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Well Brushed

Ceux qui me connaissent vont trouver ça dingue, mais avant, je trouvais ça un peu ringard de se brosser les cheveux. Peut-être un reste de ma période punk ? Ça faisait trop maniaque, un truc que seule Bree van de Kamp aurait fait (je crois qu’en fait, la maniaque de l’histoire, c’était moi)…
 
Mais après des années de cheveux crêpés emmêlés effet nid d’oiseau, à combattre l’idée d’une chevelure bien peignée, je fais amende honorable. Et je me brosse les cheveux avec vigueur.
 
La semaine dernière, je me suis fait couper les cheveux par Jay chez Spoke & Weal (un nouveau salon super cool juste à côté du Studio), et je lui ai demandé quelle était la meilleure façon de se tirer du dilemme racines grasses / pointes mortes sèches contre lequel je lutte depuis toujours. Bien sûr, il y a des solutions classiques que j’utilise déjà comme le fait d’appliquer de l’après-shampoing sur les pointes uniquement (obsession du moment : Aveda’s Damage Remedy), d’utiliser de l’huile d’argan ou de l’huile de noix de coco sur les pointes encore humides, et enfin d‘éviter tout séchage ou lissage à chaud. MAIS l’idée qu’il m’a soufflée et à laquelle je n’avais jamais pensé, c’est le brossage.
 
Se brosser les cheveux matin et soir, pour que le sébum naturel sécrété aux racines s’étende sur toute la chevelure.
C’est vraiment super simple et facile à intégrer à son rituel quotidien si vous aussi vous avez des cheveux à tendance mixte. En plus, pas besoin d’ajouter un produit quelconque, il suffit de se brosser les cheveux des racines aux pointes : plus les pointes sont sèches, plus on brosse régulièrement…

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  • Speaking of Aveda, I bought their hair brush two years ago and really love it. I brush my hair at least once a day.

  • I wonder if there is a way to brush for the benefits without making the hair look all combed in ( 80s hair ). For girls who like unkempt messy bouncy hair.

  • Just use two brushes! I love my Mason Pearson mixed bristle for this kind of « therapeutic brushing », but it makes my hair (coarse, thick, volumey) lie flat against my head, which I too hate. So I follow with a wide toothed, vented brush (I have about five of the Conair version linked below…) and some dry shampoo if needed. Brush to the side (and back from the head), then to side-and-front. Etc. Unless you have naturally flat/fine hair that sits close to the scalp, this should restore the bounce!

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  • How about naturally curly hairs? I thought the advise is not too brush curly hair

  • I’ve definitely gone through that phase of not wanting to brush my hair — unless my hair is blown out I can’t brush it

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  • Well, my problem is I have quite curly/wavy hair so brushing it makes it go frizzy! I’m still on the fence about whether brushing is recommended for curly/wavy hair. :(

  • Si nos grand meres conseillaient 100 coups de brosse par jour, c’etait exactement pour cette raison… j’ai des cheveux longs, nombreux, fins et colores, et toujours une brosse dans mon sac…

  • I often forget about this simple thing to improve hair health. Good reminder!

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  • My hair gets oily really fast, and my ends are quite damaged. I don’t brush wet hair and not the first day after washing, but only on second and after, in the morning and at night. If I want my hair to look more voluminous, I’d use some sea salt spray or baby powder at the roots after brushing and then just tousle the hair with my fingers.

  • I find brushing with boar bristle very damaging – my hair is only healthy since I switched to shikakai and a wide-tooth comb, nothing more!

  • did your hairdresser suggest CO washing occasionally? this works great for me and my daughter as well, same principle as cleansing your face with a cleansing oil or cream cleanser instead of harsh soap, which encourages over-production of oil. I suggest looking into it or experimenting with a cheap conditioner like suave clarifying conditioner or v05 kiwi, or any silicone free conditioner, really, it is a great way to gently refresh and balance your scalp without stripping your hair of moisture, also avoid sulfates when you do use shampoo, as they begin a vicious cycle of stripping the scalp which leads to oil over production. Even sweat i find only needs a hot shower, or COwash, to rinse out, not harsh shampoo. Good luck

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