Best Round Brush For Blowouts

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  1. Kendra

    These are great tips! I just bought a Bass Brush from Marshalls. I can’t wait to put it too use.
    Q: I have a diverse clientele. What’s the best round brush to you on Coily texture hair?
    Q: Do you have a email distribution list? For instance once you up load your tutorial we can be notified?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Kendra!
      First off I love Marshalls, always great finds there!!! I love the bass brush, and another favorite of mine is the Ibiza round brush. With coily textured hair I like to use a boar bristle to really create that tension you need to smooth the cuticle, especially around the hair line. With coily hair a boar bristle brush will have more grip on the hair. Once I have relaxed some of the curl in the hair with the boar bristle I like to do a few passes with a ceramic round brush, since the barrel of it will heat up like a curling iron or a flat iron which will help you smooth the hair even more. Use a smoothing lotion to help protect the hair and it will also help with the smoothing process. I’m so glad you found my site, I’m working on getting an email list set up and will definitely have you on it. My videos should be up in the next few weeks. Also feel free to ask me any questions and suggest any specific videos you would like to see.
      – Thank you! Jes

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  2. Claire

    Hi, I have really fine hair which is down to my collar bone,I would love to do a salon blowdry at home if I had the correct brushes, which ones would you recommend please?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Claire,
      Try the 45mm ceramic Moroccanoil round brush. Use a little root lift product followed with some mousse. Add these products after you dry your hair a touch. Sometimes with fine hair I also like to put it in some Velcro rollers after drying to help set the hair and give it more life. Feel free to ask more questions anytime!

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  3. K

    I love these tips for the brushes – I am going to buy the morrocan oil boar brush – any tips for styling products? I.e. suggestions for a proper blow dryer and products to assist with the styling process? I have very fine and thin hair.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello,
      First start with a vloumizing shampoo and conditioner. Check out the hair texture section on my site for a ton of suggestions. One of my favorite S&C for fine is the “Living Proof Full” or “Moroccnoil Volume”. For products I love oribe maximista thickening spray for fine hair. Just spray it all over before you dry. It’s on the pricey side but it’s an amazing product. Also another product that works great is the Moroccanoil mousse. If you go with the mousse, take out a little moisture from your hair, then take a palm size amount of mousse and work it together in your hands,apply to your hair, comb through and finish drying. As for my favorite blow dryer it is the “twin turbo 3200”. I have had mine for many years, and use it on clients everyday and it’s still going strong. It also comes with a concentrator. Make sure you use the concentrator attachment when blowing out your hair, it will help smooth your cuticle and give you a smoother result. I hope this is helpful. Ask any question whenever you need too!!

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  4. Doris

    Hi Jes,
    I have keratine treated hair which is down to my collar bone, I would love to learn how to do a salon blowdry at home but need advise on which type and size of brush to use.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Doris
      Use a 1.5-2 inch round brush. This size will give some nice movement in your hair, without making it poofy. Ask me anymore questions if you need too.

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  5. Cristina

    I have long layered fine hair and would like to show off the layers with some curl, what brush would I use and should I be curling it under or out?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello Cristina,

      Use a 1 3/4 inch or a 45mm size ceramic round brush. A ceramic round brush will heat up like a curling iron and help create curl. Roll a section of your hair around the brush after you have smoothed it, and heat up the section . Make sure you don’t touch the end of your hairdryer to your hair or the brush. Hold your dryer about 2 inches away. Let the section cool and remove the brush. This will set the curl. Since you have thin hair, I would apply a mousse before you start drying to help plump up your hair and hold the style. Ask me anymore questions if something comes up. Have fun!

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  6. Ishika

    I have dry frizzy hair. Have highlighted it as well. Length is below collar bone. Lots of baby hair. Pls suggest brush ,brand n how to do every day styling.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      First start with a blow drying lotion. I love the Moroccanoil Smooth lotion. It leaves the hair so soft and helps keep hair smooth for days. It has anti-humidity properties. Love it. For the brush use the Moroccanoil 45mm size round brush. For everyday styling start with applying the smoothing lotion on your hair when it is wet, about a nickel size amount. Don’t apply it on your roots and make sure you work it really well in your hands before you apply it on your hair. Next, dry your hair about 40%, don’t get scared if you see it to start to frizz a little. Next, make nice clean sections, clipping each section up as you go. Once you are done with that take your first section down starting with a bottom section. Take a piece of your hair the width of your brush and start to smooth the section. The most important things for a smooth blowout is to keep the tension on the section you are blow drying and making sure the hair is completely dry. If you leave any moisture in the hair it will frizz. As for your baby hair just try a light hold hairspray. Again Moroccanoil makes a great light hairspray. It seems like a lot but when you get the hang of it it really isn’t, plus the best part is a blowout will last you a few days. I will be posting tutorials soon to make everything a little easier to understand. Feel free to email me if there is anything specific you would like to see. Hope this helps.

