The comb is of great, if not decisive, importance in what your hair will become. There is a huge variety of combs, combs, brushes from a wide variety of materials. It is desirable that the comb was wooden. The teeth of the wooden comb are gently rounded, do not irritate the scalp. Good combs from cedar wood, from fir, but best of all from birch, a birch comb will improve your mood and help get rid of dandruff.
Modern combs can be of very different shapes, it is important that you like them and do not harm your hair and scalp. Preferring a plastic comb, make sure that it is not stiff and does not electrify the hair. Haberdashery stores offer combs made of antistatic plastic.
Brushes, like combs, can be made from natural or artificial materials. In any case, preference should be given to soft bristles, especially natural ones. Natural bristle gives hair shine, revitalizes them.
Brushes are thick, which is more suitable for short hairstyles, or sparse, which are useful for combing long and very long curls. It is good if there are thickenings on the tips of the plastic bristles, such special balls that protect the scalp from injury when combing.
Plastic brushes with a lattice base, double-sided or single-sided, can be considered universal, suitable for all types and lengths of hair. When styling the hair, the grill allows air to pass through, the hairstyle becomes more voluminous, and the scalp breathes and receives an additional massage.
Combing long hair
Brushes are more suitable for long hair. It is better to start combing from the ends, gradually rising to the roots. If the hair is thin and very tangled, you can divide it into strands and, firmly holding a separate strand, gently brush it several times with a brush. Remember that in no case should you pull out the hair, this leads to their weakening, breaking.
Caring for long hair does not require haste, all movements should be smooth and measured. In this case, you will quickly and easily put your natural wealth in order. If the look of your long hair is depressing, do not rush to cut it! Maybe they just don’t like the brush they’re combed with? Try a different brush with natural bristles or a flat comb.
Combing short hair
It is better to comb such hair with a flat comb or comb. The morning procedure for putting hair in order can be more active than the evening one. However, you should not comb your hair with sharp, rough movements, this leads to splitting of the ends of the hair.
Comb teeth (not sharp!) Should massage the scalp well, so it is advisable to carry out several times in a row in the same place. It is necessary to comb short hair from the roots to the ends, and in different directions. For example, from the forehead, from the ears and neck to the crown and back, or in a circular motion around the head (if the hair is short enough).
It is very good to comb while sitting, strongly tilting your head to your knees. In this position, the blood rushes to the scalp, which increases the supply of oxygen to the hair follicles, stimulates the growth and strengthening of hair. Of course, this method of combing is only suitable for those who do not have problems with blood pressure.
Hair Care Hygiene
Combing hair is a procedure, among other things, hygienic, cleansing. When combing, weakened or old hairs fall out. You need to comb your hair only with clean brushes and combs. The teeth of the comb or bristles of the brush collect dust particles, microscopic particles of fat, keratinized hair scales from the hair. This is why proper brush washing is so important.
The brush gets dirty more than the comb, so you need to clean it thoroughly. First you need to clean the brush, for which it is enough to tap it on a hard surface, shake off solid particles. Wash the brush by slapping the bristles on the surface of the soapy water. It is useful to add ammonia to the water for washing the brush at the rate of 2 tablespoons per liter of water.
Brushes and combs should be washed quite often, about once every two or three days, with warm soapy water. Hot water can damage certain types of plastics that make up the comb or the handle and base of the brush.
Hair loss when combing
Both on the brush and on the comb after combing, there is a certain amount of hair that has fallen out. It’s not scary, because the hair is renewed, new hairs grow instead of the aged ones. If it seems to you that the hair falls out too much, more than the allowable 80 – 100 per day, strengthen your hair with special masks or consult a trichologist.
In order for your hair to be strong and comb well, regardless of whether you have long or short hair, it is useful to make it a rule to periodically refer to the recipes of our grandmothers. Infusions and decoctions of herbs heal hair, make it lively and shiny, strengthen hair follicles. The most common, because more effective, masks and rinses with chamomile, calendula, mint, nettle, burdock root.
Experts recommend combing your hair several times a day, at least twice – in the morning and in the evening. Evening combing is a special ritual. The brush or comb must be clean, no one except you should use them.
In no case do not comb wet or damp hair, moreover, you should not go to bed with a wet head. Wet hair becomes heavy, breaks easily under the action of the teeth of the comb, and also makes it difficult for air to reach the scalp. Combing dry hair should be done slowly. Measured, smooth movements calm, put thoughts in order, evoke pleasant associations. Such a 10-15-minute nightly procedure will provide you with restful sleep and pleasant dreams.