You have seen many videos demonstrating the straightening brush for black hair and you may be wondering does it really work? Well I am here to answer your question by uses this brush on my black hair.
Before answering if the straightening brush for black hair really works I have to tell you what kind of hair I have. I have more of a 4b/4c type of hair on the kinkier texture type of hair. Meaning that I do not have a looser curl pattern.
A lot of the reviews for the straightening brush for black hair shows black hair that has a looser texture. Well my stuff is all the way black and all the way kinky. So just know if this straightening brush can work on my hair then it will work on yours.
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The type of straightening brush that I used was the Simply Straight Ceramic Straightening Brush. When I first looked at the brush I really had low hopes for it. I mean I have natural hair so I was thinking that whatever straightening brush for black hair I used needed to get really hot in order to straighten my hair.
And I am proud to report this brush does get hot. It gets really hot and the temperature goes up to 450F. I ended up using 350F. That is a high temp to some but has I mentioned, my hair is a kinkier texture and my hair tends to take heat very well. Also before putting any heat on your hair make sure that you put a good heat protectant on his.
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Straightening brush for black hair ~ Before
The condition of my hair before the process was that it was washed and deep conditioned. My hair is naturally 4b/4c hair and it was mostly detangled. As you can see my hair was not stretch out, it was in its natural state.
Straightening brush for black hair ~ The Parting
I started the straightening in the back of my head. I section off a about a three inch by three inch piece. The whole point of this was that it was supposed to be faster so I attempted to use larger sections of the hair than I would using a flat iron to speed up the process.
Straightening brush for black hair ~ Straightening
When straightening the hair to the level of straight that I know most people want to get it. I had to pass over my hair several times. You will see in my video below, the full process. But just this one piece of hair took several passes over my hair.
The con of this is that it took way too long. If the brush is supposed to be faster passing over my hair 10 to 15 times is not fun. Also, my hair tends to take heat well and I do not put heat on my hair often so I was not too concerned about the passes. But typically, passing heat over your hair time and time again is BAD for your hair. It will start to damage it over time and if you are natural it will ruin your curl pattern.
So if you want to use straightening brush for black hair then you have to be careful about the amount of passes it will take in order to get your hair straight.
Straightening brush for black hair ~ One pass
For the sake of not wanting to pass over my hair 10-15 for each section because of time sake and because I just did not want that much heat on my hair. The rest of my hair I chose to only pass through one or two times. And this is what I got. The con of this is that your hair does not really look straight at all but rather just blown out. The right side of my hair is the hair with one or two passes while the left side is my natural hair untouched.
Straightening brush for black hair overall review
I would not say that this brush was a total fall. This hair can straighten your hair if you have a looser curl patter than mine. And if your hair is relaxed I am sure this will also work on your hair. This will also work if you do not mind passing the heat through your hair multiple times. I had the brush on 350F and it was really hot. It goes up to 450F and you can choose to put the heat setting higher at your own risk if you want to try to make your hair get straighter with fewer passes. But 450F is very high and you may really damage your hair with that amount of it. But as always it is up to you.
Check out my full video below of me using the simply straight ceramic straightening brush for black hair.