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How to distinguish between true and false bristles?

The best quality of pig hair is the hair on the neck of pigs, commonly known as bristles. The bristles are thick, shiny, elastic, tough, and wear-resistant.


They are a natural brush-making raw material. Before the invention of petrochemical products such as nylon, pig bristles were very important strategic materials.


Brushes made of pig bristle are indispensable and irreplaceable for painting and cleaning ordnance.

Because of its toughness and elasticity, it is not easy to deform, resistant to moisture, and not affected by cold and heat.


In our daily life, bristles are generally used to make brushes. Paint brushes, shoe brushes, polishing brushes, etc., and the most expensive combs are also made of pig bristles.


The price of bristle combs on the market varies greatly, and the quality is also uneven. What's more, combs with mixed bristle and nylon teeth are sold as pure bristle combs.


So how to distinguish between true and false bristles?


1. Burn

Real bristles smell like burnt hair when burned, and turn to ash when burned. If it is odorless or has a plastic smell when it burns, and it turns into slag after burning, it is not real bristle


2. Wet

The bristles get soft when wet, while the imitation bristles don't get soft when wet.


3. Hot

Untreated bristles have an odor when exposed to heat and humidity, but imitation bristles do not.


4. Touch

Real bristles are relatively soft, delicate and elastic to the touch, while imitation bristles are hard, not tough enough, and inelastic.


Premium Bristle:


Uniform color

mane straight

high hardness


good elasticity


Slightly natural golden yellow at the top


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