Could Brushing Your Hair Causing Damage & Hair Fall?Mon, 15 Oct 2012
VITAMIN HB | HAIR
By Huda Heidi Kattan
You really don’t realize how lucky you are to have your hair until it starts to fall! I probably get about 8-10 emails a day just on Hair Fall alone! It seems to be one of the most common yet frustrating things any person can go through. I remember calling my husband after my hair started to fall out in chunks after giving birth. I called him crying, and all he could say was “it’s ok” which meant I cried even more since he didn’t get it. It wasn’t about how he would feel whether I lost all my hair, it was about how I felt with my scalp showing through REALLY strong! So that brings me to this very annoying yet popular issue, is brushing our hair the cause behind hair fall?
I’m obsessed with beauty but also the science behind it, so when I go to beauty seminars I’m always the one to sit pull the scientist aside and ask them a million questions! One of the things I find most interesting is learning about daily things we do that some times cause the most damage! It seems like no matter who I talk to, they always say the same thing about brushing your hair and that seems to be when so many women actually cause the most damage!
Brushing Your Hair While Wet:
Your hair is most sensitive to damage while it’s wet, so brushing it is a Big fat NO! Brush your hair before you bathe, or use a comb while it wet and brush GENTLY!
Brushing Your Hair 100 Times Per Day:
I know so many people believe that brushing your hair 100 times per day is a must, but the truth is that you really don’t need to brush your hair that much! Just enough to get the tangles out and that’s it! So if it’s just 10-20 times, that’s enough!
Does Brushing Cause Hair Fall:
Brushing your hair might not be the direct result of hair fall, but constant pulling on your hair is not good for the hair follicle! It’s important to lightly brush and keep it to a minimum! This will show thicker hair long term!
Does Brushing Cause Damage:
Brushing your hair is one of the easiest ways to cause damage! Make sure to avoid brushing your hair while wet, and when you dry brush, use a boar bristle brush that will detangle and be most gentle on your hair!