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  7. Ily V.

    Hi,
    I have been on the hunt for the perfect blowout brush and stumbled upon your site. I have A LOT of hair, I’m always told by hairstylist not thick, therefore it takes awhile to blowdry. When I get it done I almost never want to wash it again because it’s so smooth and perfect even on a rainy humid Florida day. Many stylist have show mehow to blow my hair to achieve the look and I have watched tutorials, read how to’s, etc. for as long as I can remember and still cannot achieve this. Problem is, once I style it, it looks nice but the minute I walk outside it poofs up and becomes huge! Every hair just frizzes out, my bang curl and it like I never blew it. It’s so frustrating after using frizz free and straightening product, sectioning it and blowing it piece by piece that this happens. I seem to be the only person at work that has this darn problem. What am I doing wrong? Am I missing something? Please help.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello,

      Some hair needs a little flat iron help. I want you to blow your hair out like you do now. It seems like you can get it nice and smooth yourself. When your done go back through and take the same size section you did when you were blow drying. Now run the flat iron over your hair just once quickly. You don’t have to clamp it really tight or make it really straight. Just like a little light swipe through. What this is doing is sealing your cuticle down even tighter and locking out moisture. Then spray with a light, flexable hold hairspray. Try this and let me know if it works. If not I have a few other ideas for you, but let’s start with this one. Keep me updated I want to help you find the fix for those hot, humid Florida days.

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  8. Angelique

    Hi Jes! Thanks for the info. I have very curly and coarse locks. The length is below my shoulder blade. What kind and size brush should I use? I always end up buying the ones with two types of bristles but then they burn :/ I need some blow out lessons lol.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello Angelique!

      Try the 1 3/4 Olivia Garden ceramic brush. Sometimes with really course curly hair you should first start with a small brush to really grab your roots. Use a 1 inch size round brush to really get tension on your roots, do two to three pass with the 1 inch, then use the 1 3/4 inch to finish smoothing out the rest of your hair. Tension is key for a smooth blowout. Also with your texture you should us a smoothing lotion. I recommend the Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion all the time. Its awesome, and helps protect hair against heat from the blow dryer and humidity. I’m working on getting tutorials up soon. Let me know if there is any specific style blowout you would like to see that would be helpful to you. Ask anymore questions if you have them. Hope this is helpful.

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  9. Martha

    I have baby fine hair and thin and straight. I blow it dry and set it and then have nice wave to it until I walk out the door and then everything goes flat!!!! I want big fluffy hair but have never been able to get any ? What kind of products and and styling brush do I use?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Martha,

      Use a root booster and a mousse to style your hair. When you have fine hair you want to use a product that will give you some grip. I really like the Aquage Uplifting Foam and Root Lifting Foam. It’s one of my favorite. Another good one is Moroccanoil’s mousse and root lift. The root boost is applied only on your roots, then apply the mousse all over. When you are done styling use a hairspray. Not to much b/c you don’t want you hair to look like helmet. Also spraying a little dry shampoo on your roots when you are done help give you some lift and hold. Try this out and let me know if it works for you.

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  10. Polly

    Hi Jes,

    I have fine, extremely curly hair which I would like to blow out smooth with some waves at the bottom. Length is past my shoulders. My hairdresser seems to be able to do it, but I can’t quite get the same results. Then I got to thinking it was the brush. Any recommendations on which brush would be best? Thank you!

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Polly,

      Try the 45mm Morocconoil ceramic round brush. It heats up from the heat of your hairdryer to help smooth out your hair as if you where using a flat iron or curling iron. You get great smooth results with out the stress of over flat ironing your hair, and can get nice waves like a curling iron. Use a mousse before you start to blow out your hair, this will give your hair volume and hold. Tension is key to a smooth blow out so make keep you hair nice a tight around the brush when drying. Roll your section of hair up in the brush when it is all dry and still hot and let its sit for a few seconds, then unwrap it. This is help set in some wave. I hope this helps! Have fun. P.S. I love the Morocconoil mousse. Give it a try.

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  11. Araceli

    I have naturally fine curly hair to my shoulders. My hairdresser said to put mousse before blow drying. I bought Rusk mousse and Morocco serum for shine, now what kind of brush?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Araceli,

      Mousse will work awesome to help give your hair volume and hold. Be careful with the oil, it can weight down fine hair. Just use a tiny bit on your ends before you blow out your hair to help with any frizz. Use the ceramic Morocconoil 35mm or 45mm round brush. The small size brush will give you more curl and the larger round brush will give you more volume. A ceramic brush works well on fine hair b/c the barrel heats up like a curling iron or flat iron so it will helps set your hair in the style you want. For even more hold and volume when you are done blowing out your hair you can set it in Velcro rolls and keep then in while you do your make up or drink a cup of coffee. The rollers can give you some extra va va voom! Hope this helps you. Have fun styling.

