Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Can you use the InStyler on wet hair

The InStyler Rotating Iron was carefully designed for efficiency and safety. However, when using any product, basic safety precautions should always be taken. One of the first safety precautions should be to read the manual and follow the manufacture directions for use.

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Can you use the InStyler on wet hair
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The InStyler is not to be used on wet hair. Per manufacture instructions the manual states before using your InStyler, you should always start with clean and dry hair. Your hair is at it’s weakest when it’s wet and susceptible to damage therefore it's not recommended to style your hair when 100% wet. You should gently dry your hair using a soft cotton t-shirt or let your hair air dry naturally before you begin styling.

Click here to view the InStyler manual.

Use the InStyler on dry not wet hair

How does the InStyler work?

Does the InStyler burn you hair?

Before purchase please read the questions and answer section below. This will help you understand how to use the product and also when reading reviews you will have a better insight as to why some people did not achieve the desired results.
InStyler directions for wet hair

After reading the manufactures directions there are basic preparation that would be done prior to using the InStyler. I have found that by following these instructions you can get the best results possible. By not following the instructions you are less likely to achieve the desired results.

Instyler wet hair and preparation for all hair types

  1. First your hair should be dry. Your hair should also be first detangled with a brush or comb and all sections should be combed for optimum results and brightness.
  2. The hair section to be styled should not be wider than the InStyler barrel length. For any style you want to achieve, we recommend starting with 1 to 3 inch sections at a time.
  3. Style your under layers of hair first. After under layers are completed, style your top layers.
  4. With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality styling product, but we do not recommend using any oil - based products with your InStyler.
  5. Before using your InStyler, you can use your favorite light styling spray on each hair section.
  6. Go forward slowly. The most important lesson is to slowly glide the InStyler. Don't worry if you see "steam" coming out of your hair when using InStyler. This doesn't damage your hair, it just evaporates from the shaft of the hair.

How to section hair for use with the Instyler

  1. It is important to know how to properly section the hair you want to style in order to achieve the style you want.
  2. Clip your top layers of hair first with longer hair and start by cutting and styling your bottom layers of hair.
  3. Do not use your fingers to collect a section of hair for best results. A much "cleaner" section can be collected with a sectioning comb.
  4. Start with sections of 1 to 3 inches working on each side of the head to the neck nape.
  5. Grab the InStyler firmly but not too tightly when styling hair. Let the hair glide. Let the InStyler work.
Features InStyler Rotating Brush Features
1 Double Negative Ions N
2 Helps Hair Grow
3 Polishes Hair-shaft Y
4 Creates a Natural Shine Y
5 Less Static Y
6 Warranty Y
7 Styling Y
8 Easy To Use & Travel Friendly Y
9 Good for Blow-Outs
10 Maximum Penetration
11 Advanced technology Y
12 360 Rotating Handle Y
13 Auto Off Y
14 Temperature Lock Function N
15 110-240V N
16 Heat Settings 3 Heat Settings
17 LCD Display N
18 Fast Start Up 30 second
19 Glove N
20 Ceramic Heater Available

InStyler heat settings

Questions frequently asked

Question: Compared to my flat iron, how do I use InStyler?

Answer: The technique is similar. Put your hair in the InStyler, close the product on your hair and slowly move your hair down. That's where the similarity ends. The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with your InStyler you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.

Question: When I use my InStyler, my hair comes out frizzy. What's wrong?

Answer: Go slowly. It helps to dry your hair as well as possible, comb and detangel it. Place the InStyler so that the barrel rotates with your hair direction. Also, remember to put as little tension on the barrel as possible. This will help to minimize frizz.

Question: It seems that my InStyler doesn't work on my hair. What's wrong?

Answer: When styling with your InStyler, it is very important to go slowly. You'll find that your styles are more likely to be achieved by working slowly and not pulling your InStyler quickly through your hair.

Question: Does the InStyler work on African American natural hair

Answer: Definitely. If your hair is combed and detangled first, you will get the best results. The InStyler is a great tool for Afro American hair because it doesn't leave crease marks such as flat iron, and the polishing barrel and bristles leave the hair shiny and beautiful. If properly used, the InStyler is safe for any type of hair.

Question: Should I first dry my hair before I use the InStyler?

Answer: Before using your InStyler, you should dry your hair completely. If you start with completely dried hair, the style will hold better and longer. Moist hair takes longer to style and does not hold both style and dry hair.

