What is a vent hairbrush?
All hairbrushes are exactly the same, right? Um, no. In fact, that statement couldn’t be more wrong. Just like there are different foundation formulas to suit different skin types, there is an array of different hairbrushes to suit all hair types and styles.
Today, we’re focusing our attention on the vent hairbrush. It certainly has a funny name, but its purpose in life isn’t hilarious at all. It’s actually a rather useful brush, and it’s highly likely you could benefit from having one in your life. Read on to find out why…
What is a vent hairbrush?
Essentially, a vent brush is a hairbrush that contains openings or vents between the bristles to allow for optimal airflow during general brushing or heat styling. The number and size of the openings on a vent brush varies depending on the brand, they can be either flat or circular shaped. If a vent brush is made of metal or ceramic, the brush will heat up when in contact with the heat of a hairdryer, allowing for more styling control.
What is a vent hairbrush used for?
This type of brush is used to make your hair more voluminous, more bouncy and more flowy. Because the vents allow the heat from a blow-dryer to flow through the hair, more movement is created. Circular vent brushes are perfect for manipulating the hair into soft curls, while the flat variety is great for creating straighter – but still bouncy – strands. This increased airflow through the hair ensures a quicker drying time, too.
Who needs a vent hairbrush?
If you’ve got flat hair, you need a vent brush. If you’re craving more volume at your roots, you also need a vent brush. Or if you’re after more movement through the end of your hair, you definitely need a vent brush. It’s as simply as that.
How do you use a vent brush correctly?
To ensure you don’t damage your hair or cause split ends, always brush through wet hair with a wide-toothed comb before styling to get rid of any knots or tangles. Apply your chosen styling products, and then gently dry off your hair using a hair-dryer until it’s about 80 per cent dry. Then, lift sections of hair using the vent brush and concentrate the airflow upwards to encourage movement and volume. To create waves, wrap sections of your hair around the brush and blast with the hair-dryer. Use hairspray once finished to help hold the style.
Which vent hairbrushes are best?
Most hair care brands who produce hairbrushes will have a vent brush in their range, but we’re rather fond of these five…
From left to right: Brushworx Keratin 230 Curved Vent Brush ($12.95), Avon Vented Hair Brush, ghd Ceramic Vented Radial Brush, Macadamia Natural Oil Tunnel Vent Brush ($15.95), and Lady Jayne Ceramic Vent Brush.
Did you know what a vent hairbrush is? Do you use one at home? Or are you now keen to try one out?
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