Brushing Helps Distribute Oil Throughout Your Hair
When you don’t brush your hair, the natural oils produced on your scalp tend to stay on top of your head. “Brushing your hair helps to distribute these oils throughout the entire hair shaft,” says James. This distribution of natural oils can then help naturally moisturize and reduce the appearance of greasy hair.
It Massages Your Scalp
Brushing your hair can act as a scalp massage
, which is very beneficial for your hair and scalp health. “Running a brush over the scalp and onto the hair can stimulate the epidermis and hair follicle,” says James. When you stimulate the scalp, it can help relieve stress, improve blood circulation and even improve certain scalp conditions, including an excessively oily scalp and dandruff.
It Keeps Your Hair Free of Knots
Not only are knots and tangles annoying, but James says that they can also damage your hair by causing breakage, which is why she recommends brushing your hair daily. If you need a recommendation for a good hair brush, we like the original Tangle Teezer Detangling Brush
, which effortlessly detangles both wet and dry hair without any harsh pulling or tugging.