7 Benefits of a boar bristle brush

Jeanette | 05 April 2016
benefits of a boar bristle brush

So, is it worth all the hype? Let’s find out…

Trying to buy the right boar bristle brush can be a little nerve-racking. In fact, it can seem overwhelming as – we’re not gonna lie – it’s a rather expensive purchase, especially if you are looking for one without any synthetic materials mixed in. So the real question is: is it worth the relatively costly price tag? Truth be told, in comparison to their synthetic siblings, natural boar bristle brushes hold a lot of benefits. So if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should make the investment, we’ve gathered 7 reasons that’ll swing your vote in favour of this fantastic grooming tool. Read below to find out why you should give the boar bristle brush a chance.

7 Reasons why you should try a boar bristle brush

woman holding her oil-free scalp
Say bye to oily tresses!

1. Say bye-bye to oily hair

Disclaimer: this isn’t completely true (sorry!). But one of the greatest benefits of using a hair brush with boar bristles is that it helps to distribute your hair’s natural oils and sebum. In other words, brushing will help to evenly spread the oils along the hair shaft, resulting in a more natural-looking sheen and less oily build-up around your roots.

2. It can help reduce hair breakage

Over-manipulation and friction from towels, clothes or even brushing can cause trauma to your hair. The good news? Boar bristle brushes are super gentle. Simply because the natural bristles produce less friction, which can then help limit the small everyday damages usually caused by brushing.

blonde woman washing her hair
You may even need to wash your hair less.

3. You may even be able to skip a wash or two

Because natural boar bristle brushes help to distribute sebum from your scalp to the rest of your strands, the reduction in oil build-up around the scalp means your hair won’t get greasy as quickly. The bonus is that this may have an impact how often you have to wash your hair.

4. It’s versatile

Whether you want a sleek mane or a voluminous bouffant, a boar bristle brush can help you achieve both. Round brushes are great for creating curls or blow-drying your hair straight, but if you want to create a more voluminous ‘do, a boar bristle brush is your best option for teasing, as its natural materials will help you get the desired results without damaging your locks as much.

Red haired woman using a boar bristle brush
Using a boar bristle brush is like getting a scalp massage!

5. It’s like a personal masseur

Okay, it might not be quite what you’re thinking. But brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush also has the added bonus of giving you a mini head massage. Moreover, the natural bristles help stimulate the scalp, which regulates oil production and increases blood flow to your hair follicles, which, in turn, promotes a healthier-looking head of hair.

6. It’s good for all hair types

Whether you have curly, straight, thin, thick, long or short hair, you can still reap the benefits of a boar bristle brush, as it suits a variety of hair types and textures. “But how?” you may ask. Well, the bristles are strong enough to tackle thick, coarse manes, but because they’re a 100% natural, they also work a treat on finer locks, too!

7. Styling will be easier

From helping to promote healthy-looking hair and reducing breakage, to distributing and regulating sebum, there’s no denying that the boar bristle brush is super useful. So ultimately, using one will result in making styling easier, whatever the look you want to achieve. Neat, right?

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