What Is A Vent Brush Used For?

Vent brush

Vent Brushes are brushes having wider-spaced teeth. Pro Hair Brush with Nylon Bristle by Conair, Velvet Touch Vent Brush by Conair, Gel Grips Vent Hair Brush by Conair, Vent hair Brush for Blow Drying by Fixbody, Vent Brush #9000 by Spornette, and the Ion Fusion Vent Brush by Spornette is popular. Vent brushes glide through hair without pulling. Vent brushes make your hair drying and detangling job easier. I recommend you continue reading to see my recommendations for the best vent brushes.

What Is The Purpose Of A Vent Brush?

A Vent Brush is used to help in drying your hair in combination with a hairdryer. A Vent Brush also makes a great styling tool. It’s perfect for drying hair because the bristle count is low as compared to other brushes. The lower bristle count allows air from your hairdryer to reach more of your hair. As a result, your hair dries faster. Most Vent Brushes have just enough bristles to provide tension for light styling and volumizing.

20 Top Vent Brushes Pros and Cons
Product Description Price Pro Con
Conair Pro Hair Brush with Nylon Bristle $3.88 Price, Includes travel size Bristles and Ball tips come off
Conair Velvet Touch Vent Brush $5.53 Good handle Ball tips come off
Wet Brush Flex Dry, Pink $17.99 Great flexible bristles Handle can break
Cricket Hair Brush Static Free $7.90 Good handle Ball tips come off
Conair Gel Grips Vent Hair Brush White $8.65 Great flexible bristles Handle can break
Baasha Hair Brush, Vent Brush $8.99 Ergonomic handle Bristles and Ball tips come off
FIXBODY Curved Vent hair Brush for Blow Drying $7.99 Great for a fast blow dry Ball tips come off
Wet Brush Speed Dry Hair Brush, Pink $8.72 Very good heat flex bristles Bristles can melt
Spornette Anti Static Vent Brush #9000 $12.00 Great for a fast blow dry Bristles and Ball tips come off
Wet Brush Pro Epic Quick Dry Hair Brush $14.99 Paddle style great for long hair Breaks under tension
HSI Professional Premium Quality Ez Flow Vented Hair Brush $11.99 Paddle style great for long hair Two piece handle breaks
Wet and Dry Detangler by Osensia $12.99 Paddle style great for long hair Breaks under tension
Spornette Ion Fusion Vent Brush (#176) $15.68 Great for a fast blow dry and light styling Water can get inside the brush
Denman 7 Row D100 Vented Hair Brush $15.95 Great for a fast blow dry Hard to hold handle
Denman Flexible Vent Brush D200 $15.95 Great for a fast blow dry Handle is hard to hold
Denman The Skeleton Vent Brush White D200 $15.95 Great for a fast blow dry Hard to hold handle
Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Xl Pro Hair Brush $19.95 Paddle style great for long hair Bristles and Ball tips come off
Olivia Garden NanoThermic Ceramic + Ion Styler Hair Brush $19.95 Paddle style great for long hair Ball tips come off
Denman Classic Styling Brush 9 Row $21.95 Can take a row out & take apart for cleaning None
T3 – Dry Vent Hair Brush $35.00 Paddle style great for long hair Bristles and Ball tips come off

As you can see by the Pros and Cons listed below almost all the brush have problems. Even the highest priced vent brushes have issues. According to Stacey, Hair Research Analyst, “Price is not always a good indicator of quality.” The most common problem is most vent brushes loose bristles or the ball tips come off. Even the most expensive brushes loose bristles and or ball tips come off. If I were to have to recommend a high quality vent brush I would be hard pressed to do so. There are some that I would buy and if the ball tips came off I would cut the bristle off and continue to use with one less bristle. This is a little know tip that works well until the vent brush loose too many bristles. At that time I just throw it in the trash and purchase another one.

