Hair Brush Straighteners

Top 5 Best Hair Brush Straightener Reviews for Sep. 2017

The Groom+Style review team untangle the mysteries of straight hair, and line up a list of the best hair straightening brushes for you!

Take your time and read the best hair brush straightener list just below. Alternatively, click this link to check out our top 5 best hair brush straightener comparison table at the bottom of this article.

Why do we always want what we can’t have? Many women with straight hair fantasize about having lavish curls. Similarly, women with curly or wavy hair would give almost anything to have sleek, shiny, straight hair.

Curling straight hair is relatively easy; perms and curling irons have been around for several years. Those with wavy hair that doesn’t relax even after blow drying, endure more tortuous methods to change the look of their locks. Hair relaxer (straightener) products and hair dryers released over the years have often been hit or miss with many users.

Only recently have hair brush straighteners, like hot combs and modern flat irons, become more reliable and safer to use on a regular basis.

For more details about what is right for your hair read Groom+Style’s hair straightener buying and user guide – flat iron or brush, what is best for your hair.

Below is Groom+Style’s list of the best hair brush straighteners on the market.  Alternatively, follow this link to find out about the top 5 best flat iron hair straighteners.

1. Revlon Perfect Heat 2 Inch Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Air Spin Brush

Revlon Perfect Heat 2 Inch Tourmaline

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There are several different types of hot brushes on the market. The Revlon Spin Brush (also available in 1” and 1 ½” brushes) is a rotating air brush which combines the effects of a blow dryer and a brush all in one.

The Revlon Perfect Heat works best on partially dry hair. Hot air blows from inside the brush,  while the soft bristles spin to take the curl out of your hair. Alternatively, you can leave the ends of your hair curly, whilst straightening the rest.

The brush has two heat settings, the ability to rotate the bristles in either direction to prevent tangles, and a cold shot button to cool things down when required.

Whilst the Revlon Spin Brush is very effective, it does has a very large handle which can make it difficult to maneuver.

For a terrific straightening tool at a startlingly low price, the Revlon Perfect Heat is a wonderful appliance to straighten your hair.

Features of the Revlon Perfect Heat 2” Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Air Spin Brush:

  • 2 Heat Settings
  • Tangle Free Bristles
  • Cold Shot Button
  • Multi Directional Buttons (to change the direction the brush rotates in)
  • 2 inch Brush
  • 900 Watts Ceramic Tourmaline Technology
  • 2 in 1 – hair dryer and brush

Check Revlon Perfect Heat Price On Amazon

2. Apalus Brush Hair Straightener

Apalus Brush Hair Straightener

Apalus Brush Hair Straightener. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

The Apalus is a standard heated hair brush, primarily for use on dry hair. The Apalus Brush is able to straighten and smooth hair in a way a manual brush can’t.

This product applies constant heat when you turn it on taking only one minute to reach full temperature. The brush is automatically programmed to operate at 365° which is suitable for delicate hair, but has optional settings for hair with a natural texture (410°) or very thick or wavy (450°). The brush has a no-scald tip, so there are no concerns about the high temperatures damaging your hair or your hands.

The Apalus works quickly, taking approximately ten seconds per pass to straighten most types of hair, making it an inexpensive lifesaver if you need a quick straightening before heading off to work. The Apalus hair straightener can also be used as a detangling brush and massager to straighten frizzy or unmanageable hair if used in conjunction with Agam essential oil or Moroccan oil.

A great straightener to be used on dry hair which works quickly.

Features of the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener:

  • Variable temperature settings for different hair types (365°, 410°, 450°)
  • One hour automatic shut off
  • Dual voltage(110V/240V) with Celsius temperature display capability
  • 3 in 1 – ceramic iron straightener,detangling brush andanion hair massager

Check Apalus Brush Hair Straightener Price On Amazon

3. InStyler Wet to Dry Rotating Iron

InStyler Wet to Dry Rotating Iron

InStyler Wet to Dry Rotating Iron. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

At first glance, the Instyler appears to be similar to a flat iron. However, the side with the plate actually has a brush mounted onto it; the other side contains a rotating titanium barrel.

The rotating iron can be used on semi-wet, towel-dried hair. The barrel side goes closest to your head, and as it rotates while being pulled through your hair, it dries it. Meanwhile, the heated brush straightens the hair.

