If we go back in history, the oldest bone comb found by archaeologists is about 12,000 years old. The first hairbrush found in the Egyptian pyramids is almost 5,000 years old and was tipped with natural bristles. Since time immemorial, the function of the hair comb has been to remove foreign bodies from the hair, to untangle, sort and style the hair.
As a 5th generation comb maker, I did not learn brush making. Since quality, durability and natural hair care are part of our company philosophy, we offer hairbrushes with wooden pins and natural bristles that could not be more ideal for your hair. We distinguish our wooden brushes according to their application.
Hairbrushes with wooden pins are suitable for wet and dry hair.
Hairbrushes with wooden pins
Our wooden brushes made of ash wood have a normal length and are suitable for straight to curly - short and long - hair. The handle fits comfortably in the hand and the brushes reach the scalp very well. Our wooden brushes made of olive wood have longer wooden pins and thus provide more volume in the hair. The longer wooden pins make brushing softer. The handle of the olive wood hairbrush is rounder and more compact. In both series, the wooden pins are embedded in a rubber cushion. This has the advantage that your hair does not become statically charged when brushing and the wooden pins remain in the cushion for so long that you can enjoy your favourite brush for decades.
The brush from one of the pyramids in Egypt was equipped with natural hair. Almost 5000 years ago, people already knew about the caring effect of natural hair. Today it is wild boar bristles, which are available in different qualities. The higher the quality of the bristle, the harder it is. The highest quality bristle, as far as I know, is the one from the neck hair of the wild boar and is not cut, but plucked, so that the effect of absorbing the hair grease is the greatest. Our natural hair brushes made of olive wood have this bristle quality. We offer 4 different shapes. All our natural hair brushes are perfectly effilated. This means that the natural hair bristles have not been cut to the same length, but the bristle ends are of different lengths so that the individual tufts of bristles glide perfectly through the hair to the scalp. All 4 shapes of olive wood brushes with natural bristles are adapted to the shape of the head so that you have maximum contact with the scalp when brushing.
This is how the four different natural hair brushes differ in shape.
The straight shape has the special feature that the individual bristle tufts are a few millimetres shorter, which makes it even harder and stronger.
An all-rounder, in my opinion, is the half-round brush, because many people make a twisting motion when brushing and by turning the brush away from the head, a whole row of bristle tufts is always significantly more stressed than the others. The semi-circular shape of the natural hair brush has the advantage that the row of bristles is not bent or subjected to greater stress and therefore lasts much longer when brushing with a twisting motion. In addition, the individual tufts of bristles are so far apart that the brush glides easily onto the scalp, even with thick hair.
The large oval brush has one more row of bristles and offers more surface area for conditioning brushing. It can be said that it is the brush with the greatest conditioning effect in our brush range.
If you want a softer bristle that is also ideally effilated, I recommend our brushes made of ash wood. It is ideal for fine, short to semi-long hair and also suitable as a children's brush.To ensure you have long-lasting pleasure, you can find tips here:
Our hair oil is the best, most natural and most effective care for our hair. First comb your hair with a coarse-toothed hair comb. Choose a relaxed posture while sitting or standing and then begin brushing consciously with a breath. Start at the forehead and brush bit by bit to the nape and ends of the hair. Slow and deliberate brushing strokes along the scalp support the mindful absorption of the hair oil and the nourishing release to the dry parts of the hair. Start at the forehead and brush through the entire hair.Brush until you feel comfortable and your hair feels nourished. When you brush your hair over your head (i.e. against the grain) and bend your upper body forward, be especially careful to breathe in and out consciously. Conscious breathing can minimise the uncomfortable feeling of the bent body .
Cleaning and care
We recommend combing out the hair with a coarse-toothed comb after each brushing and tapping out the dander. Since the boar bristle brush absorbs your hair grease very well and releases it in the dry parts of the hair, the brush can become oversaturated. The hair is then simply too heavy after brushing. This can happen every 3-4 weeks or every 3-4 months. Then clean your brush under lukewarm running water with your mild shampoo (ideally without minerals) and place the brush bristles down on a towel to dry. The next time you brush, the bristles will automatically be cared for by your hair grease. The cleaning also applies to our wooden brushes with wooden pins.We hope you enjoy brushing.