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There is one exception. This brush does not loose bristles and the ball tips never come off because it does not have ball tips. This is the brush I would recommend and is my first pick out of all the vent brushes listed below. The Denman classic styling 9 row brush for $21.99 is just about perfect. I owned one for more than 20 years and the only reason I do not have it today is because I lost it. Yea, I know, how do you lose a brush that stays in the bathroom. Well, don’t ask me how but I managed somehow. According to Meesh, Hair Product Analyst, “The Denman classic 9 row is not exactly a vent brush but it comes very close and can essentially do the same thing plus more.” It can also be used to detangle hair as well. And you can take the brush apart with no problem. You can even take out a row if needed. It’s a very versatile brush. This is my first choice. Read my article on the Denman 9 row brush by clicking here: Denman Brush. In this article I review other Denman brushes but most importantly I show you how to take apart the Denamn 9 row brush and put if back together. Watch the video to learn quickly. The instructions are about mid-way down the article. Every Denman 9 row owner should know how to take the brush apart.

My second choice is the Conair pro hair brush with nylon bristles for $5.99. For a measly $5.99 you get two brushes. The price is a major advantage and deciding factor. So if I am on a strict budget this is the brush I would get and if it looses a few ball tips I would cut the bristles and keep on styling.

Vent Brush Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
Aids in drying hair Limited styling
Great penetration Not ideal for short hair
Light styling Ball tips can fall off
Light volumizing Mostly made of plastic
Light detangle  
Scalp protection  
Lightweight
Low static

Popular Vent Brushes

Conair Pro Hair Brush with Nylon Bristle

  1. Includes 1 full size & 1 travel size vented brush, perfect for blow drying & styling of all hair lengths.
  2. Ball-tipped bristles mean wet or dry hair won’t snag or pull.
  3. Good for all hair types.

Conair Velvet Touch Vent Brush

  1. Vents circulate airflow for faster blow dry styling.
  2. Velvet touch handle for no slip control.
  3. Ball tipped bristles prevent snags and pulling.
  4. Use for blow dry styling and volumizing.
  5. Ideal for straight hair styles for all lengths and textures.

Wet Brush Flex Dry, Pink

  1. Great for in the shower or with conditioner.
  2. Bristles glide through any hair type combing out tangles effortlessly.
  3. Can be used on wet or dry hair and works on extensions and wigs.

Cricket Hair Brush Static Free

  1. Static free fast flo hair brush.
  2. Made in the United States.

Conair Gel Grips Vent Hair Brush White

  1. Vented inner core distributes blow dry heat evenly.
  2. Vented airflow means faster drying and styling.
  3. Soft gel grip conforms to your hand for more control.
  4. Ball tipped bristles prevent snags and pulling.
  5. Available in more colors.

Baasha Hair Brush, Vent Brush

  1. Soft gel grip conforms to your hand for more control and comfort.
  2. Vented design allows air to pass through the brush for faster drying and styling.
  3. High quality vent brush for blow drying, hair brush for styling, soft hair brush for men and women.
  4. Vented brush with sturdy but soft bristles that make detangling wet or dry hair a breeze. Works well for all-purpose styling on all hair lengths and textures.
  5. Ball tip bristles deliver scalp massage effect through hair brush which can stimulate scalp circulation, promote hair growth, and help keep your scalp and hair healthy.
  6. I like the ergonomic handle-soft gel grip conforms to your hand for more control and ease of quick and gentle blow drying. The ventilated design allows air to pass through the brush for faster drying and styling. Grooming with ease-a high quality vent brush for blow drying, a hair brush for grooming, a gentle hair brush for men and women.
  7. Non sticky soft bristles-ventilated brush with strong yet flexible bristles that allows the detangling of wet or dry hair a breeze. Works well for all-purpose fashions of all hair types and textures.

What others are saying about the Baasha Vent Brush

Not only does this brush detangle my hair, it does a pretty decent job at a scalp massage too! Wow! Definitely worth the price. I don’t use it to blow dry my hair, just to brush it out at the end of the day before bed. I’m hoping to donate my pony tail this coming January so I want to make sure my hair is in great shape and this brush is really helping out.

I love this brush! It’s the size I was looking for and the vented base helps to dry my hair quicker. The curved brush head makes styling easy and the bristles are sturdy but comfortable.

My husband loves this brush. It helps his hair to dry quickly and doesn’t tangle. He uses it in combined with a blowdryer and it works really well.

