How to Curl Hair With a Hot Straightening Brush

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How to Curl Hair With a Hot Straightening Brush
Always start with clean, dry hair. (young beautiful girl with towel on head image by Laser from

Hot brushes are among the number of tools that can be used to style hair. Instead of a flat metal surface like a curling or flat iron, hot brushes have bristles that work their way through each strand of hair. Hot brushes are useful for straightening hair but they can also be used for adding volume and curls. Using a hot brush is the perfect way to get loose, beachy waves in your hair. If you have shorter hair, your curls are likely to be tighter than with long hair.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Hot brush
  • Comb
  • Clips
  • Hairspray

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  1. 1

    Wash your hair and allow it to dry completely before you begin. You can either towel dry or use a blow dryer to speed up the process. While your hair is drying, plug in the hot brush because it takes several minutes for it to heat up properly.

  2. 2

    Using the comb, part your hair into sections. You may want to make smaller sections in front since this part of your hair requires the most attention. Hold the sections in place with the clips.

  3. 3

    Curl the section farthest to the back first. Start at the base of your hair and brush to the ends. Once you reach the end, roll the brush back towards your scalp so that your hair wraps around it one time. If your hair is very long, you may want to do this portion in small sections since hair can get easily tangled. Do not try to wrap your hair around the brush more than once or else it will get caught.

  4. 4

    Hold the brush in your hair for about 20 seconds. If the hair isn't curly enough for you, repeat steps three and four.

  5. 5

    Repeat steps three and four on all of the other sections of hair.

  6. 6

    Style your hair loosely with either your fingers or the comb. Spray with a gentle, flexible hairspray to set the style while allowing your curls to bounce and move.

Tips and warnings

  • If you're trying to achieve tight curls, you may want to use a curling iron or hot rollers instead of a hot brush.
  • Pull each section of hair forward before wrapping it around the brush; the curl will have more volume this way.

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