THE RIGHT & WRONG WAY TO BRUSH YOUR HAIR
We know you're probably wondering, 'there is a wrong way to brush hair..?' And the question whether or not you brush your hair correctly has probably never even entered your mind. We actually deem it blog worthy because brushing your hair the wrong way can cause some significant damage.. oh no! Don't fret! We have done our research and have the answers for our Kus babes :)
Before we start let's get one thing straight. It's completely normal to loose between 50-100 strands of hair a day. If you have longer hair you may even be prone to losing more as the strands get caught in the brush. Hence why it's so important to brush the right way, so we don't part with anymore hair than what we have to.
1. We need the right brush:
The style and quality of the brush or comb you use will reflect the style and health of your hair. Investing in the right tool to get rid of your knots is very important to get to your healthy hair goals.
It's important when using plastic tools to make sure that they are a high grade plastic and preferably designed on different levels. Example would be our two-tier tangle tamer which has two different bristle lengths to ease through your hair with the least amount of static. However easy these are to use (and super cute), there is an even healthier way to glide through your locks. Choosing wooden brushes (with wooden bristles) and wooden combs eliminates any static friction that plastic causes. Making them the ultimate tools for healthy hair brushing!
We understand that our curly hair girls are rolling their eyes at the moment, but don't fear we have the comb for you too. Neem wood has anti bacterial qualities, and a soft finish for curly hair. We recommend a wide tooth wooden comb to get through any tough tangles, without taking away your natural bounce. We also have some more tips for you below.. keep scrolling honey!
2. Don't brush your hair when it's wet:
This is a MASSIVE no-no! Wet hair is at it's most vulnerable because the hair cuticles are open and being weighed down by the waters weight. Brushing it during this time will without a doubt cause breakage or snapping.. and no one wants that.
Always brush your hair when it's completely dry. If you're a bit of a thrill seeker and want to brush it in the shower, use conditioner or a mask as a lubricant (heavily lather it between all strands) and brush from bottom to top.
3. Techniques - Curly vs Straight hair:
It's important that you know how to brush your type of hair. You most likely won't have the same hair as your friends, so you'll need to know what's good for your hair health.
Straight Hair: we without a doubt recommend brushing your hair only when it's dry. This will result in frizz free and healthier hair. Start always from your ends, get through any knots, and slowly work your way up. Take it easy, it's not a job to be rushed. Use a natural paddle brush, a two-tier tangle tamer, or wooden combs.
Curly Hair: it's recommended to not brush curly hair at all when it's dry, to avoid any unwanted frizz, curl damage from knots, and let's be real a whole lot of wild hair. Instead, lather your hair up in the shower with a hair mask or conditioner and comb through using a wide tooth comb. Start from your ends and work your way up slowly. When you're finished, air-dry and avoid brushing your hair till your next hair wash shower. We understand that hair can get a little knotty and uncomfortable between washes, and we recommend using a couple of pumps of our nourishing hair serums to keep your hair bouncy and hydrated !
So there you have it! Easy steps to follow for brushing your hair the healthy way!