The seven best hair-drying brushes for salon-style hair at home

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DRYING long hair with a round brush and a hairdryer is a major feat of coordination, and most of us will never be able to replicate a salon blow dry at home – until now that is.

Hair drying brushes combine the hair dryer and the round brush into one – hot air comes out of holes between the bristles of the brush to dry and smooth your hair in a single step. Some brushes even rotate to make the process easier.

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Credit: Revlon

It’s an idea that’s existed since the seventies but the hair-drying brush has surged in popularity once again thanks to beauty vloggers.

If you’re a frizzy-haired person who has never tried one of these new-and-improved hair-drying brushes before, it’s definitely worth giving one a go – you might find it a revolution!

As with any heated styling appliance, hair drying brushes can damage your hair, so it’s best to always use a low setting and a heat-protection spray product when styling to help keep hair stress to a minimum.


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1. Revlon

 The Revlon Pro Collection hair dryer and volumiser will dry your hair in half the time.

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The Revlon Pro Collection hair dryer and volumiser will dry your hair in half the time.
  1. (AD) Revlon Pro Collection hair dryer and volumiser, £51.99 from Amazon – buy here

With thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon, this hair-drying brush from Revlon pretty much started the internet trend for hot air stylers.

Enthusiastic reviewers describe the styling tool as a ‘game-changer’, with one saying that it gave her “swishy, voluminous hair that looks polished and makes me feel like I’ve had a professional blowout”.

The brush features two heat settings as well as a cooling setting and works best on medium to long hair.

2. Wahl

 Add volume and shape as you dry your hair.

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Add volume and shape as you dry your hair.
  1. (AD) Wahl 3-in-1 hot air styler, £24.95 from Amazon – buy here

This powerful 1,200 watt hair-drying brush promises to give you the voluminous, frizz-free hair of your dreams without the damage that hot styling can sometimes cause.

The appliance has two heat settings and comes with two thermal bristle brush attachments (21mm and 30mm) and a concentrator nozzle to give you complete control over the finished look.

3. Babyliss

 The barrel of the Babyliss hair drying brush rotates for easy styling.

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The barrel of the Babyliss hair drying brush rotates for easy styling.
  • Babyliss Big Hair Care hot air styler, £35 from LookFantastic– buy here

Soft bristles placed at regular intervals around the barrel of the Babyliss Big Hair Care hot air styler ensure gentle styling, along with special Sensor Protect™ technology which spreads the heat evenly through the hair.

With its gold barrel and purple handle, this rotating styler is one of the nicer-looking hair drying brushes on our list.

It also features an extra-long 2.5m cord to stop you getting in a tangle.

4. Dyson

 The Dyson air styler comes complete with a neat carry case.

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The Dyson air styler comes complete with a neat carry case.
  • Dyson HSO1 Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, £449.99 from John Lewis – buy here

It’s eye-wateringly expensive, but if you’re really worried about damaging your tresses with heated styling tools, then this do-it-all styler is the one for you.

The Dyson Airwrap can create large or small curls, a smooth sleek blow-dry or sky-high volume straight from damp, all without going over 150°C.

The smoothing brush in particular, is truly innovative: it makes use of a scientific phenomenon called the Coanda effect which uses high speed jets of air to wrap the hair around the styler for you.

5. Revamp Hair

 The Revamp Progloss Airstyle is built to last and comes with a 2-year guarantee.

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The Revamp Progloss Airstyle is built to last and comes with a 2-year guarantee.
  • Revamp Progloss Airstyle, £49.99 from Boots – buy here

This mid-range hair-drying brush from Boots is a versatile choice, with five special attachments to help you create different looks from big bouncy curls to a glossy blow-dry.

The styler features four heat and two speed settings including a cool shot to help set your style, and has a rubberised black body that’s both durable and comfy to hold.

6. TRESemmé

 The TRESemmé hot air styler has a near-perfect review score on the Argos website.

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The TRESemmé hot air styler has a near-perfect review score on the Argos website.
  • TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Volume hot air styler, £22.99 from Argos – buy here

If it’s just root lift and big, big volume you’re after, you need a smoothing and volumising brush like this hot air styler from American hair care brand TRESemmé.

With ionic conditioning technology that promises to cut frizz and a full 200ml size bottle of Keratin Smooth Heat Protection spray included, you’ll have smooth, bouncy tresses in no time.

7. Remington

 The Remington Steam Flexibrush works best on short to medium-length hair.

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The Remington Steam Flexibrush works best on short to medium-length hair.
  • Remington Steam Flexibrush hot steam brush, £16.49 from Superdrug – buy here

Fill the integrated water tank on this bargain hot styling brush from Remington and you’ll be able to set your style with a shot of hot steam.

With its curl-release button and quick-heating barrel, this model works best on fine, shorter-length hair, giving you extra volume whenever you need it, though you will need to dry your hair with a hairdryer first.

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