January 08, 2021
Choosing a hairbrush is a seemingly insignificant aspect of your natural hair care routine. However, choosing the right, high-quality brush can have huge implications for the health of your hair and how well your products perform.
Our boar bristle brushes are a unique hair tool for a few reasons. You’ll notice if you look up close at our brushes that the boar bristles form tight junctions. This feature of the bristles allows the brush to cling to the oil and debris in your hair.
Thus, you’re not just detangling your hair when you brush. Using the boar bristle brush is actually an alternative dry shampoo method. Brushing your dirty hair with the boar bristle brush will both lift the gunk and add volume to your limp hair. For even better results, repeat the brushing process 2 times, washing your brush in between each brushing.
Also, consider that we offer a few different options for your brushing needs. We have a Pure Boar Bristle Brush as well as our Mixed Nylon/Boar Bristle Brush. Both of those variations come in a large and travel size. The large size is great for home use or for those with a large volume of hair, while the travel size fits better in purses and dopp kits.
The main difference between the Pure Boar Bristle & Mixed Nylon/Boar Bristle is that the addition of the nylon helps increase the detangling power of the brush. The nylon bristles extend a bit longer than the boar bristles do. This option is helpful for those with long and/or chronically tangled hair.
To start off, make sure you’re working with a clean brush. If your brush is dirty from past use, be sure to cleanse it thoroughly beforehand. Next, hinge at the waist so that your head is slightly inverted. Brushing in this position will give you better access to the nape of your neck, as well as promote blood flow to the scalp.
The nape of your neck will be starting point for brushing, as it’s where you have the most oil glands. This makes sense, as the skin in this region is thicker and more dense.
Starting at the nape of your neck where your hairline meets the skin of the back of your beck, begin brushing. Ideally, you are looking to brush all the way from the root to the end of your hair. Repeat these strokes until you’ve thoroughly brushed through all of your hair. Next, flip your head over and repeat this root-to-end brushing technique. This time, you’re working from your front hairline all the way through the ends.
After completing this dry shampoo method of brushing, you have a few options. Depending on how dirty your brush is after using it, you can either wash it before continuing, or simply move into the next portion of brushing. If you have hair that is longer than shoulder length, start detangling at the ends. Work your way up towards the roots as the tangles release. If your hair is shorter than shoulder length, you may not need to start by detangling the ends. This all depends on how prone your hair is to tangling.
Especially when used on a daily basis, it’s normal for your boar bristle brush to accrue debris, build up, residue and gunky build-up within the bristles. This is a completely normal part of the detoxification process. Remember, our bodies are constantly detoxing and purifying. Though sometimes we experience stronger bouts of detox than others, it is indeed a constant process. This is why making brushing a part of your daily routine is key for a healthy scalp and healthy hair.
We recommend using our shampoo bar to wash your brush. Using a cleanser that’s intended for use on the hair will ensure that it’s a compatible pH for your scalp and tresses.
To start, rub the shampoo bar in between both hands so that it forms a sudsy lather. Next, wet your brush and then massage your hands through the bristles thoroughly. Rinse out completely with warm water. Next, use a fine-tooth comb to make short, frequent strokes through the bristles to gather any additional hairs and debris that the washing did not get rid of. You can also administer this step before washing , if you prefer.
To increase the performance of our products in the shower, try experimenting with brushing out the shampoos and conditioners alongside your rinsing step. Our boar bristle brushes are gentle enough to use on wet hair, in case that’s a concern of yours. You’ll notice that they glide through with relative ease when paired with our pure & clean product formulations.
This step can be a complete game-changer for those that are stuck in the detox phase when transitioning to our 100% natural hair care products. The tight junctions in the bristles help to better cleanse each follicle and help the formulas to make close contact with your hair. Thus, better results!
Remember, we do also recommend shampooing twice for optimal results. Think: twice with a medium amount instead of once with a larger amount.
Hopefully, this information has been helpful and empowers you to use and take good care of your brush at home! You can use the code FeelMoreGooder for 15% off your order. Valid sitewide.