I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t brush my hair everyday. Sometimes I just don’t need to, and maybe sometimes I’m just too lazy to sit and brush out all the tangles. But, this post isn’t about that. Let’s start with what kind of brush you are using to brush your hair everyday. You probably have one brush that you use daily, maybe two. And, you guessed it-the right brush for your hair type is very important. But I would even say that there is a right brush for different types of brushing. For example: when your hair is wet, you don’t want to be using a big, toothy brush nor do you want to use a tiny comb. Likewise, when you are blowdrying you don’t want to use a comb either. Believe it or not, I have a brushing routine and it includes different brushes.
Let’s talk about brushes. Depending on the job, there is a brush.
Wide Tooth Comb-Use this brush for damp hair that has just been washed. It prevents extra pulling on the hair by having fewer teeth to get through the hair. Remember, hair is most fragile and prone to breakage when it’s wet.
Natural Bristle Brush-If you can get your hands on a boar hair bristle brush, do it. They are a little pricey but well worth it because the natural bristles distribute the oil from your scalp to the roots much better than anything synthetic. This brush is to be used on dry hair, for daily use.
Round Ceramic Brush– This is best used while blow-drying your hair. The ceramic panel heats up and helps dry the hair faster. Also, it allows for some curl while drying.
- Always brush damp hair with a wide-toothed comb
- Section off hair in smaller sections when brushing (hold a section in one hand, and brush in the other. Think Little Mermaid-just don’t use a fork)
- Brush/comb from the ends of hair, working your way up
- Reduce frequent brush purchases and toss the plastic brushes and opt for a natural fiber brush. It’ll last forever and keep hair shiny.
In what ways would a brushing routine help your hair personally?