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  12. Monica

    Hi Jes
    I have medium thickness ,wavy, frizzy hair this is very porous as it absorbs the Florida humidity the minute I walk out the door puffing up immediately. My hair is collarbone length and have colored it in the past few years. It got damaged due to overuse of flat iron so I’m trying to style my hair in a healthier way. Right now I’m using repair shampoo and conditioner and use Proclaim anti frizz serum to control the puffiness . I have been using the hair dryer in the medium heat setting, low speed. I use the Eco tools thermal open barrel large round brush and apply Beyond zone flat iron protection spray before drying my hair, however it still gets somewhat frizzy. I am new to blow drying my hair, so any suggestions you have for applying hair products for styling , size of hairbrush and styling technique would be very helpful

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey hey Monica,

      The most important thing to get a smooth blowout is to make sure you have a lot of tension on the section of hair your drying. Try using a 35mm brush or a 1 1/4- 1 1/2 inch round brush. Using the right size brush will make it easier to keep tension. Also switch your blow dryer setting to high heat and high power. Whats causing the frizz is your hair not being completely dry from using a low heat setting and low power. This won’t be more damaging b/c your hair will dry quicker so you wont have to keep going over the same piece as much. I would try the Moroccanoil smoothing lotion. It awesome for hair that is your texture, and it also helps fight humidity for up to 72 hours, which is perfect for your Florida living. Just apply a nickel size amount. Start by rubbing it around in your hands, then apply starting at your ends and working your way up to your roots. Just apply a touch at your roots so they wont get greasy. Also a spritz of hairspray helps fight fluffy hair caused by humidity. Just keep practicing, you will get faster and your blowouts will get smoother. Let me know if you need anything else. -Jes

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  13. Emelie

    Hi Jes
    I have fine hair to my shoulders and looking for a great brush to achieve a super sleek shiny blow dry can you recommend a good brush.
    I also really need to update my hairdryer, can you recommend one?
    Many thanks

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello Emelie,

      For your hair length get a 35mmm or 1 1/4 inches round brush. For your hair texture I love the Moroccanoil ceramic round brushes. The Barrel or the brush heats up from the heat of the hair dryer to help smooth your hair. Also with fine hair using some Velcro rollers after you round brush your hair will give you extra volume and help smooth your hair even more. They are super easy to put in. Just grab a section and roll your hair up making sure there is tension on your hair as you roll. One of my favorite hair dryers and the one I use everyday on my hair, is the Turbo Power Twin Turbo 3200. It has lasted me over 7 years and is still going strong. Make sure when your are blowing out your hair you have the concentrator attached to help with the direction of hair flow.This attachment is key to a smooth blowout. The Turbo Power Twin Turbo 3200 comes with one. Also always make sure you keep the back filter of the hair dryer clean. With fine hair I love to apply a little mousse before I start drying. The Moroccanoil Mousse is awesome. It makes the hair so shiny and just gives you some extra volume. It really is my favorite mousse. I hope this was helpful and if you need anything else feel free to ask. – Jes

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  14. Emelie

    Hey Jes
    Thanks so much for your response that’s such great help. Would you advise the Morocanoil ceramic brush with or without boar bristles? There is quite a price difference and was wondering you views on spending the extra money or not. Would that make any difference to the shiny and smoothness of my hair ?
    Many thanks Jes

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  15. Elizabeth

    Hi! First I want to say how nice it is of you to help everyone personally get the style they want. I’ve read through other people’s type hair to see if any matched but they don’t. I have naturally curly medium thickness hair about an inch past my collar bone but if I go to bed with it wet I wake up with a fro, so I’ve blow dried my hair at night for years now to avoid the uncontrollable frizzy mess. I’ve struggled with frizz like the others but I’m looking to get a brush that smooths but doesn’t totally flatten my hair. I also don’t want the curls that make me look like I’m from the 60s either. My hair tends to hug my neck and do the upside down curl, for you know what I mean. Do you have any styling tips to avoid that look? I just splurged and bought a Harry josh blow dryer and I love it. I just want to make sure I’m using the right brush with it for the best look and least damage. Thank you so much in advance!!

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Elizabeth,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. That means so much to me. I just want to help everyone love there hair and learn how to make it look the best it can. So with your hair if you are looking for a straighter, smoother look but still want to keep the volume use a 45mm or 1 3/4 inch size round brush. Depending on the brand you go with the size will be in mm or inches. I really like the Olivia Garden brushes for your hair texture because they are very very light, and glide through the hair easily. If you get and Olivia Garden round brush get the 1 3/4 inch. So the smaller the barrel of the brush the more curl you are going to get. With a bigger brush you hair will come out straighter but still have volume. Try using a blow drying product like Moroccanoil’s new Blow Dry Concentrate. It’s perfect for your texture. Using a product will also help protect your hair. As far as the flip you get, I like to call it the Carol Brady. At your length it is hard to avoid. A few things you can do is lightly flat iron just your ends. Or when you are blow drying your hair pull the brush all the way through to your ends making sure not to roll or flip your brush which with create a flip. Just follow your hair dryer down the section of your hair that is on your brush and follow all they way through till your hair leaves the brush. A great way to sleep with your hair to keep it straight is to wrap your hair. I have done this before and was shocked how straight my hair came out. Its amazing. Just google “how to wrap hair”. And you have inspired me to make a video doing this to help women with your texture hair keep it straight over night. I hope this was helpful. If you need anything else feel free to email me at [email protected]. – Jes

