The Best Hot Air Brushes and How to Use Them

For someone who has flat hair (and is also pretty lazy) there is a massive appeal to a hair tool like a hot air brush.

When it comes to volumising fine hair I used to opt for a boar bristle brush, but it’s hard to look past an option that can heat while it styles.

These versatile tools can straighten, smooth, volumise, wave, and curl hair while minimising damage and saving on time. 

So, whether you’re after a hair straightening brush to smooth frizzy hair or after the best rotating hot air brushes to curl and wave tresses, we’ve collated our favourites for varying hair types and styles.

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Here's Our Picks for the Best Hot Air Brushes:

The ghd Glide Professional Hot Brush is one of the best hair straightening brushes, ideal for styling second-day hair, unruly and frizzy locks, and creating a smooth and sleek finish every time. Simply place the hot brush under a section of your hair with the bristles facing outwards then smooth the brush through the hair from the roots to the tips. Repeat on the same section but this time face the bristles towards your hair to ensure a sleek and frizz-free finish.

The Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush is a fast and easy hair tool for creating curls with plenty of body and lustre. Combining a styling brush and hairdryer, this high-performance hot air brush has two heat settings making it perfect for all hair types, including fine and damaged hair. The tool is also available with a variety of different barrel sizes, dependent on your hair length and how tight you want your curls or waves. Towel dry and detangle hair then wind sections of the hair gently around the barrel and repeat until hair is dry.

The BabylissPRO Classic Hot Air Brush is the best hot air brush for short hair as it has a small 19mm barrel perfect for drying and styling shorter ‘dos. If you want to know how to use a hot brush on short hair, simply turn the hot tool on and place it on the roots of your hair, gliding it through the lengths, allowing it to dry. To add curls, twist the device back from the ends to the roots and hold in place for a few seconds. Repeat until the hair is dry.

Reach new lengths with the ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush. With a 32mm barrel this hair friendly hot brush allows you to create waves, volume and curls on all hair types. Smart technology allows the barrel to heat up in 25 seconds and glide easily through the hair. You should use this brush on clean, dry, heat protected hair for the best blowout possible. Simply wrap your hair around the brush at the root, hold for 5-8 seconds and then move the brush through your hair to the ends.

The Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser is a one step tool to creating a lush blow out at home. The large oval barrel makes styling easy, with Titanium plates for even heat distribution. Perfect for refreshing your hair the next day, this straightforward tool is perfect for those who want to maintain a fresh and voluminous look. Apply a heat protectant to towel dried hair and then rotate the brush through each section of your hair until you achieve your ideal result.

The Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete is a unique style that uses aerodynamic principles instead of heat to give you your best hair ever. With multiple attachments you can dry, wave, smooth and curl your hair using just air. This versatile hair tool creates far less damage than your regular hot tools, and is a fan favourite because of its multiple functions. For effortless results we recommend you make the investment and never look back.

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