Every time we confront problems with our hairdo, whether it is about lack of volume or frizz, we tend to blame either shampoos or other styling products, or the way we dry and style our hair. However, sometimes a very commonplace habit needs to be done differently – brushing our hair.
It is possible that we damage our hair without knowing it. To avoid damage, here are some correct ways to treat your hair:
Before washing your hair, untangle it with a wide-toothed comb. This way, you will diminish the risk of breaking your hair while you wash it. If you want to get rid of tangles after you take a shower, use a leave-in hair conditioner to make untangling easier. Always dry your hair with a towel as well as possible before you start using a wide-toothed comb.
Combing your hair from the scalp outwards is the biggest mistake you can make when you untangle your hair, as this method breaks hair strands and the follicles are pulled out. Instead, comb your hair starting with the end, and move upward gradually.
Excessive combing is very damaging to your hair!
The myth according to which you have to brush your hair with a hundred strokes has been defied. Excessive brushing or combing makes hair fragile. Gently combing your hair once in the morning and once in the evening is sufficient.
During winter, your hair gets electrified because of its contact with hats and scarves you wear; in addition, excessive brushing works the same way. To avoid these problems, use a special spray or a serum. The quality of your hairbrush and the materials it’s made of are also important. Use brushes made from natural materials, as they don’t remove natural oil that coats and protects your hair from harm coming from the environment.
Do you know that brushes need to be cleaned as well? Hygiene is very important: first remove hair strands from the brush, and then wash it with soap and water, making sure to remove material stuck to the base of the brush strands or teeth.