Hair brushes. And or brushing. It’s worth a conversation.
If you are reading this blog I’m going to venture a guess that you read other blogs about makeup, hair etc. Then you have probably read somewhere that it is now frowned upon to brush your hair with a hair brush. Ok, so what do you do with unruly hair?
Here’s the deal. I still use a hair brush. Actually, I use two. Plus I use a comb.
Oh heavens to Betsy you are all screaming. That is too much work AND you are yanking your tresses out of your head. To you I give a hair flip and say bye bye. Why do I ignore your screaming? Because it works. This method works for me because I have basically straight hair. As well as I prep my hair in advance of using any brush at all. Which brings me to the most knowledgeable part of this post.
What is more important than a hair brush? Do you know? It’s the WIDE TOOTHED COMB. Say it with me now..wide toothed comb. I’m pretty sure I own 3 of them. Where do you get them? The Dollar Store. Yes folks the Dollar Store. One of the the best features of these combs is that they have a sort of hooked bottom. Why is that great? It’s great because you can hang said comb in the shower. Oh silly me why would I want to do that? Here it is, the big secret…you need it in the shower to PREP your hair. There, I said it again “to prep your hair”. Prep your hair for drying, styling, brushing whatever you want to do to it.
When you are in the shower washing your hair (we’ll get into the whole no need to wash everyday thing some other time) you will do your hair a great service by using the wide toothed comb to comb the shampoo, if you can and then the conditioner throughout your hair.
I said comb through the shampoo if you can because I realize not everyone’s hair is combable (made up word) when wet. One of my bonus daughters can barely get a comb through it with conditioner because she is blessed with some gorgeous curls. But, the number one best favor you can do for your hair is to use the wide toothed comb on it with your conditioner. You will thank me and your hair will thank you.
As for brushing, do not brush wet hair. Simple. Don’t do it unless you want broken, frizzy hair.
Before you blow-dry again, wide toothed comb.
Personally I won’t blow dry without protection and my favorite has gone off the market and is now a black market item. I feel a lot like Elaine in Seinfeld when her preferred method of protection, the sponge, was taken off the market. My
supply is so low at this point I ask myself if my hair on a particular day “is it V05 worthy” and sometimes the answer is no and I throw the whole wet mess in a bun and don’t dry it.
But back to brushing. Of course there are times you need to brush. I’m a fan of the wide paddle brush. But at night, before I go to bed I use a natural bristle brush to distribute the oils though my hair to the ends. Which brings me to the topic of our next chat…co-washing.
Tell me, do you use a heat protecting spray before yo u blow dry? Do you use a brush?
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