It’s very hard to find a brush that doesn’t have rubber backing, holding in the bristles. This product is exactly what I was looking for. It’s lightweight, but durable. The shape (curve) conforms to your scalp nicely. Like the extra boar bristles. The magnet in the handle works well. I highly recommend this quality product!

Awesome brush for thick and curly hair. It has replaced my usual paddle brush.

I love this brush!! I only use it when Im straightening my hair and it helps keep everything smooth! Cant praise it enough.

FIXBODY Curved Vent hair Brush for Blow Drying

  1. This vented design is perfect for blow drying, the vent allow airflow move through section, make your hair a uniform heat, reduce blow drying time, prevent hair damage from overheat. High temperature resistance material.
  2. high quality curved vent brush is specialty of styling, the curved design is designed to follow the contours of the head that allows every pin to be fully engaged during brushing.
  3. The Nylon pin can get through thick even tangles hair, straighten, curling or added extra volume, easy to make any type hair styling.
  4. Specially weighted for easy grip, the ergonomically-designed handles are very comfortable.
  5. Ball tip bristles deliver scalp massage effect, stimulate scalp circulation, promote hair texture, avoiding damage to the scalp.
  6. For men or women

Wet Brush Speed Dry Hair Brush, Pink

  1. Vented design speeds drying time.
  2. Less drying time equals happier hair.
  3. Works wonders on all hair types.

What others are saying about the The Wet Brush Vent Brush Speed Dry  

 
“I’m not sure what it is about it that makes it so special. I’m a father. I have the hair of a father. This is the first time I’ve ever required a brush like this. After that, my wife and I had a child. Don’t get me wrong, she’s stunning, but brushing that gorgeous hair…ugh. My ears perked up when I heard someone mention their Wet Brush. We were given one. And I can attest to the fact that it has been quite beneficial. Her tangled, wavy hair appears to fall apart without the tears and drama of brushing for a 3-4 year old dragon child……Dad approved!”

“Are you ready for a Stroke of luck?!?!? This brush GLIDES through wet hair like butter, and my daughter and I both have wavy hair. The brush’s ability to work on damp hair is incredible. When we have to brush my daughter’s hair after a shower, she no longer screams. I recently started seeing a new hairstylist, and he, too, utilizes one! He agreed that it was the best brush for wet hair he’d ever used. I attempted to blow dry my hair with this brush, but it was ineffective. It’s possible that my hair is just too thick and the brush didn’t straighten it as much as I’d like when I blow dry it. Only damp hair is combed out with it.”


“I wanted to give this brush five stars, however the bristles started warping and bowing after just one use. It dries my hair quickly and smoothly. It’s a lot smoother than it was with my old drying brush. However, because the bristles are warping, it is more difficult to brush through because they aren’t catching hair. I assume the heat from the hair drier is causing them to distort, however that defies the purpose of having heat resistant bristles. It would be one thing if it happened over the course of a year, but after just one dry, they were bending and warping. I’d give it five stars if they didn’t do that. The first image was taken after only one use.”

“This brush includes intelliflex bristles that can tolerate blow dryer heat up to 450°, according to the description. After my first use with my hairdryer, this is how my brush appears. The whole point of getting this brush was to keep the bristles from melting and bending in the heat!”

“I used to despise round brushes, but this one worked perfectly! It’s simple to use and allows you to dry your hair without scorching or burning your hand. This has made things a lot easier for someone who is new to blow drying her very curly hair. So far, all of the bristles have remained intact. It’s also slightly curled inward so you can fit your hair dryer or nozzle into the nook and receive a more thorough drying.”

“This brush was designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to blow dry your hair. It doesn’t reduce my blow-dry time, but it does reduce my styling time afterward. I can point the blowdryer on the back of the brush (non-bristle side) while brushing directly on my scalp because it is molded to my head and has such broad slats for airflow. As a result, the blow-out is significantly straighter and flatter, which means less straightening time.”


