A friend of mine has pretty long hair flowing all the way down her back. Watching her hair, I often wondered, “Gosh! It must be difficult for her to brush her hair.” Well, one has to admit brushing long hair is truly a skilful task, since you need to brush your all your strands right from the roots till the tips. Unable to keep my curiosity, I went up to her one day and asked her how she brushes her hair. She gave me quite an interesting reply. As this is a matter faced by many women out there, hence I decided to share it with you in helping you brush your admiringly long ‘Rapunzel-like’ hair.
To start with, bend forward half way allowing your hair to fall in front of you. Make sure you are using a brush with natural bristles and a wooden. Begin brushing your hair from the nape of the neck over the head all the way down till the hair ends. Afterwards, stand straight again and let the hair fall normally and brush from the bottom of the hairline flowing down the strands till the ends. After that, brush the top layers into place with long and even strokes. After each stroke, smoothen down the hair with hand to diminish the static effect.
Following every week, increase the number of strokes. Start with five strokes and add more stroke to the count every week till you reach a comfortable level. Lest your hair becomes oily more often, reduce the number of strokes.
Also, often people fail to understand that always brush your hair only when they are dry, since hair is very vulnerable for breakage when wet. Thus, brushing wet hair isn’t a good idea at all. Also, remember even when your hair gets dried, don’t move to brushing just yet; instead comb them first.
Bear in mind, the number of strokes entirely depends on the length of the hair. Brushing is essential for the health for your hair. Therefore, to guarantee to promote the health of your hair, use a brush with natural bristles. Brushes made with synthetic bristles or with evenly spaced tines which are perfect for straightening out and styling the hair however natural-bristle brushes facilitate in removing dirt and product build-up and also help in evenly distributing oil along the hair shaft and keeping off excess oil. On the contrary, synthetic brushes cannot nurture the positive health to your hair.
Here are a few additional tips you need to keep up with while brushing your hair:
When combing wet hair, always use a comb with big tooth and watchfully disentangle your hair from end to end to acquire a smoothened look. Avoid too close a contact with your hair roots.
For those with rather shorter hair, prefer to use a Paddington brush which has soft shielding bristles while styling and blow-drying your hair to get the desired look.
Learning this tip will surely bring a smile on those faces which worry about their height. If you want to give yourself an impression of a little more height, then use a pick to tease your hair.
If you have straight hair with medium length, a Paddle brush with soft protective bristles is what you need.
If you have medium length wavy bobs, prefer to use an extra large round brush to set the kinks and curls, giving them a flamboyant look.
Long hair flowing down your shoulders? For you, a thick, loose-toothed brush or a big round ceramic brush would do the trick.
Longer the hair, the more precious they are as hair is a woman’s greatest asset.
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