Hairstyling used to be a laborious and tedious process back in the day – usually involving a hairdryer in one hand and brush in the other, and it can last up to an hour. If you want to have curls, you’d need to use curlers, which would take you another couple of hours to achieve. So if you were in need of styling but lacked the motivation, time, or patience to do so, then a trip to the salon was needed.
But that isn’t the case now. Because of technological advancements, you don’t have to spend a couple of hours, effort, and money to achieve your desired look. You can even do it at home! All you need is a well-functioning hot airbrush which could multi-function as your hair styler.
Hot air brushes can do the job of a curler and a blow dryer in one compact item. It can dry, curl, or straighten your hair in a couple of minutes after washing. It’s like a Swiss knife for hairstyling.
But how does a hot brush do its job?
A hot brush does its job effectively because of how it works. It emits hot air on the bristles, which enables you to dry and style simultaneously. Not only is a hot brush efficient, but it also frees up your other hand so you can do other chores while drying or styling your hair.
With that said, here’s how to style your hair with a hot brush.
1. Start With Clean and Damp Hair
When damping and preparing your hair, you can use a volumizing shampoo. It makes it easier for you to dry and brush your hair. Not only that, it gives your hair a good boost in volume as well as improve its texture.
2. Plug Your Hot Brush and Let It Warm Up
Depending on whether you have an electric or battery-powered hot brush, it’ll only take a couple of minutes for it to warm up. When you use your brush without warming it up, it won’t straighten or curl effectively.
3. Curling Your Hair with a Hot Brush
Grab a normal brush and gently brush your hair to remove knots. Once that’s done, grab a small section of your hair, about an inch thick. You then take that handful of hair and put your brush underneath near the roots.
You then wrap your hot brush around the first section of hair and slowly pull it outwards up to the tip of the section, all while rotating your hot brush inwards. As you start rotating or twirling your brush, assist your hair, so it thoroughly curls from base to tip.
4. Add Finishing Touches
After you’ve curled or straightened all of your hair, give it a good final brushing and apply hairspray to keep it intact throughout the day. But before you use a regular brush, make sure to let your hair cool down first.
For additional volume and texture, you can spray the roots of your hair with hairspray. And to further enhance your new curls, finish it with a shiny or sheen spray.