|Hair by Billy Lowe|
When brushing your hair, I always recommend starting with the right tools. Just like an artist, calligrapher, or photographer has certain tools he enjoys working with, the same holds true for the art of hair. When it comes to general brushing throughout the day (such as detangling or styling) I always recommend using a vent brush, or a paddle brush. Denman makes an amazing assortment of these types of brushes and are all available online or at your local hair salon. Large paddle brushes are great for detangling because of the cushioned base which gives flexibility as you move through the hair. Here are a few great beauty tips when brushing.
- Never start at the scalp area. If your hair is tangled, you'll only create more wear and tear as you're brushing through your hair. Hair should be brushed from the ends first, working out the tangled pieces, and then moving up to the scalp area gradually.
- Use a detangling spray or mist on wet hair if needed. This helps brushes glide through hair more easily.
- If you are experiencing static, spray your brush with an anti-static spray, or stroke hair with an anti-static sheet to help calm and soothe hair.
- Go easy on the scalp area. I recommend light massaging of the scalp with your hair brush but don't overdo it.
- Avoid boar or nylon bristle brushes for detangling especially if the hair is wet. These are good, however, for the "100 strokes a day" brushing that your mother used to tell you about. These brushes help bring healthy oils from scalp area down through to the ends to condition ends of the hair.