This Hybrid Hair Tool Will Make Your Blowouts 10 Times Easier

Megan Decker

Between figuring out how to angle the nozzle of your hairdryer and draining all your bicep strength in a matter of minutes, the at-home blowout is already challenging enough — and that's all before you even attempt to work the round brush.

If you like the look and feel of a silky, voluminous blowout but despise the process of getting there, there's one single tool that will make your life so much easier: a hair-straightening brush, which is like a blowdryer, round brush, and flyaway-smoothing flat iron rolled into one handy, lightweight package.

Ahead, we've rounded up the five top-rated straightening brushes on the market, all of which have been proven to streamline the blowout — and spare you from sore arms, while you're at it.

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Ghd Glide Professional Performance Hot Brush

If you already love the classic Ghd Platinum flat iron, give this hot-brush styler a go — as one R29 reviewer put it, it's "just as brilliant, if not better" than its predecessor.

GHD Glide Professional Performance Hot Brush, $, available at Sephora

Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

The standout feature of this brush is the large surface area of the paddle: You can smooth and add shine to your whole head of hair in minutes, with just a few strokes.

DryBar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush, $, available at Sephora

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

This hairdryer and volumizer, complete with a round-brush attachment, has over 1,300 5-star reviews. It dries your hair while giving soft, post-blowout fullness at the roots — and for a multifunctional hot tool, the price is not bad at all.

Revlon Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, $, available at Target

InStyler Straight UpCeramic Straightening Brush

This is not the bright-orange rotating-barrel InStyler you remember from an early-2000s infomercial: It's a hot tool designed for efficiency that cuts styling time in half, but comes with seven different heat settings so you don't fry your hair off in the process.

instyler InStyler STRAIGHT UP Ceramic Straightening Brush, $, available at Ulta Beauty

Bed Head Smooth Operator Straightening Heat Brush

The newest hot-tool innovation from BedHead boasts perfect reviews from Ulta shoppers, who love the strong grip it takes on the hair to polish and smooth even thick curls with one pass.

Bed Head Bed Head Smooth Operator Straightening Heat Brush, $, available at Ulta Beauty

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