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Why Boar Bristle Brushes are Ideal for BeardsBoar bristles are a lot better for hair than grooming tools made from plastic or other synthetic materials. It feels a lot like human hair so it will be more comfortable to use and will be gentler on the beard hairs and the skin. Because they are so gentle they can actually help tame any stubborn hair strands. Whether used with or without styling products, these brushes are known for their ability to help groom stubborn hairs.
Interesting Benefits of Boar Bristle Brushes
- They Work as Conditioners Yes, you read right. Even without any product just using a boar bristle brush in your beard can condition your hair. The reason is that the boar hair will still contain trace amounts of sebum, which means they are naturally conditioning your hair. If you try this for a couple of days you will notice the difference in your hair; the way it looks and the way it feels. Gradually, your hair will get shinier.
- They are Painless If you don’t enjoy running a hard brush through your hair, you may want to forego growing a beard. But that is only if you are not using a boar bristle brush. These brushes cause little to no agitation and because they are so gentle, they will not cause breakage.
- They are All in One If you are just starting out with a beard, no need to go out and purchase all the beard oils and balms. You can start out with just the boar bristle brush. It will act as a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer. So it really is an all-in-one tool for boosting beard growth. They will promote better blood circulation without irritating your skin. This blood circulation can cause better beard growth to promote a fuller beard.
- They are for Everyone Whether you have a smooth beard, a wiry beard, a dry or oily beard, boar bristle brushes are ideal for you.
- They Help Fight Ingrown Hair Ingrown hairs are a real challenge, especially for those with wiry or coarse beard hairs. A boar bristle brush will help to fight ingrown hairs by cleaning away any dead skin cells that may otherwise be left behind to clog the pores. It is important to remember to brush your hair down from the roots to the ends of the hair strands.
- They are Ideal for Grooming the Most Neglected Beard Hairs Smaller beard hair may not get groomed by your regular brush. These brushes have fewer bristles and as such, shorter hairs might be out of reach. With hundreds of bristles close together in a boar bristle brush, you can get even your baby facial hair groomed.
- They Help Your Beard Hair Grow Together in the Same Direction When you leave your beard untouched, the hairs can end up growing in all different directions. Our boar bristle brush can train your hairs so they grow in one direction. This can help the hairs to look uniform, stick together, and produce a healthier-looking and fuller beard.
Everything You Need To Know About A Boar’s Hair Beard Brush
Brushes made from boar hair are not new, they have been around for decades. They offer unmatched quality and many benefits. But why do they offer so many benefits? What sets them apart from other brushes?
It all comes down to the texture of the boar bristle. It is quite similar to human hair and has qualities similar to that of the hair growing out of your face. The bristles are strong enough to work through your hair while gentle enough so as not to aggravate the hair follicles and skin.
Time and time again, it has been proven that regular brushing of beard hair can help to increase blood flow to the hair follicles. With more blood flow, you get faster growth and healthier hair coming from those follicles. This process doesn’t work after just a couple of days. It will take some time, but with continued use, you will see the results you want for your beard hair.
When you brush your beard hair with a boar’s hair brush, you can break free any debris that may have caught in your beard or on your skin. If you use styling products in your beard regularly, the brush will help to remove any product buildup that may block your pores. This in turn helps to minimize ingrown hairs.
Boar Bristle Beard Brushes Work with All Hair Types
If you have an oily beard, a boar bristle brush can help by absorbing your natural sebaceous oils. The brush bristles then redistribute these oils to your hair making it look thicker, shinier, and healthier. This protects the hair strands from breaking.
If you have a dry beard, you can still benefit from a boar bristle brush. When you do use products in your hair, the brush will help to ensure that each strand of hair is properly coated. Even if your oil glands are slower at producing sebaceous oils, they still get trapped and just sit on your face. Your brush will help you get them out and onto the hair strands.
When your beard has a consistent amount of oil being used for moisturizing, you will find your hair looking and feeling healthier over time. You end up with fewer dead ends and an increased blood flow to the skin will help keep your beard hair growing out strong and healthy.
Our boar bristle brushes here at Badger Creek are 100% boar’s hair and 100% cruelty-free. They are just the right stiffness for your beard hair no matter what your hair type is.
How To Clean A Boar Bristle Beard Brush
Clean your boar bristle beard brush regularly so you can get the best results. The fact is that your brush will get dirty because it is collecting hair and maybe dandruff, skin cells, and more. To keep it in the best shape and to ensure the health of your beard is maintained, you have to clean your brush.
Your brush should not only be cleaned but should be oil as well. But you only want the oil on the bristles, not penetrating the wood, and you don’t want too much water getting into the wood either. So here is how to clean a boar bristle beard brush the right way.
- Brush out any hair, dirt, and debris. You can achieve this with a brush cleaner or you can use a comb. Get rid of all hair and any debris you can see within the bristles. A brush cleaner will get into the base of the bristles but you should be able to get the task done with a comb as well.
- Once you have dislodged all you can from the brush it is time to give it a rinse to get rid of any of the dirt that you just loosened. Take your brush under running water so the loose dirt can be washed away from the base of the bristles to the tips.
- Now it’s time to employ some soap. Use a mild soap or shampoo to thoroughly wash the bristles of your brush. Get in between with your fingers or the comb you used to dislodge debris so you can wash away any oils that are stuck on the bristles. When you are done, you will want to rinse the brush in the same fashion as above from base to the tips of the bristles allowing the water to run away from the wood.
- Now it’s time to dry your boar bristle beard brush. Wipe it down and turn the bristles down for it to air dry at room temperature. This is important, as you don’t want the wood to crack. We recommend allowing it to dry completely overnight and then oil the wood and bristles with a good food-grade oil.
And that is how to clean a boar bristle beard brush so you can enjoy caring for your beard for a long time. If you still have questions or you want more information, Badger Creek is here to help.