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7 Reasons to Use a Natural Boar Bristle Hair Brush

7 Reasons to Use a Natural Boar Bristle Hair Brush

Natural boar bristles have been used in hair brushes since their invention. While brushes are no longer made out of ivory or bone, boar bristles have stood the test of time. And it’s no wonder. Natural boar bristles mimic our own hair, to keep the scalp healthy and hair looking beautiful.  

Mixing boar bristles with large-dipped nylon pins gives the brush strength to gently work through the messiest of tangles without pulling or tugging causing pain at the scalp. 

1. Distributing Natural Oils

Boar bristles, just like human hair, have tiny scales along the hair shaft which absorb your natural scalp oils (sebum) and move them down through the hair. By distributing the oil along the shaft, the ends of your hair are less likely to dry out and split. We even recommend occasionally taking a shower with your Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ brush, and brushing while shampooing to gently clean both your hair and the brush bristles.

2. Kinder on Sensitive Scalps

Boar bristles are natural so they’re much softer than the hard plastic or steel pins used in cheap brushes. Soft bristles cause less irritation and inflammation to the scalp, and because they're not made of plastic, they create little to no static electricity frizz! People who have sensitive scalps appreciate the difference a natural boar bristle brush makes. Children have sensitive scalps compared to adults so it’s important to use a natural bristle brush on their tender heads. 

3. Less Tugging and Pulling While Brushing

Synthetic bristle brushes can have very sharp ends which catch, pull and break the hair as you attempt to brush even the slightest tangles. 

Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ brushes were specially designed for kids and adults with sensitive scalps and sensory issues. The dual bristle technology of natural boar bristles and soft hand-dipped nylon pins means Scream-Free™ brushes can work through the toughest tangles and knots with ease and without the pulling that comes with inferior bristles. The Maxi Detangling Brush is designed for long, fine, curly or thick hair that may need detangling each morning and the Palm Flexi is your ultimate handbag travel brush for styling on the go, 

4. Improved Hair Health

Sebum, the natural oils produced by the glands on your scalp, helps moisturise each hair strand. Regular brushing helps the sebum move from the scalp to the ends of the hair to protect it from the elements. Moisturised hair is less likely to become brittle,  break or split at the ends.

It’s the microscopic scales on natural boar bristles that distributes the sebum to the ends of the hair, something synthetic brushes can’t do. Hair with natural moisture stays healthier and has more volume than hair that isn’t treated with its own oils. As an added benefit, naturally conditioned hair requires less frequent washing, which means you can speed up your morning routine!  

5. Less Frequent Hair Washing

With daily brushing, a boar bristle brush stops the build-up of the scalp’s natural oils around the crown of the head. Less oil build-up means your hair doesn’t have the greasy, lank look that comes with being overdue for washing. 

Hair washing can be a vicious circle. The more you wash your hair, the more often it needs washing. People who swap over to a boar bristle brush say they can wait an extra day or even three between washes. Less hair washing means fewer chemicals on your skin, less water usage, and more time during the morning rush. 

6. Sleeker Hair

No one likes frizzy hair. One of the main causes of frizz is a lack of moisture in the hair. Natural boar bristles help reduce dryness as it conditions the hair with every brush. The combination of nylon pins with the boar bristles gives the brush more grip for detangling frizzy tresses. Ugly Swan Scream-Free™ Brushes also cut down the static electricity so there are fewer flyaway hairs to deal with too. 

7. Save on Unnecessary Hair Products

With a quality natural boar bristle brush, you don’t need detangling sprays, leave-in conditioners and styling products to improve the look and feel of your hair. By working your scalps’ natural oils along the hair shaft, you’ll have your own natural perfectly pH balanced conditioner without the residue. Quality boar bristle brushes not only save you money on products but also save your skin from absorbing the nasty chemicals that can be in these products. 

So there you have it, seven reasons to make the switch to a natural boar bristle brush. With daily brushing, it won’t be long before you see the benefits of your Ugly Swan™ Scream-Free brush. 

Choose from several sizes and packs of Scream-Free™ Brushes to find the one that’s right for you and your family. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.  

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