For maximum tension on long hair use a large round boar bristled brush. It helps to soothe out the hair as well as create volume. My favorite brand is Ibiza. I love not only the look of the brush, with its cork handle, but it's function; It allows for a steady grip and controlled movement because it is so lightweight. Hello amazing blow out.
Remember, just as it's important to wash your own hair, it's important to clean your own brush and clean your tools regularly. Take a comb and move it through the brush to accumulate the old hairs. Follow with a wash of shampoo and conditioner.