I promised this review back in January, and here I am finally delivering. I decided to do this for my birthday week because I usually like to have my hair done for my birthday. I only straighten my hair for special occasions because it’s too much work, and don’t want to give my hair heat damage the way I have in the past.
I have type 3a curls. If you know don’t curl pattern types or how to figure it out, you can checkout this link and this link. Also to get more of reference as to what my hair looks like when curly, you can check the image I provide in my previous post. Keep in mind that in that image my hair is dirty and the curls are weighed down at that point.
Straightening my hair use to take me almost 2 hours when it was at its longest. I don’t really straighten my hair. I only do so for special occasions (holidays & events). When I did straighten my hair often, I always wanted a brush type straightener. I was really excited when I saw Laura Lee, review the FoxyBae straightener on her channel (I’m sorry I can’t find the actual video).
I didn’t really trust the review fully, to be honest. I decided I wanted it when I went on their site and saw a video of a girl with curlier hair (3c curls) than me try it. Her hair actually came out very straight. My mom bought it for me for Christmas, and I used it for New Years. I haven’t used it again until my birthday.
I really liked the idea of a brush straightener because I thought it would be faster, and you don’t have to worry about burning a brush or comb with the flat iron. Before straightening, I put some product in my hair to protect against heat. The specific product I used is called La Plancha Leave-In. I then took a blow dryer and dried my hair while brushing it with the tangle angel brush.
This is my hair before straightening.
This is my hair after straightening
As you can see, it definitely did straighten my hair. However, it does not leave your hair pin straight. It left my ends looking a hot mess, and my hair is rather floofy. I still have to use a regular flat iron to get it pin straight, and stop my ends from looking hit.
It is a little faster than using a regular flat iron. It doesn’t feel like you’re getting a ton heat–it goes up to about 400F. I think the reason my hair stays floofy is because the straightener doesn’t feel that hot as it claims to be. In a way the lack of heat is good because you know you’re not damaging your hair as much. Also, when I use the flat iron after to get it pin straight, I don’t need as much heat as as I normally would. However I still don’t like the idea of using 2 straighteners in one day.
I think this would be better for people who have fine wavy hair. I would also use this to get out any waves that would be caused by a hair tie. Other than that, I wouldn’t really use this if I need my hair to be fabulously straight. What I would do if I want to straighten my faster (if it doesn’t have to look perfect) is do my hair the night before, parting it into small sections, and then wrapping it tightly for the night. I did this New Years, and the only thing I had to worry about the next day was my ends.
If you have super curly hair that’s thick, I would not recommend this product. I already have it because, like I previously stated, my mom bought it for me as a gift. I don’t straighten my hair often, so I’m not too worried about using a 2 types of hair straighteners in one day. If I need to have my hair straightened, without worrying about it looking bad, I do get it professionally done–especially if I want it to last.
Let me know your thoughts on the FoxyBae hair straightening brush. Would you try it? Have you tried you anything like this before? Did you like it?
Remember to stay vampy,
The Boho Vamp