Every now and then, I desire straight hair but flat ironing takes way too long. After seeing the Apalus heat straightening brush on Amazon, I wondered if it would be quicker and easier for my hair? My interest increased even more after seeing many videos of this heat brush on natural hair.
Apalus Hair Straightening Brush
The Apalus hair straightening brush promises silky, straight, smooth results at first stroke. The heat brush can be used on natural and relaxed hair.
Apalus Temperature Recommendations
The heat brush has an off / off switch with a temperature range of 180℉ to 450℉. The brush quickly heats up to 165℉ in just one minute. It has auto constant technology which keeps the device at a stable temperature when in use.
Apalus recommends using the following temperatures:
- 365℉ for delicate colored fine hair;
- 410℉ for natural texture hair;
- 450℉ for thick or wavy hair;
Based on this temperature guide, I would use heat somewhere between 410 and 450 but I chose 350 instead. This was my first time using the heat brush and I wanted to get a feel for how the heat brush performed before using some ridiculously high heat. You too should use whatever temperature you are comfortable with rather than following the guide.
Apalus Hair Straightening Brush Features
In addition to being a hair straightener, the Apalus heat brush is marketed as being a hair detangler and hair massager.
Hair Detangler: I do not recommend using it as a hair detangler because I believe it would cause hair breakage if the hair was not detangled properly. Perhaps some hair textures could use it as a hair detangler but that’s not happening with my hair.
Hair Massager: I’m really not sure how you would use this as a hair massager effectively. I suppose you would place the brush on your scalp and massage it around, without it being turned on of course. However, I find it too bulky for that. I rather use something smaller like a scalp brush.
Temperature dial is capable of measuring heat in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
The heat brush auto shuts off after 60 minutes.
Flat Iron vs. Heat Brush on Natural Hair
Although a flat iron and heat brush serve the same purpose, I found the heat brush to be easier and faster to use and I’m not really sure why. I was able to complete my entire head in about 30 minutes with the heat brush whereas a flat iron takes about an hour.
How Well Did The Heat Brush Do?
Have a look at the demo to see how my hair looked after using the heat brush on natural hair. I also did a comparison shot of blow dried hair versus heat brush straightened hair.