Brushing your hair: when, how, why? If the beauty gesture makes it possible to maintain and make your hair shine, it must be carried out according to the rules of the art. Follow our brushing tips to optimize the health of your hair, but also that of your scalp.
Why brushing your hair is an essential gesture?
Meticulous and gentle brushing has many unsuspected benefits. The gesture initially comes to provide shine to your hair, by flattening the cuticle and making your hair fiber reflect. Secondly, it stimulates blood circulation in the scalp – a necessary operation to provide the roots with all the nutrients favorable to hair growth. By brushing your hair, you also stimulate the sebaceous glands and distribute sebum from root to tip — resulting in nourished, stronger, and supple hair. Finally, and contrary to some popular belief, brushing brings more volume to fine hair.
When should you detangle your hair?
To effectively detangle your hair, there's no need to work like a madman on your knots - at the risk of breaking your hair fiber. Very often, with long or frizzy hair, the detangling step can seem insurmountable. However, there are a few tips for performing the gesture effectively and respecting the hair.
First of all, detangle your hair every evening to dry, before your shampoo, then out of the shower once they are towel dried.
Different from brushing, detangling requires another specific brush model – preferably made with nylon bristles. The Altesse Studio detangling brush from the Beauty Collection is the ideal tool for a high-performance, almost magical effect. Its secret lies in a unique tacking technique combined with bio-based nylon to untangle and remove knots painlessly and without breakage. Fine, normal, thick or curly: all hair types are affected by controlled detangling as it should be.
Begin your detangling with your brush, starting from the ends, then gradually going up to the roots. If you have thick hair, you can make it easier by dividing the thickness in half. This first work will allow to roughen the step without attacking your fibers, to then finish with an effective disentangling with the brush.
When should you brush your hair?
As mentioned above, brushing requires different attention than detangling. For optimal results, the action should be performed twice a day, morning and evening, for a session of at least two minutes.
- In the morning, brushing will help put the hair in place: discipline it, but also distribute the sebum secreted during the night, giving it shine and softness.
- In the evening, the gesture aims to rid the impurities accumulated over the day, but also to massage and stimulate the blood flow to the scalp, promoting regrowth.
The ritual of “100 brush strokes” correctly carried out offers a doubly virtuous moment: that of care by distributing the sebum and nourishing the fiber, but also that of relaxation by self-massaging the birth of the skull with delicacy.
Unlike detangling, brushing deserves a styling accessory made entirely from first-cut boar bristles and bristled using new techniques — like the Altesse Studio Collection Beauté care brushes. Their innovation makes it possible to avoid so-called “thistle” piling, which limits the restorative action of boar hair. All that remains is to arm yourself with the miracle tool and choose the one that corresponds to your hair texture: rather fine to normal hair or thick or curly hair, everyone has the right to their ideal brush.