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    Posted: January 12 2000 at 4:33am
Hello out there,Ive read lots of great things on this board about Boar Bristal brushes. (Thank you for all the great advice!) My question is I have med. length hair just past my shoulders. And its a little wavy here and there. What is the best way to us this brush? Im finding it gives me alot of static and I have to press quite hard for it to reach my scalp. Would brushing before bed be the way to go for me?( what about when its wet? I thouhgt brushing wet hair was dammaging?) I usualy use a big vent brush and only brush once or twice a day. I realy want the shine that a B.B. Brush has to offer but at the same time I dont want to damage my hair!Any and all ideas I would love to here! Thank you!!Diane K.
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hi diane!there is some great information on this site about how to brush your hair without damaging it. be careful when you are trying to work the brush through your hair to reach the scalp. i have been using a boar bristle brush with great results for years and find i usually get a bit of static - some time ago there was a thread about removing static from hair - the only bit i remember was to run a dryer sheet over your hair.as to using the boar bristle brush on wet hair - don't do it. not only will it damage your hair, but it will damage your brush also!!! you should wash your brush with a mild soap or shampoo as needed to remove oil, dust, product residue, etc. after washing, stand it up so that the hole in the base is on the bottom (so water can drip out) and allow it to dry completely. outside of this, it is not a good idea to get your brush wet. constantly getting wet and then drying can crack the rubber base, loosen and even split the bristles - at which point, it can damage your hair.good luckJJ
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> hi diane!> there is some great information on this site about how> to brush your hair without damaging it. be careful> when you are trying to work the brush through your> hair to reach the scalp. i have been using a boar> bristle brush with great results for years and find i> usually get a bit of static - some time ago there was> a thread about removing static from hair - the only> bit i remember was to run a dryer sheet over your> hair.> as to using the boar bristle brush on wet hair - don't> do it. not only will it damage your hair, but it will> damage your brush also!!! you should wash your brush> with a mild soap or shampoo as needed to remove oil,> dust, product residue, etc. after washing, stand it up> so that the hole in the base is on the bottom (so> water can drip out) and allow it to dry completely.> outside of this, it is not a good idea to get your> brush wet. constantly getting wet and then drying can> crack the rubber base, loosen and even split the> bristles - at which point, it can damage your hair.> good luck> JJHello JJ,Thanks for the great info! Especialy about the cleaning I will take extra care of it. I still have a few question though. Do you use the B.B.Brush just like any other brush? Do you brush a couple times a day? Can you just brush and go? How does it work best for you?Im trying to grow my hair realy long (the vey first time in my life) so Im trying to do better things to keep it strong and heathy. So I realy appreciate your (or anyones) helpful advise!! Its hard to belive Ive been doing hair for almost eight years and have never had my hair realy long. (that would make an interesting topic. Its probably because of pressure to stay hip and in style to change our hair every couple of months or so!) Anyway thanks for listening and your advice!Sincerly,Diane K.
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> Hello out there,> Ive read lots of great things on this board about Boar> Bristal brushes. (Thank you for all the great advice!)> My question is I have med. length hair just past my> shoulders. And its a little wavy here and there. What> is the best way to us this brush? Im finding it gives> me alot of static and I have to press quite hard for> it to reach my scalp. Would brushing before bed be the> way to go for me?( what about when its wet? I thouhgt> brushing wet hair was dammaging?) I usualy use a big> vent brush and only brush once or twice a day. I realy> want the shine that a B.B. Brush has to offer but at> the same time I dont want to damage my hair!Well, I think it all depends on the kind of hair you have. I have thick, wavy hair and I can't use a boar bristle brush without damaging my hair (and yes, I've used super high quality ones). Instead of smoothing the cuticle of my hair it tends to rough it up and make it frizzy and increases my split ends. So I'd say if you try something you're really having problems with it then don't do it. If using a vent brush works for you then great.-jj
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Hi Diane, About a month ago I went to a George Michael affiliated salon here in Florida. I had a BB brush at the time but wasn't using it much because of the same things you mention. The first thing the stylist said was that the brush doesn't need to reach your scalp, the oils from your scalp travel down the first 6 inches of your hair by gravity you just need to spread them from there. To avoid static she said to run your other hand down your hair right behind the brush. she also reccomended brushing upside down to help get the circulation going and that brushing first thing in the morning was best because then your blood is working in your scalp all day rather than right before I go to sleep.There are some very good brushing guides on the web. One is at the International Long Hair Club site and the other is another George Michael afiliate I'll find the URL's and post them.Hope this helps,Happy growing!Shannon G.
