This Hair Tool Gives You the Same Results as a Flat Iron, Minus the Damage

If you rely on a flat iron for everyday styling or at least use one frequently, then you know it can do a number on your hair. Too much heat and too much pressure or clamping can damage your hair's cuticles, which might cause dryness, breakage, and frizz. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop using a flat iron completely. There are some things you can do to minimize the damage caused by flat irons, including limiting your usage, making sure your hair is clean and moisturized, choosing the right flat iron, applying heat-protectant products, and setting the flat iron at a lower temperature.

But if you really want to minimize the chances of damaging your hair, you should use a straightening brush. These genius hair tools evenly distribute heat to your strands and make your hair smooth and sleek. They're also really good at maintaining your hair's volume and body instead of flattening it. In fact, using a straightening brush might be the closest at-home alternative to getting a blow-out.

Take a look below at some of the best-rated straightening brushes out there.


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1. Amika Polished Perfection Thermal Straightening Brush 2.0

2. Tymo Hair Straightener Comb

3. Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

4. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush

5. MiroPure Enhanced Hair Straightener Heat Brush

6. GHD Glide Smoothing Brush

7. L'ange Le Vite Straightening Brush

8. Flower Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush

9. Eva NYC Glow Girl Mini Thermal Straightening Brush

10. Moroccanoil Smooth Style Ceramic Heated Brush

11. Revlon Straightening Brush

12. InStyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush

13. Bed Head Smooth Operator Straightening Heat Brush

14. Miserwe Hair Straightener Brush

15. Cortex Beauty Hot Air Straightening Brush


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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.