Hair Brushing

The basic tools of styling are brushes, combs and pins. Brushes help to remove tangles and knots and generally smoothens the hair. The action of brushing from the root to the ends removes dead skin cells and dirt, and encourages the cuticles to lie flat, thus reflecting the light.

Brushing also stimulates the blood supply to the hair follicles, prompting healthy growth.

Hair Brushing methods

  • Don’t brush rude specially after hair shampooing. Often the end of a hair fiber is much brighter than the hair cuticle just one inch above. This indicates that the hair fiber was broken, or stretched to rip, which is the result of rude brushing or combing.
  • Natural bristle brushes should be placed bristle-side down and left to dry naturally. If you use a pneumatic brush with a rubber cushion base, block the air hole with a match stick before washing.
  • Keep your brushes and combs to yourself, never lend to other people.
  • Replace brushes and combs with damaged bristles or broken teeth, the sharp edges can damage your scalp.
  • Never ever brush wet hair. It’s better to leave wet hair alone until it is dry. It is suggested not to even comb it in wet condition.
  • After brushing you can apply a spray to make your hair shinier. If it is a good product, it will also protect your hair additionally.

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