Blow drying your own hair can sometimes feel like a very vigorous arm workout as you try to maneuver both the brush and blow dryer effectively. That’s why we’ve been pulling those out lately The best hair dryer brushes to style and straighten our hair. Luckily, some brands have made the hairstyling process quicker and easier by merging brush and blow dryer, creating the groundbreaking blowout brush.
The convenient two-in-one tool combines the detangling ability of a brush with the power of heat, so you can achieve a voluminous, blown-out afro or a super straight style with just one tool. It gives you a little bit more control and makes styling so much easier.
But even with the fanciest hot tool, the key to a glorious blowout begins in the prep phase. Always detangle your hair and apply heat protectant before styling. New York City-based hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew recommends starting with clean, damp hair with a little leave-in conditioner, depending on your texture and hair health. For best results, “start at the roots and work your way to the ends without applying too much heat or tension to the hair,” she says.
If you want volume, it’s actually pretty easy, especially with straight or wavy textures. “Twirl the dryer while going in a circular motion to add volume if that’s what you’re looking for,” says Sturdivant-Drew. If your hair is on the curly or frizzy side and you’re looking for a straight and frizz-free blowout, you can follow along with a flat iron or, as Sturdivant-Drew recommends, a separate brush. “If you want it straight, use the blow dryer brush and use another brush directly underneath to smooth those tangled strands all the way out,” says Sturdivant-Drew.
Now it’s time to use all that hair-raising knowledge. Take a look below at some of the best hair dryer brushes for versatile styling on a variety of hair types.
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