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  16. Elizabeth

    Thank you so much!! I will definitely try your tips. I searched for the blow dry concentrate you mentioned but it must be so new it hasn’t made it on google yet lol. I will keep an eye out and again, thank you so much!

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  17. Sarah

    I have wavy/curly hair that goes to mid back length. I usually just let my hair air dry into curly/wavy frizzy mess. I just got a blowout at a salon and I want my hair like that every day! I have a hair oil(pomegranate oil) I like to use in my hair. I was wondering if there’s any other products you would recommend for getting a salon perfect blowout at home? Also I was wondering which round brush you would recommend? I don’t really want to spend a whole lot of money but I was a brush that will work. I have a wooden round boar bristle brush that one of my friends gave me but I’m not sure if it would be right to use with my hair. The barrel is about 2 inches wide. Thanks for the help!

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Hey Sarah,
      I’m so glad you love your blowout. They change your hair and are very addicting. It sounds like your hair is similar to mine. If you are just starting to learn how to blowout your hair the first thing is, practice makes perfect. It’s hard at first, but keep doing it and it will get easier, and you will figure out how to hold the brush and hair drying in a way that makes it easy for you.Second, don’t take to big of sections. Third, tension, tension, tension. The brush your friend gave you is good. Boar bristles are great, but with a wooden barrel brush you have to keep a lot of tension. You want it to feel like your are pulling on your hair. What causes frizz in a blowout is not enough tension on your hair.

      A ceramic barrel brush is easier to use for a beginner. With a ceramic barrel round brush the barrel heats up so it will help assist you in smoothing your hair and your hair will dry quick. You still want to have tension but since the barrel heats up like a flat iron or curling iron from the heat of the hair dryer it acts as a little safety blanket if you drop the tension. Soo, ceramic barrel brush a little easier for beginners, wooden barrel more advanced.

      If you want to get a new brush check out the Moroccanoil ceramic round brush. They come in boar bristle or nylon bristles. Either with do. Also the brush your friend gave you will get the job done, just keep the tension. For a good styling product I love Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion. It’s pricey, but the great thing about it is you will only need one pump at a time, you don’t have to use it everyday b/c a blowout can last a few days, and you can also use it if you are letting your hair air dry curly/wavy. It’s a double duty product. You can also use your pomegranate oil, just use a little bit on your ends and mid-shaft before you blowout your hair. I’m making a video this week on how to do a blowout, so check back for some tips next week.

      I hope this was helpful, if you have anymore question feel free to ask away.
      -Jes

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  18. Kristy

    Hi Jes
    I have just come across this awesome article of yours whilst searching how to Blow out ones hair! I found your the most informative and helpful especially with your answers to your readers questions – i thought i would jump on board and as you for some help too 🙂
    I have long hair (past my shoulders), it has become fine and thin since my early 20s, I am now 28, it is inbetween curly and wavy, very prone to breakage, fragile and very frizzy!! everytime i put a hair dyer to it – i look a real treat, the fizzyness is ureal and when i put product it gets flat and looks greasy – even with a diffuser! I have thought now i should learn myself how to do a proper blow out on my own to help with my hair woes! Your help and guidance for which brush and products to use for my hair type would be sooooooo helpful !! Warmest regards Kristy xox

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello Kristy,

      Thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate it. I can picture your texture of hair in my head and I know exactly what you need. First if you are having problems with breakage you are going to want do a hair treatment with protein in it. The key with hair treatments is when your hair starts to feel better stop. If you have to much or to little protein in your hair it wall cause breakage. One of my favorite hair care lines is Aquage. Since you have finer hair you can use a strong conditioner as a treatment try Aquage SeaExtend strengthening conditioner. Apply starting at your ends and work you way to your root stopping and inch from your scalp. Using conditioner on your roots may be whats causing your hair to get greasy.

      For products, mousse is your friend whether you are going to diffuse your hair or blow it out. For more tips on diffusing check out my article How To Diffuse Curly Hair in the tips an trick section. When you are using mousse to do a blowout work it well in your hands before applying it to your hair. Apply it like you apply the conditioner starting from your ends working your way up, but you want a little to get on your roots, just a little, then use a wide tooth comb to make sure it is evenly distributed. Use a little bigger than a quarter size amount. Mousse adds volume, it plumps your hair from the inside out. Get the Moroccanoil Mousse, it adds nice shine, and wont make your hair greasy. Make sure you have the concentrator nozzle attached to the end of your hair dryer and take out about 40% of the water in your hair. Next section your hair in three section and start drying the bottom section first and work you way up. Keep tension on your hair when you are drying it, you want it to feel like you are pulling on your hair a little.

