As a hair styler addict when I heard about steam straightening I had to learn more. I’ve used hair straighteners, hair dryers, tongs, air stylers – you name it and I’ve tried it. I think I know almost everything there is to know about hair stylers so the new Sela hair straightening brush with steam in ceramic had me intrigued. It sounded exciting, a straightener using steam technology? I just had to have it!
I hopped onto Amazon.com which for me is the go-to marketplace for hair stylers and other hair equipment. Sure enough there it was and with 35 customer positive customer reviews I knew I wasn’t going to make a mistake. The Amazon.com reviews are really helpful to me because they generally give a very fair assessment of new products. The Sela Steam Straightener scores 4.7 out of 5 stars and of those reviews, 74% rate this as a 5 out of 5 star product – at the time of writing this article. It is priced on the premium price range, so I did expect good performance.
What you can expect from the Sela is an attractive red coloured clamp style straightener with bristles inside so essentially it brushes hair through while emitting steam. The steam gets very hot and you can change the setting so it’s not as damaging to hair as high heated ceramic or tourmaline plates. It’s also fairly lightweight which is a bonus because you don’t get an aching wrist as you do with some other hair products. I also love the swivel cord because it means no getting tangled up as you move the straighteners round your head.
As this product uses steam, it straightens and shines at the same time. It holds 30ml of water which is enough for 15 minutes of steam so if you have very long hair or very thick hair you might have to top it up. This is a little inconvenient but I felt that it delivered a good result and that my hair was being cared for better than traditional straighteners. It’s really easy to use but you can’t use it on wet hair, hair must be dry first. My hair does tend to frizz and the steam technology prevents this
On the negative side you can only use a little hair at a time so this is not a quick fix. You need patience however I can report the end result is truly amazing salon-standard straight hair and my hair feels incredible after using this, really soft, sleek and shiny. I think my hair looks far healthier after using the steam straightener and I am reluctant to go back to classic straightener plates after seeing the results.
Sela Brush Steam Straightener Tutorial
I should mention that the bristles are gentle as well, no snagging or pulling – the brush glides through hair although it needs a couple of passes depending on the length of hair. It’s suitable for all hair types but as it only takes a little hair at a time if you have really thick hair such as Afro-American it might take extra time and patience to get the results you want.