The Amazing Benefits From Brushing Your Hair

Did you know that there are real benefits gained from brushing your hair daily? However, the benefits of hair brushing will only come with the right tools. Most commercial hairbrushes can actually be quite damaging to your hair. Brushing with synthetic bristles causes friction on hair, leading to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair lustreless and frizzy. Nobody wants that.

Proper hair brushing and scalp massaging are two of the most important elements in the maintenance and rejuvenation of healthy, naturally beautiful hair. The only other elements that are more beneficial to hair brushing are a nourishing diet and avoiding toxic chemicals.

Here are three benefits gained from brushing your hair…

A. Brushing Your Hair With A Boar Bristle Brush Is Cleansing

Did you know that brushing your hair is a form of dry shampooing! Proper brushing can eliminate waste materials, including deposits of uric acid crystals, catarrh and other acids and impurities that build up and become encrusted on the scalp. With so much talk about the benefits of ditching toxic shampoos, implementing proper hair brushing can help keep your hair hygiene in check. And it’s easy.

B. Brushing Conditions & Strengthens Your Hair

The benefits of hair brushing go beyond simply cleaning your hair. It also conditions. Scalp stimulation from both hair brushing and scalp massaging help distribute your natural sebum evenly through the hair. This helps your overall hair health and keeps those shiny locks resilient and strong. In addition, as your hair is coated with sebum you’ll find moisture is restored, and the hair is generally more sheen, smooth, and manageable.

C. Brushing Your Hair Helps Prevent Hair Loss

Hair brushing with a boar bristle brush stimulates the capillaries, increases blood circulation in the scalp and transports oxygen and nutrients to the hair stem, root and bulb. It also helps to balance the sebaceous glands by stimulating them and allowing them to breath while retaining natural oils. Sebaceous gland imbalance is often to blame for hair loss, as overproduction and underproduction of sebum cause weakening and undernourishment of the scalp.

And here’s how to reap the full benefits from brushing your hair…

1. Use The Right Tools

Only brush your hair with a natural bristle brush. Most similar to human hair, boar bristles strengthen and add natural shine to your hair.

2. Get Your Brush On

Stand straight and then bend over from the waist as far as you can. This gets the blood flowing to your head that helps in the whole process. Brush through the areas of the nap, sides, and crown of the head, moving all the way to your frontal facial hairline. Brush slowly, with easy strokes, for 3 – 5 minutes. Stand up slowly, and repeat the process standing upright.

3. Brushing vs Detangling

The benefits of hair brushing are numerous, but it’s important to make the distinction between hair brushing and detangling. You should detangle your hair before brushing by using a wide toothcomb. Don’t use your boar bristle brush to try and detangle.

4. When To Brush

To really reap the benefits of hair brushing, it’s recommended that you brush 3 times a day: Morning, late afternoon, and before bed. Not an easy task for all us busy people, but even if you do it twice a day you’ll soon see an improvement in your scalp and hair.

5. Don’t Forget The Scalp Massage

Get a hold of a natural rubber scalp massager. It will help stimulate sebaceous glands and promote circulation in the scalp. Unlike metal massagers that can scratch and irritate your skin, a natural rubber massager is gentle enough not to damage your sensitive skin or pull out your hair, but is firm enough to give you a really nice massage.

Remember, you will reap the benefits of hair brushing by using the right tools. By investing in the proper tools for hair health it will actually will save you in costly (and usually chemically-filled) hair treatments.

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