Made from boar bristles sheared humanely from farm-raised animals, these brushes are the finest available. These hairbrushes are made from non-endangered woods, and are beautifully durable and smooth to the touch. A high-quality boar bristle brush is more of an investment than a regular hairbrush, but a well-cared for brush literally lasts a lifetime!
This brush is more of a 'porcupine-bristled' brush - the brush tips (quills) are coated in nylon. It has a rubber cushion. We also have a brush with no nylon quills and no rubber cushion - the Veined Wood Boar Bristle Brush.
ADVANTAGES OF A BOAR-BRISTLED BRUSH OVER PLASTIC BRISTLES
Using an old-fashioned boar-bristle brush rather than a synthetic bristle hair brush helps to distribute the scalp’s natural oils more evenly throughout the strand. When you brush your hair with a boar-bristle brush, you’re allowing your scalp’s moisturizing oils to coat the whole strand rather than just staying concentrated at the top of your scalp.
This is great news for anyone who is trying the popular “no poo” experiment or who is transitioning from regular shampoo to a more natural method of hair washing. Since brushing distributes the oil more evenly throughout the hair, it brings some of the oil from your scalp (where you already have enough oil, especially if your hair is in a greasy transition stage between the chemicals in most store bought shampoos and natural hair washes) and brings the oil to the ends of your hair (which are usually drier and can actually use the extra oil.)
Because brushing with a boar-bristle brush allows the scalp’s natural oils to coat the entire strand, the oils condition the hair evenly, giving it a natural sheen. If you are trying to transition to natural hair care and you’re missing the glossy shine that silicone-based conditioners give your hair, boar-bristle brushing is a great way to restore some of that shine naturally.
If your hair has been really badly damaged by commercial hair-care products, you might not see great results right away, but over time as your hair starts to grow out, it should start to develop a beautiful natural sheen to it.
Oak Boar Bristle Hair Brush
How to Clean a Brush and Condition the Bristles
Brushing Straight/Slightly Wavy Hair
Brushing Curly/Kinky Hair
How to Clean Your Brush
Cean your boar bristle brush weekly to move hair, oils, and dirt.
- Remove the hair with a wide toothed comb, carefully so you don’t pull out any bristles
- Gently cleanse with shampoo (or water), using a cloth to wipe
- Rinse only. Do not submerge brush. This can cause mold.
- Squeeze excess water that may have gotten trapped in the rubber cushion.
- Lay your brush on a towel with the bristles facing down to dry.
How to Condition the Brush Bristles
You can condition the natural boar bristles, and your hair, by using essential oils in the following manner: Place a small amount of oil, just smaller than a dime, in the palm of your hand. Rub your hairbrush bristles in your palm to apply the oil and brush thoroughly from scalp to the hair ends. You will see the added shine and conditioning effects immediately. This weekly routine will also add a lovely all-natural fragrance to your hair.