Detangling. How to avoid breakage?
Detangling hair: a step that some people dread. This step is often unpleasant when we count the hairs pulled out by the brush, praying that we have some left on our head. Rest assured, it’s perfectly normal to lose hair when brushing. On average, we lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day.
Hair goes through a life cycle. At the end of the cycle, the hair dies and naturally falls away from the scalp, making way for new, young and strong hair.
Choosing the right brush to gently detangle your hair
Brushing hair is a simple process, but it requires the use of a good styling tool. Indeed, many unsuitable or low-quality hair brushes have the unfortunate and little-known habit of breaking and even tearing hair when detangling. Why do they do this? Often because the bristles are too thick and do not effectively separate the knots from the hair. The knots get stuck around the tips of the hair brush, immediately pulling out the most fragile hair or even the others!
Another recurring problem with these hair brushes is the way the bristles are placed on the handle or the cushion, some hair can get stuck under the tips and pull out easily while brushing. This is unfortunately the case with the majority of hair brushes marketed in the world due to the fact that the bristles are stacked from top to bottom and not from bottom to top. La Bonne Brosse's 100% boar bristle or nylon brushes guarantee gentle brushing that will give your hair strength and vitality, without ever tearing it out.
Adopt the right practices to detangle your hair
After choosing the right brush for your hair, it is essential to perform the right gestures when detangling your hair. Start by detangling the ends of your hair, working your way up to the roots. Indeed, if you start brushing your hair from the top of your head and not from the bottom, you'll bring down and tighten the knots. When you reach the bottom of the hair, the knots are so tight that they cannot be detangled and will pull or break the hair fiber. Once the ends of the hair are detangled one by one, the rest of the hair can be brushed without fear while enjoying the massaging sensations provided by the tips of the hair brush on the scalp. Some dry and fragile hair needs extra moisture before brushing. To do this, nourish the hair fiber with silicone-free products. The hair will have a slippery texture which will allow you to thoroughly detangle the lengths without breaking them!