Great for getting out knots
Gives hair a boost
Doesn’t naturally pick up a lot of strands
Made of plastic
Not as attractive as other hair brushes
Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush
We put Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
As a kid, I remember always being told that I should never use a brush on wet hair—only a comb. While that still may be true, against my better judgment I’ve always preferred a brush. Depending on the type of brush I use, it tends to detangle hair more quickly than a comb, and the entire experience is less painful.
When I saw that Conair’s Velvet Touch Hair Brush promised to detangle my hair (and anyone’s hair—it’s ideal for all hair types!) along with smoothing it out and giving it a bit of extra body, I was excited and decided to give it a try.
Ahead—here’s how it worked for me.
Best for: All types of hair, from the very thin to the very thick
Uses: Brushing, smoothing, detangling
Materials: Plastic with soft, flexible bristles
Price: Retails around $5
About the brand: Conair is a classic haircare brand selling hairbrushes, heat styling tools, and more.
About My Hair: Frizzy and prone to falling out
While I wouldn’t say I have extraordinarily thin hair, I have a nervous habit of touching it quite a bit which means I lose a solid amount of strands every day. I’ve also been told that this nervous habit is why my hair—particularly the front of my hair—gets so frizzy.
While my hair doesn’t get very knotty throughout the day, it does tend to be in a tangly state when I first get out of the shower. It also can get pretty unruly or flat-looking (if I straighten it) throughout the day, which was why I was intrigued by the Conair Velvet Touch Hairbrush. Not only did it promise to detangle, but I had a feeling it would do a fine job at giving my thin hair a little boost through the day, too.
The Look: Nothing special
The Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush looks like, well...a hairbrush. It has a plastic, velvety base (hence the name “velvet”), a bouncy cushioned base, and soft, flexible bristles with tips that are the same color as the base. It’s your run-of-the-mill, medium-sized hairbrush.
From an aesthetic perspective, though, one thing worth noting is that it doesn’t take a lot of strands with it when I brush my hair. Not only is this great for my hair (as I said, I already lose a lot of strands per day when I run my fingers through it!) but it doesn’t get that gross too-much-hair-on-my-hair brush look, and I don’t have to pull the hair off of it very often.
The Feel: Velvety and light
As the name of the Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush suggests, this has a velvety, smooth feel to it and it’s also very light in my hands. I enjoy the feeling of running it through my hair—it feels like it really has what it takes to tackle any tangles it comes into contact with.
The Results: Solid—this is everything I want in a hairbrush
I don’t expect exceptional results from a $5 hairbrush. While the Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush didn’t transform my hair in any new or exciting way, it was perfect for my hair in the sense that it gave me everything I want out of a hairbrush.
It got rid of my knots, gave my hair little boosts throughout the day, and didn’t take too many excess strands with it (an especially impressive feat when my hair is wet).
My only real gripe with this hairbrush is that it’s made of plastic. I try to use as little plastic as possible (I don’t always succeed!) so I would have loved it if this hairbrush used another material.
The Value: As affordable as hair brushes come
At around $5, the Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush is undoubtedly an inexpensive hairbrush. And with the results I got, I’d buy this same hairbrush again and again (although I hope it lasts a while!)
Similar Products: This stands out, especially from a value perspective
Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Hair Brush ($140): I recently tried the Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Hair Brush, and while I found the entire experience of using it to be luxurious—I have literally never held a more beautiful hairbrush in my hands, and the boar bristles felt amazing on my scalp—I found that in addition to Mason Pearson’s brush being significantly more expensive, I wasn’t overly impressed with the results. A lot of strands of hair got stuck to the brush, and I would never feel comfortable using it on wet or tangled hair because it doesn’t do any real deep work as the Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush does.
The Conair Velvet Touch Hair Brush is a great hairbrush. It’s light, it’s extremely affordable, it’s gentle on dry or wet hair, it detangles, it gives hair a boost. Long story short: It’s an awesome hairbrush, and you don’t want to miss out.
- Product Name Velvet Touch Hair Brush
- Product Brand Conair
- UPC 074108511003
- Price $5
- Weight 0.18 lbs.
- Color May vary