Brushing your hair is as important as anything when it comes to preventing hair loss. Even if you don’t have much hair to brush the stimulation of the brush will massage the head and scalp. This will further clean your hair follicles of sebum and other build up on the scalp.
Brushing also needs to be in combination with keeping your hair and scalp clean with a good shampoo and conditioner.
The best kind of brush to use is a boar bristle brush. This type of brush is without a doubt the best brush to use when it comes to stimulating the scalp. There are quite a few different types of boar bristle brushes available. It will come down to a personal choice as to what is best for you.
Boar bristle brushes are available from most hair specialty shops or salons and including some better supermarkets. They can also be purchased online as well if required. You can research these online to get a better idea of what is available.
Boar bristle brushes tend to be more expensive, but the benefits gained far out way the cost of a cheaper less effective brush.
One of the main causes of hair loss is due to the hair follicles on the scalp being blocked with sebum. Correct brushing cleans the scalp and distributes the sebum from the follicle onto external hair. Sebum moisturizes the hair and that why after brushing hair quite often feels softer and more manageable. The massaging effect increases blood flow to the scalp which also stimulates hair growth, creating thicker and stronger hair.
Brushing does cause hair to fall out, but it should be remembered that this is a natural process, and by brushing it encourages new hair growth.
When brushing be careful to avoid excessive hair breakage. Try to be gentle with brushing out knots or tangles. You should not brush your hair when it is wet, as it can cause further damage.
Brushing regularly keeps your hair in good condition. Natural oils will moisturise your hair meaning that your should see an improvement in appearance and breakage, with less split ends and dry damaged hair. Your hair will be softer, more manageable and healthier as a result of using a boar bristle brush.
Brushing can assist in preventing hair loss and encourage new hair growth. For more information go to Hair Loss Vitamins.