Question: Can I use my InStyler before or after using the styling product?

Answer: With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality product, although no oil-based products are recommended. Before you style, a professional thermal lotion can be applied to the hair, and any professional firm-up or styling spray can be applied before and after styling.

Question: The InStyler doesn't seem to work for me. Did I make a mistake?

Answer: If your ends are not styling, you can let the InStyler linger a little bit longer on the ends to hold the style. The ends of the hair are the driest part of the hair, and are a bit harder to style for some. It helps to use a good conditioner, especially on the ends to help infuse moisture. If you have split ends they will come out looking frizzy.

Question: I see smoke from my hair! Is my hair burning?

Answer: No, no, no! The InStyler doesn't burn your hair. What you see is the evaporating steam from your hair. This is only a conditioner or product built up and is completely safe and normal.

Question: Can I use my InStyler with real human hair extensions?

Answer: Yeah. Make sure you start with your InStyler below where your natural hair is attached. Do not pull the InStyler with any pressure, as if you are not careful, you can pull out your extensions. Never use any synthetic hair extensions with your InStyler.

Question: The InStyler can be used as a curling iron?

Answer: Definitely! You can make great curls just by wrapping your hair around the heated rotating polishing barrel and closing the InStyler!

Question: The heated barrel is rotating. Can my hair get entangled?

Answer: The rotating heated polishing barrel surface is completely smooth, so your hair is not tangled.

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InStyler heat settings diagram
InStyler Hot Air Heat Settings
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

What Is An Instyler

By now everyone surly has heard of most all the hair tools on the market today. Or at least know of most of the major brands and what they have available. These are all great tools that allow you to style your hair providing you with the style to fit your occasion. Just like makeup or a dress your hair style also is a vital part of your image. You definitely do not want to look outdated. But with the help of the Instyler you can create your gorgeous look with ease.

What Is An Instyler? The Instyler is a hair styling tool that is used to straighten, polish and style hair. The secret of this Instyler iron lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, and four rows of precision aligned bristles. The ceramic coating over the Instyler makes it damage free to hair.

The Instyler is a new hair styling tool for straightening, polishing and styling hair. It includes a heated rotating cylinder and four brush bristles. Each hair strand is individually polished by this new rotating design. I am not too sure about the polishing part. I am guessing the rotating head rubs against the hair strands and thus polishes each strand.

It's neither a brush nor a flat iron, but more of a rotating hot iron that helps you to quickly style and straighten hair. This Instyler secret is in its heated rotating cylinder and it's four rows of precision aligned bristles. It has three settings of temperature that can be adjusted as necessary. A good rule of thumb is to start with the lowest setting first.

What is an InStyler and what it isn't

The big difference is that a flat iron is going to flatten your hair by pressing it against a heat source. The heat source is usually two plates that can get very hot. Your hair is then baked into place. This process subjects your hair to direct very hot heat which in some cases can damage your hair. The big advantage with the Instyler is that is uses a rotating head that heats up. Although it uses heat your hair is not pressed by tow flat irons and subjected to high heat. The rotating head is constantly moving so in theory it does the same job but better and faster and with less stress to your hair. The heated rotating barrel spins at more than 100 revolutions per minute is the secret on hoe this tool really works. In addition the Instyler is also great for adding curls in addition to straightening your hair. Also you can do flips and waves. This is something a flat iron can never do.

How does an Instyler work

Like mentioned above the basic design and secret of an Instyler is in the rotating head. It contains a rotating heated cylinder with multiple heat options and setting for different types of hair. MAX PRIME Blowout Revolving Styler offers the added advantage of 2-way barrel rotation and up to 4 heat settings up to 425F for maximum control. For example thin, medium and thick hair styling is no problem. The heated rotating cylinder smooth and flattens hair. There is two rows of bristles that work to separate the hair strands while the cylinder head does the straightening. The rotating cylinder head uses mush less heat to do the job therefore is better for your hair.

Instyler uses

The Instyler is a very versatile hair styling tool. The rotating head gives a full body look to your hair. It also proved lift with a more bouncy feel. It of course does a great job at straightening hair. I guess the biggest benefit is that it can do all this in a shorter period of time. Which if you are pressed for time is a good thing. Who isn't press for time in the mornings, right? Most people who use an Instyler are able to add incredible volume to their hair. The manufacture write-up also say it creates shine. I am not sure about that one or how that is possible. I'll just have to take their word for that. In most cases the results created by using an Instyler lasts all day long. The Instyler has two different barrel lengths. The smaller one is typically used to curl or straighten shorter hair. The longer one is typically used to curl, straighten and give volume to longer hair.

