Monday, May 6, 2019

Is Hot Air Brush Bad For Hair

Is a hot air brush bad for your hair
Styling with a Jinri hot air brush
This is a common question because hot air tools use heat to straighten or curl your hair. Hot air brushes are combined with technology like double ionic generators, automatic temperature locking and ceramic heaters that do the job without causing damage to your hair. So don't' automatically assume they are bad for your hair.

A hot air brush is not bad for your hair because they are not like flat irons which sandwich your hair between two hot ceramic plates. Hot air brushes are a safer option due to they straighten hair using hot air combined with heated plates and bristles that glide through dry hair strands to relax the curly molecular bonds. They straighten the hair and add brightness while keeping the volume. Using a hot air brush is not likely to cause damage to your hair.

The high temperatures of a flat iron's ceramic plates can dry out your hair and cause hot spots. Hot spots or burns can appear on hair which are left by the hot metal plates if left on you hair too long.
If your hair is thin or damaged already then a hot brush is going to be a better choice for you. Many brushes feature ceramic and ion technology, such as tourmaline or diamond infusion, which adds brightness, neutralizes static to remove frizz and protects your hair from damage at lower temperatures and no hot spots.


What are the best hot air brushes?

My top 10 picks that will get you that smooth silky look you have been dreaming of:

Is Hot Air Brush Bad For Hair - My Top 10 Hot Air Brushes That Will Get You Results
Product Price Advantages Recommend
MiroPure 2-in-1 Ionic Straightening Brush $49.99 Silky hair in minutes Yes
Glamfields 2.0 Straightening Brush $28.79 Temperature Lock Function Yes
Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler $37.75 1100 Watts Yes
InStyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush $43.50 Heats up in 30 seconds Yes
Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush $96.00 Double ion generator Yes
AsaVea Hair Straightener Brush 3.0 $59.00 Mirror and 67 bristles Yes
AsaVea Hair Straightening Brush 2 $39.99 6 temp levels Yes
InStyler MAX PRIME 1.25” 2-Way Straightener & Styler $71.99 Two-way rotating barrel Yes
Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush $145.00 Digital temp control – Quality Absolutely
Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush $96.00 Double ion generator Yes

What is the best hot air brush for short hair? 

For short hair you are going to want a brush with a smaller diameter barrel and bristles that will hold tension when brushing through hair. What comes to mind is the John Frieda 1 1/2 inch hot air brush. It features nylon and ball tipped bristles that provides good tension on short hair while gently detangling.

Another hot air bursh that comes to mid is the Jinri Hot Air brush. It features a 1 1/25 inch barrel.The biggest Con I have with the Jinri is the manufacture has no contact information on their web site. At least at the time of this writing they do not. Other than that, it's a solid product.
  1. Jinri Hot Air Brush, One Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer, 3-in-1 Hair Dryer Brush Styler for Straightening, Curling, Salon Negative Ion Ceramic Blow Dryer Lightweight Hot Air Modeling Brush  - $39.98
  2. John Frieda Hot Air Brush, 1 1/2-inch Hot Air Brush - $39.99
Jinri Hot Air Brush
Pros Cons
1000 watts No way to contact Jinri
9 foot 360 swivel cord Not a hair dryer
Gives volume to hair Bristles are soft
Minimizes frizz Not great for long hair
Adds shine Bristles 0.4 inch
Easy to use
Light weight

What is the best hot air brush for short hair?


John Frieda Hot Air Brush
Pros Cons
Easy to use No great for thick hair
Gives volume to hair Hair can get stuck
Minimizes frizz 500 watts
Adds shine Not a hair dryer

John Frieda Hot Air Brush

What does a hot air brush do?

Bristles on a hot air brush are made of nylon, silicone and ceramic materials that glide through the hair gently and smoothly to straighten your hair. Hot air brushes give you a smooth shinny straight look and feel to your hair. They are excellent at diminishing frizz and fly-a-ways by sealing the hair cuticles. Gives you that smooth salon style look. Works good on all hair types including natural curly hair. If you want to style while drying damp hair, hot air brushes are a great option. And if you have thin damaged hair and want the safest way to style your hair a hot brush is going to be the best option for you.

Which is safer for hair a Hot Air brush or a Flat Iron?

Flat irons are better and safer than hot hair brushes when:
  1. You have thick, very curly, difficult to style hair and you need high or higher temperatures. This requires a careful touch to avoid damage to your hair. Thicker hair can withstand higher heat as compared to thin, fine hair.
  2. You want quicker results, but are not concerned with adding volume.
  3. Best for infrequent use like once a week or less is recommended to avoid damaging your hair. 
  4. When cost is a factor due to flat irons are less expensive than hot brushes.

Hot air brushes are better and safer when:
  1. You have hair type that is average or thin or even damaged hair. 
  2. You want to use daily. 
  3. You want to use a lower temperatures for less chance of damaging your hair. 
  4. You have more time and are not in a rush. Takes a little more time, but adds shines and maintains volume. 
  5. You want to straighten dry hair. Willing to spend a little more due to its a little more expensive compared to flat irons. 
  6. You want to dry and style at the same time. 
  7. Need a refreshing between shampoos.

Hot air brush conclusion


If you want to style while drying damp hair, hot air brushes are a great option. And if you have thin damaged hair and want the safest way to style your hair a hot brush is going to be the best option for you.

Hot air brushes are definitely considered safer options than hot irons or even curling tongs. Primarily because they don't press hair between heated plates, but instead it blows hot air.

In addition, the brush's surface is usually coated in ceramic. Ceramic material is not only safer for hair, but also has the special property to make your hair smooth and silky.

If you have damaged hair or just want an extra level of protection I recommend you choose a good hydrating shampoo and use one of my favorites, Argan oil after styling to achieve a fabulous look.

I hope this article was of use to you and you found it interesting or at least came away knowing a little more about hot brushes. Please comment below, Readers and myself would love to hear what your use and any advise you can give.

References:
Jinri
John Frieda

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