Can you brush curly hair? Is it a good idea and what happens when you do brush out your curls?
Welcome back to Day 4 of the Hair Romance Good Hair Q&A series. I’m creating new videos to answer your hair questions, because if you’re brave enough to ask it, you know that most of your friends are probably are wondering about it too.
This question came from my Hair Romance Crew (this is my free Facebook group and you can join just by clicking here – I just ask a simple question about how you found me because I’m really curious to know). The collective knowledge in this group is just fantastic.
Here’s the question from Deb:
“I am curious about brushing and combing curly hair. I am currently only combing when my hair is wet and not brushing at all as it causes frizzy hair but I miss combing my hair every day. Is this really going to cause a problem aside from possibly pulling hair out if it’s tangled? I am washing every five to seven days and co wash with conditioner every two to three days and use a scant bit of gel.”
Can you Brush Curly Hair?
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I love this question because it’s all about creating a hair routine that suits you.
This is what happens when I brush my hair:
And while it’s totally fun and I did wear it out like this (admittedly just to the salon) it might not be as wearable in your life.
Instead of brushing, detangling it at the end of the day with a little water spray or leave in conditioner might work or alternatively, adding in a head massage as part of your hair routine. It can be a nice way to mark the end of the day, to relax and unwind.
Check out my tips on head massages here. They’re the best thing you can do to help promote blood flow to your scalp which in turn can help promote hair growth too.
If you’re looking for some curly hairbrushes, these are the ones that I recommend:
- Wide Tooth Comb from ghd – Available worldwide & USA
- Mason Pearson Brush – best for wavy hair – Available worldwide
- The Denman Brush – Available worldwide
- Tangle Teezer – Available worldwide
Tell me, what happens when you brush your curly hair?
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My hair has slowly turned curly, it started wavy and moved to intense curls. I have normally straightened my hair but I am so sick of doing that every morning. But my curls are dry and not great looking, I was wondering what products to use after showering to make them more defined. I am so grateful for your website and I just brought your books. Thanks for all the help!!
I hope that there are some here old enough to remember Gilda Radner’s character from SNL, Roseanne Roseannadanna. That is what my hair looks like when I brush it out. It is a terrible mess! I wish my hair looked as good as yours did in this article. For the most part I NEVER brush mine out but sometimes the mood strikes me and it never disappoints for just how triangular my do gets.