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How Do You Brush Your Hair Properly?

There are a lot of benefits to brushing your hair, from evenly distributing your hair’s natural oils to eliminating kinks and knots. Whether you have a bob or hair that reaches your waist, we all have to brush our hair to detangle and avoid knots from forming, but did you know there’s a right way to do it? Read this blog from BKT Beauty to get expert answers to all your hair brushing questions.

The Right Way to Brush

If you run your hairbrush from your scalp down to your ends, I’m going to stop you right there. This is a major faux pas that you want to avoid to reduce breakage. Brushing from the top down will result in ripping out hair that has knots rather than working them out as you approach them.

This will cause unnecessary split ends, so avoid brushing your hair this way. Instead, start at the ends and use small brush strokes until you work your way to the scalp.

Hair Type

It’s important to keep your hair type into account when deciding how to brush your hair and how often. A curly texture would benefit from using a paddle brush, such as the BKT Paddle Brush. A paddle brush with boar bristles is suitable for all hair types. Don’t brush curly hair when it’s dry. Instead, you can apply a detangling product and run your fingers through your hair.

BKT Paddle Brush

Those with straight or fine hair would benefit from brushing their hair twice a day. They don’t have to worry about messing up their curl pattern or ending up with frizz, plus the natural oils that get released will make their hair shinier.

However, all hair types should be wary of brushing too much, because this can cause excess hair loss. If your hair doesn’t seem tangled, you can forego the brushing. Remove any loose hair from your hairbrush before reintroducing it to your fresh locks. You can also brush dry hair with a soft bristle brush to remove flyaways and frizz.

Wet vs Dry Hair

Ideally, you would completely avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet, but we understand that sometimes you’re in a rush or you’re dying to detangle your hair. This is where a leave-in conditioner can be helpful, as it helps to smooth out the hair follicle so you require less brushing.

When your hair is wet, it’s much more prone to breakage. You must use the appropriate brushing tools, such as a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush for wet hair. At BKT Beauty, we’ve designed a BKT Wet Brush Detangler that can be used on wet hair.

BKT Wet Brush Detangler

However, the drier your hair is, the less breakage you will get. Try towel-drying or air drying your hair for a few minutes before brushing it out. If you have curly hair, brushing when wet is the most ideal time to do so. Remember to use the appropriate type of brush or comb.

Shop Hair Styling & Brushing Tools at BKT Beauty

Different brushes are appropriate for different things. You must have these tools at your disposal so you aren’t causing damage to your hair that could be avoided. Always remember to use a wet detangling brush on wet hair. A paddle brush is the most universal hair brushing tool that should be in every man or woman’s hair supply kit. Browse our products at BKT Beauty today.