Friday, May 25th, 2018

A Hairy Situation: An Alternative To Boar Bristle Hair Brushes

Published on November 1, 2011 by   ·   2 Comments Pin It

For as long as we can remember,  Mason & Pearson brushes were the only brushes used in our home and by hair dressers at the salon or at photoshoots.  Now compassionistas who are serious about their hair have an alternative to wild boar bristle brushes to care for their hair–Cebra, a company in the UK, makes sisal fiber hair brushes with sustainable beech wood handles.  They’re a more affordable and humane alternative to the $150 Masons boar bristle brushes, and can be found on eBay for shipment to the States here.  Even if we weren’t vegan, we’d be totally icked out by brushing our hair with the hair of another species.  Creepy.

Cebra Vegan Sisal Hairbrush, $34

via C. Eden Di Bianco – a hair and make up pro who specializes in cruelty-free looks. Book her for your next cut, color, or event styling at

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Linda says:

    WOW! Thanks so much for posting this, I used to have a boar bristle brush when I was younger but now I would never even consider it. My brush is getting quite old and it’s a fancy expensive canadian one because my hair is so thick and curly that the ones available in Australia with their stupid bobbles on the end just rip my hair out! I will definitely be looking into this!

  2. Ally says:

    Thankyou so so much for this information! I’ve just trawled through so many sites with ‘vegans’ saying boat bristle can be cruelty free. Hardly. The whole point of being vegan is not to use other beings for our own benefit and capture steal from them.This is the most useful post I’ve found thank you again!!

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