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How to brush your hair the right way: Women brushing their hair

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How to brush your hair the right way

Is it better to brush your hair when it's wet or dry? And what are the best options when it comes to how to brush hair? All your hair-brushing questions and more are answered in this handy article!

Should you brush your hair wet?

It seems like the simplest of things, but should you brush wet hair? The question – should you brush your hair wet or dry – is a tough one, and getting it right can make a big difference to the quality of your locks and your overall look.

Essentially, if you brush wet hair, it can cause more damage than it can do good. When it’s soaking wet, hair is much more fragile than usual which makes it more susceptible to breaking down. Avoid anything harsh like brushing or combing, or even rubbing too vigorously with a towel. As that can lead to unwanted breakages, split ends, and frizz.

On the other hand, if you brush dry hair, it can mean tangles have already dried in, making it much more difficult to get a smooth finish. The best advice is to wait until your hair is around 80% dry before brushing it. If you need to detangle before this, do so with a wide-tooth comb and use leave-in conditioner like our Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-In Smoothie Cream.

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How to brush your hair: Other key tips

Now you know the answer to should you brush your hair wet or dry, here are some other important tips and tricks:

  1. Conditioning your hair in the shower can make it much easier to style. Find a product that works for your hair type. Our Hemp Seed Oil & Nana Leaf Conditioner is a great place to start.
  2. Be sure to clean your hairbrush regularly. It can be easy to forget, but this little chore makes a big difference as dirty brushes are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria. Clean them every few weeks with baking soda and warm water, and brushing hair will be a lot less messy.
  3. When detangling, always start from the bottom of the hair and work your way up in small sections to avoid causing more tangles.
  4. Getting into a good daily and weekly routine will help keeping your hair in a good condition long term. Read another article for tips on finding your perfect hair routine that should always include brushing your hair regularly.

Those are the key things you need to know when it comes to how to brush hair. While it may seem straight forward, getting this right can really improve the condition of your locks. Make sure you are brushing your hair in line with this guidance and you’re off to a great start. 

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