      With finer hair a boar bristle brush with a ceramic barrel works best. It will help grip your hair for the tension you need to have a smooth blowout, and the barrel will heat up from the heat of the hair dryer to help smooth your hair. The Moroccanoil boar bristle and ceramic barrel brush is bomb.Get the 35mm size. Give the section of hair your are drying a brush through making sure there are no knot, then place the brush at your roots and lock it in by giving it a half a turn forward, then start slowly moving down your hair with your hair dryer nozzle about and 1/2 inch away at a 45 degree angle facing your ends, and follow all they way through until your ends fall off the brush. NEVER touch the end of the hair dryer to your hair, it can burn it. Always keep it about and 1/2 inch away. And have your blow dryer on high heat and high speed. Move slowly, no need to rush, always make sure you are moving the brush and dryer, but the slower you move the less times you need to go over a section of hair to get it dry, and the move control you will have.

      Just keep practicing till you find how feels comfortable for you to hold the brush and hair dryer. Don’t hesitate to email me with any other questions you may have. I hope this will help you, nothing rocks more than a kick-ass blowout.

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  19. Nidhi

    Hi,
    I have really curly,frizzy and damaged hair that don’t touch my shoulder for length.
    If I allow them to dry on their own their coil up like Maggi and run in all different direction!! Mske me look like a real mess. There is a lot of volume added and the untidy look due to baby hair.
    I love the blow dry look that is added by Parlour. I used hot rid but it keaves my haur very dry and they break.
    I have never blow dried using a round brush. Can you please guide me.
    Thanks

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello,
      So first with your hair texture you want to make sure you are using the right product to help get your hair smooth and to protect it from the heat of a hair dryer. For your texture I will suggest Moroccanoil Smooth Lotion. I love it so much. I use it on all my clients with coarse, curly, frizzy hair. So apply that to your hair when you get out of the shower.

      Next you want to make sure you have a concentrator nozzle attachment on the end of your hair dryer. A 35mm Moroccanoil ceramic round brush will be the best kind of round brush to use on your hair. So start by sectioning your hair into five different sections, so that the hair your not drying doesn’t get in your way. Take the section your are drying, Place it on the round brush, and start moving down your hair with the hair dryer following. Have the hair dryer on high heat, and high speed. Make sure you don’t touch the end of your blow dryer to your hair. It can burn it. The most important thing to remember is to keep tension on your hair when your are drying it, almost so it feels like you are pulling on your hair that is wrapped around the hair brush. Each sections should be about 2 inches wide. If you take sections that are to big it will make your hair frizz, and make it harder to blow dry. Continue its this until all or your hair is dry.

      If you have a hard time getting your baby hair smooth when your are blow drying take a mini flat iron and run it over your baby hair real quick to get them to straighten out. After take a Moroccanoil and rub it in your hands and run it through your hair. It takes a few tries to get use to how it feels to hold the hair dryer and brush, but just keep practicing and you will get the right feel for it. I’m working on making some videos to show everyone how to do a blowout. Check back soon to see.

      A great hair treatment for dry hair is coconut oil. You can get it at the grocery store. Just put it on your hair when it is dry, rub it all over then comb it through and let it sit for 20 minutes. To get it out of your hair do two shampoos, then condition. Another great treatment is one of my new favorite treatments called, Amika Triple Rx hair treatment. I hope this will help you, Feel free to email me with any other questions you may have.

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  20. Tracy Rubstello

    I have fine hair super dry hair that is extremely damaged. It’s crazy wavy and frizzy. I like to dry it and have the Olivia Garden ceramic brushes but am starting to wonder if they are damaging my hair. I have so many split ends and even though I trim them regularly they keep coming back. I want a smooth sleek look but won’t use a flat iron anymore due to damage. Do certain bristles on brushes cause more damage than others. I also have extremely staticky hair so i need to be careful and not use synthetic bristles. Thanks,

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Hey Tracy,

      Sometimes with finer hair you want to be careful with using ceramic round brush. Although they work great for someone with thick, coarse hair, your texture hair can get damaged easier b/c fine hair is more fragile and a ceramic brush can get hot from the hair dryer. I would try switching to a boar bristle brush with a wooden barrel. This kind of brush may be a little hard to use at first, but it will be more gentle on your hair. Also with fine hair a boar bristle brush works better to keep tension when you’re drying which is the key to a smooth blowout.

      The static is from not using enough conditioner. I know with fine hair you may shy away from conditioner so it doesn’t weigh down your hair, but with fine hair it’s about using the right conditioner for your texture so it doesn’t weigh it down, not, not using it or using very little. Try Moroccanoil Volume shampoo and conditioner, it leaves your hair soft without weighing it down. It’s awesome!

