Many of us have heard that you are meant to brush through your hair 100 times in a row. You may have heard the rumour at school. Alternatively you heard that it is what fairy-tale princesses do – and they always get the charming prince! But do you really need to be brushing your hair 100 times?
In all honesty, who has time for that? 15 strokes in and your phone rings, the kids need something, someone knocks at the door or you think about something else and forget what number you are at!
So is it true or false that you should be brushing your hair 100 times? That is exactly what we are looking at in this blog post.
So, the theory is that brushing your hair 100 times a day makes it soft and silky. The thought process behind this makes sense. Brushing your hair will help distribute your natural oils throughout your hair. However, 100 strokes of the brush? That’s a bit excessive. Actually it is completely pointless and could do you more harm than good.
Brushing your hair too often, with too much force or the wrong style of hairbrush can cause damage. It can cause hair breakage, hair cuticle damage. Check the brush bristles too. Brushing your hair 100 times can also result in your hair looking and feeling frizzy and out of control, or greasy!
You should brush your hair enough so tangles and knots and smoothed out. When your brush flows seamlessly through your hair then you have brushed your hair enough.
When brushing your hair try and go from the scalp and root. This is the best way to distribute all those natural oils and it will help give your hair a natural shine. Brushing your hair will also help stimulate the scalp which promotes healthy hair growth.
And, we know you’ll find this hard to believe, but brushing your hair 100 times won’t even turn you into a fairy-tale princess!!!