The ghd Rise hot brush is built for creating volume. It is easy to use and very friendly to beginners as you don’t need to deal with complicated heat settings. But it does not mean that you don’t need any technique. If you just bought a new ghd Rise hot brush but don’t know how to make the most of it, you going to see how to use the ghd Rise hot brush correctly here.
Before Using the ghd Rise Hot Brush
Dry Your Hair
Unlike a hair dryer brush, the ghd Rise is not going to dry your hair and it will not work on wet hair as well. You need to dry your hair with a blow dryer first. Otherwise, the hot brush won’t make any difference and the water left on your hair may damage the hot air brush.
Detangle Your Hair
You don’t want the final result to be messy. So you should take a little bit of work to detangle your hair before using the brush. For people with kinky hair, using a hair oil will get the job done quicker.
Use Heat Protectant
Although the ghd Rise hot brush is a great hair tool that does not create much hair damage and frizz thanks to its intelligent temperature detection, I still recommend you use a heat primer or heat protectant before using the brush. Applying a heat protectant is good for protecting your hair and enhancing the styling result.
Tip 1 – Volume Curls
To create volume curls, you can use the ghd Rise just like a regular curling wand.
Press the power switch and heat it up, and part your hair into thin sections.
Take a small section of your hair and wrap it around the brush barrel until the hair ends for 5 – 8 seconds.
You can hold the hot brush vertically or horizontally depending on your hair length. If you have short hair, I suggest your hold the brush horizontally so that you can roll the brush towards to your hair roots. Repeat the technique till all the strands are curled.
See the video below to learn how to create volume curls on long and short hair with the ghd Rise.
Tip 2 – Volume Roots
The technique of creating volume roots is basically the same as volume curls. The difference is that you need to wrap your hair from the hair roots.
After turn on the ghd Rise brush, pick a small section on top and place the hot brush behind the hair roots. And wrap around your hair from the hair roots and hold the ghd Rise hot brush for 5 – 8 seconds. You don’t need to wrap all the hair around the barrel if you just want to add volume to the hair roots.
When releasing the brush, just gently lift the hot brush and your hair will naturally fall off from the brush. Use your hands to maintain your hair’s direction when releasing, and repeat the process to other sections.
Tip 3 – Full Bodied Waves
To achieve full-bodied waves, the first step is to glide the brush towards the hair ends of a small section.
The next step is to roll the brush towards the direction of the hair roots. When the roots are wrapped around the barrel, hold the ghd Rise for 5 – 8 seconds.
Unwind the brush and roll the brush towards the direction of the hair ends. Continue the technique till all your hair sections are curled.