One switches from mainstream razors to safety razors for various reasons, one of them being that it allows you to maintain healthier skin, adding to your quality of life. Once one gets into this old-school way of shaving, there is a natural gravitation into older, better and simpler ways of doing things, and the tools used to execute these tasks. Another such grooming practice I was made aware of by a friend of mine is the use of boar brushes to comb your hair, reading up on this I realized the replacement of boar brushes by plastic ones must be much the same as the entry of plastics to the razor market, all about money and consumerism and something we all start to use without being aware of better, alternative ways.
I certainly won't advocate that everyone should use a boar brush, but you should certainly consider the advantages and try it out as part of your grooming routine.
Some benefits of using a boar bristle brush;
- They distribute your hair’s natural scalp oils more evenly from the roots of your hair until the ends.
- They strip the hair of any leftover dead strands leaving you with healthy hair
- Create a shine to your hair by closing the hair strands cuticle helping the hair reflect light.
- Increase the blood flow by stimulating your scalp, which may encourage growth.
The lines between vintage boar clothes and hair brushes gets blurry, so I suppose you could use them as either one, up to the individual. This vintage brush has longer bristles and is better for thinner hair, check out the cool brass screws holding this brush together, how cool is that?! Not only a practical grooming tool to own, but a great display piece also!
Timber used, possibly English Yew, yet it does a few charecteristics of Knysna Yellowwood...