Can you dry your hair with a straightener brush is a great question. Drying your hair with a straightener brush assumes you will save a lot of time. Basically, you are styling and drying, thus cutting down on your time in front of the mirror. Having to completely dry your hair before you style eats up a lot of your time, so by drying your hair with a straightening brush, you can dry and straighten at the same time. But is this really a good idea? What are the pros and cons of using a straightener brush to dry your hair?
Drying your hair with a straightener brush is possible. Wet to dry straightener brushes are much safer to use on damp hair vs flat irons. Wet hair is at its weakest state and very susceptible to damage. Using a flat iron to dry and straighten hair is going to increase the chance of causing damage to your hair. They sandwich your hair between two hot plates, and your hair will sizzle as the plates pass over. But when using a wet to dry straightener, it blows hot air over your hair, drying at a much slower pace and lower temperature. Wet to dry straightener brushes are safe to use on damp hair.
Are wet to dry straighteners bad for hair?
Wet to dry straightener brushes are not bad for your hair. It uses the same principle to dry your hair as a blow dryer does. Wet to dry straightener brushes have many features and are rather ingenious tools for styling damp hair. There are tons of manufactures making wet to dry straighteners, and they all will cut your time in half or more. What they do is blow hot air over your hair while at the same time, you use the comb end or brush head to comb through your hair. The combination of the hot hair and the bristles or teeth straighten your hair with each pass of the brush. During this action, your hair is not pressed between two hot plates, but rather hot hair passes over-drying and straightening your hair at the same time. This action is much gentler on your hair than using a hot iron.
What happens if you straighten damp hair?
Straightening damp hair is safe using a wet to dry straightener. Most of these tools work best on damp hair and not really wet hair. And the reason why is they do not have the airflow of a professional blow dryer. However, many have ion generators in which release ions to help dry your hair faster and safer than with heat only.
|How to Use a Hair Straightener|
|1). Detangle||It’s a good idea to first detangle your hair before you style it. It will make your job much easier. For this, my favorite tools are The Wet Brush Original Detangler for thin to normal hair and for thick curly hair the Denman Classic Styling Brush 9 Row brush.|
|2). Section Hair||Section off your hair no longer than the barrel length of your straightening brush. Your hair section should not be any longer than the brush or barrel head because you will end up tangling your hair.|
|3). Heat Protectant||Once your hair is sectioned off and strands clipped and out of the way, you should apply a spritz of heat protectant. I like L’Oreal Sleek It Iron Heatspray because it aids in straightening or HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector.|
|4). Time to Straighten||Place the brush head under your first section and start moving, slowly down the length of your hair as the hot hair drys and straightens. If your wet to dry straightener has a rotating head to can start the rotation to polish and add shine to your hair.|
|5). Repeat||Repeat the process going over the rest of your hair. Place the brush head under a section of hair and start moving, slowly down the length of your hair as the hot hair drys and straightens. If your wet to dry straightener has a rotating head to can start the rotation to polish and add shine to your hair. Apply heat protectant as needed as you go.|
|6). Last Step||Optional, you can apply a hair serum to help with flyaways and keep your style lasting longer. I like L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Sulfate-Free Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum. It is lightweight and contains argan oil.|
Best wet to dry hair straighteners
Many of the wet to dry straighteners have two brush heads that allow you to not only straighten but to create full-body curls or smaller curls. Having different brush diameters allows you to create different sizes of curls and waves. most all have at least two heating settings. One setting is usually a cool shot which is used to lock-in your style. The wet to dry straightening brushes I like the best are lightweight and have a small handle, one you can grasp easily.
