Hair comes into direct contact with the heating instrument of the styling tool. Both styling tools can be bought in different sizes based on the style you want for your hair.
What to keep in mind when looking for a hot air brush:
During your search for a hot air brush do take the time to make sure it’s suitable for your hair. Some hot air brushes are ceramic while others are titanium or just plain heated metal. If you don’t know the difference please take the time to look it.
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Have you ever gotten frustrated with the many tools of your hair process because I have. From washing to blow drying, curling to styling, it’s safe to say that the “hair” process can become a “hassle” process. I never enjoyed my “hassle process” because it took some time to be done so I did something about it. I had never tried a hot air brush but after doing extensive research I found that it was the best decision I ever made!
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The Difference Between a Hot Air Brush and a Curling Iron:
While both curling irons and hot air brushes are hair-styling tools, they have different functions and purposes. A hot air brush acts as a combination between a hair dryer and a brush where variations of heat come through a barrel to dry your hair. The bristles, or teeth, of the brush grab your hair so that it begins to style while still drying your hair at the same time. Although a hot air brush is meant to dry your hair, it is best when used on damp hair, about 75%-80% dry, instead of full-on wet hair.
On the other hand, a curling iron should only be used on dry hair. The curls that are presented after using a curling iron and much tighter and bouncier than with a hot air brush. When using a curling iron, your up. I didn’t know there was a difference until I realized that the plain heated metal was destroying my hair. Also, be sure to see if your product comes with a warranty. Warranties are a safe haven when your product wears out or gets broken. The return policy is good to keep track of as well, just incase you feel the product is not for you.
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Some Tips For Using A Hot Air Brush:
Let your brush maintain heat
Treat the hot hair brush just like you would a curling iron or flat iron. Allow the brush to heat up for a better end result to your hair. If you don’t allow the brush to heat up, your run the risk of an irregular look to your hair. Also, you’ll find yourself having to keep brushing that same section of hair eventually causing damage.
Part before you start
Before you put the hot air brush to your beautiful tresses, section your hair off. I find that sectioning my hair into 4-parts, starting at the back and working my way to the sides. Because you can adjust the temperature according to the size of hair you’re working with, parting it off makes it easier for the brush to distribute heat through your hair evenly.
Cool the curls
Before moving on to the next section of your hair to curl, allow the previous curls to cool down first. Doing this allows the heat to be freed from your hair so that it won’t conflict with the heat of the next set of curls. This also minimizes the buildup of heat that would otherwise be left on your face, neck, and head causing you to sweat.
Best Hot Air Brushes
The Infiniti Pro is a multifunctioning hot air brush that sets its standards on changing the way we dry and style our hair. Because the Infiniti Pro was designed with Ion Technology, it helps your hair to stay silky smooth and free of frizz. While using the Infiniti Pro, concentrated ions are liberated from the ionic generator to create shine while protecting your hair from heat damage.
– The Infiniti Pro is made with ceramic technology! This technology allows heat to be evenly distributed to your hair, preventing damaging heat spots while promoting the growth of your hair from root to tip.
– It’s tangle-free! The Infiniti Pro has anti-static, tangle-free bristols the help your hair to dry faster and give it a beautiful shine.
– Because the Infiniti Pro is a brush that heats and styles, you kill three birds with one stone! There is no need for an additional hair brush, blow dryer or curling iron.
– The infiniti Pro does not do your hair justice when it is dry. Because heating is a part of its function, it causes dry hair to static really bad.
– For the rotating bristols to work the way you want it, there are buttons you’ll need to hold. There are different buttons to focus on the direction and the speed of the rotation.
– Though it may be smaller than a traditional blow dryer, it is a little heavier. Because the brush is a little bigger it may also make it harder or someone with shorter hair to get the best results.
The Babybliss Pro Nano Titanium was created with healthy hair in mind. The titanium allows for a faster transfer of heat to your hair. Its durability makes it a good product to use in a salon setting as the titanium lasts for long periods of time.
– Produces great volume and shine to dull/flat hair
– Rotating bristol can be turned on or off, depending on what type of style you are looking for.
– Compact for easy travel
– The cord can limit your distance
Created with a whopping 500 watts, the John Freida Hot Air Brush is a dream for anyone looking for a reliable alternative to blow drying your air. Its titanium ceramic combined coated barrel makes it easier to turn your frizzy hair to beautiful, voluptuous tresses. While titanium allows your hair to heat quickly, the ceramic allows the heat to be distributed evenly. With this combination, your will have the perfect balance of heat for a silky smooth outcome.
– Titanium and ceramic combined plating
– Equipped with anti-static and tangle-free bristles that helps the brush move through your hair swiftly.
– Volumizes while drying
– Overheating has been reported
– Limited usage
– Bristles may wear quickly
Whether it’s a smooth, silky finish or a bouncy curl, the Instyler will help you achieve the perfect ending for the style of your choice. Its tourmaline ceramic plate is paired with a 2-way barrel that lets you choose the direction of your curls. It is equipped with 4 heat settings that change based on hair texture, with the highest setting being 425 degrees.
– Multi-purpose for achieving straight hair or curls
– Rotating barrel and floating plate
– 2-way rotation
– Limited warranty
– Gets extremely hot
The Revlon Hot Air Kit comes with separate attachments for different styles. The tourmaline ionic technology helps your hair dry much faster than a typical blow dryer while adding shine. It is also equipped with nano ceramic technology which helps the heat to flow evenly through the hair shaft.
– 1500 watts helps dry hair quickly
– Good for light curls
– Loud when on high heat
– Bigger and heavier
– More of a styling tool than it is a dryer for your hair
The Berta Hot Brush Kit has various uses. It straightens, curls and also flips your hair for a desirable style. Its ceramic plates give your hair a smoother looking finish. The Berta Hot Brush Kit also has a swivel cord which makes it much easier to get the perfect curl from any angle.
– 1-year replacement, 2-year warranty
– The bristles do heat which prevents unwanted burns
– Good for multiple hair textures
– Hair gets tangled in bristles
– Does not automatically turn off
– Heat adjusting buttons are on the handle which can be turned on or off accidentally while styling your hair.
At the end of the day, you have to choose a styling tool that’s right for you. What may work for someone else hair may not work the same way for you. It’s a game of trial and error. Make sure you do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Find what product works for you and love your hair girl!