Combing V/s Brushing
Brushing hair is more beneficial than combing since brushing stimulates the scalp and thereby promotes blood circulation. We discuss some advantages and disadvantages of combing and brushing and leave it to you to decide what is best for your hair.
Brushing - Brushing hair with natural boar bristle brush is good for your hair, it removes any residue of hair products and also helps in an even distribution of the natural scalp oil. You can also use wooden bristles or plastic/nylon bristles, but ensure that the brush is of good quality to avoid tearing of hair. Brushing also provides a light massage to the scalp since the ball tips of the brush work on your scalp. It leaves a tingling sensation on your scalp for few seconds even after you are done brushing.
It is said to promote hair growth since the blood circulation improves and the follicles are activated. But do not over brush your hair, this can be harmful. The ideal time to be spent on brushing is approximately 2 minutes, anything more than that is stressful for your hair. The common myth about brushing hair a hundred times is actually dangerous for your hair, it can cause your hair to split and break. Hair brushing enhances the natural shine in hair, it also creates volume and bounce. It is important to choose the right hair brush.
Combing – Combing hair rigorously can cause hair fall, so keep the strokes gentle. Also excessive combing is harmful for your hair, do not comb your hair several times combing 2 to 3 times in a day is good enough. Do not use a fine toothed comb on wet hair, it will pull the hair and cause breakage. Always use a wide toothed comb to remove tangles and knots from your hair. Never buy a cheap comb because it is of poor quality and usually sharp.
Always keep your combs and brushes clean, to wash them soak it in warm water with a mild shampoo or soap for half an hour and then rinse it thoroughly. Cleaning is required at least once in a month.