Cushion 100% Boar Bristle Brush by Wigo is great for straightening and smoothing.
The paddle shape, for me, is too fat in the middle - wish this were oblong and narrower, so that when I flip my mid-back length hair to the front, it would prevent tangles better. My hair is evidently thicker than these bristles are designed for; it is difficult to get the bristles through to my scalp, which is, of course, what boar bristle brushes are supposed to do - keep hair healthy by distributing natural scalp oils the full length of the hair. I do like keeping this in my living room, so I can brush my hair while watching TV in the evenings to relax. If I brush the back half of my head from the underside, and the front half from the top, the brush manages to work for my whole scalp. While it doesn't completely penetrate my thick hair, it doesn't have bristles so stiff they scratch and damage the scalp; it's not perfect, but it still is one very nice brush.
I used to have a old boar bristle brush that i would brush my hair with all the time at my grandmas house when I was little so I was excited when I saw this product in the store. But before I even got to use it the bristles started falling out and that right there made me upset that I spent a good chunk of money to have it fall out before brushing my hair once.
It does not penetrate to scalp. Ineffective detangling. The handle is hard and can't use because it does not penetrate scalp or grasp much hair. I have to brush my hair from underneath to make this brush somewhat effective. It's heavy but not in a good way. I should have returned it when I had the chance.
Comfortable handle too
I bought the brush for my daughter's birthday and she said she loves it!
I didn't feel like the brush really got through all of my hair, and when I started to clean my hair out
Of it bristles started falling out. I only had it a few days and returned it.
I don't like the brush it doesn't work very well. Bristles are too small.