This brush is a 9 row medium with extra long 100% boar bristles. White bristle medium brushes are softer than black bristle medium brushes and also since this brush has long bristles it will feel even softer. This brush is made with medium bristles but will feel more in the medium soft and softs if your comparing it to black medium bristles. This brush however feels so smooth on your scalp and sweeps the hair very nice. Keep this in mind when purchasing this brush. Also white bristle brushes shed way more than black bristles because its thinner the shedding stops after a few weeks.