Do you remember how beautiful your mother’s hair was when you were a kid? At the same age when I was fighting with hair fall problems, my mother had very thick long straight hair. I inherited the straight hair but not the same amount of thickness. Two main reasons why I think this happened were first I started using toxic chemical filled shampoo from the age of 9 or 10 and second I hardly brushed my hair. Yes, you heard it right brushing your hair does affect the health of your scalp and hair.
How you comb your hair also matters according to Chiranjiv Chhabra, dermatologist, Skin Alive Clinic, Delhi. Chiranjiv says, “The type of brush and style of brushing matters a lot”. It is an important part of hair care. For me since I follow no-poo hair care brushing with a wooden comb or a natural boar bristle brush is important. Wooden comb absorbs the oil from your scalp and helps redistribute it evenly. Boar bristle brush does the same job. The difference is that wooden comb helps detangle it and boar bristle helps hair remain tangle free.
Start brushing your hair from the tip of your hair in small sections to the roots of your hair. Make sure hair is dry when your start brushing your hair. When knots are removed start brushing from root to tip in one go. Repeat this for about 10 to 15 times. You can see in the below picture how the oil in my top section got distributed and no sign of oil is seen afterwards.
The links of the hair brushes I use is given here (wooden comb, wooden bristle brush, boar bristle brush). There are other important steps to maintain the health of your hair which is mentioned in this no poo hair post. I have noticed an increase in shine and reduction in hair fall by regularly following this process. I hope this post helps to improve your hair too. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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