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Both sites are in the links section on this site, I've listed the one for the GM affiliate belowI forgot to mention before that you don't have to use the BB brush every time you need to brush your hair and you don't need 100 strokes to do a good job either. I usually do 20-30 strokes upside down and 5-10 standing in the morning then use a normal brush for styling etc. throughout the day.Shannon G.Related Link:Brent Jones
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> Its hard to belive Ive> been doing hair for almost eight years and have never> had my hair realy long. (that would make an> interesting topic. Its probably because of pressure to> stay hip and in style to change our hair every couple> of months or so!)Probably so...Ah, let's see... pressure to keep your hair from growing long. Soundssimilar to a topic recently discussed on the Hair Politics Board. Careto join the discussion (or start a new one) there?
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> Well, I think it all depends on the kind of hair you> have. I have thick, wavy hair and I can't use a boar> bristle brush without damaging my hair (and yes, I've> used super high quality ones). Instead of smoothing> the cuticle of my hair it tends to rough it up and> make it frizzy and increases my split ends. So I'd say> if you try something you're really having problems> with it then don't do it. If using a vent brush works> for you then great.> -jjjj,Thanks for the great advise!Diane K.
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> Hi Diane, About a month ago I went to a George Michael> affiliated salon here in Florida. I had a BB brush at> the time but wasn't using it much because of the same> things you mention. The first thing the stylist said> was that the brush doesn't need to reach your scalp,> the oils from your scalp travel down the first 6> inches of your hair by gravity you just need to spread> them from there. To avoid static she said to run your> other hand down your hair right behind the brush. she> also reccomended brushing upside down to help get the> circulation going and that brushing first thing in the> morning was best because then your blood is working in> your scalp all day rather than right before I go to> sleep.> There are some very good brushing guides on the web.> One is at the International Long Hair Club site and> the other is another George Michael afiliate I'll find> the URL's and post them.> Hope this helps,> Happy growing!> Shannon G.Thanks Shannon,Your hair sounds like mine so Ill try what you suggested. Thanks for the ULR Ill be looking in to that soon. Running my hand behind the brush sounds good Ive never heard that before. Its probaly a good trick with a vet brush to!Thanks,Diane K.
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> Probably so...> Ah, let's see... pressure to keep your hair from> growing long. Sounds> similar to a topic recently discussed on the Hair> Politics Board. Care> to join the discussion (or start a new one) there?Ok Dave,Ill give it a go! One place I worked at the boss told me I needed to keep up with the lates styles because I was a walking advertisement. And of coures at the time extremly short was in so I bought into that theory beacuse in order for me to grow my hair out it would go through bad stages. And we wouldnt want our stylist to look anything less than perfect because thats a reflection on the salon.So friends out in cyber space what do you think of your stylist hair? Would you let a completly bald headed person cut your hair? How about someone with fire engine red hair?( I also was wild with color. at one point it was scaring customers away.)So what are your views...... Im listening.(smile)Diane K.
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> jj,> Thanks for the great advise!> Diane K.This seems to be the hot topic of the night so let me add ..if you spray your brush (lightly) with hair spray it will eliminate static.Don't forget to clean your brushes on a regular basis.
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I'll copy your note, and reply to it there. Okay?See you there :-)
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Hi there!I know for sure that Mason Pearson and I believe Spornette make Boar Bristle brushes WITH some nylon bristles thrown in. This way, the brush can reach down easily to your scalp. I have been having the same problem with my Boar brush (when I straighten my hair), and am thinking about ordering one with the added nylon bristles. HTH....Sherry~> Hello out there,> Ive read lots of great things on this board about Boar> Bristal brushes. (Thank you for all the great advice!)> My question is I have med. length hair just past my> shoulders. And its a little wavy here and there. What> is the best way to us this brush? Im finding it gives> me alot of static and I have to press quite hard for> it to reach my scalp. Would brushing before bed be the> way to go for me?( what about when its wet? I thouhgt> brushing wet hair was dammaging?) I usualy use a big> vent brush and only brush once or twice a day. I realy> want the shine that a B.B. Brush has to offer but at> the same time I dont want to damage my hair!> Any and all ideas I would love to here! Thank you!!> Diane K.
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