Hair hacks for brushing your hair properly

Hair hacks Vol.2

How to brush your hair properly

picture of school age girl brushing her hair at life of hair salon with sofia
Theres more to brushing your hair then singing in the mirror to your brush and dreaming about graduation in 10 years.

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!

 

Choose Wisely

Brush or a wide tooth comb

sofia pastor combing her hair with a wide toothed comb
Wide tooth combs are my first choice.

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

Final warning!

Wet hair that needs blow dry at life of hair salon in victoria
Trust me, a comb will ruin wet hair. Especially when it looks like this!

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

 

sofia pastor brushing her hair from the bottom to the top
Natural, beautiful, untangled hair requires that you start at the bottom.

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

over exposed photo of girl by some flowers with healthy hair
Take care of your scalp, and spread your natural oils evenly through your hair.

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.

Xo

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