“This brush originally caught my eye at my son and daughter-in-residence. law’s They had bought two of them, one for my 7-year-old granddaughter and the other for my daughter-in-law. They both had thick, long hair. My grand daughter, like most young children, has a sensitive scalp, and getting the knots out, even with a detangler, was torturous for her. This brush put an end to her weeping and her anxiety of brushing her hair.
I tested her brush and fell in love with it, so I got one for myself. My hair is shoulder-length and coarse. I like how it feels on my scalp and use it on a daily basis. It’s named a ‘Damp’ Brush, but it doesn’t require wet hair to use. Although I bought the Wet Brush for blow drying, the basic style Wet Brush is just as good!”

“I bought one of these for myself in the store a few months ago, and I loved it… and so did my daughter, who kept stealing it from me in the bathroom! We both have lengthy hair that is prone to knotting. This brush is incredible. When brushing our hair after a shower, there is no longer soreness or knots. And there will be no more brush wars. It was for my daughter, and when I handed her the item and told her, “I got you a surprise!” she was overjoyed. Don’t second-guess yourself. Simply purchase it.”

“My new favorite hairbrush. When my sister and niece come to visit, I have to hide it from them… though I doubt it would fit in their purses if they tried to steal it! When I use it, my hair starts to drive extremely rapidly. It feels amazing on my scalp and massages it. I like the hue as well. It’s a little large, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and can style my hair with it.”

Spornette Anti Static Vent Brush #9000

  1. Vented brushes allow air to pass instead of having it reflect off of the brush and cause the hair to frizz and not sit smoothly.
  2. Fly away hairs and static are eliminated leaving soft, straight and silky hair every time you blow dry.
  3. Start your day with a frizz free blow dry every day.
  4. This brush is simple, lightweight and comfortable. Perfect for anyone looking for a good quality styling brush.
  5. These comfortable and soft bristles make blow drying and brushing easy for any hair type. Comfortable for children.
  6. This brush design is to be used with your blow dryer to maximize the benefits of the heat and air. The body allows air flow to move through the section and dry hair faster than with a traditional brush.
  7. Tourmaline Ionic bristles help to condition and smooth the hair.
  8. This brush allows air to pass through the section and decrease the amount of time it takes to blow dry.
  9. Eliminate frizz while smoothing and straightening your hair with a blow dryer. Ideal for use with keratin treatments.
  10. Brush through hair easily either wet or dry.
  11. The flexible nylon bristles ensure hair is never pulled broken from too much tension on the hair. Good for people with sensitive scalps and children.

Wet Brush Pro Epic Quick Dry Hair Brush

  1. Works on wet or dry hair.
  2. Men or women.
  3. Heat resistant to 450 degrees.
  4. OmniFlex brush head flexes in every direction to contour to scalp.

HSI Professional Premium Quality Ez Flow Vented Hair Brush

  1. Well hello there, tapered brush! Just by looking at you we imagine our hair shiny and smooth, like velvety silk.
  2. Amazing changes are about to happen to women with any hair type when using this brush with soft flexible ionic bristles.
  3. It detangles hair so smoothly, it glides on both wet and dry strands and it creates luxurious long-lasting hair styles that it will make women ask for your hairstylist’s address.
  4. Really light and easy to use thanks to its anti-slip handle, the tapered brush boasts a ionic complex that minimizes split ends and breakage, removing build-up at the same time.
  5. The heat resistant bristles are infused with minerals that transform water clusters into hydrating molecules which penetrate the shaft and hydrate hair.
  6. Well, this sounds like a 5-star treatment.
  7. A must-have!

Wet and Dry Detangler by Osensia

  1. Some hair brushes pull at every little knot, causing frizz, breakage, and pain. Transform your tangled hair into lovely locks minus the torment with Osensia’s Detangling Brush!
  2. Every stroke tames frizz and rids tangles without you experiencing pain.
  3. Brush your way to long, smooth, and healthy hair with help from this boar brush!
  4. Boar bristles leave your locks looking luscious since they promote healthy hair growth, naturally condition and clean hair, reduce breakage, and more!
  5. This isn’t your normal nylon hair-detangler brush. The unique nylon bristles hydrate, protect, and nourish your hair thanks to the 17 rare elements infused into the bristles. Combined with detoxifying, neutralizing, and anti-static germanium, hair grows more beautiful with every brush.
  6. Your hair and head shape are like no one else’s, so why have the same tangle-free brush everyone else owns?
  7. This detangler brush’s flexible head bends to you, giving you a soothing scalp massage and swift yet soft brushing.
  8. Untangle unruly hair without the pain with the straight and curly hair brush by Osensia!
  9. 1-year guarantee.

