What is so special about the tried and tested pig bristle brush?
Who does not know it? Last night the best piece was still sitting perfectly. A relatively monstrous appearance. Dedicated throughout the day, repeatedly massaged with oils, the next day in the morning it leaves a disheveled look, as if a tornado had raged in the bedroom that night. Of course, we're talking about your beard (we'll just leave out other thoughts that were floating around in your head at this point).
Ashton Kutcher already expressed the topic as follows in the world-famous comedy series “Two and a Half Man”:
“In the morning, when I get up, my beard is nice and fluffy and soft, but after that it’s just flat.”
Ok, in relation to Kutcher's role, this "fluffy" beard, a sedentary vagabond who sometimes sports the style of unkempt, greasy hair, fits very well. Nowadays a man of the world naturally wants to appear different. The topic is styling.
Nowadays, a well-groomed beard is part of haute couture; it is almost an integral part of masculinity.
But how do I get the perfect look for my beard? What do I need for this? A basic element is the classic beard brush.
The market reveals a wide variety of designs. But which brush is optimal for your purposes? Is it the simple one from the drugstore I trust, or do I reach for a pig bristle brush when I buy it?
Material, shape and size are the decisive criteria that influence potential customers in their purchasing decision.
A brush, not just for the beard
When we talk about high-quality brushes, we can't avoid the name “Mason Pearson.” Perhaps you've already seen it one or two times from your fashion-conscious friend, the Mason Pearson pig bristle brush is one of the women's absolute favorites when it comes to grooming your hair. Unlike a beard brush, the focus here is on combing the hair. That's why we'll show you in the following points what makes a good brush for professional and home care of your facial hair.
Pork bristles, the natural choice
A pig bristle brush, as you might imagine, is made from natural hair, in this case bristles. These bristles come from wild boars. The almost perfect balance between hardness and softness makes a pig bristle brush the optimum when it comes to hair care.
What is the beard brush used for?
First, you should be aware of what a beard brush is actually used for, whether it's plastic fibers or a pig bristle brush.
In contrast to the thoughts that might flash through your synapses in a flash that this tool only serves to groom and tame your facial hair, we can disabuse you at this point.
By combing your beard with the advertised beard brush, you can not only remove impurities such as dandruff or shed hair, etc.
Various care products such as beard oils and waxes are also distributed evenly and gently throughout your beard by the individual fibers of the brush. This ensures complete care of the hair. An absolute must, as beard hair unfortunately has the property of drying out within a very short time, especially if it is not cared for.
Beard comb or beard brush
Whether a beard brush or a beard comb is right for your purposes depends primarily on your beard and how you wear it. For home use, especially for beard care, a beard brush is the optimal choice. In order to be able to keep your beard in shape while you're on the go, you should use a beard comb due to the size of the utensil. This is easier to store in your bag and therefore does not bulge in your trouser pockets, unlike a relatively bulky pig bristle brush, for example.
It just depends on the size
From small brushes in pocket format to larger models, there are no limits to your imagination. The market for beard brushes is diverse. When buying, you should particularly consider your beard as a criterion.
Basically, you should make sure not to purchase a brush that is too small. As already described under the previous point, the beard brush is used in particular to distribute a wide variety of fats and care products, so a larger beard brush is the best choice at this point.
A great side effect
A great effect of the pig bristle bust, for example, but also of a beard brush in general, is the fact that the blood circulation in the scalp is stimulated by brushing. This means that your hair roots are perfectly supplied with the necessary nutrients within the bloodstream. Of course, you compensate for everything else, i.e. external influences, with care and a little enthusiasm. As always, you can of course find the right products in the Charlemagne Premium Shop.
Materiality is more than just looks – the brush fiber
Whether synthetic fibers, natural bristles like those of wild boars or goat and horse hair. Here too, many paths lead to the desired success.
At this point in particular, the monetary factor should not be ignored. But remember, if you buy cheap, you usually buy twice. High-quality beard brushes, like the pig bristle brush as an example, are usually easier to clean without leaving any residue, do not put unnecessary strain on your beard hair and are usually a loyal companion for your beard care for a long time.
Experience has shown that cheap beard brushes lose fibers within a very short time due to poor-quality glueing, and replacement of the brush becomes unavoidable in the foreseeable future.
Inexpensive, synthetic fibers are usually harder than natural materials. In contrast to the natural hair or animal bristles mentioned, they put unnecessary strain on your beard hair.
In practice, the beard brush, explicitly the pig bristle brush, i.e. a brush made of wild boar bristles, has proven to be a good solution in terms of longevity and benefit. It has the property of being soft enough so as not to put too much strain on the hair and yet is able to cope with the hair of the beard, which is usually quite thick and quite resistant, and becomes a master of it.
There is also another factor when using pig bristle brushes:
Hairbrushes with boar bristles are easier to clean and what should you add to the topic of nature at this point? The world lives organically. Vegan, organic and the environment are not just “in”, acting environmentally consciously will influence all of our futures. If you now think “Organic is waste for me” like a shamefully well-known person from the well-known Trash TV...if we are honest, we all prefer it to be natural like the old '68ers in their communities.
Grip and feel, usually more than just a feeling
The end justifies the means. What would the best fibers of a pig bristle brush be without the accompanying edging. Here too, the market offers unimaginable variations. Hard plastic, metal and wood are just a selection of the most common variations.
What the future user likes best is actually still a matter of taste. But this is certainly justifiable, as materials have a wide variety of properties that can be used for criticism. Due to its high heat or cold conductivity, metal has the ability to convey the feeling of very cold or very hot material to the subject. In the worst case, plastic can break in the event of an accidental fall, for example on a tiled bathroom floor. The beard brush or pig bristle brush is therefore gone or at least only half as big. In our opinion, wood is a good choice here. In addition to the pleasant contact warmth when held in the palm of the hand, this natural material is available in a wide range of color variations and can be selected by selecting a fine tree due to the different density of the material in weight and durability so that it can be used for processing into a brush you can get the most out of it without having to forego a beautiful look. Of course, this also includes a wide variety of shapes that fit differently in the hand. At this point, too, one can only point out the well-being of the user. Tastes are different after all.
The topics discussed previously have probably brought you a little closer to the beard brush or the pig bristle brush. If you actually apply the various tips to yourself, it will be easy for you to find the right tool to care for your beard. You can of course also find a high-quality pig bristle brush and a suitable beard comb for your needs in our Charlemagne Official Shop, because:
“A healthy and well-groomed beard is important for a real man, that’s why we offer everything you need to keep yours doing so.”
As barbers with over 20 years of experience in the trade, we were looking for styling and care products that convinced us 100%. There were some good products on the market, but none that really gave us what we needed. After some consideration, we decided in 2014 that we wanted to develop our own series. For two years, every evening after work in the barbershop, we used every free minute to work on developing the recipes in our basement. When it came to ingredients, the best was just good enough for us. We purchased the best available jojoba oils in Morocco, and argan oil from Italy.
After two years and numerous tests, we had our first product range, with which we have been delighting our customers ever since - we think 98% positive reviews speak for themselves. This has of course been continuously developed since its official launch in 2016. This is just one of the reasons why Charlemagne Premium products have won not just one, but several comparison tests in recent years.
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