How to add volume using the Instyler

The best way to achieve maximum hair volume is to start with clean dry hair. Brush your hair first to remove any tangles and then if you have long hair section your hair into 1-2 inch pieces. Then make sure to always start with the under layers first.

What is an Instyler conclusion and wrap-up

The techniques for styling both long hair and short hair are basically the same except with shorter hair sectioning is not needed. For styling bangs you would make sure the brush is worked away from your face. You do not want any of the heat to be directed at your face.

The Instyler is great for thinning hair because it can add a lot of volume. Just use the same technique as described above and use a touch of spray to hold in place if needed.

The Instyler has become a popular tool for hair styling. Now days it's the go-to tool for straightening hair. It can be used on curly wavy, straight, fine or coarse hair of all types. It's extremely versatile and worth spending money on to get your style quicker and easier than other traditional tools.

Position the brush so the rotating barrel side is closest to your roots. The barrel is placed underneath the sectioned hair. Then it's just a matter of closing the clamp to activate the barrel rotation and then slowly work the brush down to your hair ends. We love everything about the brush. We recommend always start with dry hair. Blow dry your hair first using a comb or vent brush as usual. Then finish off with the roller to get your preferred style.

To straighten my hair, I need a lot of heat. The InStyler will get hot enough

We have heard this question asked a lot, and you can add it to the old column of "myths of hair styling" You don't need much heat to straighten and style your hair with the InStyler. The unique design of the InStyler allows you to use less heat than usual and still get better results than with a flat iron or other hot tool. It's a completely new way to think about your hair and heat. To get the results you want, you don't need extreme heat. The InStyler has three different temperature settings if you decide you want more heat.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Does the InStyler Burn Your Hair

The Instyler is a very popular hair styling tool. And the Max 2-way is the most advanced brush the company sells. There are thousands sold online and in stores and the majority of them have good reviews. But with every product there are Pros and Cons. I have yet to find a perfect product. So let's dive in.

Does the InStyler Burn Your Hair
Does the InStyler burn your hair? The Instyler uses a rotating barrel that does not burn your hair. The rotating InStyler is preferred by most people over traditional flat irons for straightening hair because the rotating barrel  delivers powerful heat without trapping the hair between two hot plates. This leaves hair soft, silky and healthy feeling. The InStyler adds shine, gives lift, curls and adds volume to your hair.

InStyler Features That Do Not Burn Your Hair

What I like is the InStyler has a 30 second rapid heat-up mode where the brush heats up quickly for use. Plus the brush also has an automatic safety shut off. This is perfect when you are in a rush in the mornings and need to get to work on your hair quickly. One of the most aggravated feelings is having to wait around on your hair straightener brush to heat up.

Features InStyler Rotating Brush Features
1 Double Negative Ions N
2 Helps Hair Grow
3 Polishes Hair-shaft Y
4 Creates a Natural Shine Y
5 Less Static Y
6 Warranty Y
7 Styling Y
8 Easy To Use & Travel Friendly Y
9 Good for Blow-Outs
10 Maximum Penetration
11 Advanced technology Y
12 360 Rotating Handle Y
13 Auto Off Y
14 Temperature Lock Function N
15 110-240V N
16 Heat Settings 3 Heat Settings
17 LCD Display N
18 Fast Start Up 30 second
19 Glove N
20 Ceramic Heater Available

To control the heat there are multiple heat settings for fine, medium and thick or coarse hair. These setting are used to control the heat. According to the manufacture the MAX is able to maintain a consistent high heat of 425°F for maximum speed and styling efficiency.

Hey did you know one of the most popular questions regarding the use of the InStyler is can you use it on wet hair. Read my article to find out: Can you use the InStyler on wet hair? After you read the article have some fun and take the InStyler quiz at the end of the article.

According the the manufacture's manual at the time of this writing here are the heat settings:

  • High 3 bars 196C for thick coarse hair
  • Med 2 bars 157C for thin to medium-textured hair
  • Low 1 bar for fine, thin hair
  • Off is no bars 
The LED indicator lights will flash while reaching the heat setting and one the temperature has been reached the LED will stay lit.

My article called: InStyler heat settings is a must read. In this article I go in depth on difference temperatures and what you need to know to get that perfect hair style regardless of your hair type. After reading your hair will love you for it.

