was it difficult to learn to use it yourself, or am I just a clumsy clod?
Originally Posted by ~Ghost Poster~
LOL, hey L! Giiirrlllll I had to learn FAST how to straighten my hair when it started growing and salons were trying to charge me double the price of a regular blow out!!!! Plus, I am still extremely flexible. The doctor try to hurt me during physical therapy by bending me in all different ways and nothing hurt!

I do half a head at a time- section small pieces with my fingers starting at the nape, stick the comb in there at the very root out and away from my scalp and start tugging. It was a little tricky at first because it's bulkier than a comb, but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. It's definitely no fun, but it's the only way!

Were you have a hard time with the comb, or just reaching the back?
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
i have one i usually use it to help my flat iron like so i dont have to run the flat iron through as many times. i also use it in between flat iron uses
No, no, no.
Never use such ceramic Straightening Brush
I have used a similar brush by Conair:

The Go Straight Brush

http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/sh...e_Free_Listing

It seems to work well for me. It straightens my hair, and then sometimes after I'm done, I will only run a flatiron through my hair once if I really want it poker straight.
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
I got one like this by babyliss last week as I couldn't seem to find any easy comb type ones in the shops in the uk.
I also saw one about half the width but only got the bigger one.
I tried blowdying a strand with the brush and it didn't really work for me but it works well with the iron just to grab and smooth the hair. Didn't seem to do anything nice to my hair all by itself. Hookilau is prob right about a natural bristles brush, I'd like to have one but don't straighten my hair ofen enough to justify investing in one.
I have a similar brush, not Denman, but the same shape and Im just sorry I didnt know about it before.... How it has help?

Before, the way I did it was first roller set and then use the straightener.... It was ok... but I always had problems with my roots being curly (Im a 3b/3c I think) and had to re-doit during the week becase it was extremely puffy! and I was staring to get worried about the heat damage..

I saw this brush and I thought it could be handy for styling with a blow dryer after the rollers, and when I got it I tried with the blow dryer but I cant take too much heat in my roots (auch) and it wasnt that straight because of that..

So I tried it with my straitghtner. Firstly I make sure my hair is completely dry with the rollers and then I use the brush for pull the roots and then I pass the straightener with a temp of 160 just in the roots... I avoid the ends so my hair has some volume and they dont suffer to much..

This way my hair last for a week (or more) straight... So deff this brush was a Lifesaver, in one year I have cut my ends just one time and they look just perfect.

Hope this has help

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