Spornette Ion Fusion Vent Brush (#176)

  1. The tunnel vented head of the Ion Fusion brush allows heated air from your blow dryer to do double duty, drying and styling your hair faster.
  2. By shortening the time your hair is exposed to heat, this vent brush also helps prevent damage.
  3. This tourmaline ion fusion brush features tourmaline nylon bristles that easily detangle stubborn knots. Ion charged, anti-static bristles feel great on the scalp, while smoothing dry or frizzy hair.
  4. The tourmaline bristles also help to reduce dry time.
  5. his important feature on the Ion Fusion Vent brush allows for gentle detangling. The ball at the end of the bristle allows for a soft and gentle feeling on the scalp.
  6. No more pain for people with sensitive scalps and children.
  7. These bendable bristles also make sure that there is never too much tension that could possibly damage the hair.
  8. The Spornette Ion Fusion Vented Hair Brush takes blow-drying and volumizing your hair to the next level. No matter your hair type – thick or thin, straight, wavy or curly – this ion vent brush is exactly what you need to achieve bouncy, smooth, full, luxurious hair.
  9. With no ridges or gaps in the one-piece molded handle, there’s no space for hair to get caught or snagged while styling.
  10. This lightweight and ergonomic brush is great for everyday use and detangling.

Denman 7 Row D100 Vented Hair Brush

  1. The gentle nylon ball tip bristle takes care of your scalp while styling, drying or detangling your hair.
  2. Chevron vents and tunnel increases air flow at the roots which makes curly hair blow drying faster.
  3. The ball tipped bristles glides through the hair without pulling or snagging which ease the process of detangling and styling.
  4. The triangular shape brush handle provides excellent grip & control while styling or drying your hair.
  5. The nylon bristle are easy to wash by warm soapy water.
  6. Need to keep away from direct sunlight or heat source.
  7. Ball-tipped heat and chemical resistant brush with a non-slip finish.
  8. De-tangles hair without snagging and allows the hair to dry faster when blow drying.

Denman Flexible Vent Brush D200

  1. Detangle brush has specially located air vents to circulate air at the root level.
  2. This brush can be used with a hairdryer.
  3. Uniquely designed curved head of our vented wet brush creates naturally loose shapes and styles.
  4. Brush features ball ends on tips that protect the scalp and are kind to hair.
  5. Soft hair brush provides a comfortable grip while using.
  6. Features the iconic tear-drop handle in a matte finish.
  7. This wet detangling brush is crafted from durable & premium quality material.

Denman The Skeleton Vent Brush White D200

  1. Specially located air vents to circulate air at the root level. This brush can be used with a hairdryer.
  2. Uniquely designed curved head of our vented wet brush creates naturally loose shapes and styles.
  3. Ball ends on tips that protect the scalp and are kind to hair.
  4. A comfortable grip when in use – it features an iconic tear-drop handle in a matte finish.
  5. Wash in warm, soapy water. Rinse and leave to dry away from direct heat and sunlight & can be used with a hairdryer.

