I had been thinking about trying a more ecological toothbrush for some time, but never taken the plunge. I had read a few blogs, come across a plastic toothbrush with a replaceable head, googled a lot, and learnt what a Miswak (tooth-cleaning twig) was, but never bought anything. In fact, I’d never even really considered buying a more ecological toothbrush – after all, there’s only so much waste generated by toothbrushes. But then Feminine Wear started stocking it, and I decided to give it a try. Nice and easy: with only one brand to choose from, all I had to do was choose the softness.
So I got the parcel containing the toothbrush and took a few shots before trying it. It came in a box with no plastic whatsoever, which I was really impressed with!
Although there are even more natural, boar bristle toothbrushes around, I have to admit that I find the boar bristles rather offputting. The bristles on this one, which the company describes as ‘polymer’, are really similar to those of a standard plastic toothbrush you might buy on the high street, and the only difference between using this and any other toothbrush is the feel of the bamboo, which is something most of us are not used to. Not uncomfortable, though. Just a bit weird.
The one issue that I have with this toothbrush is that it’s not as soft as I expected it to be, but then again, that’s a matter of preference. All in all I would say it’s a good buy for a reasonable price if you can find it nearby. And of course, when it’s time to get a new one you can throw out the bristles and get creative with the handle.