Men and women usually connect the usage of a hair brush solely with styling. If you can control your hair without a brush, you tend to forget all about getting one, right? Well that is not the best approach to take because there’s much more to brushing than people usually think. So let’s dive in and find out why you should use a brush.
A high-quality Brush naturally conditions hair. A Boar Brush distributes hair oils all along your hair shaft. The best way to stimulate blood to rise to the surface of the scalp to promote growth is to use a hair Brush. Another excellent reason to use a Brush is to clean and remove loose hair.
You should use a hair brush because brushing is an excellent way to distribute oils produced by your sebaceous glands to naturally condition your hair. By distributing oils by using a brush you are conditioning your hair naturally in which results in healthy and shinny hair. Another reason for using a hair brush is humans loose 100 hairs on average per day. Brushing is an excellent way to clean and remove those loose hairs. Your hair is fed nutrients to grow by the bloodstream. When you use a brush you are stimulating blood to rise to the surface of the scalp to hair follicles in which may promote hair growth.
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Here are some of the biggest benefits a high quality brush can provide for your scalp.
Use A Brush To Clean Your Hair
It’s important to find a strong natural bristle because this part of your brush helps you get rid of stuff like dead skin and natural oil that accumulated on your scalp. Having a clean head means you’ll most likely stay clean from stuff like dandruff, dead skin cells accumulation and ingrown hair. Plus, you won’t need to wash your hair every day, which means you’ll keep moisturization levels at check as well.
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Use A Brush To Condition Your Hair
The effect of regular brushing is pretty close to dry shampooing and you won’t only clean your hair, but keep it shinier than ever. When you go through your hair with a hard boar bristle brush you’re automatically spreading the natural sebum oil throughout the length of your hair. This will make your hair really soft (similarly to keeping your beard soft) and looking like it’s well nourished, but it will also make it easier for you to shape it up for your desired hairstyle.
Do you have thick hair and looking for a round brush? Thick hair prone to have tangles and it takes a a lot longer to dry. There are many round brushes on the market but not all of them are best suited for thick hair.
Use A Brush To Help Battle Hair Loss
You’re not only keeping your hair soft and your scalp clean when using a brush, but also battling against hair loss. How is this even possible? With the help of the hard bristles of the brush you’re using, you’re actually massaging your scalp and promoting increase in blood flow and absorption of oxygen in your skin cells.
What About Over Brushing?
The one thing you want to make sue is that you do not over brush, Over brushing can cause too much friction between your hair and the brush. And this can result in damage to the cut. The cuticle is the outside layer of your hair. According to Stacey, Hair Research Analyst, “This can cause you hair to be in a weakened state. Many women and men who chemically treat their hair should take notice.” Your hair could be weak and you should gently brush your hair as not to cause any more damage. In most cases twice a hay is more than enough and is all you need.
Furthermore you should never or try to avoid brushing your hair while it wet. Wet hair is at it’s weakest state and can break when stretched. A human hair can stretch up to three times it’s original length when wet. Once dry it resumes it’s original length. By brushing wet hair the brush causes tension grabbing the hair and pulling it. the hair is stretched and then snaps thus give you split ends. By repeating the process over and over again you end up with a lot of unwanted split ends.
According to Meesh, Hair Product Analyst, “If you have to brush your hair while wet it’s almost always better to apply a conditioner and use a wide tooth comb. Comb out your hair and then rinse out the conditioner. you can repeat the process as needed.”
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