This Hair Straightener Comb Has Nearly 20,000 Five-Star Ratings on Amazon—Here’s Why

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Struggling to wrangle your locks with a flat iron? There's a better hair styling tool on the market, and your hair is begging you to make the swap.

It seems to be the golden rule of beauty: Those who are blessed with natural curls dream of a straight mane, while those who were born with straight locks would kill for curls.

It takes a lot of work and the right products to force our hair to submit to our desires, which is why tools like the Dyson Airwrap and Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer are so popular for getting the best blowout ever. But there’s one hot tool that’s all the rage on Amazon, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re definitely missing out: the TYMO Ring hair straightener comb.

What is a hair straightener comb?

Tymo Hair Straightening CombVia Amazon.com

If this is your first time experimenting with a hair straightening comb (similar to a hair straightener brush!), prepare to be wowed by a product that many users say is easier to handle than a flat iron—yet achieves the same results for taming frizzy hair.

The TYMO Ring hair straightener comb reduces the number of hot tools you need to achieve the sleek look you want, because it’s a comb and straightener in one. The hair shaft essentially locks into place when using the product, which helps create a little tension while gliding through each section.

“I love that it offers multiple heat settings and other features that are geared toward protecting the hair, which is very important anytime you are putting heat on the hair,” says certified cosmetologist Denise Dixon, owner of the Cosmetology Institute of Las Vegas, where her students make human-hair wigs for cancer survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “This product also features ceramic plates with a Moroccan oil coating to minimize heat damage. However, if the consumer’s hair is really coarse and brittle, it may not give the desired result because the product does not seal the ends of the hair.”

Pros:

Here’s what we like about the TYMO Ring:

  • Detangles, straightens, and adds volume and shine
  • Affordable price point
  • 5 temperature settings (from 260 to 410 degrees) for different hair textures
  • 25 ceramic heating plates for even heat distribution
  • Anti-scald design protects your scalp and hands
  • 360-degree swivel cord so you don’t get tangled up while styling
  • Comes with clips (for sectioning) and a heatproof glove (for extra protection)
  • Automatically turns off in case you forget
  • Universal voltage makes this tool travel-friendly

Cons:

Here’s what we don’t like about the TYMO Ring hair straightener comb:

  • Must work in very small sections, which may take longer on thick hair
  • Doesn’t seal the ends of your hair, the way a flat iron does

How to use the TYMO Ring hair straightener comb

Tymo Straightening Comb SetVia Amazon.com

First, it’s important to begin working on hair that is clean. (Side note: Nothing gets hair cleaner than a scalp brush!) “Do not use this product if your hair is not clean or is oily,” cautions Dixon. “Any kind of oil in hair will essentially deep-fry your hair.” And, your hair needs to be dry, as using it on wet hair could lead to unwanted damage.

Next, use a detangling brush to comb through your hair and remove any knots that would hinder the desired gliding motion. Now, it’s time to apply some frizzy hair products to defrizz, and a heat protectant.

“You absolutely need to invest in a solid heat protectant, which will seal the cuticle and act as a protective barrier on each hair strand,” advises Dixon. “Make sure to straighten with small sections. This will ensure that you are getting the hair straight at the root. Also, go slow and steady. When people are rushing, they tend to go over the same areas repeatedly, and you should never do more than one, or max two, passes.” She says that the sections on your head that are curlier may require a higher heat setting than the areas that are more loosely curled or straighter.

To help keep your blowout looking good for days, Dixon says to wrap your hair at night with a silk or satin bonnet. A silk pillowcase is also a good idea for better hair health. Proper nighttime care means no further heat will be required the next morning.

The best Amazon user reviews

With more than 27,000 reviews on Amazon, it’s no surprise that fans have some pretty strong feelings about their beloved TYMO hair straightener—from the low price tag to the awesome results.

Verified purchaser Keyao An calls it an “unbeatable deal for the money,” adding that “it looks so ‘Dyson’ but with a much more reasonable price.” She also posts some amazing before and after photos.

Erica Burkhard raves that it usually takes an hour to do her hair, but it took only 30 minutes with her TYMO hair straightener. You can see the results from frizzy to sleek in her review photos.

And Victoria Jackson writes that she loves it so much, she’s never going back to a regular flat iron again.

Where to buy the TYMO Ring hair straightener

Ready to purchase your own miracle straightening comb? TYMO ranges from $49 to $74 and is available for purchase on Amazon, Walmart, Sears, and at Tymobeauty.com.

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As an editor at large for Reader's Digest, Jill Schildhouse is an expert in health and wellness, beauty, consumer products and product reviews, travel, and personal finance. She has spent the last 20 years as an award-winning lifestyle writer and editor for a variety of national print and digital publications.