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How To Choose A Boar Bristle Hairbrush

Updated on February 28, 2012
Mason Pearson boar bristle hairbrush
Mason Pearson boar bristle hairbrush

What is A Boar Bristle Hairbrush?

Do you know how to choose a boar bristle hairbrush? If not, maybe it is because you have not seen nor tried using one. You may not even know what hair type should this brush be used on. Here are some information on this and steps to know on how to choose the right one for you.

A hairbrush called a boar bristle is one that consists of densely packed bristles. This does not actually untangle your hair because it even makes knots if used on the wrong hair type. It may even worsen the tangles.

This brush is used for the purpose of removing dirt, oil, dust and other foreign particles that are found on your crown. It also polishes your hair to make it very shiny while doing so. Daily use of this on your hair makes it even more glossy making it healthy-looking and removes excess oil.

Boar bristle brushes do differ in shape and sizes. As for the size, you may go for small ones, medium ones and large ones depending on your hair type. You may also choose from different shapes as rounded, oval and rectangular ones.

Round Boar Bristle Hairbrushes

The Basic

Moving on. Here are the basic and helpful steps on choosing the right brush to make your hair super shiny. There are many types of hair as we know. They are the blond ones, the black or brown ones and even the brunette ones that are either natural or permed colors of hair. Whatever type you may have, you need to choose a boar brush that complements the texture of your crowning glory.

Round Hairbrush

Whether you want to have rounded at the tip yet straight from the top down with your hair or you want to puff out those flat locks to give greater volume and definition, you may do so with a round brush. A blow dryer may even make hair locks in place and makes it stay there for a long time with less retouches on hair.

100% Boar Bristle Hairbrushes

Mason Pearson Sensitive Boar Bristle Hairbrush
Mason Pearson Sensitive Boar Bristle Hairbrush
Recommended for sensitive scalp and thin hair. Comes with soft cushion pad. Expensive but worth it, and last a lifetime.

Hairbrush for Short Hair

You may search for a hairbrush depending on the length of your hair as well. Small brushes are suited for short hair. For men, choose a brush with cushion pad to get the neat & tidy look.

Hairbrush for Long Hair

Large and rectangular ones are best for longer hair. The longer your hair, the larger the hairbrush required. Oval-shaped boar bristle ones are best for long hair too.

Boar Bristle & Nylon Mixture Hairbrushes

Hairbrush for Thick & Coarse Hair

You may also find one that suits the thickness of your hair. For thick and coarse hair types, have one that has longer bristles and nylon mixed in order to penetrate through every strand. Finer hair may be used with short-bristled ones in order for a gentler touch on your scalp.

Brushes may also have two kinds of bristles. They are the plastic ones and the natural ones. Boar bristles fall under the natural type as it radiates hair at its fullest shine. Plastic brush do not benefit hair as much as bristles brush. Here is a tip that you should remember when buying this kind of hairbrush. Never use it on a heavily tangled hair such as those with dread locks or kinky types because it will worsen the tangles instead of detangling it. These are ways on how to choose a boar bristle hairbrush.

To get the most benefits of the brush, you need to use it effectively. To use it, brush your hair from the scalp through the tip of the hair. Repeat the process until you feel that your hair has clean, the oils has distributed, & the style has been achieved.


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