I Reviewed the Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush For Soft, Easy Waves

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3.5

Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush

Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rubell

What We Like
  • Quiet

  • Lightweight grip

  • Easy to use

  • Refreshes hair

What We Don't Like
  • Makes hair staticky

  • Not for all hair types

  • Slow to use

The Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush revived my second-day hair and gave me a salon-quality blowout in roughly 20 minutes.

3.5

Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush

Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rubell

We purchased Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.

The Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush has been gaining popularity on the internet. With over 16,000 ratings on Amazon and a slew of articles and Youtube videos that back its performance, it was a no-brainer for me when I got asked to review it. I have a handful of clients who’ve become hot brush converts, and while I get the appeal, I do worry about heat damage. My hair never seems to get enough moisture or remain smooth on its own, so heat is generally something I choose to stray away from. But with perks like ionic technology to help fight frizz, it was an easy decision for me to give this brush a whirl.

Keep reading for my honest review.

Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush

Uses: Drying and volumizing hair; reviving second-day hair

Price: $40

Best Features: Advanced Ionic technology, Titanium Ceramic barrel

About the brand: Conair has been making innovative appliances and hair styling tools since 1959. To this day, Conair produces quality styling tools for all hair types.

About My Hair: Long, medium-density

My hair is quite long and I have a lot of it. It isn’t as thick as it used to be, but I still have my work cut out for me when styling. I generally let my hair air dry since I mostly work from home. Every once in a while I’ll hit my hair with a little heat to smooth it over, either with a flat iron, curling iron, or a quick blow dry. Smoothing seems to be my number one styling goal with hair this length. 

My second goal is usually eliminating the oil-laden roots I acquire from daily exercise. I use dry shampoo occasionally, but as somewhat of a hair and beauty minimalist, I prefer to stay away from product buildup. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week, and using too much dry shampoo can result in massive handfuls of hair falling out after I wash. Because of this, I’d rather use my oily roots as the product itself and hit it with a blowdryer, but the reality is I rarely make the effort as an overworked mama. 

Features: Advanced ionic technology 

The main reason for how soft my hair felt after using this hot brush was its advanced ionic technology. Our hair naturally has positive and negative ions. When our strands dry out from chemical treatments, heat styling, and environmental stressors, our cuticles open up and those ions become positively charged (which, deceivingly, is not so positive for our strands).

Negative ions, however, which is what we find in most ionic technologies, can cancel out those positively charged ions by sealing the cuticle back up to help it retain moisture. By infusing the hair with 50 percent more ions, this hot brush can counteract unwanted charges and leave our strands smoother, shinier, and less prone to frizz

conair titanium ceramic hot air brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

How to Use: On dry, heat-protected hair

Given the size of this barrel is on the smaller side, attempting to use this brush for a blowout while my hair was wet was a complete nightmare. It just takes an eternity for me to move in small sections with long, somewhat thick strands. If you have short-medium length hair that’s fine, I can confidently say you’ll have more success using this hot brush to get a blown-out style post-shower.

No matter what hair type you have, I suggest using a heat protectant before using it. 

For my hair type, the best way to use this tool was on second or third-day hair. Letting my hair air dry as I normally would, it was much easier to then use this tool to smooth out my uneven wave pattern. I used the brush as I would a round brush—with lots of tension, a good lift away from the roots, twisting it away from my face as I pulled the brush down my section.

Small sections are also a key to having success with this brush. If your section is too thick, the hair can get messy and fall out while you’re trying to dry it, or worse, it could get tangled up in the brush. Always go a smidge smaller than the size of your barrel. For this brush, I took approximate one-inch sections at a time. 

conair titanium ceramic hot air brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

Performance: Slow and steady

While this brush didn’t disappoint, it did move a little slower for me and my hair type than I’d hoped. I had to linger with tension on very small sections to get the result I was looking for, and the soft bristles on the brush caused a lot of static from having to go over sections multiple times.

Testing Insight

If you aren’t comfortable using a round brush to get that salon-quality blowout, this hot brush might be just the tool you need.

Compared to using a blow dryer and ceramic round brush, this brush doesn’t save me a ton of time, although I realize as a professional stylist that my acclimated skill set may be coming into play here.

If you aren’t comfortable using a round brush to get that salon-quality blowout, this hot brush might be just the tool you need.

Warranty: Limited three-year

Any hot tool that offers a warranty, especially one for multiple years, makes it kind of a shoe-in for me. If a company is going to back its products and offer coverage to guarantee your product performs for that period of time, it allows me to expect longevity from my purchase. Especially with hot tools that fall below $50, I don’t want to second guess that it’s going to malfunction and burn my hair in the first year. A three-year limited warranty brings me confidence that my $40 is being stretched out and well used over that period of time. 

The Results: Soft, smooth waves

Testing Insight

I found my success with the Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Brush while using it to revive my second or third-day hair.

I found my success with the Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Brush while using it to revive my second or third-day hair.

With multiple bike rides and little styling TLC, my hair was looking pretty rough by day three. After spending twenty-five minutes with this hot brush, my hair went from looking dried out and untamed to having impressively smooth, loose waves. The results I saw were not only felt in my strands but my confidence. I loved the way my hair looked, and the fact that no product was needed to get such a drastic shift from a single tool was the icing on the cake. 

While the Conair hot air brush has become a fan favorite for many, it really all boils down to your hair type. For fine or short hair, this hot brush will go a long way. If you have longer hair, thicker hair, and/or very little time to spare on styling, go for a larger barrel size to help tackle more hair at once.  

conair titanium ceramic hot air brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

The Value: On par

At just under $40, I think this brush is priced right on par with its competitors. Most hot brushes on the market range from $30-$60, and I find that many of the larger barrel sizes are going to be on the higher end of the spectrum.

The beauty of this smaller-size brush is that it can provide those gorgeously soft blown-out waves that you just can’t recreate with an iron. It’s not a runaway deal that stands out against competitors, but I feel it’s more than appropriately priced and certainly cheaper than going to a salon

conair titanium ceramic hot air brush

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

Competition: Shop for your hair type

Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold One Step Dryer Volumizer ($75): This tool has been one of my favorite hot brushes to date. It heats quickly and has a large, oval barrel to cover larger sections of hair at once, with a 24k gold surface to help distribute heat evenly. It won’t give you the same wavy look a smaller barrel can, but it will give you a beautiful blowout in little to no time. 

Final Verdict

While it wasn’t the best option to take my long, thick hair from wet to dry, the transformation it had on my second-day hair and my confidence are well worth the $40 price tag. The Conair Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush brought my strands from drab and dry to smooth, shiny waves that were soft as velvet.

Specs

  • Product Name Titanium Ceramic Hot Air Brush
  • Product Brand Conair
  • UPC 074108278173
  • Price $40
  • Features 1" barrel, 500 watts of power
  • Material Titanium, nylon
  • Warranty 3 year limited warranty

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