      I have curly hair too so I feel you on your hair always being dry. Try using a leave-in-conditioner on days you don’t blowout your hair. And on days you blowout your hair make sure you are using a heat protectant spray. It very important to protect your hair from heat. I really like Redken’s Pillow Proof. It’s my new favorite, and I won’t blowout my hair without it. It’s not to heavy for fine hair, just do about four sprays and comb through, that should enough.

      My last little tip would be to try Velcro rollers. After you do a blowout, pop in the rolls, hit it with the blow dryer for a few seconds, let them cool, then take out. This will add volume and help smooth your hair out more. Just make sure your hair is pulled nice a smooth around the roller.

      I hope this helps. Feel free to ask me anything else. -Jes

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  21. Rae

    So I had a realization for myself that I need to invest in the proper hair brushes for my long hair. I don’t know why I waited so long to realize this! There are a few brand that I am considering and researching but are still unsure on which one I should get. I have long hair that hits a couple inches below my shoulders, is frizzy unless I blow dry it with a round brush. Not fine and not super thick. I have been looking at Sam villa brushes, cricket, and now Olivia garden brushes. I was considering getting a Sam villa round brush that is ceramic nylon and boar bristles. Also looked at the cricket smoothing brush for every day brushing. But then I read about the cricket round brushes as well the Olivia garden ones. I’m not sure which one I should get. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much in advance for your help,
    Rae

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Rae,

      It sounds like you have hair like mine. Not to thick, frizz if air dried, and mine is wavy. I really like my Olivia Garden Brush, but I LOVE my Moroccanoil brush. The Moroccanoil brush is a little heavier the the Olivia Garden which I like b/c the weight makes it easier to control while blowing out your hair. Get a ceramic brush with all nylon bristles and for your length get a 45mm size. Make sure you use a blowout spray to protect your hair from the heat of the hair dryer.

      The cricket paddle brush is great for everyday brushing and Sam Villa’s boar bristle paddle brush is awesome too. I would go with either one of those for an everyday brushing brush.LOL. So much brushing. I’m so glad you are investing in a new brush, it really does make a difference. I hope these work out for you and ask me anything else if you need to. That’s what I’m here for. .-Jes

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  22. Rae

    Hey Jes,

    Thanks so much for your response to my questions 🙂 I’m purchasing my round brush from salon centric to get my professional discount and they don’t carry the Moroccan brand brushes 🙁 so it’s pretty much a toss up between the Olivia garden nano ion ceramic round brush or the Sam villa round brush. The more I have researched from other reviewers, the Olivia garden round brush is very popular. The Sam villa one also has a ceramic barel and ion tourmaline technology but has nylon and boar mixed bristles which the Olivia garden brush does not. From what I have read the boar bristles are really recommended for fine of curly/wavy hair so maybe I don’t need a mix of boar in my round brush. Yes my hair is just like yours that you described in your reply. Gets a be achy frizzy looking wave for me if I air dry it. So with the description of both the Olivia garden and Sam villa round brush would you agree I should stick with the Olivia garden? Also is it really true that the design is seamless as far as your hair not getting ripped and stuck in the brush when blow drying from what you have experienced with it? My current ceramic round brush can pull my hair if I’m not careful, so annoying! That’s why I’m shopping, lol 🙂
    Also have you tried the Olivia garden healthy hair brush as well as their version of the wet brush? Someone said the Olivia garden one is better than the wet brush. I really never thought I would need so many brushes! Ignorance is bliss I guess.

    So much discussion over brushes but hey we all want to be healthy beautiful with shiny gorgeous hair so it’s important I think.

    Thank you for your time and helping me by sharing your opinions. It’s nice to be able to ask 🙂

    Rae

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello,
      I love meeting others in the beauty industry. That’s awesome! My hair doesn’t get stuck in my Olivia Garden brush. I hurts when your hair gets stuck in a brush, it’s the worst, lol. It’s hard for me to say anything about the Sam Villa round brush because I haven’t use his round brush yet. I think I will go get one now and try it. Sam Villa is an amazing hair stylist. I have only used Sam’s boar bristle paddle brush. I’m a asucker for gold and I love the way the Olivia brushes looks so I grabbed a bunch to try a while back. I really do like Olivia’s brushes.

      I will say that I had more success with the Olivia Garden ceramic round brush with nylon bristle then the wooden barrel with boar bristle. Some times with our texture if you lose tension when using a boar bristle with a wooden barrel brush it will make your hair frizzy. If you have prefer boar bristle get a brush that has a ceramic or tourmaline barrel. The nice thing about the ceramic or tourmaline barrel is it heats up to help smooth hair.I have tried most of Olivia Gardens brush and am pleased with them. I have tried Olivia Gardens wet brush, awesome. I haven’t tried the healthy hair brush though. But from my experience of the use of the other brush it’s probably awesome. Another wet brush I love is the Tangle Teezer.If they have them at Salon Centric grab one. It can brush through the thickest most tangle hair ever.

