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The 10 Best Hair Dryer Brushes for Every Budget

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Remember when a hair straightener was your most impactful heated hair tool? And there’s no question that the DYSON Airwrap forever changed the way we style our hair. From easability to time management, the add-on accessories that come with the coveted hair styling tool really paved the way for brands moving forward. Before this magical innovation existed, fine hair and short hair seemed to be the only types that could dry quickly. But $599 for the full collection could have you saving up for months.

That’s where we come to save the day. If you want luscious hair looks via hair dryer brushes, we’ve rounded up a list that can appeal to every hair type and budget. With user-friendly speed settings and airflow temperature settings, along with nylon bristles and other favorable features, there’s no one who couldn’t benefit from these must-haves. An added bonus? Your hair becomes so naturally soft and styled that you usually don’t even need hairspray or much other styling products (although you should always apply heat protectant before starting the process, even if you’re using the cool setting).

Whether you’re aiming for an at-home blowout (without any use of a curling or flat iron), or you simply just want a styler and brush head that’ll get your hair dried quick, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our list of the 10 best hair dryer brushes (in no particular order).

1. T3 AireBrush Duo

T3 AireBrush Duo
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We can always depend on T3 for the creme de la creme of hair tools. And trust us when we say the relatively steep price tag is worth it on this particular pick. As Allure’s 2021 Best in Beauty winner, you know you can stand by this ion generator with built-in smart microchip. Its proprietary IonFlow technology delivers precise, frizz-free, shiny results and less heat damage. It also features an interchangeable hair dryer brush design with two brush attachments and 15(!) heat and speed combinations for personalized styling. It goes without saying that this is a standout in the blow dryer brush game.

2. REVLON Salon One-Step™ Hair Dryer and Volumizer

REVLON Salon One-Step™ Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Courtesy of REVLON

There’s no way we weren’t going to feature one of the pioneer brands in hair dryer brushes. REVLON helped put these products on the map, and reminded us that quality doesn’t always have to come with a steep price tag. This product—beloved by hair pros and amateurs alike—is designed with nylon pin and tufted bristles for detangling, volumizing, and smoothing. Its three heat/speed levels also allows you to keep the brush much closer to the scalp than you would a traditional blow dryer.

3. CHI Volumizer 4-in-1 Blowout Brush

CHI Volumizer 4-in-1 Blowout Brush
Courtesy of CHI

When it comes to versatility, this is among your best bets. From one of the most reputable brands in the hair biz, this tool is fused with proprietary CHI Ceramic and Ionic Technology. And with four different attachments, you can easily create waves, curls, or slick-straight strands.

4. DRYBAR Double Shot Oval Blow-Dryer Brush

DRYBAR Double Shot Oval Blow-Dryer Brush
Courtesy of DRYBAR

When blowouts are the sole purpose of your brand, it would be a disservice to fans not to provide a little at-home help. We’re huge fans of DRYBAR’s signature straightening iron, so we had high hopes for their blow-dry brush. And surprise! It met our expectations! Recommended for all hair types, this award-winning hair tool combines hot air with the structure of a round brush to create sleek, voluminous strands with just one step.



In addition to the eye-catching pink hue (it also comes in white) and budget-friendly price point, this brush is your one-stop-shop for luscious locks. The bristles are extremely gentle on your strands while smoothing, volumizing, and adding shine. With three heat settings to choose from and no fancy frills, this user-friendly product will have you snapping mirror selfies in no time!

6. AMIKA: Hair Blow Dryer Brush 2.0

AMIKA: Hair Blow Dryer Brush 2.0
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As one of the major breakout hair brands of the last few years, we wouldn’t put it past AMIKA: to develop a high-end, at-home blowout brush. The tourmaline-coated barrel generates negative ions and infrared heat to smooth your hair and minimize frizz. This updated version was developed to be even better than the original—providing slick, shiny, salon-level locks from your bathroom.

7. BABYLISSPRO Nano Titanium 2 1/2'' Oval Ionic Hot Air Brush

BABYLISSPRO Nano Titanium 2 1/2'' Oval Ionic Hot Air Brush

Hairstylists and hair enthusiasts alike have raved about BABYLISSPRO products for years, and their hot air brush is no exception. Detangling is a cinch with the nylon and boar bristles, while the brush provides just the right amount of tension for any hair type to achieve salon-level blowouts from home. 

8. L’ANGE Le Volume 75MM 2-in-1 Volumizing Brush Dryer

L’ANGE Le Volume 75MM 2-in-1 Volumizing Brush Dryer
Courtesy of L’ANGE

When it comes to brushes in general, L’ANGE doesn’t disappoint! Therefore, it only makes sense that the brand’s Volumizing Brush Dryer passes the test. With several styles and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find what’s most fitting for your length and hair type. Plus, you get the power of a high-speed blow dryer combined with the styling power provided by the volumizing round brush.

9. HOT TOOLS Pro Signature™ Detachable One Step Paddle Hair Dryer

HOT TOOLS Pro Signature™ Detachable One Step Paddle Hair Dryer
Courtesy of HOT TOOLS

HOT TOOLS was one of the first brands to put heated hair products on the map, so they’ve garnered a dependable reputation over time. An added bonus? You won’t break the bank with this purchase. While it isn’t rounded like some comparable brushes on the market, it’ll still provide those sleek, salon-esque strands you need in your life, thanks to its paddle brush design.

10. INH Insert Blowout Here

INH Insert Blowout Here
Courtesy of INH

In addition to its pretty-in-pink hue, this brush features a smooth, ceramic-coated blowout barrel, which offers rapid heat for salon-level strands. With three settings to choose from and user-friendly styling, you can go straight from the shower to ultimate hair power!

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About the author
Dahvi Shira
Dahvi Shira
Dahvi Shira is a Los Angeles-based beauty writer, who has a passion for hair, makeup, and skincare. She contributes regularly to Mane Addicts and her blog, Skyelyfe. Her work has also appeared on Glossy, People, E!, Sweety High and more.
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Article Last Updated December 7, 2022 12:00 AM