Revlon Silicone Bristle Heated Hair Styling Brush | $29 | Amazon
As a person of long-haired experience, I have had a fraught relationship with styling tools. I came of age in the flat iron era, where everyone’s hair was crisp-fried straight, and the “beach wave” trend that followed put stress on my hair too. Growing my hair out, I eschewed most heat styling tools. But I have a “cocktail attire” event to go to soon, so I picked up this silicone heat brush by Revlon. It’s not a blow-dry brush—it heats hair gently and creates styles that look like a salon blowout. You get the volume without the flyaways, the smoothness without a stiff, flat look. The silicone bristles are gentle on your hair, but they’re grippy—enough to fashion curls if you so desire. Color me impressed: I’ll get rid of my flat iron.