We got it – you are addicted to your hair dryer / flat iron / curling iron. But listen to us: hair straightening brushes are the undervalued MVP of the hot tool world.
"Smoothing brushes are a great way to do multitasking while styling," says Kendall Dorsey, a prominent groom and hairdresser who worked with A – lists like Nicki Minaj. "In a short run you can unravel, smooth and enhance the shine."
These devices work pretty much as you would expect: heat them so you can run the hot bristles through the hair and smooth out the strands efficiently without letting them drop in volume. Some even prefer to use flat irons because they can reach areas where your flat iron does not work. "You can turn your head down and down to get to the underlying areas [with a straightening brush] and the brushes give more volume and body," says Carrie Butterworth, senior stylist of the Roy Teeluck Salon in New York City. (Related: The Best Protein Treatments for Longer, Thicker Hair)
Another benefit? Smoothing brushes tend to damage your hair less. "They do not put direct heat on both sides of the hair and also avoid the smut that often occurs with flat irons," says Dorsey.
Note that you still need air bubbles ̵
Below you will find the best hair straightening brushes that will give you the smoothest hair of your life – in much less time.