Rated 3.97 out of 5 stars
This product was gifted by Drybar. I have thick, fine textured hair that is mostly straight but somewhat frizzled with a slight wave when air dried. Because I have thicker hair I did a quick blow dry with my regular dryer before using this as recommended in the instructions. I found the straightener itself to be fairly lightweight compared to other dryer/styler tools and that was nice. It was easy to hold and maneuver. The drying capabilities were quite good even when used on the lower setting (recommended for my hair type) and it didn't take long at all to dry my hair. The straightening aspect of the product left a bit to be desired for me though. As you can see in the side by side picture, left side is done with just the straight shot tool and it isn't as straight as I would get with a regular straightener. When using this tool the ends looked somewhat frizzy and not as sleek as when I use a regular straightener or a round brush type blow drying tool. Even after going over it multiple times trying to tame and style it I couldn't seem to get it to make my hair as sleek as I would like. In the side by side picture the right hand photo shows how my hair looks after using my brush blow drying tool which creates the more tamed look I would prefer. I also didn't like how the bristles on the straight shot seemed to snag individual hairs and pull at them as I would reach the ends. Overall it didn't work great for my hair type but I do think that this could work well for someone who doesn't have fine texture hair.
I have recently seen a lot of advertisements for Drybar products, and have been intrigued about how they would work out for my hair. I finally had the opportunity to try the Drybar straight shot blow dry flat iron. Like the other dry bar products this straightening iron is bright yellow with gray accents. It has a wide 1.25" plate and small, short but stiff bristles to help brush your hair out and create tension. The iron was created to give you the effects of a blow dryer with a structure that the flat iron provides . I really like that you can use it on wet hair and that it has three different temperature settings. I really wanted to like this styling tool, but it just hasn't worked out so great for me. While it does everything, it says that it does, it takes me a while to style my hair. I feel like I have too much hair, and this would work better with someone with less or finer hair.
Beth from IN
I gave this tool an honest try, but ended up returning it. It is heavy and large diameter and you have to hold it shut, so it takes some hand strength. It also pull quite a bit of hair out while combing through. It did do a great job straightening if you did small sections at a time and let your hair air dry quite a bit. I just didn't feel it would be a tool I would want to use daily.
Addiewink from Charlotte, NC
Do not waste your $ on this. You'll get better results with a round brush and not go bald. This thing was ripping hair out left and right, and my hair was still frizzy.
Joss from Los Angeles, CA
I am a major Drybar product fan, I own every hot tool that they've come out with, I was really excited to purchase this and test it out for myself. To give a brief about my hair, it is medium length (to my shoulder), wavy, with some frizz at the root. The single shot and double shot work great wonders on my hair but this was not it. Did it dry it ? Yes, Did it smooth it out? No. Even with the hair products I used it still was not enough to get my hair decent looking. I would recommend this for someone with straight, thin/medium hair but other than that I wouldn't.
Robyn from WA state
I have super thick, curly hair & wearing it it straight is a chore. It's tons of blow drying & lots of flat ironing. I was hoping this 2 in 1 would cut down on it & make the process easier. Nope, this made my hair frizzy and huge. Not for thick hair
Julie from Florida
I had such high hopes for this!! I have thick, medium-coarse, curly/wavy hair. For starters, the comb/brush bristles ripped my hair out. The dryer doesn't dry well at all, and it's very cumbersome to try and turn off after drying each section. I ended up with a broken, damaged, frizzy disaster. This dryer went back the next day!
Erika from Houston, TX
I love this tool so much! I have wavy hair and live in a humid area, but I also dont ever feel like drying and styling my hair. This is perfect to do blow drying and flat ironing all at once. Now I will say that this will NOT give you pin straight hair but it makes my hair soft and presentable without the additional steps. Ive gotten so many compliments when I use this and have been able to achieve a nice blowout with it as well. I will keep my flat iron, but I no longer need my blow dryer!
Katie from undisclosed
I want to love this , and I just like it. I was gifted by DryBar to try this product. It may just be my hair, but I found this difficult to pull through to the ends without feeling like my hair was breaking straight down through. If I kept it open a little it made it slightly better. The end result was nice, but I'm unsure if ill be using it in the future
Nidsrai from undisclosed
I recent got a hush cut and tbh I was nervous about how to style it. This drier that I was gifted by Drybar has made it a lot easier to figure out ! It gives my hair a lovely shine and volume but also making sure it's straight and styled well. I personally still go over it with a hot tool after drying just to lock in the style but you can leave it as is after drying. A small tip, use smaller sections than you expect for the best results (pre cut I did have to play around with my sectioning because I have a lot of hair)
JacieU from undisclosed
I have been so pleasantly surprised with this! It leaves my hair so sleek and smooth and does so many things all in one! Cannot recommend enough! So easy to use and always ends with a perfect salon like blowout. Gifted by drybar
Misskren from undisclosed
I love how easy is to use ! Not heavy at all and dry my hair so fast !! Love the color and the size !! I will use every day ! Perfect to do style in your hair ! I just love it !! Package was great come home safe gifted by drybar
HOLLYS142 from undisclosed
I received this product complimentary from DRYBAR in exchange for my honest opinion.
