It’s exciting to learn that a new generation of hair straightening tools finally made the scene, looking very much like a detangling brush. The new Dafni brush has been developed taking into consideration women's need to obtain straight, shiny hair with the help of a home styling tool that is fast, simple and easy to use. This article provides our review and impression of the following brushes:
Buzz for the Launch of a New Ceramic Brush Styling Product
It certainly is making its voice heard, loud and clear! Social media channels and specialist websites have registered a huge buzz ever since September 2015, when a 30 seconds mini-movie showing a young lady straightening her hair with a straightening brush manufactured by Dafni, went viral on Facebook registering 77 million views and 170.000 comments to date. The high consumer interest wave was even acknowledged and covered initially by Techinsider.io.
The movie that created the buzz was uploaded onto the Facebook page of a well-known Texas Radio Station and demonstrates how a hot electric brush similar looking to a regular detangling brush is able to straighten what looks like voluminous, curly and difficult to style hair in under 30 seconds. The results are similar to flat iron styling but in a fraction of the time. The Original Dafni Brush had 7 times the surface and 10 times the power of a flat iron.
While commenters were impressed with the demonstration, they were not so pleased with the reported price. "While the product is a great product, I am appalled at the price," one woman wrote. The revolutionary product has sparked huge consumer interest which could indicate it's time for a shift in hair straightening products design.
Dafni Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush Review: Main Features
Delving a little further and taking into account consumer reviews it’s quite clear just what a phenomenon this new straightening tool is. It is designed for all hair types and has a strong, sturdy 3D ceramic surface in an attractive design. This product guarantees straight results, whether hair is frizzy, curly, thick or coarse. Most importantly it straightens safely and unlike straightening irons it does not clamp hair between two exceptionally hot areas, rather it glides through dry hair gently, straightening as it brushes eliminating the potential of burning hair into submission.
With ceramic bristles which hold the heat its temperature rises up to 350°F in a few seconds and the temperature control shows the user when it reaches optimum heat level. The nature of the brush means hair is evenly distributed with heat and because it works like a brush there’s no need for hair clamps, hair clips or sectioning. The best part is how fast it works – in seconds, halving the time of straightening hair with irons.
How Does it Feel on Your Hair?
It is also very easy to use. The user simply rough dries hair, heats the Dafni up and brushes hair slowly from the top pulling gently downwards. It works – in moments and looking at reviews on the Dermstore website, consumers are thrilled with this product reporting smooth, shiny and sleek hair with a beautiful glossy finish.
Comments include “game changing”, “life-saving”, “where was I without this?” In fact, consumers report a change in styling time from half an hour with straighteners to just two minutes with the Dafni! Additionally, often with regular straightening irons, hair can be too flat but with the Dafni users report plenty of body and volume. The comment that sums up this product the best has to be “The Best Hair Tool I’ve Ever Had.”
In conclusion, consumers reviewing this hair tool report they no longer feel the need to use straighteners and feel that the Dafni straightening brush is a kinder method of straightening hair, causing no damage.
Dafni vs Calista Tools Perfecter Paddle Brush Straightener
A cheaper, albeit still pricey straightening detangling heated brush, which also promotes heat and doesn't blow air, is the Perfecter Paddle Brush from Calista Tools. Calista Tools straightening brush guarantees faster styling and can be used on both dry or damp hair.
Is there a cheaper alternative? Dafni vs Apalus Brush Hair Straightener
Of course, as with most hair straightening products there’s always a cheaper version available but there is no doubt you pay for good quality. As an example, currently on Amazon.com hair tool fans can buy the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener which, rather like the Dafni promises (in its own words) “Instant Magic Silky Straight Hair.”Additionally, it is a number one best seller on Amazon.com.
The fact is it is dramatically cheaper than the Dafni and it does straighten hair but not as well. I have tried this version myself and can report it is very good and gets hotter than the Dafni with a maximum heat of 450°F (not recommended for fine hair). It works by simple brushing hair (much like the Dafni) and it straightens in seconds (not as quickly as the Dafni but still fast). When using this, my hair is left silky and soft looking and the straight styling lasts overnight and into the next day. Additionally, it keeps my hair straight in humid, frizzy conditions.
However, there are some negatives; it is easy to burn fingers if you forget to keep your fingertips away from the hot bristles (I fell victim to this). Another concern I have is the Apalus tugs hair and the switches are placed in an awkward place, meaning it’s easy to switch this tool off in the middle of use. It is also slower to reach maximum temperature but it does have a useful temperature control so you can set the heat to your preference.
Taking a shot in the dark with the cheapest non-branded models?
There are a number of other hair straightening brushes available to purchase. There are also significant numbers of reviewers on Amazon.com who have had less than great experience with cheaper straightening brush models. As an example here’s some information on what can go wrong buying inexpensive models as reported by Amazon.com consumers.
- Poor heat-up time (which can be inconvenient if you are in a hurry)
- Reports of failing to reach high enough temperature despite expected range of up to 350°F +
- Consumers uncomfortable with the amount of static the cheaper brushes caused (Dasky Digital Anti-Static Ceramic Brush)
- Consumers with short hair disappointed that it did not work well.
- Unlike the Dafni, the Dasky is seen to be heavy and cumbersome to use.
- Failure to straighten the underneath area of very thick hair.
- Other comments included knotting, frizz and poor performance on very curly hair.
So the conclusion is clear. For high quality, high performance straightening the Dafni Straightening Brush and the Calista Tools brush deliver all they promise and the proof is in those spectacular mini-movies proving that these products are worth their high price point, delivering salon results in seconds.