The old BBB I had was very hard, rough, which is what I wanted to buy so I can feel it on my scalp. Unfortunately when I use it my scalp gets all greasy and eventually raw if I go the full 100 strokes. It is a bit too rough. My husband has a very soft brush and I tried to use it, but it barely gets through 5% of my hair, it doesn't even get to the scalp and I need the scalp exfoliation.
This is where I feel like Goldilocks, because this new brush is somewhere in the middle. It's not too soft and not too hard. I actually just used it for the first time and it managed to get through my hair to my scalp without hurting my scalp. All and all I really like this new brush. First impression is very good. Two thumbs up!