How to create a curly blow dry at home

by Chloe Beveridge

Beauty • 05 July 2022

Unless you’re an octopus, getting a curly blow dry at home can seem like a daunting challenge. Loads of rollers, round brushes or other bizarre methods are better suited for the hair salon. But there is one way to unlock the cutest curly hairstyles without the stylist’s chair - blow dry brushes.

From 90s hairstyles to natural hairstyles, hot blow dry brushes are the secret to everything from wash and go easy hairstyles to bridesmaid hairstyles with some bounce at home. And we’re showcasing our favourite hair drying brushes in this 5-minute read.

Best for curly blow dry hairstyles 2022

DAFNI Go - Easy, natural hairstyle

If you just want a subtle lift at the root and more of a natural hairstyle, this is the hot brush for you. It straightens hair 8x faster than flat irons and it’s much easier to use. Without the super-hot temperatures of curlers or hot rollers, you’re getting less damage but still some lift. And the non-heated side protects your scalp from burning. It’s great for all hair types and offers a voluminous, effortless lifted look.

Mermade Hair Blow Dry Brush - Long, bouncy hairstyles

If you have long hair, you know how tiring styling your locks can be. But with this ultra-lightweight styler, you’ll have no more arm pain. The flexible nylon hybrid bristles give you maximum hair grip while the whole device only weighs 400g.

Use it on wet and dry hair, one section at a time and enjoy a mirror-finish with its shine-adding ions. The 60mm oval barrel creates a lovely curly blow dry at home with volume and bounce. Just choose from the 3 heat settings and style your way.

Beauty Works Speed Styling Brush - Curly blowout in a hurry

Dry your damp hair and style a bouncy blow out in one go. Or revive a salon blowout and tame frizz at home. This heat styling brush is the tool to turn to for smooth waves or straight hair in a swipe.

You can even use it on air-dried locks to add a professional shine and uniform finish. It’s great for all hair types, tones and textures with selectable heat settings from 80-210°C so you never use more than you need. It’s great to take on holiday, replacing your blow dryer, curler and or straightener.

BaByliss Hydro-Fusion Air Styler - Rotates for defined curls

This hot air brush gives you the most uniform curls with the least amount of effort. It conditions, dries and finishes in one movement. And the 50mm chunky round barrel gives you big volume as it rotates on each strand for a polished, high shine finish.

At the end of each section, apply a burst of cold air to lock in the curl pattern. And with the 2 heat settings and 2 rotation speeds, ensure a curly blow out with less damage. 

T3 AireBrush Duo Blow Dry Brush - Interchangeable brush heads for versatility

This hot brush comes with a 3-inch paddle and a 2.5 inch round brush with IonFlow technology for frizz-free styling. The 'SmoothGrip' bristles grab for hair securely without pulling and allow you to precisely direct 149 - 185°F of hot hair to form waves and curls.

Just choose from the 3-speed settings to get a great finish without the frizz. When you are happy with each section, blast it with a cool shot to lock it in. The swappable heads mean this blow dry brush can give you a wider range of styles with one too.

Want even more defined curls that last all day? Check out our full range of hair styling tools including barrel wavers, curling irons, hot rollers and more.

For our full range of curlers please see our Hair Curler Range

Chloe Beveridge Beauty Writer
Chloe is an experienced markerter, online editor and brand lead with her own lifestyle, beauty and wellness blog @thestyleparcel. Graduating with Honours from Manchester Metropolitan University for International Fashion Marketing, Chloe has press coverage in the Sunday Times Style, VOGUE, Grazia, Glamour and many more. When she’s not travelling the world with her fiancé, Chloe enjoys spending quality time with her golden retriever puppy, Obi.
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