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How do I clean my boar bristle brush?

Posted by Julian Dietrich on
Wie reinige ich meine Wildschweinborstenbürste?

In this post you will find out Tried and tested instructions on how to clean your boar bristle brush thoroughly and gently .

When it comes to cleaning your boar bristle brush, one thing is particularly important: First of all proper understanding of their bristles to have.

Once you understand that wild boar bristles have a human-like hair structure, it helps immensely in the intuitive use of the natural hairbrush.

Cleaning the boar bristle brush

1. Remove hair from the brush

The first step is that Remove loose hair from the brush . It's easy to do by runs the comb over the bristles and so loosens the anchored hair from the brush. A few times in all directions also helps to free stubborn hair. At the end you can always remove the last hairs by hand to achieve a perfect result.

This works best with a small-pronged comb. This picks up the hair simply and thoroughly.

There are also brush cleaners specially designed for boar bristle brushes, but these are not absolutely necessary to remove hair from the brush.

Personally, I prefer the comb version, as it supports the multifunctional idea of the brush and I don't have to take any extra "tools" with me.

Besides, one has in doubt lying around a comb at home and you don't have to buy one especially for brush cleaning. Sometimes sustainability simply means thinking practically.

Usually you should remove the hair from the bristles every week so that the wild boar bristles are exposed every time and can develop an effect. Of course, that depends on the length of your hair and how often you stroke your hair with the hairbrush.

Wet clean boar bristles

A Wild boar bristle brush should be thoroughly cleaned every two to three weeks so that it is freed from grease residues, dust and other soiling.

As already said, the boar bristles are like human hair scales. This is where impurities accumulate and that requires thorough "Hairbrush washing", to the Brush to remove dirt .

It is best to do the cleaning directly over a sink.

Shampoo in wild boar bristles

The first step is to take shampoo or soap and apply it to the bristles .

Then rub it into the bristles with your fingers . It is best to turn the brush head down as it can splash a little.

Over time you develop a feeling for it. Again, a little reminder: just think it's your hair. Then you get a better feel for the pressure and movement.

Rinse the bristles

One way to rinse out the bristles is to hold the boar bristle brush vertically under running, warm water . This prevents water from running into the bristle anchorage unnecessarily.

Don't worry, even if that happens, it doesn't matter. If in doubt, it just takes longer to dry.

Another alternative is to fill the sink with warm water and move the brush back and forth a little, with the bristles pointing downwards.

Both tried and tested methods that can also be combined by first dipping them into the sink and then showering under the water jet.

If you decide to buy a boar bristle brush with a sustainable wooden brush body, pay attention to the quality of the wood.

Even if the brushes are usually well sealed, choosing good wood has a lasting effect.

Tip: Maple and Kebony wood are the most resistant to water.

Dry boar bristles

Finally, put the boar bristle brush, bristles down, on a towel to dry . This will allow excess water to flow away and the brush to dry faster.

Those who care for their wild boar bristle brush with a lot of devotion and love will get this attention in equal parts in the form of healthy and shiny hair ...

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