All women dream of silky hair, shiny, strong and long, but there are habits that can harm the health of our hair and maybe we do not even realize it. For example: brushing.
It is something so basic that perhaps we take it for granted, after all, what could we be doing wrong if it is something simple? IT CAN ALL! Believe it or not, there is a right way to brush your hair to avoid mistreating it and here we tell you how.
Benefits of good brushing
The best known reasons are: activate the microcirculation of the scalp to get a healthier, softer and brighter hair. But a good brushing also helps to clean it of the impurities and remains of products that we put to stylize it.
In addition, just like any other part of our body, the scalp needs to be exfoliated and the brush is a great tool to achieve it.
Do not overdo it!
Surely at some point in your life you heard that brushing helps your hair grow and you think that the more you do it, the better results you will see. Well, it’s not true. Brushing does stimulate growth but it is best to do it alone in the morning and before going to bed.
Although if your hair is very prone to get tangled you can increase the amount to about three or four times.
When is the best time to brush it?
If you are used to doing it right after bathing you should stop because when the hair is wet it is more fragile, therefore, it is more prone to breakage. But if you need to untangle it when wet, use only a separate bristle comb.
Also do it before bathing to remove the remains of gel, spray or any residue of product to facilitate the work of the shampoo.
Brush it in the shower with conditioner
Comb your hair in the shower with the help of your fingers and conditioner is a great way to encourage it to remain as untangled as possible and not battling so much once it dries.
This tip works especially for curly-haired girls, whom the time of the unraveling can seem like a journey.
Start from the bottom and end with the top
We know that the usual way for all women is to do it from the root to the tips but the best thing is that it is the other way around: first the tips and then the roots.
Brush it in sections and when you are working on a lock, try to hold it with your other hand to minimize the impact of pulling. Be patient and do not be brusque with your hair.
Detangling and then gives a massage
If it is a step that you have skipped all your life now is a good time to start doing it. Once you have untangled hair massage the scalp with the same brush to stimulate circulation and promote growth.
For curly hair, use oil
While both curly and straight hair should brush while they are dry, we know that Chinese represent a greater challenge and need extra help. That’s why it’s good that you anoint a specific oil for your type of hair that makes it easier to untangle it.
Then it goes on normally: from tips to roots.
Brush or comb?
If you are one of the girls who do not know anything about hair care, maybe you think there is no difference and that both serve the same purpose. Not so, each one has its functions. The essential thing is that you know that the comb is for wet hair while the brush is for dry hair.
So how to choose the perfect brush?
Investing in a good brush or comb is the best thing you can do for the health of your hair. Avoid plastic or metal materials and better opt for natural materials such as wood and boar bristles.
If you have more questions, in this article you can check each type of brush and for what type of hair it is recommended.
Keep your utensils clean
It is said that, on average, a brush can last eight years but this depends on the care given. You must remove the hair that is left between the bristles daily and, once a week, soak it in a solution of warm water and soap for 10 minutes.
If you want to spend a little more there are special sprays with antibacterial action.