If there's one hair routine that some might mistakenly believe to be harmless, but which is actually a beauty routine that does the hair the world of good, it's regular brushing. It's one of the most basic beauty gestures in hairdressing, and good daily brushing is essential for keeping hair healthy, perfectly detangled and shiny. However, brushing must be carried out regularly, using the right technique and, above all, the right equipment. Brushing with the "wrong" brush can have more serious consequences than not using one at all.
However, choosing the right brush is no easy task, given the different shapes, compositions, bristle types and qualities available. All the more so since you need to choose your brush according to your hair type, especially if you have fine hair. But which brush should you choose? Follow our advice to find the best brush for your fine hair.
Why brush your hair regularly?
When you brush your fine hair, you maintain and beautify it through several actions. First, by stretching your hair from roots to ends, you distribute sebum evenly. Sebum is essential for nourishing and protecting the ends, while the roots are less likely to become greasy.
As you brush your hair, you remove any impurities or dust that may have clung to it. This beauty ritual cleanses, detangles and smoothes the fiber, leaving hair shinier. For fine hair in particular, brushing is essential to aerate the hair and restore volume by loosening the roots. What's more, brushing acts like a stimulating, invigorating massage on the scalp. The scalp is better oxygenated, which in turn enhances hair growth.
How to choose a brush for fine hair?
It is essential to choose your brush according to your hair type.
First of all, the quality of a brush depends on the materials it's made of. For example, boar bristles are reputed to be particularly respectful of the hair's nature, providing maximum shine. And while nylon bristle brushes are particularly suitable for thick hair, a brush for fine, fragile hair will be made of boar bristles.
It should be noted that some brushes with lower-quality synthetic bristles can alter hair quality. Brushes with natural bristles are very soft and do not damage fine hair, while neutralizing static electricity. Metal brushes with round tips, which retain sebum, should be avoided for fine hair, as they quickly clog up and are not very effective for detangling.
The ideal brush for fine, fragile hair is one made from boar bristles, which will gently detangle your hair and leave it shiny without dishevelling. Lesser-known, brushes made from plant-derived bristles (sisal or agave) are also a less expensive alternative to boar bristle brushes. It also respects hair and scalp.
How to use your fine hair brush?
The biggest problem with fine hair is that it often tangles. So don't hesitate to use your fine hair brush morning and night. However, just as it's important to choose the right brushing tools for your hair type, it's also essential to follow a few rules to brush your hair effectively.
So for your daily brushing sessions, start with the ends, then gradually work your way up to the lengths, and finish with the roots. For a smooth blow-dry, you can always use your everyday flat brush, and for a soft blow-dry, opt for a round brush. The longer the hair, the larger the diameter of the round brush. Depending on the size of the strand you use, the movement will be more or less pronounced.
And last but not least, now that you know which hairbrush to choose, don't forget to regularly maintain your fine hair brush. After each use, always remove any hair trapped between the pins by hand or with a comb. After all, if you take good care of your brush, you'll be sure to keep it for as long as possible.