Features That Prevents The InStyler From Burning Your Hair

For an in-depth review on how to use the InStyler read my article on this site called: How to use an InStyler. In this article I'll tell you what not to do ans some shocking secrets, well maybe not that shocking but some very good tips on how to get the best results using the InStyler.

Did you know there are many types of InStylers? There are several models available and all have different features and advantages. If you are interested in learning more about each model then you can read my article on this site called: InStyler rotating brush. My article will help you make sure you choose the right one for your style.

What do others say about the InStyler and burnt hair

Now with all that being said and if you use the brush according to the manufactures directions it should work just fine. I have gone through many web sites and have read many (hundreds of) reviews on this product and the majority of the reviews are good with no mention of the straightener burning your hair with proper use.

I have read some reviews where people are experiencing problems with the product but none that I found about burning your hair. I am guessing there would have to be some kind of major defect with the product for it to burn your hair. Or there would be gross neglect and the person was not following the manufacture directions. After reading the reviews I have a high confidence factor that the product will perform as advertised.

If you are skeptical you can always test the product before actual use on your own hair. One way is to test the actual temperature by using a non-contact digital laser infrared thermometer temperature gun. They usually run less than $20 at the time of this writing. You will need to make sure your temperature gun is capable of at least detecting 425°F. Let the bush heat up and then take it's temperature.

NOTE: I would not recommend taking off the protection cage while using the brush. And I would not recommend using this product on wet hair. I would not use the product on any kind of synthetic hair extensions. Read the manufacturers directions and manual before using the product.

NOTE: "It is important to keep your InStyler clean, as hair product build-up can accumulate on the barrel and bristles. With the unit unplugged, wipe the outside surface only with a lightly damp cloth. Bristles can be lightly scrubbed if necessary. Make sure the InStyler is completely dry before plugging into any power source".

Hair not as straight as it could be but not damaged

There are some reviews I read where people said after use their hair was not as straight as they had hoped for. That using other products they got better results. Particularly the GHD product was mentioned. Their hair was straighter and it lasted longer. Using the product gave good lift and bounce but it could not beat a flattening iron.

Other reviews complained about hair taking on curls. The product just did not create a long lasting curl. The curl created was more of a weak curl than a real curl. Even after using spray to set the curl in place it did not last. These reviews were few and far between. The most common review was its worth every penny and they are not going back to a flat iron. I do not doubt the less than stellar reviews. It just  may be due to their particular hair or the way they are using the product it's not optimal for them. And like I said at the beginning of this article I have never yet seen a perfect product.

NOTE: According to the manual it specifically says "Thick or Coarse - Set your InStyler at the highest heat setting and style as desired. With coarse hair, 2 to 3 passes with the InStyler should be enough to set your style. Don’t rush! Remember to Take your time and move slowly through the hair".

Pros and Cons found on the InStyler

  1. Heats up fast and is ready to use fairly quickly. This is great for in the morning when you are in a rush to head out the door. 
  2. Does not damage your hair. A flat iron if not use correctly can easily damage your hair. You can get that fried hair smell quickly if you are not paying attention. The InStyler is much safer and treats your hair much better.
  3. The majority of people say it smooths out their hair quickly and does a great job.
  4. Add lift and great volume to your hair.
  1. Curls do not last as long as anticipated. People mentioned there were better tools to create a longer lasting curl.
  2. Fairly expensive product as compared to other products on the market. 
  3. Does not give you that pin straight hair. Even with multiple passes pin straight hair was not obtainable.
  4. For those having longer hair it takes a long time to work through the hair.
In my opinion after research the cons mentioned above are subjective and would depend on your particular hair type and desired style.

Conclusion and closing thoughts on the InStyler burning hair

After doing a lot on online digging and research my conclusion is that I would recommend the product. I am not denying there are people out there where this product does not work out 100% for them. But they seem to be a small percentage. The majority of people using this product are going to be happy with their purchase. None say that the product burned their hair. Some reviewers said they need at least 2 pass before they got the desired results. The majority of the reviews say it took their curly and frizzy hair and by using the InStyler and it made their hair look controlled and beautiful.  My final thought on the product is I would recommend its purchase and would definitely make sure not use it on wet hair.

Hot brushes are great time saving tools. But some are better than others and there are features you will want to have. What are the most important features? I analyzed the top brands and documented my findings. You can find my articles here: "Hot Brushes".


