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Which hairbrush suits me: wild boar bristles, plastic or wood?

Posted by Julian Dietrich on
Welche Haarbürste passt zu mir: Wildschweinborsten, Kunststoff oder Holz?

When it comes to finding the right hairbrush, we often find ourselves in a tangle of products where the question arises: " Which one suits me?"

A boar bristle brush, a plastic brush or would you prefer one made of wood?

Hairbrushes for healthy and shiny hair

Let's leave styling brushes out of the way. At the end of the day a hairbrush to untangle but our hair and pluck not chirp & and miss us the desired seat. In the best case, it should still be gentle and take care of our head of hair .

Fairly clear ideas, but not that easy to find. This post is intended to shed some light on the dark and help you choose the right hairbrush.

Boar bristle brush, plastic brush or wooden brush?
Get into the ring!

Features boar bristle brush

As the name suggests, the wild boar bristle brush is a hairbrush in which the brushes are made from wild boar bristles.

The brushes differ among other things in their brush bodies. Some are made of plastic and have, in addition to the boar bristles, integrated nylon bristles. These are usually used to get a certain strength in the bristles.

Other wild boar bristle brushes are in turn set in brush bodies made of natural wood and thus represent a real natural product.

But what can it actually do?

The boar bristle brush is truly a miracle brush. Their bristles have a similar surface structure to our human hair and are therefore gentle to use. - No pulling or pulling of the hair.

The boar bristles are particularly characterized by the fact that they absorb the natural sebum (hair fat) and evenly distribute it to the tips of the hair when brushed through. This means that our dandruff layer is gently smoothed - goodbye to brittle hair - hello to natural shine!

In addition, wild boar bristle brushes are naturally antistatic .

So no more electric hair flying in all directions ...

Another positive aspect is that the boar bristles are collected as a by-product. This means that the boars are not killed for their bristles. This is where the sustainable and efficient idea comes into play.

One disadvantage is that cleaning the boar bristle brush is more time-consuming than cleaning other hairbrushes. Similar to our hair, it also has to be freed from dirt regularly so that it can work its miracles.

With regular use you have 5 advantages of the wild boar bristle brush that builds up and cares for your head of hair sustainably.

Features plastic hairbrush

There are a variety of plastic brushes that are particularly well suited as styling brushes. Plastic is known to be very resistant. It is also particularly suitable for detangling the hair , provided it is made of soft synthetic material.

Plastic hairbrushes are also great for combing conditioner into wet hair and are also easy to clean .

The disadvantage of a plastic brush is that it electrifies the hair when it is combed through and thus counteracts the taming of the hair. The hair flies in all directions, just not to the hairstyle that we had hoped for.

In addition, from an environmental point of view, it is not a sustainable product and, once mucked out, contributes to more plastic waste.

Properties wooden brush

Wooden brushes are also to be subordinated to the category natural hair brushes. Its natural, round bristles massage the scalp gently and stimulate blood circulation in the scalp .

When choosing a wooden brush, it is important to have a good cut and the quality of the wood . The ends of the bristles should be sanded soft and round, otherwise the hair can be injured. Brittle wood can break your hair and cause unwanted damage.

As a rule, the wooden bristles are anchored in a pneumatic rubber cushion. These ensure that the bristles can nestle evenly against the scalp and thus brush extensively. Unfortunately, this rules out the 100% naturalness of the brush.


The different types of hairbrushes each have their advantages and disadvantages in use. When choosing the brush, look at the quality of the material. In case of doubt, cheap products can leave injuries and damage to the hair.

If natural and gentle hair care is important to you, the wild boar bristle brush and the wooden brush are in good hands. Wild boar bristle brushes also have the advantage that they repair the hair in the long term and provide a natural shine.

In terms of sustainability, these brushes do their part to reduce plastic waste and, with regular use, ensure healthier and stronger hair growth.

A plastic brush is more recommended for styling , as it is resistant, but its nature charges the hair electrically and only fulfills its purpose when exposed to heat.

Different brushes, with different focuses. However, if you only had to choose one brush, for example to go on a trip, then I would definitely pack my boar bristle brush! With this brush I not only untangle my hair, but also care for and repair it sustainably. Anyone who can enjoy a boar bristle brush will find it difficult to do without it, but see for yourself.

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