Almost every piece of age old cinema has that one scene, where the lovely lady combs the lustrous strands falling behind her shoulders—hair, being symbolic of beauty and health in almost all cultures and literature.

Healthy hair is the result of a combination of things – your diet, the water you’re using, the products you apply, your hair brush, stress levels, blood circulation and then, there’s a whole different department for brushing your hair. Here are a few mistakes you could be making while brushing your hair…

Brushing your hair when it’s wet
 

Brushing your hair when it’s wet

Water makes hair vulnerable to breakage, so brushing your hair while it’s still wet is likely to break hair from the middle, leaving it more frizzy and damaged

Brushing your hair from the top to the bottom
 

Brushing your hair from the top to the bottom

When your hair is knotted, brushing it is like a wrestling match; the resistance from your hair and the sharp pain while combing through the knots are the biggest warning signs that you’re doing it wrong.

The right way to brush your hair? Separate your hair in horizontal sections, use the right hair brush, start from below and gently work each layer till you reach the top layer. This avoids breakage and weakening of the hair.

Avoiding the scalp
 

Avoiding the scalp

We often tend to ignore the scalp while brushing the strands. Hair begins at the root, and healthy hair growth requires adequate circulation of blood. When you brush your hair from the scalp, you provide it with the stimulation required for circulation and hence, hair growth.

Using the wrong brush
 

Using the wrong brush

Most often, we use a paddle brush to detangle hair, which can cause more breakage and damage to knotted hair. Using a wide toothed comb is ideal for detangling.

Directly brushing dry/frizzy hair
 

Directly brushing dry/frizzy hair

If you have dry hair or frizzy hair, avoid brushing your hair directly. Use a serum or even better, a shampoo that’s meant for your hair type. We love the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner. Created with a blend of weightless Vita Oils, this range helps tackle rough hair and controls frizz. This will prevent breakage of hair due to dryness.