What is Natural Bristle?
Natural bristle hair brushes refer to hairbrushes that use natural animal hair bristles – typically boar or horse hair. Natural bristle hair brushes offer benefits to the health of the hair that other types of pins or bristles just cannot match. And with prolonged use, shown to actually improve the health of the hair and scalp.
Benefits of Natural Bristle
Natural bristle hairbrushes offer numerous benefits to the health of the hair, but perhaps the most notable, the ability to grab on to the natural oils from your scalp and redistribute them throughout the length of the hair. Not only will this lessen oils on the scalp making hair look “dirty”, but will distribute the oil to naturally condition the hair down to the drier ends. These oils also add shine & softness and decrease frizz by smoothing the hair cuticle.
Natural bristles massage the scalp and remove dirt and impurities that can build up over time. Continued use will remove that buildup, clearing out hair follicles which promotes healthy hair growth.
Natural bristles are perfect for fragile or thinning hair too. These bristles do not tug at the hair, won’t cause breakage and won’t split already fragile hair.
Tips for Using a Natural Bristle Brush
Use a natural bristle brush on dry hair for most benefit and use daily. Since pure natural bristles won’t detangle the hair well, instead use your favorite Style & Detangle brush first, if needed.
Natural bristles are much more effective when used on hair that is not freshly washed and can actually help lengthen time between washes with use.
Brush through the hair in sections, making sure to also brush the scalp. Starting at the scalp and brushing down will ensure that the length of the hair will get the benefits of natural oils.
And if any static occurs, simply run your hand down the strands of the hair a few times and it should disappear.