Hair hacks Vol.2
How to brush your hair properly
If you thought you had it all figured out back in elementary school then guess again. Turns out there is a proper way to brush or comb your hair, and you may not have thought about all of these points!
Brush or a wide tooth comb
If your hair tangles easily, a densely-packed boar bristle brush will destroy your hair. A paddle brush is the all-around best option for pretty much any hair type. It detangles but is still gentle because the teeth of the brush are further apart and not too dense. One of my favourite choices for this reason is the wide toothed comb. Wide spaced teeth and a gentle feel.
Wet hair can be bad
I am sure you have heard it before, but consider this your last & final warning: Don’t comb or brush your hair when it’s wet. Doing so can cause major breakage and future split ends since water actually weakens the hair shaft. If you’re in a rush, slick back your post-shower strands into a low pony using a widetooth comb. Thick prongs on a wide toothed comb are not as likely to damage wet hair.
Start from the bottom
Now… it will start to feel natural
Brushing your hair from the bottom up feels unnatural at first, awkward and even upside down. But starting from the bottom allows you to eliminate tangles along the hair shaft without the risk of pulling your follicle out at its root. You can also hold your hair against your scalp with your other hand to reduce tension and pulling on your scalp. Beginning at the bottom, separate your hair into horizontal sections and brush each layer one at a time until your strands are silky smooth.
TLC- something you scalp loves
Love it & bad hair days will happen less
After all, hair starts at the scalp. The key to keeping it healthy while brushing is to pay attention to the roots. The natural oils that come from your scalp near your hair roots do all of the work in keeping your hair naturally moisturized, healthy, and in one piece. The key to keeping your hair healthy after you have brushed out all of the tangles and knots is to spread the oils. Although you might think spreading these oils will leave you looking greasy it won’t. The oils that are secreted from your scalp help keep your hair healthy and actually increase its life and strength. Once you are done run your brush or comb through your hair from the roots to the tips. Do this softly and smoothly to help spread some of your scalps essential oils and nutrients to your hair.