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Xl Pro Hair Brush

  1. The anti-static, ion-charged bristles with comfortable ball point tips, allow for curls, waves, as well as adds volume.
  2. Totally vented barrel for quick drying.Anti-static. Ionic bristles.
  3. Comfortable ball point tips. Ergonomic handle.
  4. Can be used with or without a blow-dryer, use on wet or dry hair.
  5. Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion Vented Hair Brush Pro Small 2″ Barrel gives your hair volume, waves, or curls just like salon professionals.
  6. This one-of-a-kind hair brush combines both ceramic and ion technologies to make styling your hair a breeze.
  7. The ceramic surface heats up faster and retains heat better while the top-quality tourmaline ion technology gives your hair unbeatable smoothness and shine.
  8. This salon brush has a unique vented design to provide more airflow than other brushes. These vents help cut down your drying and styling time, so you spend less time in front of the mirror getting ready for work or an evening out.
  9. Its vented hair brush design, combined with the ergonomic handle, makes this styling brush lightweight and easy to hold for a more comfortable styling experience.
  10. This ceramic hair brush also has as snag-free ring at the neck to prevent your hair from catching and breaking while you’re brushing and styling.
  11. The ionic technology of this vented hair brush extends to its bristles, which are ion charged and anti-static to smooth out frizzy hair and flyaways and to prevent static from forming.
  12. The bristles also have ball-tipped ends that are gentle on your hair and scalp to prevent hair breakage.
  13. This ceramic hair brush has a built-in styling pick which makes it easy to achieve the latest hair styles by helping you easily separate, section, and part your tresses.
  14. The pick is retractable, so you can keep it out of the way when you don’t need it.
  15. Keep your hair healthy, shiny and stylish with this Olivia Garden Ceramic and ion Turbo Pro Vented Hair Brush.
  16. This unique styling brush combines ceramic and tourmaline ion technologies, allowing it to heat up faster and retain heat better than other brushes, giving your hair luster and shine in less time.
  17. The vented design also provides better air flow to cut drying time, helping you achieve your ideal hair style faster.
  18. Don’t worry about snags and hair breakage with this ionic brush – its snag-free ring and ball point tip bristles make brushing a gentle and comfortable experience.
  19. The bristles of this vented hair brush are also designed to be anti-static to give your hair a smooth finish every time.

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Xl Pro Hair Brush

  1. This brush that can be used for daily brushing & styling for all hair types especially for short to medium hair lengths.
  2. Ceramic & Ionic Technologies, Ergonomic Snag-free handle, sectioning pick.
  3. Vented for quick drying.
  4. Can be used with or without a blow-dryer, use on wet or dry hair.
  5. Latest Ceramic Technology (Vent Brush)
  6. Heats up faster & retains heat longer
  7. Faster & better styling
  8. Extra large vents maximize airflow
  9. Superior & long-lasting hairstyles.
  10. Tourmaline Ion technology
  11. Hydrates the cuticle
  12. Adds more shine to the hair
  13. Eliminates frizz & flyaways
  14. Anti-static
  15. Hair is healthier & easier to style
  16. Gentle Ball Point Tips
  17. Comfortable on hair & scalp.
  18. Ionic Soft Cushion (Paddle Brush)For total scalp comfort
  19. Unique Handle Design
  20. Retractable sectioning pick
  21. Snag-free ring
  22. Easy-grip ergonomic handle
  23. Lightweight for effortless styling
  24. Olivia Garden manufactures high end professional styling tools for salon & home use. They focus on quality, innovation, ergonomics & styling performance. Style your hair better, faster,more comfortably with longer lasting results.

Denman Classic Styling Brush 9 Row

  1. 9 rows.
  2. Smooth nylon pins in an anti-static, natural rubber pad.
  3. Perfect for smoothing, shaping and polishing the hair.
  4. Perfect for smoothing, shaping and polishing hair.
  5. Large styling brush with 9 rows of nylon pins.
  6. Anti-static rubber pad that provides maximum grip and control during blow-drying for shaping hair.
  7. Ideal for thicker, longer hair.

T3 – Dry Vent Hair Brush

  1. This professional vented styling brush for blow drying is the perfect hair styling tool, serving as both a hair detangler and smoothing brush while speeding up the hair drying process.
  2. Vented design allows air to circulate freely for fast blow drying while detangling and smoothing hair.
  3. Perfect for daily use, the vented design is ideal for detangling and smoothing hair while blow drying.
  4. Vented Detangling Brush for Fast Blow Drying.
  5. Prepare to enhance your flow. The vented design of this professional styling brush enables air to circulate freely, which accelerates speed-drying. Its widely-spaced bristles maximize styling power, eliminate tangles and defy static.
  6. Vented body allows air to circulate freely for fast blow drying.
  7. Soft non-slip handle ensures better control and effortless styling.
  8. Widely spread, heat-resistant bristles detangle and gently smooth hair.
  9. Ideal for all hair lengths and types.
  10. T3 revolutionizes hair-styling with innovative technology and custom crafted hair tools that create shiny, healthy hair. From dryers to styling irons, T3 is the tools of choice for celebrity hair stylists and beauty addicts alike.
  11. Designed with a vented body, this professional styling brush allows air to circulate freely for fast blow-drying.
  12. Widely spread, heat-resistant bristles detangle and gently smooth hair.
  13. Soft non-slip handle ensures better control and effortless styling.

