We all know this one: you brush your hair to get the knots out. Getting your hair smooth and tangle-free is the first step in just about every hairstyle, so it’s important to have a solid detangler brush in your life. Choose one with bristles that are both firm and flexible, so your brush can glide through your hair and still get the best of stubborn knots.
Make sure to use the right brushing technique to avoid damaging your hair. Don’t rake your brush from roots to tips. This method rips through knots, breaking and uprooting hairs. Instead, start by tackling the tangles at the bottom of your hair, then work your way up towards your scalp. This way, you’ll unravel snarls instead of tearing them out. Don’t brush wet hair: it’s at its most vulnerable when wet and will break easily.
Brushing also helps up your personal style game by getting rid of loose hairs before they can wind up on your outfit. On a normal day, you can lose between fifty and one hundred strands of hair, and we all know how they can get everywhere: your bathroom sink, your pillow, your cute new sweater…so brush away. Because, you know, shedding isn’t a good look on anyone.