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What is a Boar Bristle Brush Used For (with video)

Boar bristle brushes have been around for a long time. They have always been noted for creating shiny, healthy hair without the use of styling products. As you well may know there are many well known famous actress that have used a boar bristle brush to obtain their glamorous wavy hairstyles. For example Lauren Bacall, she inspired women to get those brilliant, bouncy curls. What is not to love about Bacall’s signature wavy hair or those vintage bouffant hairstyles

What is a Boar Bristle Brush Used For? The boar bristle's unique structure carries the oil your scalp creates from the roots to the end of your hair every time you brush. A boar bristle brush repairs dry hair and adds lustrous brightness by coating each hair strand with a small amount of natural oil.

When, Why & How To Use a Boar Bristle Brush

Boar bristles are used for conditioning hair naturally

After using a boar bristle brush one of the most remarkable improvements I have seen is in hair texture. Hair seems to have a more bouncy lustrous feel. It adds more bounce, volume and shine. And for curly hair it seems to condition the curl as to make it not as tightly curled. In addition, there seems to be a noticeable and significant decrease in hair frizz. I believe this is due to the natural oils being distributed along the entire length of the hair shaft every time you brush.

Another big benefit of using a boar bristle brush is that most likely you will save money on styling products. I would not recommend using a lot of styling products with a boars brush. Most styling products will just junk up the brush making it harder to move through your hair or requiring you to clean your brush more often. In most cases they just clog up the bristles.

I have found that if you must use a conditioner or styling product is to use few drops of pure macadamia oil. Put a few drops in the palm of your hand and rub gently into your hair. Then wash your hands and start brushing. By doing this on a frequent basis you will then need to clean your brush more often than normal. I believe there are benefits of using natural products like macadamia oil and other hydrating oils. Another one of my favorites is Argan oil.

The oil comes from the macadamia tree in which produces the highest percentage of monounsaturates when compared to both olive and canola oils. It also contains vitamin A1, B1, B2, niacin and other essential elements such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.

I am not sure if you hair actually need all that but I am guessing it would not hurt. It typically has an shelf life of about one to two years if not refrigerated. I am guessing most over the counter products have extra ingredients added to extend the shelve life. When talking about pure macadamia oil with no additives its shelved life would be much less.

Use and benefits of using a boar brush

  1. Stimulates the scalp
  2. Reduces that frizzy look
  3. Cleans your hair thus reduces the need to wash as frequently
  4. Reduces the need for styling products
  5. Naturally conditions the hair shaft
  6. Seems to improves hair bounce or hair texture
Using a good boars brush can help you maintain a healthy clean head of hair and may even reduce the need for frequent washing. Typically people brushing one in the morning and once in the evening can get away by only washing once a week. This of course is highly dependent on your personal situation. I would say washing once a week is on the extreme end for most people. Most people would fall into the twice a week category.

Now if you are using styling products then your frequency of washing is most liking going to increase due to the buildup of product in your hair. This also depends on your hair type and whether you have tick or thinning hair. Most people with thinning hair may not need to wash as frequently as someone who has naturally thick hair.

When using a boar bristle brush you may experience more frizz or static build up. This is because the bristles are separating your hair and causing static electricity. You hair may even actually poof up or you may experience hair that seems like its floating or suspended in mid air. To tame this you may want to use some conditioner or natural oil. A few sprays or drops of oil usually eliminate the "hair poofs".

Most really good boar bristles brushes will general last a long time, may even last a lifetime with proper care. Most brushes are going to cost more than typical nylon brushes. A wooden handle bush is a nice touch but when looking for a brush the most important feature is you want the handle to fit your hand. If the brush has too short of a handle then you lose control. This also puts more strain on your wrist.

Look for a brush for your type of hair. Not all brushes will work great for all types of hair. Depending on your hair type you may need a different type of brush.

Boar bristle brushes come with a mixture of boar and nylon. These brushes are just as good but depend on your hair and specifics.

If you are a man you might be interested in watching these videos on a: Fendrihan Boar Brush or a Zeus Boar Brush or how clean a Zilberhaar beard brush

Click here to find out know how to clean your boar brush.

Boar brushes are best used for hair types

Generally speaking if you have thick dense hair you are going to want a brush that can penetrate deeper. These types of brushes have less bristles or either density of the bristles is less. These brushes have nylon bristles in addition to boar's bristles. The nylon bristles are usually longer and penetrates to the scalp. The shorter boar bristles then distribute the natural oils thought your hair. For people with thick hair this generally works the best.

