Is It Okay Not Comb Your Hair? Combing your hair can stimulate the blood flow in your scalp but it can also make the texture of your hair frizzier and dry.
What My Stylist Told me :
Brushing your hair extensively can damage your scalp and make your hair brittle and easier to break. Any good salon will tell you that the keratin is lost on vigorous brushing.
How often you should comb your hair depends on the type of your hair. If you have manageable hair, you can choose to comb your hair more often but if you have curly, frizzy hair, combing your hair is the worst thing you can do.
A stylist once told me that combing your curly hair opens up your curls and makes it frizzier. If you need to detangle your hair, just run your fingers through it to keep the curls intact and leave the moisture in your hair. And a good leave-in conditioner is a must.
Her words are holy to me. I’ve experienced that running my fingers through my curly hair is feasible.
If you do not have curly hair, combing your hair every day is not advised. Some people feel combing your hair everyday distributes the oil through even but that is not healthy. Combing hair is only practical for styling purposes.
Finer hair should be brushed more frequently to avoid tangles.
Here are some tips on how to brush your hair:
- Always and I mean always start from the bottom. It helps detangle hair better and also helps keep the hair manageable. If you start at the roots, the brush seems to pull at the hair and that results in more hair fall. But hair should always be detangled to reduce hair fall. So brushing is key/
Type of Brush
- If you have finer hair, you can choose to use a hairbrush with ball tips at the end. It stimulates the hair follicles and increases blood flow.
- If you have curlier and thicker hair, use a wide-toothed comb. It helps keep the curls intact and also prevents hair fall.
Never brush your hair when wet. That’s the worst thing you can do to your hair.