Even if you start your mornings with the best intentions, they often fall apart. That’s what happens to me, anyway: I go to bed thinking that I’ll get a run in, whip up a healthy breakfast, and meditate for five minutes before diving into work, but the reality looks more like a mad dash from my bed to the shower to my desk. I don’t exactly have much spare time to make myself look cute.
For that reason, I’m usually all about the wash-and-go life—not to mention, drying and straightening my naturally wavy hair can take a solid 30 minutes that I just don’t have. The downside? For my morning meetings, my frizzy, still-damp ‘do is not exactly peak professionalism. So I usually default to a low bun, which does the trick but still isn’t a great option (since pulling back damp hair can lead to breakage—iykyk). But after seeing the many, many online endorsements, I decided to try the TYMO Ring.
This product has a lot of hype behind it, with over 500 five-star reviews and a simply ~incredible~ price tag of just $60. It’s also been the best-selling hair straightener on Amazon since 2020 and allegedly reduces style time by half, which is kind of a big deal. This is where the TYMO Ring comes in—and TBH, I seriously couldn’t wait to try it!
This product has a LOT of hype and an ~incredible~ price tag. I seriously couldn’t wait to try it!
Although the TYMO Ring is ostensibly a hair straightener, it doesn’t look like your average straightening iron. Rather, it’s a super-sleek straightening comb, with a brush-like design that applies heat as you move it from roots to ends. Don’t worry: it has an anti-scald feature to prevent a painful scalp situation from happening. First impressions? Appearance and quality-wise, it’s definitely unique and impressive compared to other hair tools I’ve used in the past. It comes in a protective pouch alongside some seriously helpful extras, such as a small brush that fits into the palm of your hand, two hair clips, and a heat-protective glove.
What sets the TYMO Ring apart:
- High quality, innovative design with a cool matte finish
- Still flexible and easy to maneuver
- 3D-ring structure with heating teeth instead of traditional bristles
So ahead of a busy morning stacked with meetings, I roughly blow dried my hair, spritzed on a heat protectant, and plugged in the straightening brush. I started a pot of coffee while I was waiting for the tool to heat up and literally 60 seconds later, as promised, the Ring was hot and ready to go. It comes with five temperature settings that range from 266 degrees (for thinner or finer hair) to 410 degrees (for thick, curly textures), so I settled on the second-highest of 374 degrees, since I have a ton of hair and didn’t want to do multiple passes with the brush.
I thought there might be a learning curve, since the Ring doesn’t feature the usual clamp-and-pull design, but I was straight-up delighted to find that wielding this thing is easy. The comb-like aspect of it also offered some mild detangling as I pulled it through my hair, and I loved that the innovative design seemed to distribute the heat more evenly than just pressing all of my hair between a straightening iron. It works immediately (what a concept!), so you don’t need to go over each strand again and again to see results. It’s also lightweight, so my arm didn’t ache while I was styling.
The TYMO Ring smoothed my hair instantly, left it looking shiny and full, and straightened without requiring second passes—basically the dream.
The TYMO Ring smoothed my hair instantly, left it looking shiny and full, and effectively straightened without requiring second or third passes—basically the dream when you’re crunched for time. That makes it a super-efficient tool, too, since I didn’t have to fuss with it and could instead move from section to section quickly. All told, I straightened my shoulder-length hair in about 10 minutes, and it still felt soft and healthy to the touch.
The best part, though, is that I can use it to get more than just the pin-straight hair I dreamed of as a teen in the early ’00s. Rather, I can use it to create myriad hairstyles, from a salon-like blowout to a retro flip. It’s also a quick way to prep hair for other styles, like sleek fishtail braids or elegant chignons.
The combo of versatility and speed makes the TYMO Ring clutch for pretty much anyone who doesn’t have enough hours in the day. All of us, amirite? Whether you’re heading back to class and need a time-saving styling option or, like me, just want to look a little more polished on a regular basis, this straightening brush will get you there. Also, Cosmo readers can get 40% off their order with the code COSMO40—meaning you can get your own life-changing hair straightener for an absolute steal.
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