How to Brush your Hair

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How to Brush your Hair

Firstly, find yourself a BOAR HAIR Bristle Brush.

The boar hairs on your hairbrush are packed so tightly together that the first function it performs is to remove dust, lint, dried skin and other foreign items from your hair. It cleans your hair. And it cleans your hair well. But it also massages your scalp, encourages oil production and evenly distributes the natural oil down the hair shaft. So with this in mind, be very mindful of how you brush.

1. Dry your hair thoroughly. Then detangle your hair carefully with a comb.

2. Divide the hair into sections, starting with the hair between your ears, falling down your neck. This way you can slowly work your way up the back of your head and over the top to the front.

3. Starting at the tips, brush slowly up the hair shaft towards the scalp. You should be going over and over the same place until it feels noticeably smooth, then move up the hair.

4. Once you reach the scalp, make good contact with the bristles to the scalp and brush all the way down the hair a few times.

5. Continue letting our more hair from above, and move through each section until all of your hair has been brushed. The longer you brush the more your hair will change.

6. You can continue to brush until your hair becomes noticeably oily.

This is when the hair is quite shiny but heavy and falls against the scalp quite flat. If you are going to brush for a long time I suggest right before bedtime, as you will be able to sleep with the oil in your hair, when no one can see how stupid your hair looks and you can wash it thoroughly in the morning. Follow the above process as often as possible. Remember that your hair is very different now, and far more fragile. Prednisone and steroids will be aging your hair. Brushing your hair properly is the best and more natural therapy I have found to keep it looking fantastic.

Remember, you can’t over brush your hair (if you are doing it right)

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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