These hot brushes will give your fine hair the body you’ve been dreaming of

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Content Producer / May 20 2024

Raise your hand if you were personally victimised by your own hair as a child dancer/performer. Relatable right? Whether it be overly curly strands not sitting into the style or super fine hair that refused to hold a style for more than three minutes, we’ve all been there. 

And while this round-up is focusing on reducing fine haired folks' hair trauma, we hope everyone can seek styling solace in knowing that we never have to undergo that kind of rigorous tress-taming again. So, how are we going to soothe the stressed souls of those among us with fine hair? By introducing us all to the world of hot brushes. No matter if sleek strands or bouncy blowouts are your thing, there’s bound to be a brush out there for you. 

So, let’s check out all the best hot brushes for fine hair…


2024's Top 3 Hot Brushes For Fine Hair

  1. Mermade Hair Blow Dry Brush, $109, Mermade Hair 
  2. Bondi Boost Infrared Bounce Brush, $155, Catwalk
  3. ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush, $295, ghd

Mermade Hair Blow Dry Brush

From $109 at Mermade Hair

Mermade Hair has basically taken the hair styling world by storm. With its nostalgic crimping tools, affordable price point and of course, fun fresh colourways, why wouldn’t you want a Mermade tool in your kit? Between the professional wattage (hello quick styling time) and the lightweight design, we think we might’ve fallen in love and that was before we’d even gotten to the flexible tangle-free boar bristles. 

Key features:

  • Flexible tangle-free bristles 
  • Shine-inducing ionic technology 
  • Works on wet and dry hair 

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Bondi Boost Infrared Bounce Brush

From $155 at Catwalk

If you’re looking for a tool that’s going to create some major hair envy on the days between wash day, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be able to head out knowing that your mane was managed by an infrared heated brush. Your latest glossy shine-boosting finish is all thanks to negative ions and aloe vera-infused (frizz-fighting) bristles. Not to mention, without the use of heat, this brush completely eliminates the damage-centric issue that comes with heat styling. 

Key features:

  • Infrared heat technology styles hair 
  • Locks in moisture for a glossy finish 
  • Perfect for in-between wash days

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ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush

From $295 at ghd

Oh ghd, can you do any wrong? We don’t think so. And this volume-boosting brush is simply no exception. It’s been created with predictive heat technology across the barrel (think consistent heat to the whole styled strand), along with tiny (five millimetre) silicone bristles to give your hair the lift, volume and bounce that you so desperately desire. The lightweight (and seriously-sleek) handle design also helps you to control and perfect your style.

Key features:

  • Predictive heat technology, consistent across barrel 
  • 5mm bristles for close to root volume 
  • Automatic sleep mode 

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Shark Flexstyle Air Styling & Drying System

From $499 at Sephora

If multi-functional styling is something you so desperately need, then look no further than the Shark Flexstyle. With six separate heads to create your perfect style, you’ll be able to master your effortless blowout in only a matter of time. And while all the attachments will help you achieve your different desired aesthetics, the two brushes (oval and paddle) are going to be what’s really going to give you the bouncy blowout you’re after. With four separate heat functions, and a strand settle ‘cool shot’ Shark’s basically thought of everything you could need and wrapped it up in the one interchangeable product. 

Key features:

  • Five easy to interchange styling heads 
  • Won’t heat damage your tresses
  • Versatile product 

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Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush

From $104.95 at Myer

This streamlined, incredibly light (less than 300 grams) hot air brush offers the perfect combination of blow drying and heat styling. No longer do we need to do the awkward two-handed dance that comes trying to perfect the supermodel-worthy ‘90s blowout, because this brush has rolled it all into one. Designed with a tourmaline-ceramic barrel and multiple heat speeds, this brush is designed to leave your strands with a major sleek gloss to them.  

Key features:

  • 1000 Watt motor for efficient dry/style time
  • Tourmaline-ceramic barrel 
  • Lightweight design

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Dyson Airwrap Complete Long Multi-Styler

From $949 at Sephora

If saving your dollars beats perfected tresses, then you might not want to look at the incredibly engineered world of Dyson. But if you take your hair game seriously, you definitely will. Coming with six (yes six) different attachments, this is the original (and ultimate) multi-attachment heat-styling tool. With frizz-fighting technology built into this styler (static reducing negative ions), and intelligent heat control that doesn’t exceed 150 degrees, this multifunctional godsend of a tool is all but created to save (and style) the strands of our fair hair. 

Key features:

  • Negative ions reduce frizz
  • Two year guarantee 
  • Soft brush specifically designed for fine hair

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VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler

From $89.95 at Myer

Is there anything better than a hard-hitting hair tool that comes to you at under $100? We don’t reckon so. And while we have a special place for our expensive hair tools, there’s something so incredible about scoring strand-styling savings. This boar-bristle barrel shaped brush comes with everything you could ever want: incredible dry-styling power, multiple heat settings and even a multi-directional function. Added bonus: VS Sassoon have worked to ensure this styler will end the battle with frizz, releasing extra ions to smooth and condition your strands while you style. 

Key features:

  • Multi-directional styling
  • Multiple volume-creating barrels 
  • Designed to disperse heat evenly

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Curious Grace Interchangeable Hot Air Brush

From $139.95 at Hairhouse

This interchangeable hot brush is here to give you bounce, waves, and most importantly, choice. The tangle-proof design of these bristles offer fine-strand solace, all while the multiple heat settings and ceramic barrels work to dry and style your mane in one simple hit. The only question left is: oval brush for volume or round brush for curls?

Key features:

  • Comes with interchangeable oval and round brush heads
  • Three heat setting options 
  • Ergonomically designed 

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Do hot brushes work on fine hair?

Look, we get it, fine hair can be a total nightmare to deal with when it’s not looked after just right. Between the endless knots, the frizz and the ever-present potential for damage, finding the right tool for the task is paramount. That’s why you’ll be happy to hear that yes, hot brushes do work on fine hair. Even though getting fine hair to actually hold hair styles is a trick in itself, there are plenty of heat styling options that work wonderfully for your specific hair type, as long as you choose wisely (AKA from our editor-approved list above).

What type of brush is best for fine hair?

Finding a hot brush that goes to a low temperature setting will be best (as it helps avoid frizz-forming heat damage), along with opting for brushes that offer a mix of boar and synthetic bristles as part of their design. The malleable mix means that your fine hair will be able to pass right through without that awful strand-snagging tugging feeling. 

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Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.