Detangling. How to avoid breakage?
Detangling hair: the dreaded step. This is often an unpleasant moment when we count the hairs pulled out by the brush, praying that there are 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, and at the end of this cycle, the hair dies and naturally falls 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 proper styling tool. Indeed, many unsuitable or low-quality hair brushes have the unfortunate and little-known tendency 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 pins of the hair brush, immediately pulling out the most fragile hair or even the rest! Another recurring problem with these hair brushes is the bristle placement, depending on the way they are placed on the handle or the cushion, some hairs can get stuck under the pins 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 techniques to detangle your hair
After choosing the right brush for your hair, it’s essential to perform the right gestures when detangling it. Start by detangling the ends, working your way up to the roots. 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 your 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 have been detangled one by one, you can brush the rest without fear while enjoying the massaging sensations provided by the ball tips of the hair brush on the scalp.
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!