The Science of Boar Bristles, and the Health of Your Hair
Boar bristles also help seal the cuticle of the hair by using the hairs most natural resource sebum. Each hair strand has a gland and in that gland is sebum – a natural conditioning oil. Blow drying with a boar bristle brush spreads it along the hair giving it natural shine and a healthy glow. The bristles also massage the scalp stimulating and bringing oxygen and blood flow to the roots. There is no breakage, because the bristles release hair easily. The wooden barrel of the brush doesn’t overheat because the wood absorbs the heat and the hair takes on less heat from the blow dryer.
Cork is the environmentally friendly renewable bark from a cork oak tree that grows primarily around the Mediterranean Sea. It is stripped from the tree every nine years without damage to the tree. Cork is light in weight and floats, soft but durable, expandable and flexible. It is moisture resistant yet allows some absorption. It insulates, isolates, absorbs sound and vibrations, and is anti-static. There is no other material – natural or man-made – that possesses all of these qualities. See: http://www.one-world-design.com/gallery_of_natural_building.asp
There is also no other material that has helped thousands of hair dressers blow dry hair. The soft pliable yet durable texture of cork gives comfort to the hands and wrists involved in blow drying hair. It is the most ergonomic design in a round brush ever. We also have all wood brushes that are designed ergonomically, for people who like all wood brushes.
Clean the Brushes
Remove all the hair or residue from the brush with a wide tooth comb or chop sticks. Dilute a sink full of warm water with a mild or natural shampoo. Fully immerse the brush or brushes for 5-10 minutes, rinse, blot with a clean dry towel and let air dry. Once dry, store and keep your brushes in a clean container. Cork functions better clean and so don’t worry about soaking your cork for a couple of minutes, it will perform that much better.
Replace the Brushes
Every brush has a life cycle. Depending on how often you blow dry hair, brushes should be replaced every 6 months to a year. Think of hair brushes as you would a tooth brush. Never use a hair brush on someone that you have used on someone else prior, only use clean brushes on each client.