Hot Air Brush Types

Ceramic Brush

There are so many different hot air brushes on the market to choose from that finding the one that is just right for you can sometimes be a daunting task. Not to worry – in this article I will look at the different types of hot air brushes and the advantages of using each type so that you will have a better idea of which type you really need. Knowing the type of hot air brush that you should get will go a long way toward narrowing the options in your search for the perfect hot air brush.


Rotating hot air brushes will have a circular brush, and they normally have a multi-directional feature that makes them able to rotate in either direction. This type of brush is good for achieving looks with a lot of shape and volume. If you use a rotating brush correctly and stay out of very humid environments, your look will normally be able to last for days. These brushes also typically require less effort that other types as they cause less strain on your arms when using them. When choosing a rotating hot air brush be sure to do your research and check buyer reviews, as some of these can tangle your hair and damage it. But if you get a good one it will give your hair more volume and make your hair styling routine more pleasant.


Ceramic is a very popular material that is used in the manufacturing of many hot air brushes. It is popular because of its ability to distribute heat evenly along its surface. It is made from clay and will heat up very quickly, as well as hold a constant temperature while you are using it. Due to its excellent heat distributing and holding properties, ceramic is commonly used to make not only hot air brushes but also flat irons and curling wands as well. Generally speaking, because the ceramic will heat up so quickly you should end up spending a lot less time on your hair styling and get out the door sooner.

Hot Iron

An instant heat feature can transform a regular hot air brush into a hot iron such as a flat iron or curling iron. These hot iron brushes tend to give very defined, professional looking curls. Purchasing a hot air brush that can also function as a hot iron can be a great asset for you if you are one of those women who is always getting ready in a hurry but still want to have flawless-looking hair. If you would prefer one of these hot iron brushes, be sure to shop around and do your research to make sure that you are getting a high quality brush for your hair.


Hot air brushes that you can use to straighten your hair while you blow dry it are known as heat straightening brushes. Most of these types will look like a regular brush, only with a electronic cable attached to the end to supply the electricity needed for the drying function. There are some that are circular brushes and also some that have two brushes facing each other. Heat straightening brushes have the advantage of causing less heat damage to your hair than the traditional flat iron that is used for straightening; they use a lower heat and advanced technology (such as ionic or ceramic) to reduce heat damage to your hair.


Those are the main types of hot air brushes that you will find available on the market today. As you can see, they each have specific features which provide different advantages. Some brushes will combine the different types to give you even more value. For example, you may find a brush that is rotating and ceramic as well. Now that you know what these types are and the benefits of using them, you will be able to make a better decision when purchasing your next hot air brush.