A hundred strokes of the brush every morning with a natural hairbrush – an old adage which is still proving its worth. The structure of the bristles is very similar to that of human hair. And because of this, the high-quality wild boar bristles are able to absorb the excess grease from the scalp. When the hair is brushed, this grease is transferred to dry, brittle areas on the scalp – this creates a natural sheen and fullness and also helps avoid split ends. A first-rate brush has staggered bristles (effilation) which grip the hair down to the scalp. There the bristle ends generate a pleasant massage effect, thus stimulating the circulation of the roots of the hair. It is also important to remember to back-comb the hair. Bend your upper body forward and brush slowly, starting from the nape of the neck and in one stroke up to the tips. Then follow the stroke of the brush with the free hand and smooth the hair. It becomes immediately apparent that the hair looks fuller and has a higher sheen.