Available in both a 32mm and 38mm barrel, the Silver Bullet Genesis dries and styles your hair at the same time.
How? With two heat/speed settings, a tourmaline ceramic barrel and bristles that mimic a traditional round brush for luscious volume and bouncy curls. Plus, this bad boy is the most affordable of the bunch at under $100 if you're comparing Hot Tools vs ghd vs Silver Bullet.
How to Use a Hot Air Brush.
If you're working with a tool like ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush, your hair should be already dry before you get started.
The best part about hot brushes like Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser is you can use them to dry your hair too, so you can cut out a styling step in your routine. For some hair types and lengths, this could save you a serious chunk of time.
"For maximum root volume, start by sectioning out the top of the hair over your part line. Grab a section the width of the barrel and hold the tool at the roots for a few seconds to start the drying process," Jackson suggests.
"Then, glide the tool down to the ends of that section. Once at the ends, wrap the section around the barrel and hold for five to seven seconds - this creates the volume and shape. Repeat until the section is dry, then onto the next."
Want ultimate volume? Jackson recommends using your hot brush alongside volume styling products, including:
If it's an ultra-smooth, effortless blowout finish with weightless volume you're after, try these:
Hot Air Brush Before and After Results.
As someone up against the constant struggle of having fine, flat hair, hot brushes are quite literally made for me.
If you're not sold yet, perhaps this before and after of me in my Qantas pyjamas using the Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser will convince you to invest in one for yourself.
With this wider barrel tool, you'll be able to achieve the bouncier blowout finish like in the photo above.
If you're looking for a tool to be able to create a blow wave finish (and you want something more compact and travel-friendly), the ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush might be more up your alley as it allows you to control and style at the same time.
Happy volumising, everybody!