The end result is straight hair that has more fullness than if you used a flat iron. The Instyler performs best if you run the appliance through each hair section twice.

It only takes approximately 30 seconds for the brush to reach temperature (maximum temperature is 410°), and there’s an automatic shut off safety feature. As an added benefit, the InStyler can also be used to curl hair or flip ends, just by wrapping the hair around the barrel and letting it rotate for approximately five seconds.

This brush is more expensive than the Revlon and Apalus brushes. However, despite its slightly strange appearance, the InStyler is a powerful hair straightening tool that is more versatile than most options if you want to style as well as straighten.

Features of the InStyler Wet To Dry Rotating Iron:

  • Multiple heat settings (285° to 410°)
  • One hour automatic shut off
  • 30-second rapid heat-up
  • 1 ¼ inch barrel
  • 2 in 1- straightening or curling

Check InStyler Iron Price On Amazon

4. Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal Hair Straightener

Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal HS

You need to have a blow dryer for this straightener. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

The Scalpmaster straightener looks like a flat iron but has two brushes mounted on the plates. The way you use this straightener is straightforward; you heat the hair by aiming a dryer into the vents on the back and pull the appliance through your hair. The short nylon bristles detangle and straighten the hair as you pull.

The Scalpmaster can be used without heat to detangle thick hair, and is more effective on long, thick or frizzy hair (particularly African-American hair) than most of the other options the Groom+Style team have investigated. It is relatively inexpensive, and once you get the hang of using it, it’s quite effective in straightening hair.

An inexpensive option that is very effective on thick hair.

Features of the Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal Hair Straightener:

  • Tough nylon bristles
  • Ergonomically-designed
  • No power needed

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5. Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Brush. Click on the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

The Babybliss is a rotating hair brush straightener, similar to Revlon Perfect Heat, however it is made from titanium instead of ceramic and is about $20 more expensive. This model has three heat settings, but it does not have a cold shot button. Some believe the titanium makes a difference in the way their hair feels but the team don’t see it; we think the performance is virtually identical to the Revlon Perfect Heat.

Features of the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush:

  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Tangle Free Bristles
  • Multi–Directional Buttons
  • 2 inch Brush
  • 2 in 1 – hair dryer and brush

Check Babyliss Pro Nano Price On Amazon

Groom+Style’s Best Hair Brush Straightener Comparison Table

Use the comparison table to help you identify if there is a specific hair brush straightener that interests you, and identify the key differences.  You can then choose to:

  • use the “Quick Navigation” button at the bottom of the table to navigate straight to the product you are interested in reading more about
  • use the “Check Price on Amazon” button if you know exactly what you want to buy

1. Revlon Perfect Heat


  • For the person who wants the best fully featured hair brush straightener that works brilliantly on partially dry hair.
  • PRO: Fast, effective straightener at a reasonable price. Choice of rotation direction, cold shot button and tourmaline technology.
  • CON: Large handle can be unwieldy, not as effective on very wet hair.

2. Apalus Brush Hair Straightener


  • For the busy person who wants a straightener that works quickly and effectivley on dry hair.
  • PRO: Quick to heat, variety of temperature options to suit hair type, no-scald tip, works on dry hair.
  • CON: Manual brush (non-rotating), most effective on dry hair.

3. InStyler Wet to Dry Rotating Iron


  • For the stylist, the person who wants to play around and experiment with their look (style as well as straighten).
  • PRO: Can be used on semi-wet and towel dried hair, adds volume, can be used to style, automatic shut-off feature.
  • CON: More expensive than other options, slightly strange appearance.

4. Scalpmaster Ceramic Thermal Hair Straightener


  • For the minimalist - light, inexpensive, cheap option that needs a hair dryer to work.
  • PRO: Cheap, can use your existing hair dryer, and works great on thick hair.
  • CON: You need to have your own hair dryer.

5. Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 2 Inch Rotating Hot Air Brush

Babyliss-Pro-Nano-Titanium-2-Inch-Rotating-Hot-Air-Brush-1 (1)

  • For the person who wants an effective rotating hair brush straightener that works on all hair types.
  • PRO: Rotating rather than manual use, titanium instead of ceramic, variable heat settings.
  • CON: More expensive for similar performance, no cold shot button.

The Groom+Style team worked flat out to bring you this review, we hope you enjoyed it!  And, of course once you have removed the curls you might actually want to add them back, if that is the case then one of our best curling irons will do the trick.