Last Updated on 17th August 2023 by Chauncey Morgan
There is nothing better than having hair that looks well-groomed all the time. For some of us, that means using a ton of different products and hot hair tools that make it look perfectly smooth and shiny. But I have to tell you this: Once I learned how to use a boar bristle brush, that all changed completely!
Boar bristle brushes are brushes with extra soft bristles made from — well — the hair of boars. Boar hair is very similar to human hair, and it contains a lot of protein. The origin of the hair means these brushes are not suitable for vegans, but the boars are not harmed in any way in the process of getting the hair, so you do not need to worry about that at all!
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Benefits of a Boar Bristle Brush
There is a very good reason why boar bristle brushes are so popular nowadays, and that is because they can provide you with a ton of benefits. For example, using this type of brush on your hair will make it smoother, shinier, cleaner, healthier, and softer. On top of that, the brush will promote new hair growth and will make the existing hair much stronger.
Thanks to the boar bristle brush, I was also able to eliminate hair frizz that had always bothered me so much. In the early days, I would spend hours fixing my hair only to make it weaker and lifeless. However, once I started using my boar bristle brush, my hair had no frizz at all, and the breakage was also brought to an all-time low.
I love my boar bristle brush for all of these reasons, and I bet that once you try it out, you will love it as well. So stick with me through this guide, learn more about the brush and how to use it, then go out and get one. Trust me, you will not regret it!
How to Use a Boar Bristle Brush
I know what you might be thinking – you have been brushing your hair practically your entire life, so what more is there to know about that process?
Using a boar bristle brush is not that different compared to using any other type of brush, but there are still a few specific things that you need to do to make your hair perfect. So here is a step-by-step guide that will tell you everything you need to do!
Step 1 – Dry and Detangle
Some brushes might be suitable for brushing wet hair, but that is certainly not the case with the boar bristle brush. If you try to use it on wet or damp hair, chances are that the brush will cause breakage, so you should avoid doing that.
After you wash your hair with a good shampoo, you should dry it thoroughly before using the brush. I would recommend detangling it with a wide-tooth comb before you go over it with the boar bristle brush.
You might notice that I did not mention any other products aside from the shampoo. That is because the boar bristle brush works best when the hair is not burdened by too many hair products. The products can clog the bristles, so you should avoid using them.
Step 2 – Section Your Hair
If your hair is longer or thicker, you should also consider dividing it into sections before you brush it. This will help you brush the hair more thoroughly without missing any spots. Once you do that, you can move on to the actual brushing.
Step 3 – Get Brushing with Your Boar Brush
I would recommend bending your head so that you can start by brushing the back of the hair. Using the boar bristle brush, brush the hair from the roots to the ends. By doing this, you will spread the natural oil from your roots to the rest of the hair, using it as a natural conditioner.
Moving from the back to the front of your hair, you should gently brush it through. You will notice that your hair will be completely frizz-less by the time you are done with it. However, if there happen to be some flyaways, you can always use a bit of setting spray to tame them.
When you are finished brushing, make sure that you remove all hair strands that might have gotten trapped between the bristles. Then, rinse it with some cool water, and dry it with a soft towel before you store it away.
Here’s a good demo video on the entire process.
TIP: If you have 4C hair cropped pretty close to the head, a boar bristle brush is a great tool for achieving those coveted 360 waves.
FAQs on Using a Boar Bristle Brush
I have covered a lot of information on boar bristle brushes so far, including what it is, how to use it, and how it will benefit your hair. But before I let you start brushing, I would like to share one more thing with you!
How often should you use a boar bristle brush?
Boar bristle brushes are completely safe, so you do not have to worry about damaging your hair. That means that you can use it as much as you like, but I recommend giving yourself a nice brush both in the morning and evening. There is no harm, even if you use the brush three times a day!
That’s How You Use a Boar Bristle Brush!
I hope that what you read about boar bristle brushes convinced you to get one and start using it on your hair. Trust me when I say that it is the best thing you can do for your hair!
Let me know if you have ever had any experience with using this type of brush before and how it went. I would love to hear all about it!