You many have noticed blow dryer brushes have been having a moment now for more than a moment.
And with good reason.
They make it insanely easy to get the voluminous blowout hair you want without any of the round brush and blow dryer combo drama you don’t.
Better still you can pull this off even if you’re a fumble fingers when it comes to styling tools.
So if you want in on this, simply apply the hacks and one-step-styler tips revealed below.
Then you too can have full-bodied locks like any red carpet celeb. Even if you have defiant hair with attitude!
So who else is ready for a no stress, voluminous 90s blowout with a blow dryer brush?
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- VIDEO: How To Do A Blowout With a Blow Dry Brush On Long Hair?
- VIDEO: Another YouTuber’s Hot Styling Brush Moves In Action
- More Hot Styling Brush Tips
So let’s see how it’s done.
How To Do A Blowout With a Blow Dry Brush On Long Hair
She goes through her styling routine on damp, fine strands that are a mix of wavy and straight. Here are the must see moments in the video.
The Mane Moments
- 7:19 Sectioning in general
- 9:09 to 10:22 Curling the Mohawk section
- 10:22 to 12:15 Working the lower layers
- 12:19 to 14:21 Velcro roller removal
- Hot air brush – Conair InfinitiPro Frizz Free
- Velcro Rollers
- Heat protectant
- Blow out spray
The Mane Moves
The step by step breakdown of her routine goes roughly like this:
- Shampoo and condition your hair as normal
- Rough dry then let air dry to 70%-80% dry
- Apply heat protectant (and other styling products)
- Work in sections beginning with the Mohawk on down.
- Glide and roll your styler SLOWLY through each section from the roots to the ends.
- Roll up the warmed hair onto a large or jumbo Velcro roller
- Spritz with dry shampoo if your hair tends to get oily
- Give the hair sufficient time to cool and set – at least 30 minutes
- Carefully remove the rollers going from the bottom up
- Finish with light hold hairspray as needed
Prep Basics For Drying Hair With Hot Styling Brushes
Those using this tool know that products are not optional.
But do you need a ton of products to pull this off? Probably not.
For sure you don’t want to do this without heat protectant.
So … she applies a pea sized amount of Chi Silk Infusion heat protector and brushes it through to insure no strand is left behind when it comes to being shielded from the heat. Then she waits for her hair to air dry to just damp to limit heat exposure.
Just before she starts her blow dryer brush routine she also applies the least little bit of blowout spray. She uses Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout. You should know this is definitely a less is more product.
Backing up, leave in conditioner might be another to use right out of the shower.
Now it’s time to perfect those blow dryer brush moves.
As you know this styling weapon combines a blow dryer and a round brush into one easy to use tool. So even if you struggle with those most anyone can use this this. Yeah you can easily get a stand out blowout on demand.
Admittedly she fast forwards through the actual tool usage.
But there are other things she does that are worth knowing. Which is why I included it.
Plus it goes with the video Kayli did where she shared tips for blow drying hair with a round brush, blow dryer and Velcro rollers to get the sleek blowout
Luckily there‘s not a lot to using this. It’s little more than round brush that shoots heated air out the vents into your mane.
So all you do is go under the hair and rotate the dryer through the section until dry.
So you basically want to work the styler through your hair as you would if using a round brush.
Doing little more than sticking the dryer in near the roots gliding it slowly down towards the ends while twirling it. Repeating until it’s dry.
It can’t hurt to elevate or over-direct the hair some while placing your rollers. In fact it’s a very good idea. For more you might find our Velcro hair rollers blowout tutorial helpful.
Get Inspired! Watch Another YouTuber’s Hot Styling Brush Moves In Action
But to make sure you don’t over think this here’s another clip showing how to do a 90s blowout without rollers using a hot styling brush. It complements the first one nicely. Showing you exactly how to use it.
As this 2 minute video shows you don’t have to be a stylist-in-training to get up to speed on using hot air brushes. Or be a contortionist either. In fact you hardly have to try much at all – it’s that easy.
These tools give you a way to get the perfect DIY blowout without Velcro rollers.
Now if you choose to use them you’d just need to roll each section on a curler after drying as seen in the first video. Then wait for the hair to set.
And if you have hair that isn’t this long but what to know more … then read our take on how to use Velcro rollers on medium length hair.
That aside, I included this video for a reason. It slow walks through how she s-l-o-w-l-y glides the tool through her hair. Laying out exactly how to use it for salon-level styling at home.
After watching this hopefully you see how to get 90s blow out hair without stepping foot in a salon. Putting silky, at home blowouts within reach of the rest of us.
Making dryer brushes the perfect tool for those who lack the blow dryer/round brush skills but want to have hair that looks like they do.
Prepare to become obsessed!
Here’s A Few More Hot Styling Brush Tips For You
After you’re done rough drying you’re going to take a wet brush and detangle your hair.
Beginners will find smaller sections are easier to work with. You have more control. Only go bigger once you’ve got hang of doing this.
Then you want to get to dried not fried.
So don’t want to stop too late. But you also don’t want to stop too soon. Here’s why.
- Stopping too soon doesn’t give you the voluminous polished look you’re going for.
- Stopping too late will leave you with the frizzy and eventually dry, brittle hair that you don’t want.
You want to stop when you hair feels just right. Or warm to the touch.
At that point move on to the next section.
Work the tool as close to the roots as you can. Otherwise you risk having hair that is all wonky near the roots yet silky smooth farther down the hair shaft.
You need a protective barrier between your strands and the heated hair blasting at it. With the better thermal creams you’re really getting three products in one. Because they fight frizz, add shine and obviously offer heat protection.
Finally volumizing brush dryers are not meant to be used on dry hair. Ever. That’s only asking for trouble.
If some sections begin to dry out just spritz them back to damp before running your blowout dryer brush through them.
Anyone looking for more ways to make their locks look lush and fabulous, should follow our Pinterest hair tips and tricks board. You’ll find it loaded with all kinds of great ideas!