She Tried It! Foxybae Straightening Hair Brush
Last night, as I was setting my clothes out for today I thought about wanting to wear a full top knot but not feeling like going through the process of straightening my hair. And then I remembered the FoxyBae Straightening Hair Brush I hadn’t tried yet and figured there was no time like the present.
I reached out to try the Straightening Hair Brush after receiving inquiries from readers about whether the tool works as well as flat irons, and after watching a few tutorials of other natural girls trying the brushes and getting great results. So, at 10 pm, I hopped in the shower, gave my hair a quick wash and condition, and put the hand-held straightener to work.
For starters, the straightening brush is beautiful — I like using products and tools that are pretty, sue me. The rose gold detailing on the handle gives a luxurious look and the brush has the weight of a product that you can tell is worth a pretty penny. But what’s most important, is the style of the brush is also functional. The handle is sleek but has a rubber-like grip that prevented the brush from slipping out of my hand while straightening, plus the 360° Swivel Cord allows you to manipulate the device any way you need for optimal styling — and the cord is long enough for you to move around without feeling restricted to one area.
After conditioning and towel drying, I applied the Daily Moisturizer, Anti-Breakage and Repair Antidote Oil, and Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil from The Mane Choice before blow-drying my hair. I only used my TxturePRO wave comb while blow-drying for a little extra straightening and detangling, and once dry, I separated my hair as I would when flat ironing and put the brush to work.
The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to glide the brush through my hair. The straightening brush uses Tourmaline Technology as well as infrared heat to deliver straighter, silkier results, lock in moisture and reduce frizz. I did find myself going over my hair more than I normally would with a flat iron, even with 450° heat, but I was also doing very quick passes with the brush, more like I would when regularly brushing my hair, as opposed to the slow, controlled strokes I use with a flat iron.
The second thing I noticed was how easy it was to handle the brush. I tend to always accidentally hit the control switches on the side of flat irons and cut them off in the process of straightening, but that didn’t happen with the brush. The handle also never slipped out of my hand, despite the oil on my hair or hand. I really just felt like I was brushing my hair which made straightening a far less tedious process than it normally is. It’s also why I kept “burning” my fingertips — I forgot the bristles of the brush were hot because the brushing motion just felt so natural, not like my normal straightening process.
It only took me about 30 minutes to straighten my hair and I was pleased with the results in the end because I didn’t plan on wearing my hair down and straight like I would with a thorough silk press. I simply wanted more stretch and smoothing than I would get with blow-drying, which the straightening brush gave me. I found my roots were the hardest part to get completely straight, due to the size of the brush and the inability to really “grip” my thick roots. I also couldn’t bump the ends like I would with other straightening tools, but for what I wanted to achieve in a small amount of time, this brush was perfect.
Last night I slept with a silk scarf, and this morning I brushed my hair into a topknot which was fuller than it would’ve been if I did it with my hair wet, but also smoother than it would’ve been had I just blow-dried my hair without any additional heat. If you’re a natural who loves a textured straight look or you want to try fun updos and pompadours without sacrificing texture for sleekness, I recommend the FoxyBae straightening brush. You’ll achieve length, retain texture, and reduce frizz without having the silky straight look of the relaxers you left behind. And if you still relax your hair, this brush should be all you need to achieve a great sleek style.