      Having a good brush it key. It does seem crazy having so many different brushes but they all have a purpose. I ran out of places to put all mine. But once you purchase good a quality brushes for the job it will be a long time until you have to buy another brush. It’s like a good makeup brush. It will last.

      I’m so glad you asked me more questions. Thank you so much for checking out my site. You’re right, we all want healthy shiny hair, it makes you feel like a superstar. And the awesome thing about blowouts are they last for a few days. Seriously anything else ask away. Have fun shopping! -Jes

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  23. Kristen

    I have wavy hair that tends to have a lot of volume, therefore I always iron my hair. Since that has been causing damage my hair dresser has said to try blow drying it instead. I am not sure what brush to use. I have long hair and want it to look straight and sleek with minimal volume. What size brush would you recommend using

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hello Kristen,

      Blowing out your hair is definitely the healthier way to style hair since a blowout can last for days and days so you don’t have to wash your hair as much and then flat iron it. Hair longer then shoulder length use a 35mm to 45mm size or 1 1/4 inch to 1 3/4 inch size round brush. With your hair texture using a ceramic round brush will smooth your hair and be easier for you to smooth your hair than a wooden barrel round brush. Olivia Garden makes amazing ceramic rounds brushes. Check them out!

      Keeping tension as you move the hair dryer down your section of hair you are drying is key to having a smooth blowout. You want it to almost feel like you are pulling on your hair, really keep the tension and don’t let the nozzle of the hair dryer touch your hair. Keep the hair dryer about a 1/2 inch from your hair and angled the nozzle of the blow dryer towards your ends as you move down your hair.

      Also using a heat protectant spray of styling cream on your hair before you blow dry will help protect your hair from heat and help smooth your hair. For a sleek, straight look a cream would be best for you. Sometimes sprays can give you volume. Try Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion. It’s my favorite for a sleek smooth look. Or an awesome spray that won’t give your volume is Oribe Royal Blowout Sprays. You don’t need much of this product, if you over spray it, it can make your hair oily. But use the right amount and it’s heaven!

      I hope these tips help you. If you need to ask anything else email me anytime. Thank you so much for checking out my site. -Jes

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  24. Karen

    Hi, I would like to achieve the same results my stylist does with my chin-length bob. My hair is fine and I never seem to be able to get the volume and nice round look on my own. Even though my hair is “stacked” in the back it always manages to droop. I feel that a change in brushes may be the answer and wonder which one would be best.

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Hey Karen,

      I love blowing out a bob haircut. I know the exact look you are going for. Nice and smooth with the perfect bend on the ends and lift at your roots. Using a boar bristle brush with a wooden barrel will work best with your fine hair texture. A boar bristle brush will give you the tension you need when you’re blow drying to give you a smooth finish, but also a boar bristle brush in fine hair will give you more volume and shine. The bass boar bristle brush in a medium or the Ibiza EX3 in a medium are my favorite boar bristle brushes and the a medium size will work best with your length.

      I would also suggest using a mousse in your hair. I love the moroccanoil volume mousse. It gives hair amazing shine and awesome volume without leaving hair hard or sticky. It’s one of my go to products when I blowout hair, especially a bob. Let me know if you need anymore tips or have any other questions. -Jes

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  25. Jessica

    My dad asked me to get him a larger barell round brush for his “normal dad length”, fine, starting to thin hair. He has a natural fine wave to his hair and he blow dries it straight everyday. He had a nice blowout with a round brush at his last haircut so he wants to try to achieve the same results at home. What bristles ,size, and company brush do you think would be best?

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Jessica,
      I love that your father blows out his hair. That’s awesome. With his hair texture a boar bristle round brush will work great for him. Boar bristles will give more tension on his finer texture hair which is key to a smooth blowout. Check out Moroccanoil round brushes. For his dad length hair get him a 25mm size. Moroccanoil brushes come in mm’s instead of inches. Another great brand is Sam Villa. If you go with the Sam Villa round brush get a size small.

      The difference between the brushes is Moroccanoil boar bristle brush has a ceramic barrel and Sam Villa’s brush has a wooden barrel. In your father’s case any barrel will do. When it comes to women’s hair what barrel you use plays a bigger roll. But for dads case a wooden barrel or ceramic barrel works.

      I hope this helps you find a brush for your father. Let me know if you need anything else. -Jes

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  26. Lauren

    Hi! I am thrilled to have found our website. I have just about had it with my hair! I have naturally curly hair but I get Keratin twice a year. I always blow it out because after kids I lost my nice curl. My hair is a long bob and my hairdresser said I have a lot of fine hair. In the winter it is flat, shapeless and full of static. I use Keratin shampoo and conditioner and a leave in spray to detangle before I blow dry. I asked my hairdresser about the Ibiza round brush but she had not heard of it and wasn’t sure if boar bristles is right for me bc my hair is so fine and much thinner then it used to be. Can you recommend a product to use before blowdrying and a round brush as well. Even if the brush is $50 its worth it because at this point I am considering extensions! Thanks so much!

