Hair dryer brushes have become more and more popular in recent years, so narrowing down the right one can be tough. While every hair dryer brush will allow you to style and blow dry your hair at the same time, the best hair dryer brushes have multiple heat/speed settings, extra-long cords, cool tips to prevent burns, and perhaps most importantly, under-$75 price tags. Ahead, you'll find three great options that tick all of those boxes and then some.
For best results, wait until your hair is damp instead of just-out-of-the-shower wet, and apply a heat protectant before you begin styling. Avoid going over the same section repeatedly, and try not to miss any large sections in the back of your head. Pin or pull your hair into sections so you can start drying the bottom layers of your hair, then work your way up to the top layers. Don't worry, though — these brushes are pretty much foolproof, however you choose to use them.
To discover the best hot air brushes on the market right now, scroll on.
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1. The Cult Favorite
The cult-favorite Revlon One-Step has an average 4.6-star rating from over 100,000 (!!!) Amazon shoppers, and over 20,000 perfect five-star reviews. While it'll always give your hair gorgeous volume, it can be used to create big, bouncy curls or a sleek, straight blowout, depending on the vibe you're going for. Design highlights include a cool tip to prevent burns, three heat/speed settings with a cool option, a long, 6-foot cord for easy maneuverability, a lightweight body, and tangle-proof bristles. Because it's made with ionic-ceramic technology, it also helps to cut down on both frizz and hair damage. For under $50, what more could you want?
2. Another Best-Seller Worth Considering
Another best-selling hot air brush, the Hot Tools 24k Gold One-Step works very similarly to Revlon's, but costs a bit more money. Some notable differences: The cord on this one is longer (8-feet versus the Revlon One-Step's 6-feet), and the bristles are made with activated charcoal, which the brand says can help "refresh second-day hair." Also, its 24-karat gold surface helps ensure even heat distribution for less damage and more consistent results. (Like the Revlon One-Step, it also has three speed settings and a cool tip.) Over 3,000 Amazon shoppers left it a five-star rating after purchasing.
3. Best For Short Hair
If you have short hair, and prefer to style your hair curly rather than straight, go with the Conair InfinityPro 1-inch Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Hot Brush. True, even if you don't have short hair, you could probably use this to create gorgeous curls with ease — but because its body isn't as big as the other tools on this list, it might not be the best choice for people with very coarse, thick hair. It heats up in just 30 seconds, has five heat/speed settings, and turns off automatically after an hour — a handy feature if you're the forgetful type. Plus, ionic technology helps reduce unwanted frizz and promote shine. All of that for just $30!