Review: Mita boar bristle hairbrush
My hair is growing. Right now it's the longest it has ever been, and for the first time in my life I'm getting knots.
It's only now that I have come to understand the joy of a good detangling product.
I'm learning to comb my hair in the shower with the conditioner in, and I'm learning that using elastic bands to tie my scruffy ponytail up only makes it more scruffy.
The biggest learning curve by far though has been on the importance of the modest hairbrush.
I've only ever owned one, and it's a $5 job from the supermarket that's completely made of plastic. It tears at my knots in a very unsettling way.
I always heard that natural bristles were good for your hair, and I thought it was probably about time I explored them.
I bought a Mita natural boar bristle hairbrush for $15.95 from my local pharmacy.
I was surprised at the low price, I had always assumed natural bristle brushes - like natural makeup brushes - would be tenfold more expensive than synthetic.
I walked out of the pharmacy with my purchase and tried it out then and there on the pavement.
My hair felt....soft. Not only that, it shone!
This little, unassuming brush transformed my knotty locks into a shiny soft do - I was astounded.
Rather than tear through the knots it gently tugged and undid them slowly, and painlessly.
A quick Google search when I got home explained that natural bristle brushes distribute your natural oils through the hair - hence the overwhelming shine.
Many websites suggest though that natural bristles aren't tough enough to get through thick or wildly unruly hair (try a quality synthetic brush), but for fine to normal hair they're great.
I highly recommend a natural bristle brush, and at just $15.95 Mita's ones are great.
Mita natural bristle boar brush, $15.95 from Farmers and all good pharmacies.
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