This styling tool far exceeded my expectations and is definitely worth purchasing. DRYBAR really thought of everything when creating this tool,as it can be used to straighten,curl and seal the perfect blowout. I can honestly say that this tool is so easy to use and cuts my styling time almost in half when curling my hair or straightening it. I really appreciate that they added the IONIC Technology that reduces frizz ,as it makes my finished look smoother and shinier. Overall, I give this styling tool a perfect five star rating and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Charlotte from Charlotte, NC
I honestly don't understand how there could be so many great reviews for this. I love drybar, especially their round brush/dryer so had high expectations but this one was just awful. The mouth doesn't open nearly wide enough, it always snags and pulls out hairs (with almost every pass) and is so LOUD. This one is a hard pass.
MelissaLucy from undisclosed
This tool is magical and saves me so much time styling my hair. I love how easy it is to use. #drybarstraightup #blowouttools #drybargiftedme
rachelg from undisclosed
Easy to use.
Does t get as straight or voluminous as with a dryer but is faster and easier.
Danielle from Chalfont PA
Very expensive, but I do like Drybars blow dryer so gave it high expectations. It's horrible. The barrel does not open wide enough. Loud. Have shoulder length, medium texture hair, let my hair dry naturally a good bit, still took me 45 minutes to dry and was somewhat straight…frizzy outcome, so had to use flat iron to finish…defeating the purpose of less time, less damage. I returned it.
Yolande from Bay Area, CA
I was so intrigued when I first saw this! A blow dryer and straightener in one? Sign me up! It's an interesting design because on the side of the heating plates, there are also bristles to brush out the hair. I would say this is best used when the hair has been toweled dried and also brushed through. I definitely see my hair getting straightened with this but I also somewhat prefer my blow drying round brush more.
Beautydatabank from TX
This tool definitely requires some practice and getting used to. I have fine, wavy hair that sometimes gets quite frizzy and messy (mostly depends on the weather), and this one is a quick tool for me to dry and straighten my hair a bit. The end result is basically dried hair that is smoother and less wavy. I don't have super thick hair or a lot of hair, so I can get my hair done in pretty large sections, which definitely helps to speed things up (this product is gifted by Dry Bar for my honest opinions).
Roh from South River NJ
absolutely love it, my hair is very thick and wavy, looks awesome when I've used the styler, and they are amazing, leaves hair beautiful and shiny, you don't need I highly recommend this amazing product.
sofia from atlanta, ga
Did not work for me! I have super curly hair and this left my hair poofy and frizzy. I'm super disappointed because I really wanted to love this, but it sadly did not leave my hair in a presentable state. Think this would be better for someone that already has straight-ish hair!
Mar from NJ
I was gifted this and I was super excited to try my first dry bar product and I tried this the day I got it. I've been keeping m hair curled but I feel like this is a great addition to making straightening my hair easier. It helped excenuate waves in my hair and kept my hair liking nice until my next wash day. It did pull out quit a bit of hair though which is unfortunate because otherwise i think it works pretty well. It doesn't help with frizz either, I did have to apply an oil and hairspray to keep it down.
Six Star Skin from Portland, OR
I really want to love this, but this just isn't it sadly,. For reference I have fine, wavy-curly hair that's my natural color. I typically can get a successful blowout with a ceramic round brush and my Dyson, then just have a few touch up spots I need to hit with my straightener.
This did do a better job with frizziness and longevity between washes. However, it took almost twice as long as my normal styling process, and those bristles were ripping out hairs left & right.
So no the worst thing in the whole world, does actually give a nice result, but not worth the added time & hassle imo
zulkhumar from Houston Texas
complimentary from Drybar I adore this so much! It's something new that I haven't done before.Any hair type should take my advice. Although my mother and I have quite different hair types, we both discovered this to be effective.
Laura from Carpentersville, IL
Absolutely perfect. I don't really enjoy using flat irons, they leave my hair flat and damaged because of all of the heat and I am a sucker for volume, so when I saw this product I was so intrigued and let me tell you something, this is amazing. The amount of time that I save using this to style my hair is beyond me but the amount of volume I get has me speechless. 100% recommended you will not regret getting this.
Ausra from Surprise, AZ
Straight Shot Blow Drying Flat Iron is great if you want to achieve straight hair and dry them at the same time. It has three temperature and speed settings, It's quite chunky so it isn't very comfortable to hold, however, I love that it reduces frizz and adds shine to my hair. It didn't pull my hair and the process was smooth, but not as fast as I expected. I tried it on my daughter's curly hair and the effect was beautiful. I think it's more suitable for thin to medium hair.
Makaley from Chicago, IL
I love love love this blow drying flat iron! I would say the only down fall is how big it is, but it works amazing! it's easy to use. after use, my hair felt smooth and non frizzy. I would highly recommend this!!