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    Updated on Jul 17, 2019. Posted on Aug 28, 2018

    Your Hair Struggles Are Over Thanks To This Magical Hot Air Brush

    Whether you're a blowout expert or lit'rally have no idea what to do with your hair, the John Frieda Hot Air Brush is here for you!

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    If you a) don't know how to do your hair, b) hate your flat iron, or c) have a hard time juggling a round brush and a blowdryer, BOY DO I HAVE THE TOOL FOR YOU!!!!

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    ^me before this hot brush, getting ready to spend an hour straightening my hair^

    It's the John Frieda 1 1/2" Hot Air Brush, costs $39.99, and is basically straight up hair magic.

    Let's break down how it works: It combines the smoothing effect of a round brush (peep those soft bristles) with the drying and sleekifying power of a traditional blowdryer.

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    **Look, ma! One hand!!**

    It has TWO heat settings (plus a cool setting to set your style) AND ***ionic power*** to reduce frizz and add massive shine. And it has ceramic coating to reduce heat damage to your hair. AMAZING!

    And I know, because I FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS BRUSH MYSELF!!!

    Here's a good example of what my hair usually looks like — curly-frizzy-coarse-thick-doing-what-ever-it-wants.

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    And here's my hair after a quick blow-out using the brush.

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    All you need to do is section your hair out, depending on how thick it is, and roll it under your hair just like you would a regular round brush — but because it releases hot air, there's NO NEED FOR A HAIR DRYER!

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    TRULY EASY!!!!! And you get better results than with a flat iron, because you're lifting and brushing out the hair rather then just pressing it flat.

    Pro tip: let your hair air dry 80% of the way to make things quicker and easier on yourself. That way you don't need to pass over your hair a bunch of times — you can do it once or twice for gorgeous sleekness.

    I'm a night hair washer, so after washing (if I straighten my hair I use this ahh-mazing Coco & Eve mask for nourishment and shine), I let my hair dry for about an hour and a half to two hours first because my hair is so thick. If you have thinner or finer hair, don't wait as long!

    Just a good conditioner, a little blowout spray (I use Living Proof's amazing one), and you don't need any other products for straight-from-the-salon hair! Throw that flat iron away.

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    And the results last for days — sometimes I'll wear it straight, sometimes I'll toss a few tapered-curling-iron waves in — but the blowout lasts until my next wash (so, like a whole week).

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    If you're like "NOT GOOD ENOUGH, MAITLAND!" this little whiz also has over 2,900 five-star reviews — and some really compelling before and after pictures!

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    Promising review: "This product is a game changer. I have thin but very curly/kinky hair that has become very damaged due to years and years of flat ironing. With this product, I can style my hair in less time and WITHOUT a flat iron. It gives me beautiful, soft curls that I've gotten tons of compliments on. I do wish the air stream were slightly stronger, but it's still an absolutely excellent product." —S.G.

    Look at these bouncy, shiny layers!

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    Promising review: "OMG this is the BEST HAIR TOOL for haircut with layers!! When I tried to style it at home with a regular blow dryer and round brush I couldn't do it like the my hairstylist — it came out flat and straight. Then I came across this AMAZING brush. I am SOOOOO GLAD I tried it. This product is truly everything!!! It is LIGHTWEIGHT, which makes it very easy to hold, the heat temperature on high is perfect (first i thought it wasn't hot enough, but it's perfect to style hair without causing heat damage), the bristles are soft, hair slides through, does not pull on hair, no breakage at all. The feature that I LOVE is that it has a cool setting to let curls cool down before releasing them (NO NEED TO USE HOT ROLLERS). This hot air brush is so great that I had to purchase one for mom as soon as I was done using it. Cannot say enough good things!" —FashionChic

    We're turning the VOLUME UP on our hair — say bye bye to your flat iron!

    Blowout bar results with just one tool — who'da thunk?

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    Also it's pretty compact, so when you're traveling just pop it in your suitcase and your vacay hair is taken care of (no need to bring a bulky hair dryer).

    If you hate styling your hair, it's certainly worth a try! Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in a one-inch size).

    Live footage of me every time I use this thing:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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