Hair Brush Tips

Choosing the right hair brush can mean the difference between split ends and a healthy head of hair. Ditto for brushing properly. There was a time I didn’t think they type of hair brush I owned made a difference. Now I know better.
If you don’t think it makes a difference between getting a good-quality hair brush and or picking one up for $2.50 you couldn’t be more wrong. Check out some of these hair brush tips.
1. For long straight hair use what’s known as a paddle brush. Once you see it, you’ll know what I mean. It’s shaped like a paddle with a larger brush and handle than you’re average run of the mill hairbrush. I love mine.
2. Make sure your hair brush has balls on the tips. If not you’re asking for split ends and a sore scalp!
3. Clean your brush by “combing” out the hair and washing with a water and a bit of shampoo.
I put mine in a lingerie bag and throw it in the washing machine. Follow manufacture's care information.
4. Use thermal brushes when blow drying your hair. These specially designed round brushes heat up better enabling them to hold a style.
5. Every time you brush your hair you release sebum. This is a good thing as it keeps your scalp from drying out. Brush two or three times a day to moisturize your scalp.
Also, a natural bristled brush is so much healthier for your hair than a nylon or synthetic bristled brush. While it may cost more money, you and your hair will be happier in the long run.
6. Do not use brushes on wet hair to de-tangle. Start with a wide-toothed comb, then use a brush to style hair after partially drying locks. If your hair has a lot of static, it could be due to the weather, dry office air or just fine hair type, but you can also get static if your brush has plastic bristles.
In this instance, switch to a natural bristle brush or mist hair spray on the brush and restyle.


Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous tips, darling!


BellaRose said...

You are so right about using a wide tooth comb after washing your hair. Minimizes breakage.