How To Use A Hot Air Brush – Step-By-Step Guide
If you found yourself sat in front of your mirror wondering how to use a hot air brush, you wouldn’t be the first. It’s not always as easy as it appears, and we understand that it can be tricky to know how to use styling and drying tools effectively.
In this guide, we are here to help you learn the ins and outs of hot air brushes and the best way to use them, as well as preparing them for use.
At the end of this little guide, you will find a useful and informative step-by-step guide to using your hot air brush in a way that is going to benefit you.
How it Looks and Works
A hot air brush does tend to have a standard appearance. It has a handle and a brush head that is cylindrical in shape for a more even brushing experience.
The thickness of the handle tends to vary according to the make and model that you choose, but there are options with very slim handles as well as wide ones with a comfortable grip.
The way in which a hot air brush works is actually very simple, and you will be pleasantly surprised by how effortless it is.
All you need to do is plug your brush in and leave it to heat up (in a safe and heat-proof area), and then you can start using it.
The hot air brush works to dry your hair as well as allowing you to create a great range of styles once you start to get more confident.
Many of them come with a number of different speed settings as well as temperatures, so that you can change it according to the way you are trying to style your hair.
You can also get different brush heads that you can alternate with the main one, which is great for those with shorter hairstyles or different hair types.
Preparation for Use
One of the most important things you can do is let your hot air brush heat up before you use it. You might be in a rush to get to work or meet a friend, but not allowing your hot air brush to reach its optimal temperature will do your hair no good at all.
You have to avoid the desire to use it early, otherwise, you will end up with a look that is uneven, and it could end up taking you even longer because you have to go over several sections all over again.
The waiting might be frustrating, but it will save you time in the long-run and give you better results.
Make sure you towel-dry your hair as well before use. The process of drying your hair with the hot air brush will be much less effective if your hair is soaking wet.
Taking away some of the moisture with a towel once you get out of the bath or shower will allow you to experience a smoother process and more even results.
The Step-by-Step Guide
Here is our quick and informative step-by-step guide to using a hot air brush. Once have grasped these introductory steps, you can start exploring the more complex hairstyles that are possible with the use of a hot air brush.
#1 Prepare Your Hair
In the previous section, we mentioned the importance of heating your hot air brush up to the optimal temperature before use, as well as ensuring that your hair is towel dried before you dry it.
It’s the first step you need to take, and one of the most important, so make sure you remember this one every time you go to dry.
While you are waiting for your brush to heat up, separate your hair into sections. This will ensure that you are only ever brushing thicker bunches, as running the hot air brush over thin strands of hair can cause damage.
Thicker sections help to prevent this. The best way to section your hair is by starting at the back and then working your way to the sides. Remember to make sure the sections are roughly equal in terms of size.
#3 Regular Brushing (and Volume)
When you brush your hair, you should always go from root to tip for the best results. Make sure that you brush your hair gently if you would like to add volume to your hair.
For even better results when it comes to volume, you can add some volumizing products to your hair before you start brushing.
Curling works on a similar principle where you should be brushing from root to tip.
Once you reach the tip, roll your hair back around the brush all the way up to the root. Once there, you should hold it for five seconds for curls that will stay longer.
#5 Cool Down
Leading on from the third and fourth points, the cooling period is the most important.
Once you have done each section or curl, you should leave the brush there and hit the cool setting for up to ten seconds for the best and most lasting results. You can then repeat the process for each section of your hair.
The cool down also refers to when you are finished with your brush. Before you leave it unattended, you should unplug it and ensure that it cools down fully before you leave the house or put it away. This reduces the risk of fire.
Hopefully, this has helped you understand and better grasp how to use a hot air brush – leaving you with hair that looks and feels better than ever before.
Once you have the basics perfected, there are so many different ways in which you can branch out and alter the way you use it, leaving you with a gorgeous and unique style.
The hot air brush is a great way to dry your hair as well as style it, and it’s so worth trying out. With this guide, we know that you will be unstoppable.
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