I have naturally thin hair that’s prone to dryness, breakage, and split ends, so I’m always hyper-focused on hair health. I sleep on a silk pillowcase, I use hair masks religiously, and I’ll go weeks at a time without touching any heat tools (but when it’s time to turn back to my trusty Harry Josh Pro Tools 1.25 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron ($200), I always make sure to use heat protectant). I also use boar bristle brushes.
If you’re asking yourself why that last part matters, I get it. How much of a difference can a hairbrush really make? Surprisingly, the answer is a big difference. Take it from me. After switching out my traditional hairbrush for a boar bristle version, I’ve noticed a visible improvement in my hair—it seems stronger, smoother, and shinier, and I’m not the only one who’s noticed what a boar bristle brush can do. Hairstylists love them, too. Keep scrolling to learn why hairstylists recommend incorporating a boar bristle brush in your routine.