Why a Soft Boar Bristle Brush is a Must for Thin Hair

All Things Hair | 28 August 2016

Delicate hair deserves a delicate hair brush.

Having fine, thin hair can be particularly challenging to groom and style. Since your hair type is typically fragile and prone to breakage, you usually benefit more from a delicate hair brush like the soft boar bristle brush.

We’ve already waxed poetic on our love of the boar bristle brush for use on most hair types, but it’s important to note that your thin hair needs something way gentler as well as with a smoother bristle. Read on to discover more about the soft boar bristle brush and how you can use it on thin hair:

Using a Soft Boar Bristle Brush On Thin Hair

soft boar bristle brush salon
Salons and professional stylists love natural bristles like boar bristles because they impart less friction on hair.

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair.

Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair some lift. Try out the Beauty-Full Volume reverse wash system, which includes TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo, which works to smoothen and soften hair while creating some gorgeous bounce.

TRESemmé BEAUTY-FULL VOLUME PRE-WASH CONDITIONER
TRESemmé BEAUTY-FULL VOLUME SHAMPOO

Step 2: Detangle.

The soft boar bristle brush has bristles that are rather delicate, making it ideal for styling and grooming fine, thin hair. However, if your hair is prone to tangles, it’s best to first remove any knots with a wide-toothed comb.

Step 3: Air-dry.

It’s best to let fine hair dry naturally. If you must blow-dry however, make sure your strands are prepped with a thermal protectant to shield against heat damage. We like how Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist both protects hair during heat-styling as well as helps repair and prevent split ends.

NEXXUS PROMEND HEAT PROTECTING MIST

Step 4: Brush in sections.

Once your hair is dry, gently brush your hair using your soft boar bristle brush. Doing so also helps you evenly distribute your natural hair oils throughout your strands, as well as stimulate your scalp and remove any frizz.

Step 5: Soft boar bristle brush maintenance

What many people forget about their hair brushes is that they should be regularly cleaned. Set aside some time once a week to declump your hair brush, first removing any loose strands on the brush head, and then soaking the brush in mild, soapy water. Rinse under the faucet and allow to dry overnight.

Want to learn even more about hair brushes? Check out our complete hair brushes guide.

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