Importance Of Bristles: Hair Brush Guide

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The Importance of Bristle




  • Good quality Boar Bristles have a natural stiffness to brush through hair and yet “give” as they “draw” through the hair.  They are renowned for strength and resilience.



  • Bristles are judged by their stiffness.  When the hair is collected, the best quality and most expensive are the bristles found closest to the body.


Bristle Itself




  • When viewed under a microscope, the length of the bristle looks very much like “fish scales”.



  • This means that it is not only the tip of the bristle, but also the entire length of the shaft that addresses the hair.



  • Natural boar bristle will never damage human hair, as it is made of the same protein


 

Benefits of Bristle




  • Bristle maintains good hair condition in many ways.



  • In the first instance Bristle will detangle and smooth hair.



  • Bristle keeps hair clean.  The scales along its length pick up pollutants, dust and grime.  It also removes excess hair products, gel, hair spray, mousse etc.



  • The scalp and red blood cells there are stimulated, which naturally encourages hair growth.



  • By brushing with bristle the natural oils (sebum) that are produced in one’s scalp are released and distributed along the hair shaft.



  • Hair is maintained, healthy, shiny and glossy, thus preventing dull-looking hair and split-ends.



  • Pure bristles should not be used on wet hair as the bristles will not penetrate effectively.



  • Some brushes have additional pins made of nylon to fully penetrate the hair and massage the scalp.



  • There is no difference between the different colours of bristle – a question of personal taste, but often blonds and light coloured hair people prefer white bristle brushes


 Cleaning




  • Regularly remove loose hair from the tufts.



  • Be careful not to scrape the cleaner back and forth over the top of the tufts, as this can cause damage.



  • Wash occasionally using warm soapy water.



  • Never use ammonia or harsh detergents.



  • Submerge only the tufts and not the wooden base and “jiggle” the brush to clean.



  • Rinse in cold water and flick off surplus water, thereafter gently wiping dry with a clean towel.



  • Allow to dry naturally with bristles facing down, away from sunlight, radiators, hairdryers and any natural heat.


Purplle.com has a range of hairbrushes you can choose from. This information has been provided by experts from Kent Hair Brushes.

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