My hair secret #1
Because I'm growing out my real color for the first time since I was 13, I'm still getting used to the color. My brain still uses the words 'brassy' and 'dirty blonde' when I look at my hair.
Hair Secret #1
It may seem obvious that we should brush. But thinking of all the girls I know- they all blow dry and color their hair. But no one brushes. I think it just went out of fashion in the 70's haha
If we want lovely hair, though, we should seriously think about bringing it back into fashion!
So brushing is not the secret. The real secrets are WHY, and WHICH brush you chose.
Let's start with WHY.
The obvious answer is to distribute oil. We know this oil is the perfect conditioner and protector of the hair.
Plus, if we don't distribute it, it builds up, and bad bacteria flourish, making smelly hair that has to be constantly washed.
But the REAL reason we should brush is for our health.
In Asian medicine, brushing your hair is necessary for wonderful health. Great hair is just a bonus.
The acupressure points at the hairline are the nervous, kidney, reproductive, and bladder.
The crown area is the heart, digestive and lungs.
And the back of the crown is the spleen, pancreas, gallbladder and liver.
Just by brushing your hair, your entire body gets much needed stimulation. If every major system in your body works better, you will have more energy and power to grow beautiful hair!
Now for WHICH brush:
I'm in my 40's and I only started brushing for a year. It's not that I haven't tried before.
Ages ago, I was researching what I could do to make my square-ish hairline become more round.
I saw pictures of a girl with the same hairline, who just learned to brush twice a day. Her hairline looked so much nicer after.
Ever since then, I've been on a mission to brush my hair too!
I bought 2 brushes over the last 10 years. They both gave me major split ends.
But MUCH worse was the tangles! Who wants to brush their hair , only to make it a big matted mess?
If I was only brushing with my head upright, I may have continued. But when I brush upside down, and flip my hair up, my hair looked like I was in a tornado!
There's nothing wrong with thick brushes, if you have THICK hair, and each strand is thick too. You may need a brush like that.
It's only been this year that I found the right brush for my fine hair.
There are far fewer bristles, and when rubbed on my palm, it's so gentle. It's called a finishing brush for shine.
This means that when I brush upside down, and flip my hair, the hairs just slide across each other. It doesn't matte up.
My hair looks tidy and well maintained- exactly what I want.
This was a life lesson for me:
Sometimes it's not the method that's giving you unfavorable results. It's the tool you're using :)