Boar bristle brushes can be much more effective for “No Poo” hair care regimens than their nylon cousins. Boar hairs are similar to the texture of fine-to-medium human hair. This makes them excellent for natural conditioning, cleaning and styling.
Unlike those on traditional brushes, soft boar bristles are fewer in number. They are also more densely packed. This arrangement gives “No Poo Method” practitioners a few advantages. Each one not only eliminates excess build-up but also promotes overall hair health:
Pre-dating shampoo, the boar bristle brush is a centuries-old tool built for perfect "No Poo" maintenance. However, there are few things to consider for the best results.
These hairbrushes come in a variety of sizes and levels of stiffness. Be sure to find a style that suits your individual needs.
Since natural bristles are less rigid than nylon, detangling can create more knots. Therefore, "No Poo" hair should only be detangled using fingers, a wide-tooth comb or a wooden bristle paddle brush.
Note that boar hair can also introduce more static during styling. To eliminate such issues, gently scrunch or pat the hair until the static decreases.