For people who have thinner hair a regular boar bush seems to work the best. The bristles can penetrate to the scalp and with each brush stroke distribute oils along the shaft. These brushes will do a better job at distributing oils than the nylon mix brushes. The biggest drawback is it may produce more static and frizz. Most people using a pure boars brush use a little oil to tame the fizz.

How to use a boar bristle brush

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  • Avoid brushing wet hair with a boar bristle. Because it can cause damage to your hair or hair breakage and does not properly distribute the natural oils in your hair when wet. You aim is always to protect your hair, right?
  • Do not use a boar bristle brush to detangle hair. Detangle your hair gently first with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Start at the root of the hair with every brush stroke and work all the way down to the tip.
  • Always first, start by brushing the back of the hair by bending over. Then brush the hairline to your tips. Section off the top half of your hair so you can brush from the crown of your head down to the tips.
  • Clip and section your hair as necessary. Always work in sections so your brush can penetrate through your hair.

Brush use conclusion

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I hope this article was helpful and provided you with valuable information regarding boar bristles brushes. Not all brushes are created equal and not all people have the same hair type. By knowing the different types of brushes and your specific hair type you can then match your hair with the perfect brush to get the maximum benefit. After regular use you will be able to get those glamorous, brilliant, bouncy curls just like Lauren Bacall.

References: Samvilla

Monday, April 22, 2019

Best Boar Bristle Brush

Best Boar Bristle Brush - HairBrushy

Best boar bristle brush Boar bristles redistribute the scalp's natural oils to the end of the hair tips, which add brightness to the hair. A good boar bristle brush when brushing your hair takes essential sebum oils produced by your scalp and moves it along your hair shaft. Sebum is simply a protective oil your hair needs. When we use shampoo it gets washed away. For thin, fine and normal hair, natural pure boar bristle brush is best. If you have long hair, you have to brush in sections to get the desired result. Boar bristles comes in stiff and soft bristles. Stiff bristles have more penetration and are good for thick hair. Soft boar bristles are better suited for thin hair and have less penetration.

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Let's talk about some of the best boar brushes on the market. The line-up of brushes below are all really pretty good. So with that being said you really can't go wrong with any of them on my list. Some of the brushes I had to get really picky to find a Con.

Have you ever ask the question is boar brushes are vegan? Well if you want to know read my article called: Are boar bristles brushes vegan? In this article I answer the question plus give you some of my top pick for vegan brushes.

Plus if you were interested in vegan products you may also be interested in cruelty free products. If so, then you should read my article called: Are boar bristles brushes cruelty free? In this article I go over advantages of cruelty free brushes and give you my top picks.

So now I'm going to cut the chase and get straight to it. Here are my picks for the best of the best. The best round boar bush in my opinion is the Sam Villa Bamboo Boar Bristle Brush. This brush has a nice bamboo handle with an outstanding grip. The combination of boar and nylon bristles gives you the right amount of tension to style you hair perfectly every time. I can't say enough good things about this hairbrush.

A popular question people are asking is can you damage your hair using a boar brush. If you are interested in this topic then I would like to refer you to my outstanding article called: Do boar bristle brushes damage hair? In this article I answer this question plus 4 other popular questions on the topic of boar brushes and hair damage you will want to read.

The next one on my list is an oval boar brush made by Dovahia. This brush has a real nice solid wooden handle. Plus it comes with a very nice looking wooden comb. The comb can be used to help you clean the boar brush or used as a comb. For the price you get excellent craftsmanship and value.

Third on my list is the Mason Pearson oval boar brush. This brush comes in third only because of price. This is the Cadillac of brushes. Yes, it is expensive as compared to other brushes but the price is the only Con. Everything about the brush is superb. The premium rubber cushion flexes as your hair runs through the 100% boar bristles with no snags. Smooth as butter. The brush comes in different bristles so you will have to make sure you get the right one for your hair type. Generally, if you have thick hair you are going to want a stiffer bristle. If you have thin hair you are going to want a softer bristle. So before shelling out over $200 you should know what you are buying.

If you are a man and looking for the perfect boar brush or a women who is looking to purchase a boar brush for a man then you will want to read my article called: Boar bristles brushes for men made in Germany. In this article I review a whopping number of brushes, 18 boar brushes for men and give you my in-depth opinions.

