A Boar Hair Brush

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You need to get one of these

Make sure it is 100% boar hair. I use a DeVille 100% Boar Bristle Brush by Spornette and it is the best brush I have owned.  This one pictured here is mine.  They are really affordable and last for ages.  I have had mine for a few years now and still looks fantastic.

Choosing Your Brush

If you are going to choose another brush make sure that it fits in with the following; choose a hair brush with a wide face with as many bristles as possible.  Check the tips are yellowish brown and not the other way around.  You want the yellow bits on the outside, so they are soft against your scalp.

Stay away from a brush which has plastic bristles. If the bristles are made of plastic will be too smooth to massage and move the natural oil around your hair. Get plastic out of your life. It’s no good.

How to Clean Your Hair Brush

boar hair bristle brush, brushing my hair, brushing or combingAfter a few months of using my brush, I noticed that is was getting grey, dirty, clogged with hair and sad looking.

Cleaning your hairbrush is more obvious that you realise.

Your hairbrush is made of hair. So clean it like you clean your hair. I wash my brush more regularly now than I used to, trying to keep it as clean as it new.

Wash your hairbrush in the same way you wash your hair, with warm water and shampoo and conditioner.  I have a little bottle of shampoo that I just use to clean my hairbrush, as I find the Olive oil soap hard to lather in the bristles, but that’s just me.

Don’t let boys Touch Your Brush

Don’t let other people brush their hair with your hairbrush – Like toothbrushes. Your scalp produces oil and sebum that is right for your hair, not anyone else so try to keep hairbrushes in the house separate for each person.


by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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