I heard that you must brush your hair 100 strokes a day to have beautiful, healthy hair. Is it true? Would that work for curly, dry, frizzy hair? Which hair brushes do you recommend that are good for blow drying? Please, tell. Thanks!”
If you’ve heard that brushing your hair meticulously 100 times a day stimulates blood flow to your scalp, promotes hair growth and makes it shiny, you are not alone. We’ve heard that myth too.
Truth is, brush your hair excessively and you will damage it. Too much brushing can cause hair breakage and frizz. Especially if you have curly hair. There are different types of curly hair, but all of them have something in common: they tend to be frizzy, porous and dry. Curly hair breaks off easily. If you have wavy hair like I do, you know that it’s not easy to control your frizzies and maintain hair moisture.
As part of my hair routine, I only brush it to untangle it every time I wash it, and if I style it. I prefer a paddle brush or a wide-toothed comb. I comb it only wet, with plenty conditioner on it. I brush it slowly, gently and to a minimum. Once my hair is dry, I stop touching it. The less I touch it, the less frizzy it looks.
Which Are The Best Tools For Brushing And Blow Drying Hair?
Hair brushes are important. One of the best lines I’ve tried has been created by the Morroccan Oil brand.
My favorite hair brush, which I use to brush and AND style my hair, is the Moroccanoil XLPro Paddle Brush.
It’s a ceramic flat brush with an extra-large surface and Ionic technology. The ceramic distributes the heat evenly. Its Ionic bristles break up water molecules, without depleting the hair fiber of moisture. My hair looks smoother, more hydrated and it stays frizz-free.
For styling I also use the MoroccanOil Ceramic Ionic Round Brush 1 3/8, as well as the MoroccanOil Ceramic Ionic Round Brush 2 1/8 . They are light weight and they keep my curls bouncy, soft and voluminous.