Brush Advice For Hair Types
Just think about it. Our tresses are not only subjected to stress from the external environment (think the sun rays and our less than tender way of treating it), but also our daily routine such as our lifestyle habits (whether we eat healthily, exercise, sleep early etc) and of course stress in general.
But first before we start lamenting about our hair, let’s decide our hair type first. Now that’s of paramount importance as the better you understand your hair type, the easier it will be for you to find the perfect products in order to keep your hair healthy and youthful looking.
There are generally four hair types – normal, thick/curly, oily and dry hair. Let us look at each of them in greater detail.
Thick Or Curly Hair
If you have thick or curly hair, remember it has to be groomed to stop it from becoming uncontrollably frizzy. Once the hair gets extra frizzy, it tends to get entangled and that’s when the real nightmare of combing it out begins. Use a detangling brush and wide toothed comb after washing to remove the tangles. Follow up to air dry. If you insist on using a hairdryer, then choose to blow dry downwards to encourage the hair cuticles to lie flat with the help of a brush.
Like it or not, Singapore’s tropical climate worsens your condition as the increased sebum secretion clogs pores and gives your hair its greasy look. However, thinking on the bright side, sebum is a natural hair conditioner and all you need is to use a bristle brush to help remove the excess oils while keeping hair moisturised and healthy.
Lying on the other extreme of the spectrum, dry hair is possibly the result of over exposure to the sun, inactive oil glands and harsh chemical treatments (eg. dyeing your hair too often or using too strong treatments). The best way out is to choose a bristle hair brush in an attempt to start brushing. Brushing helps stimulate the hair follicles which reside the sebaceous glands. This encourages the flow of sebum that moisturises and protects the hair. In addition, for dry hair, using a conditioner is a MUST as your hair needs all the moisture it can get. My last advice for you is to avoid all heated appliances.
Now not only do you know your own hair type, you have also learnt what type of hair brushes are best suited for your hair type. Remember, love yourself, love your hair as it is your crowning glory!