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100% Pure Wild Boar Bristle Hair Brush, Stiff Natural Bristles, Pear Wood Handle, Made in Germany

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  • Product Description


    A Tradition of Excellence


    A Family Legacy
    With more than 100 years of brush making experience, the long held tradition of German excellence is evident in every brush.

    Wood Handles Finished to Perfection
    The brush handles are made from locally grown wood. The raw wood is finished to a smooth perfection, then oiled to preserve and protect.

    High Quality Wild Boar Bristles
    With care and experience, only the best boar bristles in the world are chosen for the Desert Breeze Distributing hair brushes. These boars are raised for meat, but the bristles are saved for use in high quality brushes.

    The first cut of the boar bristle is the most firm, and is the only cut we use. The root (follicle) of the bristle is gentle on the scalp and is a sign of a high quality brush. The photo at left shows bundles of boar bristles that have been cleaned, cut, and are ready to be made into brushes.

    Boar Bristles Not from Factory Farms
    The boar bristles are not from factory farms, but come from special types of wild boars raised on small farms in rugged terrains and climate conditions. Supply is limited for these unique bristles, and is why they are more expensive than those from factory farms.


    Why Boar Bristles are So Good for Hair


    Not All Boar Bristles are the Same
    Boar bristles vary between species, age of the animal, and the climates they are raised in. In the rugged climates the boar bristles originate for Desert Breeze Distributing brushes, the boars grow especially thick bristles.

    The microscopic photo at far left shows a human hair next to a bristle from a PW1 brush (from the Tibet Plateau)and a bristle from the Calcutta brush on the right(from the highland of India).Both are from different types of wild boar, and produce high quality bristles for use in premium hair brushes.

    Gentle on Hair
    Boar bristles are good for hair because they are similar in structure. Like hair, boar bristles are made of keratin. As seen in the microscopic photo at left, scales of a boar bristle from the PW1 brush closely resemble those of a human hair. These scales absorb the natural oils produced by the scalp, and distribute it gently down the hair shaft. Synthetic bristles cannot provide the same benefits of a quality boar bristle brush.

    *Over time, regular brushing with a boar bristle brush will have a powerful effect on the overall health of your scalp and hair, and will improve the texture and vibrancy from roots to hair ends.


    • Brush size is 2" wide (brush area) x 8.75" (total length).
    • PW1- Medium stiff bristles from boars raised on the Tibet Plateau. Best for fine to medium thick hair. Bristle length is 5/8".
    • PW1-S - Same as PW1, but with softer, more pliable bristles. Best for short, thinning hair, or for those with very sensitive scalps.
    • Calcutta - Stiffest bristles from boars raised in the highlands of India. Best for hair of medium thickness, or those who prefer a more rigid brush. Bristles of the Calcutta are slightly longer at 3/4".
    • For penetration through thicker hair, brushing hair in sections may be needed.
    • Handle is oiled pear wood, grown locally in Germany. The wood has an engraved image of the butterfly — a symbol of the gentle and transforming powers of nature.

    Pure boar bristle hair brushes from Desert Breeze Distributing - a brush with a soul!



    *Pure boar bristles naturally condition hair, improve hair texture, and reduce the need for styling products. Since boar bristles are similar in structure to human hair, they are not anti-static. If static control is needed, either smooth hair with palm of hand after each brush stroke, mist hair with water, or apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner to hair before boar bristle brushing.

    For best results, keep your brush free of loose hair by using a  brush cleaner or a fine tooth comb. Wash the brush in lukewarm water mixed with a touch of shampoo. Do not leave the brush to soak. Rinse the brush in clear water, then dry handle with a soft cloth. Allow to finish drying at room temperature with bristles pointing downward. Proper care will prolong the life of your natural brush. 

    *Please note: Our hair brushes are guaranteed to be hygienic, in factory new condition, and completely unused. For this reason, returns on hair brushes are not accepted for any reason. If you have any questions or concerns before purchase, please contact us directly and we'll be happy to help you choose the best brush for your hair type.  

    Another high quality product from Desert Breeze Distributing - a name you can trust!

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Excellent brush and fast shipping!

      I love my boar hair bristle brush. It really does redistribute your hair’s natural oils and minimizes the amount of washes needed to prevent it from looking greasy. It also was delivered to me surprisingly fast!

    2. Calcutta

      love this hair brush! firm enough to give me scalp massage. I just wished
      your product came up in my algorithm search. It did not. I ended up ordering Fesh Fen. When I googled it, after receiving Fesh Fen, your product came up. I ordered it too, and am very happy with it. I just wished it came up first time around!

    3. LOVE

      Absolutely love it! Great for when i straighten my hair. My hair feels wonderful and ive only been using it for less than a week.

