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Boar Hair VS Nylon Bristles: What’s the Difference?

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Boar Hair VS Nylon Bristles: What’s the Difference?

Having the right hairbrush is equivalent to a painter using their paintbrush on a canvas. Anyone can use boar hairbrushes or a nylon brush to achieve those gorgeous salon waves. 

With professionally designed and high-quality styling tools, your hair will be your canvas. You will find that using the correct brush will transform your hair care routine. 

Spornette brushes are a staple in any hair care routine arsenal. Purchase your own Spornette hairbrush and make every day a good hair day.

Keep reading to find out the benefits and differences between Spornette’s professional boar hair and nylon bristle brushes. 

First, Let’s Talk Bristle Basics 

Boar Hair

Deville Cushion Brush by Spornette has boar bristles

Just as the name suggests, brushes with boar bristles come from the hairs of boars. Boar hair is similar in structure to human hair and contains the same protein as human hair, keratin. 

The bristles are collected from domesticated animals that are being raised. The hair is removed humanely, almost as if you are shearing a lamb.

There are three different variations of boar bristle combinations:

  • 100% boar hair
  • Reinforced boar bristles with nylon cut to the same length. 
  • A “Porcupine” bristle pattern with a boar and extended nylon

Ideal uses of boar bristles: 

  • Create tension by catching and holding the hair. The ‘tension’ that the bristles create helps with setting and holding the curls or preferred style. 
  • Catch and hold the hair for straightening strands when used in conjunction with the heat from a hairdryer or straightening products. 

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.

Nylon Bristles

Ion Fusion Paddle Brush has nylon bristles

As defined by Britannica, nylon is any synthetic plastic material composed of polyamides. Nylon is of high molecular weight and usually, but not always, is manufactured as a fiber. Nylon hairbrushes are capable of penetrating and gliding through any hair texture. 

A majority of nylon bristles have a range of flexibility, so when a tangle in the hair is present, the bristles will give, allowing the brush to slide over the tangle. Unfortunately, because nylon bristles are made from plastic, they tend to get soft and can even melt with too much heat from a hairdryer. 

“21” Classic Nylon Cushion

21 Nylon Cushion by Spornette

If you are looking for a brush that will manage your curls and make it through thick hair unscathed, our “21” Classic Nylon Cushion is for you. 

The classic oval cushion shape makes this brush a staple for any home. While the brush’s ergonomic handle makes holding the brush and styling so easy. 

The cushion helps the nylon bristles effortlessly glide through the hair, while also stimulating the scalp to help with future hair growth. The “21” Classic Nylon Cushion makes short work of tangled hair, and you will have beautiful tamed tresses in no time. 

Deville 100% Boar Paddle and Cushion

Side view of the Deville Cushion Brush

The Deville 100% Boar Paddle features a cushion with all boar bristles. The entire brush is made with rich, luxurious hardwood with a gorgeous finish.

The boar bristles will distribute your hair’s natural oils. The oils condition your hair while the bristles stimulate the scalp, leaving your hair silky smooth. 

Boar bristles also benefit the hair by helping keep the hair clean as the brush distributes your natural sebum evenly through your hair. These oils will help with your hair’s overall health while restoring moisture and adding more sheen, creating smooth and manageable hair. 

Brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush stimulates the capillaries, increasing the blood circulation in the scalp. When you stimulate the scalp, this allows the oxygen and nutrients to travel through the stem, root, and bulb of the hair. 

Another benefit of using Spornette’s Deville 100% Boar Paddle or Cushion as your hair becomes accustomed to the boar bristles, your sebaceous glands will eventually balance out. The stimulation of the glands allows them to breathe while still retaining natural oils. 

An overactive or underactive sebaceous gland is often to blame for hair loss. The overproduction and underproduction of sebum can cause the weakening and undernourishment of the scalp. 

If you are looking for a gentle brush that will leave your hair soft and silky, the Deville 100% Boar Paddle or Cushion is the brush of your dreams. 

Learn how to care and clean for your Spornette paddle brushes by clicking here.

Luxury Cushion 

Spornette Luxury Cushion brush

Our Luxury Cushion brush features a combination of both nylon and boar bristles that will penetrate and glide through all different hair textures. The plush satin or soft-touch finish handle makes the brush easy and comfortable to hold for styling.

The nylon bristles are a longer length than the boar bristles, which is why this brush easily penetrates every hair texture. The shorter boar bristles will act as a hold for better styling results. 

The Luxury Cushion brush comes in two different sizes. The larger brush is ideal use at home or stored in a desk drawer at your office. The smaller version makes a great travel companion, stored in a purse, or is easily packed in a suitcase. 

This brush is the perfect option because you reap all the scalp and hair benefits from a boar bristle brush. You also have the wonderful detangling benefits that a nylon bristle brush provides. 

Informed Decisions 

A woman twirling her brunette hair on a yellow background

There are many different types of brushes on the market that all provide various benefits to the hair. Knowing your hair type and texture can help you decide on what hair brushes are most useful to you. 

Spornette has a wide variety of high-quality and top-rated hair brushes that will give you incredible-looking hair. Purchase your very own Spornette boar hair or nylon bristle hairbrush today and find why these brushes are “at the heart of every style!”

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