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hi Lauren,
      I’m glad you found my site too. Thanks for checking it out. The Ibiza brush is an awesome brush. A Boar bristle brush will add more body in finer hair textures. Using a boar bristle can be a little hard if you’re new to using one to blowout your hair smooth, just keep practicing and it will get easier. Boar bristle brushes work better in finer hair because it helps grip the hair and create tension. Having tension smooths hair and the boar bristles add shine and body. Another great brush is the Moroccanoil boar bristle round brush with a ceramic barrel. The Ibiza has a wooden barrel so it may take a little longer for your hair to dry. The ceramic barrel helps speed up drying time. So go for either two of those round brushes.

      As for product. A leave-in conditioner may be weighing your hair down. Instead of using a leave-in conditioner, comb your conditioner through your hair while your in the shower with a wide tooth comb. A great product to give you volume that holds is a mousse. First dry your hair a little bit then apply the mousse. Comb it through to make sure it’s evenly distributed. Hair does fall flater in colder weather so a mousse is great for winter months. I have to suggest my favorite and go-to mousse which is the Moroccanoil Volume Mousse. Also Take a look at your shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you are using something that is for your hair texture. Static also comes along in the winter months so try doing a light conditioning mask once a week if you have time. That should help with static. Amika RX is a great hair treatment mask.

      A great way to get finer hair to hold shape and volume is, after your hair is dry pop in a few velcro rollers on the top sections of your hair and let them sit while you do your make up or get your kids ready for the day. The key for a blowout to last is making sure your hair is completely dry. If your hair isn’t completely dry it will frizz and fall flat.

      As far as extensions do your research. Extensions that bond to your hair with individual strand can be very damaging. You don’t want to get caught in a cycle of having extension forever b/c they damage your hair and without them you don’t like your hair. If you do decide to get extension look into tape-in extensions. They are gentle on hair and don’t get tangled like individual bond extensions. I would try to work with your hair and style it before taking the leap into extensions. Something fun to look into would be hair extensions called “Halo air Extensions” or “Secret Extensions”. You pop them in yourself, it’s so easy, they’re pretty cool.

      I hope this was helpful and you can try some of these new tips out on your hair. If you need anything else just send me another email and I will get back to you ASAP. Thank you so much – Jes

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  27. Ivana Purić

    Hi! I ordered this Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Brush With Boar Bristles and I was excited waiting it to arrive to my address. But now I am reading a lot of rewievs on how dissapointing the brush is. Did you use it a lot? Can you tell me is it worth money? Because it sure isn’t cheep.

    Thanks,
    Ivana

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    1. Jes Rotoli

      Hey Ivana,
      I understand your concern since this brush is on the pricier side. This is one of my favorite brushes and I use it on all different hair textures. Boar bristles can be a little more difficult to use at first if your not use to it. The boar bristles really grip the hair to give tension which is needed to to create a smooth blowout. This tension can also be why some people find it difficult to use. It’s a good quality brush that last a long time.

      With that said this brush may not be for everyone. I have used it for years and love it, but some people may not. Since everyone hair texture is different some people may have an easier time using it than others. As long as you know how to use a round brush I think you will be happy with it. If not, return it and try a ceramic round brush with nylon bristles.

      I do hope you like this brush and if you need tips on using it or have any other questions feel free to email me at [email protected]
      Thank you-Jes

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      1. Ivana

        Thanks a lot. I tried it. It’s perfect. Some tips would be great when you have time to write them down.
        Regards

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  28. Ivana Purić

    Hi! I have just remembered what I would really like to know. It is this blow dry here: I looove everything about it, it looks so efFortless. I have a Remington wand (heats up to 210°C, width 25 mm), but I guess it would be better to do it with a brash. Would it? With which size? Could you please help me out with some tips, step by step?

    Thanks a lot,
    Ivana

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  29. Joanne

    Hi Jes – have you tried Gretchen Original F1 for blowouts? I just bought it and it was recommended. Pricey, but actually the most reasonable of 4 recommended brands. Just wondering. The last time my hair was styled, the stylist used a similar one to style my hair smooth. I was very impressed. I have been using a round boar bristled wooden handle (medium to large size) and not a great fan now that my hair is shorter. I have it cut into a bob just above my collar bone. I’ve grown out my colour and sporting my beautiful silvers now. Hair is wavy to curly and looks good both ways. I also use a flat iron to smooth the hair when it’s too poofy. I’d be interested to know what you think of the Gretchen original F1 (It’s 45 mm).

    Thanks.
    Jo

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