Dallas Cosmetology School Beauty Tip:
A rigorous brushing, or what is technically known as a scientific brushing, can and does make a huge difference to the health of your hair. It does so many wonderful things for your hair and is a very overlooked tool for a healthy scalp and hair. First, brushing your hair before taking a shower, or before going to bed at night if you don’t have the time to give in the morning, will stimulate your scalp and hair follicles meaning that you have brought the blood flow, which brings all the nutrients, to the scalp. This is especially important if you are experiencing hair loss. With hair loss, the first instinct is to become gentle with the hair and not disturb it but that is, in fact, the opposite of what should be done. The next thing a good brushing will do is help to unclog the pores in the scalp and distribute the natural occurring oils in your hair, which are, of course, the absolute best oils for the hair. The immediate result (after shampooing) is shinier, bouncier hair from the very first time you try it. The long term effects of regular, rigorous brushing is stronger hair that grows faster and has more shine and body.
The best brushes for this use is the boar bristle mixed with nylon. You get the benefit of the boar bristle to distribute the oils with a little help from the nylon bristles in detangling the hair. If your hair is fine boar bristle alone should be enough to detangle your hair.So, how do we do this scientific brushing and is it difficult?
Actually, there is no wrong way to do it. Brush your hair in every direction being careful not to rip through the tangles. First, brush your hair normally to remove all the tangles, when that is done, brush everything back away from the face concentrating on the scalp as the brush’s main objective. Once that’s done, brush everything to the right or left one section at a time until the whole side is done, repeat to the other side and then again from back to front and back again. You are now done and ready to wash your hair. Your scalp should be tingling which means the blood is rushing to the scalp.If you have any scalp issues or just want to really be good to your hair, now would be a good time to massage some nourishing essential oils for the hair into your scalp.
Now it’s time to shampoo your hair with a high quality shampoo containing more essential oils. If you are a daily shampooer limit your brushings to every other shampoo day.
There are two times that the scientific brushing is not recommended. One, is if you have individual extensions in the hair, as this will cause breakage, you girls who wear wefts will have no problem with the brushing. And two, is the evening before or the day of a chemical service.
If you men think this is for women only and not for you, you are missing out on many things like hair loss prevention and thick, shiny, strong hair, which if you haven’t guessed yet, we women love.