What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Hair?

Find out all the terrible things that happen when you stop brushing your hair. But hey don’t be alarmed you may like it. Here is what really happens when you stop brushing.

If You Don’t Brush Your Hair, What Happens?

By not brushing your hair your hair will have more tangles, kinks and oil buildup. In addition, you will find yourself touching your hair more often with your fingers to remove tangles and kinks. Some of the Pros are, you do not need a brush, less hair breakage, saves time by not brushing, and a care-free hairstyle. Some the Cons are, more tangles, oily hair, bed head and cowlicks.

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Hair Pros And Cons?

Don’t need a brushMore tangles
Can use your fingersOily hair
Care-free styleBed head
Less hair breakageVoluminous in spots
Saves timeMore kinks

Frizzy hair can be a sign of hair damage. If your hair cuticles are not smooth they could be damaged from too much heat, coloring or perms. Click to see my 18 solutions on how to tame frizzy hair forever.

Too much brushing can cause stress on your hair causing the cuticle to flake off the hair shaft? Brushing your hair while wet is also bad. Your hair is at it’s weakest point when wet. Wait till your hair is at least 80% dry before brushing after showing. Brushing wet hair causes your hair to stretch and could snap or break while brushing.

According to Meesh, Hair Product Analyst, “If you want to take a break from washing and brushing you hair you should consider using a dry shampoo.” It’s easy to use, quick and can extend washing for several days. Just spray on roots, massage with fingers, adjust hair and go. Depending on your hairstyle it maybe perfect for you.  

A lot of debate has been going on over whether brushing your hair is really good or bad. Read my article on is brushing your hair 100 times good. In this article I discuss the benefits of brushing and some of the downsides as well. But one thing that is true is that several things definitely happen when you stop brushing your hair. Oh by the way, not brushing or combing does not mean not washing.

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Hair

Brushing your hair is key to most beauty routines for women and also styling routines for men. But what about if you brush your hair too much? Should you really brush your hair everyday? Did you know that brushing your hair the wrong way could be damaging? Be sure to click on my articles about brushing your hair. You will be glad you did and your hair will thank you later. That is one of the first things you do in the morning, right? Brush your hair? And you rely on brushes and combs to help you with your hair style.

What happens if you don’t brush your hair Pros and Cons

There has been much debate over whether it really is good or wrong to brush your hair. Were you aware that excessive brushing may cause hair stress that causes the cuticle to flash off the shaft? What happens if you decide not to brush your hair for a long period of time – short video clip of this post.

1. Bed head is for people who don’t brush their hair

Actually this may not be a bad thing because bed head is in style right now. The polished pin straight hair style may not be your style.  Hey, this article is for you if you want to know more about some of the best straightening brushes out there. So the bed head look gives you a more care-free image and hair style that might go well with your personality.

According to Stacey, Hair Research Analyst, “Some folks work very hard to get that bead head look. I know some folks who will spend 30 minutes or so in the morning with gel products and even hairspray to make it look like they sleep on their hair all night.” They want the carefree look. That style like they did nothing to their hair when they woke up in the morning. So the real bed head style is when you have been laying in bed and maybe sleeping for a while and you get up your hair looks like a total mess. There are strands out of place and your hair looks like it need to be washed. You know you got it right when someone says you have some serious bed head going on!

Bed head quick fix

If you are a guy or girl with shorter hair one quick way to freshen up your hair style is to use a dry shampoo. May times when you wake up in the morning your hair is matted and you may even have a little hair care product still in your hair left over from the previous day. The problem is that you may have gotten up late or for some reason you are in a big rush to get out the door in the morning an need a quick fix.

I have found that dry shampoo absorbs excess oil in your hair. Now this is not to say you don’t need a shower or a bath but many people are not shampooing their hair every time they take a bath. So this is where this product is very useful.

The best way to use a dry shampoo is to spray on your hair and use your fingers to comb through your hair creating the style you want. The dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and you get a more dry hair look. The dry shampoo also helps you style your hair by allowing you to bend it so that most of the bed head looks is gone. You get that care free look with a little more volume. Now that being said this technique also is dependent on your hair style and how your hair is cut. It generally works well for short hair. Longer hair might be a little more difficult to do.

I think it’s defiantly worth a try and it’s not expensive so it’s a great product just to have around in case you need it. There are many companies that make dry shampoo and the brands that comes to mind quickly are Batiste Dry Shampoo and Dove Dry Shampoo for oily hair. Also there is another brand called Clean Freak. All these products work great.

If you have left over hair care product in your hair from the previous day many times a couple of quick sprays with the dry shampoo and combing with your fingers will remove the excess hair care product.

Also if you are on the go and need a quick fix having a spray can of dry shampoo is a great idea. You can easily throw on in a gym bag.

2. Don’t brush your hair then you get voluminous hair in spots

By not brushing your hair it will not have that nice flat look because brushing your hair causes it to lay flat. You hair will look more poofy and have more body except that one spot where your head was on the pillow all night. This style is when your hair as a lot of volume and a fuzzy appearance, too much volume. It’s going to look almost like a cowlick that is standing up. A cowlick looks like a cow licked you hair in one spot and it is standing straight up. It can be another word for bedhead. But in this case it’s going to look like the entire top of your head was licked by a cow because it’s all standing up.

3. Oil build up if you don’t brush

Brushing your hair can be beneficial in the sense that it distributes oil from your roots to your dry ends. You may notice that your roots get greasy faster without brushing.

