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How The Simple Act Of Brushing Your Hair Can Cure Your Hair Woes

Trust us, it does so much more than just detangle your hair. Sometimes, the most mundane things that get forgotten are the surprising beauty winners.
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At every slightest opportunity we get to scrimp and save on energy and effort, the one that gets the first boot are the most mundane. The one thing that falls under that list when you just want to collapse into bed after a long day and a hot shower? Brushing our hair. After all, Alexa Chung and Caroline de Maigret don’t favour it that much and they look pretty damn good. Plus, you’ve got your fingers i.e. on-the-go detanglers.

There’s an old wives tale about how brushing your hair a hundred times a day results in thicker and healthier hair. No one can be sure if this is true, but this we know: brushing for one or two minutes is sufficient enough to show you positive results. If you’re constantly struggling with a sensitive scalp that sends you on a constant hunt for shampoos or scalp sprays to help your plight, brushing can actually remove dead skin and dirt from the roots. Like a natural cleanser. But free.

But that’s not all. Brushing helps with blood circulation, which effectively gets more nutrients to your follicles for a thicker and stronger mane. It’ll also distribute your natural oils from the roots down to the tips, which means healthier and shinier hair. Like your favourite hair oil. But free. Again. Just remember: don’t over brush your hair as it may do the exact opposite of the aforementioned benefits. Stop once you’ve gone through your locks thrice or when your hair’s tangle-free.

Surprisingly even though it doesn’t sound pretty in your head, a good brush would be boar bristles, which  you can find cheaply at your local no-name beauty stores or even Daiso. Mine’s from the latter, and works just fine. I personally like the ones with a cushy base so that it’s softer on your scalp. I also brush before I shower – it’s a thing – that my wavy hair doesn’t get any bigger than it already is.

It’s also wise to note that you should NEVER brush your hair when it’s wet. Truth bomb. The reason behind it lies with the weakness of your hair when your pores are open. If you really need to, always use a wide-toothed comb and hold your hair mid-way to avoid pulling at your strands. If you’re looking to start the brush life, we’re here to make sure you’ve got the right tools for the healthiest hair ever.


Aerin Beauty Large Gold-Tone Comb


Long By Valery Joseph Large Mixed Bristle Hairbrush


Balmain Paris Hair Couture Mini Silver-Tone Spa Brush Set


Leonor Greyl Boar Bristle Hairbrush


Christophe Robin Detangling Boar Bristle Hairbrush


Aerin Beauty Large Gold-Tone Hairbrush

 

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