With lockdown in full swing…it’s safe to say that I’ve let my beauty regime go a bit. I’m lucky to be washing my hair once a week, my nails look like a crime scene and my makeup bag is buried at the back of my bathroom cabinet collecting dust and cobwebs.
I'm looking less like a 25 year old woman and more like that creature from Lord of the Rings - screeching "My precious" to the last bottle of sav-blanc in my fridge…
Once we come out of lockdown I'm going to need to take a week of annual leave just to get myself looking SOMEWHAT presentable to be released back into the world. My hairdresser won’t even recognise me under all the split ends and regrowth.
But then I remembered, behind my makeup bag - behind the cobwebs and the dust - is the key to saving us ALL.
Introducing the Kmart Hot Air Brush.
I purchased this $25 rotating hot air brush from Kmart during lockdown last year and BOY did this save me then, and it’s going to save us NOW!
If you love a dupe, then this rotating hot air brush provides the same quality blow-out as a Dyson. And no, I don't mean the vacuum (even though I did consider that at one point).
It’s so simple to use, and gives you the ultimate salon-quality, wind swept, full bodied look, without ever having to leave the house. With a 4.5 star rating, don't just take my word for it!
Check out its most recent review below:
I feel you Sinead! this tool is surprisingly good. Like, scarily good considering the price and you NEED to try it!
~ FIRST THINGS FIRST ~
I like to use it on partially damp hair, try blow drying first or if you are like me (and go to bed with wet hair) it's the perfect way to tame your mane in the morning when it’s partially dry.
And remember, always use a heat protectant prior to using any hot tools on your hair!
~ SECTIONING ~
There are 3 heat settings. I start out sectioning off half of my hair and brushing with the hottest setting, holding the tool horizontal to my head like above.
Whilst brushing downwards, use the directional button with the arrow facing downwards 🔽 . This picks up the hair and rolls itself around the barrel.
With the full length of your hair rolled up into the brush hold for 10-15 seconds, then use the opposite button 🔼 to release the hair from the roll.
This creates volume and those flicked-out ends that you thought only your hairdresser could do! 💁♀️
~ HOT TIP ~
Now, when it comes to styling the hair around your face, you want to roll the brush in the OPPOSITE direction pulling away from your face. This will give you full-bodied volume and sweeping affect that frames your face.
~ IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BANGS ~
If you are like me and decided curtain bangs were a great idea but then fast-realised they are an absolute PUNISH to style, then fear no more!
This tool is all you need when it comes to creating those wind-swept, Jennifer Anniston bangs.
Sectioning off your bangs, curl them into the brush away from your face. Hold for 10-15 seconds and BEFORE UNROLLING flick the brush to the cool-setting. This will set the fringe into place and hold that wind-swept, full bodied look.
And there you have it!
A salon-quality blow out from the comfort of your own home.
This $25 Kmart Heat Brush is the perfect dupe for the Dyson Air Wrap and it won't break the bank!