Boy, can I ever assist!
Now keep a straight face when I say this, as I'm going to
suggest a few brushes for you, but they are boar.
Wait, wait! Don't leave just yet!
(This coming from a lady who admits to using a closet brush on her hair)
I'm not sure if your opposition to boar comes from experience with
harsh bristles from old boars (just kidding) but there are some
types of boar you would appreciate given the fact that you mentioned
consideration for facial brushes.
It would be my opinion you've only encountered the bad boar bristles.
When I shopped around for my first boar, I balked at them because
I distictly remember thinking they smelled bad when wet or washed.
The problem was that I purchased cheap brushes in Wal Mart or K-Mart. No place to shop for a quality hairbrush in most cases.
I baby my hair and use brushes that others would find too 'doll like'.
Here is a list of my ultimate favorites. Mind you all of these are
light boar, not the dark harsh bristle:
1.) An irreplaceable Montclair from Switzerland. You may have luck
finding this one on Ebay one day, but I was extremely lucky to find
mine in an antique store. In the box, brand new for ONE DOLLAR.
2.) Fuller Brush #525. Very smooth, very nice white brush with
softie bristles. While I love my Montclair unlike any other, the
525 offers an extended bristle base. In fact, you can buy one right here for $8.95
(note to others, keep your paws off, this one's for Anais!)
Okay, I know someone out there wants it, so here is another auction
for only $6.50 Buy It Now.
3.) Another Fuller Brush, the "Gent-ler". This is a nice brush and
while it's bristles are still very soft, it is the firmest of the three I've
Hope you are able to find or buy one of these. If you truly believe
in the facial brushes, then I have no doubt you would enjoy the