If you’re thinking of giving up your hair brush, think again. Hair brushing on a daily and consistent basis is proven to be highly beneficial to your hair strands as well as your scalp.
When using the right hair brushing tools, you will notice a difference in the quality of your hair strands, a healthier scalp and an increase in rapid hair growth.
How often should you brush your hair?
You don’t have to brushstroke your hair a 100 times per day to see results, as it was once thought. Excessive brushing is unnecessary; however, you should always try and aim to brush your hair at least three times a day – morning, afternoon and evening.
Tip: Avoid brushing your hair when wet to avoid unnecessary breakage, this is mainly due to the hair becoming extremely weak and fragile when damp.
Let’s dive into the three main reasons as to why hair brushing is so beneficial to your day to day hair care routine.
1. Hair Detangling
Brushing your hair with a detangling brush can really help prevent any potential long-lasting damage to the cortex of the hair. Tangles can cause your hair to break, weaken and snap off and an easy way to prevent this is to ensure that your hair is tangle free.
The best method of hair detangling is to start from the bottom and then slowly working your way up, doing this in small sections. This hair brushing method helps avoid unnecessary hair pulling and removes tangles a whole lot faster.
Detangling brush by Tangle Teezer
2. Removing excess oils and dirt
Instead of reaching for the shampoo to remove excess hair grease and any dirt sitting on your scalp, brush your hair from root to tip using a cruelty free boar bristle brush.
Boar brushes are amazing at collecting excess grease and dirt and it’s also a great way to distribute your scalp’s natural oils from root to tip, this helps condition your locks in the most natural way possible.
Frequent hair washing can really dry your hair out and it causes your scalp to produce more oils at a much faster rate to replace lost ones. Brushing your hair with the right tools on a daily basis will help you skip hair washes, remove excess grease whilst conditioning your hair strands at the same time.
Boar Bristle Brush by GranNaturals
3. Faster hair growth
Every time you are running the brush across your scalp, you are gently massaging and creating more blood flow towards the hair follicles which helps awaken those lazy roots and boost hair growth as a result.
A great way to further increase blood flow and experience faster hair growth is to flip your hair and head forward and brush your hair in a downward position rather than upright. This method of hair brushing will further stimulate your hair follicles by allowing more blood flow towards the roots. Nutrients will be absorbed at a much faster and efficient way, thus increasing hair growth.
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This simple yet beneficial daily hair care technique will help keep your scalp healthy, grease and dirt-free, whilst using your scalp’s natural oils to condition, hydrate and moisturise the rest of your hair.