If you want a plush, bouncy finish to your blow-dry and you’re confident with your brush work (using one of these to full effect takes a little practice), then this is the tool for you. The key is to make sure you really lift up the sections of your hair with the barrel as you dry it, as that’s what will give you height. ‘Make sure you blow dry right to your ends too if you want a luxe, rounded edge to your blow dry,’ advises Reed. ‘And look for a brush with nylon and boar bristles for extra control and a smooth finish’.
ELLE loves Acca Kappa Kotibe Boar Bristle Barrel Brush, £19 at Cult Beauty