How not to use a vent brush

Many people use a vent brush right after they get out of the shower. I believe this is not optimal due to wet hair is at it’s weakest point. It’s better to wait until you hair is at least 80% dry then finish it off with a vent brush and hair dryer.

If you are interested in adding more volume to your hair then check out my article called: Vent brush adds volume. In this article I tell you how to get more volume in your hair using a vent brush. I teach you 3 techniques you can do at home to get more volume, more bounce and more curls. And I also tell you which hair product will work the best in combination with these techniques.

Also, I have seen many people use a vent brush as a detangler. Although it can be used to detangle hair and depending on your hair type it can work, there are better options available.

For short hair, using a vented brush to detangle would most likely work just fine, but for longer hair I would recommend a Wet Brush Original Detangler or a Tangle Teezer. Tangel Teezer makes diffident types of brushes depending on your hair type. For example, Tangle Teezer has one specifically for thick and curly hair and another to detangle thin or fine hair. These options are much better, faster and less prone to damage your hair while detangling.

Vent brush
Denman 7 Row D100 Vent Brush

How to use a vent brush

If you are in a rush in the mornings then you have no choice but to use it on wet hair. In this case make sure you use a good leave in conditioner to help the brush glide through your hair without pulling and stretching your hair. Then proceed slowly and gently. This method reduces the potential for damaging your hair.

  1. Apply a leave in conditioner to wet hair and gently brush through.
  2. If you have longer hair, work in sections and start blow drying at the root.
  3. Keep the hair dryer at a slight distance, there is no need to press the nozzle against the bristles.
  4. For longer hair make sure your ends are protected with a heat protectant.
  5. Over direct and under direct the blow dryer to get the desired volume and lift for your style.
  6. For added lift for men, finger tousle your hair. For women Velcro rollers can be used to provide extra lift and volume.

Advantages of using a vented brush

  1. AIR CIRCULATION: Vented brushes have specially located air vents to help circulate air at the root  of your hair and is designed to be used with a hairdryer.
  2. SCALP PROTECTION: Most vented brushes features ball ends on tips that protect the scalp and are kind to your hair.
  3. LIGHTWEIGHT GRIP And CONTROL: Most vented brushes are very lightweight and provide a comfortable grip while using.

What to look for in a quality vent brush

  1. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: You want a vent brush crafted from durable and premium quality material. Material that can take the heat from a hair dryer.
  2. ONE PIECE HANDLE: Uniquely designed one piece handle that won’t break.
  3. BALL TIPPED: Ball-tipped heat and chemical resistant brush with a non-slip handle.

Conclusion and Two Other Brushes

Vent Brush By Osensia Is Almost a Vent Brush But With Bristles

I wanted to mention the Osensia brush because it has characteristics of a vent brush and a boar brush all in one brush which is kind of interesting. The boar bristles are spaced farther apart, more like the spacing you would find with a vent brush. Due to the design it looks as if this brush could serve to purposes. One being a vent brush and two having benefits of a boar brush. Just remember, do not use a boar brush on wet hair.

Vent Brush By Osensia

Vent Brush By Osensia Features

  1. No pain detangling – some hair brushes pull at every little knot, causing frizz, breakage, and pain. transform your tangled hair into lovely locks minus the torment with osensia’s detangling brush! every stroke tames frizz and rids tangles without you experiencing pain.
  2. The beauty is in the boar bristles – brush your way to long, smooth, and healthy hair with help from this boar brush! boar bristles leave your locks looking luscious since they promote healthy hair growth, naturally condition and clean hair, reduce breakage, and more!
  3. Nourish with nylon – this isn’t your normal nylon hair-detangler brush. the unique nylon bristles hydrate, protect, and nourish your hair thanks to the 17 rare elements infused into the bristles. combined with detoxifying, neutralizing, and anti-static germanium, hair grows more beautiful with every brush.