|Best Wet to Dry Hair Straighteners by Price Low to High|
|Wet to Dry Hair Straighteners||Recommendation||Price|
|Conair 1875 Watt 3-in-1 Styling Hair Dryer with Ionic Technology and 3 Attachments||Lost of power with 1875 watts, plus ionic technology and price makes this model hard to beat. Air flow is not as good as a professional blow dryer but it gets the job done.||Check Price|
|Gold ‘N Hot GH3202 Professional 1600-Watt Styler Dryer||I like the 1600 watts of power and 3 air flow speeds. Comes with 3 styling attachments and to my surprise does a good job for the price. Air flow is not as good as a professional blow dryer but it gets the job done.||Check Price|
|Infinitipro By Conair Wet/Dry Hot Air Brush Styler||I like the tourmaline ceramic technology, but not suitable for thick hair. Conair curling brush rotate in both directions but can also be used without the spin feature to give you another level of control.||Check Price|
|INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Hot Air Spin Brush, 2 Inch and 1 1/2 Inch||I like the tourmaline ceramic technology, but not suitable for thick hair. Conair curling brush rotate in both directions but can also be used without the spin feature to give you another level of control. Tangle-free anti-static boar and nylon bristles work in conjunction with 2 heat settings and cool setting for all hair types and lengths. With two brush sizes to choose from 2-inch to create voluminous curls and full body or 1 1/2-inch to create smaller natural curls and waves||Check Price|
|InStyler MAX WET TO DRY 1.25” 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening & Styling Iron||I like the wet-to-dry styler because of the rotating technology to straighten, add curls, and waves, while simultaneously drying hair. Emits ions to reduce frizz and deliver maximum shine. The two-way rotating barrel dries and straightens hair and gives you the option to easily add curl, body, and shine to damp or dry hair. Just don’t get too close to your ears.||Check Price|
|Best When Hair is Damp | Towel Dry Hair by Price Low to High|
|Conair 3-in-1 Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Air Brush Combo Kit||Good budget hot brush, price is really good at less than $30,00. No temp display at this price. Will give you more volume but it’s harder to get close to your scalp on top due to the handle is large and it’s not that easy to maneuver over your head with one hand.||Check Price|
|Kingdomcares Hair Straightening Brush||Budget model, not sure how well it can handle 4c hair? But the price is very good.||Check Price|
|Ricank Professional Hair Straightener||Budget model, does not handle 4c hair very well, but the price is very good.||Check Price|
|Etereauty Ionic Hair Straightening Brush||Budget model, does not do much for frizz.||Check Price|
|MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush||Great all-around straightener brush. No Cons from me on this one. Very good!||Check Price|
|Rifny Hair Straightening Comb||Great brush for the price, not recommended for short hair. Has 3 heat setting and is not overly priced.||Check Price|
|John Frieda Hot Air Brush||I like it because it’s easy to use, but it can malfunction. I question it’s reliability. But I would purchase due to the low cost and ease of use and would return if mine broke during the limited 3 year warranty. The brush is actually made by Conair Corp.||Check Price|
|Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler||Air flow is not even and has no temp display, otherwise a solid budget hot air brush. You can get closer to your scalp due to the oval design.||Check Price|
|Calista Perfecter Fusion Hair Styler Hot Air Brush||Creates voluminous hair and shine as you dry for smooth, silky hair. Removes frizz for a smooth lush texture.||Check Price|
|TYMO iONIC Hair Straightener Brush||Very good, has a lot of controls and features for a hot brush in this price range. Will give you a silky & natural lustrous hair.||Check Price|
|Drybar The Baby Brush Crush||Same as the larger Drybar The Brush Crush but in a travel friendly size. Top quality.||Check Price|
|FHI Heat Stylus Successor Dual Heating Thermal Styling Brush||I recommend for medium to long length hair styles and full curl and wave patterns.||Check Price|
|Lena Hair Dryer Brush And Volumizer||I love because of the powerful negative ion care & far infrared technology. Very good for straightening, volumzing, smoothing and flipping.||Check Price|
|Infinitipro By Conair Hot Air Spin Brush||2-inch spin air brush creates voluminous curls but not for thick hair types.||Check Price|
|BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush||I like the rotating barrel is bi-directional, moving crisply either forward or backward. However hair can get caught between the barrel and the end cap.||Check Price|
|Calista Tristyl3R Styling Tool, 3-in-1||I like because you can use the Tristyl3r as a wand to create bouncy curls and waves, then slide the clip attachment on to use a curling iron and achieve classic curls, or slide the heated round brush on to add beachy waves, volume, or sleek smoothness. Very versatile.||Check Price|
|Calista Tools Pro Grip Digital Temp Control Ionic Round Hot Brush||Very good for lifts, directs, smooths, curls, and Volumizer all hair types. You should choose the 1″ barrel if you have short hair and the 1-1/2″ barrel if you have medium to long hair.||Check Price|
|Calista Styledryer Custom Airbrush||I love the 4 different attachments to volumize, smooth and curl hair. Perfect to combine the use of attachments to customize your hair to the perfect style.||Check Price|
|Drybar The Brush Crush||I love this brush because the back of the head does not get really hot like other cheaper brushes do. Top quality with many great features.||Check Price|
|Sultra Thermalite Dryer Brush||I like because it’s one of the few hot brushes with far Infrared technology heals hair & scalp. Also has an Ion Emitter for hydrated frizz free hair. Very lightweight & ergonomic||Check Price|
|Drybar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush||Perfect for blowouts. I like it because it creates a smooth, shiny blowout with tons of volume in one quick, simple step.||Check Price|
|ghd Glide Hot Brush, Professional Hot Brush||I love because this is the simplest hot hush to use period! Fantastic to tame and smooth dry hair for quick and effortless styling.||Check Price|
|ghd Rise Hot Hair Brush||Fantastic for volumizing and flawless body and lift for you hair. I recommend to use with heat protect spray.||Check Price|
|Dyson Airwrap||Excellence at a price. I love everything but the price. However, I highly recommend. Very high quality, with excellence fit and finish. Great performance. Like all excellent hot hair brushes it need no gloves.||Check Price|
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