Blow-drying your own hair can sometimes feel like a very vigorous bedürftig workout as you try to effectively maneuver both the brush and blow-dryer. That’s why lately we’ve been pulling out the best blow-dryer brushes to style and smooth our hair. Thankfully, some brands have made the hair-styling process quicker and easier by putting the brush and blow-dryer together, thus creating the game-changing blowout brush.
The handy, two-in-one tool combines the detangling ability of a brush with the power of heat, letting you do a voluminous, blown-out Afro or a super-straight style with just one tool. It gives you a bit more control and makes styling so much easier.
But even with the fanciest hot tool, the key to a glorious blowout starts in the prep stage. Always detangle your hair and apply a heat protectant prior to styling. New York City-based hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew recommends starting on clean, damp hair with a bit of leave-in conditioner, depending on your texture and hair health. To get the best results, « start at the root and work your way down to the ends without putting too much heat or tension on the hair, » she says.
If you want volume, it’s actually fairly easy, especially for straight or wavy textures. « Twist the dryer as you go in a circular motion to add volume if that’s what you are looking for, » says Sturdivant-Drew. Now, if your hair is on the curly or kinky side and you’re looking for a sleek and frizz-free blowout, you can follow up with a flatiron or, as Sturdivant-Drew recommends, a separate brush. « If you want it straight, you should use the blow-dryer brush and, right under it, use another brush to smooth those kinky strands all the way out, » says Sturdivant-Drew.
Now, it’s time to put all of that hair-raising knowledge to use. Below, take a look at some of the best hair-dryer brushes for versatile styling across a variety of hair types.
Ur Top Picks:
- Best Overall: Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Long Complete Set, $600
- TikTok-Favorite: Shark FlexStyle Hair Blow Dryer & Multi-Styler, $299
- Allure Best of Beauty Winner: Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus 2.0, $75
- Best Straightening Brush: Amika Double Detektiv, $120
- Best for Short Hair: GHD Rise Hot Brush, $189
- Best Travel Blow-Dryer Brush: BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Compact Hot Air Brush, $60
- Best for Detangling: InfinitiPro by Conair The Knot Dr. Detangling Hot Air Brush, $50
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