The Benefits of Hair Brushing and How to Do It Properly

Benefits of Brushing Hair:

Brushing your hair helps in keeping it healthy and looking its best. You don’t have to spend money on expensive shampoos or conditioners which are full of chemicals. You can brush your hair yourself without any problems.

You will feel better when you brush your hair regularly and properly.

It prevents dryness and flaking of your scalp.

You can enjoy watching TV while brushing your hair. If you want to watch something else, then turn off the television screen so that it doesn’t affect the quality of your sleep.

If you use a hairbrush, then you won’t need to worry about losing your shampoo bottle. You can keep it with your other grooming products.

You can brush your hair without having to wash it at all. You just have to rinse the water out of the brush and start again from scratch.

If you find your hair to be particularly greasy, you can brush the excess oils off with a dry brush. This is much better than washing it every day because it strips the natural oils that your scalp produces to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

Brushing your hair helps to untangle it and keep it from getting too knotted up. If you have long or curly hair, then this is especially important for you.

Benefits of Brushing Hair 100 Times:

Some people believe that by brushing their hair one hundred times every night before bed, they will enjoy a wealth of benefits. These range from healthy and beautiful hair, to greater intelligence and even better memory retention skills. It is believed that this ancient practice was used in the past by those who wanted to increase their wisdom, but as with most things its origins are uncertain.

Does Brushing Hair Stimulate Growth:

There are many people who think that brushing your hair does not only make it look better but also makes the hair grow faster and prevent balding. These claims have no medical or scientific base and are disproved by many doctors and scientists. However, this is a common belief especially among women with thinning hair and men with receding hairlines. The idea is this: the more you brush, the more you will stimulate the blood flow to your scalp, which will in turn send out more nutrients to your hair. That way it will grow faster and prevent you from going bald.

Unfortunately, this is untrue.

Does Brushing Teeth Prevent Morning Breath:

One unfounded belief about brushing is that it can prevent morning breath. This claim is mostly spread by companies who sell toothpaste and mouthwash. If you are one of those people who suffer from bad breath in the morning, it is advised that you brush your teeth or gargle with mouthwash after you wake up. However, simply brushing before you go to bed will not clear away the smell of rot that’s waiting for you in the morning. This is because morning breath is not caused by not brushing, but rather the food that you eat.

No matter how much you brush your teeth in the morning, if you eat a lot of onions or garlic the day before, you will still have bad breath when you wake up. You need to prevent the food that causes bad breath in the first place if you want to get rid of morning breath.

As you can see, the belief that brushing makes your hair grow or prevents morning breath is untrue. The only proven fact is that brushing can make your hair look better and, if you do it well enough, prevent knots and tangles.

It’s a good idea to keep a hairbrush in your bathroom. This way, you can brush your hair after you shower and avoid washing all the natural oils off of it. You can also use this time to brush out any knots that may have formed while your hair was tied up.

When looking for a new hairbrush, look for one that is specifically designed to handle your hair type. For example, if you have thin hair, look for a brush with soft bristles. If you have thick hair, look for a brush with hard bristles. You can also ask a sales associate for suggestions when you go to the store.

Brushing your hair is not difficult or time-consuming. It should only take up about five minutes of your day. Never use a hairbrush that has been used by anyone else, especially someone with a different hair type than you. Also, make sure to clean your brush at least once a week. Use a small amount of shampoo to do this.

What Not to Put in Your Hair:

Most women like to change up their hairstyle from time to time. They may want to try a new haircut, add some highlights, or even go completely short. If you are considering any of these changes, you should know there are certain things you should never put in your hair.

Hair Dyes:

Hair dye can sometimes have very strange effects on people. Some people can dye their hair a color like blue or green and have no reaction at all. However, other people can have an allergic reaction to the dye. If you already know that you are allergic to hair dye, it is best not to use it.

While some people’s hair might turn out exactly the color it should, other people’s hair might turn out even darker than they expected. In fact, some dyes are so strong that they can actually cause your entire head of hair to fall out. If you see these effects starting to happen, you need to wash your hair immediately.

Getting Your Hair Done:

When you get your hair done at a salon, the first thing that should happen is a discussion between you and the stylist. Tell the stylist exactly what you want done and explain any problems you are having with your hair.

If you know what you want done, it will save you both time and money in the long run. If you do not tell the stylist what to do, they can not guarantee that you will like the results. They can, however, guarantee that you will pay for services you did not ask for.

After you have discussed what needs to be done and agreed on a price, the stylist will get to work. Make sure you tell them if you are feeling any pain or discomfort at any time. Any good stylist will stop what they are doing immediately and adjust what they are doing to make you more comfortable.

If you have long hair and want a new hairstyle, you may need to get it cut first. Your stylist should give you a rough idea of how much hair needs to be cut off while they are doing it. However, if you find you still have too much hair after it’s done, the stylist should adjust the price for you.

Lighting a Fire: a Beginners Guide to Braids

Whether you’re going for a classic look or a trendier one, braiding your hair can always add a nice finish to your style. Braids can be done on straight or slightly wet hair and there are many ways you can braid. Probably the easiest way for a beginner to braid is the three strand braid, where you take three sections of hair and weave them together. For more of a challenge, you can try the fishtail braid, which is like the three strand braid but with more strands. Finally, for a true challenge, you can try the French braid, which is popular in many ancient artworks and on classic movie stars like Audrey Hepburn.

Step One: The Beginnings

While you can start braiding your hair after it’s been washed and dried, the easiest way to start is to part your hair in sections. For the three strand braid or fishtail braid, divide your hair into three even sections (left, right and back). For the French braid, divide your hair into five even sections (two on the left, two on the right and one at the back).

Step Two: Three Strand Braids

The next step is to take the three strands of hair from each section and weave them together into a braid. For the three strand braid you will always have one more strand than you have sections of hair, so for the left side you would take your three strands (left, middle and right) and then add in another strand (right again). Then you would cross the right strand over the middle strand and under the left strand. Next, you would take the middle strand and cross it over the left strand and under the right strand. Then you would take the left strand and cross it over the right strand and under the middle strand.

Step Three: Fishtail Braids

The fishtail braid is like a fusion between a three strand braid and a French braid, except you only use two sections instead of three. First, you separate your hair into two sections (left and right). Then, just as you did with the three strand braid, you cross one strand over one strand and under the third. The only difference is you now switch to the other side and do the same thing with the other section of hair. To keep the pattern going you will repeat these steps until your braid is finished.

Step Four: French Braids

The trick to learning the French braid is everything hinges on how you treat the section of hair at the very top of your head. For this reason it’s also known as the crown braid. Start by taking a thin section of hair from either side of this section and bringing them together in the middle. Then, take a section from the opposite side and bring it across the middle and under the other two strands. Continue taking sections from opposite sides and crossing them over the middle until your whole head of hair is braided.

Tips for Braiding

When you’re braiding your hair with extensions, remember to be gentle! Don’t yank them or you could hurt your scalp and even damage the wefts. Also, if you’re having trouble keeping your braids neat and tight, try wetting your hair with water before starting. This way, the strands will be more pliable and you’ll have an easier time working with them.

Sources & references used in this article:

Temperature indicating hair brush by MV Vecchiola, PM Coyne – US Patent 5,911,226, 1999 – Google Patents

Hair curling brush and method of using same by S Wilk – US Patent 5,887,600, 1999 – Google Patents

The Technological Revolution: Robo Brush by R Brush –

Facial brush for controlling pseudofolliculitis barbae by CA Iten, DO Chase – US Patent 4,325,392, 1982 – Google Patents