    4. Amazing hairbrush!! (Calcutta for longer, stiffer bristles)

      It is so encouraging to find true excellence in a product nowadays, and just as encouraging, the commitment to excellence and customer service by the distributor/seller! The materials and build quality in these brushes is every bit as good as I've seen in brushes sold for $100 and more. The quick and helpful responsiveness of Desert Breeze customer service rounds out that commitment to excellence. I bought a brush for myself (the Calcutta model) and, once I tried it, I ordered 6 more as gifts. Great company, great product, great service! Thank you Desert Breeze!

    5. Beautiful brush, beautiful hair

      So glad I stumbled upon this company- I searched everywhere for a boar bristle brush and Desert Breeze seems to have the corner on fair prices and wonderful quality. I got the PW1 for my medium length wavy hair. I had recently wrecked my hair with too many washes and treatments, had a lot of breakage and dryness. This brush is bringing life back to my hair and scalp! The shine and softness feel great, there's even less static in my hair. My new favorite bedtime ritual is using this brush, love it! Also, it's just a beautifully designed brush. The buttterfly makes me happy :)

    6. Calcutta

      I am so pleased with this lovely brush. My hair is waist length and a fine brush is necessary to keep it looking its best. Holding the brush is like holding a little sculpture. The craftsmanship is first rate !

    7. Beautiful but disappointing

      Beautiful brush. Unfortunately I was disappointed that it wasn’t as stiff as I had hoped. My hair is short and the bristles didn’t reach my scalp.

      Response from Desert Breeze: I'm sorry the brush did not work for you. You did not mention which brush you purchased. If you would like a stiff bristle brush, the Calcutta might work better for you, as it has the stiffest bristles possible for a pure boar bristle brush.

    8. Great quality

      Worth every penny. I trust this company and I’m grateful the wood is certified eco friendly from sustainable forests. I’ve already noticed a difference in the health of my hair and scalp. Very happy with this brush.

    9. Great brush!

      It really gets down through my semi coarse hair to the very roots and feels great on my scalp. I wasn't sure about which to choose but I am happy I selected the right stiffness of the bristles for my needs.

    10. Wonderful brush and great customer service!

      I just LOVE this hair brush!!!! It makes your hair nice and smooth. My hair looks much healthier after I used the brush.
      When I opened the box it felt magical. It’s a beautiful package that gives you the feeling you just received a brush handmade from the elves from Lord of the Rings. The brush itself looks even nicer than at the pictures.
      You can see people put so much love in this product! Also the costumer service is amazing!
      If you wanna buy something really special then get this brush!

    11. Beautiful brush

      This is a gorgeous hair brush. I made a mistake and ordered the wrong one. I got the Pw1-S for tender scalps and short and thinning hair and pliable bristles and I would rather have the firmer Pw1 brush as my hair is fine to medium in areas. I have an older boar brush and it is firm so I should have known. Seems like good quality and would be long lasting for years. If I had just gotten the firmer one I am sure I would have given this a 5 star. But for those who need pliable bristles and have short and or thinning hair and sensitive scalps this one would be so good to use.

    12. PW1

      How I missed giving myself this luxury all these years is beyond me! I LOVE this brush! It feels like a scalp massage each time I use it...the natural oils come out in my somewhat thin hair and it is more shiny! Easy to hold and beautiful. Great packaging with an interesting brochure about this small German company. I can feel the love it was made with! Well worth the price!

    13. Excellent purchase!

      I was already sure this would be good, but this is great! Highly recommended.

    14. Calcutta

      This is THE BEST hairbrush I've ever had. I had waist-length hair much of my life, and only one hairbrush, from a long-hair salon, was acceptable. Well, this one is even better. I have a Mason Pearson and don't understand what people think is so great about them.


      Calcutta Version: Fantastic brush! In my search for the perfect boar bristle brush, I found this early on, but opted to try a couple of the less expensive ones, as I felt guilty spending over $30 on a hairbrush. I should've just bought this brush in the 1st place! I have fine blonde hair, but lots of it, and getting boar bristles to go all the way through to my scalp was more difficult than anticipated. Definitely Not a problem with this brush! It is a bit on the stiff side, & I now wonder if I could've just went w/the Original Version (even a few $'s cheaper than the Calcutta), but I'm very pleased overall with the one I chose????. My hair looks great, and getting better every day- extra shiny, soft, and fuller looking with added bounce. My hair just seems to be much happier than before! Brush is beautifully made- lightweight but definitely not cheap feeling, the pearwood & butterfly engraving on the back are really lovely. Don't make the same mistake I did- just Buy This Brush! You will Not regret it. My only regret is not having bought it when I first saw it & wanted it- before wasting more $ on less costly bb brushes than I ended up paying for this. In fact, I think I may just go ahead & buy an original version of this brush when I'm finished writing this review. Get yours too, before they run out! LOVE THIS BRUSH!

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