Brushing your hair is one of the most important steps in your hair routine, and shockingly not everyone knows the 'proper," way to brush their hair. Brushing your hair keeps it healthy while looking and feeling its best. In order to properly brush your hair, there are a few steps you should follow. In this blog I will discuss the six steps to brushing your hair properly and also how to brush curly hair properly.
The first step to brushing your hair properly is detangling. This is especially important for those with curly or kinky hair, as it can be more prone to tangles and knots. To detangle your hair, start by using a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush. Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots. Be sure to be gentle and take your time, as tugging or pulling too hard can cause breakage.
Brushing from the Bottom Up
Once you have detangled your hair, the next step is to brush from the bottom up. This helps to evenly distribute the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair. Start at the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up to the roots. Be sure to use gentle strokes and avoid tugging or pulling too hard.
Using the Right Brush
Using the right brush is also important when brushing your hair. Different brushes are designed for different types of hair, so it’s important to choose one that is suitable for your hair type. For example, if you have curly or kinky hair, a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush is best. If you have straight or wavy hair, a paddle brush, vent brush or a boar bristle brush is best. When the hair is wet always use a wide tooth comb or brush made for wet hair, such as the "Wet Brush," brand.
Brushing in Sections
Brushing in sections is also important when brushing your hair. This helps to ensure that each section of your hair is brushed thoroughly and evenly. Start at the nape of your neck and divide your hair into four sections. Then, take one section at a time and brush it from the bottom up. Be sure to use gentle strokes and avoid tugging or pulling too hard.
Avoiding Too Much Tension
When brushing your hair, it’s important to avoid too much tension. This can cause breakage and damage to your hair. To avoid this, be sure to use gentle strokes and avoid tugging or pulling too hard. Additionally, it’s important to not brush too often as this can also cause damage to your hair.
Using a Leave-In Conditioner
The final step to brushing your hair properly is using a leave-in conditioner. This helps to protect your hair from damage caused by brushing and styling. Choose a leave-in conditioner that is suitable for your hair type and apply it after you have brushed your hair. This will help to keep your hair healthy and looking its best. My favorite leave in for all hair types is the Keune Care Keratin Smooth 2 Phase Spray Spray.
How to Brush Curly Hair & Why It Is Different
Unlike brushing other hair textures, brushing curly hair can create a puffy mess. Many curly girls call it the" lion's mane" when they brush through their curls, so how do they brush it? Culy hair is brushed both in the shower and out of the shower (really any hair type can do this if their hair gets knotty.) Curly hair is better manageable in a wet state, so brushing in conditioner and leave in conditioner on wet hair makes brushing a breeze. In the shower it is important to use a wide tooth comb to comb through conditioner before rinsing. After the shower you can use the same wide tooth comb, or even a deman brush or brush made for curly hair to define your curls when applying gels, mousses, creams, etc,
Brushing your hair properly is very important to prevent intense matting and knots in the hair. It helps keep your hair healthy and feeling soft and silky. To properly brush your hair, follow the six steps outlined in this blog: detangling, brushing from the bottom up, using the right brush, brushing in sections, avoiding too much tension, and using a leave-in conditioner. With these steps, you can keep your hair looking its best every day.
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