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Going Beyond Routine: 5 Expert Tips for Brushing Your Hair

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Going Beyond Routine: 5 Expert Tips for Brushing Your Hair

You’ve been brushing your hair for years, but have you ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well, you’re in for a treat today because we’re here to spill the beans on how to do it right. Brushing is an art, and today, we’re unveiling the secrets to master it like a pro.

If you’ve been treating your tresses with the same old routine for years, it’s time to level up your hair game. Check out these five expert tips for brushing your hair, and discover why Spornette brushes are the perfect match for your locks.

Know Your Hair Type

Hair comes in all textures, from straight and silky to curly and coiled, not forgetting everything in between. Different hair requires different levels of TLC, and knowing your type enables you to use the correct type of hairbrush, products, and technique to brush and style your tresses.

Choose the Right Brush

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Your choice of brush is the difference between a good hair day and a great one. The benefits of using the right hairbrush include:

  • Minimizing damage: The right hairbrush reduces damage to your hair. For example, a nylon cushion brush with widely spaced bristles is gentle on hair, reducing breakage and split ends.
  • Efficient detangling: If you struggle with knots and tangles, a detangling brush can be a lifesaver. These brushes are designed to remove tangles without pulling or damaging your hair. 
  • Enhanced styling: A paddle brush is excellent for straight hair, while a round brush, like the Prego, can add volume and curls. The right brush makes styling your hair a breeze. Whether you want a sleek, straight look or wild, voluminous curls, choosing the right brush is essential for achieving your desired hairstyle.
  • Boosts hair health: Using the right brush distributes natural oils, improves blood circulation in the scalp, and minimizes hair issues like excessive shedding and split ends, which promotes overall hair health and vitality.
  • Taming frizz: If you have curly hair, opt for a brush with natural bristles, like boar bristle brushes. They help distribute your hair’s natural oils from root to tip, reducing frizz and giving you the desired look without causing your hair to puff up.
  • Saves time and effort: The right brush makes it easy to achieve your desired look with less effort and in less time. This makes your hair care routine more efficient.

Choosing the right brush matters, and Spornette offers a range of options that cater to all hair types and needs, making them an essential part of your daily hair care routine.

Prepare Your Hair for Brushing

Before you dive into brushing, a little preparation can go a long way in ensuring your hair looks its best. Enter two of your best allies: blow drying and leave-in conditioner.

First up is leave-in conditioner – the magical elixir for taming unruly hair. It offers extra slip, making it easier to work through knots and tangles (while providing nourishment), especially for curly or straight hair.

Blow-drying, on the other hand, speeds up your hair care routine. However, opt for a cooler setting, as high heat damages hair.

Master the Art of Brushing: Dry vs. Wet Hair

Did you know there’s a technique for dry and wet hair?

Dry Hair

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Brushing dry hair is relatively straightforward, but you should do it right to avoid damage and achieve a polished look.

  • Start from the tips: Begin brushing at the ends of your hair and work your way up towards the roots. This prevents unnecessary tugging and breakage, particularly if your hair is prone to knots.
  • Use an appropriate brush: Choose a high-quality brush with flexible bristles. Spornette brushes are designed with smooth bristles that gently detangle and distribute natural oils for a silky finish.
  • Be gentle: Use even strokes as you move from the tips towards the roots. Be gentle as you go through your locks, especially if you encounter knots. Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Mind the flyaways: If you have loose hair or flyaways, Spornette brushes excel at taming those pesky strands, leaving your hair looking sleek and polished.

Wet Hair

Wet hair is more fragile and prone to damage, requiring a different approach. Here are expert tips for brushing your hair in the shower:

  • Be extra gentle: Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage, so be extra gentle. Use a wide-toothed comb to prevent pulling and breakage.
  • Detangle first: Start by carefully detangling any knots or tangles with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Consider using a detangling product for a smoother brushing process.
  • Opt for Spornette brushes: Some Spornette brushes are specially designed for wet hair. Their bristles are gentle on wet strands, helping you achieve a polished look without causing damage.

Whether your hair is dry or wet, the key is to brush with care and use the ideal hairbrush.

Be Consistent

You might have a great hair-brushing technique, but it’s the regularity that makes a difference. Contrary to popular belief, the American Academy of Dermatology says you don’t need 100 strokes daily to achieve smoother hair.

Following a regular brushing routine helps distribute your hair’s natural oils from roots to tips, giving your hair a healthy, radiant sheen. It also minimizes knots and tangles, making it easier to manage your hair on a daily basis. Over time, a routine brushing schedule improves your hair’s overall quality and health.

Spornette Brushes: At the Heart of Every Style

At Spornette, we believe that the right brush can elevate your hair game. We’ve got a wide range of brushes for all hair types and styles, making them the perfect addition to your hair care routine. Remember, brushing isn’t just a routine; it’s an art that, when mastered, brings out the best in your locks.

When it comes down to it, Spornette brushes are at the heart of every great hair care routine. Visit our online shop to explore our wide range of brushes, or check our blog to get more expert tips for brushing your hair.

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