Have you seen the new Simply Straight Ceramic Hair Brush? It’s a new product and after seeing the TV commercial, I found it on Amazon.com. Being an addict to straightening my hair and always looking for something new and exciting I decided to try it. Firstly, I looked at all the Simply Straight brush reviews on Amazon.com because this is a great place to start.
At the time I’m writing this article it scores 3.8 out of 5 stars with 53% of people rating it 5 stars in their Simply Straight reviews. There are a few negatives; I will come to those later on. As far as price, the product retails at a similar price with a good hair straightener (not professional quality) so it’s not too expensive. I’ve also tested other brush straighteners: Apalus Brush Straightener, the Caju Brush Straightener and the Care me Brush Straightener so I hope this Simply Straight brush review will provide a new perspective when comparing it vs peer products available on the market at similar price range.
My Simply Straight Brush Review
It looks like a regular hairbrush except it has a cord which you plug into an electrical source. The idea is that it straightens hair out as it brushes. Beware, it does heat up very high – up to 450 °F but it promises salon quality results. It’s also designed for all hair types and mine is fine but I have a lot of hair so I was excited to try it out. It’s not like the air stylers though so you can’t use this on wet hair, hair must be dry first. Wash it, dry it and apply a heat protecting spray although the ceramic technology promises sleek hair without frizz which is always a bonus – my hair does tend to frizz in hot or humid weather.
What you can expect is speed. It works really quickly on shoulder length hair and my hair is straight in 15 minutes. The ceramic brush lifts hair from the root so doesn’t leave it too flat either. I would advise sectioning out the back because otherwise you miss the underneath and you get kinks so start with the underneath and work your way to the top layer of hair. I didn’t think my hair was as sleek and shiny as it said it would be but I used some serum afterwards to get the shine I wanted. I would use this straightening brush when in a hurry and it’s great to pack away and take to the gym for example – when you want to get out quick!
Other negatives pointed out by Simply Straight reviews, which I was wary of before I bought this, included the time it takes to heat up (quite slow) and it does tend to snag and pull. To avoid this, really comb through hair before using, that way any knots or tangles are removed before you use the Simply Straight.
A couple more benefits, I love the auto-shut off because I can be quite forgetful so no fear of the product over-heating. It also has an LCD display screen so you can see the temperature display. I should mention that it is suitable for afro-Caribbean hair, any length too!
Does the Simply Straight Brush Work?
- Wash your hair with a good quality shampoo, condition and towel dry.
- Apply a heat protecting spray (this will help with minimizing damage, I use it with any styling appliance, flat irons, curling irons, hairdryer etc.)
- Rough dry hair, hair must be dry, don’t use this brush on wet hair.
- Section out hair.
- Heat up brush.
- Brush each section (each dries in just one pass).
- Finish with a little serum.
- You should be straight and sleek!
Where can you buy the Simply Straight Brush? Best deals available online
Amazon gives the best deal to date – only around $23 compared to $39.99 deal as seen on TV.
1. Simply Straight on Amazon
Have you tried the Simply Straight? What was your experience? If you’re just contemplating getting a brush straightener and you don’t know which would work best for your hair type, just take a look at our Complete guide of hair straightening brushes for each hair type.