After I was in highschool, I fell in love. Not with an individual. With a hair instrument…
A hot air brush is actually what you’d get if a spherical brush and a hairdryer had a child. I’ve by no means been in a position to grasp that entire holding-a-round-brush-and-blow-dryer-at-the-same-time factor crucial for creating blow-outs at residence. However this little instrument — which blows sizzling air — cuts out the center man. With a tiny little bit of observe, you may get a easy, professional-looking blow out at residence.
For the previous 20 years, it has been my savior for weddings, first dates, interviews, and on a regular basis. I take advantage of this one, which usually retails for round $20. However additionally they make fancy versions, if you happen to’re into that kinda factor.
We first posted about this one million years ago, however have gotten requests for a tutorial. So, right here’s methods to use it:
Begin with towel-dried hair. For finest outcomes, I like my hair to be in a spot the place it’s positively nonetheless moist, however nicely previous the purpose of dripping.
Collect the highest half of your hair and safe it on prime of your head. (I take advantage of considered one of these clips as a result of it’s straightforward to safe with one hand and makes me really feel extra legit. However you may also use a tender scrunchy or some other plastic hair clip. Simply keep away from elastics, which might trigger breakage.)
Start drying the underside portion of your hair, one part at a time. I collect two-inch-ish sections — you wish to be sure that your complete piece is getting uncovered to the warmth, but additionally that you simply’re overlaying sufficient to be able to dry your entire head in an affordable period of time. Begin on the roots and transfer the comb downward, as if you happen to have been brushing your hair tremendous slowly. You wish to (gently) pull the hair a bit bit taut with one hand as you sweep it with the opposite — that is key to create smoothness.
As soon as the underside half of your hair is dry, unclip the highest portion and dry it in the identical method, going part by part. I’ll maintain these sections straight outward as I brush, to create extra quantity. If you would like a sleeker look, then proceed to brush them straight down.
On the backside of every part, flip the comb upwards for one full rotation, which lends a little bit of smoothness to the ideas. You don’t have to wrap it round and round (and threat making a tangle of doom) — simply as soon as across the brush will do.
After I’m nearly finished, I’ll focus on the topmost part of hair, on the crown of my head. Maintain the hair straight up as you sweep, once more to assist create quantity.
That’s it! Your complete factor takes me round 10 to fifteen minutes. Individuals ask ALL THE TIME if I’ve gotten a blow out, and I’m glad to report that I’ve no particular abilities. It’s all simply due to this magical tool.
Do you may have any hair instruments or suggestions you may’t dwell with out? Would love to listen to.
P.S. The one beauty product I always finish and more hair tutorials, together with a braided top bun and three tricks for parting your hair.
(Pictures by Christine Han for Cup of Jo.)
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