We all want the healthiest and strongest hair, and combing your natural hair does just that!
We all know that hair care saying, “Brush your hair 100 times a day for strong and shiny hair.” It always seemed like a myth, but turns out there is truth behind the saying. Combing your hair is just as important as the hair products you use in your hair, if not more.
Combing your natural hair helps to maintain strength and softness while preventing breakage and so much more! If you comb your locks with the proper technique, you will reap all the benefits it has to offer.
Hair care is vital in our everyday beauty routine. We are all trying to find the right conditioners, oils, and shampoos to promote healthy hair. Of course the right products for your hair are vital, but something as simple as combing your natural hair can provide multiple benefits to improve your overall hair health. So grab that comb and start brushing ASAP!
Here are all the benefits of combing your natural hair!
Using a comb helps promote blood circulation on the scalp– just think of it as a mini massage for your head! This mini massage causes blood to rise to the surface. Since hair is fed through the bloodstream, this increased circulation brings with it more oxygen and nutrients, nourishing the hair roots and promoting hair growth.
Conditions Your Hair Naturally
We love a free conditioner, right guys? When you comb your hair you’re basically distributing all the oil from the top of your head down to the bottom part of the hair. When you neglect to comb your hair, the top of your head will be all greasy and the bottom will be dry. No one wants that. By adding a comb to your hair routine you will condition your whole hair naturally and prevent oil buildup at the scalp while providing moisture to the dry ends.
Prevents Irritation and Dandruff
Combing your hair helps remove dead skin (aka dandruff…yuck) and prevents irritation. When you neglect to comb your hair, this can lead to clogged pores of the scalp and block hair follicles. When this happens, irritation can occur and also stall hair growth.
How to Properly Comb Your Hair
Now you know the benefits of adding a comb to your routine, here is how to do it correctly. Don’t worry, it’s easy!
First, you’ll want to make sure that you comb the ends of your hair first and then work your way up, softly massaging the scalp when the rest of your hair is detangled. Also, while the verdict is still out, most hairstylists don’t recommend combing your hair when it’s wet. Rather, they suggest oiling up your locks while dry and then combing to spread the nutrients through each strand.