Oval boar brushes are great for long hair but a little weak on the styling side. Using an oval boar brush you are going to be able to brush through short, medium and long hair with ease. It's going to give you that natural shine you have been looking for. But it's not going to be the best for adding curls, bounce and volume so that's why my first choice is a round brush. A round boar brush gives you a lot of versatility. You can easily add curls, add more volume to the top or even add a bouncing side curl. And it also adds shine because it's a has boar bristles. You really can't go wrong with a round boar brush.

Hey, don't forget to check out my article called: Are boar bristle brushes made from boars? This is a great question and you might be surprised what boar bristles are really made of and why it's recommend by so many stylist. Plus you will understand that not all boar bristles are created equal. Learn the differences.

You are going to want to have a styling brush, round boar brush and a brushing brush, oval boar brush. Both have unique features that perform differently. A round brush is going to allow to style your hair while the oval brush will give you shine and condition your hair when brushing. In addition you may want to have a few different sizes of round brushes, small, medium and large. This gives you control of the size of your curl and bounce.

There are a lot of brushes on the list that are good but they fall to pieces because of their plastic handles. Plastic handles generally comes in two flavors. A one piece handle and a two piece handle. And as you may have guessed a two piece plastic handle is going to break. Put a little tension on the handle and it usually snaps over time. A one piece usually does the same thing but takes a little longer. So the bottom line is I am not going to pay a bunch of money for a plastic handle boar brush.

Revlon and Wet Brush are fantastic brushes but the plastic handle kills it. If they had a nice wooden handle and upped the price a little to cover the cost they would be a fantastic boar brushes.

Best Boar Bristle Brushes Pros and Cons
Product Description Price Pros Cons
Revlon Perfect Style Maximum Shine Porcupine Round Brush $9.44 100% pure boar bristles Plastic handle
Wet Brush Shine Enhancer Hair Brush $9.99 Natural boar bristles Plastic handle
Boar Bristle Hair Brush by Dovahlia $22.99 Boar bristles and bamboo handle None – Excellent
Spornette DeVille Cushion Oval Boar Bristle Hair Brush (#342) $24.97 100% boar bristles with elegant wood handle Painted handle chips
Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Speed Hair Brush $26.50 Great brush available in 5 sizes Plastic handle
Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Supreme Paddle Boar Hair Brush $28.95 100% pure boar bristles Bristles may fall out
Sam Villa Bamboo Boar Bristle Round Brush $33.95 100% boar & tourmaline infused nylon bristles None – Excellent
Calcutta Wild Boar Bristle Hair Brush by Desert Breeze $36.50 100% pure boar bristles with Pear Wood Bristles may fall out
Drybar Full Pint Medium Round Ceramic Brush $40.00 Round Ceramic Brush Plastic handle
Calcutta Max Oval Boar Brush by Desert Breeze $68.50 100% pure boar bristles with Indian Rosewood Maybe too much penetration for thin hair
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Brush $72.00 All natural bristles May not be enough penetration for thick hair
Drybar Flat Mate Boar Bristle Brush $85.00 Boar and nylon blend Maybe too much penetration for thin hair
Mason Pearson Oval Boar Brush $240.00 Paddle style great for long hair Price

Top Pick

Sam Villa Bamboo Boar Bristle Oval Brush - $33.95

Best Boar Bristle Brush by SamVilla

  1. The Sam Villa bamboo boar brush comes in 3 sizes so make sure to get the right size for your hair style. The 3 sizes are Small, Medium and Large. Large is going to give you a bigger curl and a lot of bounce which is great for longer hair. The Small is going to give you a tighter curl which is great for shorter hair. A the Medium is going to be the best all-around brush. If you are not sure start with the Medium. If you have short hair go with the Small.
  2. What I love about the brush is the high quality. For the price you get a really good high quality brush that will last for years.
  3. I love the quality bamboo handle and the sure grip grip. Wooden handles are great because they generally outlast plastic ones. Sam Villa went the extra mile on this one and added a very nice rubber grip. Excellent design I would expect from a premium professional brush!
  4. This brush has a mixture of boar and nylon bristles. It gives your the best of both worlds in one brush. The Boar bristles distribute the hair’s natural oils, while the nylon bristles add volume and polish. This combination of bristles allows you to have the right amount of tension on your hair while styling. It grabs your hair and holds it while you apply heat from your hair dryer.
  5. This is a great styling brush.

