The Hot Air Brush Is the Lazy Girl's Way to an At-Home Blowout

We’re all for an arm workout, but straining our biceps to blow-dry our hair? No, thanks. Enter: The hot air brush. It’s a hybrid between a blow dryer and a brush, making it more than possible to recreate that coveted salon ’do in your very own bathroom.

How does it work? The barrel of the brush has vents that diffuse hot air (hence the name), so you can blow-dry and brush with one hand (huzzah). Some brushes even have a rotating barrel for extra smoothing benefits.

And how do I use it exactly? Just like you would a normal round brush, wrapping sections of hair around the barrel and gliding it from root to tip. Minimize any heat damage by applying a heat protectant to damp strands and then rough drying quickly with a traditional blow-dryer—this will speed up the whole process. And be sure to place your hair over the brush if you’re looking for volume.

Intrigued? We figured, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below.

tru beauty titanium rotating hot air brush

Tru Beauty Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush

Its anti-static bristles and low heat setting won’t damage hair, so everything stays silky smooth.

Buy It ($34)

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Revlon One-step Hair Dryer & Styler

This one is actually a paddle brush, rather than a round brush. If you want sleek, straight strands, this one’s for you.

conair john frieda hot air brush

Conair John Frieda Hot Air Brush

Leave it to John Frieda to infuse a hot air brush with extra frizz control. This one uses Advanced Ionic Technology for hair that’s two times shinier and three times less frizzy.

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Conair Supreme 2-in-1 Hot Air Styling Brush

With two different attachments, you can create both curls and volume. One has a thinner barrel and fewer bristles for curls and the other is larger with tighter-packed bristles for super-smooth locks.

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