With its slim comb shape and unconventional bristle design, Tymo Ring Plus is the straightening brush with the sleekest results
Tymo Ring Plus Hair Straightening Brush
Model Name/ Number: HC103
For Which Hair Type: All Hair Types, Short To Medium Hair
What We Like: Comes Close To The Roots, Sleek Results
What We Don’t Like: Hands Accidentally Hit Buttons
Straightening brushes are usually paddle-shaped and they create a natural look rather than super straight results. With its comb-like shape, Tymo Ring Plus is an exception and it has the capacity to actually straighten the hair, almost as good as a flat iron. This tool is the second generation of Tymo straightening brushes and has some noticeable upgrades that we will mention here. With its 9 heat levels and high temperature range, it’s a versatile tool and has the capacity to come close to the roots for the best straightening session. It has some design issues such as the buttons getting in the way but this doesn’t prevent us from putting Tymo on our list. Below we share our experiences with “Tymo Ring Plus Hair Straightener Brush”. If you’re curious about the competition, check out the article about Best Hair Straightening Brush Reviews.
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Table of Contents
- Shape And Size
- Heat And Variable Settings
- Performance And Durability
- Price and Guarantee
- Other Models From Tymo
Tymo Ring Plus comes as a unique comb-like shaped tool with a slim heater plate (1.24” width and 3.83” length). This comb became very popular especially amongst people with short hair as it can grab the roots much better than the traditional bristles. While this shape can create results that are sleeker than usual, it’s not very effective with longer hair as it’s quite slim and can’t cover a large area. If you have longer hair, a paddle brush such as GHD Glide (2.5” width and 5” length) or Babylisspro Nano Titanium (2.3” width and 4” length) will provide much faster and smoother results. But for shorter styles such as pixie or bob cuts, it is a very efficient tool.
Straightening brushes comes with two types of bristles, heated and detangler, and they’re a very important part of the decision-making process. They vary a lot and provide different results. Tymo Ring Plus has no detangler bristles and as you can imagine it’s not a good detangler. You have to make sure your hair is combed beforehand and if you’re looking for a tool with this capacity, there are many others in the market that will satisfy your needs much more, such as GHD Glide with its large paddle shape and specially designed bristles.
Its comb has large heated bristles that actually could be called heated plates with 1” length and 0.04 width. They’re superior at smoothening and straightening the hair as well as effectively grabbing the roots.
Tymo Ring Plus comes with 9 variable heat settings and a led display so you can see your temperature. While the minimum heat is 250°F, the maximum heat after 10 minutes of use is 350°F. Tymo advertises this tool to get as hot as 410°F but like most straightening brushes in the market, it fails to deliver what’s promised. While 350°F is an average heat compared to other straightening brushes, it’s still an effective enough heat to satisfy both fine and thick hair types. This tool is designed to straighten and it does its job very well, even with the unruliest strands such as afro styles. While it’s slower than what the box suggests (30 seconds), it still reaches the maximum temperature quite fast (in 1 minute). It also has a 30-minute auto shut-off which stands out as most straightening brushes has a 60-minute system.
The maximum temperature of the handle is 90°F, which is safe to use, even for fragile hands. But the cool tip temperatures go up to 115°F and it may feel too hot if you use it long periods of time.
Tymo Ring Plus has become a very popular straightening brush not only for its sleek results but also for its high performance. It has a sturdy and durable material that passed many tests that we applied. Its nano titanium coating is made for even heat distribution to prevent damage to fragile strands. It comes with ionic technology which locks down moisture for frizz-free results. It doesn’t have the highest wattage with 45W but we haven’t noticed any difference in its performance.
Tymo Ring Plus comes with accessories such as hair clips, glove, travel bag, and a comb to which make the styling session easier and safer.
As far as straightening brushes go, Tymo Ring Plus is a relatively heavy tool(10.5oz) but this adds to its sturdiness. There are much lighter tools in the market such as Conair Instant Heat (4.8oz) and Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium (8.1oz), but they both compromise from material quality. That said, it’s still light enough to hold for most but if you have sensitive arms and want to prevent arm fatigue, it’s worth considering the lighter options.
The handle’s diameter is 3.75”, which is quite thick and may not be very comfortable for small hands. That said, there’s a small design issue regarding how the buttons are placed. The first-generation Tymo also had the same problem. The hands accidentally hit the digital buttons. They claimed to have fixed this problem but our test show that the issue continues.
It has a 360° swivel cord with a length of 68”, which is relatively short. It may be too short for the ones who don’t have a plug next to their mirrors.
With a cost of 70$, Tymo Ring Plus is neither very affordable nor too expensive. And frankly, with its unique design that can smoothen strands effectively with the gentleness of a straightening brush, it’s more than worth it.
It comes with a 1-year guarantee which is very short considering most straightening brushes offer at least 2 years, in some cases even more, such as Babylisspro Nano Titanium (3 years)
Tymo Ring Plus is the second generation of Tymo’s straightening brush series and there are plenty of differences worth mentioning. First of all, there’s a slight change in the price which is $60 vs. $70 and considering the upgrade, it’s worth the difference. The coating of the previous Tymo Ring is ceramic and in the new version Tymo decided to go with nano titanium, which is superior at eliminating frizz. The maximum temperature grew from 328°F to 350°F. This may not seem much but it makes a big difference whilst taming thick hair. It has 9 levels of heat instead of 5, and the biggest difference is that the new Tymo Ring Plus has a digital display that shows the temperature, which is a big upgrade in luxury.
Tymo Ring Plus is a unique tool and it’s hard to compete with since there’s nothing like it in the market. But there’s others that provide some better abilities like GHD Glide which is the best at detangling and taming long hair and Conair Instant Heat or CHI Amplitude for the ones who want to curl their strands instead of straighten. But Tymo is very popular for good reason and if you want to straighten your strands and style your roots efficiently, it should be the one to go to.