What others are saying bout the Osensia vent brush

“I have been searching for a brush that would detangle my daughters’ hair for years and THIS IS IT! The brush is flexible, contains nylon and boar bristles, and these properties help the brush to accommodate to the persons head/hair as it’s being brushed. Both of my kids (5,8) LOVED IT! They say it is their favorite brush ever. I pair it with the Suave Kids Swirlberry Detangler Spray, which actually works, and so far there have been NO TEARS and no hair breakage. I’m buying a second one for myself!”

“I love this hairbrush! The bristles are short, but they go through the hair easily. The head of the brush is a little bit flexible, which makes the brushing very comfortable. Also, the brush is easy to clean. Some brushes have little knobs at the tips of the bristles, which catch lint and make it impossible to get the lint out of the brush. This brush has smooth bristles, and it’s easy to pull or comb the hair and lint out of the brush. Every time I used it, I thought of a friend who has long, beautiful hair, and I kept thinking she would like one, too. So I have bought one for her as well.”

“My seven year old daughter loves this brush! All her other brushes pulls or yanks her hair, even when I used the detangler spray. She would leave the house miserable for school every morning. Just so that she didn’t go to school sad or teary, I would skip the brushing and just fixed her hair with water and my fingers. After getting this brush… Oh my goodness! No tears! No pain! Soft, smooth, shiny hair every morning. Doesn’t matter if it’s wet or dry, the brush does it’s job effortlessly, painlessly and in less time than it took me to brush all the knots out of her hair with a regular brush. Great product, great price, I highly recommend it.”

“Really great wet hair brush, although good for dry as well. The materials on this are top notch and cutting edge technological properties. The whole brush allows flexibility in order to form to each individual scalps. No tearing hair! Great detangler brush with no tugs or no breaking with hair. I love it!”

The SiHong Vent Brush Is No longer available

As with so many off-brand products they pop up online only to disappear tomorrow.

It seems that as soon they get a few bad reviews they drop off only to resurface again under another name. If you are buying a $4.99 hair brush it might not matter that much but when you start getting into higher priced items it maybe wise to stay away. Especially if there is a warranty involved.

However, there are in some rare cases where an off-brand is really good and it’s worth checking out and purchasing. The SiHong was one such product. For under $10.00 you got a very nice all-around, all-purpose hair brush. It serves the roll of a vent brush and a regular brush for under 10 bucks!

Anyway too bad, because at the time of this writing it’s not longer available online. Maybe it will pop-up again, who knows.

The SiHong Vent Brush
  1. All purpose styling brush – special designed for blow-drying and styling faster, no matter straighten, curl hair or make any hairstyle, you’ll get that look salon look at home with this brush. This brush can be used as your essential styling hair brush.
  2. Boar bristles & 9-row tunnel unique design – vented design allows air to pass through the brush for faster drying and styling.boar bristles is good at massaging your scalp safely and distributing sebum – which is the oil from the scalp. It’s able to make more smoothing and gloss and keep your hair healthy.
  3. Ergonomic handle – soft gel and non-slip grip conforms to your hand for more control and comfort.
  4. Anti static soft bristles: the comb for hair is made of anti-static material, soft pins bring superlative toughness and durability. perfect solutions to hair winding, electrostatic problems and easy to clean.

What others are saying about the SiHong vent brush

“So I was not sure when I ordered this would be a good brush for my short thin hair. I could not have been more wrong. I love this brush. It lifts my hair as I dry it and adds body like not other brush I have used. I love the bristles too.”

“I never knew what volume meant until I purchased this.”

“This thing is so hard that my boyfriend won’t use it.”

“This is an awesome brush and delivers as stated! My kids fell in love with it.”

“Just what i wanted – nylon pins, boar bristle and half round. works well. too bad it’s so small. it’s ok for my husband, but not for a woman with average amount of hair. i am keeping it, but will look for another hair brush that is bigger and better for styling.”

“I like mine a lot, easy to clean the dried hair gel out of it.”

Great product. Very happy with the purchase.