|Expensive Hair Brushes Are They Worth The Extra Cost?|
Hairbrushes are a hair staple product that everyone owns at least one of. We often overlook them in terms of their value. Is there a difference between the affordable drugstore brush and the fancy Mason Pearson hairbrush?
Expensive hair brushes are well worth the extra price because they not only last longer, but are made with much better materials. High quality hair brushes have a higher polishing power resulting in a much better hairstyle. In addition, expensive hair brushes are made with one piece handles which do not break under pressure while styling. The bristles and all parts of the brush is polished and smoothed as not to cause the brush to rip or pull on your hair. These qualities make expensive brushes worth it.
Brush bristles are the backbone of all hairbrushes. Without them, there’s no brushing action. Higher-priced brushes are made to be heat resistant. A cheaper brush can do more harm than good in the long run.
The bristles burn and melt with the blow dryer’s heat. However, I must point out that the hot air from your blow-dryer should not be pointed at the brush bristles. This is a common mistake that is easily corrected by pointing the hot air at your hair directly behind the brush. As you move your brush, move your blow dryer in the following motion. This keeps the hot air from your blow dryer focused on your hair. This technique will keep your hairbrush from melting and will last much longer.
Low-quality bristles lack polishing power, resulting in a mediocre hairstyle. A brush like the Mason Pearson has become an old staple product because it’s dependable. With natural quality bristles, it makes your style look shiny and fabulous; the stylist says.
They make an expensive brush with better, higher quality materials that last longer. Most stylists will agree their expensive hairbrushes can last upwards of five years or more of heavy use. Most professional stylist will advise you not to cut corners to save a buck or two. I have seen cheaper brushes that are superb. Only to buy the same brush again thinking I am going to get a high-quality bargain hairbrush. Only to receive a brush with wood burs sticking out where the boar bristles were plugged into the wooden handle. The rough finish can easily snag your hair, causing split-ends. This is very common with cheaper brushes. Quality is not consistent. Sometimes you luck out and get a good one, but most of the time the lack of quality control will end up causing problems. That is why in the long run, if you do not want to fool around with sending the hairbrush back, just get a good one to begin with and save the hassles.
A well-crafted brush with boar bristles will grip your hair firmly and help polish the cuticle to a glossy, smooth finish. They also usually have a wooden handle made of sturdy wood, like olive. I have used many plastic handle brushes and I hate the two-piece plastic handles the most. They almost always break. When you are styling your hair, you need to apply tension to get the hair to conform to your style. The tension after a period can cause two-piece plastic handles to break. That is why I am a big fan of solid one piece wooden handles.
According to Meesh, Hair Product Analyst, “The root of the boar bristle is the densest and strongest part, which means a firmer grip. These bristles are called “first cut”. First cut boar bristles are always much firmer than “second cut”. Second cut is always softer. If you want maximum shine and you can stand a really stiff bristle, then get “first cut”. If you want a softer boar bristles brush, then get a second cut.”
It’s safe to conclude that spending a little more on a high-quality hairbrush you’ll use almost every day is well worth the money. Next time you need a hairbrush do your homework and of course, consult my list of high-quality hairbrushes. Your hair will thank you later.
|15 Boar Bristle Brushes By Price From Low To High|
|Brush Description||Recommendation And Use||Price|
|Spornette Deville 2 Inch Round Boar Bristle Hair Brush (#314)||100% boar bristles in a rubber cushion perfect for all hair types||Check Amazon|
|Spornette DeVille Cushion Oval Boar Bristle Hair Brush (#342)||100% boar bristles in a rubber cushion perfect for all hair types||Check Amazon|
|FHI Heat Stylus Blow Out Ceramic Boar Brush||Blend of anti-static coated nylon and boar bristles for blowouts for all hair types and textures||Check Amazon|
|Sam Villa Signature Series Styling Brush||100% boar bristles & tourmaline infused ionic nylon bristles great for blow drying or styling hair||Check Amazon|
|Sam Villa Artist||Combination of nylon and boar bristles in a unique Double-Helix bristle design for medium hair, looser curl, or creating fullness at the base||Check Amazon|
|The Beachwaver Co. Blow Out Pro Brush||Nylon and boar bristle blend for women with longer hair who want a voluminous blow out.||Check Amazon|
|R+Co Round Brush 1||Handcrafted premium wooden brush with humanely sourced natural boar bristles great for blow drying shorter length hair||Check Amazon|
|R+Co Round Brushes||According to Stacey, Hair Research Analyst, “Handcrafted premium wooden brush with humanely sourced natural boar bristles great for blow drying shorter length hair.” Also for creating volume at the crown and nape. My #1 round brush choice||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson Pocket Pure Bristle||Pocket mixture bristle of nylon hair brush for short, coarse to normal hair||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson Pocket Sensitive Hair Brush||Pure boar bristle is specifically for brushing thinning hair and sensitive scalp. Ideal for fine hair||Check Amazon|
|Oribe Round Bristle Brush||High-quality boar bristles perfectly grips hair. A sectioning pin is hidden at end to separate hair during styling.||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson ‘Sensitive’ Handy Pure Bristle Brush||Boar bristle tufts have the highest reputation for polishing and maintaining hair.||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson Sensitive Boar Bristle Hairbrush||Pure boar bristle is specifically for brushing thinning hair and sensitive scalp. Ideal for fine hair||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson Hairbrush||Rubber-cushion pad allows for effective brushing for fine to normal hair||Check Amazon|
|Mason Pearson Extra Hair Brush, Large||Rubber-cushion pad allows for effective brushing for long fine to normal hair||Check Amazon|
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