Why Brushing and Stimulating the Scalp Is Important?
Remember that traditional myth of brushing your hair a hundred times before going to bed to make it grow faster? Well, according to this article on Cosmopolitan UK, it's likely that there is some truth to that.
Although opinions are divided on whether brushing your hair can actually make it grow better and longer, one thing remains a fact. Brushing your hair with a high-quality brush such as those with ball-tipped bristles, stimulates your scalp, and a constantly stimulated scalp is a happy scalp.
1. The Experts’ Opinions
In an interview with Allure, Francesca Fusco, a scalp expert and dermatologist from New York, affirms that brushing your hair daily will help to stimulate the scalp and improve the appearance of your hair. She further stated that brushing one’s hair with the proper brush is essential to maximizing your hair's health, strength, and glow.
2. How Does Brushing Stimulate The Scalp?
Brushing your hair stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and also distributes sebum (hair oil) along the shafts. This, on its own, enhances the hair, making it look luminous and shiny.
Proper blood circulation also delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles from where the hair grows.
3. Scalp Stimulation Also Stimulates Natural Oils In The Hair Cuticles
For example, Kent's Hand sawn combs have their edges rounded and hand-polished, and because of the smoothness of the teeth, these combs are able to glide easily without causing damage to the hair or scalp. Rather, they stimulate the natural oils inside the cuticles. ("The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft. It is formed from dead cells, overlapping in layers, which form scales that strengthen and protect the hair shaft"). The spreading of these oils enables the cuticles on every hair to lie flat, making them appear healthier, stronger, and shinier as a result.
4. Brushing The Hair Promotes Hair Health
Another expert hair stylist, Matt Fugate of the New York City’s Serge Normant Salon also gave his opinion on this. Matt insists that brushing your hair every day with the right type of brush, such as ball-tipped bristles, will help you enhance your general hair health. He says that scalp stimulation is very important and brushing your hair every day is similar to taking your scalp to the gym.
Still, you’ll need to use the right brush. You can never go wrong with ball-tipped bristles or boar bristles. These are great for stimulating the scalp without agitating it. You will, however, have to be careful of using metal or wire bristles. If you chose to use them, they will surely come with a compromise. Matt advises that people should avoid these since they can break, damage, and snap hair off.
From enhancing hair and scalp health to stimulating the natural oils in hair cuticles for healthier, stronger, and shinier hair, brushing the hair and stimulating the scalp with the right hair brush possesses a lot of benefits. What’s very important is to use the right brush so you don’t agitate the scalp unnecessarily.
However, with soft ball-tipped bristles or boar bristles, you’ll be able to treat your hair perfectly without worrying about agitating your scalp. Shop at our store for the best quality brushes from luxury brands around the world. You deserve the best your hair can get.