Second Choice

Boar bristle hair brush by Dovahlia - $22.99

Boar bristle hair brush by Dovahlia
Boar bristle hair brush by Dovahlia

Excellent boar bristle hair brush set for women and men

  1. Dovahlia brush set includes a wood detangling comb. Detangle the hair first. Let the hair dry and after that start brushing.
  2. The Dovahlia brush can be used by both men and women for obtaining healthy and bright hair. Dovahlia Pure Boar Bristle brushes are good for men, women, and children.
  3. Regardless of the length of your hair, Dovahlia boar bristle brush will gently brush your hair.
  4. The brush handle is made of bamboo which creates a light brush that is easy to use every day and for travel.
  5. Dovahlia concluded after 2 years of market research that one hair brush can not satisfy all types of hair.
  6. When selecting a brush, you should take into account a few factors such as hair texture, density and elasticity.
  7. Different hair types therefore require different routines for hair care.

Best Hair Types

  • Pure Boar Bristle Brush - designed for thin, fine hair, that gently brushes your delicate hair.
  • Boar Bristle Hair Brush - with plastic pins and boar bristles for normal and thick hair, which easily penetrates through the hair and provides the benefits of boar bristles.
  • Dovahlia Comb - used by men, women and children. Perfect size to fit in a purse, pocket, or small bag. It will detangle, style and give your hair the look you want.

About Dovahlia

  • Dovahlia is a family owned small business in Austin, Texas. Every family member has a part in the company, from working closely with suppliers to checking the quality of products.
  • Before selling brushes to customers they inspect every product.
  • Dovahlia products were designed from a strong desire to incorporate natural personal care products in their own family daily routines.
  • Since 2015, they work closely with suppliers to provide high quality natural products.

Third Choice

Mason Pearson Boar Brush - $240.00

  1. The Mason Pearson boar brush comes in different sizes and different bristles. There is a Large brush, A Medium brush and what they call a Handy Brush which is a little smaller than the Medium size brush.
  2. In addition to different sizes they also come in different bristle configurations. The Boar bristle, the boar and nylon mix and the nylon only version. Each version has it's unique characteristics. The Pure Boar bristles is for folks who have fine to normal hair, with ‘Sensitive’ versions for very fine or thinning hair. The Boar and Nylon mix is for folks who have normal to thick hair. And the Nylon bristle only is for folks who have thick, harder to manage hair. Gentle versions available for very fine or thinning hair. Make sure you choose the right one that matches your hair type.

Here is what makes this one of the best boar bristles brushes on the market today 

  1. Take a close look at the hole where the bristles meet up with the face or head of the brush. As you will notice there is a nice smooth hole. On cheaper brushes this hole will be inconsistent and may even contain burs that can snag and snap your hair causing split-ends.
  2. So yea, you have to pay more but you get consistent quality. Order this brush 5 years from now and you'll get the same high quality boar brush.
  3. This is one important reason why I love this brush. This brush with proper care will last a lifetime.
  4. When you add up all the money you spend on hairdressers, salons, hair-care products the money you'll spend for this brush is really a drop in the bucket. It's a great value for high quality.

Best hair brushing tips

  • I recommend avoiding wet hair brushing because it can cause hair breakage.
  • Detangle hair with a wide-teeth comb. Boar bristle brushes are not for detangling.
  • Make sure that you brush from root to tip. First, bend the waist forward and flip over the hair. Start to brush from your neck's nape to the end of your hair. This spreads the sebum to the end of the hair.
  • Brush in sections. If you have long and full hair, sectioning your hair will help. You can clip a part of your hair and work each section separately.
  • Twice a day, brush. Before going to bed, we strongly recommend to brush 2 - 5 min. Each stroke should be the whole hair length.
  • Regularly clean your brush. To clean the bristles, you can a comb to remove the hair and wet cloth.

Good cleaning advice for boar bristle hair brushes 

  1. Prepare warm water in a jar with a little shampoo
  2. Use a wide - tooth wooden comb or your hand to remove hair from your brush.
  3. Place the brush with the water on the bristles. Don't completely submerge the brush in water. Let it soak for 10 minutes in water.
  4. Remove the brush from the container.
  5. To rinse the brush, change the water. To rinse, use cold water.
  6. Let the brush dry with the bristles on a clean towel. Run your fingers a couple of times across the bristles to flick off any excess water.
  7. Make sure the water on the handle is cleaned. Depending on the amount of water in the cushion part of the brush, it may take a few hours or all day to dry. 

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