Greasy hair may throw off your entire look, but some people actually look really good with this style. It’s a style that can turn your freshly washed hair into a droopy look and this might be what you are looking for. However some folks are going to say it’s an eyesore and can only make you look worse if left unchecked. Luckily, this is the look you are after, right?

Did you know each pore has a sebaceous gland on your skin including your scalp. The sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum, that gives its natural shine to your hair. Sebum keeps the hair smooth and clean, which prevents the hair from getting dry which cracking. Some sebaceous glands, however, produce excess oil which leads to oily skin and greasy hair.

Overproduction of oil can take place for many reasons. It may be inherited or due to hormonal changes such as puberty or pregnancy, or even seasonal, lifestyle or climate changes. Bad diet, inadequate hair care and a few medications can also influence how oily your hair is.

Just keeping your hands off your hair and not consistently touching your hair will help avoid oily hair. It’s also a good idea to stop brushing your hair, as both spread grease further across your roots.

Over-washing or unnecessary scrubbing can irritate the scalp during shampooing, causing more oil. When you strip your hair of their natural oils, your scalp becomes flooded with oil. Just for that reason do NOT wash your hair more than once a day. To ensure that all shampoo and conditioner are out of your hair, it is important to rinse your hair in cold water for a minimum of 30 seconds. The sebaceous glands are activated by hot water, while cold water helps turn them off. Cold water also helps to close your cuticula, thereby reducing hair damage.

You train your hair to be less greasy by using a gentle shampoo and adopting a thorough cleaning routine. A lightweight conditioner will allow your scalp to replenish and balance the moisture without sending it into overproduction mode. Make sure you always rinse you hair thoroughly due to accumulation of oils in the hair is usually due to poor job of rinsing. Sometimes by adding a conditioner it’s just too much and you hair will be too oily. In this case you can try to leave off the conditioner and only apply a leave-in spray on your ends.

You should be able to go 2 to 3 days between shampoos to manage oil production. Just remember to be patient because you are not going to get there overnight. a good idea is to play with some dry shampoos and hair powders formulated to help soak up the oil without scraping the natural oils from your scalp. You might be surprise and find one that works really well.

Once easy style is to slick back your hair into a ponytail. You can brush your hair up and back and then create a high ponytail to complete your sleek style.

4. Not brushing can give you kinks

You probably won’t notice much if you have wavy hair, at least as much but others who have straight hair. Those who have straight hair will start to notice kinks forming especially if your hair is long.

Now if you are looking to get noticed and also looking for a brand new look then you may want to try out a kinky  twist hairstyle. These styles look like fun and are good for any season. It’s a very low maintenance style that looks fun and carefree as well. You can actually have a lot of fun playing around with different styles. You can get really creative.

5. Tangles and lots of them if you don’t brush your hair

If your hair is thin and long then get ready for tangles. You can use your fingers to slowly work through the tangles. If your hair is thicker then you may not get as many or as bad tangles as people with thin hair. For those of you who have short hair you may be able to get away with detangling by running your fingers trough your hair and that’s it, you are ready to go.

6. Using your fingers as a brush

Well this might be considered brushing in that you are not actually using a comb or brush but your fingers. Your fingers can actually be a very effective tool to detangle your hair and even remove kinks. With a little water or moisture and using your fingers to comb your hair you can remove that bed head look. And it works very well if you have short hair.

Hey did you know that finger combing can actually be one of the best things you can do for your natural curly hair? All you nee to do is gently comb through your hair using your fingers. By using your fingers you can feel exactly how much tension you are putting on your hair and you can stop or ease up when you fell there is too much tension on your hair. This will keep your hair from stretching and then snapping. Many times when you use a comb you are not feeling the tension and you pull too hard. The end result is you pull too much and you hair snaps. Some of the benefits are, you will most likely have less breakage, your hair therefore can grow longer, it’s going to be easier to pull apart tangles and it’s going to take less time. However there are some disadvantages like you will not be able to get out all the tangles. You only have so many fingers, not like a comb which is able to separate stands of hair. Plus since this is something new you are going to have to practice so it’s not going to be that easy and quick at first try.

If you are planing to start using your fingers as a brush then start by dividing your hair into sections and work through each sections at a time. It’s always going to be easier to work in sections instead of trying to brush through all your hair at once. If you find that while brushing through your hair using your fingers you have loose hair that is OK and natural. Basically, you shed between 100 and 150 strands of hair each day. As you are brushing just remember to be gentle and as you are untangling knots not to pull on them. Continue to work your fingers through your hair until you feel like you have reached the point where your style looks good to you and you are happy.

Having dry hair is probably the hardest to finger comb. You really have to go very slowly because  dry hair has so much tension very quickly. Sometimes I find it much faster and easier to finger comb lightly sprayed hair. Making you hair a little damp sometimes can make a big difference. And if you use a leave-in conditioning spray it gets even easier. Your fingers slide through your hair mush easier.

In my opinion finger combing take more time if you are a perfectionist. But if your goal is to have that bed head look then you do not need to be as through with your finger combing and it’s going to take mush less time. However if you are looking for that perfect style then using a wide tooth comb is going to be much faster. In this case make sure you always choose a wide tooth comb over a regular comb. A wide toothed comb is going to be much gentler than using a regular comb with narrow teeth.

If you have natural hair then you probably just read some of the best advise you can get for your natural hair. Give it a try for a couple of weeks and see how you like it. Be sure to pick up some natural hair care products to try with finger combing. You will be glad you did.

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