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Benefits of Using a Boar Bristle Brush

Rutuja Jathar
A boar bristle brush is used as a natural substitute for the synthetic ones. This story gives you some insight on its benefits, and how to choose the perfect brush for your hair.
In today's beauty-conscious world however, using a boar bristle brush is a new-found trend for many people. Owing to their various benefits for natural hair care, these hair brushes are gaining popularity nowadays.


As the name suggests, these brushes are made using hair of boars or hogs, which is the main factor that separates them from the regular plastic or synthetic brushes. These brushes have stretchy bristles that are suitable for wavy and straight hair.
The best thing about these boar bristles is that they spread the natural hair oil or moisture (sebum) from the hair roots to the tips and avoid dryness of hair, which is visible after washing the hair. It is the reason why using this brush averts the greasy look that your hair gets even when they are clean.
Sebum which is spread by the bristles acts as a natural hair conditioner and hence protects the hair from all sorts of physical damages. Along with being an excellent solution for hair damage repair, a boar bristle brush provide smoothness and a natural shine to the hair, without the use of harmful chemical styling products. This brush has prickly ends, it is ideal for head or scalp massage. These brushes come in both hard and soft varieties.

Choosing the Perfect Brush

Some of the easily available brands include: Spornette, Kashuk Tools, Umberto, Mason Pearson, Acca Kappa, Brush Strokes, etc. Average cost of these hair brushes varies from $10 to $100. One needs to choose the right kind of brush for one's type of hair. There are a few steps involved, when it comes to choosing the best brush.
When you choose a hair brush, make sure that its bristles are rounded. Bristles that are taken from the first cut of boar hair are the best for combing. The length of bristles is also an issue that you need to sort out. The bristle should be long enough to reach to your scalp, through the hair.
As I said earlier, a boar bristle hair brush is perfect for straight and wavy hair, but, if you have curly hair, then you need to opt for mixed bristle brush that has both boar bristles and plastic bristles. You can also use a round bristle hair brush for curly hair. If you prefer blow drying your hair, then a flat paddle brush is a must have in your hair care kit.
If you have thick hair, but are suffering from hair loss, then choose a brush with 100% boar bristles of the hard variety. If you have thin hair and wish to add volume to it, then you should prefer using a round brush with 100% boar bristles. On the other hand if you have extremely fine and thin hair, then you should choose wide-spaced brush with 100% soft boar bristles.
The last and most important thing is, this brush cannot be used for untangling your hair. For that, you may need to use a good quality wide toothed brush. Always remember that, using this brush too harshly can actually damage your hair, rather than nourishing it.