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The Importance of Bristle
- Good quality Boar Bristles have a natural stiffness to brush through hair and yet âgiveâ as they âdrawâ through the hair.Â They are renowned for strength and resilience.
- Bristles are judged by their stiffness.Â When the hair is collected, the best quality and most expensive are the bristles found closest to the body.
- When viewed under a microscope, the length of the bristle looks very much like âfish scalesâ.
- 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.Â The scales along its length pick up pollutants, dust and grime.Â 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 oneâs 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 â a question of personal taste, but often blonds and light coloured hair people prefer white bristle brushes
- 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 âjiggleâ 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.
has a range of hairbrushes you can choose from. This information has been provided by experts from Kent Hair Brushes.