Do hair straightening brushes actually work?
(Picture: John Lewis)

On the Metro Lifestyle desk, we love a new beauty find. 

So when we heard about a hair brush that miraculously straightens your hair, we had to get our little mitts on it and see if it really lives up to the n

We didn’t realise, when we decided to try this exciting new toy out, that we’d end up standing underneath studio lights on the hottest day of the year, applying a very hot brush to our heads.

Don’t say we never do anything for you.

Miranda and I both tested the brush. My hair is naturally straight-ish with a tendency to frizz. Miranda’s hair is curly.

Unsurprisingly, the brush worked better on my hair than it did Miranda’s. She wasn’t in love with the finish that the brush gave to her hair, and felt that it meant tugging quite a firm brush through her curls. After a few strokes with the brush, it did get Miranda’s hair straight eventually.

Do hair straightening brushes actually work?

My hair fared better – it was a really quick way to get my hair feeling very straight and give a bit of extra length. I don’t usually straighten my hair, but I preferred the Dafni to using a normal set of straighteners.

It was easier to use the brush to get an even finish and reach all of the bits of my hair, and I was impressed by how quickly the brush got hot. I was a bit worried that it might burn my scalp, but the tips of the ‘bristles’ (which aren’t bristles at all, but ceramic) don’t get hot, so you’re not at any great risk of burning yourself.

So if you’ve got wavy or straight hair, and you’re looking for something to give you an easy, polished look, then the Dafni is a great choice. But if you’ve got beautiful curly hair like Miranda? You’re probably going to be better off rocking it au natural, or using a pair of GHDs.

The Dafni brush is £100 from John Lewis. 

This article is part of Hair Care, our month-long investigation and exploration into our relationships with hair and the cultural implications that come with it. 

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