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Man or woman, boy or girl, almost everyone likes to sport long and luscious locks. However, growing out and maintaining long hair comes with a variety of rules that just have to be followed. Unfortunately, out of all the ‘hairy’ rules, the rules on combing out or brushing hair have almost always been ignored. Most people tend to think that it’s only important to use a particular shampoo, follow a particular diet or lead a stress free life for healthy hair. It is this importance given to the other rules of hair care, which eventually leads to the ignorance of the basic dos and don’ts of hair brushing. Using the right brush on your hair and combing it out while fulfilling certain conditions is just as important as it is to use an organic shampoo or eat the right kinds of food. Brushing your hair within the restrictions of the dos and don’ts of hair brushing will ultimately sum up to balanced and complete hair care. Enlighten yourself! Read on to know more on how to brush your hair.
Hair Brushing Tips
- Before taking a shower or washing your hair, use a comb with large teeth to remove tangles or knots from your hair. If you have long hair, start combing your hair from bottom to top. Don’t be too rough on your hair by exerting too much pressure. This may result in the loss of healthy hair. Combing gently is your safest option here. If you have hair that’s not too long, start off from top of the scalp and end at the tip of the hair. Go easy on your hair. Remember, you’re not styling your hair. You’re just attempting to remove frizz and tangles.
- If you’re used to combing out or brushing your hair throughout the day, try doing so with a hairbrush that doesn’t exert too much pressure on your hair. The perfect example of a hairbrush that’s good for a person who combs his or hair often is the boar style brush. Using a round, short and ceramic boar hairstyle brush throughout the day will help keep hair soft and healthy while resulting in minimal damage.
- If you use an ironing rod to straighten or iron out hair, do so with the assistance of a fine-toothed comb. When you’re ironing hair, first start off on the strands that make for the tip of your locks. Iron your hair out and then use a fine-toothed comb to comb it out. Do so until you are done with ironing your hair. Also, make it a point to start off from bottom of your hair to the top.
- Don’t brush your hair when wet! This is as good as the most basic rule of brushing. Anyone who knows anything on hair care or hair brushing will tell you that. Hair is at its weakest when wet and when combed at its weakest will only cause it to come out or break away from the scalp. Towel-dry your hair, wait for a while and then comb it with a wide-toothed comb. You can use a hairbrush two or three hours after washing the same.
- Don’t use a comb that will have you exerting too much pressure on your hair. If your hair is too dry and you’re finding it tough to comb out your hair with a fine-toothed comb, just opt for a wide-toothed comb. Also, use a drop or two of hair oil to remove frizz and dryness. Remember, just a drop or two of oil or you may end up with hair that looks oilier than you would want it to. Following this rule will also help you control or put hair loss at bay.