Happy Skincare Saturday!
This week we’re featuring another Q&A session with the Purely Primal Skincare Team!
We got some great questions for our new Q&A feature, and we’re answering them right here on the blog. We’ll be adding some of our other FAQs to the mix to bring you even more skin and hair care help.
(For more in-depth information on each topic, be sure to check out the Purely Primal Skincare Guide.)
Today’s Q: What brand/type of hairbrush do you recommend?
Before we get to hairbrush types, let’s talk about something equally important: some people don’t realize that HOW you brush is an important part of hair care, too. It may not seem like a big deal, but the brush you’re using – and how you’re using it – does matter.
Proper brushing begins with the proper distribution of natural oils. No matter how often you wash your hair – whether daily or, like many who adopt a natural haircare routine, just a few times each week or less – every day AND between washings, be sure to brush your hair gently to distribute the oils, and do a nice scalp massage with your fingers as well.
This gives your scalp and hair an extra boost and, once washed again, hair will be lovely and soft.
When it comes to brushing, it’s not just about hacking away at tangles. It’s important to brush your hair the right way, because brushing wrong can cause unnecessary breakage and tangles.
We recommend you begin by finger-combing (if necessary) to work out bad tangles. From there, grab your brush and start at the bottom – about an inch or two above the ends, brushing downward gently and moving up a few inches at a time as you work out tangles little by little. This strategy helps prevent breakage and damage from over-zealous brushing.
From there, brush the entire length of hair from root to tip. This will help exfoliate the scalp and stimulate circulation, which will make the hair look shinier and healthier.
Though we have a few favorite brushes (see recommendations below), no matter what brush you choose, use the same brushing strategy!
(Another way to fight hair breakage is by using the appropriate pillowcase. It may sound silly, but you can cut down on breakage by using a satin pillowcase, like the one shown here.)
The type of brush you choose should depend on your hair type and styling regime. We recommend using a boar bristle brush.
A few of our favorites include:
– Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush (A good hair brush is an investment, but if taken care of properly will last a lifetime!)
– Morrocco Method Boar Bristle Brush (Available in 2 different sizes!)
All of these are good options that we highly recommend!
Note: it’s important to clean your hair brush regularly. Over time, oils and product residue may clog the brush and cause it to perform poorly.
You can read more about scalp and hair care in the Purely Primal Skincare Guide!
Thanks for stopping by!
Liz & Amanda